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Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

Business Aug 27, 2018

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

French President Emmanuel Macron's government will tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms as weaker than expected growth puts pressure on the budget deficit, the prime minister said on Sunday. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in an interview in Le Journal du ...

More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

National May 7, 2018

More of Japan's non-Japanese are living on welfare

by Magdalena Osumi

The number of non-Japanese here relying on social welfare has grown significantly over the past decade, a labor ministry official said Monday, as the elderly in their ranks increase at a rapid pace. A monthly average of 47,058 households with at least one non-Japanese member ...

NHK to discuss possible subscription fee cut for needy families

National Dec 13, 2017

NHK to discuss possible subscription fee cut for needy families

NHK's board of directors plan to discuss discounted viewing fees for needy families in its next three-year business plan from fiscal 2018. The fee-reduction measure was unveiled by the public broadcaster's chairman, Susumu Ishihara, on Tuesday after a meeting of its decision-making board. The governing body ...