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
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.
はちおうじ子ども食堂開店しまーす！ pic.twitter.com/sE6G7kujra— はちおうじ子ども食堂 (@8_kodomoshokudo) 2016年8月13日
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 –
こ、これは！魂消た…！— 非自公民の脱原発に一票（しろ） (@xciroxjp) 2014年10月7日
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
(Do) vote for non-LDP denuclearization
Japan… how unusual! (surprise) #so much!?
8 October 2014 00:00