The Japanese dream of becoming a “shakai jin” is approaching a zero sum prospect

"For a small fee I will make you feel better and take your depression away."

“For a small fee I will make you feel better and take your depression away.”

After thinking about how Gregory Gumo treated and took advantage of Mariko Akitaya from the information passed onto me concerning Gumo being able to get money out of Akitaya, allegedly promising her marriage, and what has not been released concerning Akitaya, that she might have been pregnant at the time of her death while with Gumo, Japanese women sure are taking a beating in this country dominated by males. In this sense, Gumo acted more like a typical Japanese man (and this isn’t to accuse all Japanese men either) as the accusations observed by many comments placed in blog posts here about Gumo’s involvement in the death of Mariko Akitaya.

Since Japan was built on the “infallibility of its institutions” (ruthlessly enforced by its central banking corporate model), those institutions are now in the process of crumbling, which I think is going to cause further gender inequality, increasing brutal competition for secure jobs (will probably translate to more and more Japanese males looking at the military option for security), and increased aggressiveness in the work place.  And for the youth of Japan? They are going to get ditched. The older generation of Japan holding on to their large cash assets refusing to release these assets or using them wisely for the benefit of Japan’s youth is becoming worrisome.  There are fewer and fewer meaningful jobs for the youth of Japan. In this scenario, Japanese women are going to be forced increasingly out of the work force.

As Tokyo’s population increases every year with more of Japan’s youth heading to Tokyo looking for employment, the problem is going to be exacerbated. And what is one response to this? A Japanese guy has developed a business off the increasingly hyper-competitive corporate struggle in offices in corporate Japan. This new business service provides depressed and nerve shattered female Japanese office workers a young handsome Japanese male who will come to their location at their offices to console them – for a fee. Relieve Depression Company for Female Employees – Course 1: Wipe of the soft tissue: ¥6,000; Course 2: Tissue with a soft touch on the cheek: ¥8,000; Course 3: Full embrace with a few scripted words of encouragement: ¥10,000. Note: I made this up based on fees at hostess clubs. This could be a huge business in Japan.

"Structural reform, we don't need no stinkin' structural reform in Japan."

“Structural reform, we don’t need no stinkin’ structural reform in Japan.”

It turns out that Japan has one of the highest gender inequality rates in the world. This is not surprising at all. The Swiss-based nonprofit World Economic Forum released a Gender Gap Report which ranked Japan 104 out of 136 countries. There have been attempts by the Japanese government (never rely on governments unless you want a welfare benefit) to improve the opportunities for women, many still “retire” from their jobs upon marriage, and most of them quit their jobs or “careers” after giving birth. And getting back to the idea the Japanese government “improving opportunities for woman”, that idea is total rubbish. How can the Japanese government be relied on to “improve opportunities for Japanese women” when Japan is facing enormous competition in what is now an economic depression even though nobody wants to admit this?

What will create even more gender inequality in Japan is Japan’s increasing re-militarization to protect its economic competitiveness with let’s say China.  In Japan’s hyper-competitive work place in its corporations, the toll on women is going to become even more pronounced in the coming years. What have Japanese politicians been screaming for the last 20 years? “Structural reform”, right? When will that take place? With Japan’s shrinking population structural reform isn’t coming. Japan can’t afford to “reform” anything. The only thing being reformed are less births, less sex and more loneliness.  If it went through “structural reform” with out abolishing Japan’s central bank Japan’s corporate elite would lose out.

Finally, check this out dear readers. The other day, I discovered this Japanese man on his “day off” enjoying some exercise to relieve his work-related stress…for a minute there I thought it was the head of the Central Bank of Japan (BoJ) Haruko Kuroda?

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