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Posted in: Trump seeks 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for wall; summit with Mexican leader falls through See in context

Irony is that Trump imposing tariffs on Mexico will raise prices and make goods unaffordable to those who supported him the most.

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Posted in: Man attacks Muslim airline employee at JFK, telling her 'Trump will get rid of all of you' See in context

Trump has nothing to do with this

He has everything to do with this by inciting hate and violence during his campaign which has emboldened his supporters to act out.

Occurrences like this likely happen far too often with very few getting public attention.

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Posted in: Asian media decry isolationist Trump, fear economic, diplomatic turmoil See in context

Yet Trump's entire clothing line is manufactured in either China, Mexico or Bangladesh...

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Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies? See in context

According to this woman Japanese bodies are unique among all humans

Where in the article does she say this?

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Posted in: Japanese woman testifies man attacked her at Niagara Falls See in context

Question I always have about Japanese tourists is why does it seem that they get themselves into really bad situations overseas, is it naivety?

Because they are extremely polite, non-confrontational and it makes them easy targets.

In Japan thousands of women are assaulted, groped and raped monthly so why is this news, maybe because she was not raped and she felt brave enough to say i'm not going to take this bs.

If white American women were regularly assaulted/raped by Japanese men you would bet it would be news to.

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Posted in: Health diets from overseas flooding Japan, but are they right for Japanese bodies? See in context

Mediterranean people generally live a far more well-balanced lifestyle. They are not worked into the ground and treated like a commodity.

wrt 'unique' body types, has been proven that most east Asians are lactose intolerant - unable to consume dairy products(milk, cheese, etc) without excess flatulence and bowel drama.

Same goes for alcohol, despite its popularity, most east Asians are simply unable to process the alcohol as efficiently as caucasians.

People all over the world have developed specific physical traits to deal with their environment, diet, and available/or lack of resources.

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Posted in: Trump accuses Obama of throwing up 'inflammatory' roadblocks See in context

What an embarrassment for the US. Frightening that over 50% of American voters selected him.

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Posted in: Up to 40% of Japanese men can’t sleep because of work stress See in context

Along with lower birth rate, workplace stress is an issue in all developed countries--especially the US. Those who think otherwise while resorting to juvenile attacks on Japanese culture such as labeling it childish, really reveal more about themselves and their own ignorance than guest country theyre living in.

As long as Capitalism remains dominant and driven by profits at any cost, global corporations will continue to exploit their workforce to maximize productivity to increase shareholder value. Upper management as always will reap the majority of the benefits while creating a cut-throat, darwinian environment at the workplace.

The dilemma with Japan, is that lacking natural resources, relies primarily on human resources which does not afford the luxury of more workplace freedom and entrepreneurial activity.

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Posted in: Donald Trump takes working-class whites down with him See in context

keys to America's strength, other than being protected by two oceans, has been its embrace of newcomers.

This makes it sound as if Americans(ie, white Americans) have, by and large, welcomed immigrants with open arms which couldnt be furthest from the truth. Many white Americans can't even be bothered embracing African Americans, let alone newcomers from other countries.

The US has been far from being magnanimous in accepting immigrants. It has done so out of economic self interest, with those in power understanding that a growing economy requires a steady supply of exploitable cheap labor.

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Posted in: Japan to conduct first major survey on racism: report See in context

Well, well, well, after all these years the government finally gets around to doing something.

Better than doing nothing. What other developed countries have issued similar surveys among foreign residents?

So if I operate a b&b and I keep letting Chinese stay and have to clean up after them in ways I shouldn't have to, I should expect that the next Chinese person who comes won't do the same thing, even though it has happened again and again?

Kind of like having to deal with gaijin drama and offensive behavior when they dont get their way? When this pattern of behavior happens over and over, should the Japanese business owner expect the same with the next gaijin?

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Posted in: Clinton lashes out at FBI's handling of new email review See in context

The US election is Hilary Clinton's to lose, and if by some chance she does, she will regret not disclosing her emails sooner.

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Posted in: Face saver: Surgical masks worn at speed dating sessions See in context

Speed dating is all about first impressions based primarily on looks. Obscuring the face and using personality as the primary filter seems like an unusual but smart approach to finding compatible mate.

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Posted in: 4 shot outside San Francisco schools; suspects at large See in context

Actually, violent crime levels have fallen significantly since their peak in 1991. The US is safer today than it has been in a long, long time. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/427758/careful-panic-violent-crime-and-gun-crime-are-both-dropping-charles-c-w-cooke

..you do know National Review and NRA are basically on the 'same team'?

Although US crime levels have decreased, they are still much higher than any developed countries, even those that have more lax criteria for what is considered a crime like the UK.

Additionally, the crime stats are only good as what the data FBI is able to collect. Since police in US are not mandated to provide crime data, let alone accurate data, the supposedly declining crime rate in US is dubious.

Furthermore, it has been proven that white crime often goes under-reported vs black crime which is over-reported. Since whites still make up dominant population in the US, you can bet they are involved in their share of violent crime.

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Posted in: Narita's main stumbling block is its indifference toward travelers See in context

Japan really does not get that the "omotenashi" they offer is NOT what foreign tourists want or need.

Compared to the relatively poor service encountered in much of the US/UK/EU many would disagree.

The downside to omotenashi is that too many westerners mistaken it for obsequiousness and let it get to their head inflating their ego.

Japan is out in 'left field' and not a major hub to other destinations unlike SGP/HK. As such there is no incentive to promote itself as an attractive stop-over unlike others.

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Posted in: Restroom signs confuse and amuse Japanese on Twitter See in context

left one=lingam, right one-yoni

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Posted in: 10 foods not to serve at a Japanese dinner party See in context

No dairy products especially cheese which is repulsive to many if not most Asians.

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Posted in: 90 minutes of fire: Trump, Clinton trade charges, insults See in context

Trump is a disgrace as presidential candidate but Hilary is not much better coming across as deceptive and conniving.

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Posted in: Tom Hanks blends in with diners at restaurant in Tokyo See in context

I wonder if they asked, "Can you eat sushi?" and "How long till you go back?" and I also wonder if they said, "Wow you use chopsticks so well.

Is there something wrong with asking these questions?

Why take offense when none is intended, unless one is so self-centered that they believe it should be obvious to all Japanese how accomplished and capable they are...

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Posted in: 8 reasons Japan is so clean See in context

Funny how many argue that Japan/Japanese are just as unclean as other countries.

Sounds more like envy and resentment, that their own country/countryman dont live up to the same high standards of sanitation and cleanliness as it's so clearly evident in Japan.

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