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Gov't calls for utility payment deferment due to coronavirus

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At my place, even if I hardly use any gas, electricity or water, the basic amount I have to pay to ridiculously high.

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saitamajin

I’m sorry to ask but if anyone has a link to this info in Japanese could you post it? I can’t find it... maybe because I’m on day 3 of a migraine since I don’t have a job to go to now!

Sorry. Stay positive good things do happen.

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I’m sorry to ask but if anyone has a link to this info in Japanese could you post it? I can’t find it... maybe because I’m on day 3 of a migraine since I don’t have a job to go to now!

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How about Abe and the rest of the J politician fatcats give up their taxpayer funded salary for the next 3 months.

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Why not instead tell utility companies that they must charge customers only for the amount of water, electricity or gas used, instead of calculating rates taking into account the size of their dwelling, and charging a monthly fee for "basic service" when they incur no cost for providing that service? Gas, water and electric charges are ridiculously high compared to those in other developed countries. Why can't these companies simply calculate the per-unit cost, and charge customers accordingly? Consumers also get no credit for water that is returned to the system. Invalid CSRF

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I wonder how the local ward office is going to handle people not paying their NHI and pension. Any cash paid to citizens will just go towards that!

Not much relief!

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Yes, also suspend payment of the TV licence fee.

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Offering low-interest loans to small businesses? What a heartless, cruel government. Why don’t they just give them money to compensate for lost revenues.

Because, the Japanese taxpayers need to get their money back and the Japanese Government has to paid for the additional spending.

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Don’t be surprised by this.

Western governments are influenced by Judeo-Christian beliefs and are able to formulate plans based on compassion and empathy.

The Japanese government has no such religious framework other than the widely touted Shintoism, the ‘official’ religion which doesn’t possess similar tenents...

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I have a great idea, TWO actually, super long shots but would ACTUALLY do a lot for THE PEOPLE

Eliminate sales tax for the rest of 2020, put it back in Jan 1 2021, but leave necessities  TAX FREE 2021 onwards.

2 eliminate INCOME TAX for the rest of 2020 (hell eliminate resident tax as well!)

There DONE...………..never happen though

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Offering low-interest loans to small businesses? What a heartless, cruel government. Why don’t they just give them money to compensate for lost revenues.

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Abe is clearly following Trump. Trump announced this last week. He also said people would not be evicted if they couldn’t pay their rent.

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What about foreigners living in Japan and specially, foreign exchange students who does part time job to survive?

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