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Keidanren submits proposal to gov't to empower women in workforce

Japan's largest business lobby, the Japan Business Federation, submitted a proposal Tuesday to the government for improving women's advancement in the workforce. In the proposal handed to gender equality minister Masako Mori by Hideaki Omiya, the federation's vice chairman, the lobby known as Keidanren asks its roughly 1,300 member firms to draw up action plans to appoint more women as board members and managers.

Japan business lobby calls for NZ's efforts to strike TPP deal

The head of Japan's most influential business lobby on Monday called on New Zealand to play an active role toward concluding talks for a Pacific free trade pact, as the 12 negotiating members struggle to overcome their differences. Japan Business Federation Chairman Hiromasa Yonekura was in New Zealand on Monday and met with the country's Prime Minister John Key, who said that striking a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is important for Tokyo-Wellington economic collaboration, according to the federation known as Keidanren.

Businesses in Japan frustrated by lack of progress in TPP talks

Business leaders in Japan have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of progress in the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks involving 12 Pacific Rim countries after ministers ended their talks without an agreement in Singapore on Tuesday. The leaders plan to continue their calls on the Japanese government to conclude the TPP talks, arguing no agreement would mean Japan cannot take advantage of potential growth in other parts of Asia through trade liberalization.

Business leaders welcome Masuzoe's victory against antinuclear foes

Japanese business leaders welcomed on Sunday former health minister Yoichi Masuzoe's victory in the Tokyo gubernatorial election against antinuclear opponents. "We are hoping that the new governor will work well with the state on a host of matters such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics," Hiromasa Yonekura, leader of the Japan Business Federation, said in a statement.

Canon chairman to become Tokyo Olympic honorary president

Japan is set to appoint Canon Inc. Chairman Fujio Mitarai as honorary president of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, a source familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The committee for the 2020 Olympics was formally established last Friday, with former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori serving as president and former Vice Finance Minister Toshiro Muto as chief executive officer.

Next Keidanren chief vows to help Japanese economy beat deflation

Sadayuki Sakakibara, the incoming chairman of Japan's most influential business lobby Keidanren, said Monday he would do his utmost to revitalize the Japanese economy and help it exit from prolonged deflation, led by the private sector. "We will take the lead and risks to increase capital investments, research and development investments and opportunities for employment," Sakakibara, chairman of fiber and textile maker Toray Industries Inc., said at a news conference in Tokyo.

Keidanren announces to appoint Sakakibara as next chief

Keidanren said Tuesday it has decided to appoint Toray Industries Inc. Chairman Sadayuki Sakakibara as the next chief of Japan's most influential business lobby to accelerate the country's economic revival led by the private sector as a leader from a manufacturing company.

Next Keidanren chairman pledges commitment to economic revitalization

Sadayuki Sakakibara, set to become the next chairman of Japan's most influential business lobby Keidanren, said Tuesday he will do his utmost to help ensure revitalization of the Japanese economy. "The business community and the government should cooperate as two wheels (of the same axle)" under the Abenomics policy mix of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Sakakibara told Kyodo News. Later in the day, the Japan Business Federation is set to officially name Sakakibara as its next chairman to serve from June.

Next Keidanren chairman pledges commitment to economic revitalization

Sadayuki Sakakibara, set to become the next chairman of Japan's most influential business lobby Keidanren, said Tuesday he will do his utmost to help ensure revitalization of the Japanese economy. "The business community and the government should cooperate as two wheels (of the same axle)" under the Abenomics policy mix of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Sakakibara told Kyodo News. Later in the day, the Japan Business Federation is set to officially name Sakakibara as its next chairman to serve from June.

Japan business leaders, China agree to boost economic cooperation

A delegation of executives from top Japanese companies agreed Wednesday with China's major economic planning agency to promote cooperation on energy saving, antipollution programs and other areas that would contribute to the world's second-largest economy's sustainable development, a Japanese official said. The delegation of the Japan-China Economic Association and senior officials of the National Development and Reform Commission, which directs national macroeconomic policy, discussed in Beijing the latest economic situation between the two countries.
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