- Oct 24, 2019
Does everyone on this site have to have their posts approved by a moderator? To protect the site against trouble, is it?
What constitutes 'poverty' in Japan ?Japan's latest round of Quantitative Easing is giving a free gift of 2500 US dollars (in Yen) to each of 25 million people who are living in poverty. Says it all really when one of the richest countries in the world has 25 million people living in poverty. And 2500 is unlikely to do them much good either in a place like Japan.
Just people who cannot adapt to Japan's samurai economy and ultra collectivist society and the strictures it places on them.I see the Irish Independent has a story on the 500,000 mostly men between 15 and 39 who have not left their parents homes in over six months and have engaged in no social intercourse during that period. Such people are calle Hikikomori, or hermits, in Japan.
When your young men are becoming vegetables, you know that Capitalism has utterly destroyed your society. Japan used to be a land where men and women married young and had large families. Now it is a land of the old and dying.
The Bank of Japan can lower interest rates all it likes, and do all the QQE it can dream of, but none of this is having any effect. The problem in not a monetary one, but a demographic collapse.
In Japan today, only 30% of graduates have ever had a full time job. This is the Ryanairization of Japan. Even middle class youth in Japan can't dream of owning a home, so they stay home with their parents until middle age. By then, they have become accustomed to staying home and masturbating and would be unable to maintain a sexual relationship. Besides, as we know from recent research, having children over 30 leads to severe health problems in the children. Japanese society has never been overcome with political correctness, and a women over 30 is regarded as an old maid. Few men will want her as a wife. That means that a huge proportion of the men and women in Japan regard themselves, and each other, as unmarriable.
Of course, Ireland is also suffering from demographic collapse. The only difference is that our ruling class has decided to replace the native population of Ireland with immigrants. Japan is resisting doing that.
'Hikikomori' - What it is and how it means half a million young people don't leave their homes in Japan - Independent.ie
Just people who cannot adapt to Japan's samurai economy and ultra collectivist society and the strictures it places on them.
I think they are the individualist-leaning citizens of Japan. Though withdrawal can quickly take on the aspects of a mental illness.