Not where I live. Traffic volume same as normal. Pachinko parlors just as busy.
12 ( +15 / -3 )
He never stood a chance. What a waste of time and money even trying to fight it.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
They should be excluded. A girl doing delivery health here can earn over ¥30,000 per day! Soapland girls even more!
-6 ( +7 / -13 )
Imagine staying in a hotel which you know has been used to house those with the virus? No thanks!
-10 ( +8 / -18 )
I imagine the level of income required to receive this ¥300,000 is very low, such that only single mothers and really, really poor people will actually receive it. No way are people earning over ¥250,000 per month getting a sniff of it.
-1 ( +2 / -3 )
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Many lazy people want a lock down because they want to lounge around at home and get paid for doing nothing.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
Everything in Japan has to be reduced to the level of a five year-old child.
14 ( +14 / -0 )
Until companies promise to pay employees all or a significant proportion of their normal salaries during an enforced lock down, nobody will stop working. I can't afford to suddenly not receive a pay check. I'd be sick AND homeless.
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Well, I got promoted to assistant professor.
This is meaningless in Japan though. It just means you've been teaching English longer than somebody else.
10 ( +12 / -2 )
Die to zero savings and crap wages, I won't be able to retire if I can't receive my pension straight away. I am happy this law may help me.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
"let employees work"
How so very kind of the government!
12 ( +12 / -0 )
Why do multimillionaires who are nearing 80 continue to work?
9 ( +9 / -0 )
And THAT'S how you create more jobs for Japanese.
Or rather, that's how you create more hakken and ukeoi jobs. Poorly paid and with zero job security.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
The unemployment figures in Japan are always fudged. An old dude holding a go-stick for two hours a day counts as "employed".
6 ( +6 / -0 )
Keeping a dog in a cage in an apartment is abuse in and of itself.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
So glad we have Boris in charge as opposed to that snivelling snake Corbyn. Get well soon Boris! You're doing a great job!
-6 ( +10 / -16 )
Case in point, have you ever been on a relatively empty train with plenty of empty seats, and yet have someone sit right next to you.
Or at the gym, when there are 200 empty lockers, some cretin will come and start using the locker right next to yours.
11 ( +14 / -3 )
Not bad at all.
Indeed, people live a long time in Japan despite the doctors! It's quite amazing.
-1 ( +4 / -5 )
With UK student loans still to pay off, I'm loving the GBP/JPY exchange rate. The one good thing about this whole Covid-19 debacle....
0 ( +1 / -1 )
(points to head) “Can’t have Coronavirus if you can’t get tested for it”.
40 ( +41 / -1 )
holding an MA in TEFL
So you get, what, an extra 20,000 yen per month? You can still be fired or not have your contract renewed arbitrarily.
-10 ( +3 / -13 )
Anyone over the age of 30 working as an ALT in Japan seriously needs to consider their life choices; more so if they have to support a family.
-14 ( +8 / -22 )
In theory, many companies "allow paternity leave". Just you try to take it though in practice! No bonus for you, or worse.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
These numbers are laughably low.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
Surprised he can write a sentence, let alone a whole article.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
Would be stupid to go ahead with almost zero spectators.
10 ( +10 / -0 )
I only ever camp deep in the mountains on old logging roads. Too many stupid rules at Japanese camp sites, like "no fires".
0 ( +3 / -3 )