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Posted in: New film questions China's effect on world See in context

I don't think its hundreds of nukes for China, Maybe 100 if they are lucky. I agree with many posts, China has many internal problems and they have to worry about people having jobs and they have a lot of rural areas that will riot very quickly. They also have an aging population which not many people talk about, the one child policy is coming to haunt them. There is a saying "China will grow old before it grows rich" Plus there is still no innovation coming from China, all that they have done in the past few decades is from buying technology or reverse engineering it, they could never have put a man in space with out the Russians not in the time frame they did it, they couldn't have High speed rails with out buying a lot of the technology from France, Germany and Japan, they still don't have any real National Brands, most of their rich people are in Real estate. I think all the talk is way over blown personally.

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Posted in: Toyota exec fears yen strength, not recall cost See in context

I dont feel sorry for a company that for decades has been making a third of their money from the exchange rate.

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Posted in: Self-centered zombies running rampant through Japanese society See in context

I would have to agree with many posts that its not only Japan but everywhere. I am in Singapore right now after living in Japan and they seem more polite in Japan then here, if you think Japan is bad Singapore is 100 times less in the manners department. Anyway I feel its like that everywhere, when I grew up it seemed that people had better manners and today its more selfish, people just look out for themselves. Who do you blame?, society?, parents? In the end I guess we need more people to set better examples. Not sure if that will help but it cant hurt.

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Posted in: U.S. trade officials to probe Toyota patent claim See in context

Its about time! the Japanese have been stealing patents for years and im glad to see we are finally taking a stand. The US companies spend over 1 billion many years ago developing hybrid technology, then the Japanese started to get nervous and started making them. The Americans didn't put it to use because of the same reason as other, it was to costly, but when you are a Japanese company and have access to free money you dont really care about that, its all about market share. Time to pay up Toyota!

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Posted in: China's 60th anniversary stirs pride, also unease See in context

Overrated! Thats what I say! The military and space program they can thank Russia for that!, The economy they can thank all the money grubbing multi- national companies setting up shop giving them all the know how just for the cheap labor, this years 8 percent growth is just smoke and mirrors and its from the money from their stimulus plan, funny how it just hit that magic number 8. They have way to many problems there to be called developed, I know I lived there, give them another 50 years and maybe if they dont implode first.

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Posted in: Let’s get back to worksheets See in context

I'm so tired of this one sided argument. Sure The Asian countries do better on standard math tests because the study by rote and for exams, when you take that away and change the test to more lateral thinking then the scores drop. I don't feel that we have to be going to school just studying for exams like they do in Asia I don't see the benefit if you cant think outside the box and most Asians cant.

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Posted in: Honda develops new personal mobility device See in context

I like the Yikebike. Check it out!

http://www.yikebike.com/

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Posted in: Hatoyama pledges on world stage 25% emissions cut by 2020 See in context

Sarge I agree, Global warming is a myth and we are suckers...err well you guys are suckers. However if a byproduct of this myth is cleaner air and less pollution then I'm all for it!

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Posted in: Nissan unveils new Skyline Crossover with enhanced parking technology See in context

Hope this cuts down the 5 minutes it takes them to back into a space.

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Posted in: All your movies on a single DVD See in context

Looks like the J-companies have their work cut out reverse engineering this one! and all those billions dunped into blue-ray , what a waste! They could always pull a coup and pay bigger licensing fees then Samsung. This is just another example of the that J-companies really don't create anything.

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Posted in: Toyota asks Japan workers to take pay cuts See in context

wanderlust: I totally agree. People have been touting the Japanese business model for so long, few bad months should not do so much damage. Unless like other things we hear about , Maybe they have been inflating their books too, or as some of you really refuse to believe. Maybe the exchange rate Really does play a big part. I know Toyota makes one third of their profits from it and that calculated at a 115 rate.Take away that and the company doesn't look that good.

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Posted in: Toyota secretly developing solar-powered green car: Nikkei See in context

darkmnv: hahahha The Japanese didnt invent the hybrid, like most things they DONT invent they just were the first to market it. Like always the Japanese can afford to put out a product that loses money and not have to worry about it. The prius was losing money the first few years until they got lucky and oil went through the roof and the whole global warming scam was big, funny I dont hear anything these days of global warming.Plus hybrids are really not as great as they make them out to be.

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Posted in: Japanese 'tenant' leaves Mexico City airport See in context

He is a smart guy, he will come back to Japan and reap his 15 minutes of fame, But I guess this being Japan he will get about an hours worth.

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Posted in: Japan had record plunge in exports in November See in context

Live by Export, Die by export.

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Posted in: JAL to test biofuel for airliner in January See in context

Sangetsu: That has been the case. The fuel they have been testing in the airlines is a mix of algae and jatropa a plant from Central American with high oil content and can be grown in barren regions. They have been looking away from plant based fuels so as not disrupt the food supply.

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Posted in: Tattoo contest See in context

No onsen for these guys.

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Posted in: Japan stocks tumble on failed U.S. auto bailout See in context

taniwha: The Japanese can not the take the money they have in dollars in the US, if they did that would cause the yen to strengthen even more. They have know this for 30 years now that's why the money has been left there. The US knows this too, they know they have this money to use whenever they want because if the Japanese took it back it would cause a yen strengthen.

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Posted in: Japan's recession worse than thought See in context

Dogdog: I agree. the Japanese companies have been ruthless in their pursuit of market share. The government and MITI were 100% aware of their actions.They decimated industries the world over and didnt care one bit about the workers or the economy of that country, there only goal was to extend the export machine.

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Posted in: Japan's recession worse than thought See in context

Dog dog: I agree the Japanese companies only want to export and will restrict all imports, not only through tariffs but other measures that slows the imports and doesn't make it worth while. They don't care about anything and have devastated industries the world over and MITI and the government were intentional in these actions. Greedy and ruthless.

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Posted in: Japan's recession worse than thought See in context

I think the Japan and world has been over producing for too long now. Its time to rethink the whole consumerism nature.

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Posted in: Obama suggests some auto execs should lose jobs See in context

Altria: Are you kidding me? The J-companies have always been protected by the government. Access to cheap loans and grants is the backbone of Japan Inc. I think we need to ask how many industries are we willing to let go. Is semi conductors next? what about Boeing, caterpillar, etc. Do we just say of that's OK let it fail. Then we really have to rely on imports and other countries, not to mention all the research that goes along with these industries. Like one article stated they are looking into battery technology of the auto industry.If that goes so will the interest in that. Its ok we will just rely on the rest of the world. I don't think we can let that happen. We already have in many industries and look where that's gotten us, Huge reliance on imports.

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Posted in: Obama suggests some auto execs should lose jobs See in context

I also agree, the GM boss should be canned, Ford is doing better but I would put him a warning, and Chrysler's head is new so i think you need to give him time. The US auto industry forsaken the car market years ago. I think its time for new leaders with a clear vision of the future of automobiles.

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Posted in: Japan to arrest anti-whaling activists, newspaper reports See in context

Japan seems to be able to do whatever they want and people don't say a word. If this was the US whaling there would be protests in the cities all over the world, newspapers and tv shows would be denouncing these practices. For some reason Japan has always done what they want in the face of everyone else and there is little to any retributions that they face. Why is that? Money?

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Posted in: Bush says automakers may not survive See in context

yuriOtani: No the secret to the Japanese auto industry like all of the J-industries is not the ability to change, How long have you been in Japan? Change is very slow to come about. What they do here is standardize, they use a lot of the same parts for all the cars. The same cruise control system on the cheapest Toyota is on the most expensive. That plus decades of access to free to cheap loans not having to pay health care or retirement costs getting free OT hours, and lets not forget NOT having to answer to an shareholders and finally the exchange rate. I am sure others companies wish they had 1/3 of their profits just from the exchange rate like Toyota WAS enjoying. Look at them now they are running scared without that free money. It would be a shame to have no choices. Like in cameras. Most are made here in japan so they are basically the same. i am sad to think the same could happen to the auto industry. being here in Japan and seeing all the same boring cars go by everday is a glimpse of what the future could be like.

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Posted in: Nokia to pull out of Japanese market See in context

Rodney King the Japanese had the cell phone with the camera because the French guy that invented it was given a bunch of cash to be partners with a J-company so they could be the first to have it out and say Hey look at how advanced we are! Anyone that knows anything knows that Japanese companies come up with very little.

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Posted in: The Japanese Skincare Revolution See in context

Chinese woman have way better skin then the Japanese.

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Posted in: The Japanese Skincare Revolution See in context

step 1: Buy Make-up step 2: Apply Heavily step 3: Repeat step 2

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Posted in: What's your view on whether or not the U.S. government should bail out the Big 3 automakers? See in context

Loans, ok free money No. I just dont want the world to be dominated by the Japanese motor industry, I know they already are, sure they make good cars but like everything in Japan its the same BORING. I like to have a choice, something that the Japanese people have very little of. I think you need competition, look what no competition has done here. So if they will agree to do something other then the nothing that they have been doing I am ok with it. Plus other countries like here in Japan the industries have always relied on free money or very low interest loans how do you think they have survived for so long,that is also one reason why its hard for the US guys to compete, along with exchange rates, legacy costs that no other companies has to deal with, come on Toyota makes 1/3 of its profits just from the exchange rate, that's free money, I wish we had that.

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Posted in: Florida teen commits suicide with live web audience See in context

This will be the next big thing here in Japan

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Posted in: Aso wants Japan to take lead in creating new global financial order See in context

Thats a good one. After decades of following the Japanese are going to take the lead in something, what a joke. The Japanese don't do anything until its already been done, then turn around and say Hey look what we did!.

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