Irregularities Found in Another Labor Ministry Survey

Politics Economy

Tokyo, Jan. 28 (Jiji Press)--Japan's internal affairs ministry said Monday that irregularities have been found in another major labor ministry survey.

The annual basic survey on wage structure, used to set minimum wages and the amounts of work accident insurance benefits, is the 23rd flawed statistics found among the country's 56 major surveys.

The ministry employed inappropriate methods to conduct the survey mainly for investigating details of wages by employment status and job type.

The ministry collected survey slips by mail even though it is supposed to collect them directly from respondents.

The ministry also excluded workers at bars, cabarets and nightclubs inappropriately from the survey, whose coverage includes workers in the restaurant and hotel services sectors.

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