Conservative Opposition Party in Japan Calls for Universal Basic Income

Opposition Ishin pledges streamlined social safety net as election nears by consolidating social security programs into a single basic income plan.  By: TSUBASA YODA Japan’s conservative opposition Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Innovation Party) unveiled a new economic policy plan Monday that would consolidate much of the country’s social welfare system into a universal basic income program. The party envisions paying between 60,000 yen and 100,000 yen ($550 to $910) per month to everyone regardless of age. This would replace

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