Executives' Comments  Press Conferences   Chairman Sakakibara's Statements and Comments
at His Press Conference

Oct. 27, 2014

Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations

I would like to express my sincere respect for Minister Amari and Japanese government officials who devoted themselves with diligence in the very intense negotiations. I heard important progress was made in the TPP ministerial meeting that ended today in Sydney, and I hope they will continue the negotiations with their utmost effort toward reaching a broad agreement by the end of this year. I expect that TPP summit talks will be held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum next month in Beijing and that a broad agreement will be made among the top leaders.

Worker dispatching Act Amendment

The three main points of the bill to revise the worker-dispatching law are: (1) it would set the environment for only worker dispatch companies with good business records to be able to join temporary staffing business, (2) the complicated system under the current law will become easier to understand, and (3) stabilization of employment and support for career advancement of dispatched workers will be enhanced. All of these will lead to improvements in the current system, and I think it will be beneficial to the temporary staffing service providers, the businesses where temporary personnel are dispatched and the workers themselves.