The guy got a huge salary. Ok. But like others have said, his salary was below the global average for someone in his position. And it was a deferred salary. I don’t blame him for fleeing. Maybe if the prosecutors had allowed him to be with his wife, he would have stayed. It was pretty cruel treatment for an “alleged” nonviolent crime.
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Saizeriya isn’t the best but it’s not bad for the price. And since most people are not working from home here anyway, it doesn’t make sense to ask them not to eat at a restaurant for lunch. And I have no experience in the restaurant industry but I’m sure 60,000 yen a day subsidy is not going to make up for for lost revenue due to shortened business hours
0 ( +0 / -0 )
I’m really not surprised at all. It just looks I won’t be able to travel abroad this year as well. The common flu is much more deadly. The world has just gone insane. I feel sorry for the kids. Having to do Zoom classrooms from home? If this keeps up the next generation of adults are going to be ill-equipped with any kind of normal social interaction and I’m not liking what I’m seeing. The world is screwed.
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The State of Emergency is a joke. I’m on the Mita line right now and it’s crowded. I stopped wearing a mask because it’s so uncomfortable and apparently doesn’t do anything to protect against covid. If the government wants to curb the pandemic then legally make all office workers work from home. Period.
-22 ( +12 / -34 )
What’s the point? The government has no legal power to enforce a SOE anyway and most people will ignore it. That’s why most of the bars were BAU and still open in Shibuya last April until 3am.
11 ( +18 / -7 )
If you’re not happy with mom and/ or hate her, get a job and move out. Period. Living in an apartment the size of a jail cell is still a lot better than actually being confined to a jail cell... at least you’re free to go out as you wish. Poor mom.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
I’m looking forward to see him kicking and squealing like a pig when the military forcibly removes him from the White House. That should be a show!
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Maybe I’m just more open minded about these kind of issues because it really doesn’t bother me. Don’t ask me why but I have a couple very good transsexual friends who work normal office jobs. For all intensive purposes they are women. You would never know. So for me, hearing someone call these people men hits a raw nerve. You can call it gender appropriation but what does it matter and why does anyone care?
-2 ( +13 / -15 )
@Burning Bush, have you ever spent anytime around a transsexual woman who just received her hormone therapy session? It’s like a super period. So yeah, I think they have a pretty clear idea of what it’s like to be a “woman”. Transsexual women are not men.
-5 ( +22 / -27 )
Trump is like a chicken running around without its head. It’s pathetic. Thank you for all the uneducated Americans who know nothing of geopolitics or the economy for voting against your own self interests and putting this nut job in power. Bravo!
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Everyone has their personal problems and demons but I never understood the desire to kill yourself. I’d rather be begging for food on the street than die. It’s so selfish and irresponsible. Maybe if the Japanese didn’t have such a taboo against mental illnesses, the numbers would be lower. Antidepressants actually do help.
2 ( +6 / -4 )
Koizumi and Abe had charisma in their own regards and that reflects their reflective longevities. Suga is a joke without a spine. He really is a robot with no mind of his own.
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12M yen in cash at home???? That’s idiotic. I always keep a little cash at home but nothing more than 30,000 yen. Use a bank.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Sad but is anyone really surprised? The LGBT community is harassed, discriminated against, raped and/ or murdered in every country on earth. People are just so closed minded. Leave these people in peace.
3 ( +12 / -9 )
Never understood what her role in that administration was, except pure nepotism. Thank god there’s only under a month of the world having to hear about this family.
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I’ve met some Hikikimori. They are usually just so withdrawn from the outside world, they can’t even have a conversation with another person. It’s a mental condition. I feel sorry for this person. His mom dies of natural causes and it sounds like he is being honest that he really didn’t know what to do.
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You would think 3 police officers together would be able to overpower a loon with a knife without having to use lethal force.
2 ( +8 / -6 )
Feel sorry for the model. Someone will definitely use this to rob a conbini and the model will be wrongfully identified lol. He must have really needed the 40,000 yen!
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Idiotic but great for would be criminals
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Still better than the Christian Bale rant over stage lights ages ago hehe. That was seriously over nothing
1 ( +1 / -0 )
Tom is a strange guy but he’s not wrong. Tom is famous for being incredibly polite and not cursing. So I don’t doubt him if the situation was seriousenough for him to drop the
1 ( +2 / -1 )
I give him another 7 months at best. At least Abe had charisma and mastered the artful act of deflection. Suga has no personality whatsoever. Perfect for a government spokesman, not leader material
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Well, like Homer Simpson said looking at General Mao: “He looks like a little angel who killed 100 million people”. Nough said.
-4 ( +6 / -10 )
An inhuman act in human history? What do the Chinese call what they’re doing to the mass sententious of Uyghur Muslims? China executes hundreds of thousands of their own citizens every year. And that’s only the tip of the iceberg. China should really learn to just shut the F up.
-5 ( +10 / -15 )
I used to live in Oita. None of the stations, at least 15 years ago, had any elevators or anything to accommodate the handicapped. And most smaller stations back then had absolutely no staff. It was only Oita station and Beppu station that were manned. This is nothing new.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
I can’t really believe anything China says but... I have to believe they have gotten the virus under control. Most Asian/ southeast Asian countries are authoritarian at best. So countries like China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, etc enforced military style lockdowns. Fudge, in the Philippines and Indonesia you need a government permit to even go shopping and they have military checkpoints and roadblocks. Japan and the US can’t legally do that.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
Wow... a nagging grandma and aunt! That is so strange. The fact that the grandma actually gave him cash handouts, you would think he would be able to put up with her nagging. My grandma was a totally nagging and unpleasant person to be around and never gave me a cent but jeez. He’s got some serious mental disorder and IMO he probably wasn’t mentally fit to stand trial, given the fact he tried to attack the prosecutors, but Japanese prosecutors always get what they want.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
Too little too late. Japan could have entirely rebuilt these local regions if the government hadn’t prioritized the Olympics instead. And I seriously doubt the Olympics will happen next summer and, if they do, hardly anyone will come. So no economic benefit, just a waste of tax payer money.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
To be fair, most asylum seekers are non violent offenders who overstayed their visas and use that as a last excuse and say they will be persecuted if they are sent back home. But the prolonged detention is troubling. I knew a ethnic Chinese Catholic Indonesian women who tried this. Immigration turned down her request because Indonesia officially recognizes 4 religions in their constitution and bigotry doesn’t equal persecution. Lucky for her she was able to find a Japanese man to marry.
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I respect Masako and she is an incredibly smart woman but I think Michelle Obama said it best maybe like 10 years ago... she’s bound to the crown by marriage and her voice has been stifled and that is a waste of a beautiful mind and talent.
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