They only hire their kind first and pay higher. They have glass ceilings for gaijins. Their supermarket chains selling expensive Japanese products can overprice cheaper foreign products that are equally good if not better to make their expensive products look cheaper. Look out for these kinds of imperialistic behavior and support free trade by buying from those who price fair and give you the right worth. If not, buy Singapore only. Do not pay for any imperialistic propaganda, no matter the country, except Singapore, when buying.