Social Security

Japanese Over Age of 65 Will Soon Pass 30% of Population

The share of people over the age of 65 in Japan reached a record 29.1 percent of the total population, according to official data released today.

The figure has been gradually increasing since the end of World War II. In 1950, for example, the elderly were 4.9 percent of the population, in 1985 - 10 percent, and in 2005 - over 20 percent, recalls TASS.

Bulgarian Retirees to Receive BGN120 Bonus for Three Final Months of 2021

Bulgarian pensioners will receive a pension supplement worth of BGN120 for the three final months of the year - October, November and December -, while a recalculation of pensions will be made from December 25, including an increase in the minimum pension to BGN 370.

Official statistics: Number of pensioners down by 24,000 in Q1, average pension income at 1,650 lei

Romania had an average number of 5.099 million retirees as of March 31, 2021, by 24,000 less compared to the previous quarter, and the average monthly pension was 1,650 lei, up 0.9 percent, the National Institute of Statistics (INS) reports on Monday. There was an average of 4.665 million retirees of the public social security system, down by 14,000 compared to the previous quarter.