RakurakuToday 08:47 am JST
Why is the BOJ is si stubborned
Because BOJ are c..ts
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Oh they thought harm would only come to the people and Jgov would get past unscathed?
They did nothing. Absolutely jacksh*t nothing. And now they act surprised that it didnt go as planned.
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Importers are suffering with weak yen - high import costs, they pass it over to consumers, cost of living increases. salaries stay same
Exporters are enjoying weak yen - high earnings, they DONT pass it over to consumers, cars dont get cheaper. Salaries stay same
With weak yen, the people are losing left and right. Only corporations earning profit. This is a vicious cycle.
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JROToday 04:11 pm JST
add more taxes then give back half of it as a one time handout to make yourself look good.
And 10% of that handout will come back to the coffers as consumption tax.
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This goes to show that all corporations will come back to get their revenge. They bled past 3 years. Now they are earning those losses back, at the expense of the customers. Ticket prices will not come down for a couple more years until they fully regain what they lost. "
If you cant pay, then dont fly. There will be plenty who will."
All that covid did was to increase the greed of the cartels.
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Why dont they directly address Iran? If they are blaming Iran for everything.
No, other countries, civilians must be punished. Iran stays untouched, because Iran has nuclear weapons.
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No mention of consumption tax or increase interest rate, as usual. Farce
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SDCAToday 11:16 am JST
I love the intention, but only 5%? When you negotiate with someone, you usually start off with a higher price before you lower it to come to an agreement. Perhaps start with a 20% increase and lower if needed?
That's not how it's done in Japan. Start with 5%, end up with 3.16%. If lucky and situation is dire, corporations may add additional 0.31% on top. That's what you call a successful negotiation.
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next - China mutual bid with North Korea and Russia
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Tourists are super happy Yen is in the muds. They are exchanging thousands of USDs at cheap price. You think they would stop at mere 10 cents increase on train fare? gtfo
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How, pray tell, this money is gonna reach the Palestinians?
civilians in the Gaza Strip
And the artice doesnt once address them as "Palestinias"
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AlongfortherideToday 05:28 pm JST
Why not spend $10 mil USD and build 4 or 5 new aged care facilities in Japan to take the pressure of families that are forced to take in the elderly.
What's wrong with taking care of YOUR elderly? Your own parents. Not like you are being forced to take in some strangers
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for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and make clear Israel has the right to defend itself
So is he coming all this way just to make clear? Rather odd reason or odd choice of words.
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he could have spent that time doing something about collapsing JP economy
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JayToday 04:34 pm JST
Yikes, the crazy liberal, A_girl_in_Tokyo has arrived.
Yep, it is in every article that involves gender topics, female victims, male crimes. As if there are no other problems in the world. Only one agenda. Others should just give up having their own opinions. Otherwise, you are just a homophobic bigot.
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Cat StevensToday 09:25 am JST
Jews have been there since before the Roman empire.
Natives were in the North and South America before Spanish and Brits. Natives were massacred and wiped out, lands taken by the europeans. Why are you not voicing your concerns and passion for the Natives? Fight for the return of Anatolia to Greeks/Romans as well while you are at it.
Well, if you are going to blame Israel, add Egypt into the mix. I guess that is always conveniently forgotten. Israel screens for weapons.
The article blatantly states "U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, brought shipments of U.S. weapons". Wow you complain about a dozen Egyptian weapons? Yeah hail America, ever the purveyor of peace and hero of the Jews.
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He said the requirement to undergo surgery was inhuman
Human was being born as a female or male.
Inhuman is confused people trying to alter that.
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Fighto!Today 07:54 am JST
Next time people grumble about "too many tourists" remember - they are helping to significantly boost Japan's growth.
Within 6 months - around Hanami time - Japan will see the biggest monthly number of inbound tourists in her history - around 3 million/month.
So Jgov wants their arse kissed for this? What if 3 million foreign workers leave Japan by then?
They are gambling and going all-in for tourism while sacrificing the wellbeing of their own population.
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justaskingToday 05:15 pm JST
Raise the interest rates, bring down the cost of importing and spending will be up. Stop protecting big business and start protecting the people who voted for you.
Not gonna happen
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I'm pretty sure these 70 year old oyaji are as clueless about currency market interventions as a potato.
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Elvis is hereToday 05:04 pm JST
Decriminalise it. Better still legalise it. Then you can control and tax it, and every one will be happy.
Didnt they say the same about drugs in Canada? And now every other person in Canada is drug addicted? Or that's what some vloggers are sayin.
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browny1Today 04:56 pm JST
How many customers (mainly men I presume) have been charged for soliciting the services of a prostitute?
Or do customers get a free pass?
Playing the victim card. As some users in this website prominently say, "the victim is always the victim. No matter the circumstances."
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ChabbawangaToday 05:34 pm JST
Visit Kyushu. Still cheap. But wages are literally clogging up the pipes they are so far in the toilet
Yeah lived there 7 years ago. My part-time hourly wage was 720 yen
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These days it is almost impossible to find a place with 1,000 yen or less lunch set. Used to be plenty of good lunch options a couple of years back.
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At this point, I am thinking of maybe camping at the doorsteps of the BOJ and do some kind of protest. Japanese wont, so any foreigner volunteers to join?
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Disapponted and even furious but not surprised.
I am seeing every other item on the shelves increasing in price every week. But nobody at work, I mean not a single Japanese soul at my companiy never mentioned or complained about increasing prices. Like, they dont care?
If workers dont make a noise, companies do not care, do not think about wage hike. But for Japanese people all seems to be good. I guess they are sitting on some sort of hoard.
JPY is 150 against USD. That's like 40% weaker compared to 2 years ago.
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Although the university covers their tuition and dormitory costs.
This already seems like a huge help for any foreign student. They only need to earn additional 50,000~60,000 per month to feed themselves/buy books.
need to work together to boost educational opportunities in the Japanese language
This must be a priority. Give them free Japanese classes for 2 semesters and they will be able find decent arubaito.
I also came to Japane with 0 jp language skills. Tuition was covered by university but dorm fee wasnt. For the first 6 months I received assistance from family, and then started working baito and cover my dorm+food expenses.
Seems to me these students are already in very decent situation.
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150 by the end of this week
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no mention of monetary policy change or agressive intervention in JPY plunge.
Nice job Kishida.
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