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3RENSHOJan. 21, 2016 - 10:40PM JST
Investigators have found the bus' transmission may have been stuck in neutral position. This would mean that engine-assisted braking was not possible.
3RENSHOJan. 13, 2016 - 06:36PM JST
"..while Takuya Kimura is presumed to have decided to remain,"
Translation: Kimutaku was taking the lion's share of the profits and so finally the others got fed up.
Posted in: Idol group SMAP rumored to be splitting after 28 years
3RENSHODec. 02, 2015 - 04:46PM JST
"let's assume, simply because Kuroda didn't like Kurmi or vice versa (!)"
On the contrary, (former monk) Kurumi wanted (victim) Kuroda; if he could not have her, then no-one could have her!
Posted in: Ex-Buddhist monk gets 16 years for killing woman in Matsuyama
3RENSHONov. 05, 2015 - 09:30PM JST
"How far by bicycle?"
140.5 kilometres to Shuzenji, so it would take all day, depending on your average speed... but certainly NOT recommended due to heavy traffic.
Posted in: Cycling body close to agreement on Tokyo Olympic venue move
3RENSHONov. 05, 2015 - 04:44PM JST
"Just yesterday in Japan a woman was injured when her Takada-made airbag exploded as she drove..." No, the woman was not driving; she was a passenger in the vehicle, a Nissan X-Trail. The accident occurred in Ito City, Izu.
"...cutting her up pretty badly thanks to the metal parts flying out." As reported by local news networks, the woman received injuries to her face and left arm.
Posted in: U.S. gov't fines Takata $70 million in air bag recall case
3RENSHOOct. 28, 2015 - 08:05AM JST
"Gambling in Japan is generally illegal"
Heh, heh, heh...
Posted in: Yu Darvish's brother arrested in Japan over gambling
3RENSHOOct. 22, 2015 - 09:47PM JST
"Looks like this company..."
Posted in: Flight of the Phoenix
3RENSHOOct. 19, 2015 - 07:07PM JST
"cat shot" = steam-powered catapult-assisted launch of an aircraft from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
"trap" = cable-arrested by tailhook landing on aircraft carrier deck
3RENSHOOct. 08, 2015 - 09:40PM JST
"But in the classroom, it's (girl) san..."
Actually it is (girl)-chan!
Posted in: To –san or not to –san? Should you use the Japanese honorific suffix when speaking English?
3RENSHOSep. 06, 2015 - 04:03PM JST
"Such glasses are widely available in Japan..."
Widely available? I haven't seen such glasses at Cainz Home...
Posted in: 'Safe' screens touted for those who just can't look away
3RENSHOAug. 16, 2015 - 08:04AM JST
Posted in: 4-year-old girl killed by sightseeing ride at Iwate leisure facility
3RENSHOAug. 15, 2015 - 07:05PM JST
HA! HA! HA!
Posted in: Hopes high for karate's inclusion in 2020 Olympics
3RENSHOAug. 08, 2015 - 08:39AM JST
"Looking for something new to do after taking a much needed break and time with the family."
Translation = unemployed. His Linkedin page also states; "Education - Not Important"
3RENSHOAug. 02, 2015 - 06:58PM JST
** "See you soon. I'll grab some milk on my way home",**
One percent? Or even worse (GAG) 0.5%?
Posted in: Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand
3RENSHOJul. 19, 2015 - 04:58PM JST
"...believes the company falsified financial statements and will recommend as early as September"
TRANSLATION: "Everything has already been negotiated behind closed doors and now we will put off any action until September to give the general populace time to forget."
Posted in: Regulators to seek penalty on Toshiba for false accounting
3RENSHOJul. 06, 2015 - 04:29PM JST
Conspicuously omitted from the article is the altitude...
Posted in: 2 men die after falling into cardiac arrest while mountain climbing in Niigata
3RENSHOJun. 14, 2015 - 09:53AM JST
"That stuff will give you a bad hangover if you drink more than a couple of cups of it."
Agreed. May as well drink paint remover.
Posted in: Tax agency considers protected designation for Japanese sake
3RENSHOJun. 07, 2015 - 04:47PM JST
Carnage shown on TV news report suggests that high speed was a factor...
Posted in: 4 killed, 4 injured in Hokkaido car collision
3RENSHOMay. 24, 2015 - 06:32PM JST
"Private jet with a private kitchen and toilet. Nice."
It isn't quite as luxurious as you might think; the "toilet"... depending on airframe manufacturer, is nothing more than a removable seat cushion over a commode (concealed chamber pot) typically located in the aft-most seating (nearest the tail), and privacy curtain is an OEM option.
Posted in: Depp storms off 'Pirates' set in pursuit of wife
3RENSHOApr. 04, 2015 - 09:08AM JST
If the truck was equipped with air brakes, then the driver did not apply the 'Park' brake (by pulling a red handle on the dash) before he got out of the cab.
Posted in: Worker killed by truck without driver at construction site
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Feb. 11, 2016 - 01:26PM JST
The Democrats have almost no chance. After nearly 10 miserable years of Democrat caused misery, mistakes,…
Posted in: Why Bernie Sanders can win the White House
Feb. 11, 2016 - 01:22PM JST
Taiwan considered asking China for aid, but in a previous disaster learned that there were political…
Posted in: Japan to extend $1 mil in quake relief aid to Taiwan
Feb. 11, 2016 - 01:21PM JST
Entombment is the only "clean up effort" worth doing by TEPCO in a situation such as…
Posted in: Risky work
Feb. 11, 2016 - 01:18PM JST
Quote: "The third one refused to set off hers when she realised her parents and siblings…
Posted in: 58 die in Nigeria suicide bomb attacks
Feb. 11, 2016 - 01:17PM JST
Give her a break! She no doubt knows the name and just got momentarily confused by…
Posted in: Northern islands minister criticized for not knowing island name
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