Franz Pichler comments

Posted in: New Zealand hands out extra cash to fight 'inflation storm' See in context

I’m in the food import business and can say that this is certainly not the “peak fo the inflation storm” - much more is coming..

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Posted in: NPA urges police to avoid impression of racial profiling in questioning people See in context

Looks like the NPA leadership is going the right way, can’t say the same about Japanese Golf Clubs who I just read days ago in the Asahi still mostly don’t accept foreigners, not even nationalized ones…

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Posted in: Musk warns Japan will cease to exist if birthrate continues decline See in context

“Musk” and “tweet” is all you need to know here ;-)

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Posted in: 62.9% of people with foreign roots in Japan questioned by police: survey See in context

Nothing very specific to Japan, being different can suck big time sometimes. Prejudice and racism in the police force, pretty normal and needs to be rooted out asap

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Posted in: Locals eager to help Ukrainian evacuees; 895 offers made so far See in context

Very nice! People are nice!

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Posted in: Fisheries remain opposed to Fukushima water discharge See in context

What else should they do? Drink it? Japanese wanted and still want nuclear so deal with it

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Posted in: Hayashi returns from Poland with 20 Ukrainians See in context

Lots of haters here, you all could sponsor some Ukrainians and take them in! I think it’s a nice gesture by the minister. Always moaning here….

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Posted in: High raw material costs plus weak yen threaten Japan's recovery from COVID See in context

“Monetary easing” started in jakan after the bubble burst and hasn’t changed the Japanese economy in almost 40 years. All it did is increase Japans public debt. It’s a house of cards…..

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Posted in: Japan rules out withdrawal from joint Russia gas project See in context

Gas is not only an energy source but a vital raw material in ten chemical and pharmaceuticals industry so no wonder every energy poor nation needs to look at this very very carefully. As much as one hates Putin who makes the first step to push its people down the economic abyss??!!

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Posted in: Japan rules out withdrawal from joint Russia gas project See in context

Well they’re not the only ones are they?! Europe keeps on buying g as well. It’s a really hard nut to crack

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Posted in: With eye to China investment, Taliban now preserve buddhas See in context

Well there are over 40 million afghans, mostly illiterate and now starving to death after the West pulled the plug, so now it’s China’s turn, whatever, no big political or geographic gain for them, there’s nothing except poppy plantations and desert…. Afghanistan’s was Gb, Russias and the US’s graveyard, so next will be them. People never learn……

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan to relax COVID border controls, give priority entry to students See in context

Maybe some folks are not following what unfolding in Europe. Pretty soon no one will be flying here, lights are getting dimmed my friends.

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Posted in: Arabs decry 'racist' double standard in Ukraine media commentary See in context

The best way would be if all those Arab countries would now take in 1 million Ukrainians, giove them social welfare and build them some churches. How about that instead of complaining...

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Posted in: Japan's daily COVID-19 cases reach new high since Omicron spread See in context

500+ lol why do they even report on it??!!

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Posted in: Adored and endangered: The complex world of the Japanese eel See in context

Looks like people should stop eating eel for a while but more importantly stopping destroying habitats and that the biggest issue, Japanese estuaries and rivers are dredged and ci created over. Thai happened also in many other Asian countries. Poaching of glass eel is rampant in Europe and more lucrative than drugs reports say. Vegetarian anyone?

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Posted in: Billionaire Maezawa says his space trip 'amazing' See in context

Global warming anyone…. One could laugh If it wouldn’t be so tragic. It’s like Musk in space when he said how fragile the earth looked, yep, best way to safe it is to zip into space - we are doomed

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Posted in: Japan to simplify immigration procedures for wealthy travelers See in context

Ghosn left on a private plane, so I guess it’s already pretty simple lol

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Posted in: China marks 84th anniversary of Nanking Massacre See in context

They should not forget to commemorate the cultural revolution massacre, the Uighur genocide and the Tienamen massacre….

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Posted in: Theme park giving S Koreans a Japan fix despite pandemic See in context

looks almost like Japan, some things are missing to make it the perfect exerience: electricity poles, traffic lights every 10m (must not be synconized) the mountain in the back needs to be concreted over and a Pachinko and convenience store just next to those historic buildings and lots of advertisiment signs, last but not least, most trees need to be pruned so harc that they are sticks, that would make it just right and awesome

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Posted in: Japan's greenhouse gas emissions hit record low in FY2020 See in context

Good news but not the whole picture because Japan Inc has so much capacity overseas that it is somewhat obvious that they have a decrease in Japan. Energy intensive Japanese industries are located in China, Vietnam and other countries. Me needs to look at the whole picture and that I’m sorry to say doesn’t look good with CO2 emissions going up and up

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Posted in: Analysts skeptical about effect of tax breaks on pay hikes See in context

This could work. Not a bad idea to get things moving! Finally something from the LDP which makes sense

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Posted in: China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price' See in context

Pay a price? Already paying a price from the virus you dumped on us….

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Posted in: Kishida calls on like-minded nations to defend democracy, key values See in context

Yesterday the headlines read “national interest first” today “call to defend democracy”, smells of preaching water but drinking wine…. Japan will always make decisions based on the profit for its big companies and never on “Democratic values” if they match, the better, if not, they’ll choose the money baseline, simple

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Posted in: Japan struggling to bring forward vaccine booster shots See in context

Japan is lucky to have such an obedient and law abiding population, that’s the only reason in my opinion why we don’t have massive outbreaks. Hope it stays that way but with colder weather cases are bound to go up. As for the government policies….. give me a break. They messed the first round up and why should the booster round be any better?

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Posted in: Japan's military, among world's strongest, looks to build See in context

Great let’s go to war ;-)

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Posted in: Japan reverses halt of inbound flight bookings after criticism See in context

Yeah but not but yeah lol

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Posted in: Discover the hidden treasures of Japan: a spectacular cultural legacy, in unity with nature See in context

This is a very nice article, really enjoyed it. Just one thing, please spare us who have been living here for decades "the Japan and unity with nature" mantra which is absoltely not true. I repeat, lovely article, great places.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers defend request for 500 nurses as virus spikes See in context

The old grey men in the various ivory towers want the show to go on, whatever the cost, tragic, realy tragic - it would be wiser to sink the olypics and concentrate all energy on covid 19. Japan has received (EU report) already 52 million shots from factories in the EU and less than 5% have been used. I wonder what these so called "leaders" are doing?

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Posted in: Preschools using tablets to prep children for digital age See in context

agree with koiwaicoffee, most research also points in this direction. This is just a cheap way to keep children engaged. Actually pretty sad if you think you pay for preschool and you kid sits in front of an iPad... I’m lucky that my daughter went to a proper kindergarten and now aged 10 knows perfectly how to use her iPad for play and school research. Kids need to go outside play, get dirty and have fun!

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Posted in: Japan's population declines at fastest pace yet to 125.2 mil See in context

giod news! If only the rest of the globe would follow this trend. More space for nature, more resources per head, win win

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