Data in working Japan at glance

Labor Force (労働力)

67.85million <Statistics Bureau, Japan>

The labor force population (the population aged 15 and over, including the unemployed and the unemployed) as of 1st Aug 2023.

統計局ホームページ/労働力調査(基本集計) 2023年(令和5年)6月分結果 (


Umemployment Rate (失業率)

2.5% (Jun.2023) <Statistics Bureau, Japan>

統計局ホームページ/労働力調査(基本集計) 2023年(令和5年)6月分結果 (


Working Culture (働く文化)

  • High Context 
  • Consensus Base
  • Mono-chronic

Average Salary (平均給与)

4.43 million yen (2021/ up 2.4% year-on-year, up 102,000 yen).

令和3年分 民間給与実態統計調査|国税庁 (

4.99 million yen(2020/Manager Male)

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Working Rules (労働法)

Legal limits on working hours:8 hours a day 40 hours a week

As a general rule, the upper limit of overtime work (excluding holiday work) is 45 hours a month and 360 hours a year. This cannot be exceeded without extraordinary special circumstances.

Legal holidays: At least once a week

Paid day off: If they have been working for more than half a year since they were hired and have worked more than 80% of all working days, the number of days granted is 10 days.

The "minimum wage by region (Tokyo)" 1,113 yen (hourly) on a national average. (Oct 2023)

Percentage of women in executive / managerial positions(女性管理職比率)

Department Manager level 12% (Oct 2022)

課長相当以上の女性管理職がいる企業割合は約53%で、管理職に占める女性割合は約12%(国内トピックス:ビジネス・レーバー・トレンド 2022年10月号)|労働政策研究・研修機構(JILPT)

Job turnover rate(離職率)

13.9% (2021)

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The university / junior college enrollment rate(大学進学率)

60.4% (2022 / up 1.5 points from the previous year)

令和4年学校基本調査確報報道発表資料 (