Outstanding author - and completely agree with her views on social issues.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Too many grass eating emasculated men. What do people expect will happen?
-10 ( +6 / -16 )
A massive concern. Japan's low birth rate is a massive security concern, given the presence of China to the west.
How can we get many of those socially awkward Japanese to find a partner, marry and have kids? Be a real man and a real woman and start a family.
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
That's the problem though, that is only the international perception which is not backed up by data. In 2019 (the last full pre-pandemic year) the entire tourism sector accounted for a mere 0.96% of the GDP, and only 19% of that is attributed to foreign tourism.
Japan certainly wants the perception of a tourist destination, but by all measures Japan certainly does not depend on foreign tourism in any meaningful way.
Yes - but it is still a material number. The key with consumption taxes and so on that tourists pay is that the government doesn't really need to do much if anything for those tourists in return.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Japan missing out on a lot of revenue from shutting tourists out. Surprised there is not more outcry from business given so many businesses in Japan do well out of tourists, least of all the govt getting 10% consumption tax on most of what tourists spend (they will also get plenty of excise tax from all the beer I will drink when I am next in Japan)
22 ( +29 / -7 )
About time this was done. The government really enjoyed having a high level of control over its citizens, and have only reluctantly let it go.
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
Heading downwards. Time to remove absolutely all restrictions and get on with things.
Corona is a thing of the past.
-2 ( +6 / -8 )
It should be, provided it is between a man and a woman.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
You can't train properly with a mask on. This is just ridiculous.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
These world champs have been awesome to watch. Oregon a great venue too.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
The old system meant that someone could buy a NZ Government Bond to a certain value and that enabled them to live in NZ.
As always the devil is in the details, but knowing NZ's Labour party, they will make a mess of the new system.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )
Let the kids do what they want - but let boys be boys and let girls be girls. There are only two genders.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
Corona is over - open back up Japan, for goodness sake.
4 ( +10 / -6 )
Really starting to fizzle out. Hopefully we are close to seeing the end of corona.
-4 ( +9 / -13 )
Wow - corona starting to really fizzle out.
5 ( +14 / -9 )
Any young New Zealander with any sense of ambition should get out while they can. The current government is running New Zealand into the ground.
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
I guess the Golden Week holiday may have influenced this number, but it is good to see it continue to fall.
It really is time to move on from COVID-19.
-1 ( +12 / -13 )
Not even really news anymore. Time to move on from corona.
5 ( +17 / -12 )
It is okay to be offended. The world is full of those who are too easily offended and need to harden up.
Having said that, these are not remarks that reflect well on the company, and he should know better. Dismissal appropriate for his sheer stupidity.
2 ( +11 / -9 )
Bye bye corona. Time we all moved on.
0 ( +12 / -12 )
Corona really seems to be fizzling out.
-9 ( +10 / -19 )
Numbers continue to fall. Good to see. Time for Japan to open the borders and get overseas tourism going again.
Bye bye corona!
-8 ( +9 / -17 )
No restrictions are required. Those that wish to wear a mask should do so, and those that are sick should stay at home. Nothing more needed.
-5 ( +0 / -5 )
What absolute PC nonsense.
A princess is female - end of story.
4 ( +9 / -5 )
Bye bye corona. The pandemic is on its last legs.
-21 ( +6 / -27 )
A resounding defeat for the Russians around Kyiv, with serious casualties and loss of materiel. The bodies of Russian servicemen were piled up at Hostomel when the Ukrainians liberated the airfield there.
Watch for a similar defeat unfolding for the Russians in the Donbas area in the coming weeks as a lack of supply, manpower issues, and ongoing Ukrainian resistance break the Russian army down. NATO intelligence and weaponry/equipment also playing a big role.
Putin gambled big, and will lose big.
10 ( +21 / -11 )
Numbers staying low. I hope lots and lots of people are out living life normally, having their ohanami parties, and generally having a good time.
Bye bye corona!
-8 ( +13 / -21 )
After being resoundingly defeated around Kyiv, it will be interesting to see how the Russians go in the Donbas. I suspect all that western weaponry and equipment arriving is going to make it easier for the Ukrainians to defend and to continue to cause serious casualties.
The situation in Bucha, Irpin and Hostomel is disgraceful, with war crimes committed by the Russians - I suspect those Russian soldiers that didn't make it out of the Bucha pocket in time will pay a price.
7 ( +12 / -5 )