The headlines were out yesterday: Japan panel recommends wage increases

More detail now via the Nikkei:

  • Japanese government move to give the least-paid workers their second-biggest raise in the past 20 years
  • A labor ministry council called for lifting the national average minimum wage to 780 yen ($7.59), up 16 yen from the previous fiscal year
  • Japan’s 47 prefectures will set their own rates, which will take effect around October
  • Tokyo, Osaka and a handful of other heavily populated areas will see the biggest hike — 19 yen. This will bring the wage floor in the nation’s capital to 888 yen.

More at the Nikkei report (ungated)