Jan 8, 2016

Japan's real wages fell in November for first drop in five months

Japan’s real wages decreased for the first time in five months in November as a decline in special pay, including bonuses, kept overall wages from rising as fast as consumer prices, the government said Friday. Average inflation-adjusted wages fell 0.4 percent from the same ...

Dec 4, 2015

Salaries rose 0.7% in October but bonuses expected to lag

Salaries grew 0.7 percent in October from the previous year to an average of ¥266,309, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said in a preliminary report Friday. The fourth consecutive month of salary growth reflects the pay-scale hike decided at this year’s shunto spring ...

Pay for workers in Japan up 0.5 percent in August

Oct 5, 2015

Pay for workers in Japan up 0.5 percent in August

The average monthly pay among workers in Japan in August rose 0.5 percent from a year earlier to ¥272,382 ($2,270), up for the second consecutive month, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said in a preliminary report on Monday. Base salaries increased thanks to ...