ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Spike in wage pressure to hit Japan where it hurts

A part-time worker at a supermarket in Tokyo.

TOKYO -- A confluence of economic and policy forces is expected to boost part-time wages sharply in Japan this autumn, forcing employers to confront the prospect of paying at least 1,000 yen ($9.68) an hour for such help -- if they can find it.

An expanded contribution requirement for social insurance and the largest-ever increase in the average minimum wage both take effect in October, when wages typically rise in tandem with demand for part-time workers ahead of the year-end holiday season.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more