If only I got the bloody Abe poketto money of 100k, then perhaps I would have spent a tiny bit more... But still no sign of the money on my account...
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Oh. Yeah, and what's next? A movie about world war 2 will be accused of glorifying Nazism?
How about 50 shades of Gray? Rape being glorified?
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If people thought that there was no actual script, as they claim at the beginning of the show, then they are idiots.
I wouldn't be surprised if it was the producers who pushed her into what she did, threatening her with to sue her etc, coz she was about to say that what she did was scripted.
I actually know of one such situation personally, of a show that was about to portray a family in the way the family did not like, threatening to sue them for damages and to pay for all the expenses of they did not agree to air the show.
It is still happening, I bet.
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It's only gonna get worse from now on. Furloughing at major corpos too. [mine at least]
Yet, many many people still didnt get their Abe pocket money, including myself.
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Why don't they add Antarctica, North Pole and the moon to the list too while they are at it?
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Why don't we get rid of the name bronzing lotion (for tanning) too, in the name of equality !?
Please... Who's using these whitening products in the first place? I have yet to see a whitemam or a white woman use any.
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Nice one John. Aimed at the usual guy. Huh?
Besides. Most people are asymptomatic, right?
Why do they bother with temp. Checks then?
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At least for the Vietnamese something is happening, but how about letting working visa holders travel in and out like other Japanese can ?
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Everybody is on about permanent residents , which is understandable but
I am on my working visa, that I need to renew every 5 years, working for a Japanese corpo for the past 7 years, I know of 20 other people just like me (who work for the same company) and another dozen who work for a different company on the same basis.
Now, if we wanted to go to, let's say: Korea, for a business trip, we would not be allowed back to Japan, due to our non Japanese passports.
Now, that is not fair. We are being forced to stay in Japan, not able to go for summer holidays, and who knows, perhaps Chrismas is also out of question.
Somthing needs to be done about working visa holders too. Not just permanent residents!
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Why do white people call themselves "expats" when they migrate to another country, and all the other races are called "immigrants"?
I would not say white people in general call themselves that, I would say it's more the native English speaking countries.
I don't like it either.
I am a Pole and don't call myself expat.
Its funny how even English teachers call themselves expat. Or YouTubers.
Makes me laugh and cringe at the same time.
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Yet another case of cannibalism of their own people among the so called regresive leftitst, which JK Rowling is one of.
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face masks may cause heatstroke
Covid-19 may cause death, take your pick.
Heatstroke may also cause death...
Even more so than covid19.
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Aso says no tax cuts for time being to counter pandemic
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Revolut is now available in Japan.
Free money sending, best exchange rates possible. A physical debit card or a virtual one etc. Free ATM withdrawals but with limit of 25k JPY per month. I don't think they Sony bank can best those...
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The good (brothers)
The bad (cop)
And the ugly (truth)
What kind of people do they employ there at the police?
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Politicians in Japan have connections to pachinko or at the very least they benefit in various ways keeping the business legal in a country where gambling is supposed to be illegal.
They won't even utter the name pachinko as they are afraid. It's only a couple of announcers on the telly who mentioned it a few times.
Went by one the other day. The lights outside were shut but upon closer inspection loads of people inside.
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80 percent of people infected have no symptoms. People who are mostly older and or with preexisting illnesses, for them it may be deadly in some cases, but we are not talking about Ebola here...
As for the shopping restrictions, the obachans won't listen. They go as they please.
You can't even buy 強力粉 flour anywhere anymore. Went to 5 different shops and couldn't find a single one...
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Pachinko facing bankruptcy?
I thought they are doing very well financially...
What expenses do they have? Electricity and a couple of staff?
Its not as if the people there are winning constantly...
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If I don't get that cash, I am definitely going out on to the street to protest!
I am gonna shove Abenomask in his face if I don't get that abenopoketto mane! XD
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The demand is definitely higher for uber eats like services. Some people loose their jobs altogether.
But, yeah, uber eats should sacrifice some of its profits and invest in protection measures, like free masks, sprays etc for their delivery persons.
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I have a north-facing balcony (very rare in Japan) with a couple of chairs, a table, lighting and even fake grass, unlike all my other Tokyo neighbors. It helps a heck of a lot.
A rich man, eh?
Tell us your address too. Id like to grab a beer on that balcony of yours.
Oh, wait! Social distancing....
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I can already hear the hords of Olympic players screaming they won't stay there.
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The weather had to do a little more to keep people inside rather than the virus I would imagine .
What about Japanese permanent resident holders that hold other passports?
Ask your local immigration office not here.
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More companies, including mine, has started teleworking from this week. Even last week when boarding the train I though there were less people than usual.
Something is indeed changing.
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Lived and worked in Japan through the 90s and noughties. Could walk through downtown Osaka somedays and barely see a foreign face let alone hear Chinese or Korean being spoken.
Just how did Japan survive back then with miniscule foreign tourist numbers?
30 years ago there was much less old people. Now with the old population, being more often at home, (not to mention that in was the peak of Japanese growth in the 90s) foreign money is essential to Japanese economy.
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I bet the movie skipped the part where they sent a team to open the back up cooling system valve but they came back empty-handed cuz the radiation level was too high lol. Russians get it done under the most difficult conditions. Japanese can't/won't
I think they were Ukrainian, mate.
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the deadly virus.
Has it evolved into Ebola or perhaps cyanide already?
Tought it was just a slightly special flu type of a disease...
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Everyone seems to be on about Karma and that it should sting for Nissan.
But we are talking here about bare 20 million dollars in fine...that will be pennies for them.
Now, among the Corona virus news this will be swept under the carpet.
They chose a good time for a settlement, I say!
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