My Japanese Pension Service informed me today after I submitted all the paper work that my yearly amount would be. This is paid every other month. I'm on the KOKOMIN type of nenkin. I will be deducted old age care called kaigo nen starting next April. We had other members here post about nenkin but this is my actual story. I've paid into for some time. How many years, not sure. The last amount I was paying monthly of \14800 and when I first started it might have been around \10000 or there about per month. The benefit of paying into the Japanese Pension Service is when you are 65 years of age you get some kind of care if you become disable. I don't know anything about it other then it is called kaigo nen. I think it will cost about \6000 per month starting next April. So my actual payment received will actually be less then what I've been paying into the pension plan. Luckily I get US social security, which too is small since I haven't paid into it since 93. But anyway, I just want to let you all know that for Kokomin payout, you actually won't know what you'll get until on your 65th birthday after submitting all the paper work. So there you have it. Someone here said the amounts do vary, which in fact they do, my wife gets a few more yen then me. Now I understand why I see 70, 80 year olders and beyond still working. They probably are in the same position as I. For those of you collecting a Japanese pension, would you like to share your story here.