Japan's Social Security Initiatives Building a Caring World
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|At the 1996 Group of Seven Summit in Lyon, France, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto proposed an Initiative for a Caring World to encourage countries to share their experiences in the field of social security.
Some of the issues Japan faces and the ways it is dealing with them are presented here.
|Keynote Address by Prime Minister Hashimoto (December 5, 1996)|
|Outline of the Chairman's Summary at the Press Conference (December 5, 1996)|
|Development of Japan's Social Security Policies (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)|
|General Principles Concerning Measures for the Aging Society|
|"Social Security in Japan - Toward a Japanese Model of the Welfare State," Naomi Maruo|
|(transcriptions of addresses by Japanese scholars and other opinion leaders)|
|"Japan's Grand Reforms From an Economic Social and Political Perspective," Yuichi Shionoya|
|"Demographic Trends and Their Implications for Japan's Future," Naohiro Ogawa|
|"The Social Security Crisis in Japan," Shunsuke Watanabe|
|"Japanese and American Social Security Systems: Grappling with the Future", Noriyuki Takayama|
|"The Decline of Fertility and Its Impact on the Social Security System In Japan," Takako Sodei|
|"Welfare and Medicine," Japan Links|