Tuesday, May 13, 2014

On Behind Hate Speech

The quarterly estimate of Japan's GDP Jan-March 2014 will soon be released and it is expected to be going up. On the other hand, people's mindset doesn't seem to change little: They refrain from spending and worry about job loss.

What's worse, the press spreads the view that decreasing younger population decreases people's future standard of life, for which there's no clear theoretical or empirical evidence, and makes people worry even further.

In such an atmosphere, some people come insisting on the need to exclude Korean and Chinese residents and to restrict immigration. Basically they are not worth listening to, but it seems to me that there are a lot of people frustrated or bored with their life behind such a hate speech, and I am needlessly afraid that it will gradually escalate into an unexpected disturbance somewhere unexpected.




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