B. Jay comments

Posted in: Asia Development Bank president to step down See in context

The head of Asian Development Bank (ADB) must rotate among Asia's economic powers. No one country should have monopoly over the top job. China will definitely challenge Japan's stranglehold on the position.

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Posted in: Spain beats Australia 95-88 in 2OT to reach World Cup final See in context

This is good for basketball. It is becoming a little more competitive at the worlds. Gone are the days when the US dream team stood shoulders above everyone.

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Posted in: Pope to visit Japan Nov 23-26 See in context

Why Japan? There are virtually no catholics in this country, yes virtually none. Why not Philippines for example which has a huge catholic population. So he is in Japan because Abe wanted a photo op and wanted the pope to preach an anti nuclear gospel non believers?

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Posted in: Nissan chief Saikawa to step down Sept 16; successor to be named See in context

Saikawa will not be punished for obvious reasons ( not legal reasons)

He is a Japanese, the others are gaijins.

He helped them get back control of Nissan from those gaijins.

In their eyes, he is a whistle blower a and a super nationalist.

He has confessed. Admitted his sins and apologized.

He has offered to return the money.

What he stole is a lot less than what those gaijins did.

Saikawa is a future hero. While Ghosn is credited for saving Nissan from bankruptcy in the 1990s, Saikawa will be credited in the future for saving Nissan from foreign takeover.

For these reasons the guy is not going to jail.

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Posted in: Nissan chief Saikawa to step down Sept 16; successor to be named See in context

Saikawa San appears to be saying Ghosn and Kelly set up this Stock Appreciation Rights system of compensation. I didn't know a thing about it and they used it to steal a lot more money than I did, so spare me and let me return the extra cash. But deal ruthlessly with those gaijins. And the prosecutors appear to agree with him.

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Posted in: Black votes will define electability for Democrats See in context

Trump will be re- elected by the same people who put him in the WH in 2016; Putin, the KGB and the Russians. You don't lose the popular vote by over 3 million and get to win the WH. It doesn't happen. If Moscow Mitch refuses to let the Senate debate and pass the bills to protect the integrity of US elections, Russia will meddle in it again to produce the same results as in 2016. Mark this on the wall somewhere. Trump could lose the popular vote by 5 million + but the Russians know which states they need to target to change the results in favour of Donald Trump. American democracy is at the mercy of Putin and the Russians.

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

Using such huge amount to buy weapons you may never use while social security suffers and the debt jeep ballooning. What a corrupted government.

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Posted in: With eye on China, Japan urges 'affordable' Africa investment See in context

Africans want win - win investment in quality infrastructure and don't care where it comes from, Japan or China.

Already Japan is losing out to China that's why they are throwing all these subtle jabs. What the Japanese government can do is to encourage the private sector here, Japan's big multi nationals to invest in Africa.

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Posted in: Japan denies it gave away too much in trade talks with U.S. See in context

" it is not clear what Japan gained from this deal" the article says. Well, the truth is, Japan gained nothing in return. Trump will still impose the auto tariffs and will come back demanding more concessions from Japan knowing the Abe will always say yes to him. The US grains/corn Japan has agreed to purchase will not end up on the Japanese market. It will be stored and later given as food aid to Africa and South Asia.

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Posted in: Abe becomes 2nd-longest-serving Japanese prime minister See in context

Are they counting his first stint as PM together with the current one? He had the chance to serve two times as PM and now likely to become the longest serving PM when you put the two stints together. He must have some concrete achievements to his name else it becomes a case of just quantity over quality. Koizumi could have broken that record if he wanted.

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Posted in: Fujitsu initiates year-round recruitment See in context

This is long overdue

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Posted in: Epstein autopsy report finds broken bones in neck: Washington Post See in context

What does the autopsy report point to? Was he killed by someone or did he kill himself? Broken neck bones at several places point to a hit job.

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Posted in: Epstein suicide sparks fresh round of conspiracy theories See in context

How on earth was he not on suicide watch? He attempted killing himself last month. I can't help but think that a lot of powerful and influential people wanted him dead so they kinda facilitated this. The guy was going to disclose an awful lot in his trial. Remember Donny Dump once called him a " terrific guy ".

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Posted in: Do you consider the A-bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be war crimes? See in context

No, they can't be considered war crimes. It was a necessary evil to end the war and save lives. It did save lives ironically. After the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan should have surrendered to prevent Nagasaki from happening, yet they dug in. The fact that those bombs were not dropped on Tokyo shows the Americans thought hard about it. War crime is what happened in Nanjing.

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Posted in: Man apparently kills himself after stabbing girlfriend See in context

Something about this story doesn't add up. The boy has several stab wounds on the arm and in the back according to the story. It is highly unlikely that someone who is committing suicide will stab himself several times, more unlikely stabbing himself in the back multiple times. It is more than likely that the multiple stab wounds on the boy were not self inflicted. The girl according to the report has just one stab wound in the stomach which is highly likely that it was self inflicted. The story is turned on its head now. It is likely that the girl killed the boy and stab herself in order to put everything on the boy. I trust the J police will do a proper investigation and unearth the truth.

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Posted in: Trump tells Abe he is tolerant of N Korea's short-range ballistic missiles See in context

Can PM Abe stand up to Trump and tell him in the face that Japan isn't cool at all with these missile tests? Abe seem isolated and deserted by his traditional allies, US and south Korea. He has picked up an unnecessary fight with South Korea and Trump seems to value his personal friendship with Chairman Kim Jong un more than his friendship with Abe.

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Posted in: Man stabs woman in Daiso store; says he just ‘wanted to kill someone’ See in context

"Police quoted Ishino as saying that he wanted to kill someone and the woman just happened to be there."

Sickening. Why doesn't he kill himself? Unfortunately, there are too many such mental cases in Japan.

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Posted in: Belgian Vermaelen signs for Vissel Kobe See in context

Why isn't Vissel Kobe doing well in the J League with all these former big name stars? With all the ex Barcelona players they may still be relegated. What's their problem?

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Posted in: Man in his 40s dies while in police custody See in context

Something doesn't add up on this story. Could it be that he was mistreated and manhandled while in custody?

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Posted in: Bolton heading to Japan, South Korea amid trade dispute See in context

Is John Bolton the right guy to send to mediate any dispute let alone a trade dispute.

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Posted in: Japan's trade minister criticizes S Korea for 'mistaken' explanation after meeting See in context

South Korea should turn to China and Russia to buy these stuff. Who loses? It's Japan that will lose the market.

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