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TravelingSalesApr. 19, 2016 - 09:29AM JST
The Japanese media bears a lot of responsibility for spreading the largely unfounded rumors about Osprey safety concerns - there were problems with the prototypes but the production versions have been among the safest helicopters. Now a significant portion of the less educated/intelligent among us believe that there is a real problem.
TravelingSalesApr. 13, 2016 - 11:43AM JST
Depends how many viewers/sponsors they pull in.
Posted in: Should professional women tennis players and golfers be paid as much prize money as their male counterparts?
TravelingSalesApr. 12, 2016 - 07:37PM JST
Get real people. 57ml - less than a sixth of a small can of beer!
Posted in: Japan prepares for release of tritium from Fukushima plant
TravelingSalesApr. 08, 2016 - 10:50AM JST
Obama's apologized to so many other people - should the Japanese be left out just because they're not Muslims?
Posted in: Japan is asking U.S. President Barack Obama to make an official visit to Hiroshima when he comes to Japan in May for the G-7 summit. Doing so would make him the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city since the atomic bombing in 1945. Do you think Obama should go there?
TravelingSalesApr. 04, 2016 - 06:51PM JST
A 55% marginal tax rate is one of the worst in the world. They need to cut it to encourage risk taking and entrepreneurs.
Posted in: Abe's advisers to propose income tax cuts to spur consumption
TravelingSalesApr. 03, 2016 - 06:29PM JST
Great to be able to have a few glasses of wine with dinner without worrying about having to drive home
Posted in: Do you think self-driving cars are desirable?
TravelingSalesMar. 29, 2016 - 10:23AM JST
I always thought it was very clean before I got here. Then I came and found that every time I went to a restaurant or a bar I arrived home smelling like a dirty ashtray.
Posted in: How did your perception of Japan change after visiting the country? Or, if you haven't been here yet, what's your general image of Japan?
TravelingSalesMar. 28, 2016 - 03:17PM JST
Do they have any policies? Or are they just going to sincerely do their best to do their best sincerely?
Posted in: New opposition party launched in Japan
TravelingSalesMar. 28, 2016 - 03:13PM JST
If Trump says to Japan "either pull your weight by spending the same proportion of GDP on defense as we do or defend yourselves without the US treaty", what will the Japanese do?
Non-nuclear defense does not work against nuclear powers like North Korea and China.
Posted in: Trump criticizes NATO; says he's OK with Japan, S Korea having nuclear weapons
TravelingSalesMar. 27, 2016 - 12:26AM JST
"Fact1: The countries where there is death penalty are (by far) much more violent than any country in Europe"
Japan is more violent than Europe? Singapore is? What planet are you from?
Posted in: Japan executes two death row inmates
TravelingSalesMar. 20, 2016 - 02:58PM JST
If you can't win the argument on the merits, you may as well try to stop the other side from being heard.
Posted in: Protesters block main road to Trump rally in Arizona
TravelingSalesMar. 17, 2016 - 10:15AM JST
Of course Obama is coming for our money - he doesn't hide it - "spread the wealth" etc.
Fortunately Congress has blocked most of his attempts.
Posted in: Why is the U.S. presidential campaign generating so many vitriolic comments from supporters of both sides, including readers of Japan Today? Why is it so difficult for some people to be tolerant of opposing views?
TravelingSalesMar. 16, 2016 - 11:55AM JST
All handouts. That's why Goldman Sachs is paying hundreds of thousands to Hillary but not to Cruz or Trump. Hillary will keep the corporate welfare coming. Cruz won't. Trump - who knows.
TravelingSalesMar. 16, 2016 - 11:13AM JST
For many takers the threat of cutting back on taxpayer handouts is terrifying. They will fight, scream, shout and do anything they can to maintain their access to other peoples' money.
TravelingSalesMar. 16, 2016 - 11:09AM JST
So many commentators here wanting to shut down other peoples' opinions, whether those of the teacher or those of other commentators.
Remember, people, the antidote to speech you don't agree with is more speech, not censorship.
TravelingSalesMar. 14, 2016 - 10:09AM JST
If it's true, he should go to prison for a long time.
If it's not true, I hope he took an audio recording. I think you should always do that with a new partner, not for prurient reasons, but simply as a prophylactic against retrospective withdrawal of consent.
TravelingSalesMar. 12, 2016 - 02:15PM JST
correction, average annual
Posted in: Should you buy or rent in Japan?
TravelingSalesMar. 12, 2016 - 02:14PM JST
I bought a small apartment in Minato-ku in 2009, rented it out and made an average monthly profit of 2.7% of purchase price, then sold in 2015 at 124% of what I paid for it.
TravelingSalesMar. 11, 2016 - 01:41PM JST
The smart thing to do is buy and rent out. You borrow at 1-2% and rent at 5-6%. Every month you are cashflow positive even after taxes, principal, etc. And prices are cheap - half of NY or Singapore, one third of HK or London.
The above applies to Tokyo, There is no Japanese real estate market just as there is no US real estate market. Detroit is not Manhattan and Kitakyushu is not Tokyo.
TravelingSalesMar. 05, 2016 - 01:12PM JST
Everyone has the right to have an opinion on the election, even foreigners. And Americans have the right to consider or not consider all such opinions before deciding.
Personally I often find it useful to listen to "elite" European opinion and then do the opposite - for example in the Carter/Reagan or Bush/Dukakis elections.
Posted in: Although this is another country's election, Japan's allies should raise their voices to help prevent the birth of a 'Voldemort' president in the United States.
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May. 01, 2016 - 08:35PM JST
At least they left the son alone. RIP
At least "He" left the son alone. It…
Posted in: Husband, wife die in apparent shotgun murder-suicide
May. 01, 2016 - 08:26PM JST
once again, reuters reporters teamwork delivers the goods. job well done. thats real newspapering.
Posted in: How France sank Japan's $40 bil Australian submarine dream
May. 01, 2016 - 08:25PM JST
Mike the replacement to the sarcophagi for Chernobyl is actually an overlay and will be comprised…
Posted in: Fukushima plant's new ice wall not watertight, TEPCO says
May. 01, 2016 - 08:18PM JST
Hah! @m6bob. Yeah, that's right. They all wear the mandatory Hansin Tigers uniform. Hey buddy, I…
Posted in: To thwart thieves, think and act like an 'Osaka auntie'
May. 01, 2016 - 08:16PM JST
“The U.S. Air Force has two solutions: either not to fly near our borders or to…
Posted in: Russia defends intercept of U.S. reconnaissance plane over Baltic
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