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Man held for free train ride halfway across Japan for virus cash handout

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Please just let him pay the train fare, over time with interest if needed, and send him on his way. However, the chances of that?

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Eliseo, described by police as unemployed and of no fixed residence, has told investigators he was trying to go to Nagasaki, where he used to work as he thought he could receive the 100,000 yen handout from the local government there.

Ok, well, if he is here legally, give him the money he is eligible for!

Foreign nationals who have legally resided in the country for more than three months are also eligible.

If not....well, dont! I dont know too many countries with a foreign population living within it's borders, that gets a free handout from the government, and only needing to be living here for 3 months!

Maybe the government cant help him, but there have to be some local groups that can step up!

0 ( +6 / -6 )

One story surely representative of millions forced to desperate measures by a pandemic used as an excuse to loot the public treasury and transfer money upward. The Virus Is Capitalism

9 ( +11 / -2 )

The Japanese merchant navy would collapse without their Filipino seamen and captains.

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not so bright dude eh? that's why stupid people should not think and act, it will result to worse

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

"If not....well, dont! I dont know too many countries with a foreign population living within it's borders, that gets a free handout from the government, and only needing to be living here for 3 months!"

In the UK the only thing he would get is a good kick in the ass for being naughty.

Same thing would happen to him anywhere in the EU.

And then gaijin (at large) make a living beating on Japan for its "discriminatory policies"!

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Couldn't make or ask someone to make a phone call to enquire about the payment?

Seems a tad strange to travel all that way thinking there might be a payment.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Leave him alone.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Amateur. You’re supposed to “lose” your ticket that you bought “one station back” and be sure to look up the actual price so you can state how much you paid, and if you’re lucky, pay nothing, if you’re not, you pay that short leg only.

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I don't get it. Why did he travel that far for the money, when the municipality would send the application form to your registered address? Maybe he went to check his previous address mailbox?

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Let him go.

People have done so worst things especially politicians and only a slap on the wrist or nothing at all.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

Unemployed and of no fixed residence and most likely starving!

He was legally trying to find some way to

survive.Surely instead of arrest, the man should be given help to live!

The Japanese government has introduced a blanket cash handout program for helping individuals weather the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak. Foreign nationals who have legally resided in the country for more than three months are also eligible.

Unfortunately, the program is haphazard that it cannot be relied upon.

However, the Japanese government gives billions of yen to foreign governments every year so helping one poor Philippino shouldn’t be a problem, should it?

He should contact Japan’s Gaimusho as it spends vast sums every year supporting foreigners!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Strange.. also strange how he can stay here without an address. I wonder if he is eligible without an address? Anyway is it just a myth? I received my masks 2 days ago so I don't expect to receive any cash before 2021.

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