Survey shows 64% willing to work beyond retirement age

A majority of Japanese people appear willing to work beyond their retirement age due largely to financial concerns, with a recent survey showing 64 percent of respondents wanting to do so.In an online survey conducted in August by Nippon Life Insurance Co. covering 7,543 policyholders, 38.7 percent said they want to keep working in their current jobs after retirement and 25.3 percent said they would prefer different jobs.Severe labor shortages are one of the challenges Japan faces posed by a rapidly aging population and declining birth rate.At present, companies in Japan are obliged to allow p…

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