Japan: Parliament cuts 20% salary to deal with the economic emergency from Covid-19
It seems that there is no country left in the world that has not faced the problem of the rapid spread of coronavirus. An insidious disease has not spared Japan as well. And although the situation here is not as serious as in many other countries, parliamentarians of the country of the Rising Sun decided to cut their salaries by 20%.
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This agreement was signed by the current executive branch led by the liberal democratic government along with the democratic constitutional opposition. As soon as the decree law is approved by both parties, the decision will take effect and will be valid for a year. Approval is expected in May 2020.
A member of Japanese parliament earns a compensation of about 1,294,000 yen per month, or just over 11,000 euros. The expected cut of 20% of the paycheck will help and ease the economic burden for society and the population in full Covid-19 emergency. “We understand the citizens’ difficulties and those problems the businesses face, and it is important that our category and the community come together to fight the battle against coronavirus together,” said Hiroshi Moriyama, chief of Diet Communication for the party at the government guide.
What a great news! Let’s believe that the governments of other countries will follow this amazing example…
Based on: curioctopus