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Emperor discusses pandemic in New Year video address

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By YURI KAGEYAMA

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“By treasuring more than ever the connections among people, sharing our pain and supporting each other, I hope from the bottom of my heart that we will overcome these hard times,”

We peasants thank you for your out of touch sentiments as you live in tax supported luxury we pay for.

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Oh for gods sake! They have no idea what the hell is going on. They are told to wake up, told the schedule, told what to say. If any magical spice from the sun goddess exists we are not seeing it.

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Okay. Good speech, but for whom and how does that support us? Now, contributing to the future of us and this country to improve our economy and ourselves as a country, then that would be an inspirational address.

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tax supported luxury we pay for.

If you do actually pay any in Japan, a total of ¥100 per year goes towards the imperial family’s luxury.

I’m sure you’d be happy to pay that, just to have something to complain about

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Reinstate the emperor has head of state, he'd do a better job than the politicians

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@Wobot

The Emperor is Head of State.

That’s his whole raison d’etre.

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tax supported luxury we pay for.

If you do actually pay any in Japan, a total of ¥100 per year goes towards the imperial family’s luxury.

where do you always come up with this 100 yen per year sum?

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from Wikipedia

Japan imperial family

The Emperor can spend £150 million of public money annually.

British royal family

Accounts for the Sovereign Grant, which funds the Queen and her household’s official expenses, show the monarchy cost the taxpayer £67m during 2018-19

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Back on topic please.

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Happy and Healthy 2022. “May this year be a gentle and fruitful year for us all” - Empress Masako

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