Test intended to cull foreigners

Nasu, Tochigi

When Japan Airlines introduced foreign cabin attendants, the counter-argument at the time was that, in an emergency, Japanese passengers might not be saved because the foreign cabin attendants would not be able to communicate with them.

The intended purpose of the health ministry’s nursing exam is not to certify foreign applicants but to send them back to their home country after they have been exploited for three to four years.

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walter engl