課題：Agree or disagree: Lifetime employment is no longer practical in modern society
Japanese corporations have been practicing lifetime employment since the end of WW2. Many people believe that lifetime employment is no longer practical in Japanese modern society. In my opinion I will agree that it is no longer practical in our modern society and I have 3 reasons explaining this.
Firstly, it makes an inefficient working environment when people working in the same company for so many years. Since life expectancy has increased by about thirty years in the last six decades, the retirement age has postponed from 50 years to 65 years of age. This means that high school graduates have to work for almost half century at the same company, if the lifetime employment system is still valid at their retirement age.
Secondly, most of the Japanese corporations could not afford employing many senior employees with seniority system in this harsh economical environment. Therefore they are hiring more junior staff who are cheaper to keep than senior employees.
Thirdly, the younger generation have difficulty working with many older coworkers in Japanese confucianism infused society. The confucianism requires people to respect elderly persons therefore the younger generation are not able to stand the same position with them.
Japan is the third largest economy in the world but it has not recovered from the economic downturn in 1990s. We need to get rid of antiquated systems as soon as possible.