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TravelingSalesNov. 23, 2015 - 02:33PM JST
The part about the taxi driver cannot be true. Many JT commentators have regularly instructed us that armed civilians never protect anyone.
Posted in: Palestinian stabs Israeli woman to death; 3 attackers killed
TravelingSalesNov. 14, 2015 - 07:32PM JST
This works fine in other countries. If the worker is willing and the employer is willing, the government should butt out.
Posted in: There’s something wrong about exploiting underprivileged women from abroad to do household work in the name of boosting female labor participation in Japan. Men’s share of housework has not yet been discussed sufficiently.
TravelingSalesNov. 08, 2015 - 12:56PM JST
So read the Wall Street Journal. It's the largest circulation paper in the country.
Posted in: Sparks fly as U.S. fight over TPP deal begins
TravelingSalesNov. 06, 2015 - 08:32PM JST
How can this be. All the whiners have been telling us for years that this pact will be secret for ever. Now it's all been published. What gives?
TravelingSalesNov. 02, 2015 - 01:51AM JST
Abe deserves credit for trying, but until and unless Japanese women stand up and clearly say that they want and will work for workplace equality he is wasting his breath.
Posted in: Deep-set attitude hampers 'Womenomics'
TravelingSalesNov. 02, 2015 - 01:48AM JST
So I guess they want to concede dominance to the country with the largest conventional forces. Time to start learning Chinese!
TravelingSalesOct. 25, 2015 - 11:38PM JST
If the important social issue here is to slow demographic decline, I don't think banning same-sex marriage is an effective policy. Re-legalizing polygamy would be a much more practical avenue.
TravelingSalesOct. 21, 2015 - 03:24PM JST
This is interesting - daily radiation levels in Shinjuku back to 2011 - see how they quadrupled in a couple of days at the time of the disaster: http://monitoring.tokyo-eiken.go.jp/en/mpshinjukuairdata1day.html
Posted in: 1st Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer
TravelingSalesOct. 21, 2015 - 12:52PM JST
Great progress, although not perfect. Hope it gets ratified soon. Then start work on a similar deal with the EU.
TravelingSalesOct. 19, 2015 - 12:06PM JST
That would be the secret TPP agreement which is about to be published in full?
Posted in: Japan shows off naval power as U.S. signals wider engagement in western Pacific
TravelingSalesOct. 19, 2015 - 10:06AM JST
It's true - Japan is not a nation, it's a tribe. Destined to become a multipolar city state, like the UAE, three or four large metropolises with nothing but national park surrounding them.
Posted in: Opponents of immigration in Japan, particularly political conservatives and members of right-wing groups, argue that Japan is a single ethnic group and cannot easily absorb people from other cultures. What are your views on this?
TravelingSalesOct. 19, 2015 - 10:04AM JST
If you want peace, prepare for war.
TravelingSalesOct. 18, 2015 - 03:16PM JST
I'm supporting Bernie for the Dem nomination. Or Nader if he gets in.
Posted in: If Hillary Clinton were to be elected U.S. president next year, would that be good for Japan?
TravelingSalesOct. 12, 2015 - 07:10PM JST
If the parent raised a kid who can be brainwashed by toilet paper, it sounds like the kid is the one who should be complaining!
Posted in: The SDF is trying to brainwash students without leaving any evidence behind.
TravelingSalesOct. 11, 2015 - 01:33PM JST
A (small) step forward. Low rates, broad base, few deductions - the least damaging tax policy.
TravelingSalesOct. 11, 2015 - 01:31PM JST
Japan needs to maintain "screwdriver" distance from a credible deterrent in case an administration even more feckless and incompetent than the current one suddenly leaves them unprotected in the face of a Chinese 250 bomb arsenal.
Posted in: Experts warn plutonium stocks could soar in East Asia
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!
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Nov. 26, 2015 - 08:38AM JST
A handshake, lots of smiling and bowing, and a expensive Sushi and Fugu dish courtesy of…
Posted in: Helping hand for refugees
Nov. 26, 2015 - 08:35AM JST
I find funny people who say "Japan will disappear without immigration", they are often the same…
Posted in: No. of workers in Japan to decrease 12% in 2030
Nov. 26, 2015 - 08:33AM JST
Japan is clever: it has always exploited the foreigners. It takes but do not give, except…
Posted in: Japan should accept more refugees, fix asylum system: UNHCR
Nov. 26, 2015 - 08:32AM JST
Rather than broadly legalizing, I support a complete review of the penalties for drug use. The…
Posted in: How do you feel about legalizing some drugs? If you are for it, which drugs do you think should be legalized and which ones shouldn't be?
How about Washlets instead of squat toilets?
Posted in: 9 ways Tokyo could become more foreigner-friendly in time for 2020 Olympics
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