Japan’s Wages Fall 0.4% in December; First Drop in 10 Months

Japan’s monthly wages including overtime and bonuses decreased 0.4 percent from a year earlier to 548,381 yen ($6,685) in December, the first decline in 10 months, the Labor Ministry said today in Tokyo.

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