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Sep 28, 2016

Rapid increase in soup kitchens for hungry children in Japan – Terrible Abe administration and Indifference of the People –

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Rapid increase in soup kitchens for hungry children in Japan – Terrible Abe administration and Indifference of the People –
 The article describes an abnormal situation in Japan, the richest country in the world, where there are many hungry children. You can immediately understand how rich Japan is by seeing Abepyon extravagantly spend money abroad. I want to say that he should use the money for children in Japan.

Reading the following tweet, I’m sure I am not the only one that wants to say “You bastard.” There is no way that such Abe administration is supported. However, the Democratic Party is much more unforgivable. Then what should we do?
From any angle, inevitably Japan will see a bankruptcy. In the future, people in the world will laugh at the foolishness of us Japanese people. Everybody will think that Greeks, who experienced bankruptcy due to preferential treatment of civil servants, was more respectable than the Japanese people. Although the Abe administration does terrible things this much, the people are indifferent to such a terrible administration.

September 20, 2016
Masatoshi Takeshita

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Shanti-phula has indicated some parts of the following text in black boldface type or in red letters.


English translation of reprint from the Japanese version of Sputnik – September 20, 2016 –

There are soup kitchens for children who feel hungry or live in poverty in Japan. The number of “soup kitchens for children” was only 21 in 2013 but it has increased to more than 300 across the country during subsequent three years. The number of “soup kitchens” is 319 now. The number is increasing more. ABC News gave a report on it.

According to Daily Mail, Ms. Setsuko Ito, a leader of a volunteer group which engages in activities for children and young people at local communities in Tokyo, says that there are children who don’t have enough money to buy a plastic bottle of water or juice though wearing a nice dress or having an expensive smartphone because Japan have a habit to hide poverty.

“Soup kitchens” are visited by children who eat poorly for an economic reason or have meals alone at home because their parents work. Most of “soup kitchens for children” are sustained through donation from various groups and supporters, Daily Mail says.

A certain manager of “soup kitchen” says that he has dinner with children to give an opportunity to have one-on-one communication, to children who lack daily communication with parents who work all day long.


Ms. Ito point out that the government, which pays attention to an increase in “soup kitchens for children,” has already showed its intention to seriously address countermeasures against children’s poverty.

According to reported statistics, about half of children of single-parent households live in poverty. The average monthly pay for single-female-parent household is approximately 1,500 dollars.

Source: Twitter – October 7, 2014 –

As for public servants’ salaries, Japan’ salary system for public servants is quite unusual among advanced counties. (Story notebook for world economy)

World average annual salary for                              World average salary for
public servants (JPY)                                   private citizens (JPY)

01Japan                  8.98 million                             01 Denmark            478,200
02 U.S.                    3.57 million                             02 Switzerland        465,700
03 Britain                2.56 million                             04 U.S.                    403,500
04 Canada               2.38 million                             05 Britain                360,000
05 Italy                    2.17 million                             07 Germany             353,700
06 France                1.98 million                             13 Sweden               325,300
07 Germany             1.94 million                             15 Japan               314,600


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