• Kyodo


Nearly 30% of respondents in a private-sector survey said their summer bonuses fell from last year, indicating that more Japanese people are feeling the pinch of the coronavirus pandemic hurting corporate earnings.

The percentage of people reporting falling bonuses rose sharply last year to 30.1% and stayed at 27.6% this year, the online survey by Nippon Life Insurance Co. showed. The corresponding figure for 2019 before the pandemic was 14.3%.

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