Scrote's past comments

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    Scrote

    It's surprising that there has been no criticism of Hiroshima city government for allowing housing to be built in areas known to be prone to landslides. The reports make it seem like these disasters were inevitable as there is supposedly a shortage of building land. Yet only a couple of weeks ago we were told that 10-20% of houses in Japan are vacant. If the vacant houses were used there would be no need to build on hills.

    Posted in: It's necessary to take measures to prevent newcomers from living in dangerous areas by coordinating the designation of areas as caution zones and through urban planning. It's also important to keep residents informed of the risks of mudslides.

  • 3

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    I stayed in a former love hotel in Nara last year. Huge room, low price, next to the park. It was excellent.

    Posted in: Rush of foreign travelers good news for Kansai love hotels

  • 0

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    It all sounds good. My wife won't eat it though: not enough vegetables, she claims. Do they have mushy peas, I wonder, to give me some ammunition in the debate?

    Anyway, she is away this week so I can cook it myself without getting any disdainful looks.

    Posted in: Tokyo gets a taste of authentic British fish & chips

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    Cameron is all talk and no action. He won't actually do anything; extremists will still be allowed to settle in the UK and those already there will not be deported.

    Posted in: UK raises alert level as Syria refugees top 3 million

  • -1

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    This is the chain that runs the "Gutso" restaurants isn't it? I went in one of those once and it was dreadful.

    Posted in: Skylark to offer up to Y112.6 billion in shares in Tokyo IPO

  • 1

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    From what I have read most ministries have requested large increases in their budgets for next year. The extra consumption tax revenue will be spent many times over and the budget deficit will increase. Yet another failure for Abenomics.

    Posted in: Finance ministry to request Y25.8238 tril for debt servicing

  • 2

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    Surveys have shown the death penalty has overwhelming public support in Japan

    These are surveys conducted by the government and are therefore unreliable. Other surveys show the pro and anti percentages much closer.

    Life in prison should suffice for these criminals.

    Posted in: Gangster, arson-murderer hanged

  • 2

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    It's very simple: if the airlines want more pilots they can train them themselves. There isn't some magic, undiscovered pool of pilots somewhere.

    Posted in: Gov't, airlines discuss measures to deal with pilot shortage

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    I assume that once Mitsubishi starts making profits, it will start paying us taxpayers dividends, since we are the ones providing much of this wealthy corporation's R&D and other funding.

    Ha ha ha, that's a good one. But Mitsubishi will, of course, be making hefty donations to the LDP.

    Posted in: JAL to order up to 59 jets from Mitsubishi, Embraer

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    If "she" is a human (or a cat for that matter), where is her mouth?

    "But she's got whiskers!"

    I've seen some (large) women with whiskers.

    Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio

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    "MikeAnderson": Not sure what you are rambling on about up there; perhaps you could write it in Japanese?

    It seems you agree with Abe, but Abe doesn't make any sense either. Abe claims that war criminals, responsible for butchering civilians and other heinous acts, somehow helped to create modern Japan. I can't see the connection myself.

    I would argue that it was the defeat of Japan and the imposition of the current constitution that led to the prosperous, democratic Japan we live in today. Those war criminals (and Abe) were and are utterly opposed to the freedoms granted by the constitution, which is why Abe wants to revise it.

    Let's face it: Abe is a foaming-at-the-mouth nutcase, unfit to be prime minister.

    Posted in: Abe sent support message to war criminal memorial service in April

  • 0

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    Maybe if more people asked for those automatic-charging minibars to be removed from their rooms the extra labour cost involved would cause the hotel to change them. Same with the safes: every time you go in and out ask the front desk to store and retrieve various clutter in their safe for free. When it becomes too bothersome they might return to free safes.

    These sneaky charges just cause customers to resent the hotel chain, making them less likely to return.

    Posted in: Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

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    I would be happy if it wasn't in Sendai as it would cause huge disruption to our lives. I could do without thousands of police harassing me for walking down the street. It would also cost a fortune and be of little benefit to the local economy.

    Posted in: Sendai joins Hiroshima as host city candidate for G8 summit in 2016

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    Dear oh dear, Abe really has no clue at all, does he? He may as well express his grief at the death of Japanese allies Hitler and Himmler too. What a terrible, dangerous man, how can he represent Japan around the world when he holds these beliefs?

    Posted in: Abe sent support message to war criminal memorial service in April

  • 0

    Scrote

    Abe hasn't got the guts to raise the consumption tax again; all we can expect is ever more spending and ever more debt, just like every other LDP government.

    Posted in: Vice economy minister: More caution needed on next tax hike

  • 2

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    The government seem remarkably relaxed about this given the mass hysteria that SARS was met with some years ago.

    If the girl acquired the disease in Japan it suggests that it won't be long before it spreads across the country. What are the government doing about it? Nothing.

    Posted in: Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years

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    If an American citizen moves overseas he/she is still liable for US taxes on their global earnings. When a US corporation moves overseas, as in this case, they escape US taxes on overseas earnings. This discrepancy should be fixed.

    Posted in: Burger King to buy Tim Hortons

  • 1

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    Researchers said they cannot conclusively say that the latest thyroid cancer cases are related to the events at the Fukushima power plant.

    Of course they can never be 100% sure, but what is the statistical likelihood? They have no difficulty attributing the causes of illnesses in people who were in Hiroshima or Nagasaki 69 years ago to the atomic bombings. If the same methodology was used for the Fukushima victims what would the figures be?

    Posted in: 57 Fukushima children suffering from thyroid cancer

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    It's a good job the police don't have access to the internet. They would spend all their time trying to censor "obscene" images instead of catching gangsters.

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

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    The actual changes in salaries are given here: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/database/db-l/monthly-labour.html For the latest month, only salaries for those working in real estate are more than 3% higher compared to last year; everyone else is worse off after the tax rise.

    Bonuses have risen by more than 3% in many industries, but they also fell by a large amount in recent years and will likely fall again. Also, many part time workers do not get bonuses.

    If Abenomics is so successful it's difficult to understand why Toyota will reduce production in Japan next year, whilst increasing it overseas. The shift to overseas manufacturing continues, as does the shift to temporary work contracts. This helps the profits of Japanese companies, hence the rise in their stock prices, but Japanese workers do not benefit at all.

    Posted in: Aides try to temper Abe's security agenda as popularity declines

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