Abenomics Leaves Japan’s Provinces Behind as Budget Cuts Bite

Abenomics Leaves Japan’s Provinces Behind as Budget Cuts Bite

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A man pushes a cart at Prefectural Government Observation deck in Osaka. Four fifths of Japan’s 3.43 million state employees work for local municipalities, with their wages influencing private employers’ compensation decisions, according to Yoshito Kan, 53, executive secretary of the Osaka Confederation of Trade Unions.