One of the many laws Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultants practice is the Minimum Wage Law. The law is self explanatory: employers are legally required to pay their employees no less than the minimum wage in that prefecture.
According to the 2000 national census 2000 National Census, the top 8 prefectures where non-Japanese nationals live are, in descending order, Tokyo (212,975), Osaka (170,877), Aichi (110,298), Kanagawa (99,251), Hyogo (82,861), Saitama (62,411), Chiba (57,585), and Shizuoka (52,393). The minimum wages as of October 1, 2006 for these prefectures, published by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, are as follows:
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Below are links to Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultants providing services in English. Also below are useful links related to working in Japan and links to women balancing career and personal happiness. WJA realizes and promotes women's increasing value in the labor market.