Editorials Nov 28, 2019

Expanding employee pension coverage

Widening pension coverage will not only add to the benefits irrgegular workers receive in retirement but shore up pension finances by increasing the number of participants in the program.

Japan begins compiling fiscal 2020 budget

Business Oct 3, 2019

Japan begins compiling fiscal 2020 budget

A subcommittee of the Fiscal System Council launched full-fledged discussions Thursday to compile the budget for fiscal 2020. The budget compilation work for the coming fiscal year, which starts in April, is the first of its kind since the Reiwa Era began May 1 with ...

Abe vows to improve Japan's social welfare as population grays

National Sep 20, 2019

Abe vows to improve Japan's social welfare as population grays

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Friday to step up efforts to reform social security as Japan faces a multitude of challenges stemming from its rapidly graying population and low birthrate. "Reform toward social security for all generations is the biggest challenge," Abe said at the ...