Today I'm spending some time trying to understand the Japanese national pension system
Surprisingly everything about Japan's national pension is clearly explained in English, and there are even pamphlets in various languages:
I wish I could say the same of the Italian National Pension System (INPS).
I paid contributions for about 9 years, and now the funds are locked and I can't figure out how to move them to either the US or Japan...
The US Social Security also took over $100k in payments from my payroll, but there's no obvious way to cash out or move the money to another country in case you leave.
@codewiz Same for me in the Swedish system. Also, my eployers did payments into various private pension funds, most of which I have no idea which companies handled it so it's unlikely I'll be able to get to that money.
Italian National Pension System = INPS!
According to Fantozzi, a popular italian comedian hero of the 70s-80s, it was:
Italian National Parasite System
@xerz Japan slowly realized that the only path to economic recovery involved increased participation in the global economy. Taking down language barriers to immigration is part of the new strategy.
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