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Rengo, the nation’s largest labor organization, decided Tuesday to seek a minimum hourly wage of at least ¥1,100 per hour in annual negotiations with employers starting early next year.

It is the first time Rengo, also known as the Japanese Trade Union Confederation, has set a specific numerical goal for a minimum hourly wage. The nationwide minimum hourly average wage set by prefectural labor bureaus currently stands at ¥901.

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