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Union wins revision of ‘36 agreement’ on overtime exceeding gov’t-set danger line for death from overwork

A local of the Japan Metal, Manufacturing, Information and Telecommunication Workers’ Union (JMITU) has succeeded in changing the so-called “36 agreement” and decreasing the upper limit on overtime to 80 hours per month.

Opposition leaders agree to take concrete steps toward fielding unified candidates in Upper House election

Leaders of six opposition parties agreed to enter swiftly into negotiations for fielding a unified opposition candidate in all 32 single-seat constituencies in this summer’s House of Councilors election.

Shii: Let us engage in Diet discussions leading to JCP advance in this year’s major elections

On the opening day of the 198th ordinary Diet session, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo called on JCP lawmakers to conduct Diet discussions that will pave the way for a JCP advance in the upcoming nationwide local elections and House of Councilors election.

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