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Kamata Satoshi is a journalist and writer. His most recent articles include “Hopeless Society,” No. 2 in the series “Walks Through Scenes of Great Indignation,” (Shukan Kinyobi [Friday Weekly]), and Japan in the Passing Lane: An Insider’s Account of Life in a Japanese Auto Factory.