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 Dec 3, 2013

Salaries extend slide as inflation takes root

Salaries extended the longest tumble since 2010, increasing pressure on household finances as inflation begins to take root. Regular wages excluding overtime and bonuses fell 0.4 percent in October from a year earlier, a 17th straight monthly decline, according to labor ministry data released Tuesday. ...