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Target of ¥25 Increase for Minimum Wage in Fukuoka Set

An advisory body to the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare has agreed that the national minimum wage should be raised by ¥26 to ¥874 an hour. The committee grouped prefectures into different categories (A to D) based on their economic conditions and set a target for each area accordingly. Tokyo and Osaka (group A) have been asked to increase their hourly minimum wage by ¥27. The goal for Fukuoka (group C) is ¥25, while the benchmark for Okinawa (group D) is ¥23. Even if the guidelines are observed, the average hourly wage in all of the prefectures in Kyushu and Okinawa (aside from Fukuoka) will remain under ¥800. Source: Mainichi Shimbun, 7/26/2018

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Published: Aug 2, 2018 / Last Updated: Aug 2, 2018