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PENSIONS

In some cases, it's up to individual foreign residents to understand the unique tax implications of their home countries and Japan in order to avoid a penny-pinching retirement.
COMMUNITY / How-tos / Age Wise
Nov 5, 2023
Retiring in Japan? Be prepared to foot your own bills.
“In an ideal world, everyone should have retirement planning on their radar as soon as possible when working life begins.”
The world's largest pension fund lost 0.31% for the three months from July to September, trimming its overall assets to ¥219.3 trillion.
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 2, 2023
Japan's GPIF reports ¥683 billion loss in July-September period
The news comes as a policy tweak by the central bank hits the government bond market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2023
Japan pension fund GPIF posts ¥10.3 trillion quarterly return on global equities rally
GPIF gained 5.41% for the quarter, raising its total assets to above ¥200 trillion, it said in its annual report for fiscal 2022, which ended in March.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2023
Human error leads to privacy breach for one person's pension records
The pension records were linked to someone else"s My Number due to human error and were shared on the Mynaportal portal site for My Number cardholders.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Apr 29, 2023
Braving boos, Macron hopes 'cathartic' walkabouts will soothe pension anger
After weeks of protests against his decision to raise the minimum pension age by two years, Macron"s popularity ratings have plunged to near record-low levels.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 5, 2023
French unions say pension meeting with prime minister a 'failure'
French unions said a last-ditch meeting with prime minister on pension reform was a "failure" after she refused to revoke changes.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 28, 2023
Blocking the Louvre won’t defuse France’s pension bomb
France’s pay-as-you-go pension system will have only 1.2 workers for every retiree by 2070 — an untenable situation.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Mar 24, 2023
Should the government get to spend your pension savings?
There’s a feeling in the U.K. that it isn’t right for pension money to sit around when there are socially meaningful things it could be doing instead.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 24, 2023
Macron challenged by new strikes as he digs in on pensions
Anger over raising the minimum retirement age to 64 from 62 shows no sign of receding more than two months after the start of a series of walkouts and marches across France.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 22, 2023
Macron defiant as anger grows over French pension reform
Ignoring calls from opponents, Macron said there would be no government reshuffle, no fresh parliamentary elections and no referendum on his controversial pension reform.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Mar 17, 2023
Macron wins Pyrrhic victory on pension bill, but risks fueling anger
By using special constitutional powers instead of risking lawmakers rejecting the reform, Macron has given ammunition to the opposition.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 3, 2023
Japan's GPIF, the world's biggest pension fund, posts longest loss in 20 years
The Government Pension Investment Fund lost 1% during the quarter ended December, or ¥1.85 trillion ($14 billion), reducing its total assets to ¥189.9 trillion.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 10, 2022
Young versus old will define fight over public pensions
The market rout is exposing the vulnerability of the U.S. public pension system. Inflation and the tight labor market will force the worst-hit states into some hard decisions.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 8, 2022
Pension riches are no panacea for Japan’s startups
The worldu2019s biggest pension fund might invest in the next unicorns and decacorns. Thatu2019s a good beginning u2014 but the countryu2019s fledgling scene needs more.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Jul 3, 2022
Japan's opposition parties target consumption tax as debate heats up
As prices soar ahead of the July 10 Upper House election, all major opposition parties are calling for cutting or abolishing the tax, while the ruling bloc is vowing to maintain it.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 13, 2022
Kishida to tap public pension funds for startups in 'new capitalism' push
The prime minister has said heu2019ll create a route allowing the Government Pension Investment Fund u2014 the worldu2019s largest of its kind u2014 to support startups and venture capital.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2021
Japan's GPIF, forerunner on ESG investing, pulls back as trend catches on
Constrained by stricter legal restraints, the world's top pension fund has largely been quiet on impact investing since appointing a new chief investment officer in April 2020.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 31, 2021
World’s top pension fund faces moment of truth on China debt
The GPIFu2019s decision will also be crucial for other Japanese public and private pension funds which have been mulling opportunities to invest in Chinese government debt.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 25, 2020
Japan expects record low number of newborn babies for 2020
The government will release an initial estimate in December before finalizing the figure next year but it is likely to strike a record low for the fifth consecutive year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 3, 2020
Japan adopts pension system reform plan
The government decided Tuesday to reform the pension system by expanding the range of part-time workers who can join the kōsei nenkin public pension program for corporate employees.

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