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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.
Posted in: Cabinet OKs record Y96.34 tril budget heavy on defense, welfare
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?
AU_user_since_1998Oct. 20, 2014 - 03:25PM JST
As an analogy, SHE DID NOT SPEND people's money.
She spent her party funds donated by individuals/corporations... which everybody is doing, in every corner of the world.
In AMERICA and most countries, the top 50 charity organizations has a maximum of 37% utilization of donations. One of the worst is the SALVATION ARMY, only 7% utilization. That means, all the money donated are not all given to the intended recipient but used by the charity organizations but by themselves as mobilization, operational costs like electricity, water/gas, telephone, internet, and foods/partying. Same thing in DEMOCRATS and REPUBLICANS race. The money you gave to them are spent as mobilization and operational costs including partying and eating and drinking.
Posted in: Obuchi resigns over misuse of political funds; justice minister also resigns
AU_user_since_1998Oct. 03, 2014 - 03:51PM JST
I just installed it to my test PC several hours ago. My test PC is Dell Latitude D830 (2.2GHz Dual Core, 4GB RAM) that I bought in 2008. Just like Windows 8, Windows 10 runs faster than the Windows-7 Enterprise Evaluation that I installed in this same PC two years ago. Since my home PC and Work PC are Windows 7 and 8.1, I have no plan of migrating to WIndows 10 when this release next year.
However, just like Windows-8 promo price of 3,000yen for online upgrade from Windows-XP, I wouldn't mind upgrading again my PC to Windows 10 next year.
Posted in: Windows 10 tries blending new with familiar
AU_user_since_1998Sep. 28, 2014 - 07:37PM JST
If this is in Italy, Volcanologists will be charged in the court for MANSLAUGHTER for failure to predict the eruption well ahead of time.
Posted in: 31 climbers found in 'cardiac arrest' on erupting volcano
AU_user_since_1998Sep. 24, 2014 - 05:51PM JST
The usage of myy credit card linked to AEON/WAON just grew bigger this morning. AEON announced that they bought the Mall-Department store giant DAIEI.
Posted in: Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out
AU_user_since_1998Sep. 24, 2014 - 05:17PM JST
This is the details for iBend
Posted in: Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple
AU_user_since_1998Sep. 23, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
I used to carry 12 cards. SOme cards are now linked with each other. I am not after for payment. I am after for the points accumulated. If I used my Wallmart Amex Card every 5th and 20th of the month, all purchases are 8% discount and another 5% worth cash-back in terms of points. My Airline Mileage card is increasing even though I have not traveled by air for 14 months already by just using one of these 4 cards.
AU_user_since_1998Sep. 23, 2014 - 01:32PM JST
Would-be Apple-Pay users in Japan will just be frustrated for a long time.
Japan Felica-NFC, in order to be operable, one must have valid address in Japan and should ONLY be linked in banks or credit cards based in Japan.
All Felica-based in Japan are already usable to many shops. My Ponta Credit Card, since two years ago is connected to SHELL GAS stand. My T-Card is usable to Family Mart and several shops. My Wallmar American Credit Card is tied-up to SEIYU. My WAON/AEON Card is tied-up to several shops. All these above-mentioned 4 cards is all I need every day because the point/payment system in the cash-register have these 4 cards buttons these days. Of course, not to be outdone is my PASSMO CARD (I choose not to link this to my credit/bank account).
Other than PASSMO, all my cards are acquiring and accumulating points with equivalent MONETARY UNIT.
So even if APPLE-PAY will be around here in JAPAN, I have no interest of getting one.
AU_user_since_1998Sep. 22, 2014 - 01:53AM JST
Mitsubishi MRJ will start flying in 2017, in which 200 aircraft will be built by then.
Most probably, the manufacturer of this new early-warning plane will be Mitsubishi.
Out of 220 F-15J, only 12 were built in the United States. The rests were built inside Japan. Also Kawasaki and SHin-Meiwa Aircraft Companies were building propeller planes since 1920's.
Therefore, Japan has the full-industrial capability to build both Jet and Propeller aircraft.
Undoubtedly, Japan is also one of the a top-caliber countries in avionics and electronic surveillance.
Also, Japan had developed a very powerful software that can even control missile defense and missile-attacking system. It is called TRON developed by Tokyo University in early 1980's.... according to some, is even more sophisticated than ADA programming language used by US Military.
Posted in: Defense ministry wants its own early-warning planes
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:52AM JST
you attack them and their women give you comfort, one's needs to be thousands times stupid…
Posted in: More than 8,700 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:44AM JST
GW: Time to dust of or for those that haven't already, best get your exit plans…
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:38AM JST
War zone maps (Syria and Syri+Iraq), but not updated for Kobani yet.
Posted in: Kurds oust Islamic State fighters from Kobani after 4-month battle
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:17AM JST
"Sorry, don't get it. Why are non-citizens any more or less responsible than citizens?
Posted in: Forged resident cards use postal system to evade authorities
Jan. 28, 2015 - 03:09AM JST
Time to dust of or for those that haven't already, best get your exit plans in…