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Posted in: Growing number of people working into their 80s and 90s See in context

Some people really enjoy their work so it is perfectly ok to keep working into their late 80s. However sometimes I think some Japanese don't have very good relationships with their family so keep working to a late age to avoid them. Others are miserable in their job so the best thing is to retire as soon as possible. Others feel it's a bit like the rat race to keep working til your late 70s and want to start living. That could be traveling, having more time for their hobbies, spending more time with the family. Others want to spend more time with God so wish to spend more time with their church or engage in prayer. It's your life and you can do whatever you like to make it more fulfilling.

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Posted in: Japan's average residential land price rises for 1st time in 31 years See in context

From what I understand real estate investment doesn't work in the same way in Japan compared to countries such as Australia US and the UK. The average price of a house in Sydney is 1.6 million AUD. The average price of a house in London is 850000 pounds. It's a wealth builder for many in other countries but it doesn't seem to be in Japan.

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II mourned by Britain and world at funeral See in context

Legend! Will be missed. For those who don't care about her, you should really study her life and how much she contributed to the world.

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Posted in: Rate of young Japanese people who want to get married someday drops to lowest ever in survey See in context

A lot of jobs many young Japanese do aren't well paid. Many are living from paycheck to paycheck. No surprises that the rate of young Japanese wanting to marry someday has dropped. There are also expensive schemes they must pay into such as health insurance and pension. These schemes take a fair chunk out of their pay. What's concerning is the pension scheme may collapse as less people are working and an elderly population is increasing. I always wonder how do the average Japanese build wealth. Back in my day in Australia all you had to do is buy property in the early 1990s and if you still have that property you will be very happy. The value has gone up at least 6 to 10 times its value from the original price you paid for. People have done well with real estate but in Japan it seems you have to save, pay into a pension system which may collapse.

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Posted in: Japanese government shutting down its COVID contract-tracing app COCOA See in context

That's one less app I have to download when I arrive at the airport.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving body of newborn baby in resort hotel trash container See in context

Thanks for reporting this Japantoday.com! I read the first story and wanted to find out more.

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

Peace on earth!

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Posted in: Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96 See in context

Great woman! She will be missed!

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

This is very sad! I will say a prayer for the deceased.

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Posted in: Man arrested for making 148 calls to 110 emergency number See in context

Needs to get a hobby or join a social club. There is a psychological reason behind his behaviour. Wants attention and is bored.

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Posted in: Abe's accused killer says in letter, tweets his life destroyed by mother's religion See in context

Yamagami had a lot of hardship in his life, and opportunities destroyed such as going to college due to his mother's crazy behaviour. However he could have just worked, saved and go back to college at a later age. Instead of focusing on anger he could have focused on turning thing around even if it was slow steps. What he did was wrong!

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Posted in: Woman, with only ¥10 on her, arrested after leaving restaurant without paying bill See in context

It wasn't the worst thing in the world someone could do. Some people steal millions of dollars from company accounts or bribe people. I would look into her circumstances too. There is apparently a shortage of workers. Some social welfare people could help her find a job and she can easily pay back the relatively small amount of money back to the restaurant owner.

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Posted in: WHO: COVID deaths down by 15%; cases fall nearly everywhere See in context

Thanks for reporting this good news japan today!

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Posted in: Japan to scrap pre-entry COVID test for triple-vaccinated travelers; cap on entrants remains See in context

gintonic

And you have to book your flights & hotel through a travel agency ? If you book directly on airline / hotel website you will be denied entry. Do these fossil " decision makers" realize that most people book directly in the age of smartphones and not through a JTB office equivalent?

Wow! I didn't know that. I haven't traveled since 2019. After September 7 will you be able to book directly on an airline/hotel website or do you still have to go through a travel agency? I don't need a hotel, I have somewhere to stay, just need to book a flight.

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Posted in: Japan to scrap pre-entry COVID test for triple-vaccinated travelers; cap on entrants remains See in context

Good! I'm triple vaccinated. Will be returning to my home country in August next year. Don't have to worry about getting a pre-departure negative covid test now.

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Posted in: Tadanobu Asano, who plays Hogun in Thor films, marries model 18 years younger See in context

Why the negative vote? Harmless comment. I said "That's great! I wish them all the best!"

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Posted in: Tadanobu Asano, who plays Hogun in Thor films, marries model 18 years younger See in context

That's great! I wish them all the best!

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Posted in: 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan See in context

I always thought one of the advantages of getting fully vaccinated (3 jabs) is so you don't have to do a covid test within 72 hours of departure to Japan. Looks like there are no advantages of being fully vaccinated if you want to travel to Japan. Anyway hopefully soon this silly nonsense will be dropped.

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Posted in: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by car in internet cafe parking lot See in context

Why was he backing out without wife and kid inside? I never understand this part but it seems common in Japan

Yes, common. Also reverse parking. Almost everyone does it. Can be dangerous at times at a busy supermarket carpark with the odd dangerous driver entering.

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Posted in: Japan eyes lifting of pre-departure COVID tests for inbound vaccinated travelers: media See in context

Japan eyes lifting of pre-departure COVID tests for inbound vaccinated travelers: media

This title is inintelligible.

Are there pre-departure and post-departure COVID tests?

Why does the title reiterates that it only applies to inbound travelers?

The punch line "[...]: media", What does it means?

Agree. I thought the pre-departure COVID test applied to everyone. Could be a Japanese national returning from a holiday, a returning English teacher who wanted to go home during the summer break, any other foreigner working in Japan etcetera.

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching woman on train because ‘she wasn’t wearing mask’ See in context

I can't believe I got 2 negative votes. All I said was "Violence is not the answer!" What's this world coming to?

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Posted in: Man arrested for punching woman on train because ‘she wasn’t wearing mask’ See in context

Violence is not the answer!

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Posted in: Japan's population falls by record 726,342 to 125.93 mil in 2021 See in context

Hopefully less people means less competition for apartments, and so lower rents.

Maybe but what about the rising health care costs. They can scrap the pension system and let you save for your retirement. The government will have to change a few things.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls by record 726,342 to 125.93 mil in 2021 See in context

A low birth rate and a growing elderly population leads to a shortage of workers. Not good if you are hoping to receive a government pension in 30 years time. It would be best to save and invest in other areas for your retirement. It is obligatory right now to pay into the government pension scheme.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

Both sides committed war crimes. Add up all the war crimes committed by each side and compare. Then make a decision who were the worst. I'll let you decide. All in all both sides did bad things to various extremes.

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

What we’re talking about is the (unnecessary) killing and suffering of hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

Don't forget there were the (unnecessary) killing and suffering of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the countries the IJA invaded also. There are two sides to the story.

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 77th memorial of A-bombing amid Russia threat See in context

Japan would have surrendered without vast suffering of civilians, including children, and generational trauma and health issues. 

What if Japan got access to the Atomic Bomb first?

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Posted in: Man who took entire town’s COVID-19 money now out of jail and turning life around See in context

46.3 million yen. That's about 340 000 US. That's good that he has had someone to help him get out of the mess and he has decided to turn his life around. He made a mistake and don't we all, but he feels guilt and wishes to pay back all the money he took so good on him. I wish him the best.

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 77th memorial of A-bombing amid Russia threat See in context

Invading other countries is wrong! War is wrong! I pray for peace!

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Posted in: Hiroshima marks 77th memorial of A-bombing amid Russia threat See in context

It's rather simple. If countries didn't invade each other there would be no nuclear weapons. Unfortunately some countries (aggressors) decided too. Everyone knows who were the aggressors in WW2. It can't be denied. It's important to understand cause and effect.

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