Nothing to see here; move along
This has absolutely nothing to do with editing, except that I edited a story it was in. But it's a quote that deserves as much ink as it can get. Simply bizarre.
Caught between Japan’s high labor costs and anti-immigrant sentiment, some mainstream politicians have even suggested exporting some of Japan’s elderly to Thailand and the Philippines, but that has never won much popular support.The anecdote pulled out for the lede on this story is nice, too: It's about a human washing machine for Japan's elderly. Sounds heavenly.