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TravelingSalesApr. 23, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
Collective security is stronger and cheaper than g it alone.
Presumably all the tin-foil hat people who are constantly convinced that Japan is seconds away from returning to aggressive imperialism will be happy to see the Japanese military enmeshed in a Pacific equivalent of NATO (excluding China trolls like Alex80 of course).
Posted in: New law to allow Japan to supply U.S. military in South China Sea
TravelingSalesApr. 22, 2015 - 09:37AM JST
About time these free-loaders started pulling their weight.
Next they should lift defense spending to the NATO target - 2%.
Posted in: Ruling bloc agrees on Diet approval prior to SDF dispatch abroad
TravelingSalesApr. 16, 2015 - 10:09AM JST
What have the Senkakus to do with Korea-Japan relations?
You realize Korea is a different country from China?
Posted in: U.S. says Japan-S Korea tensions distract from N Korea threat
TravelingSalesApr. 16, 2015 - 10:07AM JST
Posted in: Nuclear power can make countries more competitive by delivering the steady supply of base-load electricity which is needed to power the modern economy. It also helps to reduce emissions of greenhouse gas.
TravelingSalesApr. 14, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
So if you don't need US cars, don't buy them. The treaty is not about forcing people to buy things, it's about making them available.
This is not rocket science.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. aim for TPP progress before summit
TravelingSalesApr. 13, 2015 - 05:25PM JST
All she had to do was say loudly "No soap, no sex" - no problem
Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet
TravelingSalesApr. 11, 2015 - 07:54PM JST
Why you be an entrepreneur and then pay 55% tax if you succeed? If you have a good idea, get on a plane to HK, Singapore or Taipei.
Posted in: Prime Minister Abe should announce new tax incentives for startups, especially in the renewable energy sector -- batteries, solar, wind and geothermal power. The government should also create a series of venture-capital pools and safety nets that support would-be innovators and incentivize them to take risks, and sponsor training programs to inspire more entrepreneurship among young Japanese.
TravelingSalesApr. 09, 2015 - 02:34PM JST
Flat tax - 10%.
Posted in: What should the Japanese government do to help working mothers?
TravelingSalesMar. 29, 2015 - 09:58PM JST
I think the same thing goes for men dating women who smoke. The women smell and taste so gross. I suppose so long as you stick to canine postures it might be OK, but anything close to face-to-face gets you that blast of death breath - it's not worth it.
Posted in: Vast majority of women in survey say no to guys who smoke
TravelingSalesMar. 24, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
I am a Tea Partier and I don't have an issue with supporting foreign born citizens for President. I even voted for one once.
Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid
TravelingSalesMar. 24, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
We already settled the foreign born citizen issue in 2008.
TravelingSalesMar. 24, 2015 - 08:14AM JST
Although Senator Cruz has a lot of positives, I am concerned about putting someone who has never run a state or a major corporation into the Presidency.
It's true that Cruz has been described as "off-the-charts brilliant" by a liberal professor who taught him at Harvard Law, and that he was the first Hispanic to clerk for the Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, and that he was an outstanding Solicitor General of Texas, but, if the last six years have taught us anything, surely we know that a nice legal/academic resume is far from adequate preparation to be the nation's chief executive
TravelingSalesMar. 11, 2015 - 10:49AM JST
Sounds like Tsipras deserves honorary Korean citizenship!
Posted in: Greek PM accuses Germany of using legal tricks to avoid WW2 reparations
TravelingSalesMar. 09, 2015 - 10:00AM JST
Saying you're going to make it like MI6 is dumb since all the low-info voters/commentators think Bond rather than le Carre.
Better say the BND or the ASIO.
Posted in: Japan eyes MI6-style spy agency
TravelingSalesMar. 02, 2015 - 10:52PM JST
I rent out 2 places & don't charge key money on either
Posted in: Can Tokyo raise its housing game in time for Olympics?
TravelingSalesMar. 02, 2015 - 02:16PM JST
Kuroda's great gamble is that he can effectively change much of Japan's interest-bearing fixed maturity obligations into zero coupon perpetual notes without causing the market for the perpetuals to collapse. Time will tell if he's right. Nowhere else has ever done this successfully, but Japan is better circumstanced to attempt it than any sovereign I can remember.
Posted in: BOJ chief defends inflation target
TravelingSalesMar. 02, 2015 - 11:25AM JST
Inflation is just a mechanism to take from lenders/savers and give to borrowers. In Japan right now, that's a good thing.
TravelingSalesFeb. 26, 2015 - 03:56PM JST
It's 70 years ago. Get over it already!
Posted in: Panel meets to discuss Abe’s speech for anniversary of WWII end
TravelingSalesFeb. 24, 2015 - 04:24PM JST
I wouldn't have a problem with gay marriage coming to Japan. Seeing what Japanese girls seem to think of the average young Japanese guy it might become the new normal.
However, I think it should come with and by the consent of the people and not be imposed by judges.
Posted in: The constitution does not rule out same-sex marriage, so an interpretation can be made that it is constitutional. Prime Minister Abe and the LDP don’t like the idea of same-sex marriage, but at the same time the issue is gaining momentum.
TravelingSalesFeb. 22, 2015 - 04:59PM JST
I think this kind of action needs to be expanded to benefit other minority groups. I have long been shocked by the dearth of Asian-Americans in the NBA and the NFL, the lack of Inuit-Americans in the National Surfing Championship, and the under-representation of male-Americans in the National Organization of Women.
We need some quotas!
Posted in: Civil rights groups to protest Oscars over lack of diversity
Aaron Lloyd Brummett
Apr. 26, 2015 - 12:53AM JST
Happily married for 20 years...
Never once refused sexual advances from my wife!
I am lost…
Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage
Apr. 26, 2015 - 12:49AM JST
Japan looks "ghetto " with people hanging their clothes to dry out on every friggn' balcony.…
Posted in: What do you think of vending machines in Japan?
Apr. 26, 2015 - 12:37AM JST
don't depend on the US to scramble its jets any more than japan has. Pull your…
Posted in: Abe to tell U.S. leaders Japan ready for bigger security role
Apr. 26, 2015 - 12:33AM JST
But the Americans were (are) gentlemen, charming, tall and easygoing compared to the others. + gave…
Posted in: In U.S., 'comfort woman' demands apology from Japan
Apr. 26, 2015 - 12:23AM JST
......ok to an extent but they are often a plague on the landscape, but then again…