I think it’s good to accept immigrants to Japan. There are some good reasons. First, now, Japan is aging society. The population is now declining in Japan. So, if immigrants live in Japan and get married with Japanese, we can bump up Japanese population. Second, we can receive pension plenty. Positive countries to accept immigrants like the U.S, Canada, and Australia have no problem about pension, so if immigrants work in Japan, it’s good for our society. It means that if they pay tax, elderly people can receive enough pension. Third, we can usually meet many cultures. Japan is isolated country, so we didn’t have relationship with other culture. We don’t get used to be with other countries’ people, so this is the good opportunity to be multicultural country.
On the other hand, there are some bad points to accept them. First, there are immigrants who receive unfair profits. I heard one example of unfair immigrants from my relative. They live in Japan with no working, even though they are healthy, and they are on welfare. Their life style in Japan gives bad influence to our society, so we shouldn’t keep this situation. Second one is about employment issue. Even though we are in problem of employment issue in Japan, if we accept immigrants, there will have less jobs for Japanese.
I think quota immigration Act is good for our society. It’s not for shut out immigrants, it’s for control to be well-ordered. Quota immigration Act in the U.S is for turn down immigrants especially Asian by control number of immigrants who live in the U.S less than two percent per each country. My thinking of Quota immigration act is controlling the number of immigrants according to their past year’s behavior. For example, if immigrants from China did just few crimes in 2015, we will accept more immigrants from China in 2016.
Making it enforce, we should have some efforts. One, we should teach Japanese for them. Unless immigrants can speak kind of Japanese, they can’t become familiar with our society in the true sense of the word, so we should make this opportunity for them. Other aspect, this is good for Japanese because it could make jobs for Japanese teachers. Two, we should enfranchise for immigrants. (just for permanent residents) This is to be expected rights for them.
I think we can keep our stability if we enforce my thinking of Quota immigration Act.
by Konomi Yamamoto