by Medindia Content Team on  August 14, 2006 at 7:10 PM General Health News
The Flip Side to the Western Influence in Asia
While the influence of the West has brought about radical changes in business with tangible growth in Asian countries, the region is also coming up with many negative fallout of a jet setting pace, so much a part of the western legacy. Statistics show that Japan is heading for a demographic crisis, with a rampant spread of mental health problems.

The plummeting birth rate in Japan is palpable, and is attributed to the high stress in the corporate working environment. Sadly, despite being one-up on innovation and spearheading trends in technology, the dwindling Japanese population is a cause of concern. Infact this is one of the reasons for Japan being the Nation with highest number of suicides

The hire and fire western influence has led to a world of insecurity amongst people. A spokesman for the Mental Health Institute says, "People tend to be individualized under the new working patterns. When people worked in teams they were happier."

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