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Japan Expats moving to HK....should we let them in?

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    Japan Expats moving to HK....should we let them in?

    So should we let them in seeing that they had deserted their hosts like rats.


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    well.. not sure if you refers to recent tsunami & nuclear news and japanese move to HK ?


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    Fortunately the OP isn't in any position of power at all, yet alone anything to do with immigration policies in Hong Kong.


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    Should WE let them in? what gives you the right to judge people and call them rats! If something similar happened in HK, I'm sure plenty gweilo would leave HK too.


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    He's just a troll.


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    Quote Originally Posted by virago:
    He's just a troll.
    On the contrary. Just think those people who serve on them hand on foot really needs their help now but finds that their "leaders" have done a runner.

    This is not war nor are they in a conflict zone. The locals need their help to rebuild their confidence and lives and what look what happens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reprazent:
    Should WE let them in? what gives you the right to judge people and call them rats! If something similar happened in HK, I'm sure plenty gweilo would leave HK too.
    Then what are they then? Why aren't they staying with the locals and helping them rebuild their lives? You know, the very people whom they owe their fat pay checks to.

    I find it deplorable that these desert the locals in atime of crisis. It's not as though this is war or in the middle of a conflict.

    Actually the word "rats" was used by some Expats there who Chose to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit:
    Fortunately the OP isn't in any position of power at all, yet alone anything to do with immigration policies in Hong Kong.
    Fortunately you are not in a position of power at all, yet have anything to do with anything in Hong Kong. You are a total nobody. Hong Kong is my home and I have a stake here. You just pretend but no one cares.. sad isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKITperson:
    On the contrary. Just think those people who serve on them hand on foot really needs their help now but finds that their "leaders" have done a runner.

    This is not war nor are they in a conflict zone. The locals need their help to rebuild their confidence and lives and what look what happens?
    You make it sound like they are killing babies in the streets. Expats are generally a non essential to most countries and therefore are not required except for special circumstances. Unless they have a vested business in infrastructure or rebuilding then they have a choice to remain or leave. It's their choice. If they work in a bank...well... do you think are really needed there?

    Anyway, you can breath a sigh of relief that your job is safe from these expats as in a couple of months they will be back in Tokyo in their nice $300-$500k a year job after all the fuss has died down.

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    It's not rare to see expats living in Japan 5-10 years couldn't converse in Japanese. So there's a sense of barrier from being able to converse with the locals there. If expats don't identify with the country, they wouldn't hesitate to leave.
    You have a point with regards to loyalty, but I wouldn't blame that on Expats.

    If in theory all the expats are leaving Japan, I would put the blame on Japan for not giving expat a friendlier experience so that they feel at home, or the timing of the earthquake didn't allow these expats to live there long enough to identify with the Japanese.

    That's has actually been the issue with immigrants (anywhere). People who are not born in the immigrated country are statistically more likely to leave a place than those who are born in the country. They don't identify or have the will to help grow a country they don't identify with, and that's just how things work.

    I just see it as, if those people are not helping out the foreign country, they'll just help out their own. They're not bad people for giving priority to their own country as oppose to a foreign country.

    But it's always nice to know you're loyal to Hong Kong.

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