I have been working for the same company for 7 years. Recently I have been relocated from France to Japan (8 months ago now), same title and just a bit more responsibilities.
In France I was at the average of the salary expectation for my title (Project manager & System engineer), but in Japan I'm at 15%+ under the average amount (even inside the company itself).
I didn't ask for the relocate, it was asked by the company as the Japanese branch was in need of a PM with my skill set.
Considering that Japanese companies have a really vertical hierarchy I am wondering if it would not cripple me more than anything. This cultural wall is my main concern.
Should I, and how can I, bring this conversation to the table?
For the possible duplicate: concern is the culture wall, answer will probably end-up being the same, but I would like to get input about the correct way to do it in japan.
Update to answer some question:
-Salary is paid by french branch until end of this month.
-Japan's tax are 50% lower than France one's.
-Relocation include possibility to go back to France at any given time.
-As the japanese branch is new and growing fast, it will be easier to climb the ladder in Japan.
-I have perfect records (in both country).
-After the golden week (May), we have the first performance review for 2017 (would be the perfect time in EU/France).
-I report to both directions, Japan's for management, France's for monitoring the branch evolution.