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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

With the yen so pathetically weak, japan is now a dirt cheap, bargain basement 3rd world country. What a lost opportunity to amass foreign tourist cash.

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Posted in: Yen tumbles to lower 144 range against U.S. dollar See in context

Workers will soon demand their salaries/wages are paid in Dollars. Nobody wants the poisoned yen!

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Posted in: Yen tumbles to lower 144 range against U.S. dollar See in context

Everybody I know holds all their money in US dollars and swiss francs. I would image nearly all foreigners in Japan do.

The poisoned yen is going to continue plummeting in value with no end in sight. The j government simply does not care about the effect on the J people. They know the J people will always vote LDP regardless.

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Posted in: Asian stocks mixed after China promises to boost growth See in context

141.12...sky is the limit

142.3 right now. This is so laughable, at the same time pathetic.

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Posted in: Asian stocks mixed after China promises to boost growth See in context

Well the Tokyo forex room where I work has had a standing forecast for months of 175 yen to the dollar by the year's end. Could even be worse than that. The j government is welcoming the the trashing of their national currency. They don't care about rising prices for the J people as they all vote ldp whatever happens.

Thank god that no foreigner in japan holds on to the poison yen apart from everyday needs.

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Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested after scuffle in Sapporo supermarket See in context

Crazy situation. Myself, I have trained in Judo and Taekwondo for over 25 years and indeed it will be some while before I hit the 60 years old level. I would never involve myself in any meaningless confrontation. If I was in the wrong I would immediately apologise. If the other party was in the wrong, I would apologise anyway to diffuse the situation.

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Posted in: Japan July core consumer prices up 2.4%; biggest rise in 7.5 years See in context

Nobody believes a figure of just 2.4%. Is this lie given out by the J government just so workers don't agitate for large pay rises? Inflation in Japan must be at least 12%, we all know it. And how about shrinkflation? everything is getting smaller/less volume etc. Doesn't appear in even the government's fake inflation figures.

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Posted in: Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Bali in November; Ukraine's Zelenskiy also invited See in context

Yes putin and xi should be arrested the moment they land in Indonesia.

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Posted in: CNN cancels 'Reliable Sources,' host Stelter leaving network See in context

The end of fake news. Thank god for Fox News.

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Posted in: CNN cancels 'Reliable Sources,' host Stelter leaving network See in context

Ha the demise of the hopeless Comedy News Network. No wonder their viewing figures are down about 80% in just 1 year. Awful" channel".

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Posted in: Japan reports 231,499 coronavirus cases; 29,416 in Tokyo See in context

Wonder when the next variant will come along? This is never ending.

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Posted in: Nikkei rises above 29,000 mark to end at 7-month high See in context

Who cares about what the stock market might be doing? It's totally unconnected and divorced from the real world we are struggling to survive in with its very high level of inflation and no wage increases.

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Posted in: U.S. attorney general says he 'personally approved' Trump home search See in context

Just a politically motivated witch hunt. Come November these political organisations will get their comeuppance. That's looking good.

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Posted in: Taiwanese foreign minister warns China preparing for invasion See in context

Time for all countries to recognize Taiwan as an independent country like any other. Do away with all this one china nonsense. All countries must come to support Taiwan when china in a huff try to invade.

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Posted in: Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate See in context

This is the democrats last desperate throw of the dice as they know that very soon they will be crushed at the mid terms and 2024 presidential election. I had to laugh when I saw this news. So desperate!

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Posted in: Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate See in context

The democratic party fbi and democratic party justice department have just bolstered even more the Republican gains at the coming mid-terms and the 2024 presidential election when at last we have the great President Trump back. I can't wait after 4 years without a president. After the mid-terms, the Republicans will investigate the Democratic fbi and democratic justice department to mete out punishments and impeach this biden and harris. Good times are coming!

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Posted in: Scammer pretending to be police officer arrested for using stolen cash card See in context

How did he manage to withdraw cash from the ATM without the PIN though? Don't tell me the lady actually gave him her PIN.

Most likely the poor old lady has some degree of Alzheimers disease. What a despicable thing to do by this conman.

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Posted in: Kishida pushes action plan for nuke-free world at United Nations NPT confab See in context

As other posters have said, Kishida is just a joke with his nuclear free world desires. First tell the US that Japan no longer needs their nuclear protection. See how long Japan lasts then until invasion from vengeful neighboring countries.

And yes Japan was very close at the end of WW2 to perfecting its own nuclear bomb. History would have been very different once they had used it.

But they do love to wallow in their "victimhood" every August.

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Posted in: School teacher arrested over alleged sexual assault See in context

To become a teacher is a long hard process. Why would someone throw it all away so easily with this disgusting act?

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Posted in: Japan gov't panel to propose another record minimum-wage hike See in context

These politicians should only be paid the minimum wage. Obviously they think the minimum wage is sufficient.....

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Posted in: Japan gov't panel to propose another record minimum-wage hike See in context

 I was surprised recently to see that the first-year JET salary is basically $20K/year

I doubt that Japan will now be able to attract any foreigners to come over to act as teachers. Pay is said to be totally appalling in yen terms but a total disaster in dollar terms.

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Posted in: China heightens warning to U.S. over possible Pelosi visit to Taiwan: Financial Times See in context

What a disgusting country china is. Just totally ignore them, if pelosi wants to visit Taiwan then just do it. China can do one.

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Posted in: Masked and on the move See in context

Everyone is petrified of the mask police, so the Japanese will be mask wearers until their deaths....

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Posted in: Tokyo falls to 9th most expensive city for expats due to weak yen See in context

I’m in Tokyo and my yearly salary is about 12 million. I guess nearly all foreigners here will be earning similar. Life is good for all.

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Posted in: Yen falls to fresh 24-year low against dollar See in context

The falling poison yen is like a comedy show. The Tokyo bank I work at forecasts the yen at 175 by year’s end but the way things are going, it will be earlier than that. The “government” here is so pathetic, they are just watching the currency being destroyed but are unwilling or unable to do anything about it. And of course the minions have dutifully obeyed their masters and voted ldp yet again.

The only good thing about the currency’s collapse is that I and most foreigners here keep all their funds in foreign currencies.

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Posted in: Wholesale prices in Japan jump 9.2% as imports see record surge See in context

Heck yeah! Love that cheap yen.

Well you must be happy today. The pathetic yen is right now at yet another 25 year low at 138.4 to the US Dollar. 140 and beyond in the very near future, with the japanese "government" unable or unwilling to do anything about it. The little people of course, just dutifully obey and vote ldp.

Personally, the pathetic collapsing yen is good for me as all my funds are in US Dollars and Swiss Francs, which I would imagine is the same for nearly all western foreigners here. But for the country as a whole, the collapsing yen is a disaster.

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Posted in: Japan shares rise after election; rest of region declines See in context

Shares may have risen but the poisoned yen fell to yet another 24 year low against the US Dollar at 137. Honestly, it’s just laughable.

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Posted in: Japan to extend additional $100 million in humanitarian aid to Ukraine See in context

100 million dollars? The people living in Japan could sure do with some of that right now. With the pathetic falling yen, this 100 million Dollars gift is getting more and more expensive everyday in poison yen terms.

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Posted in: Kishida, BOJ chief discuss rapid fall of yen See in context

140 is now expected in the next few days.

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Posted in: Kishida, BOJ chief discuss rapid fall of yen See in context

The yen has broken through again today to a new 24 year low against the Dollar of 136.2. Congratulations japan "government". You have to laugh, I am so glad nobody holds the poison yen anymore.

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