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TravelingSalesApr. 30, 2015 - 03:58PM JST
The US should make it clear that if the Japanese don't fix Article 9 and stop free-loading on our defenses, we will walk away from the treaty.
TravelingSalesApr. 26, 2015 - 10:36PM JST
Aggressive paranoid countries that have designs against their neighbors should not have nuclear weapons.
Peaceful countries that want to deter aggression without building a huge military should be allowed to have them.
So NK is a no, modern Japan is a yes.
Posted in: Should some countries have the right to tell other countries that they cannot have nuclear weapons?
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
May. 06, 2015 - 09:26PM JST
The JapanToday has a poll asking if people are tired of hearing about the Chinese and…
Posted in: Japan turns to U.N. to pressure North Korea on abductees
May. 06, 2015 - 09:25PM JST
"don't mess with Texas" (tough words) from a red state which backs them up!…
Posted in: IS claims first attack on U.S. soil with Texas shooting
May. 06, 2015 - 09:24PM JST
"Can you imagine telling the voice actors back in 1984 that they'd be playing the characters…
Posted in: Fox renews 'The Simpsons' for 2 more seasons
May. 06, 2015 - 09:17PM JST
NYtoday: Lol, who said anything about forcing my child or yours to appoligize? Oh, only you.…
Posted in: Are you tired of hearing calls from South Korea and China for Japan to address World War II issues with apologies?
May. 06, 2015 - 09:13PM JST
Clamenza, you're totally wrong in all your assumptions. I've been forced to fly on a787 and…
Posted in: FAA warns Boeing 787 bug could shut off aircraft power