Dec 10, 2014

Winter bonuses up sharply for government employees

Japanese government workers in nonmanagerial posts received winter bonuses Wednesday, with the average amounting to ¥691,600, up ¥119,800 from a year before. The sharp increase reflects the enactment last month of a bill calling for increasing the salaries and bonuses of national civil servants ...

Nov 5, 2014

Summer salary bonuses rise at fastest pace in 23 years

Average salary bonuses this summer rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier to ¥370,550, marking the fastest pace of growth in 23 years, the labor ministry said Wednesday. It was the second consecutive year of gain in summer bonuses and the largest percentage increase ...

Dec 3, 2013

Salaries extend slide as inflation takes root

Salaries extended the longest tumble since 2010, increasing pressure on household finances as inflation begins to take root. Regular wages excluding overtime and bonuses fell 0.4 percent in October from a year earlier, a 17th straight monthly decline, according to labor ministry data released ...