2005-09-06, 01:41 PM
Saying they won the upcoming election, which looks doubtful...what would the party's pension reform mean for foreigners? I ask this because I heard a rumor that 'steps to insure that long-term foreign residents MUST pay into Japan's pension' will be put into play. Is their any truth to this? If so...that sucks for me, I havent paid in 3 years but keep getting bill for RIDICULOUS amounts of yen. I plan to be here a while because my wife is Japanese but we definitely don't plan to retire here...Anyone else heard of this and concerned about it?