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Why male Japanese wage-earners have only 'pocket money'

The majority of Japanese household budgets are controlled by women, even when the man is the main earner.

As incomes have been squeezed so too has the pocket money allocated for the man of the house to spend on themselves.

Yoshihiro Nozawa told BBC News that even if he gets a pay rise at work, he is not hopeful that his pocket money will also go up.

  • 27 Sep 2012
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