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Welfare ruling stuns foreigners (Japan)
The Japan Times ^
| July 19, 2014
| Tomohiro Osaki
Posted on 07/19/2014 9:43:31 PM PDT by chajin
Fridays landmark decision by the Supreme Court that permanent foreign residents of Japan are not entitled to welfare benefits will discourage more municipalities than ever from doling out such aid amid ballooning public assistance expenditures, experts said Saturday.
Responding to a lawsuit filed by an 82-year-old Chinese resident of Oita, the top court stated in the first ruling of its kind that, legally speaking, permanent foreign residents dont qualify for public assistance because they arent considered Japanese nationals.
The ruling is significant in that it finally clarifies whether permanent residents are eligible to claim welfare...
(Excerpt) Read more at japantimes.co.jp ...
TOPICS: Culture/Society; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japan; welfare
Since the liberal members of SCOTUS are more willing to listen to international law than the U.S. Constitution, I wonder if they are willing to come into convergence with SCOJ ruling...(probably not, but we can dream, can't we)
posted on 07/19/2014 9:43:31 PM PDT
Can we “rent” their Supreme Court for a month or two?
posted on 07/19/2014 9:45:53 PM PDT
(The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
posted on 07/19/2014 9:49:34 PM PDT
(No, My Initials are not A.B.)
Japan, as a distinct nation and culture, will be around long after we are gone.
posted on 07/19/2014 9:55:21 PM PDT
From my time spent there, Japan ‘suffers’ from a severe lack of diversity.
posted on 07/19/2014 10:14:12 PM PDT
posted on 07/19/2014 10:51:01 PM PDT
("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
posted on 07/19/2014 10:59:40 PM PDT
by House Atreides
(ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
To: chajin; All
posted on 07/19/2014 11:15:30 PM PDT
(I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
Permanent residents pay taxes, but cannot receive benefits. That is going to work well in attracting immigrants to Japan.
Things don't look good for the Japanese aging demographics.
Now THIS is a nation some could learn from. Sentence structure not so great but surely you understand. That old ‘common sens’ being used here.
posted on 07/20/2014 1:15:24 AM PDT
by V K Lee
Things don’t look good for the Japanese aging demographics.
That is what robots and cloning are for....
posted on 07/20/2014 1:35:58 AM PDT
(No, My Initials are not A.B.)
“From my time spent there, Japan suffers from a severe lack of diversity.”
“Severe lack of diversity?”
That is the “glue” that holds their culture, morals and nation together.
Look at our wonderful society that has RAMPANT DIVERSITY. No one is held accountable for anything except the last real American generation that was born before 1950.
No comparison is it?
posted on 07/20/2014 6:27:59 AM PDT
(Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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