John_Barleycorn wrote:Somebody help me out with the pension kerfuffle here. From what I understand, a lot of the greasy politicians caught not paying their pension dues didn't pay, for the most part, when the system was voluntary. You don't pay, you don't collect. It's simple in my mind, but is this such a great sin that it must result in resignations? Help me read between the lines.
sos wrote:It isn't voluntary to pay for the pension premiums. By law, "adults" are required to pay into the pension scheme.
sos wrote:BTW, I was asked by the government to be in "kokumin nenkin" but now that I am in (I think) "shakai nenkin" my company chips in for some of the pension I would be entitled to when I am, you know, 65 (what a scary thought ).
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