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Japan PM to visit Toyota headquarters ahead of election, sources say

Exclusive 12:35 10 Jun, 2022

Japan PM to visit Toyota headquarters ahead of election, sources say

Japan PM to visit Toyota headquarters ahead of election, sources say

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Toyota Motor Corp's headquarters as early as next week, two people familiar with the matter said, highlighting his push for higher wages ahead of next month's upper house elections, Qazet.az reports.

Toyota, Japan's largest and most valuable company, proposed the visit to Toyota city in central Japan, according to the people, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

he automaker, broadly seen as a bellwether for Japan Inc, agreed to fully meet its union's demand for annual salary and bonus hikes during annual labour talks earlier this year.

A Toyota spokesperson declined to comment on the visit.