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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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Posted in: Again, no female contenders in Japan's leadership race See in context

Perhaps females are smart enough not to contend for being placed in a position she would be bullied on a daily bases and criticized for every little thing the boys club doesn’t like.

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Posted in: Japan to allow more people at events from Sept 19 See in context

Because it is too dangerous to start from September 18th?

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Posted in: Tokyo to end shorter hours for bars; virus alert to be lowered See in context

Was never being enforced anyway.

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Posted in: Go To travel subsidy program to cover half of costs from October See in context

kohakuebisuSep. 9  11:09 am JST

Subsidized holidays for the wealthy.

Yes, that's true. However, tourism itself is a transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor. It's not the only or likely the best way to make that happen, but it does have an effect.

Yes, this is true but also remember that the money the government is using for this program comes from us middle/low class family's taxes.

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Posted in: Go To travel subsidy program to cover half of costs from October See in context

As most middle to low class people have no money to travel, I guess this would mostly benefit the upper class families. Any of you who know how it cost to travel in Japan know what I mean.

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Posted in: Super typhoon heads toward southeast Japan See in context

Stay safe Yubaru. It looks like its gonna be a long night for you all. Pray everyone stays stafe.

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Posted in: Osaka tosses racket, overcomes test from teenager at U.S. Open See in context

@simon g; so what you’re saying is a few white cops on black civilians shootings/deaths is more important than the thousands of civilian on civilian deaths. Any death in my book is unjustified. Bad police should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. And how many innocent adults and babies have died in the name of BLM? How many have lost the jobs, there business all in the name of BLM? You honestly believe that those deaths are justified? All the police who are fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, etc that were injured or killed in the name of BLM are all justified? Many of who even support BLM. BLM And Anti are now seen as Left racial groups and are no longer being seen as a movement to police reform.

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Posted in: Osaka tosses racket, overcomes test from teenager at U.S. Open See in context

So Naomi, you’re only against white people who shoot black people but not blacks people who shoot black people. And to you it doesn’t matter why the shooting happened. So, black on black shooting is okay with you? You are a professional athlete. Stop being a racist and stick to who you know best. Tennis.

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Posted in: Were they a threat? Police shootings reignite legal debate See in context

@1glenn; At the time, he walked towards police with his hands raised high and off his weapon and the police at that time had no knowledge that the person walking towards them had any involvement in the shooting and was legally carrying. So they had no reason at the time to arrest him or shoot him. Police don't just go around shooting people walking down the street. They shoot when you ignore their commands and reach for a weapon.

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Posted in: Were they a threat? Police shootings reignite legal debate See in context

And how many white people were shot? Oh wait, that doesn't fit anyone's narrative so it doesn't matter.

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Posted in: Japanese convenience store chain begins testing remote controlled robot staff in Tokyo See in context

Oh come on now. I couldn't have had that shelve stocked in seconds.

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Posted in: Man arrested for groping woman in station; says he’ll only talk to female police officers See in context

Just when you think you've heard it all and BAM!!

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Posted in: Sapporo, Osaka make LGBT couples eligible to receive support money See in context

Why would they refuse anyone support. Why does race, sexual preference, gender make any difference at all? Support is for all people of Japan and foreign residence. Is their announcement expecting a pat on the back? The law is the law.

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Posted in: Trick-or-treating during a pandemic? These face shields have your kids covered See in context

Does this really apply to Japan? Been here for 40 years and have never seen anyone trick or treating outside US Military Bases.

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Posted in: Japanese shop introduces constantly grinning 'smile masks' to be more welcoming See in context

Oh god no. So creepy!! I'd rather not have a smile. Don't need one. Just need to pay for my stuff and go home to the smile of my lovely wife.

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Posted in: 58-year-old man arrested for filming up woman’s skirt See in context

Oh no, 8:30 am. Can't use the "I was drunk, don't remember" The creep is going down.

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Posted in: Abe set to resign, citing worsening health See in context

Most of you know how I feel about Abe however to be fair I do want to thank him for the cash payouts during the virus. Thanks to it, I didn't loose my school, didn't loose my house ...... actually didn't loose anything, though I did need to cut back on some things and did have to put off my new car for a couple more years. All in all, setting aside the wasted money on masks and cash to his friends, many people in Japan have been saved financially. Now if my wife's business would get back on track, we'll survive the rest of the year.

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