Report: NJPW Paying Staff And Contracted Talent Full Salary And Benefits During Coronavirus Pandemic

NJPW taking care of talent during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, NJPW will pay all staff members and those under contract full salary and benefits. NJPW has canceled all events through May 4 and it is unclear when they will return to running live shows.

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NJPW President Harold Meij put out an open letter on the NJPW website on April 13 saying, "NJPW have been taking the ongoing global situation very seriously from an early stage. Currently over 90% of our employees are working from home as we continue to do our civic duty as a company to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We, like you, are disappointed and frustrated at not being able to present the best professional wrestling on the planet on a live basis at the current moment in time.

"As a result, we want you to join us in preventing the spread of this disease. Please wash your hands and gargle regularly. If you’re in essential work, we sincerely appreciate you and ask that you take precautions to stay safe and healthy; otherwise, please stay home and watch the wealth of content available as part of the NJPW World Together Project, from archived matches with English commentary for the first time to the fantastic My Dad Is A Heel Wrestler movie. Together we can make a powerful tag team that can kick out of this, or any other crisis."

NJPW and other Japanese promotions met with government officials in Japan to discuss how to best tackle the coronavirus outbreak. You can find more information about the meeting by clicking here.

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