Japanese man, 71, arrested for 'making 24,000 complaint calls'

National Dec 3, 2019

Japanese man, 71, arrested for 'making 24,000 complaint calls'

A Japanese retiree has been arrested after ringing a phone company 24,000 times to complain they had violated his contract, police and local media reported. Tokyo police said they took 71-year-old Akitoshi Okamoto into custody last week after he made hundreds of toll-free calls over ...

Japan mulls expansion of pension coverage to include more part-time workers

Business Nov 27, 2019

Japan mulls expansion of pension coverage to include more part-time workers

The government is considering incorporating more part-timers into the employee pension program by requiring companies with smaller workforces to participate, according to government sources. Currently, companies with 501 or more employees must enroll in the kōsei nenkin program. Under the plan being considered, that threshold ...