Alan Bogglesworth comments

Posted in: Japan to run new domestic travel subsidy program until late December See in context

This is certainly front page worthy and international news. Bravo Japan, very progressive.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

This photo is the only time I've seen the old fella smile

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Posted in: Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism See in context

You should be in jail buddy

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Can't wait to get over to Japan and spend up big and smash the slopes and far in the Osen while covered in arm sleeves!

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Posted in: International tourists return to Japan; spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo See in context

Even buying a Japanese-style engagement ring or wedding ring is surprisingly affordable if you’re converting American dollars to yen at the moment, with one jewelry store in Ginza saying they’ve seen an uptick in foreign customers already. 

Is this satire ?

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Posted in: International tourists return to Japan; spend big at top tourist spots in Tokyo See in context

No they haven’t, no they didn’t.

Because Japan has issues looking at what’s going on around the world, they’ve failed to see that nearly all other countries are dealing with high cost of living, interest rate hikes, higher flight costs etc.

Tourists aren’t sitting around saving their money waiting for Japan’s borders to open to immediately come back and stimulate the economy upon request. They’re saving money to stay afloat. Japan’s going to get a ride shock when they do open and realise they’ve treated everyone else like a disease and people have forgotten about the idea of Japan being a nice welcoming place.

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Posted in: Japan weighs plan for ban on hotel guests without masks: report See in context

This is a joke, seriously, don’t bother opening till you grow up and stop embarrassing yourselves Japan

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Posted in: Japan's average residential land price rises for 1st time in 31 years See in context

0.1%? Not much change there?

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Posted in: Kishida delays departure for New York to monitor typhoon damage See in context

Good job Kishida, thank you

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Posted in: 40% of evacuees from Afghanistan have left Japan over poor support See in context

Disgusting.

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Posted in: Anti-U.S. base incumbent Tamaki wins 2nd term as Okinawa governor See in context

What's his plan once China starts getting closer and closer?

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Posted in: Japan to remove entry cap in 'not-so-distant future,' official says See in context

Tourists tourists tourists tourists !!!!!

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Posted in: Gov't starts consultation service for people having trouble with Unification Church See in context

This is an incredible scandal. The Government is in some ways "the unification church" and is now setting up its own helpline. It's complete madness.

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Posted in: Japanese town that spent ¥25 million in COVID money on giant squid statue says it paid off big See in context

This will be a particularly weird abandoned Japanese attraction in the next decade or so.

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Posted in: China's COVID curbs hit youth mental health See in context

Really?

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

Yubaru,

Except you'd be crushed if your entire families wealth was given away to a cult.

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Posted in: China customs drops some COVID reporting for international arrivals; quarantine remains See in context

Almost no one noticed because the majority of people would never go near the CCP.

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Posted in: 'Extreme heat belt' to cover middle of U.S. by 2053: report See in context

Sounds great , just keep fracking?

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Posted in: Pot-smoking tourists not welcome in Thailand, says health minister See in context

Politicians really hate weed.

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Posted in: U.S., Japan affirm cooperation on 'any situation' amid Taiwan tension See in context

Taiwan does not want to be part of your dim sum mr poo

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Posted in: Kishida makes donation to Yasukuni shrine; cabinet members visit See in context

Get those votes big boy

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Posted in: Kishida shaken as list of lawmakers linked to Unification Church grows to 20 See in context

What's made all of this worse for the LDP is the church's origin is Korean.

The LDP and Nippon Kaigi has fired all up all this nationalistic sentiment over the years to stay in power. This however this has now gone horribly wrong because it's really fueling conspiracy theories about Korea's involvement in running Japan.

Japanese have told me recently they believe the majority of their tax money is being funneled off to Korean and this is the explanation why they're getting poorer and the yen is crashing. Some believe they are working hard to make Korea richer.

At this point, who would actually know exactly what is going on with the Church and the LDP but it is certainly unusual and I can't blame people for feeling a little weirded out by it.

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Posted in: Relatives remember victims of 1985 JAL jet crash on 37th anniversary See in context

It's a real shame that Japanese authorities didn't accept the help of the US Air Force. Was there any logical reason for this or just a pride thing? It's also weird that they didn't realy welcome the NTSB and treated them like criminals when they arrived. Unusual.

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Posted in: Kishida shaken as list of lawmakers linked to Unification Church grows to 20 See in context

Those vampire suits are just weird and add to the cult like vibe the whole LNP has going on lately.

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Posted in: Author Salman Rushdie attacked on lecture stage in New York See in context

The religion of peace...

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Posted in: South Korea, China clash over U.S. missile shield See in context

Build the shield, ignore the reckless lunatics.

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Posted in: Kishida yet to deliver on promise to create new form of capitalism See in context

Hilarious

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Posted in: Kishida revamps cabinet to boost public support See in context

Jesus, get someone under 45 in there?

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Posted in: China reaffirms threat of military force to annex Taiwan See in context

American will defend Taiwan for the access to semi-conductors.

China, if they do invade will see an even larger pull-out of companies and foreign investment money due to a perceived lack of instability and irrational behavior, also, more sanctions against China. It sounds like China is internally not doing great economically and socially. Also facing a large demographic collapse, which is in progress.

They might try it, but ultimately I think they're too smart to commit suicide over an island. Let's see how they go.

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Posted in: Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with COVID See in context

Is Japan aiming for zero covid?

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