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Japan Average Wages Rise - Nasdaq.com

Still, the size of decline was the smallest since March, reflecting both nominal wage gains and lower inflation http://emmanuelzqhk.wordpress.com as a result of recent sharp falls in oil prices . Last year real wages declined an average 2.5%, weakening consumption and helping push the economy into a brief recession. Increases in nominal wages were outweighed by higher consumer prices following the first sales tax increase in 17 years in April. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes his economic revival plan, known as Abenomics, and sustained pay increases will eventually restore consumer confidence and reignite Japan's private consumption, putting Japan on a path of self- sustaining economic tapes growth. Mr. Abe pins great hopes on ongoing annual wage negotiations between large employers and major labor unions for the coming business year.
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