Big Business: “Japan Needs To Be More Like Singapore”


Japan’s business elite are urging the government to let in more immigrants by making the country more like Singapore, so they can make more money.

In a recent address given to the international press, the head of the highly influential Japan Business Federation (Nippon Keidanren) spoke of his concern over the effect of the nation’s low birthrates on economic activity, and said promoting mass immigration was the best way to solve his problem.

The model case for this immigration should be Singapore, he said.

Historically, the Keidanren has been a vocal proponent of mass immigration, saying the nation needs many millions of new workers, as well as a subservient relationship to China, even going so far as to praise the government for its obedience to China in the recent Senkaku incident.

The 2ch reaction is sceptical to say the least, with both his proposed policy and his favourable opinion of Singapore coming in for criticism:

“We’re running low on slaves so import some more now!”

“Comparing Japan to a city state now?”

“In Singapore the government can freely deport whoever they like and the media can’t report it, they can do whatever they like. In Japan that’d be impossible.”

“The only place they have left to point at now is a city-state like Singapore. Everywhere else is restricting immigration after all! And Singapore is mostly just letting in Chinese, and is run by the Chinese anyway.”

“Singapore used to be part of Malaysia. The Chinese took it over and made it an independent Chinese city-state. Even today it is the most pro-Chinese place in South East Asia.”

“Wasn’t Singapore created out of racial tensions with all the preferential treatment Malays received in Malaysia, when the British cooped up all the Chinese in their colony there? Now it’s the economic heart of South East Asia…”

“They are just picking cases which support them, and promoting policies they think will serve their interests.”

“Japan’s politics of treason all spring from industry and the Keidanren, and their politics of promoting the profits of the post-war industrialists over all else.”

“What should we be learning from Singapore?

1. It’s a dictatorship with an all-powerful state

2. In practice its rulership is hereditary

3. In practice it is a one-party state

4. All the power is concentrated on the PM

5. It’s the world’s foremost country for discrimination

That’s why they can do it.

It’s just a dictatorship which prioritised economic growth over all else and got lucky. It’s utter folly for a democratic nation to aspire to be like them.”

“These old fools belong in a casket, not spouting this senile rubbish.”

“They want to make even more mongrels?”

“Japan’s managers have no culture or sense of patriotism left, all they see is profit – nobody should respect them.”

“Don’t they know Singapore is an extremely authoritarian state? It’s like a bright version of North Korea.”

“Let’s learn from Singapore!

Poor people can’t bring their families to live with them.

If poor women get pregnant they are immediately deported.

Only the wives of rich husbands can have children there.

Some useful lessons there alright.”

“Its main language is English so Japan is in no position to imitate it anyway.”

“Letting immigrants into Japan en masse will only further degrade Japan’s standing. The only people they’ll get are Chinese, Koreans, Filipinos and Brazilians – the country won’t get anything out of this sort of immigration. Even with tight controls you just end with people abusing the benefits system.”

“Unemployment is high and nobody can find work, and we have a labour shortage?”

“Why are they even saying we should use a third-world country as a model?”

“Singapore… or in other words we should give up and let the Chinese take over.”

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    Avatar of Travosaga
    Comment by Travosaga
    07:34 04/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yes! Bring in more immigrants IE me!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:37 05/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.8)

    Would you like to kiss Japanese arse? Remember what happened to Brazilians, it's not worthy to work in Japan. If you want money go to SK, while they have smaller salaries costs of living are smaller too and you'd earn more.

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    06:29 05/02/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I think you would most likely receive a longer working day, smaller salary AND higher living expenses by moving to Japan. In a nutshell, it's easy being a fan of Japan as long as you don't have to live there.

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    Comment by BlaqCat
    23:46 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2ch does make some good points about this though. Singapore is the very last place I'd vote for emulation. And letting the Chinese control any more of Japanese politics could -only- be a bad thing. They're the major assholes of the asian countries right now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:30 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Australians were once deported US criminals. And the ancestors of the whites in the US were once Europeans.

    They were all the same people once. But now all of them are different.

    Its the same shit for us, and the Taiwanese. Unlike a certain country which bashes Christmas because it "destroys" their culture, we believe in the point of knowing one another. In the end, we are all humans.

    But obviously, i don't deny some of the facts that 2ch spoke, especially this particular one.

    1. It’s a dictatorship with an all-powerful state

    2. In practice its rulership is hereditary

    3. In practice it is a one-party state

    4. All the power is concentrated on the PM

    5. It’s the world’s foremost country for discrimination

    Its not entirely true, but Singapore lacks freedom in quite a lot of areas. And the PM has quite a lot of say in things because of a certain respected old guy who propelled the state from chaos to this economic prosperity we have now. And that's also why its pretty much a one-party state all the way too.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:36 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    'Australians were once deported US criminals.'

    That was back when the U.S. founded a colony called Britain. George Washington invaded the island in 1066, and the U.S. territory of Britain started deporting its purse-snatchers to Australia around 1600, when Cecil Rhodes was crowned Lord Protector. But then the U.S. lost control of Britain when Michael Collins led the revolt of 1776, and the British Isles renamed themselves the U.K.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:51 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    anon above me... was that a joke>? or are you perhaps... an american.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:25 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Singaporeans Chinese here actually take offense to being compared with China mainlanders

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:51 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Educate yourself man. Singapore chinese are different from China's chinese despite the origins.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:35 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    overseas Chinese is largely different wrong the commies in the manland~

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:52 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah afterall, overseas chinese are chinese who ran away from the commies

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    Comment by Bla7e
    07:53 04/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    2ch: Only able to talk on the internet yet when it comes to defending freedom of speech they hide like bitches and don't go against Ishihara. Everyone can be a internet toughguy but apparently not everyone can be a real toughguy when necessary. Maybe they can get off their asses sprouting whatever they want on the internet and actually do something. Like, I don't know. Maybe bring their current government down and give chance to a more I don't know maybe really freedom oriented government that isn't full of old senile farts who only try to prolong their election. Srsly if you're going to be wasting time at least waste it on something that'd be good not only for you but for the whole country in general. Not only criticize when you're displeased. Or are they such gutless cowards when it comes to standing up against their old senile government farts. Srsly if those 2ch were to be with a bit more balls they'd be able to throw over the stupid ishihara over along with the damn ban. Protest you cowards. When you're displeased protest don't just go back to your damn hideout called the internet and bitch about it but take action. And if that still doesn't help why not try to force a reelection and elect a I don't know maybe a more creativity freedom or whatever oriented politician. Those guys are more than enough to throw ishihara over his seat and barrel roll him all the way to Agnes Chan wherever that cunt is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:59 04/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Oh the irony of this post.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:02 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't believe anyone read through that. People who can't even paragraph like grade school kids deserve no attention.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:51 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Thats what's wrong with the internet!

    Learning how to do things correctly is not important (ie spelling, grammar and punctuation).

    As long as you get your point across... Its all good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:19 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Something seems wrong with the commenting system actually.

    Sometimes it doesn't accept proper paragraphing, even if you have put it in your post.

    Have experienced this myself a number of times now.

    Even gone as far as using a double hard enter for paragraphs and still find it all bundled together.

    No idea, what triggers this issue. *shrugs*

    Comment by Anonymous

    When writing you paragraph every 2-5 sentences. Paragraphs are for readability. Always.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Personally, I thought paragraphs were unnecessary, as the content of the post was on one point only, admonishing 2chan. Maybe if there were several points, multiple paragraphs would work but otherwise...

    Unless I am proven wrong of course.

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    Comment by Red
    12:40 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pretty much what anon stated.

    Now..have a gutter, venture to Japan, and shout that out on the streets :)

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    Comment by TNinja
    12:50 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, yeah. But it's cheaper to let the 2Ch do it. :V

    And speaking of lower income, the situation got worse not too long ago, aye?

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    Comment by Misakite
    11:31 04/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    2ch is a hive of keyboard warriors who don't even know half of what they're talking about.

    Singapore isn't a third-world country, and over half of what they said are mostly assumptions and false accusations on their part.
    Although some of the things that they said does ring a bell...

    *is a Singaporean*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 04/02/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Yep... Many of their assumptions are just baseless myths and etc. Comparing Singapore to North Korea is like comparing gold to shit. Please don't do that.

    I don't really care about the history and who's this and who did what, but it is true to a certain extent that China's silently invading Singapore. I'm quite positive that a large number of people are like me. People who simply hate these fucking China Chinese entering Singapore. Honestly speaking, everything about China isn't very well liked in Singapore, or at least in my social circle.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Singapura is also its name in Portuguese, btw.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:49 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wtf is it's used to be called Singapura.

    Singapura is malay for Singapore

    Just like how chinese calls it 新加坡
    Japanese calls it シンガポール

    Don't be dumb.

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    Comment by Yuuki
    14:29 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @Misakite,another S'porean here

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:16 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    it used to be called singapura.
    now it's called 新加坡.
    what d'ya think? ofc the chinese are in-f**king-vading.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:33 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    All you descended from Chinese are fucking dirty. Don't come to our home.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:23 06/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Many people don't realise that the China immigrants started flooding in after Singapore became stable in terms of economy growth and social satbility. That was build by people from the different races, Chinese, Malays, Indians and other foreigners. Who would want to migrate to a country that is worse off or "third world" as mentioned in 2ch?

    And to people who only complain about the governments, they probably don't know nuts about leadership and are unsatisfid with their own lives. Just like in all anime series, there are always useless losers who mess up everything thing and create trouble. Intelligent discussions and evaluations are constructive, complaining is just a waste of everyone's time.

    I mostly ignore idiots on these websites, but sometimes I need to let off ome steam.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:25 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i am singaporean and i agree with 2ch 110%.

    we are basically in sugar coated dictatorship that happens to run better than Iraq or NK. but we are no different.

    However, we got too many "happy" Singaporeans who love this country so much due to its apparent fine life it offers. As a result they become oblivious and ignorant of this fact.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:22 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    i am singaporean and i agree with 2ch 110%. we are basically in sugar coated dictatorship that happens to run better than Iraq or NK. but we are no different

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    Comment by sdarkpaladin
    12:22 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't hate china chinese as a whole, but it's apparant that 70% of them slack as and when possible and sell their cheap stuff at terribly expensive prices.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Yet another Singaporean*

    While 2ch is just typing about their hatred of chinese here, they really got to realize we're nothing like China.

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    Comment by Syobon
    02:51 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    some singaporean fag in the power just said they will be ok being assimilated by china, indeed you are not like china, yet.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:59 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yea I don't even bother to read all the stuff they have said.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can just let 2ch yabber on the until their glorious country descends into the Third World due to their inability to accept us filthy gaijin...

    Avatar of Master Evil The Return!
    10:03 04/02/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Someone needs to print this out, frame it in gold and mail it to all 2ch dwellers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:22 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    better yet, someone needs to translate it to Japanese and post it on 2ch. I'd take that upon myself if I didn't have real world affairs to worry about, but surely someone here is fluent enough in Japanese to undertake said task?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:13 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    your a dumb ass and a hypocrite lolz.

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    Comment by sdarkpaladin
    12:22 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please elaborate furthur

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    Comment by Pyrus
    13:07 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Come on people! It's Japan. You know it's considered rude, improper, & barbaric to complain or protest in any meaningful way except the socially acceptable way and even then, only on the issues it is considered socially acceptable to complain about. Ishihara is being politically correct in the Japanese fashion and so he can get away with what he's doing. The Keidanren has lots of money & people with relatively high social status & respectability within mainstream Japanese society and so people tend to at least let them say whatever they want, if not outright do whatever they want. By comparison, the 2 channers are considered to be mostly social black sheep & pariahs: Japanese society as a whole doesn't care anything about them except for what they can get them to spend money on. Complaining on the internet is about all Japan will begrudge them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:58 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Singapore: SIEG HEIL!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:07 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    *Salutes with extended arm*

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:47 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    14:54 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    sounds like The Imperium.The emperor of mankind.

    Avatar of Singaporean_Otaku085
    12:57 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow all of a sudden everyone know Singapore better than the locals!? Spies! Is that why i see so many tourist on the street? (Although i hardly see any Japanese around...) XD

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    Comment by du5k
    16:00 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The problem is we Singaporeans don't speak up that much.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:54 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    We speak when asked

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    Comment by Azrin
    11:58 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The''s too much!!

    Comment by Anonymous

    well fucking said
    4ch >>>> 2ch

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    Comment by Kuro'Base'Neko

    Singapore should STFU seriously.
    ever heard how Indian and Chinese English accent mixed together? yeah that Singaporean lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:34 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Indian and chinese English accent mixed together" makes us able to understand 3 types of english, and thats 3 more than what you can understand lovelaruku

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    du5k pwned so hard :0 ohhh.

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    Comment by du5k
    16:03 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of all the arguments here, I see a kid picking on the accent created by the multiracial community. Very clever.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:12 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Its just how american speak chinese!!! LOL!!! HAHAHA!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:54 05/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice grammar there, faggot. Go back to kindergarten before you even start on our English.

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    Comment by Manjix
    13:53 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Singaporeans are "kiasu" in nature. "Kiasu" in Hokkien language (the main Chinese dialect in Singapore) literally means "Afraid to lose". That's why it's REALLY easy to troll/flame them. Japan wants to be like that, their wish, lol.

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    Comment by Yuuki
    14:30 04/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    @lovelaruku,go fk yrself

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