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Japan withdraws report casting doubt on pension system

Finance Minister Aso slams panel, says findings have 'caused extreme worries'

Finance Minister Taro Aso speaks at a news conference on June 11.   © Kyodo

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The government effectively withdrew Tuesday a recent report that casts doubt on the ability of the public pension system to sustain people's livelihoods in the face of a rapidly aging society, in an apparent bid to assuage voter concerns ahead of a national election.

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