A selfish elderly man has released a statement today expressing his relief that his days of working is coming to an end at the expense of his country.

“It gives me deep comfort that I can now go into retirement at the sprightly age of 85,” the self-centered man said at a news conference.

The man indicated his wish to stop working just because he had undergone heart surgery and treatment for prostate cancer, and was turning 85.

“Yeah, nah,” says 45-year-old salaryman.

“It’s just not good enough – that’s a pretty piss-poor excuse.”

The Japanese Diet enacted a one-off law in June last year to allow the man to abandon his country.

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