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Posted in: Japan beats Spain 2-1 to advance to last 16 at World Cup See in context

Japan is that guy who slays giants but gets mugged.

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Posted in: U.S. beats Iran 1-0 in politically charged match to advance to last 16 See in context

Americans have pretty good defense but not so great forwards. The Netherlands isn't exactly the strongest team either so who knows ?

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Posted in: Lawson opens 1st avatar-staffed convenience store in Tokyo See in context

No bullet-proof glass ? No steel barrier ?? No padlocked merchandise ???

This is dystopia. Dystopia I tells ya !!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't spent ¥6.35 tril to bolster yen in October See in context

What is the appropriate rate for yen ? One dollar for 100 yen ? One yen for 100 dollar ?

No let's leave it to the market to decide.

The market did that.

Then people cry why is it so cheap ?? Do something.

And we're back at square one.

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Posted in: Crush kills at least 151 at Halloween festivities in Seoul See in context

Just ban this before it happens. Halloween is just an excuse for some people to turn the city into a playground.

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Posted in: What's up with the Bank of Japan stance on interest rates? See in context

By interest rate you mean THAT interest rate ? The money you give the bank when you take a loan from them ??

I wonder if Japan, you know the country with the largest debt on earth, had to start paying it ?

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Posted in: Yen, inflation at levels unseen in decades not likely to sway BOJ See in context

They intervened again this morning. Lasted only a few minutes before the gains were wiped out.

That would be $20 billion. Thank you come again.

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Posted in: The wide world beckons – to Japanese job seekers See in context

moving to any other developed nation will see your living costs surge

You've never seen migrant workers have you ? They live in dorm, eat cheap to send their money home.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson returns to UK in bid for rapid political comeback See in context

Gotta love JT readers who say why doesn't Japan be more like Britain.

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Posted in: Analysts see more room for yen's fall as BOJ stands pat on policy See in context

The funny thing is that cheap Yen has been what Japan wants all along. Now they get it no one knows what to do. Boosting manufacturing and export ? Unlike before, today everyone from China to Vietnam is also making the same thing and one reason fuel prices go up is because they all also buy it for their own economies. Can Japan compete for resources, more importantly for brains ?

Japan should really explore being a Thailand. So what if the economy depends on tourism ? We all know the country is shrinking so instead of insisting on a revival better focus on soft-landing.

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Posted in: Yahoo! Japan won’t let anyone post comments without providing a phone number See in context

When did you realize that the free world resembles Putin's Russia

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Posted in: Yen briefly surges to 146 against dollar after another intervention See in context

It's not that Yen is weakening. It's just moving to its appropriate place.

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Posted in: Universal Studios Japan issues reminder about showing too much skin inside the park See in context

Who are the puritans who are the progressives I can't tell anymore.

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Posted in: No. 2 U.S. diplomat heads to Japan to discuss N Korea, LGBTQ rights See in context

I miss the days when US' interests were just cheap oil.

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Posted in: Soaring U.S. dollar spreads pain worldwide See in context

I've been told many times vote Trump and you'd have war and chaos

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Posted in: Kishida lowers bar for gov't to seek Unification Church dissolution order See in context

Today I learned that it is okay to discriminate against religions.

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Posted in: 90 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni Shrine See in context

Let's goo. Never let anyone tell you what to do in your own country.

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Posted in: Yen in 147 zone against dollar in Tokyo after hitting 32-year low See in context

It is normal when your currency is weak, it helps exporting side of economy.

The reality is Japan has been running record trade deficit for more than a year even with a weakening currency. You can't boost export when there is nothing to export.

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Posted in: Yen in 147 zone against dollar in Tokyo after hitting 32-year low See in context

Here's a simple fact.

People used to see 1 dollar = 100 yen. A high earner is someone who earns six figures or 100 thousand dollars or 10 million yen.

With today's rate 10M yen is about equal to $66k. And to earn this much you don't need to be in tech or finance in America. You can probably get it flipping burgers.

So if there are smart people in Japan which I believe are plentiful, the smart move would be to go to America and flip burgers.

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Posted in: Yen in 147 zone against dollar in Tokyo after hitting 32-year low See in context

DON'T sell your YEN. Hold it until the exchange rate reverses in your favor.

Foreign workers send their money home. You're telling them to let their family starve ?

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Posted in: Japan wholesale prices soar 9.7% in Sept on higher import costs See in context

I just watched two videos on Yt, one is about tourists from Vietnam and Hongkong splurging 1 million yen on Gucci bags and watches. The next is Japanese going abroad to look for jobs.

Clearly first-world and third world terminology needs redefinition.

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Posted in: Yen in 147 zone against dollar in Tokyo after hitting 32-year low See in context

Japan, great for tourists, terrible for workers. Sounds like a Caribbean country really.

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Posted in: Japan: A nation split dangerously down the middle See in context

Japan has survived nuclear meltdown, nuclear bombs, tsunami, why wouldn't it survive a funeral ? If you look for a nation dangerously split by political division I can definitely give you a better example.

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Posted in: Europe investigates 'attacks' on Russian gas pipelines to Europe See in context

Who would BUY energy from Russia after it has yada yada bad things

Europe STILL would.

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Posted in: Europe investigates 'attacks' on Russian gas pipelines to Europe See in context

Who would sell Europe gas after this war ?

Who has the equipment to plant explosives on a seabed ?

But thinking is dangerous. Just wait until Washington Post or CNN explains it to you.

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Posted in: Gov't ordered to pay ¥1.65 mil over death of Cameroon man in detention center See in context

Which is to transfer them to somewhere else they didn't even expect nowadays.

Precisely. They are all sent to a remote Pacific Island, Rwanda, or Martha's Vineyard.

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Posted in: Yen tumbles to lower 144 range against U.S. dollar See in context

Remember how JT readers were like when Yen was very strong 10 years ago ?

They were just like now when Yen is very weak.

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Posted in: Yen tumbles to lower 144 range against U.S. dollar See in context

I earn in USD.

Let the good times roll !

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Posted in: Japan’s super tight jobs market fails to deliver egalitarian promise See in context

You will own nothing

and you will be happy

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Posted in: Majority of Japanese show scant interest in established religion See in context

An association with a religion could reshuffle an administration and start background checks on politicians.

All I say is if discrimination on religion is acceptable the carry on. Just be ready to apply that rule equally.

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