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Tokyo’s Hourly Minimum Wage to Exceed 1,000 Yen for First Time

Sept. 5, 2019, 4:13 PM

Tokyo’s standard hourly minimum wage is to exceed 1,000 yen for the first time Oct. 1 when it rises to 1,013 yen (U.S. $9.47), up from 985 yen (U.S. $9.21), Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said.

All 46 of Japan’s other prefectures also are to have an increased standard minimum wage taking effect in early October. The only other prefecture whose standard hourly minimum wage is to rise above 1,000 yen in October is Kanagawa, whose amount starting Oct. 1 is to be 1,011 yen (U.S. $9.45), up from 983 yen (U.S. $9.19), the ministry said in an ...