DUJAT News Coverage on Japan – updated on 5 June 2016

News from and on Japan in the week of May 30, 2016

All women on deck, was does Japanese companies do with their profits? and happiness in Japan


News often hovers between the big and the small: the biggest news was PM Abe’s decision to delay the VAT increase from April 2017 to autumn 2019 The retail news was the rescue of a 7 year old boy, this week’s hero, who survived one week in the forests of Hokkaido in an army barrack. But there was more, such as on the pay-outs of Japanese corporate profits,




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Have a great Sunday and working week!


Radboud Molijn



DUJAT | Dutch & Japanese Trade Federation

Radboud Molijn | Managing Director