Unfortunately, as tempting as it sounds and attractive too, once the pandemic is forgotten by everyone, which will be within a couple of weeks of coming up with a vaccine, everyone will just return to their prepandemic live styles, so the urban areas will continue to grow.
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You got it totally wrong, you can go...just cant come back!
Which basically means I can't go in the end.
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18,000 of Americans and 4000 of Japanese.
Even more, when rechecked the numbers.
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Were those problems any more severe than the cluster of newly infected people in a theater in shinjuku? Doubt it.
There are 18,000 of them there, a 100 people infected in confined space such as the base is normal.
0 ( +8 / -8 )
Perhaps they should first consider getting the 10man onto my account first... Still no sign of it.
They like considering a lot in Japan. Them politicians.
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As for Disneyland, why do they still charge the full price for a limited experience with some of the rides closed and not being able to greet with characters via a hug etc.
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Can I ask, would you work in a sleezy host/hostess bar? These people think this is an acceptable lifestyle
Just because you and me would not, it is not your place to tell them how to live their lives.
A lot of assumptions about them, you have.
They are just trying to make a living. Not everyone can be a worker at a corpo...
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I might have overstated. But the point still stands. Do you expect these people to opt for a 10man payment instead of the usual salary which is at least twice that much..?
2 ( +4 / -2 )
Ooen it up already!
For example Korea is doing much better than Japan? Why even block it in the first place?
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Divinda, you really think people will intentionally contract corona for a one time payment of 100,000? You must think very lowly of them.
It would not even cover their apartment rental fee for a month...
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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?
-4 ( +11 / -15 )
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.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
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 ?
2 ( +2 / -0 )
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...
1 ( +1 / -0 )
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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