• Kyodo News


There are likely about 400,000 cases of benefits not being paid to postal life insurance customers before postal privatization began in October 2007, Internal Affairs and Communications Minister Kunio Hatoyama said Friday.

The total is estimated at “between 300,000 and 400,000,” Hatoyama told reporters after Japan Post Insurance Co. presented a report on the matter to the ministry.

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.