Uniqlo is another example. I know a university student who is half Chinese, half Japanese. She speaks Chinese and English as well as Japanese, which is her first language. She has a part-time job in Uniqlo in Ginza and told me she got it because of her language ability. Many part-timers hired there are multilingual so that they can deal with foreign customers.
This is actually a big part of this nation's economic woes problem. Japan Inc. continues to rely on salarymen who suffer from myopia and only speak Japanese, while forward-thinking, multilingual youth are relegated to low-paying, part-time jobs.
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