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Posted in: Kishida unveils ¥17 trillion stimulus package as poll numbers slump See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida unveils ¥17 trillion stimulus package as poll numbers slump See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's two major airlines log profit jump as COVID curbs removed See in context

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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Posted in: U.S. fighter jets strike Syria after attacks by Iran-backed militia See in context

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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Posted in: Kishida plans income tax cut for households and corporate tax breaks See in context

No mention of consumption tax or increase interest rate, as usual. Farce

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Posted in: Japan's largest labor union to seek 5% or more pay hike next spring See in context

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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Posted in: Saudi Arabia's 2034 World Cup bid boosted by Indonesia changing sides after Australia co-host talks See in context

next - China mutual bid with North Korea and Russia

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Posted in: Japan to OK train fare hikes for holidays, weekends due to 'overtourism' concerns See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to give $10 million in emergency aid to Gaza Strip civilians See in context

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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Posted in: Japan to give $10 million in emergency aid to Gaza Strip civilians See in context

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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Posted in: Biden to visit Israel on Wednesday; Iran issues warning See in context

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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Posted in: Japan economy minister visits Yasukuni shrine ahead of autumn festival See in context

he could have spent that time doing something about collapsing JP economy

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Posted in: Court rules it's unconstitutional to require surgery for change of gender on documents See in context

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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Posted in: Israel says it won't allow aid to flow to Gaza Strip until Hamas releases hostages See in context

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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Posted in: Court rules it's unconstitutional to require surgery for change of gender on documents See in context

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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Posted in: IMF lifts Japan's 2023 growth forecast to 2% on brisk inbound tourism See in context

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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Posted in: Japan household spending falls 2.5% in August on rising prices See in context

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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Posted in: Japan quiet on possible yen-buying market intervention See in context

I'm pretty sure these 70 year old oyaji are as clueless about currency market interventions as a potato.

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Posted in: 80 women arrested Jan-Sept in Tokyo's Kabukicho for alleged prostitution See in context

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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Posted in: 80 women arrested Jan-Sept in Tokyo's Kabukicho for alleged prostitution See in context

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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Posted in: New wave of price hikes, tax-related rule changes await Japan in October See in context

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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Posted in: New wave of price hikes, tax-related rule changes await Japan in October See in context

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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Posted in: New wave of price hikes, tax-related rule changes await Japan in October See in context

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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Posted in: New wave of price hikes, tax-related rule changes await Japan in October See in context

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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Posted in: Japanese universities, firms scramble to help displaced Ukrainian students See in context

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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Posted in: Asian shares dip with eyes on Chinese economy and possible U.S. shutdown See in context

150 by the end of this week

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Posted in: Kishida unveils gist of new economic package as support for his government dwindles See in context

no mention of monetary policy change or agressive intervention in JPY plunge.

Nice job Kishida.

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Posted in: France thrash Namibia 96-0, but Dupont injured in high tackle See in context

 But to say that the third biggest tournament, after the Olympics and football world cup,

Football EURO championships, UEFA champions league, cricket world cup are all bigger than rugby.

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Posted in: Vettel's Buzzin' Corner See in context

I dont understand why Suzuka doesnt have better public transport connection. A circuit in inaka with only on local line. It is always pain in the arse to attend the event as a pleb.

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Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 4-year-old daughter See in context

So parents cannot discipline their children spanking?

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