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Posted in: Japan, U.S. negotiators fail to reach agreement on trade See in context

@Spitfire

Agree. The closed markets of Japan has doomed it into an irrelevant economy in the world market. It's 100% reliant on others' buying it's products, it's consumers are tapped out and it's potential for growth is nil.

Mr. President, please put a 25% tariff on all imports from Japan immediately.

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Posted in: Want Tokyo Olympic tickets? No problem if you have ¥6.35 mil See in context

@ Ganbare Japan!

Supply and demand economics assumes a natural growth in supply to meet demand in order to bring down cost. Japan has rigged the hotel and housing supply chain to favor the status quo and once again, the consumer will suffer.

It's cool, Japanese can live with inflated prices all they want but supply and demand is 'never' the reason for high cost for 'anything' in Japan, it's just not.

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Posted in: S Korea terminates Japan intelligence deal amid trade dispute See in context

As Martin Luther King Jr., said, ‘We must learn to live together as sisters and brothers, or we will perish together as fools.’

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Posted in: North Korean foreign minister calls Pompeo 'poisonous plant' See in context

As Martin Luther King Jr., said, ‘We must learn to live together as sisters and brothers, or we will perish together as fools.’

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Posted in: Trump revives suggestion he'd end birthright citizenship See in context

Trump, the reality TV star keeping the news junkies is a continuous state of uproar. Yesterday it was buying Greenland, today it's citizenship, tomorrow there will be another click bate headline for all the distributing 'cough, cough' news outlets to feed thier customers ads and create profit.

Sad...

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Posted in: Apple CEO warns Trump about China tariffs, Samsung competition See in context

I don't care about Apple at all. I hope no exceptions are made. How about asking Apple to pay taxes on all the money it is laundering through Ireland.

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Posted in: Retailers kick off winter sales ahead of 10% consumption tax hike See in context

Seems that there is always a reason for people to shop. Seems to me, a lot of people do it for lack of anything else to do.

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Posted in: Chinese K-pop stars publicly back Beijing on Hong Kong See in context

Always good to keep track on the pulse of K-pop and thier opinions. OMG... we suck.

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Posted in: Japan again approves shipment of high-tech material to S Korea See in context

Weak... of course.

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Posted in: Elton John blasts relentless character assassination of Harry and Meghan See in context

Sister in the big house and people got issues. LOL, yep.

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Posted in: Warren apologizes for heritage claim; woos Native Americans See in context

Always seems to turn into a 'trump' bad, 'obama' good 'shout out'.

Yawn...

Warren is White, look at the photo. She's a white lady who had a career in academia where she might have assumed that being Native American gave her an advantage via some sort of affirmative action or she was uninformed of the advantages she could have recieved by checking the Native American box. She has handled this situation horribly.

Trump is a reckless buffoon, a conspiratorial racist moron, whose weird comments should be disregarded by sensible people.

Does this sum it up?

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Posted in: Pakistani, in Japan for 31 years, files lawsuit seeking special permission to remain See in context

I assume he bought things, so yes he's paid taxes. His wife may of paid more in taxes because of his lack of immigration status.

LOL, one guy makes the news... hilarious!

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Posted in: Warren apologizes for heritage claim; woos Native Americans See in context

@juminRhee

I grew up hearing about that 'good' Indian hair. LOL, thank you for your comments. You're clearly thoughtfull and have knowledge about 'race' and what it is in America.

In many ways, Trump's core support is people who have been racially disadvantaged as well. As a boy, I also heard the term 'White Trash' often or more specifically, 'poor white trash'.

Being disenfranchised from a political and economic system while suffering extream violence from the ruling class is the story of many Americans.

As a human, do I blame her for seeking advantages, maybe not. But man, I wish my country could produce better people to run for President.

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Posted in: Warren apologizes for heritage claim; woos Native Americans See in context

Just look at the photo. Odds are that everyone in it has a percentage of 'white' in them. And the White person is... Exactly.

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Posted in: Warren apologizes for heritage claim; woos Native Americans See in context

Norman Goodman, 'Intent' is sometimes more telling about a persons character, than proving if they benefited from thier actions.

I assume you are not American based on your comments about race. Ignorance aside, in the USA skin color is everything, that's why lighted skinned Black people have in my country's history attempted to 'pass' as white.

She and 'Harvard' both felt an advantage to her being a minority and particularly, a Native American. It created an false impression of inclusion. Inclusion into a system that has excluded people based on 'race'. In America, she a White woman, it's that simple.

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Posted in: Warren apologizes for heritage claim; woos Native Americans See in context

Has nothing to do with what her parents said or who is in her family history. Most American's are mixed, she's a white woman, she know's it, I know it also. She attempted to take advantage of something created that belonged to others.

Theres a term in the USA that describes her actions. "Mighty White of Her''. She is unfit for office but so is the clown we have in thier today.

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Posted in: Warren apologizes for heritage claim; woos Native Americans See in context

Harvard once listed her as a minority faculty member for statistical purposes, there is no evidence she received any affirmative-action benefits. She never sought membership in the tribe.

She knew what she was doing. Selfish White woman, not the only one in the world.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

@Henny Penny

I'm not certain that a lot of the world is ready to accept that the British Empire is the place where racial tolerance is the model to follow. The atrocities you put on America's doorsteps are policies and institutional racism we are trying to heal from that are lingering from our exposure to European colonization.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

@CrisGerSan

This is one of the greatest challenges that humanity faces: removing the barriers between who we see as “us” and who we see as “other.”

ー The Dahli Lama

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

@cleo

Nope. You'll have to accept that you're wrong. I know... TV, the media, it distorsts stuff. Some of my family identifies as Creole, some as Californio's, but we are white.

I have one brown daughter (latina) one white daughter (white). Same parents but again, skin color is everthing in my country. You know, the British Empire BS.

Also, celebration of diversity is not a sign of division. Again, old world thinking...

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

@cleo

When anyone who isn't a WASP gets hyphenated?  

I assume you prefer acronyms? LOL

You need to update your knowledge. No one identifies as a WASP. It's, 'white', 'black', 'latino', 'asian' or 'native american'. No worries though, you don't have to pick, everyone will decide what you are based on skin color. That's what the colonial powers created and we're working through it...

Multicultural societies are messy and beautiful.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

Furthermore, that’s one beauty of our experiment, that people can and choose to live together according to their nationality, race, interests, etc. It works. A lesson for Western Europe I guess.

No FizzBitt,

I think you might be taking an 'old world' view on this. American's mix, we fall in love with eachother, marry have children. Been happening for generations. My two daughters are:

French, German, Scottish, English, Croix Indian, Dutch, Spanish, African, Indonesian, Chinese and Taino Indian.

This does not make America better, my country was robbed, raped, enslaved, etc. by numerous Colonial powers. Today, we are trying to figure it out. It's ugly but we are not shy or ashamed about making progress.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

San Francisco has a China Town where if you don't speak Cantonese then you're out of luck in a lot of shops. Also, Spanish is the dominate language in a lot of places: Many cities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Florida, etc. What about Puerto Rico?

I'm from San Francisco and our city government creates instructions in English, Spanish, Chinese as a baseline and many forms are also available in Russian and Vietnamese because we have a significant community there.

This does not make Japan bad. America has it's own history and because if it, it's a very diverse place. I'm a mix of seven nationalities and that's not a lot.

America seems to be our best human hope of seeing eachother as 'fellow humans' but with that said, America is less than 300 years old and still struggles with it's colonial past.

I suspect most Americans want pluralistic society, where the people in it believe all kinds of different things and tolerate each other's beliefs even when they don't match their own. This of course is the very opposite of many other societies.

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Posted in: Writer hopes Japanese step out of 'comfort zone' as society diversifies See in context

Pluralism is the engagement that creates a common society from all that diversity.  America is working toward this and has a huge head start. Diversity in Japan, LOL.

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Posted in: Nations meet over endangered species; Japan's ivory trade on agenda See in context

"Business as usual is no longer an option ... The rate of wildlife extinction is accelerating," said CITES Secretary-General Ivonne Higuero.

((笑))!No, nothing will change because people don't care. Mabey they'll sign a petition or take some literature (sorry tree's) at the 'mall' as the continue to consume as much crap as thier salaries allow.

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Posted in: Japan surpasses China as largest non-U.S. holder of Treasuries See in context

USA is by far the largest economy in the world at around 21 Trillion. The US economy is so big that the state of California is the 4th/5th biggest economy in the world and Texas is the 10th/11th. Think about it... USA dominance is not going anywhere, it's truly a country of business and humans flock from all over the world for a piece of the American Pie. Politics is good theatre but in the USA it's always about the money.

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Posted in: Japan surpasses China as largest non-U.S. holder of Treasuries See in context

US bonds and US state municipal bonds should bev a part of your investment portfolio. A lot of money is running at them as the trade war(s) at uncertainty to markets.

Just silly to predict the US economy will fail and if it did, that this would be good for any human on the planet.

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Posted in: Japan surpasses China as largest non-U.S. holder of Treasuries See in context

Debt is fake, the money in the USA is in private hands. The USA could make changes to it's tax system and eliminate the debt.

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Posted in: China threatens retaliation if U.S. tariff hikes go ahead See in context

The USA will do just fine without China. It's 20 trillion dollar economy is not going to go away.

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Posted in: Pompeo voiced support for Japan over wartime labor issue: sources See in context

The United States has occupied both Japan and South Korea since the end of WWII. Both the Japanese and South Korean economies are completely dependent on shipment of the things they produce to the USA. I just can't fathom how 'IF' you understand these 'facts' you believe that the United States shoukd stay out of sonething that it has never left.

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