July 02, 2013

What was the income of Japanese politicians in 2012?

"The average income of 212 lawmakers in the Lower House was ¥20.61 million, according to the data. The average income of 230 lawmakers in the Upper House was ¥19.56 million....Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earned ¥38.79 million, the third- highest of all party leaders behind Seikatsu no To (People’s Life Party) leader Ichiro Ozawa with ¥55.50 million and Midori no Kaze (Green Wind) leader Kuniko Tanioka with ¥49.90 million."

Source:Lawmakers’ income rose first time in five years in 2012
July 2nd, 2013
Japan Times

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