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TravelingSalesMay. 09, 2016 - 06:33PM JST
More importantly than the cash, the US should tell Japan, Korea and Taiwan that we've had enough of the wasteful bilateral arrangements. Either they quit whining about ancient history and get their act together for a collective NATO style common defense, or we leave them to deals with the Norks & the dragon. Enough with the free-loading.
Posted in: Do you agree with U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for Japan to drastically increase its financial contribution to maintain American military bases?
TravelingSalesMay. 04, 2016 - 08:03PM JST
Sanders is just waiting for the FBI.
Posted in: Cruz drops out of GOP race after Indiana loss to Trump
TravelingSalesMay. 04, 2016 - 04:08PM JST
OK, time to get behind Trump. Even if you didn't like him at first, he is now the only option to defeat Hillary and stop the continual expansion of government. Open your wallets - you can send him up to $2,700 (or $5,400 if you send before June 7 & mark half for the primary). Let's go guys, there's a Clinton to stop!
TravelingSalesMay. 02, 2016 - 11:15AM JST
When you have a 55% marginal tax rate it will result in (i) people substituting leisure for work - retiring earlier, (ii) people taking less risk - buying government bonds instead of opening a new business, and (iii) tax evasion/avoidance. Moronic policy usually brings unwanted results - this is not rocket science.
Posted in: Japanese money in offshore tax havens could solve a lot of problems at home
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.
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May. 31, 2016 - 07:04PM JST
Japan paid in 1965. Paid more than Korea demanded. Did the victims receive anything? No. Where's…
Posted in: Comfort women foundation committee launched in S Korea
May. 31, 2016 - 07:03PM JST
A preparation committee was launched on Tuesday to carry out work for the establishment of a…
May. 31, 2016 - 06:57PM JST
"The Chinese public, meanwhile, seems unfazed by Trump’s anti-immigration stance, with its overwhelming focus on Mexico,…
Posted in: Trump draws strong reactions in China
I hope they also checked the area around the creek that they were supposedly playing in…
Posted in: Searchers struggle with lack of clues to fate of missing 7-year-old boy
May. 31, 2016 - 06:53PM JST
Not only the possible attack of a bear, but what if another car came by and…
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