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Regarding Eddy Nelson’s Jan. 28 letter, “Why are young adults so glum“: I don’t think Nelson’s letter is a product of malice, but rather one of a naive understanding of young people similar to that which has become so popular among the Japanese media. What Japanese young people really need now is not a sermon, but decent job opportunities and an admission of the economic facts from middle-age and senior Japanese.

As Nelson mentioned, the Japanese working system has both changed and not changed. But most of the changes have been pushed onto younger people; the status quo has remained the same for the majority of senior-level workers.

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