Japan’s Pension System and Sustainability

Date: Monday, 4 October 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 JST | 08:00 - 09:00 BST
Platform: Zoom

Pension plans are at the top of the food chain in our financial and economic system. More than $50 trillion are held in workplace and personal pension plans, leaving workers and savers with significant, mostly untapped, influence to affect real world outcomes through a range of financial intermediaries. However, the design of private retirement systems often undermines the ability of plan boards and managers, acting on our behalf, to be responsible investors, active stewards and allocators of capital to economic activities with desirable social and environmental outcomes.

Over the six months, the PRI has undertaken research in relation to Japan’s pension system to identify challenges and foster debate about how we can deliver both financial security for savers and good environmental and social outcomes.

In this session, we will present new research on Japan, and discuss challenges and recommendations.


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Opening remarks (Japanese)

Michiyo Morisawa, Head of Japan, PRI 

Presentation of research  (Japanese and English)

Ryujiro Miki, Specially Appointed Researcher, Research Institute for Policies on Pension and Aging (RIPPA)
Nikolaj Halkjaer Pedersen, Senior Lead, Human Rights, PRI

Panel discussion (Japanese)

Ryujiro Miki, Specially Appointed Researcher, RIPPA
Toshio Shibasaki, Managing Director, Eisai Employee’s Pension Fund
Kazuyuki Mitsuhashi, Senior Deputy General Manager, Asset Management Division, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Moderator: Natsuho Torii, Senior Specialist, Policy, PRI


Important note: This webinar will be held in Japanese and English with simultaneous interpretation.