Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Friday, December 31, 2010

Third-Class Politicians Only Provide the Third-Rate Policy-IX

On the surface, Japan is the second economic superpower after the US, but poverty is a major problem which is threatening the basic social welfare in reality. Every three years, the Japanese government conducts a research of poverty levels. According to the Labor and Welfare Ministry 2007 report that the Gini coefficient, a measure of income distribution inequality, recorded 0.5263 in 2005 before the financial meltdown. This datum indicates the worst than 0.4983 registered in 2002. In fact, in 2007, about 10.32 million people earned less than 2 million yen annually. What have the politicians, in particular members of LDP who have controlled Japan for more than six decades, done for the Japanese citizens?

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