YubaruToday 07:26 am JST
The government provides daily living allowances of up to 2,400 yen to the evacuees who do not have any relatives or acquaintances to turn to. It also helps them to be accepted by municipalities and companies.
Is this what the government here thinks is a daily living wage?
yes, it's not a huge amount Yubaru, but my guess is that many many Japanese are living on a pension of about that (¥72,000 or so a month) after having paid for nenkin for donkeys' years.... probably plenty of arbeiters too....
(not being judgemental in any way shape or form, just stating facts, I'll leave the value-judgements to others)
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still sabre-rattling after all these XyearsX centuries.
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if there's a simple way, and a complicated way...... （⌒▽⌒）
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Stupid narcissistic parades and bombs in place of food and medicine.
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what a surprise! considering they've been talking about this "option" for years, and the reality being that there are no other options..... nothing but political 'theatre'
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Japan has joined Western allies on tough sanctions against Russia
"tough" apart from the bits that affect said countries. more posturing. at least China's not being hypocritical about it.
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Michael MachidaToday 08:29 am JST
How many affirmations do we need?
exactly! there's a lot of it about recently, all the political-talking-heads putting on a show of "look at us, agreeing to agree". I'm sure China's quaking in its shoes.... （＾＿－）
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“You will see a glorious country in the center of Europe.”
well that'll be nice, because, according to wikipedia on Demographics of Ukraine, which I looked at because I was wondering how large a population, and how many people therefore, mainly men, were available as a fighting force, the country was described thus: "Ukraine suffers a high mortality rate from environmental pollution, poor diets, widespread smoking, extensive alcoholism and deteriorating medical care".
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not so much of an 'intellectual disability' as to be unaware that his actions could cause disaster, minor or major, it seems, since he consciously wanted to do something about his state of irritation, by doing what he did.... and apparently has done so a number of times.
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wonder what "lower-income families" means in numbers. in any case, those not in that category, who presumably pay more in taxes, will also therefore be paying for this program. also... what about those not in the "lower-income families" group who own gas-guzzlers?
this is not a statement against this plan, but there really isn't a lot of detail or clarity here. hope NZ taxpayers are being furnished with more comprehensive explanation as to the use of their contributions.
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to the negative commenters.... I'm pretty sure Japan doesn't hold a monopoly on either atrocities, or hypocrisy.... and one small town is not the Japanese government...
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not to worry, Harrods is sanctioning Russians in Britain by refusing to sell them items priced above £300. that'll show 'em! （＾＿－）
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future news... again
Japan and the United States will agree to commit to improved research and production of semiconductors at a leaders' summit set for May 23, a Japanese government source said Saturday.
if it's already decided, and announced, what's the point of the political-puppets meeting? private jets and VIP treatment in exchange for them promoting political agendas? supporting the status quo? merchandising the mythology?
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now I've heard everything! or should that be: herd everything? carbon footprint much?
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A senior EU official said Michel decided to go to Hiroshima because the city is a symbol for areas affected by nuclear weapons and also where Kishida is elected from.
not to mention, it's good headline material.... sort of a proxy 'victim card'....
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there has been a spate of similar meetings of global talking heads of late it seems, that's to say, meetings to confirm that we agree to continue to agree, on "sanctions" on Russia (as long as they don't interfere with our lifestyle and economics too much).... and.... the importance of the Indo-Pacific region, along the lines of: "the security of Europe and the Indo-Pacific region are inseparable, and [ ... ] any attempts to unilaterally alter the status quo by force are unacceptable anywhere in the world". meanwhile... all the problems of the world continue, as always.....
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Peter Neil May 10 09:03 am JST
Hell, we can’t even say anything humorous here.
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....and the Taliban care how much about what all these people think?
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the book mentioned in that article: David Halberstam’s “The Reckoning” is fascinating.... and not by any means only with regard to cars.... it is not least, an incisive history and analysis of Japan/Japaneseness....
it was published in '86, I read it perhaps 10 years after that.... have been thinking, recently, to re-read actually.... a fairly massive tome, but worth it I reckon.
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I think this 'news' is on a loop, recycled every two days for the last month....
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next they'll tackle feeding the starving
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Kishida did not give a specific timeline for the steps, only saying Japan will reduce or halt imports "in light of the reality."
same line as Europe then, in this morning's article: "the Group of Seven developed democracies pledged Sunday to phasing out or banning the import of Russian oil"....
everyone's hedging their bets, trying to save face.... unsurprisingly. at least Kishida-san is mentioning the elephant in the room, namely "the reality" that everyone's dependent on the oil and whatever, and that they don't actually give a stuff about Ukraine.....
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European Union's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell countered that the selection process was a "violation of democratic principles and political pluralism".
whereas Europe is lillywhite? people do love to point the finger....
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