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Gov't to extend extra ¥100 bil for quake relief in central Japan

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Is it true that about 40,000 homes in the quake area are still without running water for drinking, bathing and toilets? Some residents have been warned that supplies may not be restored for another two months.

Mr. Kishida was very kind to promise so much in future recovery aid, but what about the many public shelters that don't have flushable toilets right now?

My heart goes out to those who are living in these less than ideal conditions.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/feb/14/japans-noto-earthquake-thousands-of-survivors-struggle-as-accusations-of-neglect-grow

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LDP regime respond quickly and sufficiently to demand from economy groups or US, but they are always too late and insufficient about helping to domestic general public.

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Uh oh, they got the blue dickies on.

I guess that means some serious manual labor is about to happen?

waiiiit............

No, they have office shoes on.

No work boots or sneakers. It's all for show.

Carry on.

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The above the usual from the anti-democracy herd, those who use media here, to undermine democracy, while showing a lack of understanding of how this democracy is able to simultaneously deal with multiple issues both domestic and foreign.

This is, of course, exactly right.

The usual 3-5 posters will post their usual diatribe of pro-Russian and Chinese military aggression, and beat their chests when either of those despotic regimes claims to have accomplished some military feat, or furthered some expenditure on another military investment. That of course to them shows how strong and resolute they are, you see.

Japan, or any Japanese ally or Western nation in general expends any amount on defense or strong foreign policy, and these same characters of course crow loudly about “b-b-but that money should be spent at home!”, all of course while hypocritically praising the aforementioned despotic regimes every time they sink more of their money in regional warfare.

A thinking person of course knows what is going on with these sock puppet accounts. They can’t and never will be able to defend their views. Any move by Japan or any ally of Japan that furthers their defensive interests and strengthens them militarily will of course be attacked not out of true concern or care for nation or the Japanese, but because it makes their preferred bully nations have to sweat a bit more as other countries won’t just roll over to their bullying.

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The victims really need this and their needs should not be discussed in the context of defense budget, which is a completely different topic.

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100 billion yen is one million yen each for 100,000 people, which is probably more than the population of the peninsula part of Ishikawa and Toyama. The upper part of the peninsula shook much more than anywhere else.

A lot of post quake spending is lumped together, so its hard to know how much help is being given to individuals. Vast sums may be spent on a small village, but almost all of it may go on infrastructure like roads.

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Well Done.

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AlongfortherideToday  09:03 am JST

I am all for the govt giving money for this but adding to this the trillions of yen he is giving away for military expansion and donations to other countries wars where is all the money coming from? Watch this space, the already ludicrous taxes in Japan will increase. Sadly that will be when I lay off 15 staff and move my operation offshore as will a lot of other companies

Money printing and inflation: Inflation is a type of tax, but the most vicious one, as it is perfectly undemocratic, not being voted on by parliament.

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It looks like Kishida's face says, "100 billion yen. You all people owe me (LDP) one. Give me it back on next year election day."

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I am all for the govt giving money for this but adding to this the trillions of yen he is giving away for military expansion and donations to other countries wars where is all the money coming from? Watch this space, the already ludicrous taxes in Japan will increase. Sadly that will be when I lay off 15 staff and move my operation offshore as will a lot of other companies.

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Any photo to get his poll numbers up. Next stop D.C.

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@east: stop waste taxpayers money for new weapons and use for these in need...

@tokyo: Better help their own Japanese people first..

The above the usual from the anti-democracy herd, those who use media here, to undermine democracy, while showing a lack of understanding of how this democracy is able to simultaneously deal with multiple issues both domestic and foreign.

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EastmannToday 07:55 am JST

stop waste taxpayers money for new weapons and use for these in need...

As I say each time this line is regurgitated, the government can, and is doing, both defense and reconstruction.

It's not an either/or choice.

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stop waste taxpayers money for new weapons and use for these in need...

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Next thing you know JGovt will create special tax all over Japan for "reconstruction". That happened before.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/12/13/national/defense-spending-tohoku-tax/

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Good..

Better help their own Japanese people first..

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