Grey outlook in Japan

Sadao Sekine
Sadao Sekine

JAPAN is in a bind over its state pension system, which is not sustainable in the light of the increasing grey population. Pensioners like Sadao Sekine (below), 75, welcome the idea of cutting the country's mounting debt, but not in a way that would trim their welfare benefits.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 30, 2015, with the headline 'Grey outlook in Japan'. Print Edition | Subscribe