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Posted in: Japan's job availability in 2022 improves for 1st time in 4 years See in context

Jobs availability improved, however, those are still low-paying jobs that no-one wants to do besides foreigners and desperate people who cant find another way to make money.

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Posted in: Dentsu officials admit to Tokyo Olympic test event bid rigging See in context

I know the outcome already.

Few bow in front of the camera "SORRI for causing problems"

This will solve the problem.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign worker population hits record 1.82 million See in context

Strange that there is still someone other than tourist who wants to come to Japan since economy is bad, yen is cheap.

Most of my friends who have been here for years are leaving this year due to the deteriorating conditions, higher wages in their home countries.

I have a bad feeling that this is going to end up badly fot Japan.

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Posted in: Ex-PM Mori casts doubt on Japan's excessive support for Ukraine See in context

"It is unthinkable that Russia would lose the war. If that happened, something harder would happen,"

Nukes would happen,old Mori knows that for Russia loosing is impossible.

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Posted in: Suruga Bank: Helping foreign nationals thrive in Japan See in context

It isn’t easy for some people to get the financial services and assistance they may need in Japan, so we want to be the bank they can turn to.

I remember when I came to Japan and got my first Bank card, it was ATM Bank card and I could just withdraw my money nothing else. While in Canada you can or Western countries you can get debit or credit card depending on bank. It wasn't so long time ago and not much changed. If you want foreigner to be a part of society threat then equal.

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Posted in: Asia travel hotspots quiet as Chinese tourists stay away See in context

I have nothing against Chinese travellers however the cases of COVID-19 is skyrocketing in China so it is better to keep them away for a while.

If they really want to come they should show a proof of vaccination or take a test before coming to Japan.

Stay safe folks!

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Posted in: Kishida's intention to raise consumption tax in focus at Diet See in context

The consumption tax will be raised guys I told you that long time ago. Maybe to 15% within few years.

They need to have cash to cover for all that social programs like childcare, free education for Kumiko child or 5000 yen to all elders etc.

Why do you think defense spending is not covered by bonds? Because they are running out of buyers.

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Posted in: Finance chief: Japan's fiscal health worsening on unprecedented scale See in context

Japan ponzi scheme is close to collapse.

Finance chief knows that.

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Posted in: Japan to test new freight routes amid global supply chain instability See in context

Yeah better do it now before the Taiwan incident happens.

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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

This is ridiculous.

Japan is paying 1 million to move to countryside while The Tokyo metropolitan government has decided it will provide free childcare for a second child aged between 0 and 2 for all Tokyo households from fiscal 2023,

Politicians have no idea what they are doing.

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Posted in: ANA to offer flight attendants 2-day workweek after COVID See in context

Sounds like cutting staff hours under the cover of work life balance option.

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Posted in: Japan's opposition parties unite to take on Kishida over tax hike plan See in context

Taxes need to go up to cover for declining birth rate and aging society.

There is no way around it, LET THAT SINK IN.

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Posted in: In an increasingly partisan media environment, do you believe journalists have lower ethical standards than in the days before social media? See in context

I wouldn't call it journalism or that they are journalists. They are just propaganda tubes for those in power or those who pay them more.

You pay them = they will write whatever you want.

I always check the news from several sources make my own research and make my own conclusion. That way I never had any problem with misinformation by so-called journalists.

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Posted in: 1,600 women take part in New Year archery event See in context

In my opinion, it is a waste of time, the same as running around the shrine to get to win a bottle of sake.

However, if they want to do it they are more than welcome!

Good luck!

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Posted in: Gov't considers lifting anti-COVID recommendation to wear masks indoors See in context

That would be a great move!

Those with masks are potentially with virus and without mask are healthy.

Mask mandated will be gone quickly!

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Posted in: Tokyo to make child care free for all 2nd children from October See in context

I tell you guys the government instead of creating environment for young generation so they can have kids they rely on couples that already have kids.

That actually decided to have kids before and without any support that came recently of 5000 yen, 60 000 yen or free education.

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Posted in: Japan's immigration law revision to retain controversial proposal See in context

Should be deported after failing once. However if Japan wants to give them second chance the they are more than welcome. However I think twice is enough.

After that they should be deported asap.

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Posted in: Japan begins construction of new SDF base for U.S. fighter drills See in context

How to read it:

"Japan is getting ready for war"

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Posted in: China lockdown hits Uniqlo parent's first-quarter profit See in context

Well seems like Uniqlo employees won't be happy with 40% pay raise for too long.

Soon when the company starts to slide down and "early retirements" packages will roll on then they will realize what is going on.

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Posted in: Why the U.S. is overhauling its Marine Corps on Okinawa See in context

War is what is coming. Everyone can see it but many pretend everything is normal.

As I said before have your extra passport ready because the time to run away from Japan will come.

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Posted in: Top Japan business lobby to request pay increases that outpace inflation See in context

Yay can't wait for that 10 yen raise

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Posted in: A guide to marriage in Japan See in context

I would never make that mistake again and marry a Japanese girl, single ready to mingle life suits individuals better.

But good luck to the soldiers out there who will decide to marry a Japanese girl! I salute you!

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Posted in: Trio breaks into elderly woman’s home; steal cash, jewelry See in context

Good lord, the situation in Japan is getting tough. More crimes every day I read on Japan Today.

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Posted in: 5,000 sprint for title of Lucky Man See in context

I think that they could spend this time on some productive things than racing through the gates of shrines to get a barrel of sake.

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan to hike prices for third time in 10 months See in context

Seems like my one visit every year comes to the end as I'm not planning to pay for this unhealthy food more and more.

Well I guess more diabetes for someone else.

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Posted in: Volunteers taking outsized role in Japanese language support See in context

"Volunteers are not teachers...What we most need, especially in areas where there are few Japanese schools, is for local governments to take responsibility for absolute beginners," Hayashikawa said.

Guys it is all about THE MONEY. The government should take the responsibility and hire regular teachers so as the Japanese population declines and so many teachers won't be needed anymore they will take care of foreigners and teach them Japanese.

Of course the money will come from taxes.

Also remember the classes will only be available from Monday to Friday between 9:00-17:00 so none of those foreigners can use them as they will be at work.

Personally I greatly support volunteer classes the are in the evening or late afternoon so a lot of people can use them.

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

I guess elderly and those young single workers doesn't need any support, let them struggle.

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes See in context

Invest in Kishida.

Distribution of wealth.

New capitalism.

This is one of those projects.

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Posted in: Japan's 'anti-Russian course' makes treaty talks impossible: TASS See in context

I don't understand one thing why Japan keeps those signs in Russian language in Hokkaido they should be taken down long time ago.

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Posted in: 2 men stabbed in restaurant fight in Kanagawa See in context

That is why I never go to Vietnamese restaurants.

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