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    bass4funk

    So they did bring "the Beast" over. That must've cost a fortune to fly that thing out here. Wonder what the price tag was to bring it!?

    Posted in: Obama fans

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    bass4funk

    There certainly is an identity problem with Japan.

    For example, I find it odd that Japan's ultra right-wing are so pro-US. This includes our illustrious PM, Shinzo Abe. He pushes Japanese patriotism, but at the same time sucks up to the U.S.A.

    It's more that Japan needs the U.S. Which is completely different from the question is Japan westernized.

    Inferiority complex?

    When it comes to it's Asian neighbors, perhaps.

    Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?

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    bass4funk

    You're paying more for the name, prestige and artistic showmanship "That's it" The fish are not some golden magical farm fed segregated ocean fish. It's the same thing when someone purchases a ¥300,000 mango, what makes it so special? I don't have a problem with how people spend their hard earned money, but I have a right to voice my opinion and I would NEVER pay those kind of prices for Sushi or rather, I'm NOT going to pay that high extra money to the chef for his artistic talent. ¥30,000 is a lot of cash to shell out for some Sushi and what makes it taste better when I can find quality shops where I don't have to pay nearly as much.

    Posted in: Abe takes Obama to Jiro's in Ginza for sushi dinner

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    bass4funk

    Nothing to salvage. It is a piece of US imperialism. Setting miminum US automobile imports? The US auto manufacturers don't put any energy into selling the cars they already have here.

    Give me a break! Cars are NOT the only thing the U.S. sells.

    @Disillusioned

    Exactly!

    Posted in: Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage TPP pact

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    bass4funk

    NO. And Bass, some of your views are really stereotypical. Is Japan MORE WESTERN (whatever that really means) than (say) Hong Kong or Singapore? and because Anime characters have big blue eyes that makes Japan Geopolitically more Western?

    Apparently, you are not reading my post properly. Try again. I'm not stereotyping at all, just telling the facts. It's NOT what I perceive, it's what is out there. Anyone can see it. I'm saying how Japanese feel about THEMSELVES in comparison towards other asians. Most Japanese in many ways DO feel superior to other asians. And yes, when they draw other asians, they draw them with mongoloid faces and themselves mostly with westernized features. But do I personally think Japanese are westernized. Generally speaking, NO.

    Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?

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    bass4funk

    Scrap TPP it's a total rip off for everybody but the superrich who skim money off the rest of us.

    My home state California is one of the largest exporters of produce. I mean, let's all pay outrageous prices for a bundle of grapes or apples. I feel like the super rich just shopping on a daily basis in Japan. Oh, and if you think Japan is NOT taking or skimming money from you in more than one ways than one, then you REALLY don't understand the meaning of getting ripped off.

    Posted in: Obama, Abe under pressure to salvage TPP pact

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    bass4funk

    No, Japan is in Asia. The trouble is that there are American sycophants, like Abe, who would like to think they are not part of Asia, but a cut above it.

    Japan is a part of Asia, no one disputes that, even Abe, however, many Japanese feel COMPARED to other asian countries that they are MORE WESTERN like and are on a different and higher plateau and more open, internationalized in fashion, music and film and on that level, the Japanese see themselves in that regards as a cut above their surrounding neighbors. Yes, they retained their asian identity, but why is it then, when you watch Japanese Anime and why do all the Japanese characters have Big blue eyes and other asians with small narrow eyes?

    We have a similar thing in England where British people think they are above the rest of Europe.

    We already know that.

    Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?

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    bass4funk

    Obama is such a popular guy that 16,000 Japanese police have been detailed to protect him and I'll bet he will bring an equal number of his own.

    He doesn't have probably that many, but he has enough secret service, highly trained undercover special forces and I'm not sure if he brought the BEAST with him, but all preliminary precautions are taken to ensure his safety, as to the exact number, that remains classified.

    This is an indication of the results of the wonderful peacekeeping work and international understanding being created by the United States.

    Utter and complete, nonsense! Any leader is a potential target to a possible terror attack and it's more about your idiot leftists or right-wingers or out of control jihadists. These people posses the biggest threat.

    Posted in: No trash

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    bass4funk

    With all the excuses I hear and with the silent majority voicing their opinion at about 58% for YES! The proof is overwhelming in favor. Japan doesn't have the time, man power or resources to maintain a stable and competitive hold on consumer products. If it wants to stay relevant in the world, it should join.

    Posted in: Should Japan join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact, which seems to be stuck over differences between Japan and the U.S.?

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    bass4funk

    Ha! I knew it!! I knew this day would come and they all laughed at me. I'm gonna dust off my 8 tracks!! Eat your hearts out!

    Posted in: Cassette tapes making a comeback with youth in Japan

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    bass4funk

    We live across from an Elementary school. We inquired about having the city put speed bumps along the street, but the city said they don't install them anymore because people complained about the noise made by cars passing over them.

    So once again, something can be and is proven to work can't be utilized because it causes too much noise from cars passing over them? What about the Pachinko parlors every night, they bother a lot of people as well, NO one is moving a finger to curtail that? Just a bunch of typical excuses, because it might make late on their way to or school or whatever. There are a lot things in Japan it seems bothers people except these crazy drivers. Another thing that is dangerous is when cars come flying around the corner, can't beyond your blind spot, just hit the gas. I can't begin to tell you this year alone how many near misses I almost had because of a car or people on bikes take the curves like its no one else's business and yet, they honk their horns when I slow down in a curve before turning. Japan is a VERY safe country, but I NEVER allow my kids to walk to school, because their are too many crazy drivers in this city.

    @scrote @ USNinjapan2

    Exactly. Couldn't agree more.

    Most of the wanna-be racing car drivers will take no notice whatsoever. They think they look cool revving their engines and racing along like mindless morons. To slow them down speed bumps are needed and make the road even narrower every few hundred meters, alternating the direction of priority traffic each time so that cars are forced to stop.

    If they think that marking or painting the streets will stop these crazy drivers, fat chance. People pay 3 grand to obtain a license and what do they get for shelling out so much cash? Bad drivers.

    Posted in: Fukuoka town experiments with new road markings

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    bass4funk

    Being a Fuluoka resident, problem is, most drivers couldn't care less what a sign says, let alone if other cars, children, elderly and people on bikes think or do, it's all about me, "I'm so cool speeding or I'm in a hurry." The driving culture here is a complete joke! Drivers are aggressively insensitive and selfish. They care MORE about getting to work on time, than safety. I experience this EVERY SINGLE DAY! If they really want people to drive safely there are better ways to solve this problem. They should hand out harsher traffic penalties, put more traffic police out there to catch these people that run red lights, cut people off, tailgate, or speeding too fast on narrow streets. They have nothing to do anyway, so instead of sitting in the Koban all day, put them to good use. In the states, in many residential areas and near schools, we put in very high speed bumps, sometimes 3 or more in a row. There is absolutely NO WAY you can speed up, unless you want to damage your car. But cars are not the only problem, you have school kids that equally don't pay attention and get in the way of the cars, the same with many elderly that think these narrow streets are made for pedestrians, all this perpetuates to the already complex problem of navigating these narrow streets. Wasting more tax payer money isn't going to do Jack to curtail ANY of these problems.

    Posted in: Fukuoka town experiments with new road markings

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    bass4funk

    Can't they make these beacons' signal strong enough to be detected before the dang batteries run out?

    I hear you, but the problem, we never had anything like this happen before. But rest assured, I'm sure the airline industry will make drastic updates concerning these Black boxes. They already talked about about making the batteries last up to 45 days or even longer.

    Posted in: Two-thirds of underwater search done; no sign of MH370

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    bass4funk

    'Not that bad' sounds like it wasn't that good either.

    Meaning: that it wasn't "In n' Out" quality if I need to make a comparison, but then again, NOT much is when it comes to their burgers! But yes, I would buy it again, therefore it passed my tastebuds.

    Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good

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    bass4funk

    There is.

    Eat whatever McDonalds product you like, as much as you like.

    Just don't swallow it!

    Tried the avocado chicken 30 min. ago, Swallowed it, not that bad, still standard and wasn't that bad. One for Japan!

    Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good

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    bass4funk

    It's just more of the same corporate food that is ruining the planet and people's healthy. Go buy the original ingredients, plan ahead a little, and make your own. McD only has the health of their bottom line at heart, not your health.

    But it's hard to buy decent (almost impossible) whole wheat bread in Japan for starters.

    Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good

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    bass4funk

    Only when Japan understands that the workforce is WHAT makes the company, then they can truly be a fair game player. As long as they put profits and margins ahead of the staff, Japan will never become a global giant as they once were. The 80s was a long time ago.

    Posted in: IKEA Japan plans to overhaul workforce to promote equality among staff

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    bass4funk

    @bertie

    If you don't like it, instead of denegrading and harping on the burger and making accusations you're NOT entirely sure of, go out and check it out yourself, try it and then share with us if the burger is good or not. Remember: food are subjective.

    Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new Avocado Beef, Chicken, and Shrimp burgers look surprisingly good

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    bass4funk

    @Jan

    You're 100% correct! I lived for 3 years in South Korea and Koreans can be extremely emotional and they look at it from the perspective that the school is responsible for organizing the whole thing and the way it was done. Even though it wasn't the Vice Principles fault what happened, Koreans put the blame with him, of course he felt bad and that's why the overwhelming pain and feeling of responsibility drove him to commit suicide. And as people say, s*** rolls downhill, the Captian is next, which of course makes perfect sense, what the heck he was thinking is way above my wildest comprehensions. Now they want to go to the president and demand she do something. I feel so bad for these people. But on the other hand, when Koreans get emotional, they often don't calm down and all rationality goes out the window. There is a reason for everything and if it takes time, at least there should be periodic updates. Other than that as painful as it is, they families have to be patient. There is NO other way.

    Posted in: Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry

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    bass4funk

    And why is China the enemy here? Because the U.S. says so? Japan does a lot of trade with China.

    Politically, yes or do you know something that the Pentagon and Washington doesn't?

    Maybe, maybe not. They've done it pretty well until now, and while people keep saying 'you have to change', if they work it right, they don't have to at all.

    "If" but they didn't and that won't change anytime soon. So it the long run, it would be the best thing for Japan to change, unless it wants to far further behind the rest of the industrialized world.

    Posted in: Stalemate remains in Japan-U.S. talks on TPP

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