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gokai_wo_manekuMay. 04, 2016 - 10:40AM JST
Will Cruz flee to Canada after Trump becomes president? Unfortunately, he conveniently gave up his Canadian citizenship just before he decided to run for president.
Posted in: Trump dashes Cruz's hopes in Indiana; Sanders-Clinton close
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 04, 2016 - 09:46AM JST
I wonder how many Americans living in Japan will change to Japanese citizenship and stay here. How many Americans who say they will leave America if Trump is elected will flee to Japan?
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 04, 2016 - 09:30AM JST
@JeffLee Because, like my parents, this is the house in which they raised the family and so it has nostalgic/sentimental value. Also, they are friends with everyone in the area for like almost 40 years. My parents had the house remodeled by moving everything to the first floor so they don't have to walk up steps. That seems a good option.
@Sensenotsocommon People will by for the land, and build their own house. They don't want the old house.
Posted in: Large-scale home downsizing still comprises a minority of remodeling jobs. But demand will likely increase from such people as couples in their 60s to 80s whose houses have too many rooms after their children have become independent.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 04, 2016 - 08:16AM JST
Trump says that Cruz's father was involved with Oswald in the Kennedy assination. I'm pretty sure that only made the news here because Caroline Kennedy is the US ambassador to Japan.
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 04, 2016 - 08:03AM JST
Based on the headline, I first thought that the cats and rabbits were interbreading.
Posted in: 3,000 cats neutered to protect remote island's native rabbits
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 01, 2016 - 09:37PM JST
Based on the contents of many comments, I'd guess that many of the foreign commentators are English teachers who have never stepped into a Japanese company. There are lots of foreigners in mid and upper management levels in companies here. You just have to have the right background, whether it is law, engineering, PR, planning, accounting etc. You CAN get a job outside of English teaching. But keep in mind that English teaching is a VERY necessary occupation in Japan now.
Posted in: Japan's major companies taking on more foreign employees
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 01, 2016 - 09:22PM JST
That brings the gun deaths this year in Japan up to 2.
Posted in: Husband, wife die in apparent shotgun murder-suicide
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 01, 2016 - 09:21PM JST
I think we should get together with the other countries on the list and make our own economic zone. Well, that will happen when Trump becomes president. And US, you won'd have us to push around any more!
Posted in: U.S. places Japan, 4 other countries on trade monitoring list
gokai_wo_manekuMay. 01, 2016 - 06:11AM JST
Then China should stop confronting Japan.
Posted in: China says Japan relationship should be based on cooperation, not confrontation
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 30, 2016 - 03:10PM JST
The US did not complain a few years ago when the yen went to 76 per dollar. US companies could have made a killing in Japan. But did they? They did squat. Typical US companies. And how about making something Japanese want to buy.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 29, 2016 - 11:21PM JST
Now the US news reports that Prince may have died of a pain killer overdose. Same with Michael Jackson. What is it with these entertainer doctors?
Posted in: Prince, Bowie and Haggard: Icons? Legends? What's the difference?
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 29, 2016 - 01:35PM JST
My solution: don't call it "immigration", call it "osmosis" (浸透).
Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 28, 2016 - 06:46AM JST
Just more evidence that Hollywood has run out of ideas. It can only produce more of the same.
Posted in: Disney announces 'Jungle Book,' 'Maleficent,' 'Mary Poppins' sequels
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 28, 2016 - 06:32AM JST
Don't worry!! Japan will still get a lot of the business. Japanese companies are the only ones in the world that can produce certain knowledge-knowhow/capital intensive technologies for materials and advanced circuits for the submarines. That work will be subcontracted to Japanese companies.
Posted in: Japan misses out as Australia awards sub contract to France
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 27, 2016 - 06:07AM JST
We can also say "Thank you Koizumi!!!!" He is the prime minister who thought Japan would make economic progress by imitating the USA. So he changed all the employment laws, and look what happened. 40% of the population have irregular employment. No stability. No marriage. No kids. No shopping. Thank you Koizumi!!
Posted in: Gov't eyes shopping vouchers, promotions to boost consumption
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 26, 2016 - 05:47PM JST
How about doing something like FIXING THE ECONOMY???? This is the reason that Abe was elected prime minister. Remember ABENOMICS? But we still have 40% of the population at irregular employment etc etc etc. No wonder nobody spends or marries or has kids. When will this sink in to the ruling class? Well, they are all millionaires, so they will never understand. Let's sell Japan to China.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 25, 2016 - 09:38PM JST
@Simon Yes, I know that, and I know the quote. But several US participants in the war, in particular, Curtis LeMay, infamously said that had the US lost the war, THEY would be the ones standing trial for war crimes.
Posted in: Justice minister visits Yasukuni Shrine
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 24, 2016 - 11:10PM JST
Well, "war crimes" is actually made up of two synonyms because war is a crime. Note that the only non-White guy on the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal, an Indian, and the only one with actual training in international law, said that the proceedings were a circus. Just the Westerners trying to make themselves look good. They defined the classes etc. It was just victor's justice. So never mind the "war criminals". But I separate the war from the warrior.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 23, 2016 - 04:26PM JST
Tabloid papers report that the priests at Yasukuni Shrine actually don't like the politicians visiting, especially prime ministers. It draws the wrong kind of attraction to the shrine, and makes it s circus rather than a shrine.
gokai_wo_manekuApr. 23, 2016 - 04:24PM JST
Thank you South Korea!
Posted in: Korean help arrives
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May. 04, 2016 - 08:39PM JST
♪ Watch me snip, watch me spay spay. ♪
May. 04, 2016 - 08:37PM JST
Two sweets in the one shot!
Posted in: Sweet house
May. 04, 2016 - 08:31PM JST
Takata did say in a statement that it is working with NHTSA and automakers “to develop…
Posted in: Takata air bag recall in U.S. could more than double in size
May. 04, 2016 - 08:28PM JST
The greatest sport in the world produces the greatest sports story. Well done to Leicester.
Posted in: Leicester's magic hailed globally as the party goes on
May. 04, 2016 - 08:27PM JST
One conservative pundit remarked that simply the act of supporting Trump disqualifies that person from higher…
Posted in: Cruz drops out of GOP race after Indiana loss to Trump
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