And we wonder why the youth are abandoning Japan’s regions

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While Aussies whine and moan about cuts to penalty rates spare a thought for the poor blighters in regional Japan who have to suck up ¥800/hr (US$7.50) salaries (in this case Gunma Pref) versus around ¥950/hr in Tokyo. Sure the cost of living might be cheaper in the sticks but such disparity for someone thinking future prospects and sustainable employment. For more details on those fleeing the big smoke in Japan here.

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