The Brave Cherry Blossoms

in #rugby5 years ago


I did a post last night covering the Japanese team with score predictions and @gooddeam made a comment so I thought I would do a post highlighting Japan as having to be treated slightly differently from other Nations. We know most Nations candy coat figures and I wouldn't be surprised if Japan is actually further down the curve than most might think.

The Japanese rugby team is more like an international mix of all sorts. The Japanese nation has embraced the team though as every player speaks their language and respects their customs. The 31 man squad is comprised of a Korean, South Africans,Australians,New Zealanders,Samoans, Tongans and of course Japanese players.
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The Japanese have come to realise that in today's modern society they need to welcome as many foreigners to their country as they have a population in decline. The population is out of balance and top heavy with older people versus the young generations. at the beginning of 2019 Japan had 124.78 million Japanese nationals which is a drop of nearly half a million from the year before.

Huge population growth and then a massive decline. It has left tens of thousands of unwanted properties and something the Japanese need to live with.

Non Nationals coming to live and work in Japan rose by over 160 000 taking the number to over 2,6 Million which is over 2% of the population. The highest it has ever been in Japan's history. The people of Japan understand for Japan to carry on being the nation they are they need to attract foreigners from all walks of life. I think 20 years ago this rugby team wouldn't have been so openly accepted so it shows times are changing.

Japan is a proud nation and the simple things have won over the harshest critics. The players sing the National Anthem with pride and it shows the public that they are playing for them. I think what has won over the people is that these players aren't just representing Japan, but have taken on the role of being Japanese. I haven't tried it, but I don't think Japanese is an easy language to learn and knowing their customs would also be tricky. The commitment to do all those things I think has earned them the right to be in the team. They are definitely contributing positively to the Japanese society.

Some of the older Japanese see it similar to the days between 1930 and 1945 where Japan invaded other countries in the Asian region and had "volunteers" join the Japanese Army. The big plus for Korea Japanese relations is the one Korean player in the squad as it is like having Korea in the World Cup as well.

This must have been hard for the Japanese to accept at first and hope the Japanese make it to the Quarter Finals at least. I wouldn't like to see this repeated in a host of other countries as I don't think it is overly right. I think this though is different and could be good for the game overall as it may inspire a new generation of Japanese rugby players.


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This post was posted in error from my curation account and apologies to everyone.

so you and erikah on all accounts did it in error, it happens on autovote, I know when me and Rum do that all the time and am like oopsies , the odd thing is that like never happens with us, so weird amirite? Was guessing with as much as you two make with your works that ....I don't see all your accounts uv each other usually so perhaps it was some sort of glitch in the matrix, happens
if it was posted in error what shall you do with the rewards?
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I logged out and had written a post last night for today. I logged back into busy and had no idea I was on my alt. I am not used to having more than one account and shot myself in the foot by posting it. It actually cost me votes by doing this as I have loads of autos these days and I need to be more careful. Lesson learned and not the first mistake either as if you spell sportstalk incorrectly you get nothing even when you correct the tag.
I don't know why you are dragging @erikah into this as if you recall from the beginning I started with cryptoandsports and decided to use it for curation only. Some users obviously left me on autovote from back then and there is no scheming going on if that is what you are implying. I take offence to what you are trying to imply and you need to grow up and see things for what they really are.

You posted from a different account. You didnt double post. Why are you even apologising?? Happens all the time.

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