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December 17, 2016
By Yuri, Ataway HR Manager

Ataway Japan recently held an outing event to express its gratitude to the families of the employees for their support this year. This year, the outing was held on October 15th and 16th in Shizuoka prefecture (Ito, Numazu, and Mishima) where the group was able to see Mt. Fuji (Japan’s tallest mountain) and cross Japan’s longest suspension bridge. The employees and families were able to relax in a traditional Japanese ryokan as well as enjoy the local foods and hot springs. 

October 25, 2013
By Frederic Portal, Ataway Director of Strategy and Alliance

According to an article recently published in the New York Times, Japan will move forward with a plan to increase the national sales tax to 8 percent (from its current level of 5 percent) effective April 2014.

Legislation previously passed by Parliament gave the government scope for this move if legislators felt the economy was strong enough. And indeed, recent data have confirmed the Japanese economy has been on a solid recovery path, clearing the way for the tax increase.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said the tax hike is seen as crucial to tackling Japan’s staggering national debt -- proportionately the worst among industrialized nations at more than twice the size of the economy -- but there are also fears that higher taxes will hit consumer demand and blunt Japan's nascent recovery. To soften the blow of the tax hike, Abe has plans to launch a 5 trillion yen (USD$51 billion) stimulus package in order to avoid any negative impact the tax increase may have on the nation's budding economic recovery. The stimulus could return around 2 percentage points of the tax rate increase to consumers and companies.

So how exactly will the new tax regulations impact companies operating in Japan?

September 30, 2013
By The Ataway News Team

Ataway is pleased to announce the launch of our new Spanish and Japanese-language websites!  Please visit the Spanish site at, and the Japanese site at

Nuevo sitio Web!

Ataway se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de su nuevo sitio web en español! Visite el nuevo sitio en


日本語での新しいホームページが完成いたしました。 からアクセスしてみてください!

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