No hard feelings, we're all here to give our opinions and lots of us disagree with one another.
By the way, I'll check out the hotel on our dates
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I see that my point has gotten Rare Reason wired up. Look i am at no means poor, wife and I both work and pay close to a million yen in taxes annually. What I was trying to say that domestic tourism is way overpriced here. For example, end of month we were thinking of a trip to Nasu. A run down hotel costs 40.000 for the 4 of us, 2 adults, 2 elementary age kids. Throw in the highway, gas, parking and food/ souvenirs it's too expensive. Why do the hotel's keep their prices so high and don't have their own promotions, vouchers etc. If they fail to lower their prices they don't deserve subsidies with tax money. Japanese hotels are overpriced on national holidays and autumn foliage season. Why do hotels like APA charge so much money while in Tokyo it's only 5000 for the same room? Just don't think a one day trip is worth so much not saying I don't have the money for it
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You gott be quite rich in Japan to afford to travel when most people travel aka peak season as hotels charge by the person here and a family of 4 staying at an average 3 star hotel pay 30.000 yen easily. I guess you don't live here to know that. So a two day one night trip can set you back 100.000.
Guess you must be loaded not to think that's a lot of money
4 ( +15 / -11 )
They can't let it go, can they? Use the money for better use instead of sponsoring the outings of privileged people who can afford to travel because they haven't been affected financially
20 ( +38 / -18 )
What if you refuse to cooperate, can they refuse entry? As far as I know it's against the law to refuse entry without a legal reason
0 ( +30 / -30 )
And my teacher slapped me a few times when I was a first grader, think it's time to sue her if she's still alive
-1 ( +3 / -4 )
Don't understand why they are on TV every day to explain what they're planning to tackle if they become PM if the LDP is going to choose the leader and not the citizens. Please explain this to me, maybe I'm lacking the intellectual to understand
9 ( +10 / -1 )
So what's the point of vaccination if you still need to quarantine? Looks like there won't be any traveling till at least the end of the year
22 ( +33 / -11 )
Couldn't he get a nice haircut before getting on the plane? Guess his in laws are happy to see him like that.
And no quarantine in hotel for 14 days?
-20 ( +5 / -25 )
So Taro-kun, will you take responsibility for any child suicide or child abuse that occurs after you become prime minister? How can you promise such a thing? So that's what your Georgetown degree has taught you?
7 ( +11 / -4 )
But the article failed to mention that daily testing has been trending down too with a measly 28.000 tests conducted yesterday, that's nationwide not just Tokyo
8 ( +16 / -8 )
China, you sow what you seed. When you arrest and convict people without any proof and don't allow people to film in public for national security issues, you shouldn't expect other countries to treat your citizens any differently
9 ( +13 / -4 )
So it's not just the expats here showing their dissatisfaction with Suga but the whole Japanese business world couldn't see the light at the tunnel with this useless captain steering the country.
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22 ( +31 / -9 )
What a waste! Do people here need to be instructed about everything? Common sense to donate them to the necessary establishments when you have unused medical goods, this is worse than the discarded bento boxes
45 ( +51 / -6 )
She can also donate money without her telling the world. Thought she didn't want to be in the limelight due to mental issues but I guess that's only when she needs to address the media, when it comes to her image it's a different story.
Having said that, we all need to help out other human beings when they are in dire need, but I don't announce it to the world
3 ( +14 / -11 )
"That is old, old information. GSM or CDMA has not been used for years anymore. The networks are still there but nobody uses them anymore with a modern cell phone.
The technology everyone is using is called WCDMA (3G) and LTE (4G) and all of the operators in Japan have them. As long as the frequency bands are supported by the phone, it will work just fine in any of the networks."
LTE is based on GSM network and WCDMA is based on CDMA, it's just an upgraded version. If you have a phone with only CDMA or WCDMA band but not GSM or LTE then you won't be able to switch between the two. Also in Japan most companies use LTE 1,2,3,6,7,8 bands so make sure your phone has these bands. In a year or so when most companies have enough 5g coverage and people switch to 5g phones there will be similar problems. Buy phones which support the most LTE and 5g bands otherwise you'll have the same problems
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0 ( +0 / -0 )
I see many people still don't know the full picture how phones work and what sort of locks they have. Japanese phone have both a phone lock and a SIM lock. AU use CDMA network which is not compatible with GSM. So if you buy a AU phone, unlock it you'll still not be able to use any carrier. You'll have to find a CDMA carrier in order to use the phone which means no SoftBank or Docomo as they are on GSM network.
That's why when you change to a MVNO plan they ask you if you want to use Docomo network or AU network.
The SIM cards are locked too, you can't just pop it in and use it within a minute after purchasing it. First you'll have to download the app of the SIM provider then get into the settings and kinda make the phone accept the card through changing some of the settings which can take like 15 minutes. This shows that the SIM card has a lock as well which can only be activated through a set of instructions.
If the writer is correct and this SIM lock disappears then you can truly buy/order a SIM card, pop it in, turn on your phone and use it like in most Western countries
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Don't have a link but have seen on BBC how they live inside a "bubble"
Was only 5 minutes but they showed what they could and couldn't do in their free time. Dutch, German news showed similar mini focus. Maybe you can find on you tube
3 ( +3 / -0 )
They aren't living in a different parallel, stop saying things which you have no idea about. We see in foreign Olympics reports that they are able to shop twice a day and train without supervision so they could be doing anything in between the time they're in their room and "shopping and training"
11 ( +11 / -0 )
What a great athlete, she lost and soon left again? No press time Osaka? So you still wanna be in the limelight only when you win? Great example for the young tennis players of Japan! Glad she's out
21 ( +25 / -4 )
If I had time I'd go there with some supplies for him and spend a night with him for moral support. I'm in a toxic marriage myself and scared of exactly this to divorce my spouse. I'd rather be in a miserable marriage then divorce her and go through the same process as this guy. I admire his courage but don't know if his actions will change anything in his favour. Poor guy, showing the ultimate power of a father's love to his children
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Take a young life and you only get 9 years in the dumpster. Don't think that's justice.
28 ( +28 / -0 )
So Suga is passing the responsibility to Bach? And they're still working on ensuring the " understanding" of the people? Don't they listen to the general opinions? The citizens DON'T understand why the Olympics have to go ahead while they have to give up their summer holidays
19 ( +20 / -1 )
Wow, over a 1000. The numbers guy will have return his summer bonus for not delivering the promised 500-800 daily numbers
31 ( +37 / -6 )
We don't need you to apologize, just want you to stop lying! Can't politicians just for once speak the truth? People apologize for mistakes not lies!!
18 ( +20 / -2 )
appeared to contradict Suga's assertion Friday that he "had no knowledge" of Nishimura's statements the previous day.
In most countries this is regarded as lying but in Japan politicians can twist words and get away with anything
7 ( +8 / -1 )
I guess they're so used to the constant monitoring and limited freedom of speech and freedom that they don't know how to handle all the sudden freedoms they enjoy. How ironic
11 ( +38 / -27 )
Are you surprised they don't understand the average Tanaka if they make nearly 5 times the median income! When there is such a huge income discrepancy between politicians and the working class they'll never be able to improve people's lives
37 ( +39 / -2 )
What's the point of handing out condoms on departure? Are they gonna have sex with the other athletes in their own country? The whole point is to prevent STDs here when they are all together and have a moment of.... you know what!
20 ( +28 / -8 )
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