Need to Change for Foreign Workers in Japan

The followings are reported in a Japanese newspaper about foreigners working in Japan.

There are some young people who come from abroad to work as foreign students and technical interns. These people has been increasing but also sad stories are increasing. These are young foreigners commit suicide due to a hard work and economically harsh conditions.

The mortuary of such Viet Nam young people is increasing to the temple where there are Viet Nam nuns in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Experts complain that foreigners need to improve their working environment and support their lives. “Nisshin Cave” is a temple in Minato-ku, Tokyo, on its shelf, a brand new mortuary written in the Vietnamese is lined up tightly. Eighty one pillars from 2012 to the end of July this year are placed there. According to the nun Tick Tam Qi (40), many of them are technical interns and foreign students in their twenties and thirties. Four young people were killed by themselves in July this year.

Three were trainees, one was an international student, due to suddenly death or suicide. A twenty-five-year-old skilled intern who committed suicide on July 15 left a note to the company, his brother in Japan, and his family in Vietnam. It was spelled that “It was painful because there were violence and bullying” while he was at the work related to the painting job.

His brother in Japan got a call from him saying “I am very lonely, I am drinking beer by myself”. The next day, I found him hanging out by riverside.

It is very sad story. I have worked abroad for about seven years when I was a single. I was lonely and no relatives there. But fortunately, there were no bullying and economic difficulties.

Now Japan is accepting many foreigners as students and technical interns. Most of them are very poor and in the difficult conditions.

Through this opportunity, we have to change this environment. To give good conditions for them is a responsibility for Japan and is.

Finding out Truths

The following are sentences from some essay.

“It is very funny if you give a monkey a “rakkyou”, which is a plant from the onion family which produces an edible bulb. Because he peels a first skin wondering if there is something inside. But another skin appears. Then he peels again thinking it is carefully packed. Then he repeats peeling again and again to find out until something inside of a rakkyou. Finally, he finds that there is nothing there.

Do you think this is the jus story applied to monkey? You cannot laugh a monkey because a human does the same thing as a monkey does. There is some cynical fable about a biologist.

He tried to figure out the essence of human so that he autopsied himself because he thought if he did it to someone it makes someone annoying. He poked his arms, but it didn’t make any result by just stubbing his arms with blooding. Then he cut around his feet, but it didn’t also make any findings. After that, he cut his inside body, stirring his organs, he poked his heart. Finally, he thought it was the essence of human, but he died without finding about any truth of humankind.”

This is the story that tells about our desire to find out the mystery of this world even we can spend our lives in order to discover it. However it looks very cynical because we are not looking at core of our life. It is not only we are physical existence but also we are a spiritual being. Our body is just a boat to sail this world, while our soul is the origin of our life.

The biologist was just looking at the surface of the truth. He was not paying attention to the invisible material that is unavoidable.