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Regarding Mark Schreiber’s June 10 translation (“Students: Take this job and shove it“) of a recent Flash article: I have to admit that, being a senior business student at York University in Toronto, Canada, I somewhat envy Japanese graduates who have the luxury of declining multiple-job offers on such a scope that it goes into a newspaper.

Although, unlike Japan, Canada is open to immigration, which keeps the competition for jobs alive, immigrant professionals in fact are the only ones who keep the income gap between the rich and the poor from growing, according to Statistics Canada. This statement has made fact-of-life headlines.

But now, with talks that “monocultural” Japan should open its borders to immigration to offset the aging workforce, the situation may become similar to the one in “multicultural” Canada.

matvei kruglyak