Roy Gilbert

Abe vows to improve social welfare amid graying population

Elderly people wait for a bus at a bus stop in Tokyo. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged 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 Friday at the first meeting of a government panel tasked with dealing with the challenges. "We will consider sustainable reforms for the entire social security system." Abe instructed his […]

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