Friday, February 15, 2008

The tyranny of numbers


According to this morning's Nikkei Shimbun, the folks at the Social Insurance Agency are a bit behind in making the Liberal Democratic Party's deadline, set in July of last year just before the House of Councillors election, of reuniting over 50 million "lost" pension records with their owners by March 31, 2008.

As of February 14, 2008, the Agency has managed, through Herculean effort, to reunite

3.85 million accounts

with their owners, leaving only

47 million accounts

still floating, unattached.

Good luck, and Amaterasuspeed to you, you poor unloved sods.

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Sardines drying at Kanaya Port
Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture
February 26, 2006

1 comment:

japaneconomynews.com said...

You know who to blame: http://sankei.jp.msn.com/affairs/crime/080130/crm0801302223050-n1.htm