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    OssanAmerica

    That's such good news. The only major economic power that happens to be a totalitarian dictatorship, has a territorial expansion agenda, and freely mixes trade with political and strategic interests is going to be the leader. Let's take a wild guess as to who gets the best deal. Somebody needs to sit down with the pompadour elect and explain to him what this is all about. TPP has never been and is not only about trade,

    Posted in: China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

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    "Abe says he is confident of building trust with Trump after 90-minute meeting".

    What amazes me about this headline is that I've been watching a listening to Trump for over a year and I still can't trust him. Abe managed this in just 90 minutes...

    Posted in: Abe says he is confident of building trust with Trump after 90-minute meeting

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    Not much to say about this photo other than what an incredibly gawdy place.

    Posted in: Meeting the family

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    Glad this came out. Been worried about it for the last 39 years.

    Posted in: Carrie Fisher reveals 'Star Wars' affair with Harrison Ford

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    sangetsu03Nov. 17, 2016 - 03:51PM JST No doubt Abe wants to make amends. Abe flew to meet Hillary a couple of months ago to get a head start on starting a relationship with her, and snubbed meeting Trump.

    Wrong, Abe never "flew to meet" Clinton, he was already in NYC for a UN function, and candidate Clinton was in NYC at the same time. She met with a number of Heads of State at that time.

    Posted in: Confusion over Trump's first talks with foreign leader as Abe heads to New York

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    OssanAmerica

    Squat toilets are not unique to Japan. I have seen then in Turkey and Greece in my younger days. No doubt they are fading out, or already have there. Japan needs to replace them all before 2020.

    Posted in: Squat toilets’ popularity fading as parents call for them to be abolished in Japanese schools

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    True patriots being persecuted by the totalitarian CCP dictatorship.

    Posted in: Anti-China lawmakers disqualified from Hong Kong parliament

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    OssanAmerica

    Great idea. Too bad it wasn't implemented earlier.

    Posted in: Japan, S Korea sign preliminary intelligence-sharing pact on North Korea

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    Richard Nixon made the media his enemy and we know where he ended up. I have no doubt that the media are going to continue to stick it to Trump till he folds. Wonder if he'll make 4 years,

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    DisillusionedNov. 16, 2016 - 07:23AM JST "requires sitting on the same toilet seat that other users do." There's a marvelous way of preventing this feeling. It's called, cleaning! Something that seems to escape the Japanese public schools.

    You've obviously never been to a Japanese public school. They even make the students do the cleaning, along with other rooms, in some places. Walk into a McDonalds anywhere in the world and then into one in Japan to appreciate the near fixation Japanese have on cleanliness.

    Posted in: Squat toilets’ popularity fading as parents call for them to be abolished in Japanese schools

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    YubaruNov. 16, 2016 - 07:17AM JST (1) reduce our strategic forward operating base that has been established over the last 70 years Oh so it's all about the US and no one else.

    No. It was listed as an effect on the US. My post did not address benefits or advantages to the host nations.

    Posted in: Report warns of Asian arms race if Trump withdraws U.S. forces

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    If the Asian nations are already paying 50% or thereabouts what will be the incentive for them to pay more? Trump can threaten to pull US troops out and if called on it, he would (1) reduce our strategic forward operating base that has been established over the last 70 years (2) bring an awful lot if US servicemen and women back home where they are not needed, leading many to be leaving and seeking jobs (3) effectively hand east asia to China. Why then would Trump promise an increase in military spending, in ships for the USN if this is the scenario. The picture that Trump has sold to get votes really is contradictory and makes little sense.

    Posted in: Report warns of Asian arms race if Trump withdraws U.S. forces

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    NAN DESU KANov. 15, 2016 - 03:42PM JST Im an AMERICAN, I work on one of these bases.

    Yea ok. lol

    People in this country are naïve, thinking that they would survive a conflict with let say N Korea, I believe N Korea would roll right through JAPAN! Japan would be occupied by another country in no time flat possibly Chinese. LOL

    No they're not naïve. Why do you think we are still there? They could ask us to leave anytime.

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    Back when "Memoirs of a Geisha" was made Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi got the lead role. Reasons being, put bluntly; most western audiences can't tell the difference between Japanese and Chinese (it's all Asia right?), She had box office pulling power even though she still had to struggle with any English script, China was at it's peak of economic rise, Olympics, etc etc. Japanese actresses who auditioned were rejected, For example Yoshino Kimura who was born in London and fluent in English. Known and popular in Japanese TV/Film world but unknown globally. Scarlett Johansson is a globally known and popular actress, including in Japan. As a business choice it makes a lot of sense that she got the lead role. Somehow I suspect that Japanese audiences would feel less offended by her playing the lead role in any capacity, non-Japanese, Japanese, half-Japanese whatever, than a non-Japanese Asian actress, Of course this article isn't about Japanese movie audiences, it's an American issue about Hollywood casting practices which have come into the spotlight recently. There's no doubt that Asians are completely under represented in the entertainment industry. About the only category that they are not maybe Asian female newscasters.

    Posted in: 'Ghost in the Shell' makers defend Johansson casting

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    I suspect anti-Trump sentiment will grow, in addition to those already unhappy with Trump's election there will now be those Trump supporters who begin to realize that he is backtracking and watering down most of his radical campaign promises, out of necessity and practicality. Already his deporting every illegal immigrant has become deporting the criminal ones. Well we've been doing that for years now. Are we going to see a wall? Are we going t wreck 70 years of US foreign policy? Doubt it, So far it's looking like Trump will take the simply deny and ignore approach creating more resentment from his supporters. This man is a disaster.

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    kurisupisuNov. 15, 2016 - 07:13AM JST Most Japanese actresses don't speak English intelligibly enough to play the part of a lead figure.....

    That's true, just like most non-Japanese actresses don't speak Japanese intelligibly enough to play a lead part in a Japanese production. But it's pretty obvious that such an obstacle can be overcome, and doing so is actually part of the acting profession. I doubt anybody had any problems understanding Tom Cruise's Japanese in Last Samurai. How about Charlotte Kate Fox? I bet most people in Japan think she's fluent.

    Posted in: 'Ghost in the Shell' makers defend Johansson casting

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    Are we ever going to see Trump make some statements to dispels the fears and anxieties of the American people? And the rest of the world for that matter?

    Posted in: Vouching for Trump, Obama says U.S. will maintain alliances

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    OssanAmerica

    How do you become "slightly" pregnant?

    Posted in: Artelligent Christmas

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    It's not just an issue of depending on the US. Japan is quite capable financially and every other which way (except willingness) to build and maintain it's own military without the US. But while Japan is restrained in what it can do constutionally, the US is not. The result being that the US can act where Japan can not. Regional conflicts which may occur far from Japan but will affect Japan in the long run can be addressed by the US militarily while Japan can not.

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    No...looks utterly fantastic for her age.

    Posted in: Artelligent Christmas

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