Basic country data

  • Population 60 and over (2018)
  • 42,754,340
  • % of total
  • 33.6%
  • Population 60 and over (2050)
  • 46,108,625
  • % of total
  • 36.3%
  • Total pension coverage*
  • 100%
  • Type of contributory pension
  • Social insurance system
  • Does the country have a social pension?
  • No
  • Region
  • East Asia & Pacific
  • Income group
  • High income

Data on social pensions

Resources on the pension in Japan

  • Exploring gender and pensions in Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

    Year: 2011 | Published by: University of Southampton

    Author: A. Vlachantoni and J. Falkingham

    This paper uses evidence from international policy organisations in order to discuss key issues in the area of pension protection from a gender perspective....

  • Pensions at a glance 2011: Japan

    Year: 2011 | Published by: OECD

    Author: OECD

    Country Profile from OECD's "Pensions at a glance 2011: Retirement-income systems of OECD countries".

  • Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2008

    Year: 2009 | Published by: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association

    Author: Social Security Administration (SSA), International Social Security Association (ISSA)

    The second issue in the current four-volume series of Social Security Programs Throughout the World reports on the countries of Asia and the Pacific....

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