Japan pension premium collection rate rises to 59.0 pct
Jiji Press -- Jun 24
The proportion of Japanese people who paid premiums for the country's public pension programs in fiscal 2012 rose 0.3 percentage point from the previous year to 59.0 pct, the first increase in seven years, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Monday.

The improvement came as the ministry started in the year to send special notices to those who do not pay premiums for long periods that their assets would be seized if they continue refusing to make payments, according to ministry.

自営業者やパートやフリーターなど非正規の労働者が加入する国民年金の納付率が59.­0%となり、7年ぶりに改善しました。
Sources: Jiji Press, ANNnewsCH
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