10% of Japanese people are ‘Working Poor’, but……

Japan National Tax Agency reports in 2013 says ‘1.12 Crore people are Working Poor in Japan’, their yearly income is below 20 lacs Japanese Yen. From India’s view, this looks like rather rich, but if you want to spend the minimum good quality life in Japan, you have to earn minimum 25-30 lacs Japanese Yen, then 20 lacs is never enough.

Besides, 1.12 Crore people looks like 10% against Japanese total population though, to tell the truth 60% people in Japan is above age 60’s senior people. This means that 40% people belongs to workable category.
12,00,00,000 x 40% = 4,80,00,000-

But among these 40%= 4,80,00,000- people, the real workable people is rather less by reason of a part of them can not work caused by illness, injury, other some particular reasons etc.
Then, the real workable people’s percentage might just about 25% against total population.
12,00,00,000 x 25% = 3,00,00,000-

As a result, this 1.12 Crore Working Poor is about 38% against total population of Japan.
1.12 Crore / 3 Crore x 100 = 37.33333333……..%

Really rich people is just 1%, but very poor people is 38%……..
Is Japan really ‘Only rich people’s country?’

I want to say ‘No’.
Each any countries have both rich & poor people, Japan is the same. Because it is the common thing in the world.


About Haruka_Qingxiang

Haruka Ito is a Japanese woman, who love Wushu(Chinese Martial Arts). Her athlete career is more than 20 years, she was Gold Medalist of Hong Kong International Wushu Festival, All Japan Wushu Taijiquan Championships, All Japan Wushu Taijiquan Tournament, Osaka Wushu Taijiquan Championships. The number of Medals: 16 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze. Hobbies: Wushu, International Travelling, Reading Books, Learning Foreign Lanuages(English, Mandarein Chinese, Cantonese etc). The countries where been to: Australia, Hong Kong, China(Guangzhou, Nanjing), Macau, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, Korea, Indonesia, Dubai, Malaysia and India.
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