/ Dec 2, 2014

Inflation-adjusted wages continue falling

Wages for salaried workers adjusted for inflation dropped 2.8 percent in October, marking the 16th consecutive month of decline, government data showed Tuesday. Wages stood at ¥267,935 per worker, up 0.5 percent from a year earlier if the impact of consumer price hikes is excluded, ...

Uniqlo set to boost staff status

/ Mar 19, 2014

Uniqlo set to boost staff status

Fast Retailing Co. plans to turn about 16,000 of the 30,000 part-timers at its domestic Uniqlo casual clothing stores into regional regular employees, company sources said Wednesday. The company has begun interviewing candidates for regular employment with the aim of implementing the plan over two ...

Mar 4, 2014

Base salaries up for first time in 22 months in January

Salaries increased for the first time in nearly two years in January as companies boosted pay for part-timers, aiding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's effort to end 15 years of deflation. Base pay excluding bonuses and overtime rose 0.1 percent from a year earlier, the first ...