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Japan in the News: August 10-17

Aug. 18, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news: Solar power helps Japan sweat out record heat wave Corporate Japan rakes in record quarterly profit Japan falls into red in goods trade in July on costlier oil Japanese utilities buy into vast offshore wind farm in UK Tokyo tops list of most innovate cities thanks to 3D technology, robotics Minimum wages ... Read more

Japan in the News: July 28 - August 3

Aug. 3, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan manufacturing PMI slows to 11-month low  Japan OK with Britain joining the TPP Japan welcomes Britain's willingness to join TPP, pledges support Japan's labor market remains tight in June, jobless rate slightly up Japan's industrial output down 2.1% with weak semiconductor machinery Govt ponders residency for more ... Read more

Japan in the News: July 21 - July 27

July 27, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:   Japan's 'sharing economy' estimated at 500 bil. yen Japan's average minimum wage should be raised to 874 yen per hour: panel ¥26 increase in minimum wage urged Separate agency eyed to handle increase in foreign workers Bank of Japan tightening not before October, experts say Japan aims to make all ... Read more

Scotland and Yokohama sign joint action pact

July 27, 2018

The Scottish Government and the City of Yokohama have signed a joint declaration on collaboration, in the areas of culture and tourism, marine and subsea industries, and sports and education, under the principle of “growing together.” Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs, penned the deal with Mayor Fumiko Hayashi on 4th July, marking the ... Read more

Japan plans to implement Telework Days Initiative from July 23 to 27

June 25, 2018

  Teleworking has already been recognized as a key part of Japan’s “work style reform” initiative in a bid to ease congestion and promote more effective work conditions.    “In the past, working long hours was considered a virtue, but this thinking will not hold up in the future,” Hiroshi Ohnishi, a planner at the Ministry of Economy, Trade ... Read more

Japan in the News: June 9 - June 15

June 15, 2018

The latest developments in Japanese news:    Japan, Canada vow to promote WTO, TPP against US trade policy  Tokyo govt hopes ‘solar road’ will lead to greener power Japan economy expected to rebound from dip, economists say Ministry mulling tough safety regulation for aircraft makers Japan to provide $50 bil. finance aid for Indo-Pacific infrastructure Labor shortage prods Japan ... Read more

Culture Boosts Business

June 13, 2018

New research shows that Hull’s position as UK City of Culture 2017 resulted in £220mn of investment as well as the establishment of 131 new businesses and 800 jobs in the city in the past calendar year. Moreover, thanks to the boost to Hull’s reputation, financial benefits are expected to be long-term. The findings have strengthened ... Read more

FCIJ Business Confidence Survey Spring 2018

April 18, 2018

ABOUT FCIJ AND THE SURVEY The Foreign Chambers in Japan (FCIJ) is an informal organization comprised of foreign chambers of commerce and business groups in Japan mainly for the purpose of information exchange and enhancement of the activities of the component organizations. Since the survey's inception in the spring of 2002, the results (at http://www.fcc ... Read more

Brexit and the Year to Come

April 2, 2018

The Economist Intelligence Unit has come out with their White Paper report "A year to go: how Brexit will affect the UK economy". The report covers the bases of how Brexit is expected to affect the job industry, regulation processes, and sectors of the economy. There is still a year to go until Brexit is put in the ... Read more

Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey

Feb. 16, 2018

The 19th edition of the Robert Walters annual Salary Survey has arrived. The 2018 summary report shows professional salaries and recruitment trends from across the globe. Robert Walters Salary Survey covers 28 countries including Japan. This edition is focoused on Japanese employment trends in a dynamically growing country. It highlights a shift from traditional business practice to an ... Read more