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Posted in: Yakuza have their fingers in Go To Eat campaign See in context

..... and the only loser is the government.” Who cares about it?

WRONG!!! The taxpayers are the losers here not the government!!!!!

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Posted in: 71% of S Koreans see Japan unfavorably as ties sink to record lows See in context

Government polls? Yeah, okay, I believe it. I haven’t seen any S.Korean who dislikes Japanese.

oldman_13, spot on.

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Posted in: Cabinet to spend ¥549.2 bil in reserve funds on virus subsidies See in context

This is great as long as it doesn’t wind up in the pockets of corrupt politicians and executives. So many people have lost theIr income and really need the money.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. start talks on cost of hosting American troops See in context

No one complained about previous US presidents. Now suddenly everything is Trump’s fault. ( No, I’m not a fan of Trump. Just pointing out a fact.)

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. start talks on cost of hosting American troops See in context

Freddy FreewayToday  07:03 am JST

American troops go home!

careful what you wish for.

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Posted in: Man loses 200 times at crane game, calls police to investigate; staff member loses 300 times too See in context

I would like to know who paid for the "Police investigation"? 300+ played. If at 200JPY per play, that's 60,000JPY.

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Posted in: Luxurious new nursing home in Tokyo’s Nakano Ward offers golden years to the aged See in context

This place is beautiful. Let's just hope that the staff quality is the same.

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Posted in: Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus infections tops 90,000 See in context

@1glenn; if you put it into percentages, you may think differently. You can’t compare the two countries based on total numbers. Do the math. Look at percentages. I believe Italy has a higher death rate than the states. Japan about 4% and States about 6/7%.

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Posted in: Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus infections tops 90,000 See in context

Nihonview: Look at the percentages. Not much of a difference country to country. Except China of course. Actually, Italy has a higher death rate than the US.

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Posted in: Bomb threats for Bitcoin bewilder local governments in Japan See in context

Yup, let's go digital. Trust me, it's safe.

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Posted in: Japan's cumulative total of coronavirus infections tops 90,000 See in context

..... with 98% of them being mild cases most of which do not require hospitalization. Why is it we can now pack airplanes, restaurants and other place using Go To Travel, Go To Eat and so on but places like churches remain empty.

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Posted in: Suga's pledge to boost fertility treatment won't reverse declining birth rate, say experts See in context

I guess another question may be is "Why is it that so many women in their 40s don't have kids? I know at least 10 women, personally, who can't have kids though they have try. I'm sure there are many more.

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Posted in: Judo in Japan getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence See in context

Oh common on people! As a person who has studied martial arts, it should be a given that your child may get hurt. It is part of the process of learning how to defend yourself. If you can't handle it, don't sign your kids your up for it. Don't complain and destroy the opportunity for others who really want to learn. This is a YOUR CHOICE situation. Don't push your negative feeling onto others.

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Posted in: 2 remote Hokkaido towns seek to host nuclear waste storage site See in context

Hurry for clean, safe a cheap form of energy that will safe the earth from global warming.

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Posted in: 72% of children in Japan feel stress over coronavirus pandemic: poll See in context

Kids may feel stressed because that’s how the adults are making them feel. I have a JHS student I’m teaching. She said she felt stressed. I told her how cool it was to experience something new that I never had the chance to do. Study from home. Told her many of the good things about it. She is happier but unfortunately there is nothing I can do about the parents who are always looking over their kids shoulder. This is what is giving them stress. It’s not the pandemic. It how they view it through our (adult’s) actions.

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Posted in: Nara deer lose weight with no tourists to feed them rice crackers See in context

Don't bite the hand that feeds (fed) you. And I'm not talking about the deer doing the biting.

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Posted in: Japan may see resurgence of coronavirus cases, experts warn See in context

My question is why isn't China's numbers going up and down at large numbers like the rest of the world? They either have a vaccine or they are lying about their numbers. Either way their economy is growing while other countries are still struggling and worrying about a difficult winter with COVID-19. Mission Accomplished?

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Posted in: Survey shows 64% willing to work beyond retirement age See in context

Bernard MarxToday  04:04 pm JST

Land tax: ¥100,00 per year Depending on where you live

Mine is 36,000 per year.

Wow! Mines 136,000 per year. Like I said, Depends on where you live. Hoping to retire in the mountains. Buy a cabin and live the rest of my life off the grid. Only 4-5mil to buy a nice cabin. Sell everything I own in Tokyo and enjoy the simple life once again.

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Posted in: Survey shows 64% willing to work beyond retirement age See in context

Bernard MarxToday  12:28 pm JST

And who in Japan (besides the homeless) can live off a 100,000JYP per month pension?

Huh? With the mortgage paid off, that's easy to live off!

Have you considered the cost of;

Utilities: ¥20-30,000 per month

Land tax: ¥100,00 per year Depending on where you live

Food: 30-40,000 per month (2 people eating cheaply)

Homeowners insurance: depends on where you live.

Car: Insurance & Tax Once a year - Inspection (once 2 years. Price depends on size of car

If renting a home: 1DK about ¥70,000 per month (good point; no homeowners insurance

Daily necessities: ¥10-20,000 per month

Not included; clothing, replace broken/worn items in the home, enjoying your retirement with a hobby and/or travel, visiting family, gifts for grandchildren, and much much more.

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Posted in: Survey shows 64% willing to work beyond retirement age See in context

Not "willing". Have no choice as the government keeps giving away our taxes to rich people and keep raising taxes. It's almost impossible to save money anymore. And who in Japan (besides the homeless) can live off a 100,000JYP per month pension?

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Posted in: Caregiver at nursing home arrested for using vacuum cleaner on resident’s hair See in context

Last year? Other accounts? Just now getting out? I guess they couldn't cover it up any longer. Kinda makes you wonder how many other parents/grandparents are being mistreated.

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Posted in: Japanese study shows that persimmon tannin juice may render coronavirus harmless See in context

Sound to me like they have a lot of dead stock they need to get rid of quickly.

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Posted in: Japan's e-money service fraud widens; 5 other operators involved See in context

yakyakToday  09:35 am JST

And so many people trying to convince me to stop using cash. I'll stay old school, thank you.

Diversify, as your "old school" ways will be obsolete in a few years. I remember about 20 years ago the Government told Japanese ......

Until that day comes......Old School!

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Posted in: Centenarians top 80,000 for 1st time in rapidly aging Japan See in context

KumagaijinToday  08:15 am JST

Wondering how many of those 80,000+ are actually kids keeping the pension payments coming.

What a horrible thing to say. I'm offended! Your post should be removed! Why would a child not report the death of their parent and live with the body in the same home or apartment. Thats just disturbing. Such a vulgar thought. No way that happens in Japan (-;

LOL: For those of you new to JT and/or news in Japan, this is sarcasm at its best. Nicely put KumagaijinToday.

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Posted in: Japan's e-money service fraud widens; 5 other operators involved See in context

And so many people trying to convince me to stop using cash. I'll stay old school, thank you.

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Posted in: Centenarians top 80,000 for 1st time in rapidly aging Japan See in context

"government data showed"

Wondering how many of those 80,000+ are actually kids keeping the pension payments coming.

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Posted in: Japanese airline removes passenger refusing to wear face mask See in context

As they didn't indicate that the passenger was a foreigner, I guess we can all assume he is Japanese.

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Posted in: Suga finds himself on T-shirts and bags in hometown See in context

Okay media, you have brainwashed us to believe Mr. Suga will be the next PM. Just appoint him and save us the reading time.

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus See in context

To all foreigners: Don't not defend yourself. Just suck it up and walk away. Trust me when I say that you will not be seen as a victim of a hate crime. You'll be seen as a criminal against your attacker. Just walk away.

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