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marcelitoMar. 10, 2014 - 01:20PM JST
I,m not in the market for any big items, but if i was I,d wait out the "buy now to save" salesmen and do the big shopping a couple of months after the tax hike comes.
If the demand drops as much as predicted the retailers will be much more willing to offer good discounts and negotiate and you might bag a much better deal than now when shops and order books are full.
Posted in: Taxzilla's coming! What to do?
marcelitoMar. 10, 2014 - 11:07AM JST
And the tax hike is coming in a couple of weeks -watch out for the growth figures after that despite the BOJ members rhetoric.
Abe needs to stop just talking and find that forgotten third arrow and shoot it real fast....but doesn`t seem to be able to do so.
Posted in: Japan racks up record deficit; lowers growth estimate
marcelitoMar. 08, 2014 - 09:57AM JST
" EU leaders and Obama said the referendum was illegitimate "
Interesting ....so the new version of western democracy is - overthrowing legitimate president by street protests is fine and no problem , referendum where a population is asked at a ballot box for their opinion is " illegal ".
Safe to assume this only selectively applies when it suits the West of course.
Posted in: Putin rebuffs Obama as Ukraine crisis escalates
marcelitoMar. 07, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
The well known verse about " How do you know that a politician is lying? His lips are moving " once again perfectly applies to Mr. Suga,s statement today.
Posted in: Our country never tries to reverse history. Japan has consistently followed the path of freedom, peace and democracy.
marcelitoMar. 07, 2014 - 10:11AM JST
I,m no fan of Putin and what he is doing,but to put things into perspective - the demonstrations in Kiev overthrew a not very likeable but nevertheless a legitimate president of Ukraine , not at a ballot box but through street protest...the western media headlines are all about freedom, liberation and bright future for the people.
When Crimea on the other hand which has a predominantely Russian speaking population that seems to ovewhelmingly prefer to stay close to Russia and its 78 out of 86 MP,s vote for integration...media headlines are all about "illegitimacy ", illegality and increasing tensions.
Posted in: Crimean MPs vote to join Russia; U.S. unveils sanctions
marcelitoMar. 06, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
Ok, keep the annoying "cute " and just send the "sexy" ones my way please.
Your loss J-guys....:)
Posted in: Magazine’s checklist for ideal girl has whopping 23 points
marcelitoMar. 06, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
Lots of J -30s women here would look damn hot in the AKB costumes...don`t even have to do any "singing ":)
Baba48 - LOL , thats funny bondsan..:)
Posted in: AKB48 invites mature applicants over 30
marcelitoMar. 05, 2014 - 01:34PM JST
If the wife goes any deeper into the uyoku loonie world ...the husband should just divorce the bat and show his patriotism by getting himself a 25 year old Yamato girl that doesnt spend her time on racist websites.
Posted in: Husbands aghast at wives' infatuation with rightwing causes
marcelitoMar. 05, 2014 - 01:04PM JST
"* When a nation takes another nation's sovereign territory through military FORCE then the disputes strarts from there.* "
Do you really want to play the Japan is a victim here card and using the above line of argument about a country taking territory through military force given Japan`s past actions in Asia? You do realize how absurd that is , right?
Posted in: U.S. urges restraint between Japan, S Korea
marcelitoMar. 05, 2014 - 12:25PM JST
Posted in: Oscar pizza delivery man gets $1,000 tip
marcelitoMar. 05, 2014 - 09:07AM JST
"“What would you do if Japan brought back military conscription?” she was startled to hear the reply, “I would gladly offer both my son and my husband. "
How about the old bat offer herself for her country rather than a husband and son who might not be too thrilled about such prospect.
marcelitoMar. 05, 2014 - 08:59AM JST
Hope they catch this damn bastard soon...knifing random people who stop to help him.
Posted in: Man killed, 3 others stabbed in same street within 10 minutes in Chiba
marcelitoMar. 05, 2014 - 08:15AM JST
@Nenad - if TPP hurts poor Japan so badly why did it join the negotiations?
To bog everyone and everything down as usual? Japan knew from the outset TPP is about 0% tariffs across the board yet came into the negotiations with " non negotiable" items and lines in the sand. Why join if you don't want to play the game ?
Japan was worried about loosing even more market share to SK and others and being left behind...that's why it joined, it needs the growth benefits. But if Japan doesn't wanna play by the same rules as everyone else, it should get out of the way, go home and let the other countries move ahead. Just don't whine and complain later on about J- Inc loosing out to other countries that are willing to make the hard choices against its farmers and other vested interests. As usual Japan is unable to make the hard decisions that are needed to be taken, the average J Taro will continue to pay through his teeth to keep the Japanese vested interests cash cow going. JA humbly asks for your gaman and co operation.
Posted in: U.S. staring contest with Japan stretches out TPP talks
marcelitoMar. 04, 2014 - 04:26PM JST
Best of luck but I can`t help feeling this will not be the longest lasting of marriages.
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marcelitoMar. 04, 2014 - 01:14PM JST
"“China and Korea are countries that, even if they lie, don’t feel pain in their hearts. But we Japanese do feel pain if we lie,” Tamogami told the meeting, "
Well , I guess Tamogami, Ishihara, the new NHK managment, most of Abe`s cabinet and the rest of the right wing loons are all constantly in a lot of pain then.
Posted in: Japanese lawmakers call for revision of wartime sex slavery apology
marcelitoMar. 04, 2014 - 08:14AM JST
We Japanese feel a pain if we lie".....geez, cause you are so different from the rest, ....pass the handkerchief ...if that's true there must be an awful number of people walking around on painkillers. Especially in Tokyo,s political district.
marcelitoMar. 03, 2014 - 04:49PM JST
Ara ara - there go those eco terrorist whalers again :)
Posted in: Sea Shepherd claims Japanese whalers attacked its vessels
marcelitoMar. 03, 2014 - 04:47PM JST
Dejavu - not happening or likely to happen. Have to be a bit more realistic there.
Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move
marcelitoMar. 03, 2014 - 02:22PM JST
"Obama and Cameron have a choice. Stand up to Putin and do their legal duty, which means risking war with Russia. "
You really think they would seriously consider risking war with Russia over Ukraine?
You think the American and British public would want to be drawn into war with Russia?
marcelitoMar. 03, 2014 - 01:35PM JST
"There’s propaganda to depict Japan in a way that’s far from the truth. There is danger emerging, where such propaganda will have a huge influence on our children’s generation."
Yes agreed, and loads of such propaganda is coming from Abes government.
Nobody disputes Japans peaceful development since the end of WW2...by the same token Japan should not dispute the wrongs it did during the war which is what Abe and his buddies are so focused on doing.
Nobody disputes Japan
Posted in: There’s propaganda to depict Japan in a way that’s far from the truth. There is danger emerging, where such propaganda will have a huge influence on our children’s generation. I would like to think of a strong public relations strategy going forward.
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:25PM JST
Will leave politics out of this for a moment. That being said, this is perhaps the…
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Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:24PM JST
Japan's been racking up record deficits for the past twenty years.
Gem Ofa Person
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:19PM JST
Actually it is the war criminals who need the prayers more than anyone else. Just think…
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:17PM JST
I was able to find something only about web pornography in general, and the USA is…
Posted in: No. of child abuse, child porn cases reported in 2013 soars
Mar. 10, 2014 - 03:15PM JST
Ethan, I completely agree with you. A poll of Russians I'd read recently indicates that a…
Posted in: Clashes in Ukraine as Putin stays defiant