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Posted in: New bill will block convicted sex offenders from jobs involving children See in context

Japan ceases to amaze.

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Posted in: Japan racks up ¥462.5 bil trade deficit as imports balloon due to cheap yen See in context

Print trillions of yen to finance your reckless spending which in turn destroys your currency and then blame imports.

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Posted in: Toyota posts record ¥4.94 tril net profit See in context

4.9 trillion of worthless yen

-18 ( +3 / -21 )

Posted in: Average price of Tokyo area condo up 9.5% to record high in FY2023 See in context

B-U-B-B-L-E ! ! !

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Posted in: Nikkei leads Asian market retreat as Middle East tensions flare See in context

How about Ueda from the BOJ acknowledging that he might have to raise interest rates to shore up the yen?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan's inflation slows to 2.6% in March but rate hike still likely See in context

The government is fooling no one. Hesitance to raise interest rates is the acknowledgment of an asset bubble resembling the earlier 1990's. Inflation has outstripped any wage hikes over the past three years, hence the terrible stagflation. CPI excludes food and energy so the pain is real.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Posted in: Tesla shares tumble below $150 per share, giving up all gains made over the past year See in context

Stock market /price has never been a clear indicator of the fundamentals of the economy or business. Take a good look at the Nikkei225. Tesla is a revolutionary company, transforming the automotive industry with it's tech and manufacturing prowess. At these levels, its a buying opportunity

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Posted in: Chinese media call Japan 'two-faced' for seeking closer ties while warning of China threat See in context

China is Japan's biggest trade partner while America is Japan's security partner. Facing two ways so it's not too far off

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Posted in: Biden suggests he may block Nippon Steel deal, seeks to triple tariffs on Chinese steel See in context

It's a national security issue. It would raise eyebrows in any country if the largest steel producer was to be acquired by a foreign entity.

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Posted in: Seoul, Tokyo vow 'appropriate action' on weak yen and won See in context

Keep on vowing while printing 60 billion USD worth of yen a month to artificially keep your interest rates near zero. Hope it's not anything like 1992

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Posted in: Japan records trade deficit for third straight fiscal year despite recovering exports See in context

Numbers don't lie. Death of the yen

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

Posted in: Japan's Paris Olympic Games uniforms unveiled See in context

Blue!!!!!

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Posted in: Japan lower house OKs bill to allow joint custody after divorce See in context

Good news to hear

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Posted in: Japan's population falls below 125 mil; down for 13th straight year See in context

Declining demographics and growing debt. A recipe for disaster

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Posted in: Japanese astronaut to be first non-American to set foot on moon See in context

Wonder how much tax money Kishida forked over for this ego trip

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: Kishida cracks jokes and invokes 'Star Trek' as he and Biden toast U.S.-Japan alliance at state dinner See in context

Japan so desperate to pander to an outgoing president. Sad!

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Posted in: Shizuoka governor quits after disparaging comments about farmers See in context

I thought he was a beloved political figure in Shizuoka. Couldn't be anything related to his opposition to the Mag-Leg route running through the prefecture?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Posted in: U.S. comedian Jimmy Kimmel says he was blown away by Japan’s bathrooms See in context

The pinnacle of Japan Inc in 2024! All jokes aside, Japan has the best toilets in the world

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Posted in: Japan's central bank survey finds less optimistic manufacturers, but happier service sector See in context

SME manufacturers must be taking a beating. Wake up BOJ

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Posted in: More than 2,800 food, beverage items to cost more from April See in context

Importing inflation further worsening the stagflation. MMT in action with hyperinflation on the horizon. BOJ needs to wake up

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Posted in: Record 63% of Japanese in financial stress, poll shows See in context

If you combine the 30 percent on fixed income (nenkin) and the working poor(contract workers), that sound about right Very sad

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Posted in: Ohtani says he never bet on sports; claims interpreter Mizuhara stole money, told lies See in context

Otani has a team of people working for him. This most of course includes his finances. Multiple wire transfers equating to 4.5 million would most definitely raise red flags. Excuses like him not understand the US banking system and blah blah is comical. I sincerely hope the evidence clears his name but I know exactly 700 million reasons as to why he might lie.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan sees record cannabis cases in 2023; 70% among young people See in context

Japan being so uptight, would benefit from a bit of the green. The trend will only grow as more countries reassesses their stances on alcohol which is far more damaging on every level. Huge percentage of crimes worldwide including Japan, involve alcohol.

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Posted in: Gov't to require sex offense checks for those applying to work with children See in context

You would think such a requirement was already in place. Better late than never.

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Posted in: Dollar tops 150 yen as BOJ ends negative rates See in context

Will we retest 152 and beyond?

-5 ( +9 / -14 )

Posted in: Bank of Japan ends negative interest rate policy, opting for its first hike in 17 years See in context

More of the same but in a slightly different shade. Grim outlook for the yen

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Posted in: Nissan, Honda to explore partnership in electric vehicles See in context

Hope they can stick it Toyota! Go Honda!

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Posted in: Thai tourist hotspot Chiang Mai tops world's most polluted cities See in context

That's sad. Used to be beautiful place with nots of nature a few crowds

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Why is anti-Japanese sentiment remaining from the World War II era almost non-existent in Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and Indonesia, unlike in China and South Korea? See in context

I would assume it's because China and Korea were the main victims of the atrocities committed by the Japanese during WW2. Comment of the day comes from someone who clearly has never read up on WW2 history.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

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