Japan to combine My Number card with driver's licenses by 2025

National Dec 12, 2020

Japan to combine My Number card with driver's licenses by 2025

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Friday that the government will aim to integrate the My Number social security and taxation identification card with driver's licenses by the end of fiscal 2024, earlier than the previous target of 2026. At a meeting of a working group ...

National / Social Issues Nov 4, 2020

Japan welfare applications decline in August

The number of welfare benefit applications submitted in Japan in August fell to 17,451, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Wednesday. The monthly figure fell by 2,199 from the previous month and 735 year on year, even though restaurants and other businesses in many ...

World / Politics Apr 2, 2020

Finland is told its welfare state can’t cope with virus fallout

One of the world’s best-funded welfare states is starting to crack as the fallout of the coronavirus triggers mass unemployment. Finland’s system of jobless benefits can’t cope with the sudden surge in demand, the country’s biggest unemployment fund, YTK, said. There are more than 300,000 Finns ...