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Posted in: Japan coronavirus cases pass 5,000 as state of emergency fails to keep people home See in context

I now hear that selfish tokyoites are now flocking to Hokkaido and other regions. Great! Sapporo is probably going back into lock down soon...

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Posted in: Barbers, 'izakaya,' dept stores, DIY shops to be off Tokyo's closure request list See in context

The 300,000 yen support is only for households that earn 2,500,000 yen or less a year anyway, according to a Japanese friend of mine. When he sends me the link( he showed me last night) I'll post it here.

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Posted in: BOJ says Japan's economy faces extremely high uncertainty on pandemic hit See in context

Yes. I could still get stimulus from the New Zealand government for paying tax all those years there. I've been in Japan for the last 3.5 years. I'm beginning to seriously consider going back. My poor schools in Sapporo would be in a bad spot though. But I know I probably won't get support, even with a Japanese wife...

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Posted in: Abe to declare state of emergency for Tokyo, 6 prefectures See in context

This will be so watered down, that it won't stop people from not going to work. It's already only going to effect certain parts of Japan. It'll be business as usual everywhere else and only limited changes for those in a state of emergency. Kind of pointless really.

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Posted in: Koike pressures Abe to declare state of emergency See in context

This panic is ridiculous. If you have a lock-down it will ruin the economy, cause huge unemployment, and give rise to massive social problems as families are cooped up in small apartments 24/7. The virus has killed 63 people so far in Japan, and for that number posters here want to invite a lockdown, the closing of the economy, and a huge increases in state and police powers over people's lives? Madness.

The only reason why the death rate is so low is because if you die before being tested, your death is not included in the tally. If you can find this year's deaths by pneumonia, you might see a different story. Apparently, the government hasn't realised these numbers this year..... I wonder why.

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

As much as I love Japan, I do wish I was back in New Zealand. I just had a family zoom meeting. All of my family are at home. All working adults get ¥600,000 from the government + their companies are required to pay 80% of their salary if possible. If not, the government will support the company. They are not worried about income. Because they trust in the government's desire to look after them. They simply focus on keeping their families safe. They asked me what Japan was like and boy I had a story to tell. No one knows what will happen. No one knows what support will be available. We still have to work, even though we might get sick. It's an absolute joke.

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Posted in: Private-sector advisers to Abe call for massive economic stimulus measures See in context

So my wife and I have a savings that we could live on for a few months. Not a hell of a lot though. Because the government still hasn't come out with any stimulus payout, I feel obligated to go out and meet my private students to survive. When will this government do something constructive for once. I have already heard of many losing their jobs recently, and that's just within my circle of friends.

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Posted in: Abe warns Japanese to prepare for prolonged coronavirus battle See in context

This is simply all too late. Oh dear. We are all in for one hell of a ride.

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Posted in: Japan plans huge stimulus package to cushion blow from coronavirus See in context

Zichi

Do you mean ¥60,000 per week for 12 weeks?

My parents said everyone can receive$7000 worth of support. More for parents with children.

Wether that is one lump sum or not, I don't know. I think employers pay it to their workers after they have received it from the government.

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Posted in: Japan plans huge stimulus package to cushion blow from coronavirus See in context

In New Zealand, every working adult was given/will be given ¥600,00 to live off for the next 12 weeks.

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Posted in: Toyota seeks ¥1 tril credit line as virus hits funding market See in context

I respect Toyota for atleast having reserve funds. American companies spent all of their profits on stock buybacks and are now asking for bailouts.

I too think Toyota should use that reserve fund to cover costs, but atleast they aren't asking for a bailout. They want a loan, unlike other companies around the world.

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Posted in: Japan considers one-year grace period for corporate taxpayers hit by virus See in context

I heard from my parents back in New Zealand that every full time worker effected by the lock down will or have already received 600,000¥ to live on for the next 4-8 weeks. Will we get anything like that here? I highly doubt it.

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Posted in: Japan considers one-year grace period for corporate taxpayers hit by virus See in context

Does "Grace Period" mean I'll have to pay double tax next year? If so, I'll do my best to pay it this year. Either way I'm screwed.

Yeah, wouldn't surprise me. Nothing is free in this country.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

This must be really hurting the Japanese governments pride. Expect a wave of excuses to follow shortly.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics seem sure to happen — but in 2021, not 2020 See in context

Despite the measures, tens of thousands of people flocked to a cauldron displaying the flame in northeastern Japan, raising fears about whether the relay can be held safely.

This made me laugh. How can people do this. Do they not know what 'social distancing' means?

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Posted in: Court scraps acquittal of man; sentences him to 10 years for raping daughter See in context

OMG this feels do good to read! I am so happy right now. This needs to happen far more often here in Japan.

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Posted in: SoftBank's Son criticized for offering free coronavirus tests See in context

This reaction has to be politically motivated. It won't be about burdening the system. It'll be about keeping the infection numbers down. I think this is very Noble of him. If the government aren't providing the tests, how will people get rested???

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Posted in: Live music venues emerge as new coronavirus transmission sites See in context

Here in Sapporo, I was told you had to first go to the doctor, and if he feels you should be tested, you need to then go to your local ward office to fill out some paperwork and then go to a select hospital.

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Posted in: Passengers begin leaving after ship's virus quarantine ends See in context

This is like holding pigs in a muddy pen, letting them lose in your house and expecting them not to get mud everywhere. Watch the virus infection rate soar in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

MSR JapanToday  07:42 pm JST

Greed is the problem, Ghosn went beyond saving a failing company to taking too much remuneration.

If he could have kept himself in check things would have worked out fine but HIS greed got him.

Sure he came to Japan and did turn around a company that was pretty much done for , but he over stepped the mark when he couldnt keep his greedy mitts out of the cookie jar.

Do any of you really understand to the extent he was pilfering the place?

He could have shared the profits with the workers instead of grabbing what ever he could for his own pocket, it looks to be it just became too disgusting to ignore, GREED is what undone him and ultimately the company he came here to save.

The automotive industry and coporate world here in Japan is awash with greed, lies, cheating, scams , shams, rubbing shoulders with politicians, lining pockets, ducking , diving, scheming and skiving pretty much anything they can and smile while doing it.

Greed !!

Until we see hard evidence of this from the prosecutors, your comments mean jack!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

Toasted HereticToday  07:24 pm JST

So much love for the white collar criminals!

Highly skewed in favor of the elite, that capitalism malarkey. And those loud voices who chase mammon whilst deriding a fairer system?

While you were so worried Socialism would take your freedoms, Capitalism stole your pension, took your savings, sent your jobs abroad, robbed you of health care, put you in debt and destroyed the environment, leaving you only your racism, xenophobia, hate, and bitterness.

Wow. If you really think Japan will have a pension system in 10-20 years, you've been living under a rock. So many people are struggling in Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

I seriously can't see how the J government and Nissan can say things like this. All my students today asked me what I thought about this situation. All of them could see the evidence and the fact that the justice system has issues. They were all embarrassed.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

London_bhoy

From The Guardian Live Feed:

Ghosn: Plot was like Pearl Harbor

In a highly provocative, and distasteful move, Ghosn is comparing this alleged plot to remove him to the Pearl Harbor attacks!

He says his friends have asked how he didn’t notice he was being set up -- and he reminds them how the Japanese air force caught the Americans by surprise in 1941.

That is going to cause fury in Japan, we suspect.

> No. He was merely using it as an example to show that just like the Americans didn't expect the attack, he didn't see this coming.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

Damn! He's not going to mention names in the government.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/GlYn3RDfDJE

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Posted in: Japanese lawmaker admits accepting ¥1 mil from Chinese gambling operator See in context

So... will he go to jail or???

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