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Posted in: Nissan Chairman Ghosn arrested over financial law violation See in context

Does he actually do his own taxes? Wouldn't taxes be done by Nissan accountants? He is, after all, a full time employee, right?

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

"blocking imports of US autos" So the Chrysler and Ford dealerships in Japan sell whose cars? I had presumed that they were selling Chysters and Fords (although Ford recently withdrew from Japan).

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

I don't understand. Trump says American trade policies are protectionist.

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

I am not at all against having more foreign workers in Japan. However, the government should find out why Japanese are not reproducing (answer: it is too expensive).

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland seeks rejection of costumed performers' damages suit See in context

7.5 million yen is chump change for Disney. They should sue for much more.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

Take that 10 trillion yen and divide it among 126,000 Japanese, each gettin about one million yen each. That will stimulate the economy.

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Posted in: Old neighborhoods endangered by 'zombie' redevelopment scheme See in context

Follow the money.

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Posted in: Trump insults more reporters; claims Acosta video wasn't altered See in context

Trump again makes heros for the left (normal people). He should stop doing that, shouldn't he?

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

There are a lot of very successful American companies in Japan. They did their homework and the hard work. From what I'm hearing, they are mainly afraid that President Trump is somehow going to ruin it for them. They are communicating with their Japanese clients about how to keep Trump from ruining everything. Other US companies should just do their homework and hard work to get into the Japanese market.

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Posted in: Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood tied to healthy aging See in context

But now sea food is found to be high in microplastics, which are supposed to be bad for the health. Will that be taken into account?

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

@lostrune2 and Para Situs: Too bad Ford just pulled out of the Japanese market.

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Posted in: TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt See in context

The shirt is in English. I wonder if he knew what it says.

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

Yeah, as Goodlucktoyou says, most big US cars are driven by Yakuza and chimpira now, so there is an image problem. If you look at pictures of post-war Japan, you see lots of US cars on the roads, but then they disappeared. I'm guessing that Trump will not be satisfied until Japan passes a law saying that every Japanese has to own at least one US car. But come to think of it, maybe even Yakuza and chinpira have stopped driving US cars as I never see that these days, unlike when I was a kid in the 80s.

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

No tariffs or anything, but US car makers can't make it in Japan. How about US car makers actually doing some homework and finding out what Japanese consumers like. This is all on them, not on us! Look at the success of European car makers in Japan. Oh yeah, remember the bowling balls!

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Posted in: Japan to provide Y200 bil loan to help Malaysia battle debt problem See in context

A "loan" to help battle a "dept" problem? That seems self-contradictory.

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Posted in: 'Racist' Trump ad pulled from air as campaigns rush to uncertain end See in context

Fox News pulled the ad? But I thought that they were President Trump's mouthpiece. Is Trump in trouble?

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO Son says Saudi fund to continue despite Khashoggi murder See in context

It must be OK. Remember "Masa" is one of President Trump's best friends and surely would not do anything to offend Mr. Trump. Right?

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Posted in: Japan's youth suicides hit 30-year high See in context

We don't make many children, and many of the ones we do kill themselves. What is wrong? What is to be done? Why is life so difficult for kids? It wasn't that difficult for me growing up in the 80 and 90s Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese carmakers' weapon of choice in Trump trade war: Flexible factories See in context

Well, Americans could easily solve the problem by buying more American cars like Fords or GM or Crystler. Whey don't they?

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Posted in: Mahathir, Cheney among decoration recipients in Japan See in context

Well, about Cheney, remember that an award was given to Curtis Lemay for building up the Japanese air force. He is the one who advocated the "everyone is the enemy" ideology, where every living man, woman, child, and little crawling baby is a legitimate object of death in war. So during the war, he firebombed all Japanese cities killing mostly women, children, old people, and babies because the men were off at war. But he got an award.

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Posted in: Is populism a disease? Or a cure? See in context

Populism has arisen for one reason: most of the wealth of the world is owned by the 1%. The working class and middle class conditions have deteriorated, and they want to find someone to blame. Immigrants! Globalism! You name it! Their jobs are being taken over by machines, and with the exception of Germany, Japan, and now China, the working class is not well enough educated to work in smart factories. Yet they blame immigrants, their total explanation for everything.

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Posted in: Doctors recommend Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon start at 5:30 a.m. See in context

I think doctors should be recommending that the Olympics be moved to October, like the 1964 Olympics.

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Posted in: Japan still regards ties with U.S. as 2nd to none amid thaw with China See in context

Yes, but for how much longer?

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Posted in: Hitachi suspected of conducting improper inspections on chip products See in context

We hear about these sub-standard products passing inspection, but has there ever been a report of actual damages or disasters caused by these products? Even though they are "below standard", maybe they are still good enough not to cause any problems, and it is the standards that are not reasonable.

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Posted in: Grain pain: Japan's aging rice farmers face uncertain future See in context

I think younger people see rice simply as a lot of calories in carbohydrates, so they avoid it. Instead, they eat toufu for the filler because it is protein and more healthy.

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Posted in: Once kings of TV, U.S. networks face reckoning See in context

It seems that there are several "reboots" of old programs on US TV. Is there a dwindling creativity?

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Posted in: Spring already? Cherry blossoms make unexpected appearance See in context

Climate change is real!

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Posted in: Japanese TV show 'Densha Otoko' to be remade in U.S. See in context

@Yubaru  "Ultraman" (ウルトラマン) was shown in the US in the 1960s.

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Posted in: Showa University medical school admits rigging entrance exam scores See in context

Except for people who fail 4 or 5 times, how can I go to a hospital knowing I'm being treated by the best, first rate women instead of second rate men?

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Posted in: Japan gov't launches 1st survey on 'overtourism' See in context

Shinjuku, my neighborhood, is now the biggest tourist draw in Tokyo. My favorite coffee shops and restaurants are jammed with tourists, and the lines! Please come and include Shinjuku in your study.

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