• Japan’s Employment System on Trial

    Japanese labor and compensation practices are under renewed scrutiny amid persistent wage stagnation. In this series we reassess the once-hailed, now widely reviled “Japanese employment system.”

    Photo: President Yoshino Tomoko, at center, and others of the Japanese Trade Union Confederation rallying union members at a Chiyoda, Tokyo, assembly for the 2023 spring wage offensive on March 7, 2023. © Jiji.