This problem has been known for long in Japan. But the government did not do anything effectuve until it is becoming an imminent threat. My neighbor, father a truck driver and mother working at a nursery, has 4 children and live in 2DK small danchi house yet it costs them over 60,000 yen a month. This is ridiculous.
12 ( +20 / -8 )
What a disgrace of the world that we cannot stop such barbarous acts of Putin's Russia!
8 ( +13 / -5 )
I saw the news on BBC TV old folks served meals at churches. I was impressed British churches do such a good thing and thought about Japanese buddhist temples where people go only when people die. I wish they do similar charity things at Japanese temples too. They are having troubles losing believers visiting temples recently.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Russia may be helping finance it. I do not think North Korea alone can afford expenses.
1 ( +4 / -3 )
If I knew LDP's links to Unification Church, I would not have voted to LDP.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
It is a surprise for me so many negative comments written here about Abe and they are not rejected by the moderator. I thought Abe was seen more positively from abroad.
-3 ( +2 / -5 )
Among many things, It impressed me very much that Britain's new King Charles wearing the military attire during the Queen's funeral. It is a sign that they consider the military as an important element to constitute a sovereign nation. While in Japan, JSDF has been ignored and devalued for long and people are still refusing to admit JSDF as a full fledged military.
-10 ( +2 / -12 )
Putin decided invasion of Uklane seeing U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan - U.S. is no more plalying the role of the world policeman and as a result of too early announcement by Bide that U.S. would not send U.S. Forces to Uklaine.
-4 ( +2 / -6 )
Japanese are still all wearing masks and getting four time jabs but contractors are sharply increasing while in U.S. and Europe they are not putting masks and the numbers of contractors are getting smaller. Why is this?
2 ( +18 / -16 )
For ordinary workers and citizens of Hong Kong, their lives may not be affected much so long as they do not raise voices against their government. However, mental stresses living under the authoritarian rulings may not be comfortable for them. That matters us a lot who are living in democratic countries.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
The government is urging the public in Tokyo to save electricity "Put foods into your refrigerators after cooling them down."
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Japan's budget is 100 trillion yen while tax income is 60 trillion yen. They fill the gap issueing the national bond and that accumulated 1,200 trillion yen. If they increase the interest rate, they have to pay a lot more for increased interests of the national bonds.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
Inflation is not happening in Japan yet. There is no reason Japan to increase interest rate right now. Increasing interest rate is more hazardous than cheaper yen affecting people's life, for example, those who borrowed money to buy their houses. Kuroda's tenure ends next April. New governor replacing him will increase interest rate.
-8 ( +0 / -8 )
How embarassing for their families.
-8 ( +11 / -19 )
Remove the comfort women statues first.
6 ( +20 / -14 )
Biden says U.S. will send weapons but not soldiers. U.S. military industries are happy and soldiers are happy too being safe. U.S. lost clouts.
-6 ( +3 / -9 )
What about Okinawa become the 51st state of United States? U.S. may think Okinawa is necessary for them geopolitically. Going independent will not be feasible economically for Okinawa. If they feel they are treated badly by Japan. It is an option.
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
It all depends how deeply the west commits to Uklaine. Economic sanctions only cannot save Uklaine from Russian invasions. The west and U.S. are not very serious to save Uklaine, it seems. Russia will get Uklaine eventually.
-10 ( +4 / -14 )
This guy was videod when he was passing through the ticket gate. What about equipping some kind of detection machine at the ticket gates?
-6 ( +1 / -7 )
I am not particularly surprised by his accomplishment. Today, Japanese people can watch MLB games everyday on NHK BS1. When I compare physical constitutions of Japanese players with those of MLB players, it does not mean he can do the same thing in MLB.
-10 ( +3 / -13 )
All the world including Russia is in trouble. Get rid of Putin. It solves everything.
2 ( +8 / -6 )
Couldn't U.S. and the west do anything when Russian militaries were surrounding Uklaine?
-9 ( +3 / -12 )
Receive one million Uklane refugees to Japan. We can change our society and revitalize our economy by injecting different blood and culture.
2 ( +9 / -7 )
The world looked to have made progresses but really not. Despite all the world is affected, they cannot do anything to one mad dictator.
11 ( +18 / -7 )
When the west gives in to Russia and Putin, the standard of value of U.S. and the west will begin to fall. So far, the west has shown incompetency against the barbarous war crimes. U.S. and the west is showing to the world that they cannot stop crimes against the humanity.
-10 ( +0 / -10 )
My early comment that this is a civil war and Ukraine is a province of Russia was soon removed. I think now if Putin is replaced by Zelensky, all will be fine.
-13 ( +4 / -17 )
Ukraine cannot withstand six months.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
NATO as well as U.S. are not helping Ukraine militarily. Consequently, Ukraine is helpless. Russia knowing it invaded Ukraine without worries. Economic sanctions cannot halt Russia's advances.
2 ( +7 / -5 )