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Over the last five years, Yokohama-based Lasertec Corp. has delivered what much of Japan Inc. hasn’t in decades: big pay rises.

The maker of chip-measuring equipment has boosted salaries by about a third overall since 2016. Employees at its main unit, many of them engineers, make on average just under ¥14 million ($121,500) — more than three times the national average of ¥4.3 million.

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