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Posted in: 10 simple tips for saving money in Japan See in context

Instead of daily showers, many Japanese enjoy a weekly deep soak in the ofuro,

Really? They only wash/bathe once a week? Not a great idea in terms of hygiene, especially in summer. LOL.

*Instead of daily showers, many Japanese enjoy a weekly deep soak in the ofuro, a deep bathtub **complemented by quick body rinses on other days***.**

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Posted in: Japanese senior vice finance minister resigns over unpaid taxes See in context

Jail time for this cockroach NOW. ZERO EXCEPTION.

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Posted in: Myanmar man sues sawmill operator after losing finger in accident See in context

Who’s paying legal fees for this hapless Myanmarese man? Lawyers never work free of charge.

Ever heard of 法テラス? You should check it out.

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Posted in: Nagasaki police OK use of sunglasses by officers See in context

they had long refrained from wearing them for fear of appearing intimidating to locals

that has to be one of the dumbest reasons ever recorded

I agree, only in Japan. I used to work for a Japanese company, and when I was having lunch with some team members one day, I mentioned wanting to get some sun glasses and a hat as it was the month of May and getting hotter recently. My boss who was there promptly looked at me and said I should not do that because nobody else at the company does it and those accessories are just fashion items. When I said that a hat protects against the sun, the reply I got was that it will look like I'm on holiday. I was instead suggested to get a 日傘 instead. God....

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Posted in: Kishida's political groups misreported 2021 donations See in context

Arrests? Jail time? Convictions? Heads rolling? No? Any form of proper punishment? Cockroaches.

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Posted in: Ghosn says $1 billion lawsuit against Nissan reasonable given his suffering after arrest See in context

Greg Kelly was stabbed in the back by a thoroughly corrupt and dishonest, cough cough, "legal" system in Japan. Greg Kelly did absolutely nothing wrong and was tricked into coming to Japan by dishonest prosecutors so they could arrest him and run him through their kangaroo court. . 

Just a small correction: it was nissan management who invited both of them to Japan, not the prosecutors. The latter merely arrested them once they were there.

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Posted in: Wages finally rising in Japan, as inflation eats away at consumer gains See in context

That's the definition of a shoebox on many other developed countries man. Hopefully your one is at least insulated with double glazed glass. For millions in the large cities here the reality is different.

That certainly is not my definition of a shoe box. That would be more like a 1R 10 square meter run down place that was built in the 1970s.

Now how about you answer my question? If, like one of the other posters mentioned, you have a family etc. and you are the only bread winner, I might be able to see where you're coming from. But as a single person I still must disagree with you.

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Posted in: Wages finally rising in Japan, as inflation eats away at consumer gains See in context


How about you explain to me why you think making less than 600k a month means living in a shoe box?

I assure you I was not living in a shoe box buddy, but in a regular 1K apartment like most other people.

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Posted in: Wages finally rising in Japan, as inflation eats away at consumer gains See in context

@larr flint

As I said before, if you make less than 500 000 a month in Tokyo your will hustle but now with inflation I think your target should be at least 600 000 a month

I remember you making that silly comment the other day, and I responded to it. Did you read it? I said your claim of needing that much in Tokyo was a huge exaggeration. Although most working class people including myself in the past didn't make that much per month, it's still possible to live a very decent life. Stop spewing nonsense like this.

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Posted in: Japan faces headwinds in drawing foreign workers despite visa change See in context

it is difficult to maintain a comfortable lifestyle in Tokyo, where a minimum of 600,000 yen is required

600k per month is a requirement? That's just plain rediculous mate. That's 7M a year after tax, so 10+M before tax. Most Japanese don't make that kind of money. I don't know how you define a comfortable lifestyle, but I have lived on about 300K~350K a month in the past and I was fine.

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Posted in: Japan enacts law to merge health insurance cards with My Number IDs See in context

Cockroaches. That's all this government is to me.

The law enables the state to retain personal bank account information under the My Number system unless a cardholder denies the government access.

Oh really? Tell me how. I want to make sure I deny these cockroaches access to every bit of my financial information wherever possible.

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Posted in: Police say flaws in basic security allowed attacker to throw pipe bomb at Kishida See in context

“We take it seriously that this case occurred less than a year after (Abe’s assassination), and that’s why we have compiled this report,” National Police Agency chief Yasuhiro Tsuyuki said Thursday.

You bunch of cretins have clearly NOT taken anything seriously, or this incident would not have happened. Caught like a deer in the headlights just like last time. Amateurs of the highest order.

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Posted in: 80% in Japan oppose tax hike plan to cover defense outlay: poll See in context

How about, don't pay 500 million dollars to Africa for starters. Use that money instead so you don't have to raise taxes you elitist buffoons.

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Posted in: Man arrested over attempted murder of wife See in context

Another day, another parasite who can't control his emotions. Lock him the hell up and let him perish. Maybe have someone stab him in the back too for good measure.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of 68-year-old father See in context

I have no sympathy for any of these degenerates who murder the very people who gave them life and nurtured them for so long. The fool can't even find a job at that age. Ungrateful entitled little parasite.

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Posted in: Kishida pledges $500 mil in financial support to Africa See in context

Just where does this moron suddenly get that money from? Give me 500 million too if it's that easy. Bloody hell.

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Posted in: Japan formally decides to downgrade COVID-19 to flu level on May 8 See in context

I will be returning to Japan for the first time since 2019 on May 22. If you see a blond guy maskless, that will be me. And no, I will not care what you think

No need to worry. You are not the only foreign tourist in Japan. You are also not the only one who is blonde, nor are you the only one who is maskless. I doubt anyone will know it's you.

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Posted in: Kishida urges better security after pipe bomb incident See in context

What a joke. So this government hasn't learned a thing from last year. Total morons, amateurs.

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Posted in: Japan establishes simplified visa track for skilled foreigners See in context

Based on the talent I have met in Japan the hurdle is already very low. You need a pulse and an offer letter. I have lived in Tokyo 15 years and know many recruiters and I have rarely seen any jobs offered for over 20 million yen. Even presidents of listed companies here make less than 40 million yen. The problem is not getting a visa, it is finding a highly skilled person who tolerates being underpaid to live in Japan.

IT recruiter here. Were those IT recruiters or were they in other industries? Most IT software sales jobs will easily pay 20M if you include on target earnings. Sales managers and or directors can get double that if they have sales targets too.

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Posted in: Japan establishes simplified visa track for skilled foreigners See in context

just out of interest.... anyone here know anyone who earns 20m or 40m yen? I used to earn 10m, and I thought that was pretty high.

Yes, I know some. A friend who works for a big consulting firm who was in Japan for a few years. He was a senior director and on 22M yen or so. He got his PR in 3 years. Some of his foreign friends in the same industry were also on similar salaries. They didn't necessarily speak good Japanese. They just came to Japan temporarily because of work.

And if you work for a gaishi IT company as a senior exec, 20M+ is not uncommon.

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Posted in: Police, tech firms hold response drills to counter attacks ahead of G7 summit See in context

These drills seem pretty useless to me. They couldn't protect former PM abe when it mattered most. All just for show. And just what is that miserable looking foldable briefcase  supposed to do? Protect with the little surface it has? I remember they used one too when abe got shot, and it looked absolutely laughable, like a little school kid with a plastic sword.

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Posted in: Japan starts requiring COVID tests for all passengers arriving from China See in context

Japan already requires either a negative covid test or proof of 3x vaccination from people from Europe, so not sure what the big deal is.

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Posted in: Japan wholesale price index hits highest level on energy, weak yen See in context

The supermarket I go to has raised prices too. The milk I always buy went from 178 yen to 198 yen. Water from 60 to 68 yen...

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Posted in: 63% of Japanese firms don't support Kishida, citing leadership, prices: poll See in context

I keep hearing the same crap over and over: People keep voting for the same buffoons from the LDP because there supposedly isn't anyone else in the opposition who is a worthy candidate. How, just how is it possible that in a country with 125 million people, there's not a SINGLE politician with even a shred of charisma who can make a change?

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Posted in: Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco's win at World Cup See in context

Because of things like these, immigration has to be very selective..

Poor Europe, you are in decline..

Just what does this have to do with immigration?? Nowhere in this story is it specified that the rioters were Moroccan. They were more likely locals who couldn't take a loss.

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Posted in: Panel wants Japanese public to pay more for defense buildup See in context

So, if they're supposedly "urging" us, that means we can refuse, right? Right? Middle finger for them all the way, bloody cockroaches that they are.

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Posted in: 77-year-old woman arrested for shoplifting from supermarket See in context

Hopefully she'll be place on some type of welfare program that will supply her with food and have all the charges dismissed. Stealing food because you're hungry is not a crime its survival ....

You must be joking. Where in the law does it say that it's ok to steal if it's for survival? So you essentially condone stealing someone else's property huh. Then, please allow me to help myself to some free food from your fridge, or let me just steal your other belongings like clothes and shoes while I'm at it as I desperately need them for my own survival. Deal?

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Posted in: Nagasaki man lifts his apartment toilet lid to find terrifying surprise inside See in context


The next day! Why would it take so long for someone come to remove the snake?

Because the day he found it was a Sunday, so I guess they weren't working until the next day. Quite shocking and unacceptable if you ask me...

There's other stuff in this article that really annoy me:

It managed to escape the tub and wedge itself into a small space between the toilet tank and the wall, where the owner could not remove it, and though he tried to keep an eye on it, the snake had managed to disappear by October 1.

Why the heck doesn't this idiot INFORM the authorities immediately after ir disappeared, or even before when it was stuck and he couldn't remove it?! This guy is on the same level as those other parasites who leave the dead corpses of their parents in the house.

“I’m sorry for causing so much trouble,” he said. “I’m going to make an effort to learn more about snakes now.”

Double face palm....no, you should have learned more about snakes BEFORE you got one, you irresponsible FOOl!

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Posted in: Japan's population falls by record 726,342 to 125.93 mil in 2021 See in context

Forgive me in advance if I'm misunderstanding something here, but if the people who are passing away are the elderly for the most part, doesn't that mean there are fewer people on the pension system as well?

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Posted in: Japan’s new micro-houses want to be your home away from home on weekends, but we’d stay all week See in context

I like the concept. I'd love to rent one of those out for a little weekend trip, but I would not want to own one. Too much money given the limited usage.

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