just start a tourist tax per night at hotels and air bnb in kyoto city limits.
The tax adds more buses per route each day, and probably a lot more other stuff it can help to subsidize. Japanese residents including foreigners with visas or PR are exempt of this tax.
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This is great. However, Japan Inc. requires such crazy work hours. Its next to impossible to be a present parent and present employee.
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Sold our tesla, and GLB and just have the GT3 and Leaf now.
The problem is the grid in Japan cannot even handle the current power consumption.
Already, this summer will feature darkened offices, lower AC power consumption, etc. The govt has made it clear already that this will be probably implemented later this summer.
And that by 2050, a lot of investment will be made to power infrastructure. Solar, tidal, geothermal. It will take time, and investment, but it will be a big positive change the much smaller Japan population.
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meanwhile, remember who met who last week. ROFL.
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They all got my number cards registered by stolen personal info and living new lives as 73 year old retirees with no income to report.
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Predict the future by looking to the past. It has been over 75 years since WW2. The world was rather peaceful on a macro scale. A world war 3 only ends with massive death and nuclear destruction. How do I know? Look how ww2 ended. And factor in all the big boys have nukes now.
I remember when the only nuclear worry was a bit of cesium in the air. Life is but a dream.
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Most likely scenario, USA has launched navy seals to the Black Sea minutes after this went down. They will sit in a small boat, and attach a cable to the sunken drone, until the timing is right to recover. If Russia does dare touch them, well, it won't be good.
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So crazy to see their name tags not even erased. Great work Japan Today and Reuters.
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With brief experience in military contracts, anything that will be used by any of the top agencies around the world will usually mean an order for not just one, but close to 3-5pcs for 1 that is planned to be launched. Everything is built to have spare parts on hand, and fully working dummies of all but the most expensive planes are already built. Then you just need to make adjustments to what failed the first time. Guaranteed, if Japan wanted to, they could relaunch within a month. However, the reason for failure will be closely evaluated, studied, and be sure to not happen again.
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Sign says, please say "give me a nikuman", but all nikumans are clearly sold out and only pizzaman. Come on man!
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Thank you Lawson, 7-11, Family Mart, Mini Stop, Daily, (RIP AM/PM). Your contributions to my fluctuating weight after arriving in Japan is undeniable. You always bring cool delicious products to the market, and really are a convenient aspect of life in Japan.
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Never forget the confusing english explanations at 7-11.
For the nikuman, the sign reads "pork bun."
For butaman, the sign reads "large pork bun."
And then oshiri tantei confuses things even more being the buttman.
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Maybe shipped company got hacked and rerouted the ammunition to umm the Ukrainians?
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Bottom line is Japan population is plummeting. They want more kids asap. Legalizing gay marriage does not help achieve the goals of a country with a population problem.
To be honest most govts around the world do not care for anyone except those who are going to bring them more tax revenue. its a similar to that of a large corporation. Lots of wish wash, but only the things that make money are cared about.
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How many will be here in 10 years.
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my local post office is understaffed.
They do there best, but always seem slammed and over whelmed.
Maybe in the country side this may work, but not in a big city.
in a big city. best to always have two weeks of food on hand at all times.
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Bought my tesla 3, porsche GT3-RS, and GLB-200D in 2020.
Since sold the porsche for 400man more than I paid for it. The GLB sold for 50man more than I paid. Wife now drives a used 2014 nissan leaf.
Buy smart, but do not lease.
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I ask the shop keepers, did this go up in price? Why.
Then, say, well my wallet feeling the pinch, and don't buy.
They give feedback to their bosses, and then store managers complain to head quarters, then head quarters tell the manufactures. Only if you give feed back will the prices ever come down. Make them learn through your wallet.
Indeed, some are legitimate increases, but others are pure greed, and jumping on the bandwagon feeling this is a chance to charge more and make more.
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The problem is the people are largely unfamiliar with the terrain, and are willing to risk the avalanche snow and weather conditions due to only being in a Japan for a short period of time. As pointed out by others. Those at the top of the runs can accidentally trigger avalanches endangering those below. No matter how accomplished of skier or snowboarder or familiarity with the terrain and conditions, when it wants to nature always wins.
Make more resorts, that have back country feel (ungroomed areas) with an inbounds safety aspect. Some resorts offer these kind of courses.
Not every skier wants to go to the resort to hear K-pop or J-pop blaring. Many people feel a certain calmness in the backcountry and thrill from danger. Until shxt hits the fan.
Having lost close friends to avalanches before, its never an easy subject, but stay safe and live to ride another day.
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Under Japanese civil law, a person or entity may acquire ownership of a property that didn't originally belong to them if they possess it "peacefully and openly" for at least 20 years.
All these Youtubers going to be coming to Japan and claiming they own vintage Skylines out in the countryside, and saying they got them for free because of this.
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400 people a day dying. And the govt says its just a flu.
And people trust the govt?
I trust my doctor.
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all the non mask lovers like it nama.
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Do people really want a bunch of social media wanna be influencers with the bad cough and fever coming and hang around? Otsukaresama desu.
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