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Fear of retirement poverty drives Japanese to private pensions

Business / Economy Sep 25, 2019

Fear of retirement poverty drives Japanese to private pensions

Japanese households are rushing to private retirement products after a government report fueled fears that the national pension system won't be enough to support them during old age. SBI Securities Co. and Monex Group Inc. have seen applications for defined contribution pension plans surge since ...

As Abe pushes for structural reform, old Japan Inc. culture fights back

Business Nov 27, 2017

As Abe pushes for structural reform, old Japan Inc. culture fights back

While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's vaunted third arrow — structural reforms — has generally been rated as unsuccessful, his administration has received high praise from Japan analysts for shaking up the country's corporate management system. The nation's companies have gradually moved toward accepting the need ...