• Glasgow, Scotland

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Regarding the April 2 article “Axed Brazilians, Peruvians to be paid to leave Japan,” I find it amazing that the Japanese government is doing this . . . it sounds like voluntary deportation to me. In the United Kingdom we have around 65 million people. Unemployment is running at around 2 million, which to us is a crisis. But our government would be hounded out of office if it tried to pay people of British ancestry from the Falklands or Gibraltar, or other colonies and protectorates to go home and never come back. I just think it’s the wrong way to tackle the problem. You welcomed these people to Japan, they worked hard for you, and when they need help the solution is to send them away with a few hundred thousand yen to rebuild their lives.

ian mcclumpha

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