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TheInterstatFeb. 17, 2017 - 04:36PM JST
@Alex Einz I completely agree with you.
Posted in: 88-year-old driver who plowed into kids released; unlikely to be charged
TheInterstatFeb. 16, 2017 - 06:05PM JST
Despite not having to pay for a military for generations, and being given free access into the biggest market in the world (and being allowed to block anything coming the other way), they still can't get it right.
Given this, they are hardly going to be coming up with anything world beating any time soon, now are they?
Looking at things with a bit of perspective, they had a boost during the 80s off the back of the American economy, and when that levelled off, they had nothing of substance to back it up with and have been on the downturn ever since due to a woeful inability to manage things properly, and a 'culture' that brutalises its' own people through work.
Posted in: Tokyo stocks end lower as strong yen dents exporters
TheInterstatFeb. 16, 2017 - 10:14AM JST
Stop smoking outside every combini. That is FAR more damaging than seeing a half naked woman.
Posted in: It's a conflict between the freedom of expression and choice, and the healthy upbringing of youths. I'd like to decide whether to go full steam ahead with the measure based on the opinions of residents and users.
TheInterstatFeb. 15, 2017 - 09:38AM JST
I wonder what the Japanese Wikipedia article says on the matter?
Posted in: Earlier English education, territorial claims in new curriculum guidelines
TheInterstatFeb. 08, 2017 - 07:11PM JST
Without these bases, Japan would not have been able to rebuild and enjoy any of the financial success it did in the 80s; the US footed the military bill by having the bases here, which was a huge money saving system for Japan. Combine this with the free trade they have taken advantage of with the US, and they should be kissing their feet.
But no, they are misinformed and seem to forget who daddy is, as usual.
TheInterstatFeb. 07, 2017 - 06:08PM JST
He is basing it on exports, because the domestic market doesn't exist.
Posted in: Toyota takes 23% hit to profit on lower sales, yen
TheInterstatFeb. 06, 2017 - 06:33PM JST
Literally billions of married couples with children have managed to do alright without a maid, raising children who have excelled.
The issue isn't these women being 'swamped' with housework and childrearing, it is that they don't know how to do anything quickly, or don't want to put any effort in.
TheInterstatFeb. 05, 2017 - 08:26AM JST
I think it is a good thing. There are some really decent people doing Live streams, and allowing people to ask them questions in real time. Technologists, artists, sports people, investors, traders, etc., all do Live stuff. It is the future, and extremely useful.
Posted in: Why Facebook keeps pushing you to go 'live' with video
TheInterstatFeb. 04, 2017 - 07:52PM JST
No1Travel **is **H.I.S
TheInterstatFeb. 03, 2017 - 05:03PM JST
What are some good alternatives you all use for flights?
TheInterstatFeb. 02, 2017 - 10:18AM JST
Haha, Abe is terrified. And so he should be.
Japan is in serious trouble internally, and now America has a leader who is taking a hard line with them too. It is beautiful to watch. The petulant child is getting put in its' place.
And think about this for a second...
Apple, the American giant, has enough cash (not overall value... just CASH!) to buy Toyota and Mitsubishi UFJ outright.
Posted in: Japan eyes U.S. job, investment plan ahead of Abe-Trump summit
TheInterstatAug. 01, 2016 - 01:05PM JST
Whatever name they want to call it; Helicopter money, Fiscal Stimulus, etc., it is all addressing the same issue, which can't be fixed with tricks and tactics. The issue is far deeper; it is structural and cultural, and the Japanese are far too stubborn to admit this about themselves, and are certainly not going to fix the problems, so the issue will remain forever. They are their own worst enemy.
Posted in: Helicopter money talk takes flight as BOJ runs out of runway
TheInterstatOct. 17, 2015 - 01:53PM JST
Yeah, this is very true, innervoice. People are finally realising that average browser based activities (which are 99.9% of all computer users) don't need a mega-bucks ultra rendering workstation, and are buying task-appropriate devices.
Desktop PCs are indeed the realm of the enthusiast / professional / power user now (which I am a definite member of, and love)
Posted in: Back off, tablets: PC companies plan a $70 mil ad campaign
TheInterstatSep. 27, 2015 - 07:34PM JST
@Womp101 Yeah, this is all correct.
Posted in: What do Japanese men think about dating foreign women?
TheInterstatSep. 27, 2015 - 07:27PM JST
Erm, where is the news of Japan getting ruined by Scotland?
Posted in: Wales beat England 28-25; Springboks crush Samoa; Italy downs Canada at Rugby World Cup
TheInterstatAug. 29, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
This is great news. As another person pointed out, the idea of the alcohol guzzling, cigarette smoking person is one of the past.
I look forward to the day when alcohol and cigarettes are gone for good. They serve no purpose, other than to make money for the drug dealers selling them.
I sense that consumption is on the decline the world over. The internet has provided a social and knowledge resource and shows people that easily accessible alternative non-alcohol soaked lifestyles are out there for everyone, and anyone can jump into a new way of living and be put in contact with new friends at the click of a button.
Instagram, Facebook, etc., have changed everything.
Posted in: Studies show Japanese people drinking less than ever
TheInterstatAug. 13, 2015 - 05:55AM JST
^I absolutely agree with every word of this.
Posted in: 7 decades after WWII, many praise Germany, scorn Japan
TheInterstatJul. 17, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
They missed the part where he is never there because he is too busy bowing to his boss, smoking, drinking, and 'hostessing'.
Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears
TheInterstatJul. 13, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
According to Cancer.org, the Japanese lifestyle of heavy drinking, the presence of Liver Fluke injections from raw fish, and the stigma of testing for STDs (in this case Hepatitis B/C) makes Bile Duct Cancer highly probable. At 55 years of age, Iwata would have been prime for this kind of thing.
Take care out there, everyone.
Posted in: Nintendo says CEO Satoru Iwata has died of cancer at 55
TheInterstatJul. 06, 2015 - 04:10PM JST
Cultural exports become exports organically, through their own merit. The fact that nothing Japanese exists out side of Japan in mainstream circles, simply shows that nothing of mainstream merit is made in Japan.
Posted in: Gackt lashes out at Cool Japan: 'Almost no results of Japanese culture exported overseas'
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Feb. 20, 2017 - 01:30AM JST
Short News on MSNBC China announced it gave NK notice of China will not purchase coal…
Posted in: China tells Japan 'negative' moves prevent improvement in ties
Nonsense, he made a completely and demonstrably false claim that Sweden suffered some…
Posted in: Outside of Washington, Trump slips back into campaign mode
Feb. 20, 2017 - 01:12AM JST
Obey your master!!!!
Posted in: Trump says Abe expressed thanks for F-35 jet cost reduction
Feb. 20, 2017 - 01:11AM JST
Posted in: M5.4 quake jolts Tokyo, vicinity
Feb. 20, 2017 - 01:07AM JST
I hate wearing them, but i use washable masks due to pollen allergies;(they really help combined…
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