National Jan 19, 2017

Dentsu taps Toshihiro Yamamoto as new president in wake of 'karoshi' case

Dentsu Inc. decided Thursday to promote Senior Vice President Toshihiro Yamamoto to president, replacing Tadashi Ishii who will step down to take responsibility for the overwork-related suicide of a young employee. Under the leadership of 58-year-old Yamamoto, effective Monday, Japan's top advertising agency faces the ...

Japan's regular wages increase for a seventh straight month

Business / Economy Nov 9, 2015

Japan's regular wages increase for a seventh straight month

Regular wages in Japan rose for a seventh consecutive month as the government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe presses businesses to boost salaries. Base pay climbed 0.4 percent in September from a year earlier, the labor ministry said Monday. Overall labor cash earnings, which include ...

Business Aug 7, 2014

National bureaucrats to get first pay raise in seven years

The National Personnel Authority on Thursday recommended giving civil servants an average raise of 0.27 percent and increasing their bonus by 0.15 of their monthly salary. Neither has risen in seven years. The pay hike, being made to keep pace with a slight climb in private-sector ...

Business Mar 4, 2014

Base salaries up for first time in 22 months in January

Salaries increased for the first time in nearly two years in January as companies boosted pay for part-timers, aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to end 15 years of deflation. Base pay excluding bonuses and overtime rose 0.1 percent from a year earlier, the first ...