Discrimination in Japan: Generational and Educational Gap
Unlike the United States as well as West as a whole, discrimination in Japan runs deeper than it seems; however, people in general are ignorant about such discrimination going on in the nation due to the fact that Japanese media and the government has closed their eyes on the situations the weak has faced with.
Since the beginning of the modern era, in which Age of Geographical Discovery has been begun, discrimination is mainly enacted based on races or ethnicities, and such took clear shape as tragedies, especially in and around the Western world; at the same time, such clear distinctions based on skin colors let people being ignorant about personalities each individual had. Those distinction provoking mass genocides and deep sorrow, however, has become less represented than it had been as time advances. Ultimately, with the birth of the first Black American president on the world's only super power dictated the advent of the new age, which is a result of efforts African Americans has engaged in to change their nation dynamically.
Back in issues of Japan, distinctions between people are hidden under the conditions of the homogeneous race and the naive idea of equality among people across the nation, which is shaped through Japanese economic expansion started from the 1960s to the 1970s.
In point of fact, such picture-perfect society, however, was a made-up myth created by Japanese media and the government. With Oil Shock inflation occurred in the '70s, Japanese economic expansion firstly marked sub-zero growth at the postwar ear, and it caused to take a toll on people at the bottom of the hierarchical order, who engage in factories and the like. Still, majority of Japanese people had believed the mythology of perfection of their nation until Japanese major economic decline without no doubt.
The economic decline caused by asset bubble burst in the early '90s, Japanese working condition got worse that no one can ignore. The recession has lasted more than a couple of decade twenty years later, spawning many number of working poor. Not only such low-income population; increase of college graduate, whom Japanese companies provide only positions of irregular employment, spread the pervasive feeling of generational discrimination while older generations hang on their posts without getting retire even getting aged after their expected retirement age. Such low-income wave surge ahead even middle-aged employees.
As the nation wobbles with such negative issues, various matters that has been suppressed to the public is uncovered, including true rate of Japanese literacy; the truth of people who couldn't get enough education due to narrow circumstances or school refusal because of burring and such has been hidden under the nation's vain pride of 100% literacy. Most of Japanese schools, however, let such people graduate and put them into the real society. Without anyone's notice, they have suffer under the uncovered truth. What's more; the longstanding recession jeopardize the management of evening schools in which those who couldn't learn at schools in their childhood can learn essential skills, including writing, reading and such, and the majority of those schools are allowed to keep going on by the volunteer activities of university students and local citizens.
Is this situation universal or not?
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