Panel chief: Hike taxes, cut social security benefits

Oct 30, 2013

Panel chief: Hike taxes, cut social security benefits

Japan urgently needs social security reform to reduce its social security costs, including medical care expenditures and pension payments, the head of a panel advising the finance minister suggested in a recent interview. Hiroshi Yoshikawa, chairman of the Fiscal System Council and a professor ...

Aug 21, 2013

Social security reform outline OK'd

The government adopted an outline of a social security reform bill Wednesday prior to its submission to the Diet’s extraordinary session in the fall, officials said. The outline is based on a proposal earlier this month by the National Council on Social Security System ...