Jan 23, 2017

Keidanren chief urges member firms to hike pay as spring wage talks kick off

Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), urged member companies Monday to increase pay on an annual basis, including bonuses and allowances, as part of this year's spring wage negotiations, known as shunto. Following the 2015 Christmas Day overwork-related suicide of a 24-year-old ...

Nov 22, 2016

Keidanren urges government to boost number of foreign workers

The Japan Business Federation, or Keidanren, is calling on the government to take measures to allow more foreign nationals to work in Japan in fields involving research and development as well as to ease labor shortages. In its policy proposal made Monday, the nation's biggest ...

Nov 16, 2016

Keidanren urges member firms to end excessive overtime

The Japan Business Federation on Tuesday called on its 1,300 member companies to take thorough measures to prevent excessive overtime, following the suicide of a female worker due to overwork at advertising firm Dentsu Inc. last year. The move comes as the largest business lobby ...

Jan 25, 2016

Keidanren chief pushes for serious talks on wage hikes

The head of the influential Keidanren business lobby on Monday called on management and labor unions to hold "thorough negotiations" on wage hikes to help Japan declare an exit from years of deflation, as the annual talks shift into top gear. Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of ...

Keidanren asks Park to hold Japan-South Korea summit

/ May 14, 2015

Keidanren asks Park to hold Japan-South Korea summit

A delegation from Japan's most influential business lobby on Wednesday asked South Korean President Park Geun-hye to hold one-on-one talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which would be the first since the two leaders took office. During a meeting at the Blue House in Seoul, ...

Keidanren chief to meet South Korea's president next week

May 8, 2015

Keidanren chief to meet South Korea's president next week

Sadayuki Sakakibara, head of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation), Japan's most influential business lobby, will meet South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Seoul next Wednesday, the Japan-Korea Economic Association said Friday. Mikio Sasaki, the association's head and an adviser to trading house Mitsubishi Corp., will also ...

Keidanren, Suntory chiefs named to economic advisory panel

Sep 5, 2014

Keidanren, Suntory chiefs named to economic advisory panel

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Friday confirmed that the head of the nation's most powerful business lobby and the incoming president of brewer Suntory Holdings Ltd. will join the government's key economic advisory panel. Sadayuki Sakakibara, chairman of Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation), and ...

Aug 30, 2014

Keidanren chief Sakakibara may be tapped for key policy panel

Sadayuki Sakakibara is likely to become the first Keidanren chief to sit on the government's top economic policy panel in six years, sources close to the matter said. The head of Japan's most powerful business lobby is likely to be tapped as a private-sector member ...

With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief

Jun 3, 2014

With eye on corporate tax cut, Keidanren OKs new chief

Keidanren appointed Sadayuki Sakakibara as the new chairman of the country's most powerful business lobby on Tuesday. The business lobby, also known as the Japan Business Federation, approved the nomination of Sakakibara, chairman of fiber and textile maker Toray Industries Inc., at a general meeting. ...