More Japanese Dissatisfied with Personal Assets: Govt Survey

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Tokyo, Aug. 30 (Jiji Press)--More Japanese people are dissatisfied with their personal assets than a year before, a Cabinet Office survey showed on Friday.

The proportion of respondents who were "dissatisfied" or "somewhat dissatisfied" rose 2.1 percentage points from the previous year to 54.3 pct.

The survey was conducted between June 13 and 30, amid controversy over a Financial Services Agency report suggesting that, on top of pension income, Japanese people need at least 20 million yen in life savings for post-retirement life.

"Public concerns about preparations for the future seem to have heightened," a Cabinet Office official said.

In the survey, a total of 10,000 people at 18 or over were interviewed. Of them, 54.9 pct gave valid responses.

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