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firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 30, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
@Hampton.... spot on... all the above. In the 80's even Ridley Scott thought Japan was taking over the world but in reality it was just a blip. They ran out of gas.
Posted in: Studies show Japanese people drinking less than ever
email@example.comAug. 29, 2015 - 10:58PM JST
In 1990 it was calculated that 12% of Japan's population was 65 or older. That figure is now at 26% with an increasing number of them being women. Demographically it would be absurd to think that Japan would have seen anything other than a decrease in volume of alcohol consumed. This article should be about the changing tastes in Japan... not a decrease in consumption.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 25, 2015 - 11:54PM JST
And the death taxes will just get worse.... they've got to pay down the National Debt somehow. More laws like this are coming.... they're covering all exits to trap as much money as they can. The government needs money....
Posted in: Death and taxes: New inheritance rules on foreign assets
email@example.comAug. 25, 2015 - 12:20PM JST
Japan does have certain tax treaties with foreign countries..... but Japan has no real reach beyond its borders to actually verify foreign holdings and tax them. I think it would be quite difficult for them to enforce these laws. Plus.... I doubt other countries will cooperate.... they'd lose the tax revenues if they did.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 22, 2015 - 12:31AM JST
I bring back Mennen Deodorant, Shoes and Clothing, Tylenol, Nexium, and other OTC Drugs... hopefully they're not banned in Japan... but they are OTC in the States. The USA has a fantastic variety of OTC drugs that IMO are much better than Japan.
Posted in: For our readers who live in Japan, what are some items you always make a point to bring back to Japan after you return from a trip abroad?
email@example.comAug. 14, 2015 - 02:09AM JST
In my opinion, the advent of the Internet and forums like this along with countless others are prolonging the healing process. With the ability to easily and readily comment, commiserate and discuss, these forums, for good or for bad, seem to be stretching the shelf life of recent history. Or I could be totally wrong and WWII was always going to be an issue at this point in time regardless.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 14, 2015 - 12:56AM JST
@ daito_hak.... love it "there is no moral crime in Japan". therefore Japan has no Morals? The lawyer had no fault whatsoever in the situation.
Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet
email@example.comAug. 13, 2015 - 09:29PM JST
Like others I agree that any further Apologizing to China or South Korea will fall on "Deaf Ears", even though they say they want apologies. I think they just want Japan to continue to feel guilty and bringing up the issue of apologizing is their way of doing that.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 13, 2015 - 09:09PM JST
Many of you are calling the Lawyer "the victim".... but he did commit a moral crime which led to this. By not considering him also culpable in this affair you are tacitly saying adultery is acceptable. But Yes, the punishment does not fit the crime.
email@example.comAug. 13, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
@ Alex80... disagree there. Any current changes are pretty much all on Japan. They may coincide with the USA... but with China rising in power it was Japan choosing sides. In addition Japan realizes the sale of military equipment will be a great market for its heavy industries going forward. These current changes are not dictated by the USA. Sorry but you're wrong. The Plaza Accord... yes I can see that... but even the Plaza accord was going to happen at some point. Japan knew it had to strengthen the Yen in order to enjoy open markets. Beyond that Japan mainly chooses its own direction.
Posted in: Japan anxious at lull in TPP talks; Amari criticizes U.S. inaction
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 12, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
You know what.... you named One, and exactly the one I was thinking of. Great Job... the Plaza Accord is the answer. Now.... name another? One that had as much meat as the plaza accord... heck, even half that. And not Japan's constitution or anything before 1950.
email@example.comAug. 12, 2015 - 12:32AM JST
@ Shunsuke Love it... "U.S. is the master", if the U.S. were the "Master", butter, rice, and beef in Japan would be much cheaper and more plentiful. If the U.S. was the "Master", you'd be driving a Ford. If the U.S. was the "Master", there would be no base relocation talks. No.... the U.S. is not the "Master", the Govt of Japan is the "Master". The GOJ is in full control.... name one instance in the last 40 years where Japan has bowed to U.S. Government pressure?
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 10, 2015 - 11:33PM JST
The only "backlash" he got was from FOX and Megyn Kelly herself. Trump's no Prince Charming.... and he's not a Politician, but its nice to hear someone not back down and its nice to hear someone speak candidly.
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email@example.comAug. 09, 2015 - 08:37PM JST
I think we'd need to get into the minds of "Otaku", in order to figure out the attraction.... but I don't even want to try.
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firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 09, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
This idiot is playing with plutonium.... you never say never.
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email@example.comAug. 09, 2015 - 09:15AM JST
If found guilty.... this idiot narcissist American deserves severe punishment. No excuses.
Posted in: American man arrested for disposing of woman's body in Kanagawa bay
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 06, 2015 - 12:54AM JST
@ Yamashi.... For the last 70 years the USA has mostly been in control. Sure we're not perfect, sure we have our share of idiots, sure we get overzealous and overstep our bounds, sure we are arrogant, but when you've been the top dog those are byproducts. I'll even go further... Vietnam and Iraq were mistakes... and damn big ones. We were idiots. But you know what.... the people spoke up and the government and the idiot politicians had to listen. Have you ever thought how difficult it is to keep politicians in check when they wield the power of the U.S. Military? Yes... there have been many times when we should never have meddled.... but remember, the USA is made up of immigrants from every country in the world. 320 million people. So when something happens anywhere in the world... the people from those countries start hounding politicians to do something and sometimes we get involved. Or the country is a strategic partner. So many of you try to make things Black and White to keep it simple in your minds... but its complicated. Being top dog is no picnic.... can't wait to see how China handles it in about 20 to 50 years. I'm sure they'll be more benevolent and be fair in all matters. We'll see.
Posted in: US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying
email@example.comAug. 05, 2015 - 10:10PM JST
No doubt Harvey! We spend Trillions on defense technology and share it with our allies. Some of our allies do not have the capability to properly monitor if this shared technology is kept safe.... we do. We're not out spying for secrets, we out spying to protect the secrets we share. But that said... we probably are also spying a bit to make sure our "allies", are actually our allies. Things do change.
firstname.lastname@example.orgAug. 05, 2015 - 09:22PM JST
Yes it OK for Japan to spy on the USA... and I'm sure they do. The Chinese do, the Russians do, the Israelis too. You guys are amazingly naïve. But you know... if you do find that perfect and trusting world somewhere... let me know. Look... it would be great if we did not need to spy... but history has shown us that we can avoid large pre-meditated attacks and we can prevent technology and secrets from getting into the wrong hands if we do.
email@example.comAug. 05, 2015 - 08:33PM JST
We spy on them as a measure to be sure they're not being spied on by non-friendly nations. And for those of you that are so naïve as to think spying is bad and shows distrust... wake up. Information is security. If you believe your country does not spy or does not make use of information provided by spies, then you really should be living on Fantasy Island. I'm sure the Japanese have their spies too. Politicians and Diplomats just shake their heads in disbelief that this is even surprising. Sure Abe will voice concern... but that is only to placate the naïve.
Aug. 31, 2015 - 02:51AM JST
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@Jason CampbellAUG. 31, 2015 - 01:16AM JST
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