• Kyodo


Nursing care insurance premiums for people aged 65 or older will be raised from April in Japan’s 52 major cities to cover the increase in nursing care service users in the aging society, a Kyodo News survey showed Thursday.

Monthly premiums for the 52 cities, including 47 prefectural capitals and Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward, will increase to an average of ¥5,263 in April, up ¥890 from the current average of ¥4,373, according to the survey.

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