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Posted in: Japan logs ¥1.84 tril current account surplus in August See in context

@TorafusuTorasan, doesn't sound like the same company. this one still has Elon as the CEO, and they can't make enough to fill demand.

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Posted in: Japan welcomes Trump shift on TPP, but warns against renegotiation See in context

BintaroToday 04:28 pm JST

The 11 countries should negotiate nothing. The US joins or stays out. The pact is done and signed, everyone agreed on the terms, there is no reason to change anything for the US.

i don't suppose they have to change anything. but they'll have to deal with aluminum / steel taxes and whatever else trump has added since leaving the original tpp negotiations. so i bet it'll be in their interest to make some concessions (japan wanting to sell cars and all)

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Posted in: Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses See in context

SchopenhauerToday 06:36 am JST

Even if we have marines, without changing the constitution, it is useless. Maybe it is more profitable for Japan to have good relationship with China than confront them.

by good relationship, do you mean hand them the entire sea?

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Posted in: U.S. blames Russia for cyberattacks on energy grid See in context

Matt HartwellToday 07:47 pm JST

Much greater use of renewables is part of a total defence policy. Really crazy to rely on centralised electricity generation.

agree w/ the decentralized renewable part - but they also don't need to have these sorts of power grid systems available from the internet. if someone needs to monitor or access them they should be forced to do it locally, not over the internet/vpn etc.

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Posted in: Putin faces midnight deadline to explain nerve attack on former spy to UK See in context

BlacklabelToday

Yeah Obama told Putin to his face to “cut it out”. Putin was so scared by that, he.....continued doing what he was doing before that traumatic encounter.

So why does Trump need to comment on this? His sec of state made a statement that should be sufficient as it doesn’t involve the USA at all.

trump tweets about celebrity nightly news broadcasts, yet stays silent when it comes to russia attacking an ally. yeah, makes perfect sense. go continue believing up is down and down is up.

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Posted in: Robert E Lee statue defaced as Confederate monument protests grow See in context

@Blacklabel

These statues cant be beautiful pieces of 100 year old art? I have seen some of them, the craftsmanship of the sculptings in some of these are amazing.

sure - let them be art in a museum. they serve zero purpose sitting outside government courthouses etc.

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Posted in: At least 80 dead after escalation in Philippines war on drugs See in context

@Hiro S Nobumasa

The PH must adopt a Japanese way of life marked by discipline and throw away centuries old bad Spanish and American decadent influence to succeed as a prosperous and safe nation.

or just under-report crime so that the statistics look better.

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Posted in: Abe vows to protect people from N Korean missile threat See in context

Goodlucktoyou says:

Guam is american, not japanese. it should be usa who defends usa.

the kims came to power after the end of Japanese control in 1945 split the region.

japan, china, usa all have a roll in this. grow a pair.

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Posted in: Great white shark dies after 3 days in Okinawan aquarium See in context

Here's a video of the shark in the tank

http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/great-white-shark-on-display-japan-generates-criticism/#3PbdMggIoSr2uw11.97

fact from the site above:

Only the Monterey Bay Aquarium in California has successfully displayed white sharks, after obtaining permits. The aquarium has tagged and released its sharks as soon as they’ve shown signs of stress, or have become too large.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has put six white sharks on exhibit since 2004, and spokesman Ken Peterson says it’s the only facility “to successfully exhibit white sharks for more than 16 days, to consistently get them take food that we offered, and to successfully return the sharks to the wild.”

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Posted in: $309 million released for construction of Guam Marine base See in context

TheTiger - Guam has been a US territory since 1898. oh, and when did the world end colonialism?

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Posted in: With 'Mario Maker,' Nintendo relinquishes control See in context

@smithinjapan yeah, because essentially having unlimited unique Mario levels to play is a bad thing.

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Posted in: U.S. says data on 4 million government staff hacked See in context

@jerseyboy no network accessible database is 100% safe. all you can do is mitigate.

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Posted in: China rejects U.S. criticism of sea reclamation work See in context

japan, south korea etc etc should just build some sort of shared military base on the senkaku islands.

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Posted in: Electric cars won't spread even with rapid chargers: Toyota engineer See in context

Elon Musk is already has trials with the 'Tesla home battery' at ~100 homes in California. This allows the person to off-peak charge the home battery, and use it to power your home, recharge your Tesla, whatever you want to do... all off-grid during peak-time. The home battery can be recharged again off-peak, or by generator, or even by solar etc given you have enough panels.

quite a nice idea.

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Posted in: Obama defends pursuit of trade pact; Clinton cautious See in context

all this japanese car talk. what's really needed is cheaper japanese trucks in the US. will the trade agreement ensure that the taxes on japanese trucks become fair?

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Posted in: Backlash cancels auction of Japanese internment camp items See in context

Hawkeye: America, the USA did many really bad things to all sorts of people inside it's borders and has no right to go around preaching to other cultures or countries about oppression.

I'm thankful the world doesn't follow your logic as all countries have done some pretty nasty things at some point in their past.

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Posted in: Mick Jagger to other bands: Make every show count See in context

Anyone to anyone: "make every moment count"

hardly some revolutionary concept.

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Posted in: Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father See in context

what a psycho. someone should have taken their medication.

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Posted in: Toyota to build two new plants in Mexico, China See in context

i guess they don't want to increase the wages of their japanese employees.

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Posted in: Seoul to deport American over positive N Korea comments See in context

@Bgood41 why the hate? she said she thought the rivers were clean and the beer was good.

im sure the rivers are nice... due to the lack of urbanization, and the typcial city/human sprawl you would see in normal countries

the beer... i bet they do make some tasty beer. i cant imagine more than 1% of the adult population of nkorea being sober at any given time.

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Posted in: N Korea calls U.S. sanctions over Sony attack a hostile policy See in context

@toshiko, since when can you sue for being depicted as a parody? but yeah, if kim wants to sue he's welcome to come in person to a court in the usa.

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Posted in: U.S. economy surges ahead See in context

jeff, post some legit sources for the stats you're posting if you want anyone to take you seriously.

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Posted in: Man jailed for 2 years for making guns with 3D printer See in context

Because he was making firearms, not realistic looking replicas.

how's it a firearm if they've never even tested to see if it fires? i hope someone doesn't 3d print a death ray. god knows what the punishment in japan is for that.

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Posted in: Sounds of science: Japan leads push for high-res audio See in context

Fadamor: A QUARTER of a century ago?? You're off by a decade, AFP. The Walkman came out in 1979... 35 years ago.

Would you rather they type 7/20 of a century ago?

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Posted in: PlayStation TV to hit U.S. in October See in context

@papigiulio - ~700 games at launch. This appears to be a little more than what chromecast/appletv/mstv is. Sony has been building a ps1/2/3 video game digital streaming/renting service for quite some time. This one top of general tv/movie streaming puts this box in a slightly different class.

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Posted in: Search for missing 6-year-old girl in Kobe enters 5th day See in context

Blame the predators, not the parents. Kids going to school by themselves is normal in Japan

sure predators are to blame. but the fact this 6 year old was walking the streets at 5:30PM, well after she was supposed to be home from school.. and yet the mom didn't contact police until 7PM? the parents share some responsibility in making sure their kids are safe.

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Posted in: Putin unveils Ukraine peace plan ahead of NATO summit See in context

@siniestro typical misdirection away from the true problem. i'm sure you'd rather both russia and china go unchecked and continue to land grab any and everything they want.

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Posted in: Apple to make 3-5 mil smartwatches monthly: Nikkei See in context

smithinjapan

lol. face it, apple is done without jobs.

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Posted in: 10 things Japan does better than anywhere else See in context

i've been to several asian countries and japan was honestly the only one where ordinary people would pick up trash off the street. where a japanese farmer (who didn't know me) gave me 2 bags and said I could pick any of his fruit I wanted (because he had an abundance)

maybe it's because i'm white/american, i don't know. but everyone was extremely nice and very welcoming when I visited japan. granted, i was hours west of tokyo in the mountains, so i'm not sure what the big city is like, but i do know everyone where i stayed for 2 weeks left a very good impression on me and i will never forget it.

so in my opinion i think japan does niceness/thoughtfulness and simply being a very respectful people better than anyone else.

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Posted in: Apple to make 3-5 mil smartwatches monthly: Nikkei See in context

SuperDonQuixote I still don't get smartwatches, I feel like the whole idea was started by tech journalists who were aching for the next > big thing after the iphone.

it's definitely a niche market right now. i've had a pebble smart watch for over a year now and i've come to depend on it greatly. i receive a ton of email from work, and it's 1000% easier to glance at the notification on my watch and determine if it's something i need to act on, or simply read and go about my business.

smithinjapan Samsung and Google better hurry up with their copies!

google has already announced and released a developer 'smart watch os' as well as worked with partners to create watches based on this.

samsung has had a smart watch for over a year now.

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