Extension of retirement age for civil servants Watch over government response S.A. Secretary-General Komei Saito May 22 14:00
Regarding a bill to raise the retirement age of national civil servants, including prosecutors, Komeito’s Secretary-General Saito expressed his intention not to reconsider or rule out the government’s response as the new coronavirus spreads.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday expressed his intention to reconsider the treatment of a bill that would gradually raise the retirement age of national civil servants, including prosecutors, saying that it could not proceed forward without the public’s understanding.
Komeito’s secretary-general, Saito, said at a press conference, “The fundamental idea is to have the elderly who are motivated to work for a long time in the midst of the declining birthrate and aging population, and the ruling party has decided to continue deliberations in the current Diet, and it has not changed yet.”
On the other hand, when asked about the possibility of scrapping the bill, he said, “I would like to see the government respond. With the spread of the new coronavirus, there has been a rapid change in social conditions, such as the loss of jobs for young people, and it is not necessary to discuss the contents of the review.”