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kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 10:09PM JST
True,but it is rather difficult to opt out of buying food isn't it?
Posted in: Abe orders study of fresh food exemption from 2017 sales tax hike
kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
But Tokyo isn't what is happening in most of Japan, is it?
And if you want to live in that crowded,expensive sardine can that is Tokyo then obviously quality of life cannot mean that much then.....
Posted in: No. of workers in Japan to decrease 12% in 2030
kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 09:00PM JST
However, now even the US is indicating that the Russians did not cross into Turkish air space!
If the Turks try this again they'll take a severe pounding from the Russians....
Posted in: Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, ignored repeated warnings
kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 08:55PM JST
How obviously plain it is to see to all but Abe that taxing food is just plainly wrong.....
kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 07:22PM JST
And this is why Japan is up s*** creek!
If a product is not selling it is because it is not wanted!
Is that not common sense? To force employees into buying unwanted and overpriced stock when everyone else is buying different does little to stop the rot from setting in!
If Japanese companies resort to these delaying tactics it only prolongs the inevitable....
Posted in: Sharp asks all employees to buy its products
kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 07:15PM JST
The oil is being bought by amongst others, Turkey!
Don't think for a minute that the US is not able to track convoys of tankers going one way out of Syria into Turkey.
Still, the US (the UK,France,Germany etc) have turned a blind eye to this financial support and it has been allowed to go on but fortunately Russia has not!
Just why the US needs a base in Turkey when its forces have been so ineffectual is beyond my scope
However, somehow it is ok to give Isil money for oil as Turkey gives the US military parking rights there.
I would like to ask Pres Obama why a NATO ally is being given carte blanche to not only support terrorists but to profit from them also?
Posted in: In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools
kurisupisuNov. 25, 2015 - 06:54PM JST
It is science fiction revisionism at its most thought provoking. I have the book sitting on my shelf at home and it is a bold novel!
Unfortunately, the film's advertising is rather garish and offensive ....
Posted in: Amazon pulls New York subway ads with Nazi insignia and Imperial Japan's rising sun
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 06:07PM JST
Japanese tax money being loaned to non Japanese so that they buy Japanese products from Japan Inc!
What a scam....
Posted in: Japan to ease development loan conditions after losing Indonesia rail bid
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 06:04PM JST
I thought Japan built its success on free market principles not Marxism !
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 12:29PM JST
How inconvenient that Assad won't conveniently exit stage right as Sadam and Ghadafi did!
No, backed up by the vast armaments from Russia this man is being allowed to excise the cancer from Syria that seeks to turn Syria into another vassal.....good luck to him!
Posted in: Assad: Syrian troops advancing thanks to Russian airstrikes
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 09:58AM JST
I'm surprised Benesse was still in possession at the end of the event!
Posted in: Babies crawl and bawl to finish line in race
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 09:56AM JST
Mr Kosato is not the exception to the rule.
Being Chinese would have meant that he would have had a hard time and little if no luck trying to win a position at a major company in Japan even after LSE and Oxford.
Getting into the education system in Japan and then a Japanese company is an all sum game-applicants from outside the system are still widely rejected in Japanese society.Starting at an international school means segregation from Japanese culture.Even the school sports at international schools and Japanese schools are separated.
Of course, big names like Masayoshi Son have shown that naturalized foreigners can make it big and that foreigners as CEOs like Mr Ghosn can even revitalize ailing companies.
Still, this doesn't show that Japan is making strides that are just seen as normal in other countries around the world.
Look at Japan's anti-immigration stance that explicitly rejects immigrants at risk of persecution.
And if Kosato is to be lauded as some kind of of a mover and shaker then what epiphany has led him to organize an oyster festival in Tokyo with oysters from a region where dangerously high levels of radioactive water has been flowing into the sea since March 2011 to the present day?
Posted in: Harry Kosato: The world is his oyster
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 09:13AM JST
Being arrested for looking suspicious?
Wearing the wrong clothes?
Why are terrorist attacks in Paris shaping attitudes in Japan?
Maybe a dust storm on Mars will trigger a tsunami alert in Honshu somewhere?
Posted in: Gov't not planning bill to criminalize conspiracy for now
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 09:09AM JST
The koban has to accept 10% of the blame for being there tho' !
Posted in: Man arrested for drunk driving after plowing into koban
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 09:06AM JST
What do you do when the system screws up?
Running around with loads of plastic cards in your pocket won't do you much good!
I'll never stop using cash.....!
Posted in: Do you think digital payment options will ever completely replace cash?
kurisupisuNov. 24, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
Isn't this a type of child cruelty......?
kurisupisuNov. 23, 2015 - 06:31PM JST
To revive the economy requires forward looking policies which Japan'' inept politicians are wholly incapable of producing.....
Posted in: Gov't plans to raise minimum wage to revive economy
kurisupisuNov. 23, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
To assume that all Americans wave the flag and eat apple pie is very far from reality!
Why wouldn't some ethnicities in the states not be pleased with an attack on the WTC?
It is reasonable to assume they would.
I personally have knowledge of a group in Japan that just did that at the felling of the twin towers here in Japan.......
Posted in: Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City
kurisupisuNov. 23, 2015 - 04:41PM JST
As Bush did on 9/11, he sent his forces into Iraq.It is the same with the French!
Although, not one of the attackers was Syrian, we now see a concentration of firepower on its way to Syria!
The purpose is not to stop attacks in the world but rather to use atrocities to start an attack in another part of the world.
Posted in: Paris attacks linked to Brussels bring question: Why Belgium
kurisupisuNov. 23, 2015 - 03:42PM JST
I won't be running out to buy a 70 year old's 'new release' -that's for sure!
Posted in: Who's 'so vain'? Yup, it was Warren Beatty, at least in part
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Nov. 27, 2015 - 08:46PM JST
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Nov. 27, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
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Nov. 27, 2015 - 08:40PM JST
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Nov. 27, 2015 - 08:32PM JST
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Nov. 27, 2015 - 08:26PM JST
Congratulations to Uemura on the new assignment.
Posted in: Ex-Asahi reporter who told 'comfort woman' story to teach in S Korea
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