Feb 21, 2017

Japan aims to attract more foreign workers amid growth in tourism

The government compiled a plan Tuesday to ease visa restrictions for foreign workers in designated special economic zones to address the growing need for tourism services. The move signals a shift in the nation's immigration policy, which has traditionally focused on allowing only highly skilled ...

/ Jan 25, 2017

Japan urged to tap young workforce ahead of 2030: report

Japan should tap the potential of young workers and encourage more people in their 30s and 40s to become chief executive officers, as part of a reform to revitalize the economy toward 2030, a government task force said Wednesday. Amid the graying of its society, ...

Major Japanese firms' winter bonuses up for fourth straight year

Dec 22, 2016

Major Japanese firms' winter bonuses up for fourth straight year

Winter bonuses at Japanese companies employing more than 500 people averaged ¥880,736 ($7,500), up 0.02 percent from the previous year and rising for the fourth straight year, the country's major business lobby said Wednesday. Winter bonuses at Japanese manufacturers averaged ¥900,490, up 0.47 percent and ...