It is way more than 2.8%. Dollar got 40% weaker in 2 years. How can it only be 2%. Govt fudging the data to save their jobs and reduce blame. Japanese like to play sekinin sagashi game, and point fingers.
So much of Japan's consumer goods are imported. What is in stores now is probably imported at cheaper rates, but expect big increases later this year, as that inventory is depleted.
Japan about to be a poor country unless companies start to improve wages.
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Japan hotels and inns will raise prices because now the govt will be footing part of the bill, and incoming foreigners with the yen so weak will still feel cheap.
You can anticipate the current 6000 yen APA hotel room being 13000yen after October 11th.
Hoshino resorts 70000yen a room night will be 120000yen.
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Japan has only had visa restrictions up until now, and they say they will be lifted shortly.
There were no mask restrictions. There is no forced vaccine mandates.
People wear masks out of culture, and their tendency to be polite. There is no legal restrictions. A private company, can make rules for their shops if they want, as it is private property.
Without a mask, you may get glanced at, and the Japanese will think, "oh, there is another foreigner without a mask, and forget about you 5 seconds later." An elderly Japanese gentleman, may grumble angrily at you in passing, but don't worry about him, or no need to react to him. He has bigger issues in his life than you have in your's.
As for those complaining about their houses they owned in Japan being un occupied for two- three years. I hope you can get back to your homes shortly. There will probably be a lot of maintenance that needs to take place. Japan cycles of humid and dry weather age things much faster than they do in dry N. American or European climates.
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But will the foreigners wear masks is the 2.3billion dollar question.
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Tinder technology should be utilized by hospitals and ambulances.
swipe for a match
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Naomi should start her own tennis league, with her own money, or investments from sponsors.
Where she can set the rules.
I love to watch her play in top form, but I have never seen a professional athlete in such a state. Ever. crying on the court, crying in press conferences, blaming others for her athletic poor performance.
If all the money in the world cannot buy you therapy, or "well being" retreat sessions to help your mental state, then maybe she needs to rethink what makes her happy in this world, because this circle she is in, is just not working out it seems.
She could easily live off of 1 million a year for the rest of her life.
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If countries want to avoid death, they will need to vaccinate every 6 months, and achieve high levels of vaccination in a short time, like they did with the first batch of vaccines.
It will take about 5-8 more years before this is long in the rear view mirror.
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In jail for traffic violations, like lying about your emissions data.
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I hope the third installment is chinchin densha.
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But how do the trucks pass emissions during the shaken inspections and emissions tests overseas?
is this shaken thing just a big money making scam? I would like to believe it was for safety and environmental standards.
Or the data was just faked to increase sales opportunities.
questions, and "it will be looked into" and a lot of bowing will usually suffice in this case.
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Seattle should trade for him and make the Mariners Japan's favorite team again. Nintendo still owns 10% if I am not mistaken.
The licensed goods sales alone in Japan when Ichiro was a Mariner, probably covered his yearly salary, and sure the same would happen if Ohtani went to Seattle.
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Are you referring to the toyokeizai homepage. It is incorrectly translated on the english page.
Check the government data or the toyokeizai Japanese page.
Call your local ward hokenjyo and talk to real medical staff. They can tell you how many in your local town or district.
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Actual hospitalisations minimal! That’s all that really matters.
FYI Cases Requiring Hospitalization July 05 daily count: 190,402
So yeah, I guess 190,402 people is minimal.
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New variants are getting worse folks.
Over 90% hospitalization rate now in Japan.
190,402 cases requiring hospitalization. https://corona.go.jp/en/dashboard/
209,842 Active case count. https://covid19japan.com/
Death toll is still low, but hospitals are stressed. Science based on numbers.
Keep on that mask, and get that boost.
Unfortunately, no open borders for while folks.
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Japan has practically no guns. So I live in Japan. Plan and simple. Food is better, smaller carbon footprint print as well.
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It will come soon, they will close the borders. It is those foreigners walking around without masks, that make them change their minds. So if you care about it, wear a mask.
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Google sent my phone an alert, it will start raining at 12noon today.
Only a few drops so far and its almost 6pm.
I guess they thought I was on AU network and the push would take a few hours to arrive.
Nice to know they are thinking ahead, and we will get IR emails to be cautious about rain now for each typhoon that comes this year.
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From AU own homepage.
"mobile carrier with the highest customer satisfaction rate in Japan."
About to be changed to "mobile carrier with most bows in Japan."
With the current power crisis, you think they could turn off their shop logos at 1am at night.
Or should turn them off until they fix the problem at least.
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Won't the electric cars be damaged in all of that rain?
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this is a lifestyle issue of the work work work mentality in Japanese bigger cities just to make enough to save a hundred each month.
Take train 3 hours a day, to work in a job they don't like, finish at 8pm, if they go to the grocery store and cook for themselves, they will be be finished at 11pm, after meal prep and washing dishes, and washing the trash.
Or eat fastfood, or super market bento, and some junk food, and watch some netflix to relax.
work life balance needs to be looked at if you are to understand japanese diet. Those with time have much better diet then those without time and the unfortunate working poor class.
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Within reason, sure I can pay more, but not within reason, I will not buy your bananas.
I will eat rice and fish, and fuki.
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Instagram got huge in the last 10 years, and the tiktok fad only enforces body stereotypes.
My wife eats super healthy and can eat the same amount as me. Doesn’t gain anything. She cooks, or our chef 3 days a week, so no bobateas or crepes for us.
Vegetable and fruit costs have been increasing, some double in the last 3 months.
lets hope Japan doesn't ballon rebound dieting. The only ones who will come out on top is uniqlo by selling so much clothes.
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Just gotta keep on wearing my mask, drive everywhere (good thing my Tesla is charged with Solar). Avoid crowded places and get outside.
it will be interesting to see if any restrictions to restaurants goes into effect. We get take out or cook at home.
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Glad I have 336 masks in my closet. Won’t have to stock up until next May.
I will keep wearing mine.
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I think the real reason they lifted is the exchange rate issue. Japanese food from fukushima is now 20% off.
So are the british going to start eating ongiri, and mushroom all the sudden?
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$100 million dollar aid, and ask me to turn off AC in 38 degree weather. LMFAO.
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yeah, with all of that money, they just should have made a bunch of parks all over Japan.
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