September 28, 2012

Japanese salaryman pocket money given by wives is reducing

"According to a survey conducted by research firm Softbrain Field, 74% of Japanese household budgets are controlled by women and it is not just couples with young children...According to Shinsei Bank which has been researching the trend (Mens pocket money)since 1979, the average monthly pocket money was 39,600 yen last year."

Source: Why male Japanese wage-earners have only 'pocket money 
Mariko Oi 
BBC News Tokyo, 
September 27th 2012

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