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How do you go about asking for a raise in Japan?
First of all, it seems to me that no one asks for raises in Japan. They wait for a promotion, but that also usually comes automatically based on age, right? It doesn't seem to be based on merit, only seniority.
But, let's say I wanted to talk to my boss about getting a slightly better salary after six months of working in the company, would this be considered rude? Would it damage my reputation or standing with the management?