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Some game programmers in Japan are not well paid. Surprise, surprise.

A recent thread on the notorious 2ch BBS system asked Japanese video game programmers, what is your take-home pay per month?

Matt Altus translated a few of the answers, and the numbers reported seem surprisingly low:

“¥130,000 For 256 hours of work a month.” (For reference, a ‘normal’ 40-hour work week equals 160 hours per month.)

“My only take-home [...]