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TravelingSalesNov. 23, 2013 - 04:55PM JST
On an inflation adjusted basis, Japanese land prices are lower than in the early 1970s. I am not sure that the interviewee has quite grasped the concept of a bubble.
Posted in: Premium Value Bank: Taking the hassle out of investing in real estate
TravelingSalesNov. 20, 2013 - 03:11PM JST
Japan shouldn't complain. A more sensible policy would be to refuse to comment on or be drawn into discussion about events that happened more than 25 years ago.
You don't hear Americans complaining about Brits burning down the White House or Brits complaining about the Norman invasion, South Africans complaining about British concentration camps or the Tunisians complaining about the Punic Wars. East Asians should lighten up, focus more on the future than the past and get a life!
Posted in: China praises Korean assassin whom Japan calls a 'criminal'
TravelingSalesNov. 13, 2013 - 04:31PM JST
So far no Chinese/Korean whining about this being the first step in Japan's evil master plan to conquer the world?
Posted in: Japan to send SDF team to Philippine typhoon zone
TravelingSalesNov. 12, 2013 - 09:26AM JST
Let him be swiftly and fairly tried, and, if he is found guilty, let him be swiftly and fairly hung.
Posted in: Trial begins of man charged with murdering woman in Tokyo apartment
TravelingSalesOct. 25, 2013 - 05:21PM JST
Suggest being "friends with benefits" rather than a formal relationship.
Posted in: What advice would you give to someone who has a hard time accepting rejection from someone with whom they were in a relationship or from someone with whom they were hoping to have a relationship?
TravelingSalesOct. 08, 2013 - 04:32PM JST
Yes. Voltaire was right when he said "I disagree completely with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it".
Posted in: Kyoto court rules anti-Korean hate speech illegal
TravelingSalesOct. 08, 2013 - 04:17PM JST
It's very dangerous to have some bureaucrat or politician regulating speech based on content . A regulation banning protests close to schools would be much better solution.
TravelingSalesOct. 06, 2013 - 12:28AM JST
The House has already passed a bill to guarantee no debt default - the Full Faith & Credit Act. The Senate refuses to discuss it.
The House also just voted to pay federal workers what they're owed even during the shutdown. The Senate is likely to ignore that as well.
On a brighter note, the Feds tried to stop people driving on roads from which they can see Mt. Rushmore. Since those were state roads, the SD governor sent state troopers to dismantle the barricades!
Posted in: Republicans rip into White House in counterattack
TravelingSalesOct. 06, 2013 - 12:19AM JST
Why don't they just auction the slots. Get some money for the taxpayers and less power for the bureaucrats.
Posted in: JAL files complaint over Haneda landing-slot allocation
TravelingSalesOct. 04, 2013 - 07:01PM JST
This is all kind of ridiculous. The House already passed a bill to prevent default on the debt. The Senate can pass it any time. There's no way they will allow a default.
Posted in: Stocks close down 0.94% on U.S. debt fears
TravelingSalesSep. 29, 2013 - 03:07PM JST
Typical bureaucrat nonsense. They should auction the slots to the highest bidder and use the proceeds to pay down debt.
We shouldn't leave important decisions to brain-dead government drones.
Posted in: Haneda’s slots for international flights are an asset for the public. The transport ministry should make a decision to award new slots to airlines based on what would result in the best use [of the asset] without benefiting certain airlines.
TravelingSalesSep. 12, 2013 - 05:27PM JST
Smoke-free bars & restaurants are crucial. Visitors from cleaner countries are shocked by the stench when they come here.
Posted in: Abe, Inose discuss how to make Tokyo more visitor-friendly
TravelingSalesSep. 12, 2013 - 05:26PM JST
Looks like someone in Pyongyang has been watching Washington's Syrian antics.
Posted in: N Korea restarts plutonium reactor: analysts
TravelingSalesSep. 12, 2013 - 12:00PM JST
The arrogance of these lawmakers who forgot or ignored their duty to protect the rights of their constituents has been duly punished.
Posted in: Colorado voters oust Democratic state senators over gun control
TravelingSalesSep. 10, 2013 - 09:58AM JST
Let's make sure the Dalai Lama. Gets an engraved invitation!
Posted in: China: 2020 Olympic success will depend on how Japan faces its history
TravelingSalesSep. 08, 2013 - 02:29PM JST
Montreal, Athens and Nagano reported a loss. London, Sydney and Vancouver were break-even.
Posted in: Abe says Olympics 'will repay debt we owe the world'
TravelingSalesSep. 08, 2013 - 01:53PM JST
If LA, Calgary, Salt Lake and Seoul can make aprofit from the Olympics, so can Tokyo.
TravelingSalesSep. 05, 2013 - 12:24PM JST
For the geographically challenged posters (of whom there appears to be a surfeit), the distance from Fukushima to Tokyo is about the same as London to Paris. Or, to take another example, Fukushima is about three times further from Tokyo than the US national nuclear testing site (where 928 test explosions have occurred, more than 100 of which were above ground) is from Las Vegas. Last time I checked, Las Vegans were not growing extra limbs or developing super-powers.
Posted in: Fukushima question continues to dog Tokyo Olympic bid
TravelingSalesAug. 28, 2013 - 12:32PM JST
Great if you want to go out and have a few brews.
Posted in: Nissan to have self-driving car on market in 2020
TravelingSalesAug. 24, 2013 - 12:09PM JST
Why don't they just auction the slots like any sensible county. He who pays wins. So does the taxpayer.
Posted in: Dogfight over Tokyo: JAL, ANA vie for 20 landing slots at Haneda
Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:38AM JST
. I do not think there is anything left of reactors 1 thru 3 to…
Posted in: Japan to spend Y100 bil on contaminated soil storage facility
Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:35AM JST
The document cites what surrounding islands consist within North, East, South, West of Oki island. Therefore,…
Posted in: Japan protests against South Korean drill on disputed islands
Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:28AM JST
This event, luckily, wasn't the funeral, it was the memorial - or wake, I suppose.
Posted in: Sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial a fake
Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:21AM JST
I used to use them all the time when I first came to Japan, but recently…
Posted in: What do you think of vending machines in Japan?
Dec. 12, 2013 - 11:18AM JST
That's a big move for Honda, well done.
Posted in: AC Milan confirms Honda transfer from CSKA Moscow