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TravelingSalesOct. 08, 2015 - 12:56PM JST
Best thing they could do is ban "gun-free zones". Only the law-abiding respect them.
Posted in: Senate Democrats preparing legislative package to curb guns
TravelingSalesOct. 07, 2015 - 02:38PM JST
So if my daughter starts up a women's football league in San Diego and makes herself the quarterback, is she only entitled to the $15,000,000 salary that Philip Rivers gets or must she also be paid the same $4,500,000 signing bonus.
Posted in: California adopts bill ensuring equal pay for women
TravelingSalesOct. 07, 2015 - 02:28PM JST
The US govt. says the full text will be out within 30 days.
Some details are out: Beef producers will see 74 percent of Japanese tariffs or tax lines on beef eliminated or cut over 16 years. Pork producers will see 65 percent of Japanese tariffs on pork eliminated in 11 years or less, and 80 percent in 16 years or less.
Posted in: Obama begins selling TPP agreement to Congress, public
TravelingSalesOct. 07, 2015 - 10:01AM JST
Did you read the article? They are in the process of publishing it so everyone can read it. Even the people whining about it being secret can read it. Sheesh!
TravelingSalesOct. 06, 2015 - 03:29PM JST
Problem with Shinsei is they make it really difficult to borrow more than 100 million, which doesn't go far in southwest Tokyo. If you do have PR, you're better off with the other big banks.
Posted in: Olympics lures Japan property buyers
TravelingSalesOct. 06, 2015 - 03:27PM JST
It will be good when it is published and we can finally get rid of all the whining about secret agreements.
Posted in: 12 Pacific countries seal huge free trade deal
TravelingSalesOct. 05, 2015 - 07:23PM JST
Anyone can buy land or buildings here, even with no visa. However, to borrow you either need permanent resident status or you need to be from China, HK or Taiwan.
TravelingSalesOct. 05, 2015 - 05:52PM JST
How about adding some facts to this discussion. From August 2015:
In Tokyo’s 23 wards, the average asking price was 48,660,000 Yen, up 2.1% from the previous month and up 16.1% from last year. This is the 14th month in a row to see an increase. The average building age was 22.2 years.
Price growth in central Tokyo continues to show no sign of slowing, with the average price in central Tokyo’s six wards reaching 68,290,000 Yen, up 2.0% from the previous month and up 16.6% from last year. This is an increase of 33.9% from the most recent market bottom of October 2012, when the average price was 50,990,000 Yen. The average building age was 21.0 years.
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.
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.
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Oct. 09, 2015 - 02:17PM JST
I mean... sigh... Is this really something that a really good SPF can't take care of?…
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Oct. 09, 2015 - 02:16PM JST
How did low life people want to murder Stone who has won highest bravery award of…
Posted in: France train attack hero stabbed in California
Oct. 09, 2015 - 02:15PM JST
You realize that with meaningless comments like that, where you apparently think it means something, you…
Posted in: Murdoch apologizes for saying Obama was not 'real black president'
Oct. 09, 2015 - 02:12PM JST
Now, I just love the fact that you admit what we all know about this president…
Oct. 09, 2015 - 02:08PM JST
The islands are over populated and have 100 million too many people as it is. Anyway,…
Posted in: New cabinet minister seeks to stem shrinking population
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