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Posted in: Finnair’s Sapporo flights to become year-round See in context

I like Finnair, flown with them a few times. This route Helsinki/Sapporo should be popular I think.

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Posted in: IMF urges Japan to double consumption tax to 20% by 2050 See in context

Way to totally kill the economy, a 20% consumption tax rate. Who listens to the IMF anyway? Discredited organization, who needs them?

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Posted in: Japan, Vatican partners in realizing nuclear weapons-free world, Abe tells pope See in context

But Japan is happy just to sit under the US nuclear umbrella.

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Posted in: In swaps we trust? Disappearing dollars drive currency trading dependence See in context

JT, what an excellent article this is. I am a FX trader in a Tokyo bank and found it very interesting! Can we have more like this please?

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Posted in: Hong Kong police shoot protester as activists block streets See in context

The PLA are already in HK, in HK police uniform. This is why they are so brutal, they have no care for HK people. I think the protestors are trying to obtain their own guns, and seeing today's incidents you can see why. Things are going to get much worse shortly.

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Posted in: Mother of 7-year-old girl missing since Sept 21 asks public for help See in context

I think some sub-human abducted the poor child, killed her and buried the body quite deeply. I guess the bones won't be found for many years until there is an earthquake or some kind of ground shift whereby the bones come to the surface.

I feel so deeply for the parents, brings tears to my eyes.

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Posted in: Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back Dec 12 election See in context

I expect and hope that the Conservatives win by a landslide. Labour is going to get decimated as voters take revenge on them for aal their games they have been playing.

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Posted in: EU delays Brexit to Jan 31; Johnson election bid fails See in context

Brexit will happen, after the opposition have finished with their games.

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Posted in: Poll finds over 80% in Japan back female emperor See in context

Well the emperor system is totally not relevant to people's lives. People care about family, jobs and money. But if one has to exist then why not an empress? After all the UK has had a Queen, I believe of the female persuasion, since forever!

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Posted in: Japan ramps up spending for typhoon relief, but workers are scarce See in context

yeah what a radical idea. Paying decent wages for the job. There would be no worker shortage then.

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Posted in: Tokyo eyes starting Olympic marathon at 3 a.m. to counter IOC plan to move race to Hokkaido See in context

Ridiculous! Move the whole games to October as in 1964 or just accept the move of the marathon to Sapporo. This farce is just making Tokyo look even more stupid.

3am marathon? And idea made by people who are not runners or marathon runners.

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Posted in: Johnson calls for Dec 12 election to break Brexit deadlock See in context

Yes it is way time for the election. But the remainer Labour MPs are so fearful of the election as they will all lose their jobs in the coming revenge from voters. Then Johnson can carry out the result of the referendum and get the UK the hell out of the eu.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers accuse prosecutors, gov't officials, Nissan execs of collusion See in context

Saikawa= Japanese = no court case, a bow will do.

Ghosn= Non- Japanese= locked up and then a sham court case.

All you need to know.....

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Posted in: Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad See in context

Free Hong Kong. America has pledged to defend Taiwan from chinese aggression, it should also defend Hong Kong in its hour of need. China is an appalling country, the world would be so much better if they didn't exist.

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Posted in: Trump says Pelosi may be guilty of treason See in context


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Posted in: Foreign tourists in Kyoto reminded of etiquette via smartphones See in context

Ridiculous! Japanese are the worst offenders everywhere.

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Posted in: UK offers EU last-minute Brexit deal See in context

Brexit will happen soon thank God, with or without a deal. The sooner the UK is out of the accused EU the better!. Brexit now!

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Posted in: Parents of 7-year-old girl missing for 10 days at Yamanashi campsite speak of agony, hope See in context

I am so sorry for the parents, such a terrible thing to happen.

I wonder 2 things. Is is possible she was kidnapped by someone and is still alive somewhere?

Could a spiritualist/psychic try to help locate their daughter. I know that these type of people do help police forces on occasion. Anyway, nothing to lose now.

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Posted in: Tour company Thomas Cook collapses; global bookings for more than 600,000 canceled See in context

OK thanks Tangerine, I didn't know that!

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Posted in: Tour company Thomas Cook collapses; global bookings for more than 600,000 canceled See in context

Actually I am wondering why the UK government didn't bail out TC?? TC needed 200 million but it will cost an estimated 600 million to bring all stranded tourists home!

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Posted in: Tour company Thomas Cook collapses; global bookings for more than 600,000 canceled See in context

Trouble is people (most people?) can book everything themselves on line. These travel agencies are yesterday's companies which are not really needed anymore. The collapse is nothing to do with BREXIT as thinking people will understand. Very sad though, this siuation. So many other comapanies and jobs depend on TC.

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Posted in: Hong Kong's summer of protests leaves economy bruised and battered See in context

I'm still going to take a holiday in HK. I really like it there and enjoy practicing my still admittedly rather weak Cantonese. I support the protestors. Free Hongkong now!!

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Posted in: Principal, another man arrested for allegedly paying for sex with teenage boy See in context

There goes the headmaster's pension. Expensive liason.

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Posted in: What are some tips for keeping motivated if you're in a repetitive job, doing the same thing all day every day? See in context

We go to work to get cash, That's all. But you have to pretend you would give up your life for your company.........

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Posted in: What do you think of the level of security at airports you have been to recently? See in context

El Air have very strict security for obvious reasons. Some passengers were strip searched even.

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Posted in: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity as demand for Hong Kong travel falls See in context

Not just the HK political situation but the airline has really gone downhill in the last 3 years or so. All due to their cost cutting programme following massives losses. As far as possible I avoid Cathay for pleasure and business trips in favour of Singapore Airlines who provide just a great service in both Economy and Business classes.

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Posted in: Digital travelers drive airline and airport passenger strategies See in context

I quite agree Mr. Luddite. Airports are stressful noisy places at the best of times, a necessary evil. Always easier for me to deal with a real living person than a machine.

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Posted in: Financial watchdog probes Japan Post Insurance over fraudulent sales of insurance policies See in context

Lock up the executives and no contact with wives/girlfriends/boyfriends.

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Posted in: UK court: Boris Johnson's suspension of Parliament unlawful See in context

Any lawyers here? English judges say his actions were legal, Scottish judges say it was illegal. People will want to believe whichever verdict suits their political stance of course. Will be interesting to see what the Supreme Court come up with next week.

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