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marcelitoOct. 05, 2015 - 02:42PM JST
"How many refugees, Bush?"
How many for the US under incoming president D. Trump;-)?
Posted in: Russia launches new wave of air raids in Syria
marcelitoOct. 05, 2015 - 02:38PM JST
"the sun may finally be rising again for Japanese real estate. "
I personally don`t buy the hype - sure there will be a temporary uplift in certain areas of Tokyo in particular due to the Olympics factor and cashed up Chinese looking to park their hard earned , but after 2020 its hard to see any reason for appreciation at all.
Of course some places will depreciate at a slower pace than others , like gokai-wo-maneku says but overall...?
I think buying for yield or personal lifestyle reasons makes sense, but not really for capital gain ( with the exception of Tokyo over the next 4-5 years )
Posted in: Olympics lures Japan property buyers
marcelitoOct. 04, 2015 - 07:41AM JST
Russian bombing seems to have done more damage in 3 days than the western coalition in 3 months. One wonders why.
Gotta love the " moderate rebel groups " with names like " Islam army",.. they sure sound real reliance / west friendly "allies".
marcelitoOct. 04, 2015 - 07:29AM JST
Our coverage is not biased "
Bwahaha....Joke of the week...
If anyone.needs to know what Abe,s puppet looks like, look no further than this Momii clown.
NHK is one of the best examples of a state controlled propaganda machine in a supposedly " democratic " country.
Posted in: We are often called the Abe channel online, but there is no government interference in our coverage. I don’t think our coverage is biased.
marcelitoOct. 03, 2015 - 09:00PM JST
Wtfjapan - I think your screen name just about perfectly reflects the situation of restarting reactors after the Fukushima debacle in one of the most natural disaster prone countries on the planet.
Posted in: Japan to restart 2nd nuclear reactor on Oct 15 under post-Fukushima rules
marcelitoOct. 02, 2015 - 10:29AM JST
In the present economic climate the Indonesia govt decided to go with the cheaper option. Japan lost on price and that's it...their technology might be superior but the Chinese proposition was more compelling. Any anger is sour grapes...Japan has been getting plenty of other railway technology orders around the world...especially since Hitachi moved it's railway division head office to the UK and installed a British CEO to spearhead it's efforts.
Btw..not all of China,s rail technology came from Japan.. They have Siemens systems up and running as well.
Posted in: Indonesia defends rail project after Japan expresses anger
marcelitoOct. 01, 2015 - 05:34PM JST
Just so that I get it right , this is the same PM that let out a lot of hot air about increasing females in leadership positions by more than 10 fold by 2020 ? Trying to ensure that he keeps the same number of women in his govt. as previously?
Yep, keeping the status quo equals " progress" in Abe speak I guess.
Posted in: Abe to keep number of women ministers at 4 in cabinet reshuffle
marcelitoOct. 01, 2015 - 12:28PM JST
"promising that the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria would “dramatically accelerate our efforts.” - Why did the US have to wait until Russians got involved to " accelerate their efforts"? Are they effectively saying their actions were half baked till now?
But French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told lawmakers in Paris: “Curiously, they didn’t hit Islamic State. I will let you draw a certain number of conclusions yourselves.” - So , who did they target and hit then? Btw, how effective have the French actions been?
Posted in: Russia begins airstrikes in Syria
marcelitoSep. 30, 2015 - 12:35PM JST
How about trying to fix it's demographic challenges by opening its door a little bit wider and not throwing taxpayers money around the world.
So far Abe,s policies on arresting the falling birthrate and having more " activities by women and elderly " amount to a lot of hot air and not much more ( as expected).
Posted in: Abe: Japan must fix domestic problems before taking in refugees
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 01:25PM JST
Well done - congratulations NZ!
Posted in: New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary the size of France
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 01:24PM JST
Interesting that no one is discussing how much all these future JSDF adventures are going to cost the J- taxpayer.
Watch out for the future tax increases coming to a store near you.
But all the extra tax revenue will be exclusively collected to maintain the social welfare net though...just trust the LDP on it... because they said so.
Posted in: Japan to play greater U.N. peacekeeping role
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
" A little extra trade with Japan would be welcome "
Yes, sure a little extra trade is always nice, but it is evident by looking at Russia/ Soviet Union history & their mentality that they will not trade territory for it. In hard times Russians will dig in.
Japan had very little to bargain with.
Posted in: Abe meets Putin to discuss territorial dispute
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 12:34PM JST
"Tell to Putin, no islands , no peace " - Lol...you think Putin gives a hoot ?
Japan seems to have this mistaken belief that Russia needs it really badly - there are other potential investors you know...
*"Japan should attack and retake all four islands plus Sakhalin *" -yeah right....chill out, how do you come with these gems?
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 10:38AM JST
" Local govt. suffering from depopulation and fiscal hardship" - I think pretty much could be said about most rural local govt.,s near volcanoes or not.
Posted in: Near volcanoes, many local governments suffer from depopulation and fiscal hardship. Thus, assistance from the central government is important.
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 09:46AM JST
As long as J-govt. insists on the islands return as the basis for their negotiations with Russia it is never going to get anywhere. Its just a pony show dance for the domestic right wing and a complete waste of time.
marcelitoSep. 29, 2015 - 09:18AM JST
What a joke of a policy.
Yet Abe still sprouts his BS fantasies about having 30% of management positions filled with women by 2020 .....in 4 years!! WT...but hey, when they make next to zero progress and start looking like hot air fools they`ll just "re-interpret " those targets.
Posted in: Zero applicants for plan to promote women at work
marcelitoSep. 28, 2015 - 03:44PM JST
I don't get the math here...a few hundred housekeepers a year at best and that's supposedly gonna help Abe achieve his pigs will fly goal of 30% women in managerial positions by 2020...
I mean in 4 years the women managers will jump from like 2% to 30%? Why keep printing this BS?
Or perhaps Abe will put his new " Minister of pressing issues " with superhuman skills on the case so it will all happen just as promised... Oh yeah, that must be it.
marcelitoSep. 27, 2015 - 09:38AM JST
" this refugee crisis is not Japan,s fault "
Once JSDF starts helping the US in its next regime change adventure somewhere ( thanks to Abe kun,s pet policy) , then the refugees from that particular crisis will be partly " Japan,s fault ". I expect you will then change your tune?
It will be interesting to watch the right wing squirm once the big brother starts to press Japan to start sharing in the next refugee crisis.
marcelitoSep. 27, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
Mugs...funny how they never mention that in other countries increases in consumption tax are often accompanied by cuts/consolidation of other existing taxes consumers pay, be it through adjusting income tax brackets orcutting some of the myriad of other taxes applied along the production / distribution process. In Japan it's always just about increases.
And what happened to the promised reduction of govt.waste as well as cutting 40-80 useless politicians from the Diet that's supposed to accompany the sales tax increase?
I clearly remember the promises of " we politicians have will to cut the number of seats to show people we share in their sacrifice ". That somehow slipped from the agenda, didn't it? Bunch of lying crooks.
marcelitoSep. 26, 2015 - 09:38PM JST
Brilliant idea...more bureaucracy.
How about instead of creating this new money wasting office , the ministers ( and bureaucrats) currently responsible for each "pressing issue " that falls within their portfolio get off their asses and start tackling those exact issues.
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Oct. 06, 2015 - 06:00AM JST
Congratulations to Nobel winning Scientists and best wishes for their healthy and scientific life!
Posted in: Japanese scientist, 2 others share Nobel medicine prize
Oct. 06, 2015 - 05:55AM JST
It's dangerous for Russian aircraft to enter NATO airspace.
Um. Northern Syria is Syrian Airspace, under…
Posted in: Syrian president: Russia campaign must succeed
Oct. 06, 2015 - 05:41AM JST
keep it up. congratulation!!
Oct. 06, 2015 - 05:18AM JST
Nice try, no cigar. If the slogan is not taken from the population target, it is…
Posted in: Abe's new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric
Oct. 06, 2015 - 05:17AM JST
Here's an Idea - Ship the Entire Family BACK to their country when any of them…
Posted in: Teen's slaying of Sydney police worker may have terror links
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