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Economy

Part-time wages surging in Japan amid worker shortages

February hourly average for Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka tops 1,000 yen

A Japanese supermarket advertises for part-time workers.

TOKYO -- Japan's part-time wages are on the rise, with the February hourly average breaking the 1,000 yen ($8.94) mark, as companies sweeten offers to recruit restaurant workers and administrative staff in a tight labor market.

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