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Japan's workers scramble to make up $187,000 retirement shortfall

Report prompts young investors to flock to savings accounts and finance seminars

Japanese people, many still far from retirement, are rushing to savings and investment programs to supplement their public pensions.

TOKYO -- A panel report from Japan's financial regulator estimates that an average elderly couple will need an extra 20 million yen ($186,768) to fund a 30-year retirement. That has prompted retail investors, many still in their 20s, to start building up assets on their own.

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