Is Japan facing social-welfare crisis?
I agree with the opinion that Japan is facing social-welfare crisis.
I have two reasons to support my opinion.
First, Japan will have difficulty in sustaining current medical care system in the next few decades. According to a recent data, the number of workers who work for the medical field is decreasing year by year. Also, the number of elderly people is increasing significantly, meaning that there would be more people who need high quality medical care. Under the circumstance, it’s very difficult for Japanese government to offer them affordable medical care services.
Second, it’s estimated that it’s nearly impossible to maintain current pension system. The number of workforces is decreasing in Japan. As a result, tax revenue for the Japanese government is also declining. Because of this, the government will have difficulty in providing pension with all of elderly people without forcing younger generation to work unreasonable hours.
From these two reasons, I believe that the Japanese society will face a crisis in the near future. (167 words)