Do whatever humanly possible. 人としてできる最善のことをしよう。
Everybody else in the world agrees upon the fact that Japan is the least tolerant country in the field of accepting foreign students, workers and even refugees, among all developed nations.
It is based on country’s policy since the Potsdam Cabinet Order after WW2, and can not be simply compared with other developed countries, but let us think a little, you might have met a young Asian student working late at night, at izakaya bars.
When you place orders, don’t they so concentrate on your words not letting out any single word?
You might have met them also working at convenience stores nearby.
Don’t they say “Ohashi ha 1-zen de yoroshiidesuka?”
How many of your young Japanese friends can properly count chopsticks by using “zen” instead of “hon” ?
Due to legal restriction, they only can work 28 hours per week, even though not a small number of those students already have debts just to come to Japan.
Even though many Japanese industries are in trouble with the labor shortage.
Even though everybody recognizes the fact that this shortage slow-downs the pace of the growth of our whole economy.
I am not a politician and may unable to change the legal thing itself, but as a citizen of one of the most developed nations in the world, it’s high time for me to think what kind of small change I can make moving forward.
Gathering up those small but continuous actions, wishing someday we can lead our loving nation to the standing position where it originally should be at.
That is the reason why I so desired to be this profession.
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