Franz Pichler comments

Posted in: Magazine warns Japanese society on verge of becoming an 'income-based caste system' See in context

Very interesting and "social instability will become inevitable" is definitely true, this is a difficult issue to solve, almost impossible because of high debt (also globally), poor birthrates, social security burdens increasing and low immigration, especially high value, plus, with the LDP crew on the wheel, no chance

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Posted in: Japan is paying families ¥1 million to move to countryside – but it won’t make Tokyo any smaller See in context

Money to leave Tokyo and at the same money to have more children in Tokyo lol you couldn’t make this up.

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context

China always good for a joke, after they gave us the virus with a high probability, treated all foreigners that worked in China on their entry like lepers they get angry like a little brat when we now request a pcr test lol you couldn’t make this up

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Posted in: China suspends visa issuance to Japanese travelers, industry sources say See in context

China always good for a joke, after they gave us the virus with a high probability, treated all foreigner that worked in China on their entry like leopards they get angry like a little brat when we now request a pcr test lol you couldn’t make this up

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Posted in: Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 per child to address falling birthrate See in context

@Ifd66 elections coming up…. Got to throw some money around to get re-elected I guess - you’re obviously spot on

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Posted in: Families in Tokyo to get ¥5,000 per child to address falling birthrate See in context

You don’t make children because you get money. When will Japan understand that money doesn’t solve every issue?! This might also be good to stop the growing massive debt here that’s now at over 250% of GDP. Stop throwing money around, as we can se it ha t solved anything in the last 20 years

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Posted in: Bird flu cases rise to record high in Japan See in context

@wobot, you’re very right on that one!

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Posted in: Over 60% of Ukrainian evacuees in Japan unemployed: survey See in context

Bariquee1888, they’re not evacuees but refugees from a country at war.

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Posted in: Japan to require negative COVID test upon arrival for travelers from China See in context

It’s hard for China right now but one can’t feel a bit of schadenfreude because the FT reports that Chinese are leaving for HK and Macao to get the evil western rna vaccine…. Let’s just hope China gets through this without too much further pain.

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Posted in: Japan to require negative COVID test upon arrival for travelers from China See in context

@painkiller, you fully vaccinated? If so you don’t need a pcr test, if not yes you do

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 66-year-old father after argument See in context

His older brother was taking a bath at 10:30 am ;-) if he took after his older brother no wonder dad started an argument …

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing 66-year-old father after argument See in context

His older brother was taking a bath at 10:30 am ;-)

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Posted in: Kishida eyes visit to Britain, France, Italy in January See in context

When he visits Italy I hope my government will talk to him about Mr Gianluca Stafisso who committed suicide while in solitary confinement for 21 days at the Tokyo Immigration detention center! Apparently with 24/7 lights on! Shame on Japan really!!!

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Posted in: Japan OKs ¥21 trillion extra budget to counter impact of inflation See in context

Man, you got to love this show, modern monetary theory at its best. Print baby print! 270% of GDP, why push the breaks now?! Go go go, every single one here lives in borrowed time ehi sorry money. How long can this go on, it’s truly fascinating

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Posted in: Ex-student awarded damages over high school rule that banned dating See in context

Probably not, most schools here have even rules that give higher quotas of entry to male students even if they have much lower grades than female students. How can all this be constitutionally ok? Lucky my one goes to a private international school.

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Posted in: Ex-student awarded damages over high school rule that banned dating See in context

I wonder if they told the male student also to leave.

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Posted in: Japan steps up push to get public to sign up for digital IDs See in context

Get that card. Most arguments listed here for not getting one are totally ignorant.

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Posted in: Japan's stimulus plan must exceed ¥15 tril, says ruling party executive See in context

The economy will shrink, its demographics, but what would help is stronger immigration, increase interest rates bit by bit, decrease taxes for people below 5 million yen, zero for people below 2,5 million, increase taxes for all that make above 5 million and wack 60% on earnings over 50 million. New companies shokdl not pay any taxes for the first 6 years of earnings are not paid out but set back for future investments. Tax dividends and capital gains 50%, that’s all not productive money.

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Posted in: The research results show that measures to deal with climate change based on past experience will be insufficient and that there is a need for even further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and greater international support and cooperation. See in context

Disillusioned

is absolutely right, the train has left te station years ago, warming will be above 4 to 5 degrees, we cannot stop this anymore, however, we can do a lot to mitigate and drag it out as long as possible, but it's coming, no questions about it, the only ones not getting it are politicians, economists and Joe public

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Posted in: Prices set to rise in Japan for over 10,000 food items on weak yen See in context

"earning the same as 2- years ago" it's not as black and white as many may think, Japan didn't have inflation for decades so it doesn't really matter that your salaries didn't increase, I came here in 1997 and honestly, only recently the eggs for example started to cost a little bit more than they did in 1997, compare that to Europe. Economics is never as black and whote. Also the weak yen is not alone to blame, it's the perfect storm of weak yen, broken logostics chain, raw materials at sy high prices and let's not forget the amazing profiteering of energy cmpanies like Shell and BP for example that are cashing in on it, that's the really disgusting part of it, they made already billions in profits this year and are telling us that we have an energy crisis

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Posted in: Tokyo raises alert level amid resurgence in COVID-19 cases See in context

Simple way to get more people vaccinated, whoever got an invitation for a vaccination but didn’t show up and gets sick needs to pay 100% of medical costs and gets no sick money while off from work, guess we would be at 90-95% in a jiffy

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Posted in: CBD oil drinks now available in Japanese vending machines See in context

Snake oil exactly, why not just have a nice iced black tea or an ice shaken espresso. Consumerism will destroy this planet

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion See in context

What a country! I’m some states you can’t have an abortion but you can walk down the street and to the next Walmart and get yourself a rifle. Honestly, the lights are out in the States

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Posted in: High court rejects paternity harassment allegations by Canadian man See in context

it clear that the trading company made a terrible mistake. Paternity leave or not if the child was born premature they should have given him 2 days leave in any case on the spot. The guy might have had open trades ecc so leaving quickly might not have been an option but once those trades were settled just let him go…… As for the paternity leave payment, don’t know japan but in most countries it’s paid by the government through the employer so I really don’t understand why they didn’t give it to him. Said that, we are talking banks and bankers….. two words come to mind after 2008….. pure greed ….

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Posted in: High court rejects paternity harassment allegations by Canadian man See in context

Weiteren like that the trading company made a terrible mistake. Paternity leave or not if the child was born premature they should have given him 2 days leave in any case in the spot. The guy might have had open trades ecc so leaving quickly might not have been an option but once trees settled just let him go. As for the paternity leave payment, don’t know jakan but in most countries it’s paid by the government through the employer so I really don’t understand why they didn’t give it to him. Said that, we are talking banks and bankers….. two words come to mind after 2008….. pure greed ….

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Posted in: Thailand decriminalizes marijuana, but smoking discouraged See in context

Legal or illegal the money will be made by the same people. As one said here, it’s called dope for a reason, any drug use should be discouraged. Look how much pain alcohol causes in the world.

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Posted in: Malaysia Islamic minister says Bon Odori dance not for Muslims See in context

"Why does it have to become an issue in this day?" It doesn’t have to be, this is a small radical minority so don’t even report about it.

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Posted in: Sapporo rejects referendum over bidding for 2030 Winter Olympics See in context

Let them have their Winter Olympics, and a summer one in top! And give everyone 100,000¥, and on and on, man politicians here seem really to go bonkers

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Posted in: IOC officials in Sapporo to assess 2030 Winter Games venues See in context

Is this nightmare never going away??

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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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