Yubaru's past comments

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    Yubaru

    No matter what anyone says here, we are all arm chair judging one side or the other what happened here. The testimony has been released and it's pretty obvious if one reads it with a clear mind who is right and who was wrong here.

    Problem is folks WANT to believe the cop was wrong and refuse to accept that he wasn't.

    The bigger problem that needs to be addressed is what caused this in the first place and those issues should take precedent moving forward.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

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    Yubaru

    But the battle to end deflation isn’t welcomed by seniors such as 69-year-old Eiji Shimojima, who worry that higher prices will erode their retirement income.

    Yes it will, and yes it has already with increased prices at the pumps and registers.

    “Deflation might not be good for the economy overall, but from an ordinary citizen’s perspective it’s actually not so bad because you can afford more things,” Shimojima sai

    Not forever really there comes a time when it starts affecting businesses ability to make any profits which ends up devastating the economy in the long run.

    Posted in: Japan's war on deflation faces its toughest battle

  • 7

    Yubaru

    and the Japanese people.

    Just "what" Japanese people? Did you know that there are Japanese among the people protesting?

    Posted in: Rare albino dolphin captured in Japan's 'Cove'

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    Yubaru

    So if the testimony is to be believed, and the people finding the officer guilty here are to believed, I guess then it's ok for suspected criminals to punch out the cops now.

    People don't want to believe the fact that the officer felt himself in danger, a veteran cop, not a rookie. I would hate to have to change places with him and make the same split second judgments that he had to make and face the kangaroo courts here.

    Posted in: National Guard ordered in as Ferguson businesses torched

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    Yubaru

    Make up for it by selling products at higher prices...

    What is actually happening is products are being sold at the same price with less volume, lower cost, gullible consumer.

    Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending

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    Yubaru

    I wonder when that picture was actually taken........

    http://www.takarakuji-official.jp/

    Posted in: Praying for big win

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    Yubaru

    “As a corporate strategy, using their profits in a more productive manner is imperative,” he said. “Among others, investment in facilities and human resources, as well as reestablishment of supply chains including subcontractors are possible options.”

    This coming from the government that got everyone into this current mess?

    Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending

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    Yubaru

    Urging firms to raise wages? Just how in the heck are so many of the businesses here that rely on imports (higher costs with the devalued yen) to conduct their businesses to do what he is "urging"?

    Doesn't he realize (dumb question because obviously he doesn't) that it's his government's policies that are preventing his "urges" from becoming reality?

    I now have the "urge" to go outside and scream at the moon at this government's foolishness.

    Posted in: BOJ Gov Kuroda urges firms to raise wages, spending

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    Yubaru

    The longer the Japanese press/media keeps the public in the dark the easier it is for the government to govern. The "lemmings" wont start jumping ship because they like to believe that are safe and sound in their environments because what they read in the papers or see on the news only talks about isolated incidents or natural disasters and keeps the focus away from reality.

    Image if everything were reported as is, everyone's bubble of believing that they are special would pop, and then what would the government do to keep the people quiet?

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences in the way Japanese and U.S. media report the news?

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Time for Honda to get slapped, and hard!

    Posted in: Honda admits failing to report 1,729 deaths, injuries to U.S. regulators

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    Yubaru

    The loophole is that they get prizes

    However it's only the folks that post here that ever actually refer to the exchanged goods as "prizes". Those trinkets typically come with 100 yen, 500 yen, and 1000 yen "values" attached. There is NO law stating that the "winner" has to exchange for these trinkets for the cash, they can get merchandise right in the parlor as well.

    Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'

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    Yubaru

    They can take their baskets of balls to a neighboring, but “separate,” establishment to exchange the balls for cash prizes. How convenient!

    Evidently this writer has never been to a pachinko parlor. If someone is going to write an article making claims like this one here it would behoove the writer to get their facts in order before publishing.

    A person can not take "their baskets of balls" to e neighboring but "separate" establishment. They exchange the balls on the spot, in the pachinko parlor itself, for either some useless tokens that are THEN taken to a different location in exchange for cash OR they can and many do as well, exchange those balls on the premises for items that are on display.

    Everything from beer to watches and a bunch of other stuff in between.

    Posted in: Nearly 5% of Japanese addicted to gambling – even though it’s still 'illegal'

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    Yubaru

    Japanese "news" agencies typically do not report all the news, and their priorities are whacked out. They are also OVERLY influenced and controlled to a certain extent by government agencies.

    PLUS they go over the line in censorship as well in the desire to keep conflicting and sometimes more accurate or pertinent news out of the public eye. They desire control as much as they are controlled.

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences in the way Japanese and U.S. media report the news?

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    Yubaru

    Of course not, this is really no news. They have more power right now as leaders of their particular governments, in the Diet they would be in the opposition and have little voice as their party controls a handful of seats at best.

    Plus the chance also exists that they could lose too, and to run for a different office would mean having to resign from the one they are in now.

    Bird in the hand.....

    Posted in: Hashimoto, Matsui decide not to run in lower house election

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    Yubaru

    I hope Dad recovers, and that they both get the help that they need to find out why this happened and fix it.

    Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested for stabbing father

  • 2

    Yubaru

    Doing....(Nice "headline" grab....)

    Gov't to reduce sales tax on food, other items in April 2017

    and "planning"

    The ruling Liberal-Democratic Party and its coalition partner, the Komeito Party, plan to reduce the sales tax on daily essentials such as food and other products when the next hike is implemented in April 2017.

    are two TOTALLY different things.

    It's going to be a major pain in the butt for these politicians with the silver spoons in their mouths to decide what grocery items that will be exempt from the consumption tax rise. These people will claim that "wagyu" and "toro" are essential food items and exempt them as well I'll bet, and the 20,000 yen mangoes etc etc etc.

    Posted in: Gov't to reduce sales tax on food, other items in April 2017

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    Yubaru

    There was no damage to any of the seven nuclear reactors at the sprawling Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant in neighboring Niigata prefecture as they have been off-line since 2011.

    Being off-line does not automatically mean "no damage". I hope that the folks in charge of checking these reactors out for any potential damage ensure that the information they provide is both accurate (accountability) and timely.

    Posted in: Nagano quake leaves 39 injured as houses collapse

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    Yubaru

    30% of people polled by the Asahi said they felt Abenomics had succeeded

    Which could also be read to mean that 70% felt that they are a failure.

    Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever

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    Yubaru

    But more voters still say they will vote for Abe,

    This must be a misprint, no one outside of Abe's home prefecture and district can vote for Abe. Must mean they are voting for the LDP.

    I would love the PM to be voted in directly by the people, then we could really see who is popular or not.

    Posted in: Abe's support rate at lowest ever

  • 0

    Yubaru

    you wandered into a discussion of how the word "landslide" should be interpreted, presenting the number of votes each candidate garnered.

    I wandered? OMG whatever......He isn't communist and even if he was it wouldn't matter because a Japanese Communist is no where even close to being the same as what YOU are thinking they are.

    Could you please explain what a Communist Sympathizer to Muslims is.

    Dont bother...."trueOki wanna" is just a conspiracy theorist at heart.

    The folks in Okinawa have a higher chance of getting skin cancer or dying from obesity than being attacked from either China or NK.

    @Octagon...

    NK has already flied rocket over Okinawa

    Only over the ocean, not over the islands themselves, and anything coming from NK, while scary due to their inaccuracy, is really nothing to worry about down here. The folks in Tokyo should be more worried.

    Posted in: Okinawa vote a blow to Japan-U.S. ties, say analysts

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