Episode 7: Pay hikes
We’ve all been feeling the sting of higher prices over the past year or two.
Three Kyodo News journalists -- Horiuchi-san, Ed and Yamaguchi-san -- talk about how Japanese companies are offering employees an average pay raise of over 3 percent in this year's spring wage talks for the first time in 29 years to cope with historically high inflation. Learn about the differences in hiring practices between different countries and their own experiences in job-hunting.
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Kyodo News presents a bilingual podcast for English learners about the ins and outs of news writing and how to translate tricky Japanese phrases into English. Have fun listening to journalists discuss recent articles as they occasionally go off on unrelated tangents.