And they want the bases all closed.
A Great Wind and Storm will not stop modern China's air sea and land forces
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In California, Oregon, Washington and Nevada and other legal states in the USA that 7 kilo's is worth less than 350,000.00 dollars which is about 35 million yen altogether. Japan prices are way over exagerated
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Too bad too late for the People of Japan, The USA is open and has turned the corner. No masks and social distancing for fully vaccinated. Can go shopping, out to restaurants and movie theaters. You can hug and hold each other. What a great feeling. The Olympics would be so much better if the Japanese would of started back in January like the rest of the civilized world did. Will Japan become another India? time will only tell, but heading there at warp speed. Too bad they do not ask the US Military with all the bases and a highly trained medical staff that have vaccinated most of its people including spouses of japanese decent married to Americans. They could fly in OSPREY's with medical crews and get to hard to get areas. I am sure President Biden would give all the help that is asked for.
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World boycott of China, only way to control their aggressiveness.
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As the EU is opening up for fully Vaccinated persons and others,
The US Military here in Japan is already like 75% vaccinated
Also over 40% of USA people are fully vaccinated and ready to travel and spend money
It is a start to opening up again.
-2 ( +0 / -2 )
Why not follow a real leader like President Joe Biden, VP Kamala Harris, Dr. Fauci. they got the vaccine to almost 200 million in 60 days. The Pfizer, Moderna and J&J have over a 90% efficy rate. Why has not Japan ask for their help to help the Japanese Pharmaceutical industry for a fee of course.
Till 80 -90 % of the populace the virus will not be controlled
Follow the USA and Canada measures as they are winning the war with the virus. over 25% of the USA are fully vaccinated since February and 40% or more have at least 1 dose.
The USA declared war and went into wartime measures to produce needles, vaccines and masks.
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
Watch Dr. Sanjay Gupta on his research on use of cannabis for young patients with seizures cut from like 50 or more a day to almost 0.
Cannabis has helped cancer patients recover.
Great pain killer instead of opiates.
Japan sells codeine across the counter in the form of BRON and is highly addictive.
California legalized for medical purposes first.
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Time for the world to hit china economically and ban all their products.
Free Nations need to ban together, open full relationship with Taiwan,
US Navy and others need to do port visits and joint training.
Taiwan is a free nation and we must defend that right.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
No real vaccine program, the virus will spread. Japan is now a corona Hive and the govt. covers it up.
While the leading countries are approaching 50% full vaccinations and opening up, Japan seems to look to isolate itself from the rest of the world. Japan has built a covid wall and a corona incubation farm.
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The USA needs to send all Boomer subs ready to nuke China ASAP
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If no foreign athletes, Japan would win all the medals!
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Japan should use the Vaccine Passport as A way to make travel easier. More people in the USA have had their Vaccines 100% and is more than the whole population of Japan. Enter into the airport show your vaccine certificate should be good enough. Seems to be more like isolationist ways.
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With the rest of the world way ahead now on vaccine vaccinations. Would not be a good idea to use a Vaccine passport type admittance of foreigners as they will be 100% vaccinated. Japan should speed up thier vaccination program as they are 6 months behind the world!
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
China is hell bent on not just Taiwan, Next will be the Islands of Okinawa and the Phillipines, China knows the USA is in Okinawa and 15 min. All hell from JSDF and USAF from Kadena, Ospreys full of Marines will be on their way. The nuke forces from Guam are only a short distance and all our Boomers underwater have so many nukes that China will be an ashtray. USA and the world need to go to the UN and all agree Taiwan is NOT part of China and a sovereign nation. Even at 63 years old am ready to fight for Taiwan and freedom and Democracy.
Do not forget, there are nukes in ammo bunkers at Kadena and they will be armed and ready. I dare China to start an invasion. US forces in South Korea will also be ready as Kim Jung Un would also see an opportunity to try Part 2 of uniting the ROK with the DPRK. WW3 would start.
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Love all the doom and gloom. Sound like a bunch of nationalists and fanaticism.
Everything in the past year were so unpredictable. Trump was not fighting China, (pretending as he has done for 4 years). His daughter got 10 or more exclusive patent deals in China, DOTUS getting a golf resort on a great Island with China's money, as with Putin in the west. Fell in love with KJ UN.
By not understanding Democracy and its methods with a republic, is a very difficult concept.
Things will change of course and it will not be for the worse but for the better.
The world is in a chaotic state due to mother nature and Autocrats/Oligarchs driven by greed and power.
Bidens election is a growth in Democracy and a fresh breath to the world. Trump is a lesson learned again as we keep putting in Authoritarian, fascist, oppressive and totalitarianism to keep upsetting the will of the people and we tolerate oppression and turn our backs. While crimes against humanity and genocide endure.
We have a leader now that is a man that fought hard through trials and tribulations: Loss of wife and Daughter in auto accident, son beau died of cancer, survived a massive brain aneurysm almost died.
Harris will be awesome very intelligent, not rich came from the streets of Oakland Ca, which was a dangerous place. Her whole damily is awesome and they worked hard. Her dad left them when she was young and she still succeeded.
Have faith world. Keep positive!
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun, alright
Everything will be alright!!!!!!
-1 ( +0 / -1 )
I am glad as we need to ground all people world wide and stop this Pandemic.
The new normal is not yet established and it will be the worlds countries locking down and preventing any international travel. Good for the climate and our future.
Change is always painful and is inevitable.
Capitalism is dead and tribalism is occurring faster and faster.
What comes next as was seen in the 1930's is a prelude to war.
We see it in the Trump show, Japan show as now they need to raise prices to overcome the losses of the international community
It will be every man woman and child for their own survival
Time for all to watch the movie the Patriot on the post apolitical ending of the norm of pre 2020
Our survival is not looking good.
Millions will die inevitably
Nature is taking charge and we are the pest that is being eliminated.
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the same applies to Japanese workers in the USA.
They are not well trained and can not work at a professional level.
Japanese education is 3rd world and students are not qualified to perform specialized services in the USA
Doctors and Nurses from japan are not allowed to work in teh USA as they can not pass medical boards and get state licenses. Filipino and Indian and Pakistani Doctors exceed the Japanese and are better trained.
Electricians and plumbers can not pass the State Licenses and requirements.
Even here in Japan hiring local Japanese contractors can not perform and meet US standards for base work. They are lazy and slow, do not understand regulations, violate safety, cover their mistakes and do not make necessary corrections.
So this applies everywhere.
Get over it!
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Japan needs to look at what is happening in Europe.
Putin is breaking up the EU, starting with Brexit.
Scotland which is Part of Great Britain and favors the EU is threatening Independence from Great Britain now.
Putin has Trump attacking NATO in efforts to break NATO up. Putin is also an evil dictator that is anti-environment, racist, a murderer from the KGB and a pure racist right winger.
Japan must be firmest in the negotiations and not bow down. Abe must beware of Putin and not become a puppet like Trump.
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Europe is a different entity and it is called NATO and is a treaty alliance between European Democratic nations or Allies.
There is no money paid to the USA for the troops there. It is every countries responsibility to contribute a minimum of 2% of their GDP. The USA contributes 4 to 5 times that. That is where the USA insists on a larger NATO Allies contribute more so the USA can reduce its burden.
Using Japan and the ROK and the Philippines is different as there is no WPTO western pacific treaty organization to form the NATO type alliance. They agreed to pay for so much for the Umbrella and Nuclear shield the USA offers. There is also that the USA uses this to protect shipping lanes and other US interests.
But this also protects Japan and ROK shipping lines to freely transverse waters china would soon seal up.
Then lets take a look at the amount of US Money is put in teh Japanese Economy. If you see all the American companies and contractors doing new work and repairs on bases throughout Japan, we see that these American Contractors use LOCAL JAPANESE contractors to perform the work. So US money is then placed into the Japanese monetary system.
maintenance and repair contracts are almost all Local Japanese performing teh duties with USA money not Japanese money. Look at all teh workers in teh BX and commissary bowling allies and clubs, golf curses and other venues are pretty much all LOCAL JAPANESE workers. It is a mixed bag of tricks and the whole structure of spending would need to be completely reworked. It is about time as the USA should insist if US Money is spent, then USA workers only can work at these jobs. Japan should stop funding anything on teh bases and let the USA maintain them. Japan would really gain as they will save much more than the 8 billion if they pay it.
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Japan does not allow Birth Right Citizenship, neither does any other country in the world.
It is an outdated law and should be modified for the current times.
Only Legal residents that are approved to immigrate to the USA whom have children should be considered a National Born Citizen.
NO Tourists, No one that is a Foreign resident, Also should apply to H1B visa's and other temporary visitors.
Only Legal residents and Citizens should be allowed Citizenship
And also as long as 1 parent is a Legal resident and/or Citizen.
Laws and regulations need to develop and advance as the times change.
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Well it is time for the USA to GO HOME NOW.
Let the allies fight China themselves, It is Japan, Taiwan, S. Korea and Australia to fend for themselves. Let China have the Pacific. Allies complain on US Forces so hope Trump takes them all home. Time for all in teh Pacific to Learn Chinese. If the Allies want the US Mercenary Forces then they need to pay for it. OR learn to speak mandarin. Good Luck we will not come back!
-6 ( +3 / -9 )
The past is now pages in history books and the lessons of the hardships relegated to historians now.These times were different and life styles as we look back at the pictures shows depravity of the poor.nationalistic attitudes, walled from other influences except by hearsay and stories. Now due to technology, diverseness and communications and travel and mixing of the vast different ethnicity has now opened the world to the new generation that are not looking at the past as they look at Today and Tomorrow.the Climate and the state of the economies that they are being left out of are the concerns. Education, Health and a living wage and elimination of poverty and expressing empathy and concern for the well being of all everywhere.The time has past to let the historians debate and the oppression and human rights violations and genocides and study the methods to stop these behaviors and spread freedom as we are all one race.Today's generations should not pay for their ancestors destructive ways. they were not even alive then.We are much better than them but still have to develop further in the advancement of the Human raceWe are only human and we are all flawed in some way.
Peace and Love fellow Humans
0 ( +1 / -1 )
Well some good advice to all is to save your money, not in banks as they are subject to not giving money if a crash happens. Trump and the GOP of the USA are starting a currency war just like the tariff war he has initiated. farms are going under, manufacturing going under. Stocks are tumbling
Buy Gold and Silver if your smart.
Remember it is the consumers that pay for these taxes. Not the country they are placed on.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Marijuana is a RACIST word against Black and Hispanics in the USA, the real word is Cannabis Sativa. As the Industrial nations see the medical benefits, the issue no one ever died as is therapeutic for people fighting diseases, cancer, seizures and PTSD. No one ever overdosed or developed lung cancer, heart disease or liver issues. Never a hangover and no bad side effects.
Prison for a plant that has been used for thousands of years as medicine and treatments for what ills us.
Big Osaki and Tobacco companies like to sell and have people indulge in poisons that ruin lives. Nature provides us naturally the medicines that are good. Then Big Pharma wants you to eat their poison pills to sell you another pill for the side effects of the pill they first give you.
It's all about money and control of the masses
They should let the masses vote not the corrupt politicians in Japan
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It is time for the USA to let other governments run their own country
The USA did good when necessary and brought the world after WW2
That was a long time ago.
Times have changed and the Military Industrial and banking interests of the USA is out of control
Japan can handle any issue with Russia, China and North and South Korea
There Japan can come out of hiding behind the US military and make deals in Japan's interest not the USA
the USA needs to close all their 800 plus bases and return the worlds countries to their own rules and negotiations
Also will save lots of money for the Citizens of the USA to fix their issues domestically and to also shrink the wasted money on Military and downsize the aggressiveness of The US abusive treatment of other nations.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Japan LOST and in the books
Get over it.
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That also means that TYPHOONS will also increase along with their strength also increasing
More water content and more flooding, super TYPHOONS will be many and mainland and Northern Japan will feel a huge brunt. may help Okinawa as the storms track further north only bright point
0 ( +0 / -0 )
For Smokers the tax of 30 yen per pack has already happened. They should also increase the taxes on Saki, Shochu, Awamori that have not paid their fair share like Beer, Wine and Alcohol and not give tax breaks to them. All taxes should be same based on Percentages of Alcohol, beer and wine.
Food and health should never be taxed as that is an essential requirement for life.
Put taxes on stocks and bond purchases that only rich people have.
Make the Japanese 10% rich people hide their taxes.
They should legalize cannabis use and reap taxes off of it like so many states that hurt for money do
Saves money on prisons and jails and police
2 ( +2 / -0 )
Pachinko and Japanese Slot machine Parlors Yakuza owned with North and South Korean partners out number all the Casinos in the world.
If Japan was worried about crime and gambling they would close and shutdown every one of them.
Also Japan does not want to hurt the Yakuza and Korean mafia.
0 ( +1 / -1 )