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Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 12:01PM JST
Sony's incompetence as a company mirrors Japan's incompetence as a country nearly all the time. Which makes me sad as I am a fan of both.
Posted in: Sony asks media groups to delete stolen data
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 12:00PM JST
Nothing makes me sadder than contemplating what those parents went through. But this will go nowhere.
Posted in: Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 11:36AM JST
Japanese should "calm down!" about everything, unless it's related to Korea's WWII endless victim complex.
If Rocket News/JT wanted to really help the situation, they'd report on how this issue was being covered in the K-masukomi, and online. We can't know these things because we don't speak Korean.
Posted in: S Korean activist slams Japanese journalist in court
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:57AM JST
The man did more harm to his country than anyone in the last 50 years.
Posted in: Ishihara retires from politics
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
Koreans love to get their features ruffled.
Posted in: Ikea ruffles a few feathers with first Korean store
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:35AM JST
If I say I hear voices from an invisible man I'm mentally ill...unless I say it's God.
Posted in: Can identifying mental illness stop terror attacks?
This is great news!
Posted in: Obama announces U.S. re-establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:31AM JST
This is why Apple is smart. Be happy with less marketshare (and more profit), so this kind of thing can't happen to them.
Posted in: Google looks to head off U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android
Peter PayneDec. 19, 2014 - 10:30AM JST
Maybe Sony's IT people could have, I dunno, done their jobs?
Posted in: How Kim Jong Un became the target of 'The Interview'
Peter PayneDec. 17, 2014 - 01:50AM JST
Yes. And Hogwarts. We're still reaping the whirlwind 18 years later.
Posted in: Do you, or did you, encourage your young children to believe in Santa Claus?
Peter PayneDec. 17, 2014 - 01:49AM JST
Nobody messes with Gunma!
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 07:24PM JST
Yuan-a stop making jokes about this?
Posted in: Executed Chinese teenager found innocent 18 years on
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 11:40AM JST
Josei Seven is not news, just titilating entertainment. Not fit to line a birdcage with.
Posted in: Sex is going public, but decorum is fighting a losing battle
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 11:35AM JST
Wow, really good comments on JT for once.
Posted in: What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism?
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Google "ishihara yaranaika" in Google images to see how otakus get revenge on this man.
Posted in: DPJ leader Kaieda, Ishihara lose seats; Obuchi re-elected
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
Klausdorth, are you referring to the anti-business Minshuto era? When the most important companies that make up Japan's global "brand" were all in the red, and the government didn't care at all?
Mr. Perfect, Japan had a 52% turnout? America's was 36% in the last election. Just for reference.
If low voter turnout means everyone can whine that the people REALLY wanted another party than LDP, I will laugh and pour myself another scotch.
Posted in: Abe says economy is No. 1 priority as ruling coalition wins big
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 10:34AM JST
Better than the dark days of Minshuto.
Posted in: Is Japan in good hands with Shinzo Abe as prime minister?
Peter PayneDec. 15, 2014 - 10:33AM JST
As lot, since I'm trying to diet and be more healthy these days. I recommend MyFitnessPal (a website and app) for anyone in the same boat.
Posted in: How much attention do you pay to information, such as calorie count, on food labels or menu items in restaurants?
Peter PayneDec. 13, 2014 - 05:11PM JST
Every problem Japan has, Russia has 3x as bad. Well, speaking of population fall and future reduction in its standard of living.
Posted in: Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid; Russia outraged
Peter PayneDec. 13, 2014 - 05:06PM JST
So what will happen with the second part of all this, to raise it to 10%? There's no doubt it will seriously drag on everything. Part of the problem is that it applies to EVERYTHING, including things like buying land or a house as well as food. Having to pay $25,000 in tax just because you're buying or building a house, on top of other taxes of course, is a good reason not to pull the trigger.
In California, the 8.25% (actually slightly different for each county) applies to most purchased, but not normal food, and I don't believe it applies to cars or home purchases (though there are other taxes for that).
Posted in: 税 chosen as kanji character best representing 2014
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:23PM JST
Why don't people get it. Japan's population is going down, so why are the media and…
Posted in: Japan's factory output drops 3.4% in February
As Merkel alluded to recently, it takes two to tango.
Yes, it does. Japan makes an…
Posted in: China to invite foreign militaries to take part in parade marking victory over Japan
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:22PM JST
Our allies aren't so great. On my list to bomb are:
Posted in: Why arming U.S. allies can be like sending weapons straight to the enemy
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:19PM JST
You want to keep the base at Futenma? Sure, scrap the agreement. It's no skin off…
Posted in: In view of the Okinawan government’s opposition to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma to Henoko, should the Japanese government stick to the 2006 agreement over the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan?
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:15PM JST
whaling has NEVER been big in Japan, a few coastal communities have some tradition,…
Posted in: Whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch