Onishi Norimitsu has a good article on the Kawakamimura leafy vegetable pickers this morning. Unfortunately, his sensationalist New York editors just could not restrain themselves.
The Asahi Shimbun/International Herald Tribune version of Onishi's article has the headline "Chinese workers are a sign of change in aging Japan."
The New York Times version of the same article? Well, what did you expect?
Tart me up!
Though I did not make note of it, Isabel Reynolds also submitted a good article on recent trends in immigration a while back in response to the arrival of the first contingent of Indonesian nurses.
I once heard, oh I guess a few years back now it was, a prediction of Europe in the year 2050 as being a continent of elderly women, living in dark forests, cared for by young Muslims.
Japan will be much the same, I guess. Indeed, it is likely to arrive at that destination first.