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3 reasons why Japan wages may rise this year

Experts cite higher productivity, longer contracts and retiring baby boomers

An increasing number of temporary employees are shifting to permanent contracts.

TOKYO -- The Japanese economy may be growing, but wages are not keeping pace, with nominal pay rising just 0.5% on the year in April. While there is no shortage of books and reports explaining this stagnancy, some are expecting wages to start moving higher by the end of the year. Here are three reasons why.

Focus on productivity

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