Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Why reform now?

Half a century after Japan established universal health insurance and pension systems, Japanese society has changed dramatically, with the aging population, the declining birthrate, changes in the employment situation, and the emergence of poverty and income inequality problems. To meet these changes, Japan needs to reshape its social security system, which builds on “mutual support to create peace of mind.” This is a necessary step to protect, evolve and maintain the social security system.

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