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Under the current labor system in Japan, companies are required to keep employees who wish to continue working after retirement age until at least the age of 65. The government wishes to raise the ceiling to 70. Do you think that is a good idea?

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Yes. considering that the Japanese are living longer than anyone else AND that the population is ageing at an accelerated rate, I'd say its imperative, not just a good idea.

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More importantly, I think members of the Diet should be forced to live under the same conditions for the general public created by the laws they pass. They should all summarily have their salaries halved the month they turn 60 and face the possibility of losing even that job, while still unable to start collecting a pension for another 5 years.

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More importantly, I think members of the Diet should be forced to live under the same conditions for the general public created by the laws they pass. They should all summarily have their salaries halved the month they turn 60 and face the possibility of losing even that job, while still unable to start collecting a pension for another 5 years.

A beast of a post.

I’d just add that at my place of work, salaries often get slashed to less than half after 60.

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Agree, if the salary doesn't get slashed to 50% of what it was.

Same work(ing conditions) - same salary!

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Um, where I was the last two years till 65 would have been at 60% salary at 63 years old.

In Australia, in 2013-14, the new government moved to have a staggered increase of retirement age to get pension to 70, saying 'The age of entitlement is over'. That policy has quietly been dropped - a good idea for a government doing very little to support or encourage employment of older people (over 45s).

Japan has been fundementally different to that, with space for old people to work, even if menial, manual and lowly remunerated. Moreover, lots of people in Japan have work as 'something to do'.

Finally the idea to put something happening at 65 to around 70 could come simply as a solvency measure to a government that even now is beoming stretched supporting the aging population.

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Same salary and should be able to collect their pension at the same time. In Canada many people retire collect their pensions take a little time off and go back to work. Employer's are good with this because they are having a hard time to fill those jobs.

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Good idea, taj! USA congress should have to do the same, use same health insurance as us regular people who they look down on, same retirement, and term limits.

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In my point of view,I don't think so the efficiency would be the same, People lives not only to work and they need time for them.

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The government is doing this to reduce pension payments, betting that enough people will die if they stay on the job until 70 that they'll save money not only on delaying pension payments, and not have to pay out at all.

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When I retire I will have paid 25 years worth of pension contributions into the system. You'd think I'd get something back??

The pension system is a shambles and it would not surprise me if they turned to me at 65 and said " sorry bud, we ain't got it to give you"

I'm fully expecting this but have no choice but to pay into the system.

So....I'm gonna need to work until I drop.

So my answer is....YES!

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I am the same as the poster above. I will never be able to afford to retire, so I need to be able to earn money until I drop dead, probably in the office.

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Pension system in Japan surely a scam.

I would not enter that except if salary follows high. French system is so generous that my parents are having great times like many seniors. They spend a lot in many fields to make run the economyand contribute a lot to have their neighborhood lively.

You should have the choice to retire with enough pension, not everyone is able (physically and/or mentally) to follow until 70 !

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No!! Go play with your grandkids, and leave the job to someone younger...

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I don't think so. i would rather ask the government that "do you think people more than 70 years old have lower risk of driving large truck or operating airplanes?" Ministers are just sitting and sleeping in a meeting, so they can work there until 70 years old.

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Yes. At least there might be less older people driving dangerously on the roads. Their minds are still active, why not put it to good use.

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