Data in working Japan at glance

Labor Force (労働力)

66.57 million <Statistics Bureau, Japan>

The labor force population (the population aged 15 and over, including the unemployed and the unemployed) is the average for 2020.

統計局ホームページ/労働力調査(基本集計) 2021年(令和3年)4月分結果 (

Umemployment Rate (失業率)

2.8% (Apr.2021) <Statistics Bureau, Japan>

統計局ホームページ/労働力調査(基本集計) 2021年(令和3年)4月分結果 (

Working Culture (働く文化)

  • High Context 
  • Consensus Base
  • Mono-chronic

Average Salary(平均給与)

4.36 million yen (2019/ down 1.0% year-on-year, down 43,000 yen).

令和元年分 民間給与実態統計調査|国税庁 (

5.98 million yen.(2018/Manager)

平成30年賃金構造基本統計調査 結果の概況|厚生労働省 (

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" : 902 yen (hourly) on a national average. (2020)

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

Chief level 17.0%, Section chief level 9.8%, Department Manager level 6.2% (2015)

第2節 企業における女性の参画 | 内閣府男女共同参画局 (

Job turnover rate(離職率)

14.6% (2018)

厚生労働省発表 (

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

58.1% (2019 / up 0.2 points from the previous year)

令和元年度学校基本調査について (