Regarding the Oct. 21 article by Michael Hoffman, “Only immigrants can save Japan,” Hoffman missed the primary reasons Hidenori Sakanaka’s arguments — which he reviewed and quoted — are quite cogent.
Sakanaka suggests that Japan open its immigration policies to allow 10 million immigrants into Japan between now and 2050 (357,000 people per year). Put in perspective Japan’s current (permanent) immigration in 2011 totalled 46,000, down 46 percent from 85,000 in 2006.
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