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Old 08-29-2016, 04:58 PM
 
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Japan right now is undergoing a massive demographic crisis and Western economists/leaders are urging them to open up their country to immigration. Since it is much easier to assimilate people of similar racial backgrounds, should Japan consider opening up its immigration to China and Korea? I can't imagine Japan agreeing to immigrants of a different racial/cultural background since that would fundamentally alter its culture so China and Korea seem to be its only option. It may be necessary to stem off the demographic decline but it may also lead to political changes that would be unfavorable to the US such as a more pro-Chinese government in Japan. Nevertheless, do you think that is worth it?
There is no demographic crisis, complete nonsense.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:15 PM
 
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There is no demographic crisis, complete nonsense.
I agree. The only demographic crisis that is going on is that the world has too many people. Any reduction in population should be seen as a good thing decades form now, but Western perspectives think every country must keep growing population. It's unsustainable, the environment in the world is completely trashed.
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Old 08-29-2016, 05:39 PM
 
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I agree. The only demographic crisis that is going on is that the world has too many people. Any reduction in population should be seen as a good thing decades form now, but Western perspectives think every country must keep growing population. It's unsustainable, the environment in the world is completely trashed.
No matter how large the population is, we must have new born babies for obvious reasons.
Sometimes the distribution of ages among a population can be more important than the size.
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Old 08-29-2016, 06:11 PM
 
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No matter how large the population is, we must have new born babies for obvious reasons.
Sometimes the distribution of ages among a population can be more important than the size.
There is always going to be new born babies.

Having a system set up where there is a need for a constant growing population is about as screwed up as it can get, and is really nothing more than a Ponzi scheme. There is a point where there will be just too damn many people, and then what? Of course the answer will be to cut the quality of life for people in order for more to come.

How about just fix the damn system that is based upon population growth? Japan

Smart, educated populations tend to limit their reproduction, it is because they are educated and know the consequences of having too many kids and not being able to afford them, or provide a great quality of life for them. This is why so many first world nations are in some sort of "demographic crisis", which is complete BS. The locals, citizens, have opted not to increase the population at such rapid rates, yet the gov seems to ignore this and the citizens are not holding the gov accountable for this.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:35 PM
 
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Their is a clear difference between sustaining population like Germany is trying to die and population growth, If Japan does not increase the number of babies the number of people out of the workforce compared to the number of people in the workforce would be astronomical, Imagine if only 30% of a country supports the remaining 70% of the country. Such jobs will be plentiful but who is going to pay for all the old people's medical bills. Unless Japan mechanizes it's medical injury the collapse is going to be catastrophic, Their are some benefits from all of this but the drawbacks seem pretty bad also. No one wants unrestricted growth but if Japan can't stay around 100 million people its economy might go with the population.
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Old 09-04-2016, 10:40 PM
 
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Japan can offer free homes for couples that have three or more children.
In a developed country, the cost of raising one child is a six-figure number. I forgot the exact number.
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Old 09-05-2016, 01:39 AM
 
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I think Japan should've invited more migrants to atleast revive its decaying economic growth. Japan is done for, compared to the more innovative Korea and China.. Japan have long enjoyed Western technological transfer, lax import tax and producing cheaper products. It was basically China in the 80s. Now Japan is too expensive for investor, who see China and Korea as cheaper alternative. The US should also have abolished the old system of Japan when they occupied the country, since currently its being ruled by the exact same family and structure. Thus they wouldn't want to populate their country with lesser Asian race.
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Old 09-08-2016, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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I guess they can take in some poor north Koreans. They be most willing to go.
Not a good idea, given the mental and physical condition of the North Koreans, and being used to communism where they can't spell the words Compete/Competition.

Those that have escaped from North to South Korea have been, largely, problematic, and poor risks for employment. Many suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Small wonder that South Korea has little desire to re-unite with North Korea! They eye-popping costs to accomplish that is the biggest deterrent.

I'm sure South Korea would be more than happy to hand over the entirety of North Korea to Japan or China! Good riddance!
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Old 02-12-2017, 11:24 PM
 
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People like to use the UK as an example of a first world nation full of immigrants from ex colonies.

Remember Englsh is an international language and Japanese is not.

China was never a colony or territory of Japan.
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Old 02-13-2017, 06:33 PM
 
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People like to use the UK as an example of a first world nation full of immigrants from ex colonies.

Remember Englsh is an international language and Japanese is not.

China was never a colony or territory of Japan.
Many parts of the Chinese coast were part of the Japanese empire!!


The UK and Spain were smart enough to land grab and expand before anyone else did. Russia was too concentrated on one continent. China was restricted to an Mainland Asia inc.


UK = British Isles, Australia, Canada, USA.
Spain = South America, Spain, Portugal.
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