Business Jan 19, 2016

Keidanren seeking annual wage increases at 2016 negotiations

Keidanren is calling on member companies to consider annual income growth for workers as the 2016 wage talks between management and employees get under way. Company managers do not need to stick to pay-scale hikes, according to Keidanren's guidance for corporate executives, released Tuesday. The report ...

Business Dec 24, 2015

Abe, BOJ urge higher wages; businesses unconvinced

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda on Thursday applied fresh pressure on companies to do their part in putting a sustained end to deflation by boosting wages and investment. But the head of the nation's biggest business lobby offered only ...

Business Jan 9, 2014

Automobile labor union confederation to demand basic wage hike

The Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions said Thursday it will request a basic wage hike at the annual labor-management wage talks this spring. But the labor group, with a membership of around 762,000, did not set a unified numerical target for increased wages, taking ...