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Posted in: OECD says Japan's consumption tax rate should be more than doubled See in context

Lest take a weak ailing economy and beat it to death. The working class needs more wages not more taxes. Has anyone gotten a stimulus check yet ?

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Posted in: Global car makers face bumpy road as China hosts auto show See in context

A great overproduction of autos especially EVs is about to happen. Watch for dumping at very low prices

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Posted in: Ariana Grande, reigning teen pop idol with a defiant edge See in context

She doesn't look a day over 25, methinks her teen career is almost over. So what do most songstresses do when they need to evolve to new market ? Ask thee many who did this you know so well who made it and wonder whatever happened to those who never did ?

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Posted in: Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in athletes See in context

They should do these same scans on auto accident victims as they also suffer same concussions.

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Posted in: U.S. seeks quick deal on tariff cuts with Japan See in context

Although Japan buys very few US autos Japan does manufacture most autos sold in USA in USA. In many cases Japanese autos have more USA content than what are considered domestic autos. Think overall a win win on Japan trade but some improvements should be made as many Japanese consumers would buy US products if no so heavily taxed.

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Posted in: ANA takes delivery of first Airbus A380 See in context

I wonder why Airbus did not see the trend already happening with 4 engine jumbo jets as many retired Boeing 747 from fleets ?

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Posted in: Paris rioters run amok at yellow vest rallies See in context

I guess the French people do not want to follow the Paris Accord with the CO2 tax :) You know history shows French people very peaceful but wow, they get real mad when you push too hard. I guess French leaders might have to EAT THE CAKE they pushed on public cause does not look like citizens like it.

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Posted in: Sakura motif deerskin purses and wallets See in context

far betetr quality than designers plastic made bags by LV and others

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Posted in: Japan proposes U.N. working group to tackle ocean microplastics pollution See in context

The question is how do you stop 3rd world nations from dumping everything in rivers and oceans ?

BUT take my challenge :) can anyone show me accurate satellite photos of the Great Plastics Garbage Patch in Pacific ocean that is 3x larger than Texas ? Been asking for years now and none can :)

Some have shown the volcanic Pumice raft from Havre Seamount volcano but none floating Plastic patch .

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Posted in: Starbucks to open 4-story high-end roastery cafe in Tokyo See in context

Ive run into some amazing Starbucks locations around the world. Taal Volcano view in Philippians, traditional architecture buildings in Thailand and of course the street view from upstairs Shibuya Square, Tokyo.

But I do prefer to buy local brands traveling.

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Posted in: What are your expectations for the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday and Thursday? See in context

8 years of the big talker with nothing to show for $10 trillion spent gets TRUMPED by MAGA

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Posted in: U.S. auto dealers worry Trump will impose tariffs on imported cars See in context

content of auto manufacturers

1. Jeep Cherokee: Belvidere, Ill.

2. Honda Odyssey: Lincoln, Ala.

3. Honda Ridgeline: Lincoln, Ala.

4. Ford Taurus: Chicago

5. Chevrolet Volt: Detroit

6. Honda Pilot: Lincoln, Ala.

7. Acura MDX: East Liberty, Ohio

8. Ford Explorer: Chicago

9. Ford F-150: Claycomo, Mo., and Dearborn, Mich.

10. Chevrolet Corvette: Bowling Green, Ky.

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Posted in: U.S. auto dealers worry Trump will impose tariffs on imported cars See in context

Most Japanese cars are built in USA. Toyota vehicles actually have more USA content that most domestic cars as big 3 build in Mexico and Brazil. Europe will have to worry but they also build many models in USA.

BMW X5 X3 and MB C series , Hyundai also builds in USA. So note if they can build in USA and export to other countries know US labor is quite cost effective.

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Posted in: The inside story of the bra See in context

I am amazed how they changed bra sizing in USA. What used to be an A cup is now a C cup. :) It's all about feelings today. When I was in collge the braless look was the fashion . Women had some individuality. Now they all have that same exact shape.

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Posted in: Aircraft cabin-style hotel to open in Tokyo Dome City on March 15 See in context

I wonder if capsule sleepers might take up less room on aircraft than seats? Think be good choice for long overseas flights.

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Posted in: French gov't presses Japan to accept Renault-Nissan merger See in context

IMHO they about killed the Mitsubishi brand in USA, watered down Nissan with unreliable French Renault parts.

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Posted in: Toyota executive: Tariffs will raise costs, drive up prices See in context

Toyota actually makes more cars in USA than some considered domestic brands. Kudos Toyota and makes the most reliable cars in the world :)

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Posted in: More than 3,000 stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion' See in context

Tentacles can be 10 to 20 meters long. Blown in by wind

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Posted in: More Americans blame Trump for government shutdown: poll See in context

MJGA ! youhave strayed from what made you great so get back on track as we will also. MAGA

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Posted in: No. of maternity hospitals in Japan hits lowest in over 4 decades See in context

Japan needs to incentivize new families to grow lots of children. Its an enjoyable pastime :)

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Posted in: Abe asks business leaders to raise wages before sales tax hike See in context

Expect a sales tax blunder to stop purchases and have same effect on markets as IMF rate hike had on USA, This is not the time to temp fate in troubles economic waters.

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 unveils latest budget; spending unchanged at ¥1.35 tril See in context

3 signs of global economic collapse,

who has highest ratio of debt to gross product will be biggest sign when they cannot pay the debt

Italy goes bust, Deutsche Bank bank falters and bye bye EU

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Posted in: The all-new Kyotrain will take you to Kyoto next spring See in context

traveler friendly trains. Tourists will love them too

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Posted in: Survey investigates how Japanese women feel about going Dutch on a date See in context

Globally it is now the age of women so expect women in best and highest paid jobs . Also women are high percentage college grads and the UN agenda 21 wants it that way.

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Posted in: Edo Cat Cafe closure postponed as 50 cats still need foster parents See in context

Cats just drive you crazy with emotion ? These a reason for that and there is no cure but most don't mind one bit. TOXMO what you should know


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Posted in: 4 men arrested for overturning truck during Halloween event in Shibuya See in context

YES those cameras you see everywhere can do facial ID so they always know who you are and where you are. It's an ez database search to find criminals

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Posted in: Tokyo Skytree tries new method for snow, ice removal See in context

Make sure thye don't use Etheline Gycol antifreeze as very toxic to animals and they like the sweet taste

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Posted in: 45 years after her nomination, Cicely Tyson gets her Oscar See in context

Hollywood has no value for women over 30 or unattractive or over weight. Libacrites :)

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

I'm amazed how the media is so clueless about the trade changes. It's not about tariffs but about equal access to each others markets. I noticed on 10 day vaction in Japan I only saw 2 American autos the whole time.I was looking hard and I know my cars. I now many in Japan, China and other Asian nations want USA product but taxed so high they can't afford to buy. The great giveaway of American markets is over ! Time for competition and 2 way free trade

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Posted in: We investigate 7-Eleven’s new Crunchy Chocolate Mille Crêpes Cake See in context

wonderful looking cake but here in USA I would expect it to be stale and slimy tasting. Want good cake go to a bakery.

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