"With wage growth remaining sluggish (particularly for non-union workers), rising import costs could undermine consumer demand - particularly in the face of higher consumption taxes. Given these headwinds, there may be sufficient political pressure to put the BoJ into a holding pattern."
"It is difficult for many young people who are part-time or temporary, particularly the men. It is hard for them to "attract" a mate. Many couples are both employed but when they have children there is pressure to find a nursery and often times the wife cannot return to her former job. This obviously complicates the demographic conundrum. Although I do not have figures, this sort of conversation comes up even on the TV.This is from JIJI dot com. Sorry but Japanese.The chart shows average monthly salary after subtracting inflation for 2013 having dropped 0.5%.According to the latest government statistics there are 33.1 million "full time employed" (seiki shain) and 20.4 million "part-time" (hi-seiki shain).This means that the hi-seiki 非正規 or part-time/temporary account for 38% of the work force.You can see the numbers I quote "3311" and "2042" in the second line of the page linked below.