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TravelingSalesOct. 05, 2015 - 11:56AM JST
Finally some good news. Beating back the protectionists inch by inch. This is going to be good for almost everyone but great for Vietnam, Mexico, Thailand, Chile & Peru.
Posted in: After 5 years of negotiations, TPP talks near deal
TravelingSalesOct. 05, 2015 - 11:46AM JST
Whoever wrote this doesn't understand that there is no Japanese property market. Just like there is no US property market. Tokyo is correlated to Takamatsu in about the same way as Manhattan is correlated to Flint.
Posted in: Olympics lures Japan property buyers
TravelingSalesOct. 04, 2015 - 05:53PM JST
You need 1-2% inflation to deal with sticky wages and prices. Otherwise people get to stressed out and depressed.
Posted in: Bank of Japan to cut forecast for economic, price growth: report
TravelingSalesOct. 04, 2015 - 05:46PM JST
As an Islamic leader in Yemen once said after missing a US warship and having to settle for a French cargo ship - "it doesn't matter - they are all infidels".
Posted in: Islamic State claims responsibility for killing Japanese man in Bangladesh
TravelingSalesOct. 04, 2015 - 05:40PM JST
You truly have to be brain dead to think like this. The world can handle a few free-loaders off the common defense, but if all the free countries did this it would amount to surrender to Putin, to IS, to China and to any other autocrat/theocrat/kleptocrat looking to get their way by force.
Posted in: Group says pacifist constitution still supreme, eyes Nobel
TravelingSalesOct. 01, 2015 - 06:43PM JST
The trouble with IS is that they think that if they win, they win, and if they lose, Jesus will return and save them in the final battle. So they are difficult to demoralize.
Posted in: Russia begins airstrikes in Syria
TravelingSalesOct. 01, 2015 - 06:38PM JST
China has not been invited to join the TPP - too much state interference in their marketplaces.
Posted in: Pacific trade ministers trying to seal TPP trade pact
TravelingSalesOct. 01, 2015 - 06:37PM JST
Great boat, great president!
Posted in: Nuclear-powered carrier USS Ronald Reagan arrives in Japan
TravelingSalesSep. 27, 2015 - 11:08AM JST
They have still been working in site clearance and preparation, even without a design, so the delay shouldn't be too bad.
Posted in: The selection of a new Olympic stadium design is due in November. The delays in starting construction have raised the risk that the structure may not be ready by early 2020 as promised. What do you think?
TravelingSalesSep. 25, 2015 - 10:21AM JST
Free speech is free speech. If you don't like it, don't read it.
Posted in: What do you think of Internet forum 2channel, where anonymous netizens can post anything, including death threats?
TravelingSalesSep. 23, 2015 - 03:22PM JST
First two orders:
1 If any missiles from North Korea overfly Japan on their way to Guam, Hawaii or the West Coast, shoot them down.
2 If a US vessel on joint patrol with a Japanese vessel is attacked, the Japanese vessel must protect the US vessel.
Seeing who opposes those orders will tell us much about their real motives.
TravelingSalesSep. 19, 2015 - 05:02PM JST
As an American taxpayer, I hope this is one small first step toward ending the free-loading.
Posted in: It is our children and future generations who will pay the price.
TravelingSalesSep. 17, 2015 - 09:59PM JST
Posted in: Hokkaido shinkansen to begin operation on March 26
TravelingSalesSep. 17, 2015 - 09:58PM JST
At least Bernie honestly admits to being a liberal, rather than pretending to be a "moderate", like most Dem candidates. Let's have an honest and open election with the liberal Democrat saying that (s)he is a liberal and the conservative Republican saying that (s)he is a conservative.
Posted in: Obama upbeat on prospects for TPP deal
TravelingSalesSep. 17, 2015 - 09:54PM JST
How disgusting that if our ships are attacked in the Sea of Japan or the East China Sea, the Japanese will just stand by and watch, while if they are attacked we must defend them.
How shameless, and shameful, for Japan!
Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the proposed new security legislation would allow Japan’s military to defend its allies even when Japan isn’t under attack, work more closely with its allies, and do more in international peacekeeping. What's your view on this?
TravelingSalesSep. 17, 2015 - 01:08PM JST
Just vote on this and move on already! There are other important issues to deal with.
Posted in: Lawmakers scuffle as Diet battle heats up over controversial security bills
TravelingSalesSep. 17, 2015 - 01:06PM JST
Posted in: Blocking tactic
TravelingSalesSep. 05, 2015 - 10:02AM JST
The local banks here are wholly incompetent. They don't understand how to use e-mail and secure sites. In fact most have not even reached the fax and word-processor age. Taking out a mortgage requires lots of forms laboriously filled out by hand and physically carried around. It's like going back to the 70s.
Hopefully the Chinese/Taiwanese now coming in will educate and improve them.
Posted in: Why leading foreign banks are saying sayonara to Japan
TravelingSalesSep. 05, 2015 - 09:55AM JST
Tried this last evening. The interface is much worse than Hulu - you can't search by country/language, you pay extra for HD and they don't even have Netflix shos like House of Cards.
Not worth your time.
Posted in: Netflix starts Japan service
TravelingSalesAug. 29, 2015 - 10:35PM JST
People will be sued if they drive their cars manually and cause an accident - why didn't they leave it to the much more competent computer.
But this is great news for people who like to go out for a beer - sleep in the back while the machine drives home. No more worries about DWI.
Posted in: What legal problems do you foresee in the event that driverless cars are involved in accidents?
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Oct. 05, 2015 - 05:31PM JST
that'll be a pretty short trip.
Posted in: Crown Prince, princess to visit Fukushima to observe recovery
Oct. 05, 2015 - 05:28PM JST
Good. Lead the way, SF.
Alcairo said news coverage of the bill’s introduction in July slowed…
Posted in: San Francisco's last gun store closing doors for good
Oct. 05, 2015 - 05:27PM JST
The wording of #3 (politicians and celebrities accidentally saying the wrong thing) is a bit too…
Posted in: Top 10 things even Japanese people think they’re too obsessive about
Oct. 05, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
Vast Right-Wing Conspirator,
You seemed to be saying there was a correlation between increased gun sales…
Oct. 05, 2015 - 05:19PM JST
When he said 100M, it meant 126M in round numbers.
No he didn't. Maybe you should…
Posted in: Abe's new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric
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