@Strangerland I strongly agree with you. Unless we had something like 10% deflation and more no one is gonna put off a purchase for that reason. 2% of inflation also want push me to buy something sooner, but it may scare me not to buy it all. I have lived in a country that used to have inflation of 18% and yes no one was saving money but also no one had any savings. Whatever you were earning was running out and it was only on the basics stuff.
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Most of the restaurants I see in japan are smoke free, not to mention all the department, malls, dining areas. I seriously don't understand what are you people talking about. If you go to a 2x2 yakitori in a small alley that its there more than 100 years and its not smoke free, then just don't go there again if you don't like it.
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While USA does not care about expanding tis borders just the resources stolen from the other countries its fine.
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Unfortunately Tsingtao is so watery that only Bud can compete it.
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You want consumers to spent more? Its so easy, INCREASE the salaries.
Motivate the companies to increase the salaries by cutting corporate taxes IF and only if they provenly increase the salaries. Giving more money to the rich people by just helping the companies it wont make people spent more money.
By increasing the salaries in low and middle class people will spent more and most probably they will spent a little bit more than the increase they received.
People just want to be safe, no one is saving money because of deflation. Who really cares about buying something 0.5-1% cheaper after one year. But I do care if everything costs 3% more and actually it went up 5% or more in some cases.
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"So you think US sanctions are unilateral and not done in consultation with the EU? I think that's very naïve on your part. The fact is that heavier US sanctions are fine with EU countries because the US doesn't have as much economic ties with Russia. Look at the article: US agriculture exports to Russia $1.3 vs. EU $15.8 billion."
Thats right the EU has much more to lose from these sanctions, but still it was forced to follow the USA indications otherwise their gonna spoil the "friendship". As USA says "if you are not with us you are against us". Great friendship from someone who has recently been revealed it was a big spy also, but lets forget that too. Well I don't expect much from a country that is spying its own citizen all day and at the same time has managed to convince them its for their own good. I just wished that EU had the balls to say NO like Russia and some other countries.
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"Thanks for the clarification. I'm really suprised by this. I never noticed that everyone paying by ID was not using an iphone. I actually use my phone and NFC to enter my building and access the elevators. I don't know how secure it is but it sure is convenient."
If you leave the door open its damn good convenient..I don't know about security but who cares.
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Good news for Russians. Especially kids that they wont have to eat the chemical-bloated genetical altered food products comes from America. As for Europe I guess its a pity. If someone thinks I'm exaggerating I dare him/her for a test. Just run to your local japanese supermarket and grab one american lemon and one from Hiroshima. Leave them outside the fridge for as long as you can. I bet you that the american one will last for at least double period, or maybe forever!
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IMF has destroyed many countries in the past with their "suggestions" which were proven wrong, not to say intentional. If Japan wants to follow the blame its them. On the other hand maybe they just can not do either way cause they are gonna be threaten from the 3 big credit rating agencies. Which its just happens to be all USA companies...
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"you know, when they loaded the already dead bodies on the plane (as separatist leader claims)."
I'm not supporting conspiracy theories and I'm not saying 100% the Russian speaking people didn't do it. Lets not come with conclusions or hypotheses without having evidences.
Its just strange that from the very first moments official states started openly pointing to Russia and the whole world created that image. Including you obviously. This is how the manage to manipulate thinking people.
In Syria they were talking about chemical gas attack from the government. Again some states rushed to accuse the government and it turned out it was not true but the whole world believe it and probably many still do. Once the image is created its difficult to change, even after you were shown the evidences that turns it down.
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"No doubt they've been thoroughly checked for any incriminating evidence and nothing was found, else there's no way they'd be handed over."
Everyone knows that the black boxes cannot be opened without notice. So it would be foolish to do so, cause it would just kind of prove the guilt. Plus the Russian speaking people doesnt have the technology not even to view the data even more alert them.
But again everyone is rushing to come with conclusions. Its pathetic.
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"Putin didn't order the shoot down. But he is supporting, training, and funding a group of people who are there to create chaos, and if you think you can somehow control people like that then you're just naive. If it wasn't this tragedy, it would be another. Hopefully people will see how these people operate and shut them down."
But when americans, westeners call them whatever you want, support and arm rebels in Syria, Libya, Kosovo its fine and they are helping them liberate...
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After reading all the comments up to here, I see that the people already decided who is the one to blame. The evil Russia. Without having any evidences yet. That kind of makes me think that who ever did it succeed on his goal.
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I come from a country the army is obligatory and I can assure you that it is not just another arubaito job as they seem to advertising it. I also don't understand what the word peace has to do with it.
This is not a joke and they should not try to convince people to join the army with lies and especially people dreaming of AKB48 girls.
What they should do is to advertise how tough, organized, professional and technological advanced army they will provide you (or they should) so the people that are really interested in should join. The others should better stay away, they wont make it and in the end they are not needed anyway.
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"Well yeah, if they had not left their children alone in the car, this would not have happened!"
And maybe the car was still missing!
Lucky people inside their bad luck. The amateur thief will probably give up from now on. Better get a job, its easier.
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I've got a 2 years old smartphone of someone's that got new with his contract. I went to Softbank and they unlocked it for me for 3000yen. Then get the cheapest 980yen white plan. I can get phone calls from everyone and I can call and text free (1am-9pm) to softbank users. I also have a WIMAX (around 3200yen/month) in the house for internet and take it with me when I go out so I always have unlimited data package with me.
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Pets are animals and not products. They probably never wanted to be pets from the begging its us humans who decided so. The chip system I think its enough for the stray pets problem. Whoever thinks that all the pets sold should be neutered before sold is crazy.
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I come from a "tipping" country but I really feel relieved here in Japan that there is no tipping. I got so embarrassed and offended in US when I was shouted for undertipping. The percentage in my country is lower and the service was horrible which at least in my country gives me the right to lower the tip. Its so rude to be shouted by the waiter like you haven't paid.
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I love Rakuten
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After coming to Japan and get used to see so many people wear mask, my only question is how come its always white. Since it has obviously became almost like an accessory to people here, I can't understand how can no one came up with the idea to have them in different colors. Or even in different designs on them. If it already exists then I can't understand why it hasn't become so popular yet. Especially in a society that except of the salary man I've seen them wearing every possible color combination with no hesitation.
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I am admiring that the japanese are supporting their own products so much. Like the cars too. They do are quality products though.
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@nikkeiboy. Its the second if no other incidences during 3 years their is not jail time. You are always kind of black listed though.
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I don't understand the people that say its not fair for the white plate car owners and that the k cars should pay more. Is there someone preventing you for buying a k car too? If you feel unfair get a k car to have the same benefits. But no you want the extra ompf in power, size, luxury isn't it? Well guess what the k car owner likes it too but he/she decided to compomise for the tax saves. So its the insane taxes on white plate cars you should demand to be lower in order to be fair. Untill then stop winning enjoy your car and pay your taxes otherwise get a k car too.
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I think in western or maybe I should say christian countries the same names for kids its much more common. How many Maria do you know? Having a trendy name over periods is also common. Take a look at this.
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I understand it doesn't worth the price though from my experience it does tastes better. On the other hand is it normal to give millions ¥ to get a diamond ring? Come on its just a rock that shines and you can't even eat it like the melon.
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