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Posted in: Aichi governor declares state of emergency after virus spike See in context

Meanwhile still haven't received my Abe ¥ despite applying 2 months ago here in Nagoya during the first spike. Anyone know who to contact/responsible ? City ward, city govt or national?

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Posted in: Husbands happy, wives stressed over parenting during stay-home spell See in context

Tokyo Joe

Same here in Nagoya. Applied over 6 weeks ago and still nothing but sure as hell getting my city tax bills .

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Posted in: Tokyo reports record 293 new COVID-19 cases See in context

And how many deaths? 1 or 2 everyday for weeks. Wear masks, avoid unnecessarily large gatherings, and let people get on with their lives.

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Posted in: Violators, beware: Police finally put some teeth in cycling laws See in context

Reckless

Exactly. The police only seem to target men, and younger people. Housewives and older people always seem to get a pass here.

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Posted in: Tokyo to pay nightclubs to close as virus cases surge See in context

Meanwhile, still haven't received the 100,000 stimulus in ketchy Nagoya. Sure as hell getting my bills on time though.

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Posted in: Japanese university awards first-ever ninja studies degree See in context

Manwhile the Chinese have developed the first quantum entangled satellite connection. Such soft 'cultured' wastes of time and energy like this is why Japan continues to fall behind Korea, China, Taiwan, etc. The same goes with singing and dancing to 'teach' English.

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Posted in: Japan's izakayas, once a staple of after-work socializing, crippled by pandemic See in context

I enjoy izakayas but come on; with the beers that come quickly, the surcharge cheapo appetizer, and the small dishes that necessitate many dishes, has anyone ever left an izakaya paying less than 30$? Its not cheap like a night market in SE Asia or quick fry in China or Taiwan.

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Posted in: The odd phenomenon of some Japanese husbands making their wives put their socks on for them See in context

Ascissor

Full time?? Gimme a break man. You ever been outside the office or house on a weekday? Once they ship the kids off to school at 4 or 5, they have all the time in the world to shop, meet at cafes, parks, restaurants, department stores, have _____ lessons, take day trips, weekend trips....shall I go on....?

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Posted in: Black Lives Matter rally held in Tokyo See in context

How exactly does this help the cause.?? Most Japanese have no idea or concerns for this, most will never meet a black person, let alone discriminate against them. This is just a bad look for black people and the movement in general. Blocking traffic, creating all kinds of noise and disturbances in general. Imagine if Japanese did the same in Harlem protesting Korean comfort women statutes for example. Would that go over well? Me thinks not. Leave Japan and Japanese people out of this and target areas where this is a problem. Bad optics that won't help the cause in Japanese eyes.

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Posted in: Harry Potter theme park to open in Tokyo in 1st half of 2023 See in context

Yawn. I feel sad that the young/women in this country would rather spend a ton of their (daddy's/ATMs) money on a fantasy land rather than travel abroad and experience a new culture and country. Such insular thinking doesn't bode well for the future of Japan .

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Posted in: ¥10 trillion reserve to combat pandemic branded Abe's 'pocket money' See in context

Still waiting for the 10k stimulus application here in ketchy Nagoya.

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Posted in: Have you ever been stopped by Japanese police, and if so, what for? See in context

More than I can remember, almost always while riding a bike. I guess a tall white dude is their mark, never went past a few questions but it's frustrating to the point I'll bike in a different direction when I see them all camped out on major intersections.

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Posted in: Lower house passes 2nd extra budget for virus package, totaling ¥31.91 tril See in context

Still haven't even received the applications for the first stimulus here in Nagoya. Not the least bit surprised tbh.

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Posted in: Forklift operator arrested for murder after dumping 2 tons of building material on colleague See in context

I find it interesting how caustic the comments are when a man died. If this was a grandpa killing his infirmed wife or a mother killing her kid there would tens of comments expressing their outrage. Sad state of affairs with misguided beliefs amongst the weebos here.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

@blowzen

There was never an outbreak to begin with here. There was never a large cluster to begin with. My point being, everyone kept saying that the deaths and cases were artificially low because there was inadequate testing and once that was corrected we would see the real numbers. Turns out the virus never hit Japan hard at all, irregardless of testing.

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Posted in: Japan more likely to completely end state of emergency on Monday See in context

We need more testing!! Im glad those head in the sand dolts are no longer on here posting.

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland or Universal Studios Japan, which is better? Poll reveals sharp regional divide See in context

Neither. I'll save the money a 2 day trip to either requires and go somewhere in SE Asia.

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Posted in: City in Aichi reduces water and sewage bills for four months, easing residents’ financial strain See in context

Noriajohn, haha get real. No way Nagoya would ever cut the rates, perhaps only for those over 60, they get all the discounts here anyway.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 11-month-old daughter drowns in bathtub See in context

Nagaland, "she probably got very little support from her husband.." that's a reckless assumption to make, you have no idea their family situation.

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Posted in: Mother arrested after 11-month-old daughter drowns in bathtub See in context

Simon, because she doesn't have a job. Do you make money being a mother?

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Posted in: No texting please See in context

How about a sign for all the housewives or old people who walk interminably slow or stand in groups at the top or bottom of escalators, staircases, or right in the middle of a busy thoroughfare.

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Posted in: 568 new cases of coronavirus reported in Japan See in context

Where are the dead people? A month into this and there are no dead people so to speak. So please tell me why is it there are so many apparently untested cases here yet such a miniscule amount of deaths. Please someone explain.

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Posted in: Man arrested after yelling ‘I have the coronavirus’ in Nagoya drugstore See in context

I said it last week when that guy went drinking full well knowing he had the virus in Nagoya, I'll say it again. Nagoya is the worst area in Japan.

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Posted in: Parents worried about impact of school shutdown See in context

Japanese moms forced to be moms! The horror! No more all day school/club activities. No more after school (insert your class here) to dump the kids off at. No more time for lunch dates, shopping dates, English/tennis/yoga class. Life is hard.

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Posted in: Police investigate man who wanted to 'spread' virus, after woman infected See in context

Typical Nagoya act here. Worst area of Japan.

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Posted in: Abe tells Trump Japan preparing for Tokyo Olympics as planned See in context

Derp!!! Derp!! Of course the Olympics will be cancelled. America has cancelled all sports leagues indefinitely, thus America will cancel the Olympics. Cry me a river but the $$ America shells out for the Olympics is what counts. And when that disappears no IOC member will give a second thought to British cycling, Japanese Judo, Korean archery, French crossainting, or Australian rugby.

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Posted in: Aso warns against yen spike as investors seek safety on virus spread See in context

Traveling for a while at the end of this Month. Baht, rupee, ringgit all weaker vs. the yen. Excellent

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Posted in: Woman arrested for carrying 2 knives says she was planning to stab parents See in context

Mrheisei, she's unemployed because contrary to what many want you to believe, a stay at home mother or housewife isn't a profession or job.

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Posted in: Nagoya Women's Marathon limited to elite runners See in context

Toasted,

Worked here in Nagoya for a while, can confirm over a handful of women have told me they ran the race expressly to get the necklace. It's the same as snowboarding, skating, hiKing, etc. They go out and buy the $$ gear, only to be used once then rendered useless as a boring pursuit. Truth hurts

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Posted in: Nagoya Women's Marathon limited to elite runners See in context

Post the women those chinsy tiny tiffany necklaces. That's all 98% of them care about.

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