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Crowdfunding firms in Japan report surge in business during pandemic

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By Hiroko Hamada and Hideyuki Sano

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Could use a bit of crowdfunding myself.

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Outside donations, most will be lost when bankruptcy happens. If people think otherwise, they'll be taught a lesson for most of them.

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The many that donate and help will always be appreciated more than any troll or naysayer

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Crowdfunded loans to people and businesses are always more high risk by their nature and in the current situation inevitably more so. Equity crowdfunding is fun but intrinsically high risk as the majority don’t make it over the long run. The only defence as an investor is to be picky and cautious what you invest in, keep it small so as to limit your losses and above all else, diversify.

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I've noticed too a lot of people talking action that should be covered by the government, myself included for IT support for schools. In a crisis, helping others is important and crowd funding is just a new way to do so.

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There are those who suffered financially, but on the other hand some profited immensely. What a dilemma!

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The government can only do so much, people must realize that the government is them and them is the government.

Remember what JFK said " ask not what you country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country"

So stop bashing the government and get off your A$$ and go to work.

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Remember what JFK said " ask not what you country can do for you, Ask what you can do for your country"

When was JFK Prime Minister of Japan?

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