National Feb 27, 2014

Parents up allowances to university students: poll

by Masaaki Kameda

Monthly allowances sent by parents to university students living away from home increased last year for the first time in seven years, according to a survey on college life. For 4,584 students living away from their parents polled in October and November by the National ...

Salarymen's allowance falls to 1982 level

Business Jul 3, 2013

Salarymen's allowance falls to 1982 level

The average Japanese husband's monthly allowance slumped to the lowest level since 1982 at the start of the financial year as workers await the dividends promised by "Abenomics." Salarymen's spending money, typically set by wives managing family budgets, was ¥38,457, down 3 percent from last ...

National Jan 23, 2013

Teachers retire to dodge benefit cut

Twenty-five teachers in Saga Prefecture retired by the end of December, three months earlier than scheduled, before the prefectural government cut their retirement allowance on Jan. 1, board of education officials said Wednesday. The teachers, as well as 11 school officials, quit before the Saga ...