You have to be crazy to be an alt in japan. These are just piss poorly paid "jobs" for children just out of school. Nothing more.
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Cathay Pacific is the worlds's best airline IMHO. I love their Business Class, it is really very good. I hope that they can come through the present crisis in reasonable good shape. I know they are a major freight airline and so good luck to them.
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Yes the games are finished for this year, there cannot be any Olympics games. Next year? Who knows what the world situation will be with this virus?? Do we have a workable vaccine or not by then?
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The Yen has traditionally been seen as a safe haven currency in times of turmoil and crises. The Yen has shot up this morning to the 102 yen/dollar range. But Japan does not seem to be doing much in the way of testing for the virus compared to some other countries. If/when the true state of play in this country is revealed, I think the Yen will be massively sold. Myself, my funds are mostly in Swiss francs, with a portion in US Dollars. I do not want to hold the Yen.
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Why do any of these children become ALTS?? What a waste of time, they should be starting careers at home. The pay in japan is absolutely atrocious. I heard that interac only pay a disgusting 215,000 yen a month !! Who would flock to japan for that absolute pittance?? Unbelievable.
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After a lifetime of Judo and Taekwondo practice, I just wouldn't be able to take anyone doing to me what this old git did to to this young guy. I would just gently put the old git on the floor and tell him not to do it again. Wouldn't you? I mean I am a really calm person but there are limits.
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ha ha karma! Nissan's disgusting actions coming back to bite it in you know what!
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Yes it’s an overreaction. This will just send Japan’s economy into a major economic depression. As for ALTS as someone above mentioned, a manager at Japan’s biggest dispatch agency I know, told me ALTS will not be paid during the school closure period as they are not working. Very harsh isn’t it? I guess there’s an endless supply of ALT kids so they don’t care at all if people quit.
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Ha ha, I don't drink, what excuse could I give?
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Absolutely pointless wearing a mask of any type since your eyes and ears are unprotected and ready to recive the virus. Personally I wear a Hazmat suit when I go out....
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This is a massive decision made by abe and co. The economy will suffer severe effects as workers stay at home. There was already a worker shortage dur to the low wages on offer.
And I guess the vast army of ALTs will be let go or receive no pay for a month with all schools shut. Time to flee the country no doubt. Harsh times are here all right.
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Goodbye japanese economy, such as it was. Many workers will now have to stay at home to look after their children for over a month. Nonsensical! Japan is going to suffer a deep Economic Depression.
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Won't please the alt kids, they are likely to lose a week's pay I heard.
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Schools in Sapporo are now officially closed from Feb 28th to March 6th. A symbolic gesture to make it seem as though they are doing something.
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I want to deal with a real live human. I do not trust these machines, makes me nervous!
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The overreacting to the virus is just breathtaking and unbelievable! Let's all stay in bed for the next few months and then we'll be safe!
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I'm sure we are all very happy to see that our great President is doing wonderful things in India. President Trump is just a shoo-in for his second term and these sort of highly successful overseas trips just reinforce his certain electorial success!
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Who would be stupid enough to hold their funds in yen? For several years I have held my funds in Swiss Francs mainly and a part in Dollars. The yen is due for a mighty downward correction. Everybody should divest themselves of the poisoned yen while they still have the chance.
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Ridiculous overreacting. The sheeple just don't think for themselves here in japan.
I will never wear a stupid useless ineffective mask. Besides which the eyes are open to the virus anyway. It's just mental. The virus is mild, even if you do catch it, for most people. I have no worries. More concerned about ordinary flu.
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It's not a weak Yen it's a strong dollar. The Dollar is up against all currencies these last 2 days.
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Oh my god Japan's economy is just going from bad to worse and very rapidly. I am surprised any foreigners, bar those from Asia and english teachers, come to Japan anymore. For sure, I am out of here should the Finance sector tank, for richer pastures
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What age= as soon as possible/practical, but as with everything in life, it's a matter of finances.
Would I get bored= no, so many things to do, things to learn and study.
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Nissan is just so pathetic. Can't wait for the book and film for a good laugh!
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President Trump is the greatest President we have ever had. We are all so proud of him and his achievements. The dems are going to be totally crushed in November. Plus the GOP will take over both houses and kick out the useless dems.
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At last this dem farce is over. Our great President Trump can continue with the business of renewing our country. 4 more years from November is just a dead cert as this dem farce has boosted our great president's popularity even more.
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I heard one of my co-workers say this morning "it's about time Japan blocked entry to the country to all non-Japanese to keep us safe"! Ignorance of the highest level but I couldn't be bothered to get into an argument.
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Demand must be so low now. Nobody wants to fly to China anymore.
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