Summer bonuses fall for first time in five years

Aug 3, 2017

Summer bonuses fall for first time in five years

Summer bonuses at major Japanese companies fell for the first time in five years this year, according to a final tally by the Japanese Business Federation (Keidanren). The average bonus fell 2.98 percent from a year earlier to ¥878,172, the first drop since 2012, after ...

Apr 4, 2017

More bankers unhappy with bonuses at foreign firms in Japan

An increasing number of bankers working at foreign firms in Japan are unhappy with their bonuses, and falling expectations for raises are giving them more cause to gripe, according to a Morgan McKinley survey. Forty percent of respondents were dissatisfied with their bonuses, up from ...

Major Japanese firms' winter bonuses up for fourth straight year

Dec 22, 2016

Major Japanese firms' winter bonuses up for fourth straight year

Winter bonuses at Japanese companies employing more than 500 people averaged ¥880,736 ($7,500), up 0.02 percent from the previous year and rising for the fourth straight year, the country's major business lobby said Wednesday. Winter bonuses at Japanese manufacturers averaged ¥900,490, up 0.47 percent and ...

/ Nov 5, 2014

Summer salary bonuses rise at fastest pace in 23 years

Average salary bonuses this summer rose 3.1 percent from a year earlier to ¥370,550, marking the fastest pace of growth in 23 years, the labor ministry said Wednesday. It was the second consecutive year of gain in summer bonuses and the largest percentage increase since ...

Dec 3, 2013

Salaries extend slide as inflation takes root

Salaries extended the longest tumble since 2010, increasing pressure on household finances as inflation begins to take root. Regular wages excluding overtime and bonuses fell 0.4 percent in October from a year earlier, a 17th straight monthly decline, according to labor ministry data released Tuesday. ...