Tag - tomoko-yoshino



Tomoko Yoshino, president of Rengo, attends a meeting in 2022.
Nov 17, 2023
Japan's largest labor union to seek worker pay hikes beyond 2024
Rengo said last month it will demand wage hikes totaling 5% or more next year.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan head Kenta Izumi (left) and the Democratic Party for the People leader Yuichiro Tamaki (right) attend a Rengo convention in Tokyo on Thursday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 5, 2023
Kishida’s attendance at union event offers hint at electoral strategy
The prime minister attended the event in his latest effort to court union members and expand his party's electoral base.
Japan Times
Apr 29, 2023
Kishida attends May Day rally as he seeks to promote track record on wages
Kishida's attendance made him the first prime minister to attend the event in nine years.
Japan Times
Apr 5, 2023
Japan unions win biggest pay hikes in 30 years, interim tally shows
Labor unions won their biggest pay hikes in 30 years in the 2023 negotiations, Rengo said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Jan 17, 2023
Japan’s largest trade union head says 2023 is pivotal for wages
Trade union leader has stressed the importance of moving toward continued wage growth in the face of rapid inflation and economic stagnation.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 6, 2023
Kishida again puts LDP-DPP tie-up in spotlight with labor union appearance
The DPP is strongly backed by members of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, and the labor group's leader has moved the organization closer to the LDP.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 1, 2022
Rengo formalizes plan to demand 5% pay hike
The lifting of the pay-scale target and regular salary growth from around 4% set for 2022 negotiations is aimed at having wages reflect rising prices.
Japan Times
May 12, 2022
Japan’s main labor group is drawing closer to the LDP. Some say too close.
Closer ties between Rengo and the ruling LDP would deeply concern opposition leaders, who rely on the union's 7 million members for electoral support.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 18, 2022
As election nears, Rengo chief makes rare appearance at LDP meeting
The participation of Tomoko Yoshino has bolstered the view that the ruling LDP is seeking to drive a wedge between Japan's main opposition party and Rengo, the nation's largest labor group.
Japan Times
Nov 29, 2021
Japan labor boss finds widespread resistance to female leaders
Tomoko Yoshino is considering ways to provide practical training for women in presentation and persuasion skills to help them advance.
Japan Times
Sep 28, 2021
Japan's largest labor body a step closer to having first female president
The successor of Rikio Kozu, 65, the head of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, known as Rengo, is expected to be picked at a regular convention on Oct. 6.


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