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NMW Japan 2016

The minimum wage goes up in Japan

In 2016, the national minimum wage in Japan remained fixed at 1,096.6 € per month, that is 13,159 euros per year, taking into account 12 payments per year.

If we look at the minimum salary in Japanese yen, which is the official currency in Japan, we can see that, this year, it was 143,736.7 Japanese yen and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 4,333.4 Japanese yen per month from the previous year, 3.11%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2015 which was 0.2%, so workers have gained buying power in the last year.

If we look at the ranking of the national minimum wage that we publish, Japan is in 13 nd place of the 97 of the list.

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) of a country is the minimum amount (lowest salary) per hour, per day, or per month that employers may legally pay to workers.

In the table that follows we show you the progression of the National Minimum Wage Japan. You can see NMW in other countries in National Minimum Wage 2016 and see all the information about this country in Japan economy.

Japan - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
2016143,736.71,192.8 $1,096.6 €
2015139,403.31,155.5 $959.9 €
2014135,980.01,291.4 $939.6 €
2013133,120.01,536.5 $1,171.7 €
2012130,476.71,678.8 $1,302.2 €
2011128,266.71,574.8 $1,180.6 €
2010126,836.71,362.7 $952.5 €
2009124,323.31,369.4 $985.6 €
2008122,286.71,094.7 $741.5 €
2007119,773.31,006.9 $763.2 €
2006117,260.0994.0 $844.2 €
2005116,003.31,129.8 $830.7 €
2004115,396.71,077.2 $854.5 €
2003115,136.7969.6 $925.6 €
2002114,963.3877.3 $996.8 €
2001114,400.01,000.4 $1,070.0 €
2000113,576.71,111.8 $1,105.6 €
1999112,710.0996.7 $
1998112,493.3865.7 $
1997110,413.3953.7 $
1996107,986.71,050.2 $
1995105,906.71,063.3 $
Japan - Minimum wages