Obviously none of you have lived in or visited Singapore. Wonderful place! Climate is hot and dry or hot, humid and very wet. Only 3 things you can legally do in Singapore-shop, eat food and make money. Everything else is either illegal or too expensive to do.
So, don't leave your toilet seat up, forget to flush, chew gum, grow your hair long, forget to tuck your shirt into your pants or go out to the pub in crowds larger than 5 people or you can be arrested, jailed and fined a lot of money.
Both I bet. Harper's people aren't known for being internet saavy and the PM has sold his soul to his American corporate masters. Diefenbaker did the same thing years ago when he destroyed Canada's aviation industry by yielding to US demands and it turned out badly for him.
Zenbu loosely translated from Japanese means everything, in entirety as in "I want everything you own!" ie; As I hold a knife to your throat I scream out "Kusama! Omae no mono wa kore kara ore no mono!"
But, no worries... You Americans are used to having a knife held to your throat. I get the feeling that you like it.
Japan is really bad when it comes to hardware, the Japanese Gov't sticks their nose in and makes it hard to get certified for non-Japanese companies. Before we could always count on the Gaijin to whine to the US and there would be action to force the markets open. That doesn't happen much these days. The US is too busy trying to get the Japanese to take their shoes off before boarding the airplane.
Actually it's VERY GOOD. SoftBank gives me a 1.5TB service for my home system and fast keitai service all for under US$40/month. We can have any phone that we want as well, as Softbank carries the largest number of brands in Japan.
"Google having access to everything involving my phone? ha.
Good luck with that, Google."
Gaijin san it sounds like you have something to hide? Is it dirty pictures or plot to overthrow government of North Korea? Google doesn't care but maybe guy in black suit and wearing black googleglass sunglasses will recruit you into NSA.
Let's get something straight from the start. All you dumb, whining Gaijin don't know what you are in for. The Zaiinichi Ninja is about to make the US alphabet soup agencies shoot themselves in the head.
If Masayoshi Son is backing this then Google is not in the driver's seat-he is. Son doesn't back losers, he doesn't let things stop him-that's how the son of a poor Zaiinichi pig farmer broke through the barriers in a country where Japanese Koreans are treated far worse than American Negroes. And he's an expert at manipulating the rules and getting a corrupt and xenophobic bureaucracy to work for him.
Does the streaming service have to be based in the USA? If, for example, Canada or some country other than the US had laws in place that favoured streaming music services, wouldn't it make sense to use those services and boycott the American based services?
That was very Nihonjinron of you. Taking things out of context to twist and misuse is typical of the Japanese court system:Remember that 98% conviction rate we have here? How many times do you think the Judges, the prosecutors and the police have fudged the details in their favour? Looks like the US is learning from us.
As I see it there is a problem. Actually there are many problems and they all lead back to government sponsored stupidity, incompetence and malfeasance.
Thankfully the United States is not a country I live in or even have to deal with. Your government has other plans and is insisting that Japan must koolaid. Unfortunately, everyone who drinks the American koolaid dies in some horrible way. Did you drink the koolaid?
Don't know about the US so much but here in Japan the approach has been very cautious. http://www.jari.or.jp/portals/0/jhfc/e/jhfc/company/index.html I think Toyota was pissed off about the rate of innovation in Japan. Frankly the Koreans are pulling ahead of us on this, they already have a Hydrogen fuel cell power generation plant up and running. And, meanwhile back in Kasumigaseki Abe and crew are still trying to jumpstart reopening nuclear plants and are planning for new ones.
We Japanese don't have an altruistic bone in our bodies. It's wonderful that Toyota has in one fell swoop ensured that their cars will be dominant in the coming years.
As many of the small manufacturers of automobiles start to use and make improvements to Toyota's original designs the prices of engine parts will go down. As improvements occur Toyota's R&D people will be able to cherry pick amongst what works best and make improvements of their own.
The oil industry is going to have to make major changes in their operations. They will have to push their R&D people to figure out how to extract Hydrogen economically from water. And how to do it without leaving mountains of impurities behind.
The next thing they're going to need to figure out is how to deliver, store and safely pump the Hydrogen into the car's "gas tank"
Best yet, this is not limited to just autos and cars. Now that the patents are out there, there is potential for this technology to be implemented in ships, aircraft, large scale and portable power generation (abayo genshiryoku hatsudensho) and just about everything that currently makes use of an engine built by Toyota.