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Regarding Takamitsu Sawa’s March 21 article, “Building a happy society means junking GDP myth“: It is interesting to find that, according to Sawa, “affluence and happiness don’t mean the same.” I, too, hope that Japan will become a “happy” country where those who want to work can get jobs without being discriminated against because of gender or age.

At present, it is very difficult for most people over the age of 35 or 40 to obtain jobs that they are qualified to do, despite Japan’s Equal Employment Law.

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