wtfjapan comments

Posted in: Park place See in context

This is the most dumb thing i ever see.

actually while not perfect it isnt a dumb idea, one of these lifts will set you back about million yen, theyre very strong as theyre cemented about 2m into the ground, those supporting beams can easily hold double the weight of that car. considering that rental parking can set your back 300,000 or more a year in Tokyo if you have two cars but only one parking space as this owner seems to have then a car lift will pay for itself in less than 3~4 yrs. If the owner can afford a new Merc then why would he want to drive a K car which inst nearly as safe. Even though you dont need a parking certificate from the police for K cars you still have to park them somewhere or risk getting it towed or ticketed regularly. Anybody who owns more than one car but lives in a crowded apartment building this option isnt a crazy as it seems. Or you can move to the country and have parking for 10cars like me. LOL

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Posted in: Park place See in context

Life in Tokyo? You can keep it...

exactly, meanwhile I look through my door and the car ive got parked in my garage on my quickjacks as Im changing parts on it, then walk out into my drive way with my other 3 cars ive got parked there, living in my 440 sq/m home I purchased for less than the price of a 2 bedroom apartment in the city. Oh the joys of rural living

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Posted in: Currency provision won't be in Japan-U.S. trade deal: Aso See in context

there is no provisions because then the US would be bound by them also, cant stop that money printing press when you need it the most hey

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Posted in: Japan will consider release of oil reserves if necessary See in context

If the price of oil rises to the $80-$90

its doubtful itll get that high again, 1, because the US is pumping much of it own oil now. 2, when we had the last oil spike before the GFC many people started to buy hybrids , now electric cars are coming to market and their prices are comparative to ICE oil companies know that expensive prices will just accelerate the move towards electric and away from ICE cars meaning less customer for its products. They see it now and its the reason the Saudis are trying to diversify its assets away from oil before its too late

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Posted in: Japan will consider release of oil reserves if necessary See in context

If the price of oil rises to the $80-$90

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. has reached trade deals with Japan; no word on cars See in context

Yet Trumpophiles will scream that it's a huge victory.

now the US has basically the same lowered tariffs as the other TPP members, now the US has to try and claw back that market share they lost since the TPP members have had lower tariffs for longer by staying with the TPP. YUGE YUGE win for Trump!? LOL

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Posted in: Johnson says he will obey the law but still take UK out of EU on Oct 31 See in context

Better out of the money sucking EU than in, I say...

oh the EU will be sucking the UK dry in terms of jobs and manufacturing, when UK businesses see that manufacturing in the EU is more economical without the tariffs they'll be leaving in droves. Make no mistake the EU will make being in the EU more advantageous than not, the UK will learn that in the coming years.

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Posted in: U.S. to expand low-tariff quota for Japanese beef See in context

The naysayers, as usual, poo-poo any kind of progress, but in reality this is a win-win.

same as the TPP members with Japan, the US and Japan trade minister both stated that US wouldn't be getting any lower tarriffs than the other TPP members, but since Trump pulled out of the TPP, US exporters have lost market share to TPP members who had a head start on the lower tariffs, now the US has to play catch up in the market share they lost since pulling out of the TPP in favor of an almost identical FTA with Japan. not as much of a win win for the US side as it is for the TPP members.

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Posted in: Mayor of town in Miyagi bemoans lack of Olympic funds See in context

Not enough people step forward so they get stepped on.

agreed , programmed young to comply and not complain, yet its the lack of protest and complaint by the Japanese which is why they continually get walked over by the government and big business. A harmonious society isnt always happy faces and roses that many think it is

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Posted in: Japan Inc increasingly hit by trade war, but few shifting from China: poll See in context

all the other countries leaders are upset with America because soon they will have to deal with all the junk China makes. Thank God America woke up!

actually as this article states most non American companies arent leaving China, anybody with half a brain knows the Chinese domestic market will be the largest in the world within 30yrs and anybody who wants to be left out of a middle class market of almost 500million people is just plain stupid. Even most American companies will keep a presence in China, they know manufacturing in China for the Chinese market will be the most efficient compared to importing those same products.

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Posted in: Minnesota governor says Japan can't pick up U.S.-China trade war slack See in context

 "There's not enough market in the rest of the world to absorb our capacity."

and what was that about China needing America more than vice versa!? In terms of agriculture that myth is just that. Meanwhile Brazil and Argentina are happily taking up that market share America has lost to China, that easy to win trade war doesn't seem so easy now does it.

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Posted in: Hog cholera infection detected at Japanese agriculture lab See in context

It obviously came from abroad.

so what if it came from abroad, its the lax quarantine and farm hygiene in Japan which allows it to spread, I mean how many outbreaks of foot in mouth, pig flue, bird flue hog cholera, mad cow disease outbreaks have there been in Japan over the years Ive lost count. At least Japanese can now buy from countries like Australia and NZ that have almost no outbreaks in the last 50yrs. Food safety Japan image is almost non existentant in my view.

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Posted in: U.S. beaten by France 89-79 in basketball World Cup quarterfinals See in context

I love how the US always comes up with the "we didnt send our top players" when it actually means the top players or their teams dont want them to go. When you push all the BS aside it basically comes down to the love of money over the love of country. You can just look at which country sends their best players to see which players truly look at representing their country as their highest honor even when they get paid big money in the leagues they represent

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

Isn't it unlawful for the government to refuse to carry out the will of the people as expressed in referendums?

but it wasnt a referendum, it was a non legally binding vote, I think it may be time for a legally binding referendum on Brexit, votes should be 1. Stay. 2. leave without deal. 3. leave with deal. just a guess but iod expect the results to be very different this time round.

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Posted in: U.S. hints at rice concession in Japan trade talks See in context

The TPP was a bad deal, heck, even Hillary admitted that in the end. LOL

a bad deal yet America has basically signed up to a similar deal with Japan that Japan signed up with the other TPP members. Seems like America were the ones feeling disadvantaged by being out of the TPP, so why the need to pull out in the first place. From one bad deal to the next it would seem LOL

meanwhile that trade war with China see many of Americas farmers being disadvantaged to Sth American farmers taking all their market share.

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Posted in: U.S. hints at rice concession in Japan trade talks See in context

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue "gets us back on parity with our competitors,"

now also confirmed by the US side, so basically Trump withdrew from the TPP decided it needed a separate FTA with Japan, only to be given almost the same conditions as the TPP members, now its "back on parity with our competitors" it has to play catch up in the market share its lost since not being apart of the TPP. Master negotiator indeed. LOL

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Posted in: Johnson tells parliament: You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit See in context

Welcome to democracy.

agreed, now if Boris will just follow the laws of the UK and negotiate a deal with the EU since the law now states a no deal Brexit is illegal. got to love democracy, well at least when it works in your favor , right!?

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Posted in: Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy See in context

When you take the job, you serve at the pleasure of the president and if you don’t agree or your worldview doesn’t fit with the presidents word for you, then you should resign,

actually its the job of the POTUS to listen to his advisors, they have more much experience in their fields than the president. But no Trump doesn't listen , he thinks he know better than everybody and his botch policies with Russia, NK and Iran is proof of that

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Posted in: Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy See in context

The world's been a safer place since Jan 20, 2017. LMFAO.

Russia developing new hypersonic weapons, Iran back to developing nukes, NK testing more missiles to deliver its nukes, guess who made that all possible. and no it wasnt that previous black man in the white house

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Posted in: Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy See in context

Trump's working on it. We have draw-downs going on in Syria and Afghanistan as we speak.

like hes working on that wall that Mexico paying for and that trade war with China, NK giving up its nukes, still nothing, been hearing that same old "working on it" excuse for the last 3yrs

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Posted in: Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy See in context

The haters of Bolton should praising the President for this news. Thank you for your service Mr. Bolton.

why praise Trump!? hell just replace him with another right wing nutjob

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Posted in: Trump slams John Legend for not helping with justice reform See in context

That didn’t stop liberals from attacking him, a child. I know you were outraged about that, right?

plenty of outrage when Trump started locking up children separated from their parents at the border

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Posted in: Pompeo looking forward to completed U.S.-Japan trade deal at U.N. General Assembly See in context

This will only put more pressure on China to get with the program and agree to a trade deal that doesn't screw the U.S. why if they wanted to put pressure on the US theyd join the TPP, Trumpsters are just grasping at anything about now, you know becuase that easy to win trade war isnt winning anything. Seems like Chinas playing the long game and theyve a got all the time in the world.

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Posted in: Pompeo looking forward to completed U.S.-Japan trade deal at U.N. General Assembly See in context

This looks like another yuge win for President Trump. MAGA!

yet as Japans trade minister stated the US didnt get any lower tarriffs than what was given to the TPP members, so Trump withdrew from an agreement only to make a similar agreement under a FTA, yuge win!? total waste of time since now American farmers have to play catchup for the markets lost to its TPP rivals. MAWA make America wait again

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Posted in: Nissan chief Saikawa to step down Sept 16; successor to be named See in context

Never buy a new car, soon as you move it you loose at least 50% value. By a second hand one cheap. 

agreed , owned over 30 cars since ive been in Japan, currently own 4 , never bought a new in my life, yet I

do own a 2yr old Nissan with 15,000km but only because I got it at about half new car price at auction.

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Posted in: Nissan chief Saikawa to step down Sept 16; successor to be named See in context

 everyone pretty much are unified in saying much of the compensation system was setup under Ghosn instructions. so Ghosn set it up, Ghosn and Saikawa and maybe others profited from that system, yet Ghosn is the only one who went to jail over accusations he broke the law, yet Saikawa didnt!? Ignorance isnt an excuse in the eyes of the law

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Posted in: Johnson tells parliament: You can tie my hands, but I will not delay Brexit See in context

Best PM in a long time,

PM not elected by the people , trying to force through a mandate that wasnt voted for by the people of the UK (no-deal Brexit) and willingly breaking the laws of the UK even after hes said hed respect those laws. democracies great unless decisions dont go your way hey!

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Posted in: Britain's Johnson vows to fight on despite Brexit blows See in context

Brexit is a serious matter. It's not a game.

of course its a serious matter, but Bozo and his minions seem to think that a no-deal will suddenly make the EU come running back to the negotiating table. If anything they seem more determined to close it once and for all. Make no mistake the UK will suffer far more over the long term from a no-deal Brexit, the EU knows this so does the UK , I think the bluff is well and truly spent. Anybody who puts a countries economic future at risk over a bluff doesn't deserve to lead the UK

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Posted in: Trump says he canceled secret Taliban meeting at Camp David after Kabul bombing See in context

Too bad, would have done him some good.

Agreed , a bit of service in Vietnam, walking through the jungle dodging bullets in firefights and watching your friends die, it does a lot to a persons morality and modesty. Seems like Trump could have bettered himself because of it. Instead he hid behind daddy's money and faked it. Hence the rightly named Cadet Bonespurs

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Posted in: Man arrested for memorizing over 1,300 customers’ credit card info, using it online See in context

photographic memory doesnt = higher intelligence,

I mean if his intelligence equalled his memory powers he would he wouldnt have got caught.all the cards he memorised and used it wouldnt take much investigation to realise the link of all the cards and that had been used at the company he was working for. Then he made the mistake of writing them all down paper. and delivering the illegally bought good to his home address. Genius indeed. LOL

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