TOE Alert: Real Wages Fall Again in January

posted by Richard Katz on March 05, 2015

Found in Japan, categorized in Currencies

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However, many small and medium companies across the country are complaining that the yen deprecation has raised the prices of their inputs, but they have been unable to pass on these cost increases either to final consumers or their suppliers.


In January, real wages in Japan were down 1.5% from a year earlier, whereas in the middle of 2014, they had been down as much as 3.5%

About Richard Katz

Richard Katz

Richard Katz is Editor of The Oriental Economist Report, a monthly newsletter on Japan, as well as the semi-weekly TOE Alert e-mail service on Japan, and is also a special correspondent at Weekly Toyo Keizai, a leading Japanese business weekly.

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