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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 25, 2023
LDP aims to bolster ties with Japan's largest trade union
The administration of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is making efforts to win over Rengo, a key supporter of opposition parties, which has 7 million union members.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 19, 2023
Japanese banks face ‘gender washing’ spotlight on its managers
The issue has broader implications for other industries in Japan, which has long lagged behind global counterparts for workplace diversity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 14, 2023
Despite surging incomes, Japanese women earn 75% less than men
Around 70% of female workers are employed in part-time or nonpermanent jobs, which often mean lower pay and fewer opportunities for advancement.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 8, 2023
Boosting young workers' pay key to reversing Japan's low birthrate
More support to child-rearing and wage growth are two key engines to reverse the low birthrate trend, economists have said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 7, 2023
Japan real wages extend fall in challenge for next BOJ chief
Real cash earnings for Japan’s workers dropped 2.6% from a year earlier in February, matching economists’ forecast, the labor ministry reported Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
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
COMMENTARY / Japan
Mar 29, 2023
Japan wants wage winners. Is it ready for losers?
Prime Minister Kishida has urged firms to boost workers’ pay. That would require more social upheaval than the country is prepared to accept.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 18, 2023
BOJ’s path in focus after Japan labor unions win big pay raises
The results were above economist expectations and follow the BOJ governor's comments that suggested sustained pay hikes of 3% are needed for the bank to normalize its massive easing policy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 17, 2023
Japan's labor unions confirm average wage hikes of 3.8%, marking a three-decade high
The preliminary survey of 805 unions affiliated with Rengo showed an average hike of ¥11,844 ($89) per month, according to the labor organization.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 15, 2023
Major Japanese firms agree to hefty wage hikes amid rising prices
Policymakers, economists and employees are closely watching this year’s wage talks to see whether momentum toward higher pay is finally gaining force.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2023
BOJ debated feasibility of tweaking yield control in January, minutes show
The board also agreed inflation and wages could overshoot expectations, suggesting a phase-out of its massive stimulus remains on the cards when Kazuo Ueda takes over as governor.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2023
Why Japan's spring wage talks are a big deal this year
Every March, management of major Japanese firms meet with unions for wage talks across industries that set the tone for employees' pay in the new fiscal year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 15, 2023
New Toyota CEO joins merit-based pay argument as inflation rises
Koji Sato, who will take over at the helm of the world’s largest carmaker next month, said the company’s goal is to become more innovative with its labor force, rather than just efficient.
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SOCCER
Mar 10, 2023
Canadian women accuse soccer federation of disrespect in pay dispute
Record breaking goalscorer Christine Sinclair said she and her compatriots were 'forced to negotiate in the dark.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2023
Wage hikes at Japan’s small firms closely watched for BOJ clues
It’s the salary decisions at smaller companies without unions that will indicate how widespread wage gains really are.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Mar 7, 2023
Japan real wages slump most since 2014 despite government push for more pay
Real cash earnings for Japan’s workers declined 4.1% from a year earlier in January, slipping for a 10th consecutive month, suggesting Japan is still far from a virtuous economic cycle.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 4, 2023
Average pay hike demanded by unions in Japan tops 4%
Companies are apparently 'moving to invest in human resources' against a backdrop of rising prices and labor shortages, Rengo President Tomoko Yoshino said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Mar 2, 2023
After years of sluggish growth, are wage hikes finally gaining steam in Japan?
While bigger firms have been more inclined to raise pay amid high inflation and a labor shortage, whether or not this trend spreads to smaller companies is being closely watched.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 1, 2023
Japanese banking giants bump up graduate starting salaries in talent war
Wage hikes by Japanese companies are in the spotlight this year, as the possible exit of the central bank’s ultraeasy monetary policy hinges largely on sustained salary growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2023
The biggest earners may not be the smartest workers, study says
The study found that higher general intelligence was correlated to higher wages — but only up to a threshold of about 600,000 Swedish krona ($57,300) a year.

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