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Posted in: Police raid pro-N Korea insurer over alleged asset concealment See in context

Zainichi are exempt from taxes

North or South Korean taxes, possibly. Certainly not Japanese taxes.

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Posted in: As Republican tax vote nears, more U.S. senators waver See in context

There will be millions of middle class that will receive a huge tax cut and will for more businesses to invest in training, to re-enter the US market, creating thousands of jobs across the country. 

You're not familiar with the bill, then.

The could care less if the middle class slides into further erosion.

??

At least the stock market is through the roof 

Yes, Trump has managed not to stop or slow the Obama stock market appreciation trend.

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Posted in: Japan, UK eye post-Brexit mutual recognition of trade standards See in context

Kono: "Who is this bojo bozo and how fast can I get out of here?"

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Posted in: Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump See in context

Moore was a grotesquely unsuitable candidate, worse even than Trump himself, which is really saying something. So it would be wrong to read too much into the result, but still it shows what voters in so-called red states really think about the Trump/Bannon agenda. Administration should be very afraid.

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Posted in: Which set of designs for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics gets your vote? See in context

C is the most Japanese-looking.

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Posted in: China marks 80th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre, but Xi silent See in context

Who represented the Japanese government at the event?

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Posted in: Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump See in context

Hey, who are you to question our road's scholar?! Just kidding, I could care less. ;)

Perfectly captured! Bravo

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Posted in: Penguin parade See in context

Wild animals are not toys.

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Posted in: Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump See in context

 blessing in the sky

Interesting phonetic transliteration of the English phrase "blessing in disguise". From what language did it come originally, we wonder!

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Posted in: Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump See in context

Excellent. No safe haven for Trump candidates now.

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Posted in: Democratic Party leader proposes disbanding party, forming new one See in context

The non-clones of the LDP should join Edano in the Rickenbacker party (check the logo), and the rest of them can do whatever they want to pass the time until they lose their seats at the next election.

Cricky,

Exactly. How about some credible opposition policies and positions for a change?

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Posted in: Women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct seek congressional probe See in context

The people of Alabama are in the process of delivering a severe slap in the face to both perverts - in their state and in the white house. There is a god.

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Posted in: Trump slams harassment accusers, attacks senator in crude tweet See in context

It is interesting watching interviews with Trump from 20-30 years ago. He was somewhat capable of participating in a conversation with another human being then. So despite all the evidence available today, it's not that he was always utterly brainless, but rather he became that way relatively recently. This probably explains why he himself doesn't know he's an idiot. In his own estimation, he still functions like a person of normal intellect.

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Posted in: Arabs, Europe, U.N. reject Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israeli capital See in context

Trump just blundered into this like the thoughtless oaf that he is. He will be genuinely surprised for about 10 seconds that this didn't improve his "ratings", and then lurch on to the next thing he can mess up. And blame Tillerson for any negative consequences for ME peace. What a dealmaker this man is!

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Posted in: Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year See in context

Well Trump was right about one thing: he wasn't chosen. Got his hysterical retaliation in first this time. And yes very telling that the real winners could not be more anti-Trump.

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Posted in: AKB48 and S Korean idol groups perform hits at music awards; turns out to be a disaster See in context

More people on the stage than in the seats.

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Posted in: Trump fires back at British PM over his retweeting of anti-Muslim videos See in context

I could care less 

You do care to some extent then.

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Posted in: Bannon to campaign for embattled Moore in Alabama See in context

Bannon: kiss of death.

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Posted in: Trump says there is a 'Pocahontas' in the U.S. Congress See in context

To quote Dan Rather quoting Winston Churchill recently:

Trump is a bull who carries his own china shop around with him.

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Posted in: Senior Chinese military official kills himself amid corruption probe See in context

No doubt all those being punished in this corruption clearout are guilty as sin, but are they any more guilty than their colleagues who are also guilty as sin and moreover lack the proper demonstrations of loyalty to Emperor Xi?

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Posted in: Trump says there is a 'Pocahontas' in the U.S. Congress See in context

In almost all cases, 'fake news' simply means 'news'. Everyone with a brain automatically filters out the prefix.

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Posted in: Star sighting See in context

Nice picture. She looks happy to be here, unlike some Hollywood stars sometimes.

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Posted in: Trump says there is a 'Pocahontas' in the U.S. Congress See in context

Trump's parents did an atrocious job of raising this oaf. He has no idea how to behave in any situation.

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Posted in: Year-end jumbo lottery tickets go on sale with Y1 bil up for grabs See in context

Exactly. If the chances of winning could be expanded by the location, timing etc of the purchase, then it would not be a random draw and the whole exercise would be unfair and pointless.

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Posted in: Trump says he turned down Time's 'Person of the Year' See in context

Trump has no idea himself what is truth and what is lies. And he doesn't care. Just excretes what is in his "brain" at any given point. Apart from those who believe literally anything he says, including a few on this site, nobody on earth believes anything he says. And for very good reason.

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Posted in: Trump credits troops, and himself, for military advances See in context

The only time Trump speaks without lying is when he makes up random meaningless tosh like the whole of this speech.

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Posted in: Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance See in context

So the new rule is, no smoking except if you want to smoke. Wonderful.

Unless the law changes, I agree it is risky for individual restaurants etc to ban smoking as they could lose business. Some places take that risk, but many cannot. Banning smoking by law takes the decision out of the hands of the restaurants and eliminates the 'arbitrage' effect of no-smoking places losing business to those that allow smoking.

Certainly the government should sell its remaining stake in JT, but I don't think this is mostly about money, to be honest. I think it's because most of the LDP lawmakers themselves smoke, and they haven't bothered to think about the real impact on the restaurant industry as I have mentioned here. Certainly a smoking ban is negative for tobacco companies, but they are in a long-term downward trend. JT investing aggressively in Russia and elsewhere is aimed at compensating for a shrinking home market. JT can take care of itself.

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Posted in: Weinstein had 'army of spies' to thwart complaints: report See in context

Systematic sexual assault seems to have been the whole purpose of his career.

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Posted in: 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for several murders See in context

Killing her will not help her victims. Two wrongs don't make a right.

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Posted in: Trump leaves Japan for South Korea See in context

Saw five large helicopters heading west over Shibuya about 8:30 this morning. Must have been Trump's detachment.

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