Minimum Wages in Japan increased to 901 JPY/Hour in 2019 from 874 JPY/Hour in 2018. Minimum Wages in Japan averaged 746.67 JPY/Hour from 2002 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 901 JPY/Hour in 2019 and a record low of 663 JPY/Hour in 2002. source: Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan
Minimum Wages in Japan is expected to be 901.00 JPY/Hour by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Minimum Hourly Wages is projected to trend around 950.00 JPY/Hour in 2020, according to our econometric models.
Japan Minimum Hourly Wages
In Japan, minimum wage refers to the national weighted average amount per hour. There are two kinds of minimum wage: the regional - applied to all employees in a region regardless of difference of industries – and the specific – applied to workers at specific industries. The highest salaries paid are in Tokyo, Kanagawa and Osaka; the lowest are in Okinawa, Nagasaki, Miyazaki, Much, Kumamoto, Kochi and Tottori.