Japan  Minimum Wage, Labor Law, and Employment Data Sheet Japan Minimum Wage Rate 2023

Appx. Yearly Minimum Wage
$11,254.00 USD
Rank by Min. Wage
15 / 197
Gross National Product
$3,787,042.00 USD

Japan has a government-mandated minimum wage, and no worker in Japan can be paid less then this mandatory minimum rate of pay. Employers in Japan who fail to pay the Minimum Wage may be subject to punishment by Japan's government.

What is the Japan Minimum Wage?

Japan's Minimum Wage is the lowest amount a worker can be legally paid for his work. Most countries have a nation-wide minimum wage that all workers must be paid.

Japan's prefectural minimum wages range from ¥714 to ¥932 per hour for all workers. Industrial minimum wages applies for certain industries and usually set higher than the prefectural minimum wage. If prefectural and industrial minimum wages differ,the higher of two will apply. Japan's labor law also states that the cost for commuting,extra pay (such as working on holidays,at night,overtime,etc.) and temporary pay (bonus,tips,etc.) must be paid additionally and cannot be used to calculate towards minimum wage. Japan's minimum wage was last changed in 20-Oct-2016.

How does Japan's minimum wage compare to the minimum wage in other countries?

Japan's yearly minimum wage is $11,254.00 in International Currency. International Currency is a measure of currency based on the value of the United States dollar in 2009. There are 15 countries with a higher Minimum Wage then Japan, and Japan is in the top 8 percent of all countries based on the yearly minimum wage rate.

Facts and statistics about Japan

Japan is a country located in the Eastern Asia region with a population of 126,714,000 and an average life span of 80.7 years.

Local Name Nihon/Nippon
Gross National Product $3,787,042.00
Government Type Constitutional Monarchy
Current Leader Akihito
Independence Year -660
Continent & Region Asia, Eastern Asia
Surface Area 377,829 square kilometers
ISO 3166 Country Code JP

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