Chabbawanga comments

Posted in: Japan's 2nd state of emergency met with public indifference See in context

Time to put your money where your mouth is.

But to be fair I dont understand the way of thinking of a lot of people here. I am lucky that i can work from home if necessary, as can a lot of my coworkers. However they insist on turning up every day (even weekends). They tell me "you should be careful, you can work from home if you like", but they are all commuting like normal, which makes me feel like the lazy gaijin. Guess Ill go in to work too. Dont want to be the first on the chopping block if the business has to start making cuts.

The government need to start forking out the cash, but some people here also need a serious reality check.

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Posted in: Head of medical body says nationwide state of emergency an option See in context

Only 4% of medical institutions accept coronavirus patients

Most private hospitals arent equipped to deal with covid patients. Plus agreeing to deal with covid patients would effectively end any other business.

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Posted in: Suga announces new measures to stem virus surge, including penalties, review of medical system See in context

Chinese new year isnt until Feb 12th. GO TO JAPAN!

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Posted in: Pet ownership in Japan on the rise amid pandemic See in context

500 000 for a French bulldog! Y300 000 for a golden retriever

Until they arent a puppy anymore. Then prices get slashed to pieces before the poor doggo gets sent off to the gas van. True story.

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Posted in: Pet ownership in Japan on the rise amid pandemic See in context

Remember a pet isnt just for a pandemic, a pet is for life. Hope all these pets are being picked up from local shelters.

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Posted in: Universal basic income proposal by Suga adviser may be hard sell in Japan See in context

"universal income is great... but shouldnt include the rich."

Such a great stance.

If it ever became a thing, it would spell the end of employee insurance and pension benefits, salaries will hit rock bottom, and inflation will run riot.

From a Jgov perspective it makes complete sense. Companies dont want to pay benefits, the pension system is unsustainable, and universal income is the only way to make sure people have any money to keep up consumption.

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Posted in: Japan to extend ¥9 bil loan to Paraguay for stable electricity supply See in context

Taking money out of your wallet and putting it in your back pocket. So generous.

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo soar to 2,447; nationwide tally 7,570 See in context

no no no. i am very VERY disappointed that more people werent following the various guidances and advices on how to prevent the spread.

People like Mr Suga and all his dinosaur chums?

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Posted in: New coronavirus cases in Tokyo soar to 2,447; nationwide tally 7,570 See in context

Lock up ya grandma

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Posted in: Personal info of 9,500 COVID-19 patients in Fukuoka Prefecture leaked online See in context

Should have faxed it

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Posted in: Suga's upcoming decision on state of emergency derided as too little, too late See in context

 a SOE is not necessary.

It seems like a lot of people fail to realise many small businesses who are suffering financially are getting 0 government support despite trying their best to abide by safety advice they have been given. Until a SoE is official they get no help. A nasty tactic by jgov, at least thats how it worked last time. Seeing as 0 information has been given about the new SoE, maybe it is too much to expect the same kind of financial support as last year.

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context


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Posted in: Worry, frustration, uncertainty as state of emergency looms for Tokyo, neighboring prefectures See in context

Why is it automatically your wife who should stay home?

Like the majority of families in Japan the husband probably earns more than the wife.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for slashing shopping mall customer with sickle See in context

Probably influenced by all that hyperviolent anime that is so popular with the kids these days. Cant we all just get along like the peaceful world of Sazai san…?

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 884 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,830 See in context

Someone should urge JGOV to plan a series of meetings to discuss the situation.

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict Abe over dinner party spending See in context

Abe contributed a lot in foreign relations

Yes indeed. Abe was a true gomasuri master.

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Posted in: Final Tokyo Olympic budget soars 22% to ¥1.64 trillion See in context

What a mess. Pass the Wakizashi already

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Posted in: Japan's New Year rituals fall victim to virus surge See in context

No biggy

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Posted in: Cabinet OKs record ¥106.61 trillion budget for FY2021 See in context

About half of which will be used to move the sidewalks back 10cm to where they were last year.

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Posted in: Police officer shoots knife-wielding man dead in Niigata See in context

Shoot to kill, its not the best policy to deal with Japans mental health problem.

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Posted in: Councilwoman says her ouster shows gender bias in politics See in context

The BBC have picked this story up a few times recently. I think it is quite clears that voting Arai out has caused far more damage than expected. Not just to the backwater town they come from, but Japan as a whole.

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Posted in: ALT asked to remove earrings by local education board See in context

The existence of this article kinda disproves that.

I didnt mention anyone being offended.

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Posted in: Japan revamps website on Senkakus amid territorial row with China See in context

As soon as fossil fuels fall out of favour, and the fish are all gone, Noone will give a rats about these rocks. Still a good few years of this nonsense left until then.

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Posted in: ALT asked to remove earrings by local education board See in context

I guess if the ALT came from a country where it's the cultural norm for men to go shirtless in public, it would be perfectly ok for that ALT to deliver a lesson with beergut and chest hair in full view.

Not a great comparison is it. Earrings arent offending anyone, and are an accessory used by a huge number of people in Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

4 figures* Lol. I gotta layoff those mid day whiskeys.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

Go To Triple Figures

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Posted in: 'Twitter killer' sentenced to death for 9 murders See in context

Oh, here's a bombshell that could flip the entire trail...

My thoughts exactly. Surely the social media evidence would suggest quite the opposite. This is a messed up guy, but if they consented then it is a whole different case, regardless of the sicko dismembering.

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Posted in: 'Demon Slayer' nears Japan movie history; boosts economy with resilience message See in context

It's amazing how something can be this popular when all they do is plug it on every channel, every day, every five flipping minutes. Of course it's popularity is primarily due to the message of 'resilience', which isn't present in every single manga/anime ever made.

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Posted in: Mayor defends councilwoman's ouster over sexual assault claim See in context


I am in no way claiming that Japanese women cannot think for themselves. However, as I am sure you are aware, Japanese women (and men) can find it very difficult to say no. It's a cultural thing, and it has been written about in great detail.

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Posted in: Japan to raise medical fees for some aged 75 or older See in context

Don't just target those elderly who are still working, they are more likely the ones who are having a tough time financially. Tax the wealthy elderly more on their assets. It's not fair to increase the burden on those elderly who are already struggling. There are far too many rich old dossers in this country. Force them to get some of that cash out from under the mattress.

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