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Posted in: Japan considering ¥100 bil investment in large firms hit by virus impact See in context

Premium Friday. Enjoy the social distancing.

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Posted in: Japan considering ¥100 bil investment in large firms hit by virus impact See in context

Think the headline should be the "government is going to give taxpayers money to their friends" who pay little tax. Meanwhile I'm checking my mail box for 2 masks. Bank will not accept my fish coupon, that's not fair.

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Posted in: Mayor admits to accepting cash from scandal-hit lawmaker Kawai See in context

Being a politician in Japan actually requires corruption. But as they make the loophole riddled laws, not much can be done. Yet I try the same behaviors and those around me pull me up. A total disconnected level of elite, with those around them encouraging supporting their corruption. Wouldn't be acceptable in my world.

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Posted in: Gov't to grant tax moratorium for virus-hit firms with 20% revenue drop See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to compile the "boldest-ever" stimulus package including cash handouts to households and subsidies to small companies affected by the virus outbreak.

How much do I get? Oh it's a pledge! So nothing. But guaranteed Toyota and construction companies get more than my yearly earning * 1000

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Posted in: Abe's two-mask pledge met online with derision and humor See in context

Suga defended the program, saying it would also help ease demand for surgical masks.

Sooooo two masks a household is going to help how? The LDP leadership have the common sence of a 4yo. And what happened to the urge, pledge to up the supply. Having the political heavyweights wearing child size masks not really filling me with any form of confidence. But they don't care, why should I.

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Posted in: Japan to give face masks to 50 mil households to fight virus See in context

After a few hours you can turn them inside out. Next day you are at a loss!

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Posted in: Experts warn of health care collapse in Japan if virus keeps spreading See in context

Didn't take much to collapse the health care system in the worlds 3rd largest economy. Might want to revise 3rd to 13th. Can't look after the people taxed to pay for it, might want to revise prioritys.

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Posted in: Virus breaks the mold for telework in office-bound Japan See in context

Sorry should have faxed that.

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Posted in: Virus breaks the mold for telework in office-bound Japan See in context

Take more than a virus to change Japan, 2 atomic bombs didn't do it. A plague certainly won't.

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Posted in: Japan 'on the brink' as it struggles to hold back coronavirus See in context

So many observations from above, the scariest is emergency PM powers. They (that is the regiem) pretty much have no concern other then themselves. If they are actually awake of course. Just goes to show how usless they are. I'd like a job where I get a years worth of salery in a month for sleeping on n a 1970s chair.

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Posted in: Japan enacts legislation to facilitate employment until age 70 See in context

60% of non regular workers just follow Aso's advice, cup noodles. He has no problem with that spends more on cigarettes than these people spend on food.

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Posted in: Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison See in context

After years of innocent people being jailed not one prosecutor not one policeman has been jailed, even when there is evidence of forced confessions and hiding of evidence. Japan's justice system certainly doesn't rate the term "justice". Anybody living in Japan needs a music box just in case.

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Posted in: Japan enacts legislation to facilitate employment until age 70 See in context

So politicians with their snouts buried deep in the tax payer (trough) money, now want their cash cows to work pay tax for longer so they can continue getting public funds into their 80s? Now that's quality of life....for some.

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Posted in: Ex-nurse acquitted of 2003 murder after 12 years in prison See in context

98% conviction rate, you can see now how that works. I'd like to know how many crimes are not prosecuted? I'm guessing 98% when you relying on a confession (forced) rather than investigation things are going to go woefully wrong. Shogani.

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

I'm going to pay my rent with a fish coupon, my beef coupon well that's reserved for paying my tax.

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Posted in: Abe, Aso to avoid same meetings as precaution against virus infection See in context

Who would run the show? Have a slug in my garden probably do a better job. His mates not going to open a right wing kindergarten, vet school, and definitely not going to change artical 9. If I had a vote the slug gets it.

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Posted in: Japan advises against travel to 50 nations including U.S., China See in context

Yet to receive that fax.

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Posted in: Japan's Feb jobless rate flat at 2.4%; virus impact yet to appear in data See in context

Problem is ventilation equipment is hand made in Japan and takes months to produce. From what I saw on TV there is just one producer in Japan and only 5 workers. There is no way they can supply enough.

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Posted in: Abe, Aso to avoid same meetings as precaution against virus infection See in context

So instead of face to face its fax to fax?

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Posted in: Abe, Aso to avoid same meetings as precaution against virus infection See in context

So social distance applies to aged politicians, who are so self absorbed they have forgotten about the general population. Makes sence in their world..

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Posted in: Japan's Feb jobless rate flat at 2.4%; virus impact yet to appear in data See in context

Can't trust government figures. Bueuracrats fudge numbers to shield politicians from actually doing their job. That being improving life for people rather than quashing all hope of ever having a moment to smile.

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Posted in: Ruling party seeks ¥100 trillion stimulus to battle coronavirus See in context

So the government has loads of cash now? Then why did they cut funding to special needs training, raise taxes, say the pension system is failing when the whole time they were hoarding extra money? Someone needs to get my understanding because I'm thinking it's regrettable.

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Posted in: U.S. agency includes gun sellers as critical infrastructure during coronavirus emergency See in context

Yep, need guns when everyone's at risk of a virus. Nothing like having a gun to cling to when you can't breath.

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

Whoooooo, a fish coupon! Now if only I could pay the utilities I could cook it. That's if the bank doesn't take my house. Really wish I'd bought that tent now. If you have no adress is it ok to burn cardboard under a bridge? This fish is not going to last forever.

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Posted in: Stormy year ahead for Japan's tourism industry See in context

Seen Cruise Ship trips still being advertised? Total denial. The only countries not on lockdown are the Sudan, Afganistan and other rather unfriendly destinations. Tourism is a dead horse for at least a year or more.

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

Fish and beef coupons?, will my bank accept them in Lew of my monthly mortgage? Are those in charge so disconnected from normal life. From their idiotic ideas it would appear so.

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Posted in: China's imported coronavirus cases rise as foreigners banned and flights cut See in context

Well,....believing what China says not working out well for the occupants of this planet. Nor what the Japanese regiem says too. The disconnect between their Idea of reality and fact for those decision makers is getting more and more exposed as absolutely Alice in wonderland worthy. Might have done this last year rather than this year. Might have helped?

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Posted in: Japan, spared mass outbreak so far, now sees national crisis after Tokyo surge See in context

A bit of perforated paper, not really a shield. Japan is way behind every other industrialised nations, as far as action goes. And where is Abe? I know it's a premium Friday but still shouldn't he say something? Something? He can only pine for an Olympics gone for so long.

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Posted in: Telework, stockpiling spread in Tokyo after Koike's press conference See in context

I'm not going to worry untill Abe says something......Abe, Abe, Abeeee. I need your leadership. Oh that's not your job? Sorry my mistake.

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Posted in: Japan to set up coronavirus task force; no state of emergency yet See in context

It's not all on the Olympics, Abe really wants a legacy and a pandemic just wasn't seen as enough to deny him that. It's just so embarrassing that just one day the Olympics were deferred the pandemic is suddenly a priority? By the way where is he? Preparing for his premium Friday?

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