Gov Panel Begins Discussion On Reforming Working Practices In Japan

Gov panel begins discussion on reforming working practices in JapanPrime Minister Shinzo Abe called Tuesday for "speed and action" in formulating recommendations for reforming Japan's working practices at the inaugural meeting of a panel on the matter.
The panel of Cabinet ministers and experts from the private sector, chaired by Abe, plans to compile its proposals by March.

"(Having considered) the legislation and policy necessary to reform working practices, I hope (for the panel) to compile a concrete action plan within the current fiscal year and submit a relevant bill to the Diet with a sense of urgency," Abe said at the meeting.