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Posted in: India lands spacecraft near moon's south pole See in context

Congratulations India. Your mission will definitely help NASA scientists working on Artemis moon mission. Its a win for entire humanity and betterment of world space program. Also wish Russia to learn from its shortcomings and achieve success in next attempt just like India.

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Posted in: India lands spacecraft near moon's south pole See in context

Geez! The live video was like a bad CGI version of the 1979 Atari arcade game Lunar Lander.

Get a life. Embrace reality over virtuality.

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Posted in: Japan to see price hikes on 35,000 food, drink items by end of 2023 See in context

Interestingly there was no wage increase this spring, citing global recession. So earn same spend more - is new strategy of corporate controlled J Govt.

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Posted in: Hong Kong's seafood businesses brace for sales slump as Japan plans to discharge wastewater See in context

It is a matter of few months and these radioactive particles will travel across the world seas. It means by next year, all countries will sail in same boat as far as contamination is concerned.

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Posted in: Number of food items in Japan seeing price hikes so far in 2023 tops 29,000 See in context

Unless Inflation and wages goes hand in hand these hikes will impact negatively. However all we hear is labor union negotiations for wage hikes is successful. Reality is everything is on paper and hardly anybody in Japan getting proportionate or any wage hikes.

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Posted in: Number of food items in Japan seeing price hikes so far in 2023 tops 29,000 See in context

More items are likely to see price hikes past November if the yen remains weak and keeps import prices higher.

Still BOJ will be waiting for nod from LDP which ultimately wait for interest rate hike GO from Big corporates who are milking this situation at cost of common people.

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Posted in: Yen weakening may prove debilitating blow to Japan See in context

On one side Japan is expecting foreign population to come to Japan but with meager wages and weak yen there is hardly any motivation for foreigners to migrate to Japan especially when they need to support families back home in native country or have future plans to go back to their country one day.

Secondly local households are already facing heat of inflation which is much much more then 2 percent quoted by BOJ or Finance ministry.

This seems to be more like nexus between corporate (mainly export oriented companies) and government at the cost of common citizens in Japan.

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Posted in: G7 energy, environment leaders haggle over climate strategy See in context

Reason why India is included and China not because India and China have different ideologies when it comes to global relationship.

China may be included the day they stop bullying and start respecting neighbouring countries. Its only country having border disputes with 17 surrounding countries with or without land borders. Rather then participation its time for China for some serious introspection.

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Posted in: New BOJ head says banks stable; rules out major policy shift See in context

This year my salary raise was zero yen. This is despite of high inflation infused by japan government. Ultimately am forced to reduce my spending which is exactly reverse of what japan government dreaming. I am sure am not alone in this situation and thousands are like me. Wonder how government ensures and check that every employee get minimum 2 percent raise in wages in line with their target inflation (which is much much much more then this number of 2 percent).

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Posted in: Japan to end COVID-19 border controls on May 8 See in context

Hope this bring down costly air tickets. A real benefit and boost for tourists.

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Posted in: Kishida in India to announce new Indo-Pacific plan See in context

Japan and India are natural allies where they share common Asian culture, trade and principles of peaceful world. If China can sort out border disputes with neighbor countries amicably then nobody can stop Asia to become next world super power.

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Posted in: 86% fear Japan could be involved in war as tensions mount See in context

So 1600 odd people participated in survey defines that Japan is going for war. Good going.

Rest of us let's continue with life as usual since Japan is not directly getting involved in any war due to current defense setup (only with SDF) as well as lack of capacity to handle full fledged war.

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Posted in: Nominee for BOJ governor says monetary easing policies appropriate See in context

This only reinforced my faith in How useless a PhD can be.

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Posted in: Tokyo cancels Sumida River fireworks festival for 3rd straight year See in context

People who call out this as stupid decision are same one who criticize government for insufficient measures to curb corona virus spread among citizens. So it seems they can never be satisfied.

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Posted in: Which jobs in Japan have the most and least overtime? Survey investigates See in context

@Monty, you summarized well.

As @TokyoJoe mentioned, change need to come at top level. First (Boss, Manager) should leave office on time and staff will follow the course.

From my point of view, first problem is each employee out of job fear will stay back for just not to be in bad books of Manager and second issue is salary structure in Japan which is designed such that one need to clock in more hours to meet the expenses and other requirements since base salary hardly help to survive forget about desired savings.

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Posted in: Kishida says he is not considering COVID state of emergency for Tokyo See in context

Right decision. SOE is not going to bear any fruit. we experienced from past decisions.

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Posted in: Household electricity, gas bills to rise in March See in context

Hmm. So the utility bills are gonna increase (for sure) well before the (urged) increase in wages.

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Posted in: New app to allow travelers paperless entry into Japan See in context

"So, despite being a Permanent Resident, working in Japan, paying tax here, owning property here, having my family here, I have to go to the "Visit Japan Web" to return to my home. Yeah, can't wait to "visit".

This pandemic has made it perfectly clear that the Japanese government considers all non-Japanese people to be tourists, even those who have built their entire lives here."

I would say it would be naive enough to assume gaikokujin (foreigners) will be treated same as native Japanese irrespective of their resident status or years of stay or economic status in Japan.

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Posted in: China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price' See in context

Although I never support China but they way they are handling extremism is need of hour. Needless to mention Europe already lost to similar influx of illegal migrants.

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Posted in: Pfizer already working on vaccine targeting Omicron: CEO See in context

How come Pfizer, Moderna, JJ already started developing omicron vaccine when scientists across the world are still in a process of collecting sufficient data and decoding the mutations.

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Posted in: China urges Japan to support Beijing Olympics See in context

Although I strongly oppose China's encroachment mentality towards neighboring nations and it need to be dealt with iron hand but banning Olympics is like snatching an opportunity from all the sportsman of respective nations who are practicing for years and ban is not the apt solution.

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