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minello7May. 19, 2013 - 01:51PM JST
"“This a real opportunity" quote from a senior executive from a trading house, and we all know what that means. Its the trading houses that are causing all the problems worldwide. They control the price of all commodities,and in turn keep global prices high while making excessive profits from the end consumer. All utility companies should only be allowed to increase within inflation figures. The utility companies in Europe have bled the consumer dry with excessive price increases and the governments have stood by and done nothing. So I don't see any change here in Japan, sometimes its better the devil you know than the devil you don't know. Just don't let the trading houses near your utilities, they've caused enough problems already .
Posted in: Gov't takes aim at electricity monopolies
minello7May. 15, 2013 - 05:33PM JST
There is more poverty in the world today than there was 40 years ago. Not just in the so called third world countries but in the so called rich countries, America,Europe,Asia. Politicians have failed miserably in their responsibility to the citizens who elected them. There seems to be one set of rules and laws for the rich,,(as always,thats never changed) and a totally different set for the rest. The sad part is nobody cares about the rest.
Posted in: OECD warns of worsening income inequality worldwide
minello7May. 15, 2013 - 05:20PM JST
In comparison could the employment figures be shown alongside these gains. Share rises only benefit shareholders and companies, not the unemployed. But if we are led to believe that this situation makes it beneficial for Japanese companies, then surely the unemployment figures should show considerable adjustments downward. I look forward to seeing these adjusted employment figures.
Posted in: Nikkei tops 15,000 for highest finish since Dec 2007
minello7May. 13, 2013 - 09:06AM JST
Starbucks:American marketing at its best,but only for the name. The coffee is overpriced, and not even good coffee, they hide the so called quality under all the junk(fancy names) they mix with it.If we talk just about the coffee, McDonalds and MrDoughnuts and even the 100円 7/11 serve a better quality coffee.
Posted in: Starbucks on track to open 1,000th store in Japan
minello7May. 08, 2013 - 06:38PM JST
It seems the real losers in all this political and academic rhetoric between China and Japan are the Okinawans.
Who it seems from historical facts were in fact a sovereign nation in their own right as the Ryukyu Kingdom, and with their own language. Belonging to neither China or Japan.
Posted in: China should reconsider who owns Okinawa: People's Daily
minello7May. 06, 2013 - 08:29AM JST
The infected corn is the frightener not so much the chicken, does that mean all vegetables are contaminated.
Farmers all around the world are using products I really don't think they understand to help them with their crop, but the people who sell them these products certainly know. The consumer has no idea whats been used in the farmers process. This is where governments should be concentrating there efforts, by investigating the chemical companies who make these products. Ah! but then they are the same companies that provide financial support to the same politicians. Nasty and vicious circle.
Posted in: Report on potentially infected Chinese poultry used in Japanese fast food sparks fears
minello7May. 06, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
Why all this anti China sentiment, have our own countries in the west behaved any better. Westerners are only guests in this region, we might have our opinions, but however long we remain here, we will never understand the culture of the Asian countries.
Posted in: Japan has never had smooth ties with China: Aso
minello7May. 04, 2013 - 08:19AM JST
Here's a thought for the day, if Abe did get the constitution changed, the US would be then entitled to say OK now your on your own Japan , you don't don't need the US now, pull all military personal and equipment out of Japan. Think how much that would save the US tax payer and the Japanese taxpayers too. I wonder then under those circumstances would Japan be in so much of a rush to become militaristic.
Posted in: Tokyo protesters say no to amending constitution
minello7May. 01, 2013 - 03:25PM JST
A question I hope someone can answer, not being scientifically minded. In a normal operation of a nuclear plant ,there is a system for cooling and recycling(reusing) the water over and over. My question what is the reason the water being stored cannot be recycled in a similar way, cooled and then used again ?? It would certainly solve one of the huge problems that seem to be going on at the Fukushima plant. Also lessening the chances of it being released into the Ocean.
Posted in: TEPCO reports Y685.3 bil loss due to compensation and energy import costs
minello7Apr. 23, 2013 - 04:17PM JST
Most countries that have been involved with conflicts over history, still have a dedicated day to remember all those who died in those conflicts out of respect to both civilian and military who lost their lives. This political move by the Japanese politicians, they don't do it out of respect but only to court controversy with their neighbours.
Posted in: 168 lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine
minello7Apr. 23, 2013 - 04:06PM JST
What ever happened to a peaceful Asia. Are these politicians really of this planet. We've just had a week of North Korea exhaling nuclear attack rhetoric, the US has been saying don't worry Japan we'll take care of you, and now Abe using more violent rhetoric against the Chinese. But here is the question. The US has said it would defend against the North Koreans, did it say anything about the Chinese.??
Abe has more domestic problems right now, but then again politicians are good at creating diversions, just hides their bungling incompetence.
Posted in: Abe vows to expel by force any Chinese landing on disputed isles
minello7Apr. 18, 2013 - 10:32AM JST
A day of shame for common sense and respect for the political system and for those greedy politicians who show no shame. Whats wrong in having a background check, banks do it all the time, mortgage lenders and numerous other businesses and institutions do it. With something so lethal as a gun, makes common sense to have a background check, and a national register of owners. In Japan even bicycles are on a national register, maybe they thought those could be lethal ridden by the wrong people. But I have a question, assault-style rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines,for what purpose does the average American have a need for these type of weapons ?
Posted in: U.S. Senate blocks gun background check legislation
minello7Apr. 16, 2013 - 07:40AM JST
"China’s recovery unexpectedly stumbled in the first three months of 2013, as it reported its annual growth rate eased to 7.7% from 7.9% in the final quarter of last year. Economists had forecast 8% growth." and the economists got it wrong so panic brakes out. But look at the growth rate 7.7% , what was the rest of the Worlds.
I think America or Europe would be ecstatic with those growth figures.
Posted in: Gold has worst 2-day rout in 30 years
minello7Apr. 06, 2013 - 07:28PM JST
I am against all nuclear activities worldwide, but, "and that is to accept Iran’s right, particularly its right to enrich,” So what is wrong with that request. Did all the other countries with nuclear capabilities ask for permission ??? A transparent system where all nuclear activities by nuclear producing nations are monitored by an international nuclear body, and everyone abiding by a set of rules equal for all, should be all that is asked.
Posted in: Iran, world powers fail to make progress in nuclear talks
minello7Apr. 06, 2013 - 07:09PM JST
Nows the time for the “National Science Foundation" to look for private investors to subsidise all research programs. The private sector has much more money than the government, and they are the ones who benefit in the long run.
Posted in: Science and research hit hard by U.S. sequester cuts
minello7Apr. 05, 2013 - 05:43PM JST
"We will seek more support from other countries to conduct research whaling in a stable manner,” the minister said."or"Tokyo defends the practice saying eating whale is part of the country’s culinary traditions." one contradicts the other. The marine scientific comunity has proved the same research can be done by tagging, without killing a single whale.
Posted in: Japan blames sabotage for record low whaling haul
minello7Apr. 04, 2013 - 05:56PM JST
"The idea is that increasing the amount of cash in circulation will help push prices higher." just the sort of news you like to hear (pure sarcasm sorry)
Posted in: BOJ to double money supply to get Japan out of slump
minello7Apr. 04, 2013 - 07:51AM JST
Amazing how the World seems to sit back and just listens to these statements, as if its of no consequence , "“The moment of explosion is approaching fast,” the North Korean military said, warning that war could break out “today or tomorrow”.
Well they can't say they didn't warn anybody. If this conflict does escalate, which I hope for humanity never does, where will the blame lie ??? Will the finger be pointed solely at North Korea ??
Posted in: U.S. boosts missile defense as N Korea warns of nuclear strike
minello7Apr. 04, 2013 - 07:32AM JST
Worst case scenario , with all the rhetoric coming from from the North Koreans, Okinawa is in the firing line for any attacks on American military bases. I would hope that Gov Nakiama doesn't accept the bullying from central government and stands by his commitment to the people of Okinawa.
Posted in: Suga seeks Okinawa's understanding for base relocation plan
minello7Mar. 25, 2013 - 09:03AM JST
Let the American people themselves vote on this one. To many vested interests of political figures to make it an honest outcome.
Posted in: Both sides of U.S. gun debate make public appeals
May. 20, 2013 - 07:23AM JST
Whats a shinkansen mean? Call it what it is in English, bullet train. Stuffing Japanese over…
Posted in: New shinkansen to use revolutionary simple stations
South Korea has been destroying the "united front" against North Korea for years with their
Posted in: Minister defends PM aide's surprise N Korea trip
May. 20, 2013 - 07:22AM JST
I am just watching NHK report in USA and it shows Olinawan people's demonstration. Unlike USA…
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
sony above Honda?
when was the survey prodused?
Posted in: Companies Japanese people are most proud of
May. 20, 2013 - 07:19AM JST
Was that article printed in the editorial section or the comedy section?
It's quite apparent that…
Posted in: China trying to strengthen its claim to Okinawa