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TravelingSalesAug. 29, 2015 - 10:35PM JST
People will be sued if they drive their cars manually and cause an accident - why didn't they leave it to the much more competent computer.
But this is great news for people who like to go out for a beer - sleep in the back while the machine drives home. No more worries about DWI.
Posted in: What legal problems do you foresee in the event that driverless cars are involved in accidents?
TravelingSalesAug. 29, 2015 - 10:32PM JST
Trump's not right about many things, but he is right about this. Could to see him publicizing the issue - not enough people in the US know about it.
Posted in: If Japan gets attacked, we have to immediately go to their aid. If we get attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us.
TravelingSalesAug. 23, 2015 - 04:52PM JST
If China's celebrating the anniversary of the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War, maybe Japan should celebrate the anniversary of the end of the First. How about next April 17, the 121st anniversary of the Treaty of Shimonoseki.
Posted in: China holds rehearsal for military parade marking Japan’s WWII surrender
TravelingSalesAug. 23, 2015 - 12:29PM JST
If all Chinese soldiers are like these maybe we shouldn't be so quick to object to invasion.
Posted in: Dress rehearsal
TravelingSalesAug. 22, 2015 - 02:11PM JST
Way to go USA!
Posted in: White House: No. 2 IS leader killed in U.S. military airstrike
TravelingSalesAug. 22, 2015 - 02:06PM JST
Call a Marine
Posted in: 3 Americans praised for subduing train gunman in France
TravelingSalesAug. 20, 2015 - 12:52PM JST
Just like those Poles who invaded Germany in September 1939
Posted in: Grisly killing becomes political battleground in Venezuela
TravelingSalesAug. 14, 2015 - 01:24PM JST
It's the Canadians who are blocking it. Once their election is over we should be back on track.
Posted in: Japan anxious at lull in TPP talks; Amari criticizes U.S. inaction
TravelingSalesAug. 14, 2015 - 01:20PM JST
Free-loading off the US taxpayer for national defense
Posted in: WWII aftermath: How did Japan and Germany become global powerhouses?
TravelingSalesAug. 10, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
I think any country with the capability should have gone to war in Rwanda to stop the genocide.
Posted in: Are there any circumstances that justify war?
TravelingSalesAug. 05, 2015 - 11:09AM JST
I hope the Chinese have promised not to invade outside working hours.
Posted in: Given that there were few cases of SDF flights at the Atsugi base, how can it be argued that ‘serious damage’ was caused by SDF aircraft? I think noise pollution from U.S. military planes was confused with that from SDF planes.
TravelingSalesAug. 04, 2015 - 04:56PM JST
Great place so long as they have a second passport or other escape route for later life. Once there are less than 2 workers for every retiree things will get very tough for those still working & paying the taxes.
Posted in: Is Japan a good place to raise children?
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
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:51PM JST
"Can't the Chinese take over?"
"Why would they? They have nothing, and want nothing, to do…
Posted in: Turkish jets join U.S.-led coalition in airstrikes against IS
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:46PM JST
From Hong Kong to Japan, students rising up more
Posted in: Student group injects new exuberance into anti-war protests
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:44PM JST
Last photo guy wants to get a close-up experience. But he doesn't look too happy
Posted in: Samba Carnival
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:42PM JST
"we have to be careful not to violate the suspect’s rights,”
What about the rights of…
Posted in: Bangkok bomb suspect uncooperative: Thai army chief
Aug. 30, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
Line has been looking to expand in bigger markets, such as the U.S., but has not…
Posted in: Messaging app Line says it is still considering IPO