Minimum Wage per Hour Set to Surpass ¥1,000 for First Time

The Yomiuri Shimbun
Members of a labor ministry subcommittee meet on Friday morning at the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry in Tokyo.

A labor ministry subcommittee decided Friday to propose to raise the minimum wage by ¥41 per hour. If the raise passes as proposed, the national average minimum wage would be ¥1,002, making the figure surpass ¥1,000 for the first time.