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TravelingSalesJun. 15, 2015 - 02:45PM JST
nakanoguy01 JUN. 15, 2015 - 09:27AM JST "where were these people during the past two elections?"
TravelingSalesJun. 15, 2015 - 02:29PM JST
It is crazy to assume these people didn't vote last time. The Communists alone got 7 million votes.
TravelingSalesJun. 15, 2015 - 01:41PM JST
25,000 out of 127 million. So 0.02%. Sounds about right.
TravelingSalesJun. 11, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
The new Congress is working much more smoothly than the old. It's good to see bi-partisan cooperation on important issues like free trade.
Posted in: U.S. trade legislation vote expected Friday
TravelingSalesJun. 09, 2015 - 04:21PM JST
It's almost 80 years ago - people should get over it.
And get some perspective. Even if the 200,000 number is right, it is minor compared to the 10 million gassed/starved by the Germans or the 2 million raped by the Red Army or the 2 million killed on all sides by strategic bombing. There were much worse things happening at the time.
Posted in: Japanese academics urge Abe to renew sex slave apology
TravelingSalesJun. 09, 2015 - 10:26AM JST
The new stadium is coming on pretty well.
Posted in: IOC approves venue changes for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
TravelingSalesJun. 05, 2015 - 02:03PM JST
It would be nice if the free-loaders starting stepping up and pulling their weight, but 'll believe it when (if) I see it.
Posted in: The very fact that the United States is in such a receptive mood on this issue is frightening. It's quite possible the U.S. is expecting Japanese troops to fight alongside American troops on the battlefield.
TravelingSalesJun. 04, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Didn't that genius Congressman halt the relocation to Guam by pointing out that Guam might capsize if there were too many soldiers there?
Posted in: U.S. tells Okinawa governor new base 'fundamental' to security
TravelingSalesJun. 04, 2015 - 02:59PM JST
Good to see Hong Kong still stands up against the Communist dictators.
Posted in: Massive Tiananmen vigil expected in divided Hong Kong
TravelingSalesJun. 02, 2015 - 04:25PM JST
Let's hope Tokyo catches up to Beijing in the near future. Japan, Cambodia and North Korea still trail behind more advanced Asian countries in this area.
Posted in: Beijing smokebusters to go on patrol
TravelingSalesMay. 22, 2015 - 12:03PM JST
With Tokyo prices at 20% of the peak - about same levels as 1980 in real terms - we're still a long way for a boom or bubble. Tokyo is about half the price of New York or Singapore and one third of Hong Kong or London.
Posted in: Building boom
TravelingSalesMay. 22, 2015 - 10:16AM JST
They need to build now because they slowed down so much after the earthquake. Last month the number of new apartments offered in Tokyo was the lowest for 23 years.
TravelingSalesMay. 21, 2015 - 08:39PM JST
Fortunately they're just a "JV team" so we don't need to pay attention to them.
Posted in: Islamic State takes control of ancient Syrian city of Palmyra
TravelingSalesMay. 21, 2015 - 08:34PM JST
In many parts of Japan, Starbucks is the only clean place to eat or drink. The more they open, the better.
Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan
TravelingSalesMay. 14, 2015 - 06:10PM JST
Kamikaze pilots attacked military targets. They are no different from the Marine who runs up to an enemy pillbox with a grenade in his hand, or a soldier who refuses to retreat from a post (Fort Sumter, for example) when facing unopposed artillery or a naval captain who refuses to surrender his vessel even when the odds are hopeless.
When we talk of suicide bombers, we are usually thinking of those depraved cowards who attack non-combatants. There is no comparison.
Posted in: Do you think of Japan's World War II kamikaze pilots as brave? How would you compare them with today's suicide bombers?
TravelingSalesMay. 13, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
This is a good step toward collective resistance to Chinese expansionism. Let's hope it spreads and we see Japan collaborating more with Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, India & Australia.
Posted in: Philippines, Japan hold historic naval drills in flashpoint waters
TravelingSalesMay. 07, 2015 - 06:56PM JST
Seriously? Does anyone really care if a monkey is named after a baby?
Posted in: Oita zoo under fire for naming baby monkey Charlotte
TravelingSalesApr. 30, 2015 - 03:58PM JST
The US should make it clear that if the Japanese don't fix Article 9 and stop free-loading on our defenses, we will walk away from the treaty.
TravelingSalesApr. 26, 2015 - 10:36PM JST
Aggressive paranoid countries that have designs against their neighbors should not have nuclear weapons.
Peaceful countries that want to deter aggression without building a huge military should be allowed to have them.
So NK is a no, modern Japan is a yes.
Posted in: Should some countries have the right to tell other countries that they cannot have nuclear weapons?
TravelingSalesApr. 23, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
Collective security is stronger and cheaper than g it alone.
Presumably all the tin-foil hat people who are constantly convinced that Japan is seconds away from returning to aggressive imperialism will be happy to see the Japanese military enmeshed in a Pacific equivalent of NATO (excluding China trolls like Alex80 of course).
Posted in: New law to allow Japan to supply U.S. military in South China Sea
Jul. 01, 2015 - 10:52AM JST
Belly up? Fork time? Call someone from Zenith.
Posted in: S&P says Sharp in 'selective default'
Jul. 01, 2015 - 10:50AM JST
Because of the 'uniqueness' of the services offered here, silly.
Posted in: Why do so many Japanese hotels and ryokan charge by the person instead of the room?
They owed the Japanese banks so much that the loans are now converted into equities. The…
Jul. 01, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
What the Harvard historian said:
“It’s not just forced labor. There’s terrible working conditions, and there’s…
Posted in: Japan's UNESCO heritage bid draws flak over slave labor
Jul. 01, 2015 - 10:48AM JST
Screwed up as usual, earth to abe, starting at 0730 & 0830 should mean leaving the…
Posted in: Gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August