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  •  - Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo

    Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 5:58:29 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday submitted laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. Noda has staked his political career on the tax hike plan, but the chance of success looks slim as opposition parties in a divided parliament baulk at cooperating with the government. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo

    Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 5:56:51 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attends a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday submitted laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. Noda has staked his political career on the tax hike plan, but the chance of success looks slim as opposition parties in a divided parliament baulk at cooperating with the government. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda bows during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo

    Japan's PM Yoshihiko Noda bows during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 5:55:48 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows during a news conference at his official residence in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday submitted laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. Noda has staked his political career on the tax hike plan, but the chance of success looks slim as opposition parties in a divided parliament baulk at cooperating with the government. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - A woman walks along a footpath towards a China Minsheng Bank automatic teller machine (ATM) in central Beijing

    A woman walks along a footpath towards a China Minsheng Bank automatic teller machine (ATM) in central Beijing

    Posted: 3/30/2012 4:24:38 AM EST
    A woman walks along a footpath towards a China Minsheng Bank automatic teller machine (ATM) in central Beijing March 30, 2012. Social security funds run by local governments can only be saved in banks or used to purchase government bonds, China's Ministry of Finance said, in official comments on plans by some local governments to put the funds in other investment tools China's official media reported this week. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - Japan's Prime Minister Noda bows deeply after the provisional budget plan was passed at the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Japan's Prime Minister Noda bows deeply after the provisional budget plan was passed at the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 12:55:24 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (R), flanked by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, bows deeply after provisional budget plan was passed at the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday will submit laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attends the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attends the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 12:51:15 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda attends the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday will submit laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS PROFILE)
  •  - Japan's Prime Minister Noda bows after the provisional budget plan is passed during the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Japan's Prime Minister Noda bows after the provisional budget plan is passed during the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 12:49:14 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (R), flanked by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, bows after the provisional budget plan is passed during the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday will submit laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Japan's Prime Minister Noda bows deeply after the provisional budget plan was passed at the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Japan's Prime Minister Noda bows deeply after the provisional budget plan was passed at the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo

    Posted: 3/30/2012 12:45:53 AM EST
    Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (R), flanked by Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, bows deeply after provisional budget plan was passed at the lower house plenary session at the parliament in Tokyo March 30, 2012. Japan's government on Friday will submit laws to double its sales tax by 2015 to fund swelling social security costs in the world's fastest-ageing nation, setting up a showdown that could split the ruling party, force early elections and deepen policy paralysis. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 3/26/2012 4:20:48 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 20, 1962, file photo elderly citizens fill New York?s Madison Square Garden to capacity as they hold a mass rally to hear President John F. Kennedy speak in support of his administration?s program for medical care for the elderly. The president said the arguments against his Medicare program are the same ones raised 25 years ago when social security was proposed. Though he made health care a major campaign issue, as president can't get a plan for the elderly through Congress. (AP Photo/File)
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    Posted: 3/26/2012 4:20:48 AM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1935, file photo President Franklin Roosevelt signs the Social Security Bill in Washington. In 1935 Americans struggle to pay for medical care amid the Great Depression. Roosevelt favors creating national health insurance, but decides to push for Social Security first. He never gets the health program passed. But his Social Security bill will provide old age pensions and unemployment insurance. From left are: Chairman Doughton of the House Ways and Means Committee; Sen. Wagner, D-N.Y, co-author of the bill, Secretary Perkins, Chairman Harrison of the Senate Finance Committee, Rep. Lewis, D-Md., co-author of the measure. (AP Photo/File)
  •  - A member of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) sticks up posters announcing a general strike during a protest in Portugalete

    A member of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) sticks up posters announcing a general strike during a protest in Portugalete

    Posted: 3/20/2012 8:59:01 AM EST
    A member of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) sticks up posters announcing a general strike during a protest in front of a social security centre in Portugalete March 20, 2012. Spanish unions voted for a March 29 general strike on March 9, 2012 after failing to reach a compromise with the government on a labour reform which makes it cheaper to fire workers and more difficult to implement inflation-linked salary hikes. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Unemployed members of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) take part in a protest in front of a social security centre in Portugalete

    Unemployed members of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) take part in a protest in front of a social security centre in Portugalete

    Posted: 3/20/2012 8:54:28 AM EST
    Unemployed members of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) take part in a protest in front of a social security centre in Portugalete March 20, 2012. Spanish unions voted for a March 29 general strike on March 9, 2012 after failing to reach a compromise with the government on a labour reform which makes it cheaper to fire workers and more difficult to implement inflation-linked salary hikes. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - A member of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) sticks up posters announcing a general strike during a protest in Portugalete

    A member of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) sticks up posters announcing a general strike during a protest in Portugalete

    Posted: 3/20/2012 8:51:12 AM EST
    A member of the Asamblea Popular de la Margen Izquierda (Left Bank Popular Assembly) sticks up posters announcing a general strike during a protest in front of a social security centre in Portugalete March 20, 2012. Spanish unions voted for a March 29 general strike on March 9, 2012 after failing to reach a compromise with the government on a labour reform which makes it cheaper to fire workers and more difficult to implement inflation-linked salary hikes. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Elderly women sit at a park in downtown Shanghai

    Elderly women sit at a park in downtown Shanghai

    Posted: 3/16/2012 1:50:01 AM EST
    Elderly women sit at a park in downtown Shanghai March 16, 2012. China's National Social Security Fund, which manages the country's biggest pension fund worth 869 billion yuan ($137.2 billion), made a 5.6 percent return on investments last year, it said on Thursday, up from the prior year's 4.2 percent. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - An elderly man exercises at a park in downtown Shanghai

    An elderly man exercises at a park in downtown Shanghai

    Posted: 3/16/2012 1:48:56 AM EST
    An elderly man exercises at a park in downtown Shanghai March 16, 2012. China's National Social Security Fund, which manages the country's biggest pension fund worth 869 billion yuan ($137.2 billion), made a 5.6 percent return on investments last year, it said on Thursday, up from the prior year's 4.2 percent. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - An elderly woman crosses a street in downtown Shanghai

    An elderly woman crosses a street in downtown Shanghai

    Posted: 3/16/2012 1:46:42 AM EST
    An elderly woman crosses a street in downtown Shanghai March 16, 2012. China's National Social Security Fund, which manages the country's biggest pension fund worth 869 billion yuan ($137.2 billion), made a 5.6 percent return on investments last year, it said on Thursday, up from the prior year's 4.2 percent. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
  •  - An elderly man sits at a park in Shanghai

    An elderly man sits at a park in Shanghai

    Posted: 3/16/2012 1:44:57 AM EST
    An elderly man sits at a park in Shanghai March 16, 2012. China's National Social Security Fund, which manages the country's biggest pension fund worth 869 billion yuan ($137.2 billion), made a 5.6 percent return on investments last year, it said on Thursday, up from the prior year's 4.2 percent. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA

    To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA

    Posted: 3/15/2012 3:49:59 AM EST
    Japan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo March 14, 2012. Japanese ruling party heavyweight Ozawa threatened to vote against sales tax hike bills to fund bulging social security costs, the latest sign of trouble for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's battle to fix the nation's tattered finances. Ozawa, 69, a former Democratic Party of Japan leader, told Reuters in an interview that he still hoped Noda would reconsider his plan to enact bills to double the 5 percent sales tax in two stages by October 2015. Picture taken March 14, 2012. To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA

    To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA

    Posted: 3/15/2012 3:49:16 AM EST
    Japan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa listens to a reporter's question during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo March 14, 2012. Japanese ruling party heavyweight Ozawa threatened to vote against sales tax hike bills to fund bulging social security costs, the latest sign of trouble for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's battle to fix the nation's tattered finances. Ozawa, 69, a former Democratic Party of Japan leader, told Reuters in an interview that he still hoped Noda would reconsider his plan to enact bills to double the 5 percent sales tax in two stages by October 2015. Picture taken March 14, 2012. To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA

    To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA

    Posted: 3/15/2012 3:47:56 AM EST
    Japan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa attends an interview with Reuters in Tokyo March 14, 2012. Japanese ruling party heavyweight Ozawa threatened to vote against sales tax hike bills to fund bulging social security costs, the latest sign of trouble for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's battle to fix the nation's tattered finances. Ozawa, 69, a former Democratic Party of Japan leader, told Reuters in an interview that he still hoped Noda would reconsider his plan to enact bills to double the 5 percent sales tax in two stages by October 2015. Picture taken March 14, 2012. To match Exclusive Interview JAPAN-POLITICS/OZAWA REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS)


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