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sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 04:16PM JST
In Japan, for regular cars, the auto tax is assessed by the total engine displacement as measured in cc's. Most U.S. cars have large displacement, over 2,000cc and above, they are taxed heavily in Japan. It's a way to discourage people not to buy U.S. or foreign cars.
Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed Japan’s auto market is closed. Japan has rejected that claim, saying it does not impose tariffs on U.S. auto imports nor put up discriminatory non-tariff barriers against U.S. cars. Which side has the stronger argument?
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 04:07PM JST
Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:46PM JST Trump then goes on to actually implement a ban on as many Muslims as he can
Trump: Difficult to prove refugees are Christian
Posted in: Trump's immigration order faces mounting legal questions
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 03:50PM JST
Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:39PM JST And if people agree with what he's doing, why has his disapproval rating shot up in the past few days: http://fortune.com/2017/01/29/donald-trump-approval-rating-gallup/
So your source is from 1,500 adults via telephone poll? I understand your problem. Trump's disapproval rating has increased 6 points in the last 4 days, according to the poll. As of Jan. 28, about 51% of Americans polled disapproved of Trump, up from 45% on Jan. 22 — six days prior to the most recent results. By contrast, about 42% approve of the job he's doing, a more moderate change compared to the 45% who approved of him on Jan. 22.
To obtain its results, Gallup surveys about 1,500 adults daily via telephone, and has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.
Stay away from fake news.
So your source is from 1,500 adults via telephone poll?
Posted in: Trump's visit to UK still on as online petition opposing it tops 1.5 million signatures
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 03:30PM JST
Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:14PM JST But the difference is that Trump has taken that determination and used it to deny the people, based on their religion.
No. Only from these countries. Same as Obama. If you based on their religion, any Muslim from India, Saudi Arabia or Philippines?
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 03:22PM JST
Strangerland JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:07PM JST Where are you seeing that?
New Rasmussen Poll Reveals Silent Majority Approves Of Immigration Ban
While vocal, and often violent, disaffected Hillary protesters may get a lot of media attention, a new Rasmussen poll out today reveals that the silent majority of Americans, men and women who don't have time to protest 24 hours a day because they actually go to work to provide for their families, support Trump's temporary immigration ban from 7 mostly-Muslim countries in the Middle East and Africa. In fact, per the new poll, 57% of likely U.S. voters actually approve of the ban while only 33% were opposed.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here. Thirty-three percent (33%) are opposed, while 10% are undecided.
Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists. Thirty-two percent (32%) oppose this temporary ban, and 11% are undecided.
This survey was taken late last week prior to the weekend protests against Trump’s executive orders imposing a four-month ban on all refugees and a temporary visa ban on visitors from these seven countries.
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 03:11PM JST
frontandcentre JAN. 31, 2017 - 03:03PM JST US citizens are more likely to face terrorist threats as a consequence of this unjust ban than they would have been if the existing safeguards had continued to be applied.
The U.S. was refusing entry to many Muslims long before Trump took office. The fact remains that these countries were first formally singled out as potential threats under Obama, not Trump.
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 02:56PM JST
TigersTokyoDome JAN. 31, 2017 - 02:42PM JST He is just playing on uneducated concerns linking unemployment with immigration and terrorism with Muslims.
His poll is close to 56 percent approval. America ask almost nothing of immigrants any more. People do not care whether they come legally and will obey the law once they’re here. They have no concern whether they can support themselves, or whether they will become wards of the state. They can hate or love America. If an immigrant commits a crime against his hosts, they would commit a greater crime by sending ungracious guest home. Remember, Obama send 36,000 home three years ago. Citizenship as a cherished privilege has utterly vanished. So has any idea of gratitude. A hallowed notion of legality, of being more law-abiding even than native-born Americans, has disappeared among immigrants.
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 02:30PM JST
TigersTokyo DomeJAN. 31, 2017 - 02:26PM JST I am glad that you are so proud of YOUR country. Your country just elected a racist who makes sexual locker-room chat about children in shopping malls and with no political experience whatsoever - as President of the US..!
Trump’s isolationist ideology has three components, opposition to U.S. alliances, opposition to free trade and support for authoritarianism. If translated into policy in a Trump administration, could do away with the liberal international order that the U.S. helped design after WWII and has led ever since.
sfjp330Jan. 31, 2017 - 02:24PM JST
bass4funk JAN. 31, 2017 - 08:38AM JST It has nothing to do with freedom or rights, the US is not in any circumstance required to let anyone in from any country if there are concerns about the security of an individual(s) coming from countries that have a history of terrorism or are hostile to the US.
There is a long process for refugees to make it to the U.S. Most of them are first screened by the UN high commissioner for refugees, which then refers them to various countries, including the U.S. The U.S. government then screens them through multiple intelligence databases, along with interviews and biometric identity checks. The entire process typically takes 18 to 24 months.There are no foolproof systems. but the current system is strong and there is no evidence any terrorists have made such an attempt thus far.
Posted in: JAL screening passengers from nations subject to U.S. entry ban
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 04:16PM JST
If all evidence points to Dentsu, why don't J-government penalize the company of many millions? They broke the law. Or just the slap in the wrist with no consequences? You will see another news next year of another women with same circumstances. J-government can't stand on it's two feet to save few lives.
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 04:07PM JST
noypikantoku DEC. 30, 2016 - 04:00PM JST Duterte don't go through due process you don't know if all of these people are really guilty or not.
Very few are protesting. Problem is that he has the popular support. Your point doesn't matter.
Posted in: Duterte says he once threw man from helicopter, would do it again
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 03:10PM JST
smithinjapanDEC. 29, 2016 - 06:24PM JST Shut Takata down. They are criminals.
What's with Takaka 11 lives? If the lives were so important, how come government didn't shut down GM? The side saddle fuel tank design installed in over 10 million trucks from 70's to late 80's GM full-size trucks is the worst auto crash fire defect in the history with over 2,000 people were killed in fire crashes involving these trucks. And the government gave them slap in the wrist?
Posted in: Takata close to settling U.S. criminal probe
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 02:38PM JST
tinawatanabeDEC. 30, 2016 - 02:33PM JSTsfjp330 - Shrine visit is Japan's most important culture, nothing to do with trade or business.
As a government it is in their duties to acknowledge the wrongdoings of their forefathers and help prevent such things from occurring again. Unfortunately, the same history has countless, consistent denial by high-ranking Japanese officials denying that sadistic war time crimes ever took place. The real message of the war criminals being enshrined at Yasukuni is that no matter what you do, no matter how much suffering you inflict, if you have Japanese blood in your veins you are ok. On the other hand if you are foreigner, no matter how much they have suffered it is not important, you are not Japanese. Considering the suffering inflicted on neighboring Asian countries by Japan is it so hard to call them the 'invasions' that they are rather than 'advances'? If Hiroshima and Nagasaki are crimes then surely Japan's wartime actions are also crimes, why is it so easy for Japanese people to acknowledge A-bomb victims and so hard to acknowledge Asian victims of Japan's wartime aggression? Simple, The A-bomb victims were Japanese and therefore important and the others were foreign and therefore less than human and unimportant. That is the underlying fact that is hard to move beyond that for Japan.
Posted in: Defense minister visits Yasukuni shrine one day after returning from Pearl Harbor
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 02:27PM JST
sfjp330DEC. 30, 2016 - 01:47PM JSTAnyone without prejudice would accept that Obama has been very strong in his leadership, and that the incoming president is about to wreck all that and create a disaster equivalent to, if not surpassing, the weak leadership Bush jr. showed, due to his cluelessness in foreign policy.
Obama has strong leadership in Iraq, Syria, and middle east policy? After 8 years, where? Back to square one.
Posted in: Trump accuses Obama of throwing up 'inflammatory' roadblocks
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 02:12PM JST
noypikantokuDEC. 30, 2016 - 02:10PM JSTbut I am from Manila Philippines and we have LAWS there, the main problem is not drugs! but indeed the enforcement of our laws,
You have over 2,000 that were killed. How many went through due process?
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 02:11PM JST
Obama, you have three weeks left. Is this the best you can do? Why didn't you build the wall?
Posted in: U.S. imposes sanctions on Russia over election hacking
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 02:04PM JST
albaleoDEC. 29, 2016 - 09:25AM JST If Netanyahu actually said this, it's neither helpful nor accurate. In 1948, the United Nations received complaints of atrocities from all sides. The response was to call for a cease fire. If that constitutes silence, then it applies to all parties. Also, the territories conquered by the Arab states were not part of the self-declared State of Israel which the quote might imply.
Until settlement takes place, U.S. should stop funding Israel of 38 billion for next 10 years.
Posted in: In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 01:57PM JST
YubaruDEC. 30, 2016 - 08:10AM JST Yearly warning, and ever so sadly, too many people will literally choke to death because they dont think THEY can't handle it.
What your saying is after living 65 to 85 years they don't know?
Posted in: Authorities urge elderly people to be careful when eating 'mochi'
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 01:50PM JST
noypikantoku DEC. 30, 2016 - 01:38PM JST Not at all, I want him to follow the Philippine constitution and law ,
You ever been to Philippines? Follow the Philippines constitution and law? Who is following? Who is going to enforce it? Nobody. Where are you? U.S. just ignores. Your talking about Philippines.
sfjp330Dec. 30, 2016 - 01:47PM JST
Strangerland DEC. 30, 2016 - 01:31PM JST Obama has been doing his job as president. Trump put up his own walls, by making statements that are at odds with decades of American policy, when he is supposed to step into and continue that American policy. If he wasn't so out there, nothing Obama has done would be putting up any walls.
Huh? Where have you been? Obama is a weak leader. Obama, is incapable of providing the necessary leadership strengths. In this case it includes both domestic and foreign leadership. A strong leader knows how to chose his or her support staff to provide the highest degree of strength to complement their leadership to which Obama failed miserably. Anyone without prejudice would accept the problems of Obama's presidency as weakness in leadership, unpreparedness, incompetence and in general lack of understanding in problem solving both before and after problems.
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Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:42AM JST
I believe they are trying to get more followers
Posted in: Muslims in Japan launch community outreach program to counter prejudice
Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:25AM JST
A couple comments...
I also cringe at the term 'Cool Japan' but at the time it…
Posted in: Cool Japan Ambassador Paul Christie talks about plans to highlight a different side of the country
Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:07AM JST
No, it's not so horrible if you're just cherry-picking the stuff that sounds nice.
Posted in: Abe calls cheering for him at Osaka preschool inappropriate
Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:06AM JST
Youngsters in USA know Sony as TV programs and Movie promotter.
I'm pretty sure youth doesn't…
Posted in: Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement
Mar. 01, 2017 - 12:55AM JST
Yeah... I'd much rather be "Falsely" accused of a crime in Japan where they can hold…
Posted in: Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1 bil in U.S.
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