HOW MUCH PENSION ARE JAPANESE WORKERS SUPPOSED TO RECEIVE ?

Hi,friends.How are you doing today?
I will write about the system of pension in Japan today.
If you are interested in Japanese tax rate,please take a look at this article from beginning to the end.You might find lots of differences from your country.

①Approximately How much pension does Japanese receive ?
In 2019 the average pension for a worker who paid a premium for 40 years was about 140,000 yen(About 1,300USD) per month.It is supposed to be paid from the age of 65,but when I turn 65(I’m 27 right now),it would change the policy that to 70 or 75 due to Japanese huge deficit.Until 2001,it was paid from 60,but the government decided to delay the age to 65 since then.
We have to make and save enough money to provide for our family by the retirement of company if you are a employee.

②What is the average tax rate in Japan?
Japanese income tax is 5%~45% of a person’s salary,but about 90% of workers pay less than 20%.The taxable income is deducted for those who have dependents.When it comes to resident tax has been fixed at 10%.Since I made the following diagrams,please compare it with yours.

③How many years income do people need to purchase a small house in Japan?
It depends on the size and the location,but for example,an average-sized house with a floor area of 100 square meters in the suburbs costs something between 30 to 40 million yen.That is about six to seven times the average income of a Japanese.


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MUST-TRY RAMEN IN TOKYO 2020 ②

Hi,friends.How are you doing today?
Here in Tokyo is on panic due to Corona virus.We are being asked to stay home by Japanese government right now,not mandatory yet.So unfortunately lots of people still go outside to work or do something they just wanna do that is not so necessary right now.Under this situation,it’s not possible to curb this terrible virus….
Japanese Government seems not to be serious yet though they know what’s going on Italy,Spain,States.
From my point of view,the priority as Japanese government is economy,not health of citizens.
I know that if the unemployed rate started increasing due to economical matter,the suicide rate is going to be increased at the same time according to statistics.
The fist thing government has to do is to confront the difficulty seriously and take a right direction,but our prime minister Abe is not someone like that.There seems out of control and over capacity for him.He might need the strong leadership of Donald Trump.
Lots of more things I want to write here,but let me write about main topic Ramen today as follows.

Ramen,Japan’s impressive noodle soup dish,doesn’t only enjoy massive popularity in its home country but all around the world.Trying to eat a authentic Ramen in Japan is a highlight for most tourists,but a wide variety of shops and noodle soups can make this endeavor harder than it seems.So I’m supposed to introduce only delicious one here.

Since I’ve found a delicious Ramen shop near my house,let me write about it here.

Google Map:https:https://goo.gl/maps/99CYU6UrhTf6PCdw9
Access:2 min walk from Gakugeidaigaku station
Hours:Mon-Sat 11:00am~1:30am
Sun 11:00am~10:30pm
Credit Card:not accepted
Reservation:not accepted

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BASIC INFORMATION OF JAPAN

TOTAL LAND AREA
The total land area of Japan is approximately 378,000 square kilometers,that is about one twenty-fifth of that the United States or China.It is much smaller than the state of California and about the same size as Germany or Vietnam.

Mt.Fuji

LOCATION
Japan is an archipelago stretching a total of 3,500 kilometers from northeast to southwest.Tokyo,located nearly in the middle of the archipelago,lies at 140 degrees east longitude and 36 degrees north latitude.The latitude of Tokyo is about the same as that of North Carolina in the United States,that of Tsingtao in China,and that of the south of Italy.London is located further north than the northern end of Japan.

TOPOGRAPHY AND LAND USE
Japan is an arc-shaped archipelago consisting of four main islands,Hokkaido,Honshu,Shikoku,and there are,in total,more than 6,000 islands.Nearly 70 %of the land in Japan is mountains and forests,and flat areas are limited.About 12.2 % of the land is used for agriculture and only 4% of it is for residential use.Although Japan is known as one of the most industrialized nations in the world,the land used for industrial purposes is a mere 0.4%.

MOUNTAINS AND RIVERS
The highest mountains in Japan is undoubtedly the famous Mt.Fuji,at 3,776 meters in height.The longest river in Japan is the Shinano,which is 367 kilometers in length.By comparison,Mt.Everest,the highest mountain in the world,is 8,848 meters in height and the Amazon,the longest river in the world,is 6,520 kilometers long.

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DO YOU SEE ENOUGH NATURE IN RURAL AREA OF TOKYO?

Hi,friends.How’s it going with the Corona virus in your country ?
It’s been spreading significantly…
Hope everything is gonna be okay for you guys,praying from here Japan.

By the way,I came back to my parent’s house (Western part of Tokyo:https://goo.gl/maps/YqzhZn7FbYjMw5i87) yesterday and went to a calm place you see beautiful nature to avoid Corona virus with my motor bike,took some pics as follows.The place is at OKUTAMA TOWN:https://goo.gl/maps/JjjWN6HNL7UW2kdM8

The first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Tokyo is that might be modern places or quite busy cites,but not only that there’re lots of places filled in nature.
Since I was born and raised in Tokyo,I’m totally familiar with this area that most of the other people don’t share in any blogs or Youtube.

SAKURA(Cherry blossoms)
SAKURA(Cherry blossoms)
SAKURA(Cherry blossoms)
University : https://goo.gl/maps/T4Md3BGEb2fR6M2f8
Shopping mall
On my way to my parent home
My motor bike Ducati
Okutama Town : https://goo.gl/maps/JjjWN6HNL7UW2kdM8
Okutama Town:https://goo.gl/maps/JjjWN6HNL7UW2kdM8
This is the my way to grill a steak with stone
https://youtu.be/4IGWdLfXIo8

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TOP 3 WORDS TO DESCRIBE JAPANESE PERSONALITY

Hi,friends.How are you doing today?
In Tokyo,the governor has asked people to stay at home during this weekend 28 Mar and 29 Mar to prevent Corona virus from spreading.Stay safe and take care of yourself.

I will write about “The top 3 words to describe Japanese personality”from my point of view as a Japanese born and raised in Japan.

①POLITE(Sometimes too polite)
For ex
・Not talk to an staff if they look busy in restaurants
・Tell “thank you” with a hazard light flash even when you drive a car if other cars make way for you
・Bowing many times just for meeting clients
→When I was working for a trading company in Tokyo,I was in charge of importing food materials from around world.Every time I visit our clients(Japanese Oil manufactures),we had to read the client’s hearts and not to bother their feelings…So when we leave the company,bowing at least three time before closing an elevator in the building.
・Tend not to talk in public transportation such as in train or in bus.Of course not telephone.

②SHY
・We Japanese tend to be shy to talk with new people
・Most Japanese are not good at making a speech in front of many audience
→From my pint of view,we Japanese were educated by our parents to be modest and humble that might affect this personality.I’m also one of them,but While working,I always pretend not to be shy and have confidence.

③PUNCTUAL
We Japanese takes its time management very seriously. The Japan Railway (JR) and other connecting subways and train systems are known for their strictly punctual schedules. As such,when there is a delay of even a minute, the whole system gets thrown off. Trains often issue late slips for passengers to take to their employers if their trains get delayed. After all, it leaves a very bad impression if you’re late to work. If you got late to the office in the morning,you can’t make the excuse that the train was late here in Japan.It’s under control.

Thank you for reading this article today.I’m really curious about the personality of your country.If you have time,leave a comment.Thanks
I will keep up the best work from now on.

CORONA VIRUS IN TOKYO ③

Shoppers empty shelves in Tokyo after warning

Tokyo governor has asked people to stay at your own home this weekend tomorrow 28 Mar and 29 March to try and prevent an “explosive” rise in corona virus cases.

It seems to have caused people in the city to rush out and stock up on food and essentials.We had not seen this in Tokyo yet, though the pictures of empty shelves are a familiar sight by now from cities around the world where panic buying has been happening.Officials in the UK, Australia, States and Hong Kong have warned against buying more than you need and have sought to reassure people there are adequate supplies.

Tokyo has some 212 confirmed cases for a total of 1,200 in Japan.

There’s nothing left in the shelves at the supermarket.It’s in the middle of panic in Tokyo.It’s almost out of control here Tokyo.

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PS:Since I’ve hung around my home to feel refreshed yesterday,I took some pics that is including beautiful cherry blossoms as follows.

CORONA VIRUS IN JAPAN ②

The map people detected Corona virus in Japan up to today 3/21/2020

Hi,guys.How are you doing today?
If you are living in Italy,France,Spain,Germany,Iran,US,it must be in the middle of panic situation such as out of stock for toilet papers,masks,sanitary napkins.
When it comes to Tokyo that I live in right now,toilet papers and sanitary napkins has started to come out in the supermarket form this week,but can’t find masks in any supermarkets or drug stores despite the restriction by law selling one as resale on Amazon or online store.The masks I have would be out of stock next week…

If you coughed without taking masks in the packed train in Japan…
Japanese are really sensitive for cough or sneeze due to corona virus right now.
I guess this same goes for your country.Last Wednesday 18 Mar,When I coughed three times in a row in a train on my way to work,the two elderly men standing next to me got away from me and moved to other one.Although it was surprising,if I were them,I would also go somewhere to reduce possibility getting infection.

According to Japanese government,the number of victims for Corona virus in Japan are as follows
(*As of 3/21/2020)
Infected people by Corona virus:988
The number of dead:35
The patients left hospital:212

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TOP 3 WAYS TO SURVIVE HAY FEVER(KAFUNSHO) SEASON IN JAPAN

Hi,friends.How are you doing today?
Japan is in the middle of CORONA PANIC.
Most of the Japanese are looking for masks,toilet papers,sanitary napkins in whole day.We know that have to be calm down and put up with this abnormal affair,but since Japanese government is also out of control,have no choice but to do something we protect by ourselves….
By the way,I will write about HAY FEVER(KAFUNSHO) today.Because Kafunsho is one of the things that really annoy people coming from other countries.

WHAT IS KAFUNSHO??
It is said that 50% of Japanese living in metropolitan areas suffer from Kafunsho,a kind of hay fever caused by the pollen from cedar or Hinoki cypress trees.From March to May,lots of Japanese start to wear white masks made of gauze when they go out.Some even wear glasses and hats to protect themselves from Pollen,which causes various uncomfortable symptoms such as a runny nose,headaches,and itchy eyes.They say that more people have started suffering from Kafunsho in the last 20 years because the cedars and hinoki-cypress planted in the mountains or forests throughout Japan after the war have been neglected,are overgrown,and create more pollen.When floating pollen in the air mixes with dust and exhaust from automobiles,it causes kafunsho.

HOW TO SURVIVE FROM THIS TERRIBLE POLLEN IN JAPAN
①WEAR A MASK

Wearing a mask is really helpful to avoid invading pollen from outside.
As for me,I can’t live without one in Japan.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00EVGE2FS/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_RPBBEbM9K4JKS

②USE A FACE SPRAY
If you are women and don’t wanna ruin your makeup with wearing a mask,you should use the face spray as following pic.It’s easy to use and the used for sensitive skin.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B07KWXLTGB/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_nVBBEbXG1ANP7

③TAKE A MEDICINE FOR POLLEN
If the above two ways were not good for you,you have to take a medicine for pollen.You can buy one on Amazon or any drug store in Japan.
https://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B018VO4EQW/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_76BBEbDE0ZCCC

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HOW MANY HOMELESS PEOPLE EXIST IN JAPAN?

The paper says that “Pls spare some food for dinner today “

Hi,guys.How are you doing today?I hope you haven’t got Corona virus.
When I was talking with my friend Spanish today,she asked me if Japan has any homeless people.So I will write about the situation of “HOMELESS PEOPLE” here today.
It’s normal for people living in other countries to ask such a question partly because homeless people are seen less frequently in Japan than
in gigantic cities in other countries.There used to be over 25,000 homeless Japanese in 2003 and their shacks covered with blue plastic sheets were often seen along riverbanks or parks in Tokyo.But by 2019,the number of them has decreased to 4,555 in throughout Japan according to the Ministry of Health,Labour and Welfare,because now there are more self-support facilities and emergency shelters where they can stay.

My workplace right now is at Shinjuku that is in the middle of TOKYO.So I often see homeless Japanese like below pics.Interestingly enough,although some homeless Japanese are entitled to get welfare aid from government that is payed about 1,000USD per month,they do not rely on it due to great self-respect.
They don’t wanna feel that make you alive from other people.
Sometimes Japanese spirits are too complicated….

THE ENTRANCE OF HOUSE
THE GUY LIVING ON THE STREET IN SHINJUKU TOKYO
THE MAGAZINES THE GUY ABOVE PIC SELL IN TOKYO
HOMELESS JAPANESE CHATTING DAY

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THE CORONA VIRUS IN TOKYO

Hi,friends.How are you doing today?
Is everything ok with the corona virus these days?
As you guys might know,it’s spreading throughout Japan right now and can’t figure out when it will be settled down.
In order to avoid infection in the packed train every morning,the company I’m currently working has decided to change the working hours 9am-18pm from 10-19 or 8-17.Some other gigantic companies force employees to stay in their own houses and work there.It’s almost pandemic here in Tokyo.

A packed train in Tokyo
A packed train in Tokyo2
A lineup to buy masks or toilet papers in Tokyo
Out of stock for masks,toilet papers,sanitary napkins

Out of stock for masks,toilet papers,sanitary napkins
People wearing a mask in Tokyo