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12. There are shops in my neighborhood
Thu Feb 29, 2024, 09:31 PM
Feb 2024

(small rural city in Japan) desperate for workers. Sometimes there's a new young person hired but if it's a guy never lasts long. Cashiers, hospitals, supermarkets -- women. I'm assuming elderly care facilities desperately need workers. One of my husband's friends (man) only lasted a few weeks working in one.

Husband's niece, in her late twenties, has no desire to marry or have children or ever move out of the house. I just found out she takes trips to South Korea by herself and was surprised, but younger generations are completely different from how everyone used to do things in groups, and they're certainly not going to give up their lives for some stupid conservative company or be a housewife. Saw a news program about how difficult it is for start-ups in Japan, depressing. Old conservative oblivious men still in charge.

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