• SHARE

In a bid to contain health-related expenses shouldered by the state, the House of Representatives passed a government-sponsored bill Thursday to increase the share of health care costs paid by the elderly.

The measure is expected to clear the House of Councilors by the end of the current 72-day extra Diet session Dec. 1 and be go into effect Jan. 1.

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW