If I Were Japanese & Lived in Japan, I’d Be Called A フリーター

Freeter (フリーター furītā?) (other possible spellings are furītāfuriitafreetafuriitaa, or furitaa) is a Japanese expression for people between the ages of 15 and 34[citation needed] who lack full-time employment or are unemployed, excluding housewivesand students. The term originally included young people who deliberately chose not to become salary-men, even though jobs were available at the time.

Freeters may also be described as underemployed or freelance[dubious – discuss] workers. These people do not start a career after high school or university, but instead earn money from low skilled and low paid jobs.


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