As Japan enters recession, some young workers are leaving Tokyo to earn more in Australia

The Guardian

When Shoma Tanaka moved from Japan to Australia for a working holiday, he never imagined the trip would become a financial bonanza.

The 33-year-old works in a metalworks factory in Sydney, and earns so much more money compared to what he would at home, he’s been able to save over $200,000 and even purchase a new car for his dad.

It’s a stark contrast to the cost-of-living crisis many in Japan are suffering.

But there is no secret to Shoma’s success. It’s not a scam or a get-rich-quick scheme. He openly discusses his earnings, costs, and savings on his YouTube channel and other social media platforms.

His mission is to help other young Japanese people who are struggling in a country plagued with low wages and economic hardships that has lasted decades.

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