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Japan’s Lower House Passes Bill to Let Workers Stay on to 65

Japan’s lower house of parliament approved legislation that would give private-sector workers the right to remain in their jobs until they are 65 years old rather than 60 as the nation struggles with welfare costs.

Lawmakers passed the bill yesterday, according to the lower house website. It would take effect in April next year after approval in the upper chamber, where the ruling and opposition parties have expressed support for the measure.