COMMENTARY

Japan Trains Sight on CEA as Centerpiece of This Year’s Cost Containment Efforts

April 23, 2018
By Yoshinori Sagehashi After holding down a natural increase in social security costs to some 500 billion yen a year in FY2016-FY2018, the Japanese government is now working to reformulate its spending plan for the next three years from FY2019.…

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