Tag - wages



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.
Nov 26, 2013
Place university academics on an annual wage system
In academics as in other fields, traditional Japanese systems and practices are hampering the nation's globalization.
Nov 12, 2013
Wage hikes for a sustained recovery
After enjoying increased sales and better bottom lines, Japanese companies can do their part to put the economy back on a sustainable growth path by raising workers' wages.
BUSINESS / Economy
Oct 31, 2013
Wages slide for 16th month despite Abe's pleas
Salaries extend their longest slide since 2010, even as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urges companies to raise wages as part of his bid to reflate the world's third-largest economy.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2013
Keidanren to urge members to hike wages, Yonekura says
The head of Japan's most influential business lobby said Monday that he will urge member companies who are expecting business to improve to raise wages.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 27, 2013
Energy-driven inflation rate puts pressure on Abe to engineer wage hikes
Inflation in August accelerated at its fastest pace since 2008 on higher energy costs, underscoring pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to drive wage increases as he seeks to end the nation's 15-year deflationary spiral.
Sep 27, 2013
LDP readies measures to cushion tax hike
The ruling coalition on Friday agreed on certain parts of a ¥5 trillion stimulus package being readied to ease the impact of the planned sales tax hike, including handouts of up to ¥15,000 for lower income households.
Aug 13, 2013
Opportunity to raise wages
armakers and other large Japanese manufacturers should take a cue from better business results of late, due to the weaker yen, and increase workers' wages.
Aug 6, 2013
Proposed ¥14 hike to put minimum wage above welfare in most areas
A government panel proposed Tuesday raising the average hourly minimum wage by ¥14 to ¥763 in fiscal 2013, the largest hike in three years, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe aiming for his economic stimulus to spill over into pay.
Jul 19, 2013
Low wages hindering recovery
Wage realities suggest that Bank of Japan Gov. Haruhiko Kuroda's positive assessment of the economy serves as a political boon for the Abe Cabinet.
Japan Times
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."
Mar 18, 2013
Time for base wage increases
For the first time since the 2008 failure of Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis, the wage situation for Japanese workers has brightened.
Mar 18, 2013
Greatest hopes work for less
For the sake of Japan's future, the education ministry and others must work to raise the pay of researchers and professors at national universities.
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Mar 24, 2010
Japan by the numbers (03.24.10)
Our surveys of the week say ... people sometimes do bad things, and plan to drink beer under the sakura.
Sep 23, 2007
Greater mobility for smaller wage gaps
PRAGUE — From its earliest days, the European Union has aimed for balanced economic development across its regions. The Maastricht Treaty contains the striking phrase "overall harmonious development." But however admirable this sentiment may be, there is no "scientific truth" about the "right" level...


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan