Since 2009, the federal minimum wage in the United States has been $7.25, which works out to about $15,000 a year for a 40 hour work week. The Democrats are currently working to raise the federal minimum wage to $15.00 an hour and are meeting opposition. ( Some states have a higher than $7.25 minimum wage.)
This had me wondering about the minimum wage standards in Japan. According to wageindicator.org, which says it is valid as of February 2021, the prefectures with the highest minimum wage (and the only two over 1000 JPY an hour) are Tokyo and Kanagawa at 1013 JPY and 1011 JPY per hour, less than $9.60 in USD at today's exchange rate. Quite a few prefectures list 790 JPY (about $7.46) as their minimum, so that might be the federal minimum also. In my prefecture, Shizuoka, the minimum is 885 JPY, or about $8.36.
What is the minimum wage where you live? Is it enough, or do you think it should be higher?