May 11, 2014

Welfare chief open to tapping pension benefits at 75

Welfare minister Norihisa Tamura said Sunday that the idea of allowing people on the national pension scheme to start receiving benefits at 75 instead of 65 may be broached in the future. At present, seniors can start tapping their public pension benefits when they ...

Dec 24, 2013

U.S. Navy gives benefits to gay spouses in Japan

The U.S. Navy will provide military benefits to gay spouses stationed in Japan after previously denying dependent status to them, defense officials said. The change came after U.S. and Japanese officials agreed to an interpretation of the Status of Forces Agreement, concluding that the ...