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Why won’t my wages go up?

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05.04.2018

Keio University Prof. Souichi Ohta spoke with The Yomiuri Shimbun about recent wage negotiations and the Japanese labor market. The following is an excerpt from the interview.  

The Yomiuri Shimbun: Why aren’t wages rising sufficiently?

Ohta: In this year’s shunto annual wage negotiations between labor and management, the government asked the business community for a 3 percent wage increase. Some companies said they would grant 3 percent hikes on March 14, the day for responding to demands. Yet amid the growing labor shortage and recovery in........

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