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The net bonus income of households headed by corporate employees fell by an average of ¥100,000 this year amid the recession, a survey by a life insurance firm showed Thursday.

The survey of 500 housewives conducted in mid-June by Sompo Japan DIY Life Insurance Co. found that the after-tax bonus income of 53.6 percent of the households had fallen from a year earlier, almost two times more than in last year’s survey. On average, net bonus income fell by ¥98,000 to ¥655,000.

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