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Japan’s real, or inflation-adjusted average wages, grew 0.1 percent in November from a year earlier for the first rise in 11 months, on the back of a continued increase in overall wages, the labor ministry said Tuesday.

Average total cash earnings per worker, including base and overtime pay, was up 0.9 percent from a year before to ¥278,173 (about $2,500), marking the fourth consecutive monthly rise, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said in a preliminary report.

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