• Kyodo


The government adopted an outline of a social security reform bill Wednesday prior to its submission to the Diet’s extraordinary session in the fall, officials said.

The outline is based on a proposal earlier this month by the National Council on Social Security System Reform for specific reform measures, including greater contributions from the elderly and high-income earners to make the system more sustainable.

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