Yoshio Sasajima, an economist at Meiji Gakuin University in Tokyo. He says the growth of the working poor -- not seen in such numbers since Japan surged to wealth in the 1980s -- has been a shock to a country that once prided itself on being a bastion of economic equality. (AP)© Japan Today
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It is unprecedented to see such a widening income gap in Japan. Our society is definitely becoming a class society.
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