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TravelingSalesJul. 29, 2015 - 11:11AM JST
55% is the top rate now - 45 national, 10 local
Posted in: Tokyo office rents crawl to 4-year high, new units on horizon
TravelingSalesJul. 29, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
You would have to be a masochist to be an entrepreneur in a country with a 55% tax rate. If you fail you lose your investment, if you succeed the government takes most of your profit.
TravelingSalesJul. 28, 2015 - 11:36AM JST
It's not the planes that are a noise problem in central Tokyo, it's the helicopters, especially for people living in northern Shibuya or southern Shinjuku.
Posted in: Gov't to allow more flights over Tokyo as Haneda slots increase
TravelingSalesJul. 15, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
Article 9 is just a way for Japan to free-load off US taxpayers rather than paying for its own defense.
Posted in: Security bill debate masks deeper divide over pacifist constitution
TravelingSalesJul. 14, 2015 - 01:16PM JST
Sale prices per square meter
Greater Tokyo: 453,300 Yen +6.6% from June 2014
Tokyo Metropolitan Area 596,500 Yen +5.9%
Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato 1,013,100 Yen +16.5%
- See more at: http://japanpropertycentral.com/2015/07/secondhand-apartment-sale-prices-reach-new-record-in-central-tokyo/#sthash.CcjQBZ2k.dpuf
Posted in: China's rich seek shelter from stock market storm in foreign property
TravelingSalesJul. 13, 2015 - 01:14PM JST
Lots of Chinese coming to Tokyo now to buy real estate. About 20% of transactions are now with foreigners, because Tokyo is so cheap compared to other major cities.
TravelingSalesJul. 13, 2015 - 01:02PM JST
Obviously yes. The Spanish, Greeks, Germans and Italians are all permitted to use their soldiers to defend allies and that's why we saw them all on the front lines in Iraq and Vietnam, shoulder to shoulder with the tin foil brigade and the 9/11 truthers.
Posted in: If security bills that would allow Japan to use its Self-Defense Forces to defend an ally are passed in the Diet, do you think Japan would be compelled to fight a war alongside the U.S.?
TravelingSalesJul. 11, 2015 - 01:12PM JST
Nobody is forcing the Japanese people to buy rice, lumber or anything else. All this does is get the government out of the way so they can buy whatever they choose.
Posted in: Japan TPP negotiator says some issues left for ministerial meet
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.
Aug. 04, 2015 - 12:07AM JST
Their legal status as Japanese citizens at the time doesn't really have much bearing on the…
Posted in: Japanese company apologizes to U.S. POWs for WWII forced labor
Aug. 04, 2015 - 12:02AM JST
Why is it the media spend so much time demonising 'line' , and I wonder if…
Posted in: Trio of murder suspects exchanged Line messages leading up to the attack
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:57PM JST
Japan wanted to keep fighting even after the atomic bombs. The real reason why they surrendered…
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:55PM JST
In the 5 year-old wave pool case, I think it basically comes down to parental supervision.…
Posted in: 10 water-related deaths reported across Japan on Sunday
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:47PM JST
firstname.lastname@example.org you fail to see is that America would have definitely fought to the bitter end…
Posted in: China shows off victory over Japan logo