Changes In Japanese Society Due To The Pandemic
Employment opportunities, resources, contacts, vision. Throughout the ages, large cities have always had these desirable advantages over small and medium-sized cities. In Japan, where the economy and industry cannot escape the bottleneck, and the population is declining, the balance has been severely tilted in recent years, which has caused the unipolarization phenomenon of the population to Tokyo, an international metropolis where the population is overly concentrated.
However, some companies that provide services like CBD packaging are running under precautions that assure both the safety of products and manufacturers. There is no hope for cities to turn over, which continues to aggravate the imbalance in Japan's urban layout. However, under the pandemic, this trend of leaning to one side is also being hit.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, the total population loss in Tokyo in 2020 will exceed 400,000, a year-on-year increase of 4.7% compared to the previous year, which is a record high since 2014 with data available. In particular, this phenomenon of population loss exceeding population migration has been for five consecutive months, which is an abnormal event for Tokyo in the past 10 years.
Some media even claimed that under the water surface of the pandemic, a war to seize people was brewing in the city. The author believes that there are multiple factors behind this.
The Pandemic Has Deterred Employment In Metropolises.
There is no doubt that employment has become one of the most concerning issues under the impact of the pandemic. From 9 to 5 to work at home, white-collar workers who live on salary have to roll up their sleeves and do sideline jobs. The once full of tourism practitioners guard the empty scenic spots, symbolizing the prosperity of the night service industry with hustle and bustle It is also stopped because it serves as a gray zone for pandemic prevention. The fading employment situation, environment, and prospects of big cities have also caused more young people to start thinking about why not live and work in small and medium-sized cities with lower living costs and less external impact.
The Pandemic Has Made Difficult To Overcome Shortcomings Of Social Security
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, the media has highly focused on the response and support of the medical systems in major cities. What is striking is that in large cities with highly concentrated populations, the collapse of the medical system has become a target of criticism in the process of responding to public health incidents in large cities. Japanese-style medical insurance has also stepped down from the altar to some extent and has become a target of public criticism.
In contrast, under the implementation of the National Full Coverage Medical Insurance policy, Japan's small and medium-sized cities are not inferior to large cities in terms of providing medical and other social security benefits, and the environment is relaxed, and the cost of time and energy is lower. Also, during the pandemic, group infections such as nursing homes and hospitals in big cities headed by Tokyo are frequent, and more and more people are asking questions about life in big cities.
The Pandemic Has Made The Loneliness Of Metropolises Prominent
Human indifference is probably a common problem in metropolises all over the world. In recent years, death alone has become a unique gloomy scene in Japanese society under the trend of population aging, especially in large cities. The homeless people walking on the road, the white-collar workers who bought drunk late at night due to the pressure of life, and the urban workers sleeping in the last tram, all become a microcosm of the loneliness of the city.
What's even sadder is that since last year, there have been many elderly people who died suddenly on the streets due to the pandemic loneliness in the city. While they embarrassed the Japanese healthcare system, they also deeply felt the indifference of the city. In contrast, small and medium-sized cities have invested more in attracting people to migrate, settle and settle down, and they also make more and more young people feel more humane.
Placing the spirit has also become an important criterion for the Japanese to choose a place to live and develop.
Smoking has been quite common in Japanese society. However, we can observe in our surroundings that hemp cigarette boxes are around us. It means that awareness about smoking has been developed in society, and people are moving towards CBD products.
The Bottom Line
The pandemic is a mirror, showing the strengths and weaknesses of Japanese society. At the same time, it is also a blind chemical reagent, catalyzing various changes in Japanese society quietly. Whether to continue to enter Beijing to rush for exams or come to a small town, the battle for local cities in Japan may bring another climax.