Japan real wages Up 0.4 pct in July
Jiji -- Sep 08
Japan's price-adjusted real wage index in July rose 0.4 pct from a year before, up for the third consecutive month, the labor ministry said in a preliminary report Friday.

The growth reflected widespread efforts to raise wages, according to the ministry.

The average total monthly pay grew 1.5 pct to 376,338 yen, up for the 12th straight month.

Regular pay rose 1.0 pct to 245,010 yen, while nonregular pay, including overtime, went up 1.9 pct to 19,541 yen. Special pay such as bonuses grew 2.4 pct to 111,787 yen.

News source: Jiji
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