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The_PopeJan. 05, 2013 - 01:39PM JST
The headline "S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses" in this case, "heal" is a euphemism for "give us more money."
Posted in: S Korea says Japan must heal wounds of wartime excesses
The_PopeJan. 02, 2013 - 08:26AM JST
First they (and all Japanese electronics makers) need to get rid of their bloated boards of directors, window gazers and 500,000 yen a month paper pushers and then maybe their stock would be worth a look at...
Posted in: Sharp considering Y100 bil public offering
The_PopeDec. 31, 2012 - 04:51PM JST
What is this an "I need the money" tour?
Posted in: Ringo Starr to tour Japan Feb 25-March 1
The_PopeDec. 30, 2012 - 07:41AM JST
He should have come to the majors five years sooner...
Posted in: Retiring Matsui showered with praise
The_PopeDec. 29, 2012 - 01:38PM JST
Lets see, there are armed guards in banks and government buildings, so are you saying money and politicians are more important than our children???
Posted in: U.S. teachers take up arms to prevent mass shootings
The_PopeDec. 26, 2012 - 06:54PM JST
The brutha thumped his women and now he's in the slamma...
Posted in: Rakuten-bound fielder Andruw Jones arrested on battery charge in Atlanta
The_PopeDec. 25, 2012 - 04:37AM JST
I stopped drinking Starbucks when I found out the CEO was a Obama buddy...
Posted in: Starbucks Japan reduces amount of brew in some offerings
The_PopeDec. 16, 2012 - 03:15PM JST
When a drunk driver kills someone, we blame the driver not the car. But when a person kills someone with a gun, we focus on the gun -- I cannot understand the logic. Apparently in Connecticut the shooter walked out of a gun store when he was told there would be a three day wait for a background check -- in some ways the system worked. Where he obtained the weapons is probably the focus of the police investigation...
Posted in: Oklahoma student arrested in alleged school massacre plot
The_PopeOct. 28, 2012 - 01:31PM JST
Good choice. Japanese baseball is basically salarymen in uniforms -- their entire goal is to play 20 or 25 years and not get injured...
Posted in: Schoolboy with MLB designs upsets Japan baseball establishment
The_PopeOct. 24, 2012 - 07:33PM JST
Yeah, the Japanese prefer to watch a washed-group like SMAP where one member refuses to cut his hair for movie parts, another member who was arrested naked and drunk in a park and its taboo to mention his sexual orientation and the rest for the group of talentless hacks who are just warm bodies mouthing the words...
Posted in: Japan's indifference to 'Gangnam Style' riles S Korea
The_PopeOct. 23, 2012 - 07:00PM JST
Other than a having a strong military, most Americans have no interest in foreign policy. Americans care about having to pay $5 a gallon for gas and food is a lot higher than is was 4 years ago. Obama cannot blame Bush for the high price of gas and food -- it happened on his watch. Lets see, Romney has a JD and MBA from Harvard, ran a successful company, Governor of a state -- leaving office with a surplus by the way and pulled off a very successful winter Olympics. AND when his wife is FIrst Lady she won't dress like she's a walking infomercial for Gold's Gym...
Posted in: Obama savages Romney foreign policy in last debate
The_PopeOct. 14, 2012 - 07:06PM JST
Hofstra University: 57 feet above sea level
Posted in: Obama crams for debate, Romney fires China shot
The_PopeOct. 14, 2012 - 07:02PM JST
Japanese are just extremely jealous of success by any Korean. Lets see, if the song and video is so bad why have there been over 450 million views?
Posted in: Why Japan doesn’t give a Gangnam about PSY
The_PopeOct. 06, 2012 - 08:15AM JST
There are fewer people working now than in 2009 -- that is a fact...
Posted in: Obama touts jobs report as he seeks to lift campaign
The_PopeOct. 06, 2012 - 07:34AM JST
There are less people working now than when Obama took office -- you can't change that...
The_PopeSep. 22, 2012 - 01:46PM JST
Okay all you jealous lib posters, tell me exactly and specifically why Romney needs to release his tax returns. Sure he paid about 14% a year in taxes over the last 20 years and don't you think if he cheated on his taxes (like a number of people in the Obama Administration) the IRS and the lamestream media would be all over him. So lets stop talking about this and talk about what a great job Obama is doing with our economy and how how he has garnered the respect for the US throughout the Muslim world -- I think I'm going to puke....
Posted in: Romney releases 2011 tax returns but questions remain
The_PopeSep. 22, 2012 - 06:57AM JST
@Herve Nmn L'Eisa
Just thought you would like to knowTatanka is a Lakota word that literally means “bull buffalo,” but Tatanka meant more than that. Ceremonies and daily life revolved around sacred reverence for Tatanka,,,
Posted in: 'Cranks and crazies' have taken over U.S. Republicans, says Australian treasurer
The_PopeAug. 18, 2012 - 02:19PM JST
Let them kill each other. All the countries yelling "help us" during the Arab Spring are now yelling "allah hu Akubar” now.
Posted in: Syria fighting rages as refugee numbers soar
The_PopeAug. 15, 2012 - 05:55PM JST
Another word of caution. Do not call the IRS for tax advice; they are not responsible for the advice they give you; I found out the hard way. There are a number of good US-CPA's in Tokyo that can handle all tax issues -- its pricey, but much cheaper than getting hit with tax fines down the road. The system of US income taxes is overly complex, but it does no good to complain about it -- concentrate on making money, not on trying to avoid your tax obligation.
The_PopeAug. 15, 2012 - 03:23PM JST
@Alita: shouldn't be a problem as long as you make under Foreign Income Exclusion amount. That said, if you make over that amount (combined Japanese plus any US income like interest and/or dividends) you would be wise to file a US return. The IRS is known to give you enough rope to hang yourself.
Mar. 27, 2015 - 08:42AM JST
I was there for the restoration. They used traditional methods and materials. No plastic.
Posted in: Himeji Castle reopens after 5 1/2 years of repair work
I believe purchasing a ticket implies you know the risks. In the US this is certainly…
Posted in: Nippon Ham Fighters ordered to pay damages for foul ball
LDP and Rebublicans have a good chemistry.
I fully agree about the "good chemistry" between…
Posted in: U.S. House Speaker Boehner invites Abe to address congress on April 29
Mar. 27, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
You can thank Chris Hardwick for this.
Posted in: 'X-Files' to return after 13 years
Mar. 27, 2015 - 08:36AM JST
Otsuka Kagu is one of the weirdest places I have ever visited. All the salespeople in…
Posted in: The drama at Otsuka Kagu Ltd began in July when Katsuhisa Otsuka — the 71-year-old chairman and founder — dismissed his eldest daughter, Kumiko Otsuka, as president after a five-year tenure during which she restored profitability to the chain by deviating from her father’s focus on high-end business.