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Posted in: U.S. considers 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags over digital tax See in context

So it means that all the GAFA can enjoy to sell all over the world without paying any taxes or only in the tax heavens ?

Hope EU will apply equivalent tax amount to US.

Anyway , this Trump adminstration is completely unfair . We have to stop any kind of agreement with US as long as Trump  is President or as long as the same policy is applied.

What do they think they are ?

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Posted in: France respects Japan's judicial procedures regarding Ghosn: Le Drian See in context

This article is a total lie. This is not at all the meaning of Le Drian : although he respects sovereignty of Japan, he puts a strong emphasize on the presumption of innocence. This is incredible how Japantoday can turn around an information.

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Posted in: Missing Monet returns home to Japan See in context

Don't see how we can be responsible for the damages during war time storage...Maybe  they can ask the German ... Anyway, insurances in general don't cover the damages in case of war or natural disaster ...

Fair enough we gave it back...

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Posted in: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters See in context

So far, I heard F35 had so many problems and incidents....Then, why buying stealth plane ??? You need to have stealth planes to fly over ennemies territories and Japan is supposed to have a self defense army so to defend its own territory ( except if they have other plans). This is only to please US without any tactic or defense arguments. Bullshits and as a result paying extra taxes without a word to say...

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Posted in: Merkel, Macron take Davos spotlight ahead of Trump's arrival See in context

Kaerimashita, what do you know about French economy , French people and business , before writing you doubt it ???

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Posted in: Japan protests after N Korea fires missile over Hokkaido See in context

Just to cool down the people in favor of full embargo of fuel to North Korea , be aware that you can make synthetic fuel from coal ....And NK has plenty of it. Germany manufactured a lot of synthetic fuel during second world war to supply the Wehrmacht as they never had access to major sources of petrol and had an embargo...Therefore , it is unfortunate to say but a full embargo on fuel might not work to stop the fat Kim.

I suppose they already took countermeasures about that...

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Posted in: Columnist suggests language tests for foreign journalists See in context

I think this Mr. Okabe is mixing 2 problems : the necessity to get a Visa for a foreign correspondent in UK is not fair as any Foreign accredited correspondent should be able to settle in a country without the condition of the language for the freedom of journalism. That this person can speak the local language is his problem if he can find a way to investigate in the country through other means ( translater etc.). Of course, it could be an asset if he can be fluent in the language. The suggestion of Mr. Okabe re. Japanese language and understanding of the local situation is not relevant as well Sometimes it is better to have some kind of distance with the subject. On my side, the more fluent I get about Japanese, the more I feel upset about the crap I discover...

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Posted in: France hits back at Russia over Syria bombing campaign See in context

Yamashi I would like you to tell me how Russia is controlling and fighting Daesh in Syria... All they want is to keep their base in Syria and that is why they support Bachar. Your comments so far are so stupid...

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Posted in: French PM jokes with robots during Japan visit See in context

Ebisen, I don't think you understood the French mentality: We prefer the real stuff. Please check the litterature. So far no fornication with robot. If it is you fantasm it is not ours...

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Posted in: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing See in context

I completely share the idea that the bomb was not intended to speed up the capitulation of Japan but to intimidate Soviet Union...In this case, why 2 bombs , I am puzzled about the motivations...except some sordid scientifical reasons because one was made of Uranium and the other of Plutonium and well... scientifics like to compare... The negative aspect of the bomb ( outside of the casualties ) is that the Japanese goverment of this time could escape some responsabilities by appearing as a victim of the war ( whereas they didn't care about the Japanese population and more specifically the civilians) and at the same time have a good excuse for the Japanese population to accept the capitulation.However nobody should forget that Japan Imperial Army was the main instrument of the war in Asia and its atrocities. The other BIG negative aspect is that it started the nuclear bomb race between the superpowers which is still lasting ( for me the worst consequence)... A positive (indirect) aspect of the bomb for Japan is that they could avoid the occupation of Japan by soviet troops . I am sure that Staline was ready to occupy half of Japan as they did in Eastern Europe for a long long time... So surely Americans are not saints ( nobody is...) and had various ( grey ...) motivations .but Japan should not escape its responsabilities with the excuse of the nuclear bomb, and stop appearing as a victim

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Posted in: Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing See in context

I am afraid that I will disappoint many but the capitulation of Japan is not related to atomic bombing ( after the destruction of more than 65 towns in less than 3 months , Japanese govenment didn't give a F... as the number of deads in Hiroshima was less than other attacks) but to the Soviet Union declaration of war followed by the invasion of Sakhalin and Mandchouria on August 9...Just that day , that the Emperor and council decided an extraordinary meeting at the end of which they decided to capitulate ....Before the second bombing of Nagasaki...On August 6, the day of Hiroshima bombing , they even didn't care to organize a meeting... Then , it serves the Japanese to take advantage of the nuclear attack to tell the public that because of an extraordinary new weapon they decided to stop the war...A good excuse. However strategically Imperial Army couldn't fight on 2 fronts with Soviet troops ready to invade Hokkaido within 10 days... On the US side, it was controversial to use the bomb, because most the objectives were already destroyed without any concrete results for ending the war ( by the way, same results in Germany, no result in terms of decreasing the support of civilians to the Nazi government or Army by bombing them...)

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Posted in: Why it's hard for Abe to apologize for WWII See in context

It is a fact that few POW died in the hands of Germany , except soldiers of Soviet Union... Japan on it side never respected the convention of Geneva ...

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Posted in: Singer Gackt claims he was victim of discrimination in Paris hotel See in context

Gackt should explain me how he can get a nice view of Paris from any airport around like Orly or CDG ...This is just impossible !

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Posted in: 'Paris Cannibal' Sagawa reminisces over his grisly crime See in context

Turbotsat ,before making some stupid French bashing , you should check the background of this story 1- This insane guy is the son of Sagawa Publishing and the Japanese governement at this time put a lot of pressure on the French government to release him. For humanitarian reasons ,the deal was that he would be interned in a psychiatric hospital upon his arrival in Japan. If I remember well, he just spent a couple of months and was considered as cured and released. You can imagine that we , in France were not happy about the breach...

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Posted in: French magazine reveals Hollande having affair with actress See in context

Dear Deplore, Please note that Mr. Hollande has NEVER been married .....Therefore, it is his private life for which we don't care as long as he is carrying his duties.

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