Yesterday I interviewed a student for our summer internship program. She is Chinese and again speaks Japanese fluently. (This is our fourth time of hosting internship program for foreign students.) She is good at writing Japanese, too. Considering that my company is very small and not so attractive as a workplace for an internship, there are many more potential Chinese students who speaks Chinese and Japanese. They also speaks English better than Japanese students.
Even if companies in Japan expand their business and hire more people, it is not necessary to be filled by Japanese. We need to admit that “honest” and “diligent” those are not the words for Japanese. Japan’s future depends on the achievement of “internationalization” in various places. And then we need to build up our identity as Japanese again and also Japan as a country.