Episode 5: Japan
This podcast highlights the financing structure of the Japanese healthcare system. Expenditures in Japan as a percentage of GDP were at 11% of its $5.1 trillion economy in 2019, with life expectancy settling at 84.4 before SARS-CoV-2. Per capita, GNI was at $41,580 in 2019. Learn about the history, the actuarial challenges, the benefits as well as gaps for residents, and the changes occurring within the universal healthcare financing landscape of this declining population of 126 million, 378 thousand square kilometers country. (Figures from the World Bank, World Atlas, and OECD)
This podcast’s presenters areYosuke Fujisawa, FIAJ, CERA and Japan Country Lead, and Shereen Sayre, ASA, MAAA, Project Team Lead for the IAA Healthcare Funding Report.