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sf2kAug. 03, 2015 - 11:27PM JST
Marty! Doc! Marty! Doc!!!
Posted in: Tickets on sale for commemorative 'Back to the Future' concert in Tokyo featuring full orchestra
sf2kAug. 03, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
Yes. These should be done on video to reach a wider audience
Posted in: As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young
sf2kAug. 02, 2015 - 10:44PM JST
Well it's stalled not ended. Here's a chance to let the politicians know they don't speak for us. No one will be able to vote on it across 12 countries resulting in Corporate Rule
Posted in: Pacific trade talks fail to clinch TPP deal
sf2kAug. 02, 2015 - 09:30AM JST
JT please replace 'original sound' with 'original recording' in the title as you've made recordings, not sounds. The emperor wasn't paraphrased by someone else during the speech and not what you want to mean in English.
Posted in: Japan releases master recording of emperor's war-end speech
sf2kAug. 02, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
and are the progeny of those young officers who tried to block the speech in the LDP today? I wouldn't be surprised
sf2kAug. 01, 2015 - 09:46PM JST
Corporations will be able to sue public broadcasters, public mail, environmental regulations, anything that benefits people over corporations. Also not in a court, in a corporate tribunal. These 12 countries are resolving themselves to liquidate their sovereignty for a dollar. I'm glad some nations are sticking to their own side but it shows this was an ill fated enterprise to begin with and that you can't go too far without supporting people first.
Posted in: Pacific trade ministers announce progress in Hawaii talks
sf2kAug. 01, 2015 - 03:36AM JST
Facebook = Planetary Virus
Posted in: Facebook ready to test Internet-beaming drones
sf2kAug. 01, 2015 - 03:35AM JST
It should be the other way around. The public get to read the documents and corporations have no say in their execution
Posted in: Pacific trade negotiators chase elusive final deal in tough talks
sf2kJul. 31, 2015 - 10:50PM JST
All governments are selling out their citizens by keeping the text secret and making sure no one votes on it. Corporations are in full control.
sf2kJul. 31, 2015 - 07:41AM JST
Replace all the things! Embrace your never ending unemployment
Posted in: IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese
sf2kJul. 30, 2015 - 06:41AM JST
Also the USA wants Canada to drop its local market boards so it's not just Japan that is being asked to drop all its farmer support for cheap labour and products. As bad as things are, selling out the country and its workers isn't how to solve this. A sudden removal of support would decimate the industry and I wouldn't be surprised if it put those in it on social assistance.
However the difference is that people would have at least paid for their product to support their industry versus no income and social assistance. It may seem to be 6 1/2 dozen of the other but it's an important difference as the former at least pays into the subsidy for the industry. But under TPP, Corporations get 100% of the profits and Governments get 100% of the losses. By opening up industries the taxpayer will be paying more to support these new unemployed with the country having no more means of paying or partially paying for it without being sued under TPP. A lose-lose situation.
It's not good for any country and sells people industries and societies off to corporations. They are not societies.
Posted in: Japanese butter on the table in Pacific trade talks
sf2kJul. 30, 2015 - 03:35AM JST
We shouldn't be allowed to host any Olympics if our government debt to GDP ratio is over 50%. Nor should holding the Olympics cripple a nation's economy. That would instantly improve both the validity and viability of any bid.
Posted in: Boston out as possible 2024 Olympic host, but LA interested
sf2kJul. 30, 2015 - 03:22AM JST
butter shortage is a red herring. This is about corporate control of markets and all intellectual property over governments and countries. Serfs vs Corporations.
sf2kJul. 29, 2015 - 12:35PM JST
Look up on Youtube Attack on Titan Abridged by Professional Failures. Hilarious!
Posted in: Live-action 'Attack on Titan' writer talks about changes from anime, with one demanded by creator
sf2kJul. 29, 2015 - 12:21PM JST
Olympics are a money loser. They should pay us not us to them
sf2kJul. 29, 2015 - 12:07PM JST
So they increase tax payouts to TEPCO but not to those still in shelters???? Very Sad
TEPCO execs should be in jail, not receiving awards
Posted in: Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 bln
sf2kJul. 29, 2015 - 06:36AM JST
SELL! Sell all your people to other countries that didn't elect you. Sell them to the lowest bidder for the lowest wages. Sell to corporations that will tell you to sell even more. Sell your country to another country. Or not. Maybe don't do that and just walk away
Posted in: TPP trade negotiators face high-wire act in Hawaii
sf2kJul. 27, 2015 - 07:23AM JST
Let's see... absolutely nothing for people, absolutely everything for corporations. Typical.
Posted in: Secrecy around TPP trade deal fuels suspicions and worries
sf2kJul. 26, 2015 - 12:48PM JST
Time to get used to eating potatoes
Posted in: Last week's typhoon killed 11,000 farmed tuna in Wakayama
sf2kJul. 25, 2015 - 03:53PM JST
Not a happy logo. More appropriate for a jail? It's confusing
Posted in: Olympic emblems unveiled
Aug. 04, 2015 - 06:35PM JST
fxgai: "QFs, SFs, and maybe finals and wins."
Try not to bet your tennis professional opinion…
Posted in: Stronger Nishikori seeks return to US Open final
Aug. 04, 2015 - 06:32PM JST
Last year the first typhoon to hit mainland Japan was around Uminohi, same as this year…
Posted in: Soudelor targets Japan, China as most powerful storm of 2015
It is Wallaroo or something who said.
Why doesn't Abe do the same?
Posted in: U.S. drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945: How AP reported it
Aug. 04, 2015 - 06:31PM JST
After listening to/watching TV news about this, I thought it was a 'he'..
Scary...The culprit was…
Posted in: 19-yr-old woman held for murder after body found following apartment fire
Aug. 04, 2015 - 06:26PM JST
Mu Staff: J men consider any woman over the hill once they turn 30. They say…
Posted in: Man steals woman's shoes, underwear, then posts photos of them to her