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AU_user_since_1998Mar. 24, 2015 - 06:43AM JST
Visionaries are always mocked by fools. (Visionary Japan are always mocked by fools).
Just like some uptakers here are concerned that the life span of concrete will crumble in 50 to 80 years.
Heaven forbid, this is not the middle-ages. On the contrary, water-proof cement (in concrete-mixing technology) was invented by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago. Water-proof cement plus ANTI-sea-water corrosion was invented in the 18th centuries, applied to several lighthouses built in the middle of the sea which still stand to the present time.
Posted in: Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 23, 2015 - 08:52PM JST
Most of the uptakers here are reckless of assertion that this endeavor is riddled with corruption. Most of you do not live here in Japan who can obviously tell that your country's corruption is more severe than here in Japan ... for those who are living here, I ask you to present proof. Your assertion (about corruption) with no proof can also be denied without a proof.
You can read this link below. Or you Google FUDAI SEA WALL for more info.
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 18, 2015 - 11:54PM JST
Oil import will further decrease.
5 Power Utility Companies are no longer accepting energy from solar because of over capacity at noon time.
And now, this year, Japan will apply comprehensively the NAS BATTERY technology and probably the next-gen Lithium-Ion battery used in cars to store large percentage of the energy from solar while there is sunlight (variable energy will be given to the grid real time and be controlled accordingly.
Japan is the world's top-caliber in NAS Battery and can store dozens (to a hundred) of MW of energy for 6 to 8 hours gradual re-supply to the grid. This will be the day when oil price will never go up again. In the long run, will narrow down trade deficit of Japan.
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit narrows as lower oil prices reduce imports
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 17, 2015 - 03:57PM JST
Wandering to some restricted areas are not uncommon specially when the separation of the arrival and departure area or lobby or passage are just ropes or temporary barricade of light materials.
Posted in: Oblivious Chinese tourists wander back into Naha airport’s departure area, causing chaos
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 15, 2015 - 09:01AM JST
China just give 100 billions USD in the last decade for africa, same for US and UE , so Japan really has nothing to brag about
China just give 100 billions USD in the last decade for africa, same for US and UE , so Japan really has nothing to brag about
There is no China here in the official UN contributors list from 1990 to 2010.
Besides who has the proof that Japan government is neglecting the Tohoku Evacuees.
It does not mean that even though you have the money, you can do everything about on your mind. Japan is a democratic country and she cannot just flatten the mountain in a short period of time and let the former coastal villagers and residents live in the new flattened mountains. Japanese govt is doing this slowly, she had bought some farmlands and uplands for possible permanent relocation. She is now considering some mega-dikes as high as 15-meters.
Posted in: Japan promises $4 billion in aid to prevent disasters over four years
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 15, 2015 - 01:47AM JST
Abe and Japan is doing it for humanity and we must be thankful about it.
All those anti-Abe here, tell your respective countries to give 4 Billion in this endeavor instead so that PM Abe will no longer give Japan 4 Billion outside Japan.
Tell your respective countries to give billions of USD per year in Africa and other UN agencies instead of Japan so that Abe can feed the 250,000 people of Tohoku.
AU_user_since_1998Mar. 02, 2015 - 09:30PM JST
Those who do not want to pay NHK yet still living Japan, please establish and create your own "galapagos island-country" and make your own rules and laws. You can build your own OTT/VOD if you like.
Paying 1,350 Yen per month is a noble contribution to the technological advancement in TV technology and Japanese society. NHK-payment law was enacted long before you came here in Japan.
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 28, 2015 - 11:09PM JST
This is how Apple got huge profit margin.
Posted in: Record iPhone sales drive blowout quarter for Apple
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 24, 2015 - 06:24PM JST
KA_CHAN, you seems to be living outside Japan and not even bother reading about how Japan industrial complex built more than 90% of F-15, F2, F1, F4-Phantom, all Navy ships except the Aegis Battle Systems, 18 Super-Silent diesel-electric submarine (the most sopisticated diesel-electric submarine in the world), missile systems (only that there is a self-imposed 200-km range limit). Japan just built 100% design P1 submarine hunter (rival to P8 Poseidon of USA). Japan usually buy less then a dozen 100% USA-made fighter jets then they mass produce it using Japanese industrial complex and much of the avionics and components.
But as I've said, Japan will not put boots on the ground... and need not be doing it. Proxy war is more than enough.
By just giving several millions worth of ammunition and artillery shells to the Kurds will do more harm or havoc to the ISIS. And not to be granted, the Digital Trunk Radio Systems or Digital enrypted Walkie-talkie sold in Akihabara and made by Japanese UHF/VHR Field-Radio companies.
Posted in: Abe briefing document rules out Japan strike on Islamic State
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 24, 2015 - 03:08PM JST
The JSDF, specially the Air and Maritime SDF, were and are designed to fight the Soviet Union, China and now Russia in conventional warfare with 300 prime Jet Fighters of F-15, F2 and F4-J. Dragon Lady and some uptakers here don't know about Japan's capability. At any given time, there are several dozens of fighter pilots already in G-suits ready to take off within 2 5 minutes. at least one squadron in any airbase have fighter jets already warmed-up and ready to fly anytime and this was since 1960's.
In 1983 when the Soviet Union shot the Korean Air Lines B747 over Sakhalin, the Japan's Naval Intelligence had pickup and decoded Soviet Communications facilities right from Inland Soviet up to the pilot. That was in 1983. How much more these days. Japanese missiles and artillery are very much accurate within 200-km range, the weaponry by which Kurdistan needs. But of course, it is advisable not to offer ground forces from the JASDF.
All Japan should do immediately is to finance the Kurdistan with bullets and ammunition so that even the women soldiers of Kurdistan can take ISIS soldiers out of their territory. Air bombing of ISIS will be done once the Kurdistan Army pin-pointed their locations. Just 4 hours ago, the US coalition reported that in the last 24 hours they made more than 25 aerial bombing of ISIS equipment and several buildings with ISIS fighters in it. If Japan join the coalition, more than 40 aerial bombings can be done in 24-hours.
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 24, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
Without criticizing PM Abe for what he should or would do, in your thinking, tell us what you will do if you are the prime minister of Japan in this case.
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 24, 2015 - 09:03AM JST
This is not an ordinary crime of rape of Japanese outside Japan, street-robbery with murder against Japanese tourists, crime-organization's criminal act against Japanese, and the likes. In these cases, they just victimized Japanese as individual and the criminals purpose is only about money or lustful desire. Sometimes, they make demand for ransom addressed to the family or company where the Japanese works.
But this time, the purpose of the abduction and ransom demand from the two Japanese is specifically for and addressed to the Japanese Government and the it should be the government who should pay.
So I agree if PM Abe send two YUGA-CLASS helicopter carriers with as many Apaches on it. Give them hellfire missiles. Or send squadron of F-4J Phantom and join the air-campaign. If this is not yet allowed under Japanese Laws, make it as logistical support only and paint all the airplane with USAF markings.
And of course, don't forget to join the destruction of the MONEY TRAIL going to ISIS. Japan should join massive surveillance of bank transactions and individuals going out of Japan with lots of Japanese currency inside their bags and pockets. If Japanese Spy Satellites can already read plate numbers of cars, then it is easier to recognize armed men within ISIS-controlled areas.
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 24, 2015 - 08:48AM JST
The supplier of BURGER KING french fries is McCAIN FOODS and since 1999, no longer using GMO potatoes. So for those updated fellows out there, please tell us if McDonalds is still using GMO potatoes.
Posted in: KFC Japan runs out of french fries due to U.S. industrial dispute
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 24, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
If it is GMO-potatoes or MONSANTO-supplied variety of potatoes, GOOD-RIDDANCE.
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 15, 2015 - 07:25AM JST
The USA had almost twice as that of Japan in UN budget.
It is natural to be that way because the USA is part the Security COuncil and most of the payment it gives were part of UN Peacekeeping Organization.
In the US it maybe zero for some states but most do have. (You add also the local or state tax then the average is about 10%). There are poor people in the USA than in Japan. The poverty rate in the USA is more than in Japan. There are several macro-economic factors why Japan factories for TV, home appliances, home toiletries were closed and transferred to Asian countries that is why hundreds of thousands of workers were laid-off every year. Whoever the prime minister of Japan cannot solve this macro-economic factors affecting Japan econmy OVERNIGHT. Japan's defense budget is one of the smallest relative to GDP. It is natural to increase defense budget when the surrounding climate is changing, so that Japanese will not die for their beloved country but THE OTHER SIDE, the enemy will die for their beloved country when they try to challenge JAPAN's territorial integrity.
AU_user_since_1998Jan. 14, 2015 - 10:29PM JST
What is all the whining about here. This is Japan and the prime minister and the cabinet knows more than anybody here who are nothing but always critical of whatever Japan do. 8% Japan Sales Tax or even 10% is still one of the lowest in the top-100 economies of the world. Most of Europe and Americas has more than 12% plus Local and State Tax. The Japanese government is still giving generous welfare, our kids in Japan pay ZERO hospitalization and medicines up to 15 years old. I had been to China and some European and North American countries. Japan services like clean environment and sanitation, plus clean drinking TAP water (much better than any of the European and continental American countries. For the past decades, Japan had the greates contributions to the UN and other worldwide Charity organizations.
AU_user_since_1998Nov. 18, 2014 - 11:19PM JST
More pictures here:
Posted in: Dump truck, minivan collide, leaving four dead in Chiba Prefecture
AU_user_since_1998Nov. 05, 2014 - 10:45PM JST
I didn't know until now that Japanese (maritime) police, coast guard, the Maritime SDF and the government in general are pretty useless organization for protection of Japanese citizens and territories. All the have to do is to use the 25-mm M242 Bushmaster.
The Philippines with the weakest military in Asia, used short-barrel 12.5-mm (cal-50) machine gun to teach poachers a lesson-to-remember. It is well-known all over the world the Mainland Chinese (and to some degree Chinese Taiwan) are like locus in poaching natural resources. The will not stop nor leave until the resources are totally consumed.
Posted in: Japan tells China to stop coral poaching after 200 boats spotted
AU_user_since_1998Oct. 24, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
if you are female technology students, don't go to Japanese companies. You will become the coffee/tea maker for Kacho and Bucho twice a day, at least, every visitor that comes to the company.
Posted in: Pasona Tech to conduct job fair for foreign students in Japan studying science, technology & engineering
AU_user_since_1998Oct. 24, 2014 - 12:52PM JST
iBelive that this will become the next iRevolution. dozens of dozens of millions of apple fanboys will keep on buying iProducts with great profit margin for Apple no matter what kinds of products they would be. As Albert Einstein said: "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Posted in: Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?
Mar. 30, 2015 - 02:14AM JST
Any rural setting, especially in the mountains, away from the crowds. However, Himeji Castle is quite…
Posted in: Where is your favorite place in Japan to view cherry blossoms?
Mar. 30, 2015 - 02:05AM JST
ossan, utter non-sense, there is ZERO NEED for J-boats in the southern hemisphere when there are…
Posted in: Whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch
patty cake champion
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:59AM JST
Scared to go in japan
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Posted in: Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:57AM JST
Generally, informal language shouldn't be used in news articles
I'd agree with you - generally. But…
Posted in: Sendai official sacked over fake bereavement days off
Mar. 30, 2015 - 01:52AM JST
Any objections to 'sacked'? 'Fired' is clearly confusingly regional. How about 'removed from his post'? Anyway,…