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Lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package, totaling ¥31.91 tril

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Oh look! I guess they finally found that magic money tree which wasn't able to fund education or childcare for 40 years.

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Am I the only one who gets irritated just looking at Abe wearing that teeny weeny face mask that doesn't even cover his chin?

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Abe's mask has shrunk in the wash yet Aso appears to be wearing his wife's bra....

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How about...just addressing the problem?

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Abe: "That's the guy who's always complaining that we waste too much money! Go and get him!"

Aso: "Don't worry boss-man, I got everything under control!"

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The blind leads the blind.

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A few trillion here, a few trillion there. Pretty soon that adds up to serious money!

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Where’s the first round of the money residents and citizens were expected to see? So far, no one has received anything. How about actually getting results instead of just sitting all day boasting about empty claims?

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Still haven't even received the applications for the first stimulus here in Nagoya. Not the least bit surprised tbh.

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Where’s the first round of the money residents and citizens were expected to see? So far, no one has received anything.

Got ours a couple of weeks ago, it appeared in the bank account just a few days after posting the application.

I'm no fan of Abe, Aso or the LDP in general, but to be fair, I think this one depends more on how efficient or otherwise your local council is.

Invalid CSRF

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Masks and money?

Still waiting!

I’ll ask for interest ....

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The Two Masked Bandits right there in that photo.

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Look over there Aso-chan. That's where we're gonna stash it for our you-know-what.

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Man... these masks lol.

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Japan keeps going further into debt to...itself..

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Abe: " thats the guy who told me its ok to put the mask in the hot wash"

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That Yen printing press must be overheating gonna blow!

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cleo,

You must live in the most efficient area in Japan.

To be fair,someone I know here in Tokyo has also received their moolah as well.

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Show me the money!

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@Beto. our individual payments of 100万 each landed in the bank on Monday.

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That was the dream anyway! (Which I had ten times)

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This should be picture of the month.

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As the country braces for a second wave of infections, 200,000 yen will be provided to each worker at medical institutions treating COVID-19 patients and 100,000 yen to each member of staff at hospitals that have dedicated beds to those suffering the respiratory disease caused by the virus.

This is piffle and hearsay until the funds are in the bank!

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Good Lord. JT could put up a photo of a puppy and the comments would be filed with sarcasm and rage.

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the country braces for a second wave of infections, 200,000 yen will be provided to each worker at medical institutions treating COVID-19 patients and 100,000 yen to each member of staff at hospitals that have dedicated beds to those suffering the respiratory disease caused by the virus.

expect cases to skyrocket..I called it

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Got the 10万 application here in Kyoto 2 days ago.

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To be fair,someone I know here in Tokyo has also received their moolah as well.

Got the stimulus application on Monday, posted it Tuesday.

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Too little to late. The stimulus for SMEs was needed months ago, but he spent the money on his masks. Now he's going to have to fund unemployment insurance because of increasing numbers due to his prior inaction. Wait a minute, has there been an allocation for a budget increase for unemployment insurance? No? Ok, we'll take care of it in the next round. You don't play catch up and win.

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These huge sums need accountability

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Does this mean I’m going to get MORE money? Alright!!

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More comments focus on him wearing a mask then the article itself. Make sense.

This stimulus is necessary and it should be obvious to anyone with half a brain.

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expect cases to skyrocket..I called it

Exactly! While everyone here was making jokes about Abe's mouth-mask here, that detail largely sailed past unnoticed...

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@ Peter Neil

What do you know about the LDP and their alarming corruption?

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Got my masks a week before the application form

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DETAILS NEED ON THE approved money.

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Where’s the first round of the money residents and citizens were expected to see? So far, no one has received anything. How about actually getting results instead of just sitting all day boasting about empty claims?

We got 400k on May 10th. Mask around May 25th. Ezzzzz

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Masks and money? Still waiting! I’ll ask for interest ....

We got both in early May. You did something wrong.

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