vanityofvanities comments

Posted in: Election campaign promises include potential market-movers See in context

There is a limit politics can do. The most serious problem Japan faces today is the country is running out of steam. If the people of the country is losing out of vital forces, the government cannot do much.

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Posted in: Thieves steal 60,000 persimmons from Gifu orchard See in context

I have never seen an Americans who said he liked persimmons.

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

Ghosn wants a vindication to show it to the Judge of Hell. He didn't do anything bad. He is a victim of bad Japanese Justice.

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Posted in: Biden says U.S. would defend Taiwan against China See in context

It looks like this century is becoming a big competition between U.S. and China. I wish I could live long to see the result of the game.

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Posted in: Kishida calls for greater military capability, spending See in context

We just do not have money. Do not increase national debts further.

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Posted in: Chinese, Russian warships pass through Tsugaru Strait for 1st time See in context

Things do not change very much since the days of the Cold War. Russia and China team up against the west.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea leaders look to deepen ties, despite strains See in context

Differences of perceptions and values come from differences of histories, education, religions etc. - constituting characters of nations and their people. Accordingly, people of Japan and S. Korea have different characteristics. Japan and S. Korea are both considered democratic countries but their democracies are very different from the standards of U.S. and other western countries. I feel they are more reasonable. Let's play more rationally and respect differences of other country than insisting one's own demand to other countries.

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Posted in: Kishida says only LDP capable of protecting Japan from security threats See in context

Why do we not make efforts to promote friendship among us and prosper each other in Asia?

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Posted in: Kishida urges S Korea to do more over wartime row to improve ties See in context

Japanese politicians are poor fighters. If the same thing happens in U.S., they will reject flatly.

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Posted in: Kishida urges S Korea to do more over wartime row to improve ties See in context

The more we talk, the deeper we will bog down. It is easy to understand their nature when we see what's happening in the presidential election there now.

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Posted in: Kishida to seek economic growth before redistributing wealth See in context

Japanese companies moved their factories and offices overseas where land and labor cheaper and taxes lower. Also, they moved their businesses overseas to get around higher yen. The trend will continue under the globalized economy. How can we boost domestic economy under such a condition while the government must spend a lot for the welfare of aging population and debts of the nation swelling?

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Posted in: Kishida says he has no plan to change financial income tax for now See in context

Financial income tax on stocks is now at 20%. If it becomes 25%, it will become very hard for petty investors to earn profits and they will stop investing in stocks. Stock investors win and lose. It is very difficult to win constantly. If they want to raise to 25%, do so to big investors who invest big and win big.

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Posted in: Japan secures 120 mil extra Pfizer vaccine doses for next year See in context

I wonder what are the prices of vaccines that we are getting free ?

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Posted in: Governors want political parties to include tough anti-virus steps in campaign pledges See in context

Kishida changed all three corona related ministers in his new government. This puzzles me very much. The three did good jobs. They experienced a lot and know about the problems. Compared with the three, new ministers are amateur levels. I suspect about their competencies.

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Posted in: Nobel physics prize goes to 3 for climate discoveries See in context

I thought the Nobel prizes for this year would go to researchers who lead to quick development of mRNA anti COVID-19 vaccines. Maybe next year.

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Posted in: Kishida says coronavirus, economy, security top his agenda See in context

They are almost all small potatoes. Without help of Japanese bureaucrats, they cannot do anything.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 196 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,246 See in context

Doctors cannot explain about the sudden drop of the pandemic contractors.

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Posted in: Japan's next PM must work quickly on virus, economy, China See in context

LDP (Liberal Democratic Party) has to change its name to Conservative Democratic Party. Next prime minister will highly be Kishida who is getting support from conservative members of LDP including Abe and Aso groups.

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Posted in: Japan to get new prime minister on Oct 4; general election seen in November See in context

I will miss strong man Suga. They speak nice but they cannot control LDP.

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Posted in: France accuses Australia, U.S. of lying in escalating crisis See in context

This is a business matter. Breach of contract should be solved in a business manner. In addition, national defense supersedes businesses. It is a liberty of Australia. Owning a nuclear sub is more appealing than having non-nuclear subs for Australia and other QUAD member countries against China that is behaving audaciously in the near seas.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 862 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 4,702 See in context

It was a kind of flu that was malignant.

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Posted in: Noda calls for vaccinating children aged 11 and under See in context

She is neither a doctor nor a scientist. Stop utilizing the pandemic for her political ambition. It is OK if Japan can produce enough vaccines by herself. Using foreign made vaccines for that purpose is a shame.

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Posted in: Paralympic closing marks end of Tokyo's 8-year Olympic saga See in context

Due to the outbreak of COVID 19, economic boom by Olympic did not happen and Suga had to resign. However, it was held without confusions and orderliness of Japan was proved.

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Posted in: Double delight as Japan claims two gold in Paralympics badminton See in context

I could not enjoy Paralympics. It is not the sports I can enjoy.

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Posted in: Double delight as Japan claims two gold in Paralympics badminton See in context

Today is the last day of the Paralympics. I am glad regular programs finally come back from tomorrow.

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Posted in: British aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth makes 1st port call in Japan See in context

Biden said U.S. would not help a country that does not have a will to stand up against their own enemies. Britain, France and other western countries will not join the fight to help Japan unless Japan shows spirit of "boots on the ground."

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Posted in: Putin calls absence of Russia-Japan peace treaty 'nonsense' See in context

Russia is not a country of the western civilization. We cannot reason with them.

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Posted in: Ohtani strikes out 8 on 117 pitches as Angels beat Rangers 3-2 See in context

I am glad he is OK with his hand or arm which he had a dead ball the other day. I want he will win ten games.

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Posted in: How COVID response sank Suga See in context

Japanese people are harsh to him. What about Boris Johnson in U.K., Trump in U.S. and others. Are they very successful in containing the pandemic?

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Posted in: Gov't plans lifting alcohol ban even under state of emergency See in context

Some predict the 21st century will be the century of pandemics. Anyway, it is not ending soon. We have to learn to live with pandemics.

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