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email@example.comMar. 10, 2014 - 11:21AM JST
Regarding who pays what for U.S. Forces in Japan.... from what I read it appears the cost is around $12 Billion a year, with Japan paying almost $7 billion and the U.S. Paying over $5 Billion. When Japan's economy was doing well $7 Bil was not a major amount... but now with deficits and such... I doubt Japan can afford to subsidize the US Military much longer. So YuriOtani... you're wrong too. Japan pays roughly 60%.
Posted in: Abe promises Japanese support for U.S. in Ukraine crisis
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 09, 2014 - 02:21PM JST
K S... you're right. Japan actually couldn't throw the USA to the wolves... agreed. A hastily worded thing. Do you know anything about Russia? Putin is nothing more than the head of the largest organized crime faction in the world. And you want Japan to jump into bed with him. Heck... go ahead... get your LNG from Russia.... the Russian's already re-negotiated the LNG contracts.... strong arming Japanese corporations after they made substantial investments. Japan needs to lead.... it needs to take the initiative on international matters. You're all messed up and embarrassed that Japan is only a puppet of the USA.... OK... then grow a set and get out there on your own.
email@example.comMar. 09, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
You say "subordinating all loyalties to one group", you just do not know. So what do you propose Japan does? Maybe Japan should apologize to China and S. Korea and jump into bed with them.... and throw the USA to the Wolves. First off, the Chinese just do not trust the Japanese.... sure they'll do business but war games together. I could see that. The second Japan did that the USA would be furious.... and the EU would probably concur. Another idea.... Japan should just go SAKOKU again. A country that fervently believes the only way out of their mess is to export... hmmm. How can you shut of the rest of the world and expect them to buy your goods with open arms. Oh... I see. Japan and India. Yes that is it. Japan and India should get in bed together. Good luck with that too. Japan isn't subordinating itself... it is doing the best it can considering the times. If Japan wants to get off the subordinate train then it needs to lead period. Don't blame the USA for leading... blame Japan for following and not taking the lead!
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 09, 2014 - 04:45AM JST
If you live in a country in or near turmoil due to dictatorships or whatever the case.... and all of a sudden things go bad... guess what.... the USA is one of the very few countries on Earth that might physically and monetarily help. Sure there might be strings attached but guess what... there always is no matter what the situation. If you believe that foreigners are willing to die for your country just out of the kindness of their heart then you're extremely naïve and sorely mistaken. If you believe economic sanctions are a simple and easy enough thing to pull of, again, you really do not have a clue. Too many people just spew their views without really thinking or without any experience at all. International relations, Economics and Politics is Serious Business. It is life and death stuff... but you can call Abe a lap dog or say Japan only does what the U.S. tells it to all you want. The real story is much, much more complicated than you realize. You just can't switch loyalties when the direction of the wind changes. That would be akin to realigning yourself from one inter-company political group to another. You can do it once but try doing it a second time and everyone will distrust you.
email@example.comMar. 07, 2014 - 11:58PM JST
When you think about their reason. They do not want children to think there is any other deity or fictional character that comes close to Allah. Young children, of course, are very moldable / impressionable. I see their point... I do not totally agree but it is their way.
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 06, 2014 - 10:46PM JST
I lived in Japan for 15 years.... and not once did I ever meet anyone who owned their own boat. I'm not sure why that is exactly but it is not a nation of pleasure boaters.
Posted in: Japan International Boat Show
email@example.comMar. 05, 2014 - 09:35PM JST
They're no different than the far left and far right in the USA. I like to call them "conspiracy theory" people.
Posted in: Husbands aghast at wives' infatuation with rightwing causes
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 05, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
Sounds like the work of one angry disenfranchised Yak.
Posted in: Man killed, 3 others stabbed in same street within 10 minutes in Chiba
email@example.comMar. 04, 2014 - 01:27PM JST
Interestingly enough.... the top 3 express mail services worldwide were all born in the USA. UPS, FedEx and DHL. Although DHL was eventually bought by zi Germans.
Posted in: Yamato deliveryman kept 2,723 packages at home because he was 'too busy' to deliver them
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 04, 2014 - 08:06AM JST
He could not have been a proper Japanese man. A real Japanese man would have worked around the clock for as long as it took, sacrificing family and self for the company. What is Japan coming to.
email@example.comMar. 02, 2014 - 11:44PM JST
More power to them... as long as they stay away from the arsenic.
Posted in: For some women, husband's death like a breath of fresh air
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 02, 2014 - 03:21AM JST
Maybe I'm an Egg.... I like Asia! Although I've never heard that slang before.
Posted in: Chinese media hurls racist slur at departing U.S. envoy
email@example.comMar. 01, 2014 - 09:37PM JST
I don't mind "smartphone walkers" but, YES, I do mind it when they're too concentrated on the conversation to be aware of what is happening around them. Same thing with "smartphone drivers".
Posted in: 36 'smartphone walkers' hospitalized in Tokyo in 2013
firstname.lastname@example.orgMar. 01, 2014 - 09:33PM JST
Ok... the main character is unaware he is breaking labor laws. Hmmm.... I wonder how many actual "black company" President's are also "unaware". I mean, God forbid, a Japanese, would intentionally break labor laws. Yeah... they must not know the error of their ways.
Posted in: Ikki Sawamura, Meisa Kuroki to star in drama about 'black companies'
email@example.comFeb. 28, 2014 - 02:10AM JST
I agree with the ban. The Tattoo ban is mainly focused at the Yakuza and not at those tattooed in general. There needs to be some family oriented beaches where they can go and not worry about drunken idiots carousing around.
Posted in: Zushi passes resolution banning alcohol, loud music on beach
firstname.lastname@example.orgFeb. 27, 2014 - 09:24AM JST
While I think this is great news... like every business story I read in Japan about future factories and partnerships... I'll believe it when I see it.
Posted in: Panasonic plans battery mega factory with Tesla
email@example.comFeb. 27, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
Yeah.... "Once they have full knowledge".... come on, you could explain BitCoin to these ancient politicians a hundred times and they would still not understand it.
Posted in: Japan probing bitcoin exchange after huge reported theft
firstname.lastname@example.orgFeb. 25, 2014 - 11:41PM JST
He's probably buried under a ton of radioactive concrete somewhere near Fukushima if the Yakuza had anything to do with it.... although for his sake I very much hope that is not the case.
Posted in: MtGox website disappears amid huge bitcoin theft claim
email@example.comFeb. 25, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
TPP between the USA and Japan will not work. The Japanese will not bend on protecting their agricultural markets and the U.S. will not agree without major concessions.
Posted in: Japan, U.S. fail to make headway in TPP talks
firstname.lastname@example.orgFeb. 25, 2014 - 03:21AM JST
There are many parts of Japan outside of the Northeast area hit by the Tsunami that are experiencing population decreases and many empty homes. The Government should look at relocation to those areas.
Posted in: Post-tsunami deaths due to stress, illness outnumber disaster toll in Fukushima
Mar. 12, 2014 - 09:31AM JST
How they suppose to get drinks from the bottom of the cart without displaying all the…
Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines
Mar. 12, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
Those head coverings do soften the impact a lot but work best against flying glass and…
Posted in: Earthquake drill
Mar. 12, 2014 - 09:29AM JST
Who bothers to log in, then click "I don't know"?!
Posted in: Is Shinzo Abe doing a good job as prime minister of Japan?
Mar. 12, 2014 - 09:28AM JST
I got stung by a suzumebachi a couple years ago. Extremely painful.
Posted in: Asian hornets seen for first time in Japan
Mar. 12, 2014 - 09:27AM JST
This guy is only a ''tycoon'' because Apple let him have the Iphone. Without that, Softbank…
Posted in: SoftBank tycoon Son wants U.S. telecom price war