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Old 02-14-2017, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Macao
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Japan already has too large of a population.

They also aren't a short-term sighted country. A short-term sighted country might think that today we have a lot of older people, and therefore need to forever change our population with a ton of 'other' people (which forever bring in other social issues).

Japan thinks long-term. The older generation will die out. Japan already has too many people. In the long-run, for resources and everything else, it makes sense that you reign this in.

The cultural biases of United States 'short-term economic thinking without long-term foresight' isn't applicable to Japan.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:04 AM
 
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Japan already has too large of a population.

They also aren't a short-term sighted country. A short-term sighted country might think that today we have a lot of older people, and therefore need to forever change our population with a ton of 'other' people (which forever bring in other social issues).

Japan thinks long-term. The older generation will die out. Japan already has too many people. In the long-run, for resources and everything else, it makes sense that you reign this in.

The cultural biases of United States 'short-term economic thinking without long-term foresight' isn't applicable to Japan.
There are social costs with declining population as well, especially it is too fast. Living standards will deteriorate instead of improving, and that's not just for retirees.

But I agree in the long run, if managed well, it is really no big deal. The west is simply obessed with two things

1) needing the young working population to pay for the retirement of the old
2) we are "supposed" to be diverse and welcoming to immigrants.

Neither of these are necessary.
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Old 02-22-2017, 10:32 PM
 
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Please check carefully how most of those areas were ruled during world war 2 first.


Collabaration governments were not officially included in the Japanese empire. Thailand was also a collabaration government with Japan during world war 2, yet it was also not officially included in the Japanese empire.


But it is correct to say China was part of the Mongol Empire, or Mongolia was part of the Qing empire, or HK was part of the British empire, Taiwan was part of the Japanese empire, they were officially included into the empires.


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Many parts of the Chinese coast were part of the Japanese empire!!
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:12 AM
 
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Most visitors to Japan are from China and South Korea.
But I seldom hear Chinese and South Koreans saying they want to move to Japan and Taiwan.
Western countries, Singapore and HK are usually their top choices.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:21 PM
 
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If Japan doesn't want to let more people in, then Western people just need to leave them the hell alone. I'm tired of Europe and North America dictating to the entire world what they should do. Japan doesn't need more foreigners, they need less stress. How are you gonna raise kids when you're married to your job more than your wife or husband?

And as I keep saying time and time again, the world has way too many people. Every country in the world should have population decline, not growth. When the old people in Japan born before 1960 are dead, then the demographic crisis is over, and the population will be stabilized. Asian culture thinks about the future in terms of years and decades, not the next quarter


O.K., but it's more complicated than that. The problem is, soon Japan won't have enough working-age people to provide health-care services to the ballooning elder population. Then there won't be enough working-age people to do any necessary jobs at all, or maintain their services and infrastructure. Everyone will just be old, and collecting benefits, and no one working, or paying into their social security system.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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japan will probably just build nursing robots.

South Korea's population is decreasing since many of the women are educated.

You'll see even more demographic problems in the PRC as more women are educated and the effects of the 1 child policy.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:15 AM
 
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I'm shocked by your ignorance. Are you living in a bubble?

Japan is open to immigrants from all over the world. I personally know quite a few naturalized Japanese citizens originally from China. It's incredibly easy to apply for Japanese citizenship, but it takes longer to become a permanent resident.

The second richest man in Japan, Masayoshi Son, has ancestors from North Korea.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:41 AM
 
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No, one thing that's admired about Japan is their national pride and unique culture. They don't wish to throw that all away as Europe is doing.
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Old 08-07-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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Japan is more diverse than some people may think. On a recent flight from Narita to LAX I met a gentleman who was born in India. He and his parents immigrated to Japan when he was a child. He works for a mainland Chinese manufacturing firm with a branch office in Tokyo.


He is fluent in both English and Japanese. His boss and his friends were on the way to their annual trip to Las Vegas. As no one in the group speaks English he has to go along as an interpreter. He was complaining that on these trips he gets little sleep as the boss and friends are up all night gambling.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Japan is more diverse than some people may think. On a recent flight from Narita to LAX I met a gentleman who was born in India. He and his parents immigrated to Japan when he was a child. He works for a mainland Chinese manufacturing firm with a branch office in Tokyo.


He is fluent in both English and Japanese. His boss and his friends were on the way to their annual trip to Las Vegas. As no one in the group speaks English he has to go along as an interpreter. He was complaining that on these trips he gets little sleep as the boss and friends are up all night gambling.
Getting a job in Japan is actually ridiculously easy as long as you learn Japanese. The room for upward mobility can be an issue, though. No cap on the number of work visas, nobody expects you to be a rocket scientist or something, the government makes the process very easy.

You can apply for Japanese citizenship after working and paying taxes for 5 years.

On my trip to Tokyo a couple of years ago, I met a few Chinese immigrants and one German immigrant. One of them told me his son was just admitted to the medical school in the University of Tokyo, the golden ticket to success in Japan. Apparently, there's no such a thing like Affirmative Action that discriminates against Chinese and Korean kids. Japan is a merit-based society, you work hard, you get rewarded. The German guy married a Japanese woman, and he seems to be pretty happy there.
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