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888naffJun. 19, 2013 - 03:29PM JST
I hear airbus were the winner at the recent paris airshow re orders of their equivalent to the 787. Boeing don't need much more bad news. However this sector of the plane sales is expected to be a very big market in the next decade so Boeing have alot to loose/alot to gain.
Posted in: United 787 Dreamliner heading to Tokyo diverted to Seattle
888naffJun. 19, 2013 - 03:23PM JST
"deficit widens on import costs" This is the biggest problem that abenomics is not looking at.
Japan needs to sort out its energy supply now that its scared of nuclear. It costing the country all the fuel they are now importing. Forget what abenomics can do with the risk that involves.
Also when will the lazy international media realize that the yen isn't weak..it's just not stupidly high as it was recently, just now high. Just stop looking at then editing and printing a forex graph that has only a couple of years on the scale and call that news.
Posted in: Japan's May trade deficit widens on import costs
888naffJun. 14, 2013 - 05:43PM JST
Cant stand her. She always looks so embarrassing when she is trying to push her way to the front of any tv event, kohaku,etc.
Hey look at me...well, mind your own as others have said; you cant control everything.
Posted in: Wada says Mari Yaguchi should apologize over illicit affair
888naffJun. 04, 2013 - 05:52PM JST
This was news a couple of years ago I recall when they were looking at alternative location to base u.s. troops.
I thought at the time the brasher Osaka people would be better equipped than their more timid neighbours down in Okinawa to deal with out of line behaviour from troops that you inevitably get anywhere they are based round the world.
Posted in: Osaka offers to host Osprey training drills
888naffMay. 29, 2013 - 04:49PM JST
Surely the Japanese have more potential to bring more to the table in knowhow in this sector currently.
Posted in: SoftBank-Sprint merger gets U.S. security green light
888naffMay. 28, 2013 - 05:10PM JST
Posted in: Should marijuana use be legalized?
888naffMay. 22, 2013 - 01:21AM JST
every one knows that.
...oh seems they don't.
.....maybe their school text books wernt good enough.
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
888naffMay. 18, 2013 - 06:03PM JST
China and Sk would hate it if Japan shoehorned daily like for example the uk does another patriotic war related themed story into their tv coverage to pay homage to the efforts of their people during previous wars.
Maybe China and Sk should behave to Japan more like the uk and others in terms of their attitude to Germany as they like to quote Germany so much.
They will also see then that most countries at least once a year pay respect or thought to their military.
I think Japan doesnt much if at all by comparison shoe horn the military into daily Japan life, so once a year is a very little deal. Reaction is mostly just politics from SK and China for their own internal means.
Posted in: Abe defends right to visit Yasukuni Shrine
888naffMay. 17, 2013 - 03:31AM JST
Looks like the just one Okinawan person they reported from in this article (news title then changes to [whole] Okinawa demands), it looks like they twisted what he said, then got upset - as he was talking about the sex industry not Okinawan people.
Although it's not hard to see that talking in his general tone would ruffle feathers in Okinawa.
Posted in: Okinawan women demand apology from Hashimoto
888naffMay. 17, 2013 - 03:14AM JST
so from Hashimoto's own words:
"It is a result of the tragedy of the war that they became comfort women against their will. The responsibility for the war also lies with Japan. We have to politely offer kind words to [former] comfort women."
time to politely act as he says.
The bbc was one of only a few English language sites I could find that made an attempt to report more of Hashimoto's original speech and add a bit of "context" to it. Most other English language reports just reported the headline comfort women necessary and didn't report the rest of what Hashimoto had to say. I would expect that from news sources/governments/china/SK that are just trying to stir emotions or get web page clicks.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
888naffMay. 12, 2013 - 05:11PM JST
Foreign imported vandalism.
Did Japan have grafitti in any magnitude before the "west"?
Posted in: Graffiti - art or vandalism?
888naffMay. 02, 2013 - 06:06PM JST
"The United States should be just as concerned as other countries about a rise in Japanese nationalism"
Dear China, can you provide a list of "other" countries that are "concerned" about this?
...shouldn't take long to write.
Posted in: China says U.S. should be concerned about Japanese nationalism
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 08:45PM JST
Also there are plenty of stories on JT covering untrustworthy US exporters sending product that does not fit the legal requirements as previously agreed for import to Japan.
Quality(even health) as well as economics with be dimensions of FTA.
Posted in: U.S. farmers expect Japan to slash tariffs in TPP talks
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 08:41PM JST
"Oh and btw US meat is not sub-par by any standards."
That's why some US farmers are pushing for legal protection to make it harder to investigate bad farmers, which there are enough.
search BBC for US animal laws 'may impact globally': www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22098224
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 05:28PM JST
US farmers expect Japan to buy sub par meat too..
888naffApr. 16, 2013 - 12:20AM JST
gogogoAPR. 15, 2013 - 03:10PM JST
IAEA: Please find that Tepco don't know what the hell they are doing.
Actually they already found them, to know what they were doing last time they checked.
Posted in: IAEA begins fresh probe into Fukushima nuclear accident
888naffApr. 02, 2013 - 04:26AM JST
smithinjapanAPR. 01, 2013 - 03:38PM JST
I see Google and Samsung have yet again quickly latched on to an Apple idea. They'll probably try to make their versions the size of your lower arm.
Dd you read the article? the following part for example:
The idea of the connected watch has been around for at least a decade: Microsoft had one in 2003. And some devices are already on the market including from Sony, the crowdfunded maker Pebble and Italian-based firm i’m.
just like their ipad, I guess Apple copied from Microsoft again ...(sarcasm)
Posted in: Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say
888naffMar. 27, 2013 - 07:47PM JST
It always comes across more disrespectful and arrogant if you commit a crime in another country, blatantly in this case.
Will this be store on the systems for the next time they show their passport at visa control?
Posted in: Two Russian women arrested for not paying taxi fare, assaulting driver
888naffMar. 24, 2013 - 01:52AM JST
International news reporting is so brief. Wheres the chart that shows the yen is still very high as opposed really very high a few months ago compared with normal before the current finacial crisis from 2008. The difference is massive.. It's still high, calling it weak just shows the weak reporting we get for news.
Posted in: Toyota to lift domestic output due to weak yen
888naffMar. 24, 2013 - 01:47AM JST
Weak yen? Since when
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:23PM JST
So is this basically a copy of US NRA regulations? Are there any notable differences?
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog outlines new safety requirements for nuclear plants
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:17PM JST
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Posted in: At least 50 terror plots foiled by U.S. spy programs: NSA chief
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:11PM JST
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Posted in: Middle-aged males suffering from epidemic of wife-induced disease
"suicides drops below 30,000 for first time in 15 years"
That's nearly half a million people.…
Posted in: No. of suicides drops below 30,000 for first time in 15 years
Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:07PM JST
therougou: "This Brazil team can still turn out to be good, but we will have to…
Posted in: Japan looks to avoid early exit from Confederations Cup