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Posted in: Japan's current account surplus doubles as exports rise See in context

nigelboy Jun. 12, 2013 - 11:53PM JST

No

yes. you are so wrong. the theory of price is a law. fed chairman bernanke and probably mr. kuroda too makes his monetary policy decisions based on this law. so i suggest that you think more carefully about the quality of your data. i don't want to start to think that abenomics is built on false data.

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Posted in: World's oldest man dies aged 116 See in context

Encouraged by Kimura and 94 other people in Kyotango’s 60,000-strong population who will this year be 100 years old or more, the city has launched a research project to examine their diets and find the secrets of their longevity.

this doensn't make sense. i thought aging is a big problem for japanese economy. is aging a problem or not?

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Posted in: Man arrested for attempting to murder wife by pouring gasoline over her See in context

while she was sleeping at around 5 a.m

he was angry because he and his wife had quarreled

this doesn't make sense. it says she was sleep at around 5am. so when did have the quarrel?

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Posted in: Abe's wife says she is anti-nuclear See in context

Abe's wife says she is anti-nuclear

could that be a legitimate reason for abe to get a divorce?

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Posted in: Japan's current account surplus doubles as exports rise See in context

nigelboy Jun. 11, 2013 - 10:06PM JST

That's not an "economic theory" at all

you are wrong. the theory of price is so fundamental in economics theory we call it a law. there are many economists who do not support expectation hypothesis(EH). for example there is a paper that investigates the expectation hypothesis in japanese bond market ( http://research.stlouisfed.org/publications/review/article/4106 ). it says "All in all, the EH appears not to fare well in Japan". it was published in 2004. it is amazing that somebody already knew how abenomics would work out.

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Posted in: 3 school bullies sent to child consultation center following suicide of victim See in context

It is believed that his suicide was connected to the bullying he had suffered at school

he should have killed the other boys instead of himself...

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Posted in: Buddhist monk arrested after exposing himself in video rental shop See in context

My sexual urge escalated due to stress.

for all this time i thought stress lowers one's sexual urge.

thank buddha i was wrong!

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Posted in: Japan's current account surplus doubles as exports rise See in context

nigelboy Jun. 11, 2013 - 03:11AM JST

You mean people stop borrowing when the interest rates go up?

well according to basic economics theory, if interest rate goes up, the cost of borrowing money goes up. if the cost of borrowing goes up, it would discourage a person of rational mind from borrowing money. but the money-lending has increased even though the cost of borrowing money has gone up. so one would obvisously become curious to know the nature of this money lending business, right? is this money-lending politically motivated or is it based on a sound economic model?

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Posted in: Japan's current account surplus doubles as exports rise See in context

Bank lending rose 1.8% in May from a year earlier

this doesn't make sense.

higher bond yield leads to low capital on banks that leads to reduction in the amount of money bank can lend which leads to the increase in high interest rate which results in the increase in debt payment which leads to high interest rate. so what were people borrowing money for? to pay their debt?

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Posted in: Girls, girls, girls See in context

I uiru choosu za pinku one.

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Posted in: Gov't cautious over yen's spike but says no need to panic See in context

the world’s third-biggest economy

japan is not the third biggest economy anymore. india is.

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Posted in: Nikkei plunges 5.15% by close See in context

guess the party is over...

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Posted in: Honda begins leasing of Walking Assist Device in Japan See in context

should not be used by elderly people. too dangerous.

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Posted in: Samsung sells more than 10 mil Galaxy S4 smartphones; Apple takes aim with patent lawsuit See in context

LostinNagoya May. 27, 2013 - 02:22AM JST

the WHOLE number of shipped phones

i don't see what the problem is here. samsung is a manufacturer not a retailer. for example when toyota reports the number of cars sold, does it report the number of toyota cars that the retailers sold or the number of shipment to the retailers?

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Posted in: Give us a kiss See in context

Tororo, a 19-year-old male white whale, kisses trainer Kaoru Umezu

this doesn't make sense. how do we know this is a kiss? i don't know. a lot of things don't make sense in japan.

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Posted in: American serviceman falls to death from Yokosuka apartment See in context

the resident of the sixth-floor apartment was awakened by a noise of crashing glass and called police to report that an intruder was on his balcony.

ok, the resident doesn't make some sense here. the petty officer fell to the ground at about 2:30am. the resident was awakened by noise of crashing glass. so obviously he was sleeping. can a person who is asleep at about 2:30am be easily awakened by the crashing noise of glass? why did he think there was an intruder? does the noise of crashing glass always mean an intruder in japan? if the petty office fell to the sixth floor by accident from his apartment, did he cry out for help after he fell? if he did, did the resident hear the cry for help? how long did it take for the police to show up after the call? what did the resident do during this period? well i don't know. a lot of things don't make sense in japan.

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Posted in: Man arrested on train in Aomori after knifing girl in Kanagawa See in context

“I wanted to cause her pain.”

the moment you get this kind of idea, just walk away. you win.

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Posted in: Gov't denies ghosts keeping PM out of residence See in context

Abe took office in December but has yet to move into the 11-room brick home in central Tokyo, the longest holdout among any of his predecessors, according to local media.

well, one thing that isn't clear here is about money. if abe doesn't live in the official residence right now, who is paying for the electricity, heating, airconditioning, security, cooking et cetera in his current residence? abe himself or the japanese taxpayers? are the japanese taxpayers still paying for all these things at the unoccupied official residence? if that is the case, isn't that unnecessary waste of tax money??

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Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran See in context

therougou May. 25, 2013 - 12:52PM JST

In fact, the other article in Japanese mentions that prostitutes were sent to the camp.

where is that article?

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Posted in: Japan's wartime brothels were wrong, says 91-year-old veteran See in context

zichi May. 25, 2013 - 08:14AM JST

So what will the deniers of the sex slaves say now,

zichi,

i am so surprised you still don't know the answer to that.

answer: personal testimony is not a hard evidence!

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Posted in: Abe, Aso defend economic policies as markets settle See in context

sfjp330 May. 25, 2013 - 06:33AM JST

Abe was right.

sfjp330,

well i hope you are right. but it is interesting that abe said "firmly proceed with measures..." but the other person said "Communication and dialogue with the markets should be strengthened..." i wonder what that meant. does this mean abe would proceed firmly without good communication and dialog with the market? is the 7% drop reflection of this? is the high bond yield reflection of this?

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Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment' See in context

sfjp330 May. 25, 2013 - 06:24AM JST

the reality is that every goverment in this planet lies. This is not exclusive to Japan What else is new.

sfjp330,

you got this all wrong. you say every government lies. so are you implying it is not a big deal that the japanese government lied then and the japanese government lies now?

the cost of the lies made by the japanese government was the terrible nuclear disaster at hiroshima/nagasaki. are the japanese people willing to pay for the same cost like that once again?

the point here is the absolute necessity of free press. the japanese government should not attack free press in korea! the japanese government is attacking free press in korea not the editorial. absolute madness.

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Posted in: Abe, Aso defend economic policies as markets settle See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday defended his economic strategy, though the central bank chief acknowledged a need for better communication with financial markets,

looks like the japanese government is lying again...

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Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment' See in context

summernight May. 24, 2013 - 03:08PM JST

Because the Japanese army had reported every day that the Imperial Headquarters were successive victories. Also people punished if rebellious to the government.

summernight,

so the japanese government lied.

the japanese government ruled the japanese people with lies and oppression.

the leaders of the japanese government lied then.

and they are lying now.

their lies ultimately resulted in the terrible nuclear disaster at hiroshima/nagasaki.

can't you see why you need free press here? free press is the cornerstone of a civilized society.

but the japanese government has no regard for free press!

it is absolutely absurd for the japanese government to attack free press in korea!

it is a pure madness for the leaders of the japanese government to attack free press in korea

when they should have made complaints about the author of the editorial and its content.

absolutely absurd!

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Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment' See in context

JaneM May. 24, 2013 - 12:44PM JST

This is the problem. No matter how much Japan apologizes, its unforgiving neighbours will always be there to say that there is something else which is not up to their standards.

JaneM,

you can't blame them. the japanese government does not have any credibility becuase of their irrational actions/remarks. just consider how the japanese government handle an editorial published in a newspaper as you see right now.

by attacking free press in korea, the leaders of the japanese government show how disrespectful and insincere about free press in korea which is the cornerstone of korean society! they have treated free press in korea like nothing. with that kind of attitude toward free press in korea, they expect korean people to believe that they respect them? no way!

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Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment' See in context

Thomas Anderson May. 24, 2013 - 11:11AM JST

Japanese who were forced to fight the allies with bamboo sticks

absolutely irrational japanese government!

the tragedy at hiroshima/nagaswki could have been avoided only if the japanese government acted rationally. it is also very difficult to understand why the japanese people didn't stop their irrational government before things got out of control.

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Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment' See in context

Weasel May. 24, 2013 - 10:25AM JST

Sheeze. Reads like someone who needs to try and troll a little harder.

weasel,

you might not believe in a god but other humans do for some reason. it is not considered a good manners to ridicule one's religious belief like that.

it is actually the japanese government that is acting irrationally here. the japanese government is attacking a korean newspaper when it should be making complaints against the author of the editorial. the japanese government must respect free press in korea.

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Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment' See in context

Japan on Thursday accused a South Korean newspaper of “dishonorable” behavior for publishing an editorial

this doesn't make any sense. why does the japanese government accuse the korean newspaper for publishing an editorial? it is a sacred duty for a newspaper to publish an editorial even if its content is controversial. if the japanese government is not happy with the editorial, then the complaint should be directed to the author but not the newspaper.

it is absolutely essential for humanity that a free press is allowed to publish even a controversial editorial. the santuary of a free press should never be attacked but be protected. it absolutely doesn't make any sense for the japanese government to attack the korean newspaper. absolutely ridiculous.

i don't know... a lot of things don't make sense in japan...

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Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse See in context

nigelboy May. 24, 2013 - 01:28AM JST

As for Prof. Ahn study, it was to determine that these former women were in fact comfort women

nigelboy,

so what qualifications does Prof. Ahn have to do this job properly?

what makes Prof. Ahn a qualified expert on comfort women issue?

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Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse See in context

nigelboy May. 23, 2013 - 10:21PM JST

Even 5-6 questions is more than enough, IMO

you really don't know why you need certain qualifications to do certain job do you?

if somebody talks about things that are not in your field of expertise, you will have hard time

understanding what he is talking about. that is why you need help from an expert.

for example, there are different types of rape: rape by incest, rape by a spouse, gang rape and so on.

you need special training to develop skills to interview the victims of these different types of rape.

you then need hours of real fieldwork to become familiar with all the contexts of these victims.

that is not enough. you need some kind of very sensitive systematic approach to interview these victims.

if you live in a culture that is insensitive to these shameful traumatic experiences, you will very likely

fail to successfully interview the rape victims.

that is why a research takes years of work and a lot of money even to establish a proper systematic

approach to a certain type of investigation. 5-6 questions won't do unless you already have exceptional

expertise in the investigation. but sadly some researchers at established institutions

take only the money and produce fake results. this happens a lot not only in japan but everywhere.

but it is the power of politics that can turn FAKE into REAL and japanese politicians seem

to be very good at doing it. lol

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