Most wealth in Japan is owned by old people, and as their time comes, there will be a hitherto unseen level of wealth transfer in Japanese society.
Boomers below the 70yo mark have another 20 odd years left. Thats a long time with a fixed income and rising inflation.
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Inflation hits everyone, pay rises dont
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The time where people will be forced to go and spend even their last saving is coming! Is just a matter of time..
One of the only solutions I can come up with is that companies start massively reducing their work hours so that their employees can take on additional work (sounds horrible). If the average worker has no spare labour hours to sell, how can they earn enough to get by? We all know how unproductive a lot of work hours can be here, so its about time businesses admit this, and start to change the way they do work.
Unless inflation can come down at a seriously fast pace, outlook is pretty grim. I certainly dont like the thought of both myself and my wife, both full-time salaried employees, being unable to save for our retirement and our childrens future. Extra work might be the only option though.
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When business to decide to pass on the higher costs there will be families who can no longer afford to eat
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Great. Building diplomatic relations is much more important than starting an arms race.
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Imagine being so miserable that you actually complain about something like this. That is sad.
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tsumari "buy our guns"
NATO causing enough grief elsewhere in the world. This sort of talk is only going to stoke existing tensions in the region. I cant wait for the US-led world order to end.
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Makes sense that covid reduced the number of people moving into the big city.
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Thank goodness. Propping up the Japanese economy for decades.
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It was terrible
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dont these relic costs the taxpayer millions every year to upkeep?
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And if you have worked in Japanese schools as I have, you will know in many of them, there is an accepted culture of abuse and taking advantage of young girls. I was expected to date the girls I was teaching, and they were surprised I wasn't.
Just speaking to Japanese girl friends I learned a lot. From what I gather at least two of my friends had younger (Japanese) teachers at JHS who had sexual relations with students in 2nd grade (14yo). This was never brought to light at the time, but they said in retrospect it was pretty messed up. It should come as no surprise though. When I got my first college gig here years back, one of the first things I was told/warned about was that it was ok to have relations with my students so long as no-one finds out...
Just because it is so widely accepted, doesn't make it ok.
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Seems like the power companies that are getting the nuclear plants up and running again aren't having to pass the costs on to their customers.
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This kid of thing happens in every country, but that doesn't make it any more acceptable. JAPAN NEEDS A SEX OFFENDERS REGISTER. You cant have these people, who kids are supposed to be able to trust, taking advantage of them like this. Probably get downvoted by the JT nonce brigade but ho-hum.
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10 years should be enough. This guy has already suffered enough.
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Or build more public toilets...
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The general public are more likely to starve to death in their cold houses than speak out against their overlords. There is no political opposition to vote for. Another three decades of stagnation please sir.
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I would be very worried about the Japanese pension schemes in the future.
Just see it as a tax, and start investing for yourself
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Knock down all akiya and sell the land cheap to young families to build bigger houses.
Change building regulations so that all houses must be made from better, longer-lasting materials, have insulation, triple glazing, and maybe even solar panels.
Force businesses to pay for their employees commuting time, or let them work from home 3 days a week.
Limit overtime to 1 hour a day, and force those unproductive office ojisan to either pick up the slack or change the laws to make it easier to fire them.
Exponentially raise taxes on assets for the mega-rich, and use them to further subsidise salaries for daycare and elderly care facilities.
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Should have ended the whole thing on a high with Liz. I think its going to be pretty hard to top that.
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I have been really impressed by some of the work I have seen, but it still takes a bit of working to get really good results. It all depends on the person though, right. Im sure many artists still have a future, but how do concept artists compete with this AI?
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half a billion dollars to make it. Youd hope it would be number 1 for the rest of the year
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What has it to do with TEPCO?
Japan Atomic Power Company is majority owned by TEPCO.
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Force TEPCO to sell their assets to foot the bill. It's their fault.
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Great actor. I hope he can clear his name
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