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Date : May 18, 2021

Social Security Reform for a Super-Aged Society—Preventing Senior Poverty (Dr. Takashi Oshio, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)

post date : 2021.04.20

While the population of Japan decreased by 290,000 compared to the previous year, the number of people 65 and over increased by 300,000 to 36.17 million, accounting for 28.7% of the total population. These are the highest numbers ever for both. There are 18.71 million “late-stage seniors” aged 75 or over (14.9% of the total population), but as the “dankai no sedai” (baby boomers) will start becoming late-stage seniors in 2022, carrying out reforms to build a social security system for all generations in a super-aged society by revising benefits and burdens has become an urgent issue.


How far have reforms progressed, and how will Japan deal with new issues such as preparing for senior poverty in an aging population? The FPCJ has invited Dr. Takashi Oshio, a professor at the Hitotsubashi University Institute of Economic Research who specializes in public finance and has carried out international comparisons on topics such as the effects of social security systems on senior employment, to discuss this topic.    


■Date: May 18 (Tue), 2021, 14:00-15:30 (Deadline for application: Noon, May 17)

Briefer: Dr. Takashi Oshio, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

■Language: Japanese, with consecutive English interpretation                                  

As in our standard press briefings, there will be a Q&A session at the end.
*In principle, questions will only be accepted from members of the foreign press.

■Members of the Foreign Press:

Please send any questions for the briefer or topics you are interested in to by 12:00 noon on May 17.  As there will only be a limited amount of time to ask questions during the briefing, we will collect questions and provide them to the briefer in advance.

Embassy representatives and FPCJ supporting members may also watch the briefing as observers (admission free).


■How to Apply: Please refer to either the email or fax we sent.

*We will not be accepting applications by email.


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