Worth thinking about
April in Japan is brutal, eh? I'm reeling at the moment, smashed by hayfever, the start of the school year, and trying to figure out whether to apply for promotion at my job.
So, today is going to be a short and sweet post :)
I saw this guide to the Japanese state pension system today. It's an okay overview and worth a couple of minutes if you don't know where to get start.
Then you could look at some of our blog posts on the subject:
The Japanese Pension System
How's Your Pension Doing?
The Ghost of Pension Future
Pensions Mercer Report
Japanese State Pension
The other story is this Huffington Post piece on Japanese inheritance tax rule changes. Quite a few people have sent it to me, and it the subject seems to be worth looking into. Unfortunately, the piece is quite badly written. It's difficult to understand, exaggerates the issue, and seems like a self-interested rant.
Once I figure out the situation I'll write a full blog post on the topic. In the meantime, please feel free to provide opinions and information in the comments :)