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  • There are actually more people outside now, I think.

  • Some people seem to think "I am going to be fine" or "The ocean will be fine"

  • If you go to a park they are packed with dozens of people.

  • It is said the State of Emergency in Japan will last until the first week of May.

  • But right now many aren't able to avoid social contact by 70%-80%

  • I am wondering how that will go...

  • Some people are not saying May some are saying September...

  • I think we should avoid social contacts until it is safe to go outside.

  • Around me there are people who are losing their jobs...

  • Me too!! I lost mine too.

  • You have too!

  • You lost your work too? - I was working freelance.

  • Especially since April.

  • I has a job set up from April to work for the Olympics of Tokyo....

  • Wow what an opportunity! - Yes but...

  • I was so happy that I could make a living and pay bills with that...

  • But the olympics got postponed...

  • So the job was gone.

  • There were other freelance jobs I was doing. But all of those shoots were cancelled too.

  • That's why I was shocked that I won't have ANY work now.

  • That's why I am currently applying for jobs in teleworking right now.

  • I am sending out my CV asking them for work.

  • But I don't have a definite response yet.

  • That's why I am worried how things will go. I am worried about my income.

  • You're living with your family, so do you not have to worry about rent?

  • Are you ok? - What no.

  • I have to see how we will pay rent over the next months.

  • You too?

  • That's the big issue ...

  • In some countries and some parts of the US, people don't have to pay rent for a month ...

  • I think one month is not cutting it though.

  • It's a little help, but 3 months would make me feel saver.

  • The money the Japanese government is sending out, might not cover some people's rent right?

  • Japanese citizens get ¥100,000 ($1,000) but a small apartment in Tokyo is ¥8-90,000

  • Yes and that's only for a one room apartment or a 1LDK and such...

  • Just one room and a kitchen or living room...

  • So the government money might not be enough for some...

  • There are many strategies that came from the Japanese government before this...

  • The first plan was: "We will support your future travel finances after this is over"

  • Of course that didn't mean "go travel now" but many Japanese people were angry.

  • The idea was to pay some money of the future travel expenses of people.

  • Isn't that a little bit too far into the future? - Yeah what the ****

  • Everyone was so angry.

  • "We are banned from traveling, so why are you making plans for future travel expenses?"

  • Turns out the person in charge of that plan, is also in charge of the travel industry in Japan.

  • He did it to protect his industry, and people were angry about that plan.

  • Many spoke up saying "This is not about traveling! We need help for our daily life now!"

  • The next plan: If people get money and they just save it up, it will not help economy.

  • So Japan decided to give coupons to people instead.

  • "We will give our citizens vouchers for beef!"

  • Everyone was so angry again. "How are we supposed to pay our rent and electricity?!"

  • "If we get our electricity and gas shut because we can't pay, shall we eat the beef raw then?"

  • The next plan was: If meat is not enough, how about we also add a fish voucher?

  • Everyone was like "WHAT!?"

  • Then the next plan was to give face masks.

  • It's rare for Japanese citizens to raise their voices. That's how we got the ¥100,000 now.

  • I see... well it's better than beef vouchers for sure.

  • The first time I heard beef vouchers I was like "WHAT?!"

  • When the 100,000 were decided I was so grateful.

  • They are really necessary right now, and if this goes on maybe another time again too...

  • But I still think many can't pay rent with that...

  • We are living in a big house. Our rent is ¥200,000

  • It's not covering it at all.

  • But people who are freelancers or who have their own little company....

  • If you have a small business or are registered as freelancer....

  • if you qualify for many of the set rules, you can get a max of 1,000,000 fee ($10,000)

  • Japanese people are really angry with the government now.

  • I think the first plans were not very smart but...

  • I think they are trying to do their best with the current situation. Some are...

  • ... only trying to save their industry but...

  • But I still think there are people who are trying to help people who are struggling now.

  • I feel sorry for our prime minister right now.

  • I think in all countries we are feeling stress and pressure right now.

  • So I guess some are throwing those feelings at their government... those Abe masks though...

  • I heard those became a problem too? Every household was supposed to get 2 masks.

  • That became a problem too and they were sent back to the supplier?

  • Some contained mold and insects.

  • They said they will send 2 masks to every household in Japan.

  • They went to order them to companies who weren't making them in that number at the time.

  • They needed a huge amount of them. I think it can't be helped that some had problems supplying that much

  • in such an amout. I mean we were getting them, with our tax money, but kind of for free .

  • I personally think some people were too angry about the masks.

  • They are trying their best. It's impossible to do it all perfectly right from the start.

  • Another thing that Japanese were angry about on Twitter...

  • 2 masks for every household right? But in Japanese households...

  • the grandfather, grandmother, mum, dad and kids live under the same roof.

  • "What only 2 masks for 8 people?!"

  • So these were a couple of things how Japanese people are currently dealing with the corona situation.

  • Don't forget guys, our governments are different, our cultures are very different.

  • So it might seem strange to you, but right now, this is how it is in a different culture right now. I hope you can

  • understand that. At this point in time, I wish you all the best, and go over to check out Hiroko's content

  • too and thank you so much for tuning into Ask Japanese. And I catch you soon for another video.

  • Everyone stay safe, stay home, stay healthy! Catch you soon! Bye!

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    Summer posted on 2020/05/03
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