Elderly couple. photo (cc): dannychoo - flickr - 3565955787A Deliberative Poll on was held at Keio University on May 28 and 29, 2011 in Mita, Tokyo.  The main theme was “Pension System, A Generational Choice.” One hundred twenty seven people composed of male, female, and all generations were chosen from randomly selected three thousand people from all over Japan. Some participants were from Iwate, Miyagi, and Fukushima Prefecture therefore turning each classroom into a microcosm of Japan.

The participants discussed three themes including “Social Insurance Method or All Tax Method” in small groups. At the plenary session, participants asked scholars and specialists a variety of questions related to the theme.

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