Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
jeff198527Apr. 25, 2015 - 06:59AM JST
Honda is pretty awesome. My mom owns a 2003 Honda Civic and it still runs just fine without any major repairs.
Posted in: Honda's business jet makes public debut in Japan
jeff198527Apr. 09, 2015 - 06:16AM JST
Stock markets worldwide are rising on money printing and hopes of even more money printing. God help us all when the bubble pops.
Posted in: Nikkei closes at 15-year high
jeff198527Apr. 09, 2015 - 03:54AM JST
Just wait long enough and just like all Communist states North Korea will implode.
Posted in: U.S. researchers say hundreds of N Korean missiles threaten Asia
jeff198527Apr. 09, 2015 - 12:18AM JST
I agree with zones2surf that fossil fuels or nuclear power are our only true options. It would make more sense for Japan to build more reactors in terms of modernity and number. 3/11 was an act of God/Nature and IMO TEPCO gets too much of the blame.
Posted in: Toda starts building mega solar plants in Nagasaki, Miyazaki
jeff198527Apr. 09, 2015 - 12:03AM JST
Sangetsu03, you apparently know nothing of history. Populations rise and have risen and fallen throughout history via war, famine, disease and other reasons. However, nations, cultures and people have survived. Japan has been around for centuries and will continue to exist. Countries that have been around for millennia don't just disappear in a few decades.
Back during WW2 Japan only had a population of around 70 million and for most of Japan's history the population stayed around 30 million. Look at Russia. It has 17% interest rates and the Ruble is at 68 to the dollar. Is Russia still standing? Yep.
When will Japan recover? Maybe it already has and just didn't tell anyone due to creating another wave of anti-Japanese sentiment like in the 1980s and early 90s. In my mind this is the most likely scenario, IMO MSM is mostly just propaganda for the unwashed masses.
I do agree with you that America is in decline (empires don't last forever). The most likely outcome for us is the loss of our hegemony and the creation, of a multi-polar and significantly more unstable world.
Posted in: Japan posts 8th straight surplus in February
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 10:50PM JST
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 10:49PM JST
It would be cool if these (or something similar) could replace bulky air conditioners.
Posted in: Panasonic to release spherical fan/circulator
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 10:45PM JST
It's sad that America, formerly a great country, is becoming a third world (finances, infrastructure, education) Fascist state.
Posted in: White South Carolina officer charged with murder for shooting black man
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 08:27AM JST
lies upon lies from the MSM
Posted in: U.S. job openings surge
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 03:53AM JST
As an American I hope that the US eventually becomes neutral in world affairs. When was the last time Switzerland was attacked by terrorists?
Posted in: Obama: Nuclear deal can't hinge on Iran's Israel stance
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 12:59AM JST
Call me whatever you Japan-bashers want to, but this is more of a PR stunt than anything else. I've been discriminated against for having girlfriends outside of my race and having a disability, but the best thing to do is move on.
Posted in: Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change homeland's thinking on identity
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 12:49AM JST
I agree with the above posters. Higher taxes, budget cuts and a lower standard of living are here for who knows how long.
Posted in: U.S. trade gap narrows as exports fall, but imports drop more
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 12:37AM JST
Since when is China powerful? Japan has six aircraft carriers and 26 destroyers. China has nothing but antiquated Soviet junk.
Posted in: Toyota to build two new plants in Mexico, China
jeff198527Apr. 08, 2015 - 12:28AM JST
Regardless of how one feels about Islam, it's insanity for banks to ignore a growing $2.5 trillion market
Posted in: Japan looks for growth from Islamic finance boom
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 07:48AM JST
I agree, Alex80. never owned an over-priced iPhone, never will.
Posted in: Apple sued for promising more available storage space than it actually delivers
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 07:47AM JST
Posted in: Traffic death toll in Tokyo 172 in 2014
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 07:43AM JST
JeffLee, Japan has to be under-reporting their stats, IMHO. You said yourself that three hospitals have been built in your town. Why wouldn't that create economic growth?
Posted in: Dollar notches strongest year since 1997
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 06:45AM JST
It's great America is doing well. But after eight nightmare years of Bush I'm cautious about promises politicians make. Remember when the housing boom was supposed to last forever? If this boost in growth is solid, then great. I voted for Obama both times. Dubya should have retired to a mental institution.
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 04:27AM JST
phew Another catastrophe just barely averted.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan to put big-sized fries back on the menu from Jan 5
jeff198527Jan. 03, 2015 - 03:07AM JST
But natural resources are truly all America has left. After decades of stagnation my state is finally turning around. Shopping plazas, multiple expansions to the local hospital, and apartment complexes galore are springing up everywhere.
I'm just wondering what's driving all this growth. Is it based on solid supply and demand principles, or is this housing collapse the sequel. Everyone I talk to credits the Marcellus Shale for West Virginia's growth.
Apr. 27, 2015 - 05:55PM JST
Meh. Shirley Temple started at the age of 3.
Posted in: One finalist for AKB48 draft this year is just 11 years old
Apr. 27, 2015 - 05:51PM JST
She seems quite young for the casting couch the stands between her and AKB48 "fame".
Apr. 27, 2015 - 05:49PM JST
I just love the surreal image of Pikachus on parade... wonderful.
Posted in: Pikachu outbreak to happen again in Yokohama this summer
Apr. 27, 2015 - 05:44PM JST
Unless he climbs on the wagon, he shouldn't climb aboard a train. Let alone groping!
Posted in: Police inspector questioned over groping incident on Osaka train
Apr. 27, 2015 - 05:38PM JST
We should look at Abe Shinzo's trip to America in terms of whether he can achieve…
Posted in: Abe arrives in Boston to kick off weeklong U.S. visit