Sep 11, 2013

Minimum wage to rise to ¥764 per hour on average

A revision to the tax system in October will add ¥15 to the average minimum wage, which will climb to ¥764 an hour, the labor ministry says. It is the largest year-on-year rise since ¥17 in fiscal 2010. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has urged ...

Aug 20, 2013

Minimum wage uptick

labor ministry advisory council recommends a 2 percent uptick in the minimum hourly wage to ¥763. But consumer price increases could offset the wage rise.