A demonstration calling for Japan’s minimum wage to be raised to 1,500 yen per hour was held in Tokyo on Dec. 13, with about 500 people taking part, organizers said.
Members of the group argue that the 1,000 yen minimum wage proposed by the government is not sufficient to relieve day-to-day hardship.
Participants in the demonstration set out from Kashiwagi Park in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward, and spent about 90 minutes marching to an area near JR Shinjuku Station, chanting such slogans as “Raise the minimum wage now!” and “Divert tax funds to small and medium companies.”
Aequitas earlier held a demonstration in the Tokyo metropolitan area on Oct. 17 calling for a major increase in the minimum wage, with about 700 people in attendance. It has planned further demonstrations in Fukuoka and Nagoya on Dec. 20, and in Sapporo on Dec. 23.
Source and image: Mainichi
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