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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 101 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
2020156,173.3$1,349.8€1,280.7
2019152,663.3$1,360.0€1,213.1
2018148,113.3$1,312.6€1,097.1
2017143,736.7$1,283.2€1,164.8
2016139,403.3$1,277.5€1,063.6
2015135,980.0$1,121.9€936.3
2014133,120.0$1,252.8€919.9
2013130,476.7$1,356.9€1,148.5
2012128,266.7$1,627.1€1,280.1
2011126,836.7$1,600.7€1,167.4
2010124,323.3$1,441.5€933.6
2009122,286.7$1,320.8€969.5
2008119,773.3$1,178.9€726.2
2007117,260.0$1,011.3€747.2
2006116,003.3$1,003.0€835.2
2005115,396.7$1,050.5€826.3
2004115,136.7$1,065.4€852.6
2003114,963.3$992.8€924.2
2002114,400.0$916.5€991.9
2001113,576.7$945.6€1,062.3
2000112,710.0$1,060.0€1,097.2
1999110,933.3$995.2
1998112,493.3$859.4
1997110,413.3$912.6
1996107,986.7$992.7
1995105,906.7$1,126.0
Japan - Minimum wages