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NMW Japan 2020

The national minimum wage increase in Japan

In 2020, the national minimum wage in Japan remained fixed at 1,280.7 € per month, that is 15,368 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 156,173.3 Japanese yen and accordingly, the national minimum wage has been raised 3,510 Japanese yen per month from the previous year, 2.3%. This increase is greater than the CPI of 2019 which was 0.8%, 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 15 nd place of the 100 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 2020 and see all the information about this country in Japan economy.

Japan - Minimum wages
DateNat. Curr. NMWNMWNMW
January 2020156,173.31,437.1 $1,280.7 €
December 20191,360.0 $
January 2019152,663.31,391.6 $1,213.1 €
December 20181,312.6 $
January 2018148,113.31,311.9 $1,097.1 €
December 20171,283.2 $
January 2017143,736.71,230.8 $1,164.8 €
December 20161,277.5 $
January 2016139,403.31,159.1 $1,063.6 €
December 20151,121.9 $
January 2015135,980.01,134.6 $936.3 €
December 20141,252.8 $
January 2014133,120.01,264.8 $919.9 €
December 20131,356.9 $
January 2013130,476.71,506.0 $1,148.5 €
December 20121,627.1 $
January 2012128,266.71,666.2 $1,280.1 €
December 20111,600.7 $
January 2011126,836.71,553.0 $1,167.4 €
December 20101,441.5 $
January 2010124,323.31,335.7 $933.6 €
December 20091,320.8 $
January 2009122,286.71,346.9 $969.5 €
December 20081,178.9 $
January 2008119,773.31,072.2 $726.2 €
December 20071,011.3 $
January 2007117,260.0985.2 $747.2 €
December 20061,003.0 $
January 2006116,003.3984.1 $835.2 €
December 20051,050.5 $
January 2005115,396.71,123.9 $826.3 €
December 20041,065.4 $
January 2004115,136.71,074.7 $852.6 €
December 2003992.8 $
January 2003114,963.3968.1 $924.2 €
December 2002916.5 $
January 2002114,400.0873.0 $991.9 €
December 2001945.6 $
January 2001113,576.7993.2 $1,062.3 €
December 20001,060.0 $
January 2000112,710.01,103.3 $1,097.2 €
December 1999995.2 $
January 1999110,933.3981.0 $
December 1998859.4 $
January 1998112,493.3865.7 $
December 1997912.6 $
January 1997110,413.3953.7 $
December 1996992.7 $
January 1996107,986.71,050.2 $
December 19951,126.0 $
January 1995105,906.71,063.3 $
Japan - Minimum wages