My Number ID notices yet to reach 24% of Japan households

Dec 2, 2015

My Number ID notices yet to reach 24% of Japan households

Mail informing residents in Japan of their 12-digit number under the new My Number identification system has yet to be delivered to 23.7 percent of the country’s 56.84 million households as of the end of November, according to Japan Post Co. The new system ...

Japan's government urged to cut doctor fees, drug costs

Nov 24, 2015

Japan's government urged to cut doctor fees, drug costs

A Finance Ministry panel on Tuesday urged the government to limit increases in social security expenses in fiscal 2016 as the state tries to rein in the costs of a graying society. “We’d like to call for limiting the increase for the ‘graying factor’ ...

Prefectures begin mailing 12-digit My Number IDs

Oct 23, 2015

Prefectures begin mailing 12-digit My Number IDs

About a dozen of Japan’s 47 prefectures began Friday to mail 12-digit identification numbers to residents in the country under the new My Number social security and tax number system. The government plans to send the numbers to all of the approximately 55 million ...