alwaysspeakingwisdom comments

Posted in: S Korean leader says Tokyo's trade curbs will hurt Japan more See in context

"What products does Korea make that Japan needs? I cannot think of one."

I can think of three:

1) Cheese dogs

2) seaweed

3) Korean pie. it is really sweet. I can't live without it.

Other than those three. I can't think any. Can you?

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Posted in: Abe's ruling bloc set for solid upper house win: polls See in context

Why I will vote for the LDP

Record low unemployment rate 2.3% Corporate bankruptcies in Japan hit 28-year low in fiscal 2018 Record low homeless 5000. In LA there are 80k homeless. The number of people who took their own lives in Japan stood at 20,840 in 2018, marking a year-on-year decline for the ninth consecutive year, Japan's Child Poverty Rate Down, 

This is why Shinzo Abe and the LDP will win. They deserve to win. Japan is great shape and the numbers and stats show it.

I will cast my vote for the LDP.

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Posted in: Abe's ruling bloc set for solid upper house win: polls See in context

Even when more and more people are against the idea of changing the constitution,

Really? The polls are split 50/50. In fact pro reformers are gaining strength and numbers.

" So their is hope that a better informed younger generation might in the future turn the tables. "

Really, the youth are PM Abe biggest supporters

" While 49% of voters aged 60 and up said they support Abe, according to a Nikkei survey conducted last month, the figure among citizens in their 20s reached 70%"

https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Datawatch/Abe-has-Japan-s-youth-on-his-side-as-political-age-divide-widens

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Posted in: U.S. seeks to ease dispute between S Korea, Japan See in context

The diplomatic solution is pretty clear: Seoul agrees to take the Forced labour issue to arbitration and implements the 2015 comfort woman accord, Japan, in return, lifts its export restrictions. This is what Washington is telling Seoul now.

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Posted in: 630 cases of violence against train station employees reported in fiscal 2018 See in context

Good News. From 800 in 2014 cases to 630 in 2019. That is 21% reduction in the number of cases. In comparison, in nyc there has been 10% increase in the number of cases. LOL LOL at the Japan haters again.

Those wanna-be's who think they have "turned" Japanese, and joined the collective, refuse to accept that the paradise here isn't a paradise,

"it's just Japan!"

Your right. It is Japan and Japan has done a good job in reducing the number of case of violence against train employees . Can America or the west say the same?

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Posted in: In Japan, the business of watching whales is far larger than hunting them See in context

I like to watch whales as well. I like to watch my whale burger right before I eat it.

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Posted in: Japan rebuffs Seoul's calls to scrap export curbs See in context

"in this day and age, South Korea will just get what it needs from elsewhere. I am sure that right now, new contracts are being arranged, in many other places. "

Really? Where? Japan controls 90% Japan's got Korea by the nuts. Read the following:

Samsung chief visits Japan to seek export curb workarounds

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Posted in: Japan rebuffs Seoul's calls to scrap export curbs See in context

"What exactly do they want the Korean government to do? "

1) Take the former forced laborer issue to the arbitration panel.

or

2) Take the former forced laborer issue to the ICJ.

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Posted in: Japan rejects S Korean calls for scrapping of tech export curbs See in context

"We ended preferential treatment (given to South Korea) and now treat it the same as other countries," Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko said at a press conference. "Is that a problem from the standpoint of the WTO?"

Exactly! Japan gave South Korean preferential treatment and what did Japan it get in return ?

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Posted in: Japan rejects S Korean calls for scrapping of tech export curbs See in context

"A totally illegal export control under the WTO regime."

Let the South Korean prove in at the WTO.

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Posted in: 630 cases of violence against train station employees reported in fiscal 2018 See in context

Good News. From 800 in 2014 cases to 630 in 2019. That is 21% reduction in the number of cases.

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Posted in: Japan lawmakers' average income in 2018 hits 16-year high See in context

"Japanese lawmakers' income averaged 26.57 million yen ($245,000) in 2018"

That is it? Chump change compare to America.

The median net worth of a US senator was $3.2 million, versus $900,000 for members of the House of Representatives. A LDP dietman at $245,000?

This is why they do not have a clue what life is like for the average citizen or resident of US. Out of touch

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

And are you going to come straight out and say it was an honourable thing for the IJA to use these hellish weapons?

If the UK and the American can use MUSTARD against Germans. Why can't Japan? The UK and USA did the same thing.

. And are you going to come straight out and say it was an honourable thing for the The Americans and English to use these hellish weapons?

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

"Indeed, particularly when you look at Japanese textbooks...say JHS..that cover WW2 in 2 pages ,"

Really and go take look at western textbooks. The extermination of Indians 1 paragraph, slavery 1 page, colonialism 1 paragraph.

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

"You basically approve, then?"

Chemical weapons against a military target. Yes. If America and UK can use muster gas during WW1 against German troops.. Why can't Japan use chemical weapons against Chinese troops. It is war.

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

"The existence of a detailed report documenting the use of chemical weapons by the Imperial Japanese Army in China has been confirmed for the first time, a Japanese historian said Sunday."

The use of such weapons" saved lives. "

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Posted in: Gov't pension fund posts ¥9.1 tril profit in 4th quarter See in context

"The fund, which managed 159.2 trillion yen of assets as of end-March, had quarterly profits of 2.7 trillion yen on domestic stocks and 5.1 trillion yen on foreign equities, its earnings results showed."

I smell money baby and lot of it.

LOL

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Posted in: Report discovered detailing Japan's wartime use of nerve agents See in context

"During the battle on July 6, the Japanese army fired 31 "red" shells at a Chinese army position equipped with machine guns"

It was military target. There is no difference when the allies used muster against German positions during WW1 .

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Posted in: Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia See in context

"If they have the money to buy them, they have the money to pay the fine!"

How about the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art ?

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Posted in: Wondering if your boyfriend will be a good husband? Give him the tea test See in context

“The men who work in my office never make a new pot of tea. They just wait for one of the female employees to do it for them.”

Sounds like a great office. Can I apply?

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Posted in: Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia See in context

"While this story is trying to make what this woman do as being commendable the fact remains that they purchased them illegally, "

Where in the story does it say that you bought them illegally? The article states:

"that she and her husband had bought the items in Japan and liked to collect and display them in their home. But she knew they were originally from Cambodia and that is why she returned them."

It does not say that her husband bought them illegally. Moreover, she is an individual she does not have the resources to check about items that are usually sold at art houses.

Can the New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art say the same thing?

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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S Korea as labor row simmers See in context

Let us look at the tape.

Japan GDP US 6 trillion

South Korea US 1.5 trillion

Good luck South Korea You are going to need it.

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Posted in: Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation in S Korea formally closed See in context

Well, the Korean government took Japan's money, gave some out to those who asked for it or didn't die in the meantime, greased the pockets of the "employees" of the "fund" with a generous severance and won't return a single cent to the Japanese government. And people wonder why Japan won't deal with south korea.

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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S Korea as labor row simmers See in context

Thank you South Korea! You just handed PM Abe a landslide victory !

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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S Korea as labor row simmers See in context

"South Korea imported $54.6 billion worth of goods from Japan in 2018, while also paying for $11.5 billion worth of its services."

Chump change to a US 6 trillion economy.

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Posted in: Got a Tokyo Olympic ticket? Unrivaled demand causes turmoil See in context

"Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, "

Nice problem to have. The Tokyo Olympics is going to be great.

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Posted in: Japan curbs technology exports to S Korea See in context

"tourism is pretty much the only sector doing well right now "

Really?

How do you explain the following;

"Japan's tax revenue hit a record 60.36 trillion yen ($557 billion) in fiscal 2018 on the back of higher wages and dividend payments, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday."

LOL maybe you learn some economics.

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Posted in: Warship shows Japan's determination to expand military role See in context

The Izumo is just the beginning of the rise of the Japanese navy and Japanese armed forces. Soon rather than later Japan will have a full fledged military. The story of the 21st century will be the rise of Japan as military super power.

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Posted in: Japan's tax revenue hits record ¥60.36 tril in FY 2018 See in context

A victory for PM ABE!

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Posted in: Abe criticized for calling elevator installation at Osaka Castle 'mistake' See in context

A typical attack piece. PM Abe had a great G-20 and they know it. They can only complain about speech. I saw speech, clearly PM Abe was talking about the location of the lift and not the lift itself. In America, they call this kind of story fake news and so shall I.

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