Japan's June real wages dip for first time in three months

/ Aug 4, 2017

Japan's June real wages dip for first time in three months

Japan's June real wages decreased 0.8 percent from a year before in the first fall in three months, labor ministry data showed Friday. Nominal wages including bonuses fell 0.4 percent to ¥429,686 ($3,880), the first drop in 13 months, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry ...

Aug 28, 2016

Poll finds 48% of Japanese satisfied with current income

A Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday that 48.1 percent of respondents are satisfied or fairly satisfied with their incomes, up 2.4 percentage points from the previous year, marking the second straight year of improvement. In contrast, 49.6 percent said they were dissatisfied or rather dissatisfied ...

Aug 19, 2016

Abe's 'work style' reforms

Shinzo Abe's newest pet policy could run into a lot of resistance from management and whether anything actually gets done will depend on just how serious he is.