Salarymen's allowance falls to 1982 level

Jul 3, 2013

Salarymen's allowance falls to 1982 level

The average Japanese husband’s monthly allowance slumped to the lowest level since 1982 at the start of the financial year as workers await the dividends promised by “Abenomics.” Salarymen’s spending money, typically set by wives managing family budgets, was ¥38,457, down 3 percent from ...

Jan 23, 2013

Teachers retire to dodge benefit cut

Twenty-five teachers in Saga Prefecture retired by the end of December, three months earlier than scheduled, before the prefectural government cut their retirement allowance on Jan. 1, board of education officials said Wednesday. The teachers, as well as 11 school officials, quit before the ...