Kaerimashita comments

Posted in: NZ says superpowers must listen to needs of Pacific See in context

Hmmmmm.... Why do they need to listen. what business is it of theirs?

and my point was she might at least have outlined her view of what they are rather than the waffle she gave us.

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Posted in: Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base See in context

JL

I very much doubt it.

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Posted in: Male rapper arrested for threatening woman on social media See in context

That is a pretty rubbish threat.

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Posted in: Taliban sign deal for Russian oil products, gas and wheat See in context

If it alleviates some of the suffering of the Afghan in the hills, then good for them.

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Posted in: Japan reports 49,979 new coronavirus cases See in context

Panic everybody!!

This daily reporting really needs to stop sometime soon.

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Posted in: Harris condemns Chinese actions in speech at U.S. Navy base See in context

Was this speech really necessary? Did the sailors learn anything new? Think they found the Veep in spirational?

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Posted in: Swathes of land swamped in northern Philippines after typhoon See in context

Poor Philippines so often caught in path of typhoons. Nature gives with one hand and takes away with the other.

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Posted in: Conspiracy theories are dangerous even if very few people believe them See in context

Fact is that many of yesterday's "conspiracy theories" are now shown to have some basis in fact.

Which is why, rather than trying to silence or suppress them, they should be allowed to be espoused and then debated and debunked.

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Posted in: U.S. carrier, S Korean ships launch drills amid North's threat See in context

NK firing missiles into the sea is indeed ridiculous. however calling it a threat and overreacting like this is also ridiculous.

If Russian invasion has shown anything, it is the liklihood that NK military is also all mouth and no trousers - tends to be the case in this type of bankrupt, authoritarian regime.

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Posted in: Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia See in context

Jeff

you are not making any relevant point.

I used Korea war as a reference point for when the US started with its endless interference in the affairs of foreign countries. To counter your example, what about Vietnam? think the Vietnamese were happier during the war or now?

As for Japan, nothing to do with the topic.

I just hope Kamala doesn't add to the aggressive rhetoric or misspeak while she is here.

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Posted in: When you hear the expression “there never will be another like him/her,” which movie star, musician or sports star comes to mind for you? See in context

Musicians, movie stars and sports stars are 10 a penny these days. The circuses part of bread and circuses going strong.

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Posted in: Ceremony and controversy await Harris during visit to Asia See in context

Recent history is of the USA frequently interfering in the affairs of foreign countries (and in some cases, invading them) for no justifiable reason. From Korea onwards.

citing a 9/11 type event as justification for the Iraq war or for 20 years in Afghanistan is ludicrous.

Add Yugoslavia. Libya. Grenada. Panama. Vietnam. And I'm sure there are plenty other exampl;es of covert military support or interference.

It is often the role of the global hegemon to behave this way, but saying that they try to avoid wars is just not true.

Listen to the current nuclear rhetoric over Ukraine. Or the messaging around Taiwan. If anything, a significant part of the US political establishment appear to be spoiling for a fight.

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Posted in: Pets left in limbo as Australian owners get cold feet See in context

Shame on you Holly Medcalf. Such naivety! A teacher too!!

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Posted in: Japanese man sets himself on fire in apparent protest at Abe's state funeral See in context

Pretty futile protest. Setting himself alight is going to change the government's mind?

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Posted in: Apple to raise app prices in Japan, eurozone, other markets See in context

Occam's Razor? What's wrong with simplicity. Primary cause of price rises is inflation of the money supply. sure additional things like supply chains and shortages caused by war might exacerbate the problem, but see Milton Friedman for the prime cause of inflation. Every time.

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Posted in: Apple to raise app prices in Japan, eurozone, other markets See in context

Peter

Indeed. Shows the silliness of claiming all the price rises are due to supply chain blockages and the war.

Rampant money supply growth is causing all this across the board.

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Posted in: What would you like to see the yen-dollar exchange rate stabilize at? See in context

Wherever market forces dictate - without the BoJ openly manipulating the rate.

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Posted in: Japan core consumer prices rise 2.8% to nearly 8-year high See in context

Core isn't the real pain people feel. It is a government mandated adjustment which was originally intended to exclude more volatile items so month on month numbers didn't fluctuate wildly. now being misused to understate inflation.

Doesn't really matter anyway as Boj will carry on printing no matter what the numbers show - they have little choice,

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea agree to seek early resolution of wartime labor issue See in context

Early resolution?

The war ended 77 years ago........

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Posted in: Japanese household assets stand at ¥2,007 tril as of June See in context

Fx is entirely right.

Less government and less borrowing would be a boon for this economy.

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Posted in: Japan's average residential land price rises for 1st time in 31 years See in context

Time to buy in the countryside.

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Posted in: Truss, Kishida to work on countering China See in context

Brilliant. I sleep easier knowing these 2 are on the case.

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Posted in: Japan saw fewer than 400,000 births in Jan-June period See in context

Japan an extreme example of a worldwide developed nation phenomenon. Plenty theories as to why it is.

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Posted in: China says Biden's Taiwan remarks 'severely violate' U.S. policy over island See in context

Even if he might not have known precisely what he was saying, feels like the US is pushing China in areas it knows are sensitive. This is just ridiculous - what exactly is being achieved in terms of Taiwan's sovereignty or similar?

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Posted in: Hopes grow for win-win effect of inbound tourism in Japan, weak yen See in context

Just get rid of all the ridiculous restrictions and caps. The pandemic is over, or at least the ridiculous reaction to it should be.

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Posted in: Asian shares mixed after wobbly gains on Wall St See in context

Long way down to go if the Fed keeps jawboning about raising rates. My guess another 1 to 1.5% will tank the market and the economy.

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Posted in: A new space race? China adds urgency to U.S. return to moon See in context

Make yourself available. It is worth it, both for the prestige as well as the cheese.

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Posted in: Japan logs record August trade deficit on weak yen, costly oil See in context

Inflation is only just getting going in Japan (and US and UK and EU and......)

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Posted in: Driven by consumers, U.S. inflation grows more persistent See in context

Mumbai

Seriously? Wholesale prices already up 9% and that will inevitably filter thru to Retail prices.

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