Pension bureau is responsible for planning and designing for the public pension system and the corporate pension system.
A framework of Japanese pension system
Japanese pension system is providing benefits to insured persons or their survivors, when they retire from their working-lives, become handicapped, or die.
A character of Japanese public pension system is the universal coverage of Japanese population by social insurance pay-as-you-go scheme.
Another character is what is called a "three-tier" system. The first tier is Basic Pension, the second one is income-related public pension for employees, and the third one is the corporate pension.
Employees' Pension Insurance Act (1954:115)
National Pension Act (1959:141)
Defined Benefit Corporate Pension Plan Act (2001:50)
Defined Contribution Pension Plan Act (2001:88)
Link to related documents
The Point of the Pension Plan(PDF:2,479KB)