Have they ever justified why they need endless amounts of donations? Gov should force them to open their books if they haven't erased them already of course.
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*Except two. Turkey is also continuing its bizarre policy of reducing interest rates to "battle" inflation.
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I wonder the study conducted to conclude the viability of this policy. Oh right, they can just pull policies out of the place where the sun don't shine.
-8 ( +11 / -19 )
I think he'll cling on to power for a little while longer as there is no national election in the near future. But come election year, if he doesn't pull those numbers up, he'll be disposed off like Suga and replaced by another figurehead and the people will buy it. Yawn...
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
As the man's health had rapidly deteriorated, it does not necessarily mean he might have been saved if he had been taken immediately to a hospital
Expected words from a Japanese judge. You could apply this kind of logic to every malfeasance. Why is such a facility where people are detained allowed to not have medical staff in the first place?
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Your tax money at work inspecting an empty terminal with with a whole squad.
-3 ( +6 / -9 )
Not a word about what those "countermeasures" are. Japan's make it up as you go policy will continue, it seems. Or this is just a message to the "concerned" voters fearing seeing foreigners in the streets again.
-6 ( +9 / -15 )
Classic deceptive marketing strategy with a place for plausible deniability. They always place the filler fruits in the corners of the box where the customer would pay the least attention. Gotta pass a law where the percentage of ingredients is in the front center.
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Sapporo has so many things going for it that it will far outweigh the fading memory of this scandal.
So the argument is for us to forget what happened and let another heist take place while being distracted by the facade of sports and competition. This is how dumb they think the "common people" are. Hope they are proven wrong.
0 ( +4 / -4 )
If the yen continues to fluctuate like this, the government is ready to take the necessary response in financial markets.
It's not fluctuating, it's just falling. I guess that means there won't be a "necessary response".
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Raising minimum wage will result in price increases but it will also force larger corporations to raise their wages because will now be competing with the minimum wage at the lower end. Increased wages will also force companies to improve productivity if they want to stay competitive. Ideally, there shouldn't be minimum wages in actual free market societies with a healthy job market and good job mobility like some northern European countries but unless otherwise forced by the government, the employers here know that they can keep squeezing their employees without increasing turnout. Years of giving them carrots with loose fiscal policy didn't work, it is time for the stick.
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Here is what they are still not doing: Raise the minimum wage to 1500 JPY. One time cash handouts are not going to solve anything, especially when it is embarrassingly low like this.
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Quite ironic to spend that much on security considering the event that caused this funeral.
Pretty sure all those foreign "dignitaries" will bring their own security detail, LDP should just leave security to the pros. Kishida can hide behind Obama.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
unsettling to other passengers because of the coronavirus.
And that matters because?
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So they were waiting for the object detection tech to be capable of identifying fruits and vegetables to start using scales instead of selling by piece? It's quite simply not true. Check the self registers at supermarkets, they are often left unused. It is the people that want their fruits individually wrapped. They got used to it, now they won't change their habits unless otherwise forced by legistlation.
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Kishida said the government should consider reviewing and raising subsidies for regional revitalization so they can be used to respond effectively to surging prices.
Go to travel 2.0. That's all that's going to come out of that panel.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )
We have an agreement by the Group of Seven and others that excess volatility and disorderly movements in exchange rates can have an adverse impact on economic and financial stability,
I guess what they are suggesting is that all countries including the US should lower interest rates despite their high inflation because JPY needs to be stabilized. How about following the rest of G7 and raising interest rates if you prefer JPY to be stable? There's another way to induce inflation: Raise the minimum wage to 1500 JPY.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
Very naive to think that quitting a job would equal better pay. Japan's job "market" is a huge scam. There's little competition between various employers because they all work in tandem to keep the wages artificially low despite very low unemployment figures and high jobs to job seekers ratios. Ever heard of an oligopoly?
4 ( +13 / -9 )
"Defense" spending is an easy front to making their allies and indirectly themselves rich. Scare the people with a bogeyman, and spend away, oldest trick in the book.
1 ( +14 / -13 )
Hmm, start by not spending tax payer money for funeral of a guy who was tied to them at the navel?
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Lack of capacity due to their inferior culture, race and socioeconomics level.
Spoken like a true follower of science.
Countdown before he becomes Japan's minister of health started. Give it two-three years.
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So government micromanaging every tiny aspect of one's life including how they are supposed to bring up children is constitutional, got it. Another decision from the rubber stamp machine courts.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
It's still the cheapest in Japan at least in nominal terms. In purchasing power adjusted price though...
-2 ( +4 / -6 )
So what was the point of the endless QE, negative interest rates by BOJ?
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Japanese conservatism is ripe for cultist exploitation as it has no cultural background. Traditional Japan had no issues with neither homosexuality, nor pornography, nor psychoactive substances. So they have to find whatever allies they can to gear up support for this fake conservatism.
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I have only appointed (to the cabinet) those who have agreed to examine their ties (to the church) and impartially review it based on the findings
The bar for accountability is underground.
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Minister of Economy
Minister for Regional Revitalization
Minister for Economic Revitalization
Minister in Charge of Economic Security
Four ministers in charge of economy. I suppose Japan's economy is going to skyrocket with so many qualified people working on it, right?
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
I don't think Erdogan and most Turkish people will be offended one bit if Japan takes all Kurdish dissenters as refugees.
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Yes, self review is all that's needed to find the ties to UC. Because honor system works so well with politicians.
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Voters woke up to realize who they are in bed with. But come next election, they are going to put the beer goggles on again. LDP only needs to make half an effort for 2-3 months before the elections, maybe they elect another puppet if this one's beyond redemption like Suga.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )