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    MarkGApr. 20, 2014 - 10:51AM JST

    I have seen failure in Egypt, Israel, Syria, Libya, Iraq, and Russia. If I dig deeper I can find more.

    We all speculate Global, precious few of us actually know what really goes on. We elect our officials and have faith in their decisions and appointments to do hats best.

    ????? No more Bush doctrine please.

    Please analyze the entire global situations correctly. When do you sign up for a military service, Mark G? I respect your opinion if you are a man enough to do so. Thanks.

    Posted in: Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

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    MarkGApr. 20, 2014 - 07:26AM JST

    It seems Obamas has lost credibility internationally through failed policies and idle talk.

    ????????

    That's a mediocre perception of American public.

    Actually, he and Kelly are doing great. You are not seeing everything what's going on.

    Posted in: Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

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    globalwatcher

    Fantastic! Keep it up.

    To all Japanese engineers whose ideas are still in box;

    You know that Japan has other energy resources available that you are not exploring and utilizing them yet. You are not trying hard enough. Go get it!!

    Posted in: Japan posts top growth in clean energy spending

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    globalwatcher

    Some Japanese have no understanding on this topic. Maybe he/she is envy of US education. The bottom issue is that US federal grant financial resources are available for ALL researchers, not available in Japan. That's the reason many Japanese medical professionals are coming to US.

    Posted in: U.S. first lady hosts education roundtable in China

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    TriplexMar. 24, 2014 - 05:13PM JST

    US higher education (college and university) is still rated # 1 in the world.

    This is highly debatable. American people often show lack of knowledges concerning to culture and traditions of other countries. Moreover, many Americans are not able to locate the USA on a geographic map.

    I am talking a higher education in medicine, aerospace, engineering in major 4 years university such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT Caltech, Browns, Baylor, Mark Hopkins something like this level because the federal financial resources are available for researchers. . You may want to subscribe US News to find the best of best university in the world,

    Posted in: U.S. first lady hosts education roundtable in China

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    Thomas AndersonMar. 24, 2014 - 12:28PM JST

    That's how bad the sovereign debt of Japan is. It is very serious.

    No, that's just scaremongering propaganda or ignorance of the Japanese economy.

    You have a data

    That's a quite insult, isn't it? You have no idea what I did before retiring. I would like to think I have a better qualification in economics. What bothers me the most is that your statement is not true. Japanese sovereign debt is quite serious.

    John GaltMar. 24, 2014 - 04:24PM JST

    Indeed, the sales tax is but a penny in the sovereign debt bucket. In fact, the increase will have no positive impact on it, especially not with all the increased "stimulus" in attempts to "cushion the impact". To the people, who will get not a cushion but a boot to the head, the impact will have a distinct damaging effect. Maybe you can't feel it from Colorado.

    Japanese sales tax needs to be raised. The BOJ stimulus with tax hike will do some tricks. Next target is a payroll tax hike from 2%. Why? You have spent too much to create a huge national debt and you need to pay for it.

    Colorado? Well, we are doing lot better than 3 years ago. Thanks to progressive thinkers and policy makers. With high tech technology, we can now participate, LIVE, in decision makings (town hall meetings) process from home.

    Posted in: Japan ready to roll out more stimulus to cushion sales tax hike

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    globalwatcher

    Nuclear proliferation - US is sending the best of best John Kerry for this. Good luck, John!

    Funny, I've got a negative feedback on this. Apparently, Kerry's core work has not been recognized by Japanese and others. You cannot ask anyone better than Kerry for this work.

    Posted in: World leaders gather for Hague nuclear summit

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    Thomas AndersonMar. 24, 2014 - 11:04AM JST

    Japan does not need a tax hike. Just cut down on construction project corruption and amakudaris. Japan is not going to default because of the debt.

    But truth of matter is that a majority voters wanted the LDP to come back while the LDP was quite open about this from the beginning.

    I still think the sales tax hike is absolutely necessary and the IMF shares the same opinion with me on this. I have already examined a balance sheet of Japan for the sovereign debt. Sales tax revenue is a penny in bucket, but every penny counts. That's how bad the sovereign debt of Japan is. It is very serious.

    Posted in: Japan ready to roll out more stimulus to cushion sales tax hike

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    globalwatcher

    You never know how much democracy really means to you until you lose it.

    So please vote for you, your children and children of your children.

    If you do not want to bother voting, then you are just whining like an annoying wife who does not know how to shut up.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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    globalwatcher

    Nuclear proliferation - US is sending the best of best John Kerry for this. Good luck, John!

    Posted in: World leaders gather for Hague nuclear summit

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    globalwatcher

    I repeat this.

    I am all for sales tax hike. Do you want to take Japan to get off the cliff? Whoever disagree with me, make sure you know the number of national sovereign debt and you voted for every election. Otherwise, you are just whining like an annoying wife.

    Posted in: Japan ready to roll out more stimulus to cushion sales tax hike

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    globalwatcher

    how about getting elected only when there is at least a 50% participation? (food for thought)

    Great idea. How would you motivate them? Many are just careless. When Chinese Red Army show up to shores of Japan for invasion, then sheep Japanese start running around screaming and wonder what had happened to the politicians of Japan. Be aware China is watching all of this.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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    smithinjapanMar. 24, 2014 - 08:58AM JST

    gokai: "We get what we deserve."

    Second ditto, save that the people who could make a difference can't vote -- probably something Hashimoto is pleased with.

    Sad. I cannot either, smith

    Most troubling issue for me is that Japanese voters are throwing democracy away. We need to work harder to earn it. Remember many Ukrainians were killed because they fought for democracy. I guess, secretly, a majority sheep Japanese want a dictator, but they never want to admit it. It is an undeniable fact.

    They all want to say,"it is our fate", or "shooganai". Wala! Well unjustified answer to me.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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    gokaiwomanekuMar. 24, 2014 - 08:17AM JST

    <<We get what we deserve.

    ditto.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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    globalwatcher

    St. Francis is just amazing. I really like him a lot. I am not a Catholic but I do not mind becoming a catholic to follow him.

    Posted in: Pope appoints women, victims to sex abuse commission

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    globalwatcher

    I am all for sales tax hike to restore Japanese National Health care. You have no choice. That's reality.

    Posted in: Japan ready to roll out more stimulus to cushion sales tax hike

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    globalwatcher

    Stay calm and take all bullets out from NK's pocket. Sooner or later, they will cry over food.

    Posted in: N Korea fires short-range rockets for 2nd day

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    toshikoMar. 24, 2014 - 05:57AM JST

    @globalwatch: turnout rate of a city is not comparative to turnout rate of a prefecture or a ward of a prefecture

    Ahhh.... speechless. Good luck.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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    globalwatcher

    Hope Michelle did not tell them what to do in the meeting. Instead we need to learn from them. US needs to be humble in this area, however, US higher education (college and university) is still rated #1 in the world.

    Posted in: U.S. first lady hosts education roundtable in China

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    toshikoMar. 24, 2014 - 05:01AM JST

    @globalwaqtcher: You are still confused. Tokyo election was Governorship election. This election was Osaka mayor election. there are 1 to, 1do, 2f 43 kwen. This election is not Osaka governor election. You are comparing like Florida city Electio with NY Sate election. Study Japanese map, I suggest.

    The turn out rate is a turn out rate regardless. A subset in variety of turn out rates still gives a good probability. I guess I am talking with someone who does not know a study of probability. Good luck.

    Posted in: Hashimoto re-elected Osaka mayor; voter turnout 23.59%

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