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Government Pension Investment Fund – Japan

Japan US$ 1.365 Trillion Origin: Contributions

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Established: 2006
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Main Office

Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan
1-4-1 Kasumigaseki
Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo
Japan
Tel: +81-3-3502-2486


Governance

Japan’s Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare appoint the President of the GPIF. There is also an investment committee to help monitor investments.

GPIF Japan

Summary

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) was originally set up in April 2001, replacing the Pension Welfare Service Public Corporation (Nenpuku). It then had an organization change and was reset up on April 1, 2006 as an independent administrative institution with the mission of managing and investing the Reserve Funds of the Employees’ Pension Insurance and the National Pension. The GPIF has taken over the responsibilities of the old Government Pension Investment Fund which was dissolved in March 31, 2006.

The mandate of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is to contribute to the stability of the schemes of Employees’ Pension Insurance and National Pension by investing the reserve funds that is entrusted by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. Profits are paid to the Pension Special Account.


Background on GPIF

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Japan – Total Population

Source: Government of Japan, Annual Series

Historical Assets Under Management – GPIF

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