Changes to Pension Laws - from August 2017

We'll be giving you a better English update in the coming weeks, but the long awaited change to the number of years needed to qualify for a pension has been passed in parliament.

From August, 2017, the 25 required years (there was an exemption available for some people for the period after 20 years of age, and living outside of Japan) will reduce to 10 years.

The amount you will receive will be severely reduced as the full pension is based upon 40 (?) years of enrollment.

The figures quoted in the article may not be accurate in your case as these are the figures for the National Pension through the ward office.

For those in say the Private Schools Association the figure could be higher.







- Nikkei


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