[Buzzword] Freeter: A New Group of People In Japan

Hello guys! A new day has come! Let’s learn a new word today! That is Freeter.

Freeter is a Japanese expression for people who lack full-time employment or are unemployed, excluding housewives and students. The term originally included young people who deliberately chose not to become salary-men, even though jobs were available at the time.


Freeter” is a word coined by the Japanese.

The quality of being a freeter:

  1. You must be proficient in a particular line.
  2. You must be an economically-minded person.
  3. You must good at managing
  4. You must have a good social relationship
  5. You must know how to balance the work and life.

The cause of being a Freeter

  • The moratorium type of freeter wants to enjoy life, and deliberately chooses not to join the rat race of the Japanese work environment.
  • The dream pursuing type has specific dreams incompatible with a standard Japanese career.
  • The no alternative type could not find a decent job before high school or university graduation in the system called “simultaneous recruiting of new graduates”, which is unique to Japanese society. Those left behind by Shinsotsu-Ikkatsu-Saiyō are forced to take low paying irregular jobs. This usually has to do with their dropout status from previous educational institutes. Those who dropped out of high school have the worst prospects.

Do you want to be a freeter? How do you see them? Leave your comments below~

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  • yes i would like to be a freeter of proficience in a particular field. Being a moratorium freeter is more interrsting, joyful, and satisfying. For a dream pursuing freetor i would like to comment as the one who believes in themselves, more creative, determined and illustation of bravery. I am unlikely to be the last type i.e. no alternatives type. And i hope for it may remain miles away throughout my life.😃😃✌

  • No i don’t want to be freeter life is not all about roam, enjoy and do nothing. this is not called life, life is all about live each and every movement with fullest potential other wise we willbe like a trained dog abondend on the raod .

  • I dnt like to be freeter I think that they must have to be serious with there life and to there country

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