However there appears to be a competitor in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
On a recent television programme, Shinzo Abe was asked about one of Japan’s most politically delicate topics: immigration. Given that the population is shrinking and fewer than 2 per cent of residents are foreign, was it time for the country to throw open its doors?This was because Abe got straight to reality:
The prime minister’s answer could hardly have been clearer – or more disheartening for advocates of a radical new embrace of outsiders.
“In countries that have accepted immigration, there has been a lot of friction, a lot of unhappiness both for the newcomers and the people who already lived there,” he told the audience, as he held up a white signboard marked with a red “x” to underscore his negative position on the issue.Japan stands by immigration controls despite shrinking population By Jonathan Soble Financial Times June 2, 2014
In recent years Japan has experienced low economic growth and the population is indeed starting to decline. But this is from a very high level of prosperity.
It appears that the Japanese understand what I call the Toilet Paper fallacy – increased population might mean better business for certain components of the economic mechanism but not necessarily for the population as a whole. Mainly it is simply redistributive.
Hence Abe touts immigration, but refugees get shunned By Jeff Kingston The Japan Times Jun 7, 2014
in 2013 the Justice Ministry slammed the door shut for refugees, approving only six asylum seekers’ applications for refugee status out of 3,260 cases — the lowest number in 15 years…Over to you, Ann Corcoran and Brenda Walker
Between 1982 and 2013, Japan has conferred refugee status on a total of 622 asylum seekers.
The Japanese simply have no interest in importing charity cases.
But there is a tremendous campaign to intimidate them. I strongly commend Federale In Japan: It Works—And It Could Work In The U.S. Too
The Japanese, like any other group, possess an employability curve, much like the Bell Curve. However… Japanese worker may be interchangeable, but he is not disposable. Most importantly, he is not simply replaced by immigrants.It is now over a week since this strategic statement on immigration policy by the head of a major Industrial Democracy was picked up by the U.K.'s Financial Times.
On the surface, Japan is a threat to no one—certainly not America. However, by seeking to care for her own people, rather than the Slave Power, Japan is dangerous.
Google News indicates not one American MSM outlet chose to report that the Japanese Prime Minister declared against immigration.
All the news that is fit to print?