This article distinguishes between traditional problems in Japanese pension reform associated with level adjustment and new problems caused by structural changes in Japan's society and economy. It is suggested that the combination of these new problems with an emerging bipartisan competition led to a steamrolling mode of legislation seldom seen in past pension reforms.
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Research Article| June 01 2006
The Japanese Pension Reform of 2004: A New Mode of Legislative Process
Asian Survey (2006) 46 (3): 381–400.
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Kenzo Yoshida, Yung-Hsing Guo, Li-Hsuan Cheng; The Japanese Pension Reform of 2004: A New Mode of Legislative Process. Asian Survey 1 June 2006; 46 (3): 381–400. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2006.46.3.381
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