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Posted in: Sony Bank launches new English online banking service See in context

Sony bank will charge ATM usage fees... read the webpages.

@drlucifier - yes, I wonder how long their Banking License will last, before Compliance issues are exposed.

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Posted in: Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic See in context

We should all be wary of the intentions of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and also the "Companies" associated with them.

(Internal Chinese) Rumours are abound, that the CCP knowingly sent infected peoples to various Countries on Purpose in order to cause disruption and chaos....

And clearly, they have achieved that goal. What's next.. ? Those same Rumours... are very troubling were they to really be totally true.

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Posted in: Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic See in context

Democracy doesnt give you the right to do whatever you want....

it does however, give you the choice, to influence those who have the power to say what you can or cant do.

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Posted in: Gov't to establish drone licenses for flights out of operator's sight See in context

So if I see my "drone" crashing into an Airliner thats now had it's route reassigned over my central Tokyo abode... is that okay ?

I honestly object to the way the Government has rerouted Airline traffic over the populous. Two reasons -

(1) Traffic continues into the early hours - like 2am... so this is disrupting the sleep of key workers who are paid well enough, and can afford to live in Central Tokyo.

(2) If a Crash occurs - and if it destroys a Family, then the Japanese Government will be held totally Liable.

If my Family were destroyed, then I would wish in mind, to any use any of the pitiful monies received, to see that those in the J. Govt. be held responsible, and placed in front of an old fashioned Firing Squad. But that would be wishful thinking... especially within the "Shogunai" Japanese Culture - which is akin to the Chinese Support of their own CCP in this Global Crisis.

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Posted in: Tokyo records most new coronavirus cases in a day as pressure for lockdown builds See in context

"We're all going to die !"

Stop panicking!

Focus upon keeping yourself and your fellow Neighbours safe.

When you do unfortunately encounter the odd Weirdo who wishes to go around coughing on others unapologetically and on purpose, .. then if you are able to do so... find a way to prevent that worthless individual from harming others... I see no better way to end one's life, than to Sacrifice your own purposely to spare many others - Hero's such as our Medical practitioners are made of that stuff... and facing this reality Daily!

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Posted in: Shinjuku Ward official accused of stealing personal items from unclaimed bodies See in context

Well, one Sick individual disagrees with me.... :-(

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to kill neighbor over noise dispute See in context

@socrateos - Thank you for that very useful post! I did not know that there was such a service!

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Posted in: Line survey finds 7% of users in Tokyo have at least one coronavirus symptom See in context

This is utter Rubbish! I received the Japanese only message through Line - and none of the questions asked about my current Health Status ... it was more akin to an Awareness survey of the issue, and if I'd also travelled outside of the Country recently.

I'd post the questionnaire as proof but JT doesnt have that support..

Moderator(s) ... I can send you a screenshot if you wish....

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Posted in: Sony Bank launches new English online banking service See in context

Does not look appealing. Just Yen & FX deposits. No Mutual funds, or other investments available. May as well just stick with Shinsei/Prestia(SMBC).

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Posted in: Out-of-season snow falls in Tokyo, surrounding areas See in context

It was certainly unpleasant Weather...Cold & Wet,

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Posted in: Drop in China's new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day See in context

@Jimizo - Forget telling the CCP to get their "house in order"... that is a draconian order for the strong armed support of the CCP... it's time to tell the World to get rid of the CCP! They are the ones who brought the current Global Disaster upon us, and they alone, should be brought to the Hague to meet their Justice! (Assuming the Hague survives!)

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Posted in: Shinjuku Ward official accused of stealing personal items from unclaimed bodies See in context

@MARK - totally agree - nothing less than this individual is SICK in his mind and perhaps those whom employed him need to be closely reviewed too, as they too should share some blame.

I feel sorry for those Families that he has trespassed upon (for loss of better words). Is there a "Grave Robbery" Law in Japan ? If so, perhaps he could be prosecuted under such a Law.

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Posted in: Field hospital set up in New York's Central Park See in context

Uh... wasn't it Cuomo the one who said NY state should not be Quarantined ?

OK I understand I'm going to get lots of Negatives over this one, but please, do educate me (and anyone else who may have the same questions):

(1) Why was it not acceptable for NY state to be Quarantined ?

(2) Why is this such a big deal for the US folks as to where you can or can't go in a time of such crisis ?

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Posted in: Japan not planning to declare state of emergency but will expand entry bans See in context

Tonight on the Chinese WeChat platform, I've seen troubling video footages about Face-masks from China... the video showed a person purporting to be Chinese National, wiping Face-masks on his shoes whilst saying in a poor Japanese pronunciation of "konnichiwa" and then packing the masks into boxes destined for ... purportedly Japan. All I can say is that the Masks were Blue coloured - so please, if this is a real video, be aware.

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Posted in: Gold sparkles in COVID-19 shadow See in context

Look to the relationships between Senior Execs between the big banks, the Private Houses, and the markets that they deal within, when you assess a recommendation from one or the other.... bear that in mind.

This is common Trading Cooperative practice, but done at a much larger scale....

An old school English phrase - "You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours" springs to mind.

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Posted in: Gold sparkles in COVID-19 shadow See in context

@Strangerland & @Kruisupisu - this is a time when you, as an investor in Gold, are both going to find yourselves loosing your Shirts (Good luck). Markets don't "Feel" they are efficient and when they break down you are up the proverbial.... Over time, you may have learnt of the phrase - "Pump and Dump"... well this one is especially true nowadays, when you hear someone saying .. buy this ... its Great.. have a thought, do your research, maybe they are simply trying to push the Market higher so that they can sell a position off at less of a loss.... And if you think, the big Banks Compliance rules cater for that...think again... you dont think these banks work alone do you ?

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Posted in: Japan said to favor home-grown design for next-generation fighter See in context

Now hold on... here a moment or two... Japan, is going to develop its own Attack Military Specialist Hardware and with current Law changes can go on the offensive at the whim of those in power ? .... I don't think even Germany has been given that lease of Freedom. Given the connections between the Government and the local Far Right here, is this really a wise decision ?

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Posted in: 'Contagion' movie stars tell fans coronavirus is 'real life' See in context

"Contagion" is going to finally make some serious money! I wonder how this will impact future Film productions - I bet we will see an onslaught of similar disaster movies exploring different scenarios... not those stupid Zombie ones, but the seriously thought provoking types - ranging from Nuke/Biological War through to Asteroid strikes - each will probably have a more strategic approach analysis upon the way Governments react similar to Contagion, but perhaps with more reality/politics in play... the CCP really needs to be put down as they are the Evil Empire - I hope the Young Chinese people rise up to the occasion and take ahold of their Future themselves, and join the rest of the World rather than remaining upon the path of isolation that China is rapidly heading towards now.

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Posted in: Man arrested after yelling ‘I have the coronavirus’ in Nagoya drugstore See in context

If I said, in response to some weird looks ... "Don't worry, yes, I'm Chinese and, yes, I come from Wuhan, but I do not have Corona Virus...." would I get arrested ?

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Posted in: Mother arrested for trying to kill 16-year-old son by setting fire to house See in context

I've written before on this matter. Teenagers are going to be the biggest problem facing families during a lockdown - this is only the start. I feel sorry for the Mother - she's "presumably" been mentally tormented to the point of a total mental breakdown which resulted in her unimaginably insane act. At least everyone survived. She now needs help, and the Family needs somewhere to live. I hope things work out for them in the end.

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Posted in: Coronavirus deaths fall in Italy but lockdown extension looms See in context

This is a sad time for Italy and the European nation as a whole - Families are loosing loved ones at a higher rate than expected. Soon everyone will know of at least someone effected.

Appreciate the life that you have, and of those around you - regardless of race or religion or gender.

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Posted in: Australian gov't to pay businesses to keep employees See in context

The realisation is slowly coming forth, is that we're all in the same boat. A Bank may foreclose on someone but who will they sell to ? A landlord may kick out a tenant, but who will they let to ? We are not in normal times. People who are good for bringing in money, are now stuck with no income - due to no fault of their own. If the Lenders desert them now, then the Central Governments should have deserted those Lenders long ago. The Landlords may have mortgages to pay, though if the Banks foreclose on them too, then the Banks will suffer too. There's a chain reaction waiting to blow up in the faces of irresponsible parties. The CCP is hoping for this to happen given the Free Market economy - however one thing they haven't counted upon, is that because we are living in a Free Market, we adapt to survive - even if that means changing the rules. So CCP you loose!

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Posted in: Drop in China's new coronavirus cases; none in Hubei for sixth day See in context

China's CCP has brought a whole new meaning to "Swine Flu" it's akin to "Flying Pigs" , so who really trusts their so called Statistics.. to quote Mark Twain... "Lies, damned lies, and statistics". Chinese CCP in a nutshell.

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Posted in: Crowds disappear from Tokyo streets amid virus, snow See in context

It was so cold yesterday no one in their right mind would have been out on the streets yesterday.

Anyway, a current observation is that there's a panic buying going on at the moment... I guess the general public have realized that a lock-down is inevitable.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

When a Comedian passes, crack a joke... what better way to uphold the life they lived.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

@syzyguy - I think it must have been your pronunciation of mango that got you the slap over the face - don't mix you k's and g's.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian Ken Shimura dies from coronavirus-caused pneumonia See in context

RIP - even though it was hard to follow what he was saying at times, his persona exhibited a Natural Comedian-like atmosphere that could be liked by anyone were he to simply walk into the room.

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Posted in: Japan not planning to declare state of emergency but will expand entry bans See in context

Sadly in my area, one famous Comedian has died of the Virus, and another person has been wandering around a local Coffee/Bookshop on Friday unwittingly spreading the same. Troubling times....

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Posted in: Japan not planning to declare state of emergency but will expand entry bans See in context

Tonight more mass panic buying in my Local Super markets!

It's like a swarm of Locusts descending upon one store after another, leaving the shelves bare after them.

I've no idea if some are even local residents - I hardly recognise any faces when shopping these days.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

@Chip Star - where can I obtain a mask ?

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