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  • What's new in the market?

    We bring you a roundup of what's new in the market in recent weeks. It pays to know what's happening in the industry so you are not caught unawares. It can even be a sneak peek into what's to come in your home market.

    Date : 02 Apr 2018
  • Japan: Nippon Life in deal of nearly US$1 bln to boost bancassurance

    Japan's private sector life insurer, Nippon Life Insurance, has signed an agreement to acquire an 85% stake in MassMutual Japan, a unit of US-based mutual life insurer MassMutual Financial Group, in a JPY104.2 billion (US$980 million) deal.

    Date : 06 Mar 2018
  • Japan: Insurers lower life insurance premiums on longer life spans

    Major insurer, Nippon Life Insurance, will cut premiums for life insurance products by up to 20% as its payout is on the decline due to the rising longevity of policyholders, company officials say. The discounts will take effect on policies purchased after March.

    Date : 22 Feb 2018
  • Japan: 1st medical plan with entry age up to 90 introduced

    With Japan facing an aging population and growing life expectancy, Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance has introduced the first healthcare insurance plan that allows for the enrollment of customers up to 90 years of age.

    Date : 12 Jan 2018
  • Japan: Record dip in population as births fall below 1 mln

    The number of babies born in Japan fell below 1 million for the first time in 2016, while over 1.3 million people died, resulting in the largest population decline on record according to the results of a government survey revealed last week.

    Date : 06 Jun 2017
  • Japan, Singapore and Australia among world leaders in life expectancy

    APAC has fared well when it comes to life expectancy, with Japan, Singapore and Australia living longer lives compared to those from almost all other countries with the exception of the Swiss, based on the World Health Organisation's (WHO) latest World Health Statistics report issued last week.

    Date : 23 May 2017
  • New index shows disparity among regions in healthcare access and quality

    A much anticipated ranking of healthcare quality in 195 countries released last week showed the large inequity of access to good healthcare in regions across the world. Australia was the best performing of the APAC nations at no. 6. Japan just missed top 10, coming in at 11th, but virtually all the countries are in Western Europe, where almost every nation has some form of universal health coverage.

    Date : 23 May 2017
  • Asia: A need to act early on ageing populations, warns IMF

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has called on Asian economies to learn from Japan's experience and act early to cope with rapidly ageing populations, warning that parts of the region risk "getting old before becoming rich."

    Date : 16 May 2017
  • Japan: Population slips for sixth consecutive year

    Japan's population has fallen for the sixth consecutive year, though a rise in the number of foreign residents has cushioned the pace of decline, reported Kyodo News.

    Date : 18 Apr 2017