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Posted in: Japan to launch domestic travel subsidy program on Oct 11 See in context

I'm glad this slow-butt turtle govt. has finally abolished the group tour, visa, and cap for foreign tourists. Japan not taking advantage of the weak yen is utterly stupid.

If the Yen wasn't so weak, do you think the government would have opened the borders?

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Posted in: Japan to launch domestic travel subsidy program on Oct 11 See in context

I must say I am a tad surprised to read people against this incentive. Tourism needs a boost and I will do my duty and help them.

Maybe it's not the incentive people are against, but the people who have to post how happy they are/that they're going to take advantage etc etc. It might be the culture of boasting that irritates others?

I say enjoy yourselves if you can. Being back home in Europe has been wonderful compared to the last few years of Japan hiding itself away from the world politically, but Japanese people doing what they want abroad without a care in the world.

It's nice that foreign visitors to Japan will have the same rights. So what if some people don't like them being there. There are plenty of Europeans who don't particularly like the Japanese tourists, either.

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Posted in: Kishida says Japan will ease COVID border controls from Oct 11 See in context

Good news.

However, Prime Minister Kishida seems to love an event/a scenario where he can be the centre of attention.

Flying to NY for this event, but then using it as a platform for his own publicity. Really a show off. It's as if he thinks he should be congratulated on this decision, when for months and months, he's made it problematic for people from other counties to enter Japan in a normal, hassle free way.

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Posted in: Japan to ask foreign guests to wear face masks at Abe state funeral See in context

Incredible, but oh so predictable, also.

Do they really have to say this? Like a fellow poster pointed out, this is the country that had the highest infection rates in the world not so long ago.

If foreign guests were being asked to wear masks to prevent being infected, I could understand. But the whole thing comes across as Japan looking prejudiced towards people from other nations.

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Posted in: Kishida leaves for New York to deliver speech at U.N. General Assembly See in context

To monitor damage?

Mr Kishida is an irresponsible man. He seems to spend more time visiting other nations with his mask off, in my opinion.

Certainly he isn't taken seriously here in Europe.

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Posted in: Japan reports 31,747 new coronavirus cases See in context

I may be completely wrong, but once the numbers in Tokyo started spiralling out of control, and the government felt ashamed by their worldwide record, didn't they stop counting most cases?

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Posted in: 14-year-old boy arrested for robbing convenience store after threatening manager with metal bat See in context

This kid needs some serious discipline.

Agreed. What on earth was he thinking? Mini hoodlum

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Posted in: Häagen-Dazs’ Japan’s new sweet potato ice cream disappoints AND completely satisfies us See in context

Goodness me. Revolting!

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Posted in: Emperor pays respects See in context

Japanese government plans to lessen tourist restrictions end of Sept/early Oct - not looking forward to it at all.

My apologies, I didn't intend to offend.

However, selfish and rude not to wear a mask in Japan? From seeing plenty of photos from Japanese homestayers here in Denmark, it seems a decent number of their friends and family aren't wearing masks back in Japan or at least wearing them correctly (ie over the nose)

Also, why you aren't looking forward to tourists coming back in? There are plenty of Japanese tourists having a great time here in Europe and also this seemed to be the case when I was in California last month. Everyone should enjoy the same freedoms no? What makes Japan so special?

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Posted in: Emperor pays respects See in context

I think England is much safer than Japan currently, regarding COVID. I never thought I'd write those words, but here in Denmark, people are definitely wary about holidays in Japan at present because of how prevalent covid is there

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Posted in: Emperor pays respects See in context

I'm glad he is there paying respects to the Queen, but why does he wear a mask in Japan but not in England?

Maybe because covid is far more rampant in Japan and he has more chance of being infected?

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Posted in: Abductee's mom calls for Japan to act 20 years after Pyongyang summit See in context

Unfortunately North Korea has zero respect for and fear of Japan.

How sad this lady must feel. I can't imagine it

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Posted in: Woman arrested for leaving body of newborn baby in resort hotel trash container See in context

So very sad.

Seems to happen far too often in Japan.

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Posted in: Rate of young Japanese people who want to get married someday drops to lowest ever in survey See in context

How long before rest of the sekai follows them as usual?

Apologies if I've misunderstood, but is this a joke? When have the rest of the world followed Japan?

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Posted in: Emperor, empress to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral; Kishida will go to New York See in context

I don't think the UK would want Kishida-san and his government people anywhere near the Queen's funeral.

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Posted in: Kishida planning to attend U.N. General Assembly in New York See in context

Kishida-san loves attending events.

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Posted in: The pros and cons of living on Tokyo’s outskirts See in context

the best city in the world !!..

'Lol' indeed

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Posted in: Police increase patrols at Haneda airport ahead of Abe state funeral See in context

Surely the patrols should be increased near the funeral venue in Tokyo?

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Posted in: The pros and cons of living on Tokyo’s outskirts See in context

Agreed @Aly.

The good life!

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

"of late"...? How "of late"? Mind giving us time specifics and statistics? Or is your comment based on subjective perception?

Ok. Recently when I've logged into this site, there have been a lot of news stories of a similar theme.

Not a large amount of need for you to be so aggressive.

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Posted in: Japan aims to remove daily arrival cap in October to spur tourism See in context

As someone that no longer lives in Japan, is it really true that Coronavirus is rampant all over Japan and that Japan has the highest infection rates in the world???!

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Posted in: Japan aims to remove daily arrival cap in October to spur tourism See in context

Hate to break it to you Japan, but you have not kept Covid in check in the past couple months while being closed to foreign travelers.

> Stop dog whistling about foreigners being responsible for spreading Covid!

This is a great point.

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Posted in: Body of newborn baby found in resort hotel trash container See in context

This is very sad.

Seems to be a common news story in Japan of late

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Posted in: 'Passengers who don’t want to be groped, please use the rear train cars' announcement angers many See in context

Curious to know what those 'features' would be. I tried but can't really think of any.

I can't think of many, either @letsberealistic

I like Japan very much, and enjoyed my time living there. But I definitely wouldn't recommend going there to study or live to my teenage daughters!

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Posted in: Japan to remove entry cap in 'not-so-distant future,' official says See in context

I think it's a great idea to just open up as most of the world seems to have done.

I've no idea why Japan has been slow and so strict.

Equality is the only way forward. Here in Denmark, there are quite a few Japanese students and homestayers, and they love that Europe is so free regarding things like mask use.

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Posted in: Emperor expected to attend Queen Elizabeth's funeral See in context

He would be welcomed, definitely.

Kishida-san, maybe not so much.

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Posted in: Woman attacked by man as she walks home See in context

How traumatising for the young lady

I hope she feels ok soon.

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Posted in: Japan reports record high 207,000 child abuse cases in FY2021 See in context

pathetic quality of education

I don't think America has a pathetic quality of education at all.

As for child abuse numbers here, these are worrying and sad numbers.

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