It’s not rocket science, offer lower taxes and promise to stop abenomics, support families and give incentives for having children, Japan are crying out for new leadership, but still the opposition can’t even lay a glove on kishida..
8 ( +8 / -0 )
As things are noise laws are in favour of those making the noise rather than those impacted. Everyone seems too polite to do anything. I firmly believe a dedicated noise control team should be available for people to ask to intervene and rule on any complaints, asking bored koban police to intervene is a little too extreme..
3 ( +4 / -1 )
In the main Japanese tv dramas are very bland and predictable(most drama is compared to the us offerings). However, I did enjoy the naked director, a show which probably never would have been put on NHK.
When it comes to movies, Japan is making more of an impact, I love the fact they tell heartwarming simple stories, my personal favourite are films made by Koreeda, he makes the simple pleasures of life seem beautiful despite life’s hardships(our little sister, shoplifters). Drive my car was also a good movie, that was popular in Hollywood.
standards in Japanese tv do need to improve, having the same people on variety shows every night is not healthy for the industry, younger generations will eventually stop watching this type of generic unchallenging filler..
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Considering their imminent invasion of Taiwan and their military posturing with Russia why would Japan WANT Chinese tourists here? You want to reward their governments behavior? May as well invite Russians here too..
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
Said it before and been censored for it. Japan needs to get a nuclear deterrent, it’s the only way to get Russia and China to back the F off. Getting more ships/planes/guns won’t stop the military posturing from them, it’s needs to be machinery of a language they understand-don’t f with us..
-1 ( +11 / -12 )
Who’s fault is it that the yen is so low? The government and the boj and abe/kishida nomics. Take responsibility for your actions, money printing only makes the cost of living more expensive and difficult for lower income workers..
1 ( +2 / -1 )
family members of foreign residents still need a visa to enter the country=no change, borders are still closed..
2 ( +5 / -3 )
How about spending $30 billion on schools and regeneration and helping families in Japan first?
21 ( +24 / -3 )
The first debate was way too much like an episode of the apprentice. All the candidates look out of their depth, they turned on Boris with eyes on the top job when none of them can fill his shoes..
1 ( +1 / -0 )
It’s hard to believe aso was actually in the big chair. Such comments will lead to Japan become more involved in the conflict and are best kept to oneself, such soundbites are playing with fire..
2 ( +4 / -2 )
They want to make Japanese women fatter? It’s the costs of having children that is the reason for declining birth rates, not weight, there’s enough larger girls out there..
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Would it not be prudent to not give away free money when the boj feel the need to continue printing more money out of economic necessity? A period of austerity and cut backs would not be a bad thing for Japan instead of just going more into debt-surely?
7 ( +8 / -1 )
I love living in Japan, but I’ll never understand the politics here. They raise taxes, they keep increasing the national debt and the cost of living, but their popularity goes up? It’s like that officer and a gentleman movie from the 80s, ‘please sir can I have another.’ They are here to help the electorate and residents, not to tax the hell out of us and make life as expensive as possible..
6 ( +9 / -3 )
How about financial incentives to get solar panels, if the government made them more affordable families would take them up..
6 ( +7 / -1 )
Unimaginative, inept, follower, wannabe. He’ll definitely stay as Japan leader for at least another term of office..
2 ( +12 / -10 )
Dream situation is to sack Southgate and offer the World Cup to pep, klopp, tuchel or Jose on a p/t basis, potentially 9 games and give the job to potter after the tournament, unless the elite coach wants to continue on a p/t contract..
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Still no apology for causing a global pandemic either..
9 ( +11 / -2 )
Probably a good time to bet on the all blacks winning the World Cup, they are at their best when they inject new blood into the team..
1 ( +1 / -0 )
If travellers from the uk and the us need a visa to come to Japan on holiday, the country isn’t open yet..
3 ( +12 / -9 )
Allowing people to enter only with a visa isn’t going to encourage floods of western tourists, it needs to be on the same basis as it was before Covid..
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Kishida trying to play statesman again. Keep your opinions to yourself, focus on the economy and the safety of Japan rather than winding up China..
0 ( +4 / -4 )
The opposition really have to turn up the volume and aggressively attack the government. Look at the uk, on a daily basis Boris is being attacked in the media, here the opposition only turn up once a month. Get new pr people, offer tax cuts, offer an attractive alternative, not just more of the same money printing and tax increases..
5 ( +5 / -0 )
If this is the liberal party, they tend to waste tax payers money. Is it not time for a move to politics that doesn’t keep printing money and stops waste? Kishida has been printing more money constantly since taking over..
2 ( +3 / -1 )
Gambate kondo San, many Japanese citizens with dual nationality are willing you to win this case so they can legally keep their 2nd nationality. It’s a benefit to keep both for work or study, nothing is lost by allowing holders to keep the 2nd passport.,
6 ( +8 / -2 )
Even edible cement sounds more appealing than natto.,
2 ( +4 / -2 )
May as well go full on and say ‘two gaijin’. I prefer the term foreign resident..
-3 ( +7 / -10 )
-6 ( +1 / -7 )
The guy is increasing national debt, causing inflation to go to its highest level for years, he gives away money, raises taxes and his approval rating increases? The Japanese electorate really like having a PM who doesn’t work for them..
7 ( +12 / -5 )
Seriously Naomi, go and work at summit or yoshinoya for a week, then playing tennis will seem like paradise..
5 ( +8 / -3 )