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Japan has one of the strongest economies in the world. Obviously Japan can afford to build nursing colleges and train nurses. But it has chosen to drastically cut spending on health and other social services and instead spend the money on the military. And it has decided to import nurses from the Philippines. Japan will get these nurses at no cost: Filipinos will pay for their training with their taxes.

Japan is not the only culprit. England imports nurses from the Philippines, and Australia imports doctors from wherever. This is a continuation of the plunder of colonial times.

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