A famous jurist by the name of Judge Learned Hand once said:
“Over and over again courts have said that there is nothing sinister in so arranging one’s affairs as to keep taxes as low as possible（節税をすることはそれ自体何も悪しきことではなく、それは裁判所が都度都度指摘するところである）. Everybody does so, rich or poor; and all do right（裕福・貧困を問わず誰もが行うものであり）, for nobody owes any public duty to pay more than the law demands（誰しもが社会に対し法が求める以上に税金を納める義務など負っていないのである）: taxes are enforced exactions, not voluntary contributions（税金は強制的に徴収されるものであって、任意的な寄付ではないのだから）. To demand more in the name of morals is mere cant（モラルの名の下に必要以上の納税を求めること事態が馬鹿げたことであるとしか言いようがない）.” [Commissioner v. Newman, 159 F2d 848 (Ca 2, 1947)]
This kind of attitude may not be welcomed in the yet bureaucratic（未だ官僚的な） Japan. But I am a big supporter of this saying and this type of attitude is at the very basis of every article introduced in WJA.
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Below are links to Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultants providing services in English. Also below are useful links related to working in Japan and links to women balancing career and personal happiness. WJA realizes and promotes women's increasing value in the labor market.