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Japan's job market worsens in August as coronavirus damage persists

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By Yoshifumi Takemoto

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I guess Japan wont need any foreign labour.

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Invariably.

This could well be tip of iceberg, the real unemployment situation in the world is far more serious and mind-cracking than the highly conservative estimate often reported by the media..

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3% is not high but I guess this only covers those that are registered as unemployed.

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I guess Japan wont need any foreign labour.

You tell me they won't need people from other parts of Asia come to Japan to "train" how to pick rice?

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And that's just the rosy figures. Imagine the real ones!

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You tell me they won't need people from other parts of Asia come to Japan to "train" how to pick rice?

NO, we won't. As long a one Japanese is without a job, without a home, without hope, Japan won't need foreign labor. Moreover, if foreigners don't like picking rice and the income that comes with it, they are welcome to go home and pick rice in their own country.

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And that's just the rosy figures. Imagine the real ones!

LOL, Dude you always say the same thing. the data is fake! Come up with something new. Just accept the fact Japan is in good shape. Low unemployment numbers, low covid deaths, Just accept the fact that Japan is much better than the West. You can't accept it can you? You can't accept the fact that Japan is so much better than your country. It eats away at you and you cling to any falsehood.

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The Japanese government manipulating data to conceal the severity of the situation? Say it ain't so!

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-japan-unemployment-idUSKBN2350Y0

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The Japanese government manipulating data to conceal the severity of the situation? Say it ain't so!

LOL

From the article:

Among those categorised as employed, those on furlough more than tripled to 4.2 million in April from the previous month. Although many furloughed workers will eventually go back to their jobs, 

and furloughed workers get paid.

Dude is the best you got?

LOL

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Ah the old good fake numbers of the ultra conservative media with a freedom of press ranked as the lowest within the democratic countries around the world.

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and furloughed workers get paid.

Since when? Furloughed people absolutely don't get paid. Furlough is a layoff with a promise of rehire.

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Completely out of interest...what really counts is the development of incomes, bank accounts etc. You simply cannot pay at the supermarket register by saying that you are still employed despite a corona crisis but just don’t have any more money.

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Japan is in good shape? Compared to? A Kamakazi pilot? But as I lower my goggles I have a sence that the government would never lie and all those previous difficultys what with redacted, shredded documents? Should not stop me from Flying over the ocean looking for a ship to crash into. It's all about love.

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Since when? Furloughed people absolutely don't get paid. Furlough is a layoff with a promise of rehire.

LOL, By law the Furloughed worker gets at least 60% of his salary. Most firms are paying 100%.

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Honestly I am tired of working. You can have my job.

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You can't accept the fact that Japan is so much better than your country.

If you say so...

It eats away at you and you cling to any falsehood.

Not really. Japan is just eating away at itself and sinking fast.

Have a nice day now, ya hear!

https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japanese-officials-knew-of-flawed-labor-data-for-5-years

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https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/Japanese-officials-knew-of-flawed-labor-data-for-5-years

LOL From the article The panel concluded that there was no intentional cover-up at an institutional level

Not really. Japan is just eating away at itself and sinking fast.

yeah right , thats why the US President just tested positive for Covid 19.

Have a nice day now, ya hear!

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Out of every data from the least trusted government in the developed world, labor statistics is the worst of the worst data for the case of Japan. No foreign investor trusts it at all!

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yeah right , thats why the US President just tested positive for Covid 19.

How does that support your.. er.. viewpoints? And what's it got to do with me?

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Considering the excess mortality related with the covid-19, I think many countries manipulate various statistics. The excess mortality of Japan is less than zero, therefore, Japanese statistics could be slightly better than those of the other countries.  Please figure out the terrible situation of your countries before criticizing Japan

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I guess Japan wont need any foreign labor.

The reality is most skilled labor in Japan is foreign.

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