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Nishikawa Rubber Taps Yoshitomo Fukuoka to Be New President

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161), a rubber manufacturer of automotive parts such as weatherstrips and seal material, unofficially selected a new president at a board meeting convened on May 12. The company offered the position of president and CEO to Managing Director Yoshitomo Fukuoka, aged 64. The decision will be formalized at a regular shareholder and board meeting scheduled for...

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Nishikawa Rubber’s Sales Flat in Q1, Yet Profits up Significantly

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) recorded significant increases in operating and pretax profits for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, despite sales being flat. With regards to quarterly net profit for the same April–June period, the company allocated reserves for the loss that it took on an antitrust law matter, the nonrecurring expense leading to a posted loss of 11.995...

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Nishikawa Rubber Agrees to Settle in US Antitrust Probe

Nishikawa Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5161) announced on July 20 that it has agreed to plead guilty and pay $130 million in fines for infringement of U.S. antitrust law through the company’s sales of automotive sealing parts. Nishikawa Rubber had fully cooperated with the U.S. Department of Justice in its investigation into the company’s automobile sealing products, and has decided to...

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Japan Rubber Workers Union Confederation Negotiates 1,010 Yen Pay Scale Increase

The settlement results for labor force wages and annual bonuses have started to come out from the “spring offensive” negotiations in Japan. The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation is comprised of 58 member unions. Forty-eight of those put forth wage demands to the companies of the unions’ respective labor forces, from which 20 unions have reached conclusions. Regarding annual bonuses, 45...

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Japan’s Rubber Unions Scale Back Spring Offensive Wage Demands

The Japanese Rubber Workers Union Confederation (JRWUC) has largely completed its spring labor offensive, and unions have submitted wage demands at most large rubber manufacturers. According to the JRWUC, 45 out of 58 unions have submitted their wage demands, and despite discrepancies between sectors such as tires, automobile parts, and industrial goods, wage increase demands are trending downward from the...

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