CH3CHO's past comments

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    CH3CHO

    biculturalMar. 05, 2015 - 02:15PM JST

    No security checks? No body guards?

    Indeed. According to Yomiuri News, Kim was one of the 200 participants to the breakfast meeting and was seated two tables away from the ambassador. Kim did not have a prior reservation but applied on the spot and was accepted because there were empty seats. There were no security checks at the dining hall.

    It is just unthinkable to me that the organizer accepted a person with such records.

    Posted in: U.S. ambassador to S Korea slashed while giving lecture

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    CH3CHO

    If you go to Sanrio Puroland, you can find a lot of tourists in the first row of the theaters video-taking the Hello Kitty live shows from the beginning to the very end using tripod, for Sanrio permits video-taking. Judging from the language the tourists speak, they are most likely from a foreign country in East Asia. I guess they will reproduce the videos and sell them back home. Their video monitors are rather annoying to the viewers in the back rows.

    I think the concert organizers are worried about the complaints from the audience that prolonged use of cameras by some is destroying the atmosphere of the concert. Once the concert starts, officials cannot go to the seats of the video taking fans to dissuade the prolonged use of cameras, for such dissuasion itself would be disturbance. So, I think, they just prohibit the use of cameras all together.

    Posted in: Why do most concerts held in Japan prohibit taking pictures?

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    CH3CHO

    This is what happens when a country praises an assassin as a national hero of independence movement. In due course, lunatic Kim will be remembered as a national hero of unification movement.

    I think he should be accused of and punished for the attempted murder.

    Posted in: U.S. ambassador to S Korea slashed while giving lecture

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    BertieWoosterMar. 04, 2015 - 06:47PM JST

    INSURANCE

    Surely this can be taken care of?

    The insurance premiums for taxis are a lot more expensive than those for family cars, reflecting heavy usage.

    This is a link to the table of insurance premiums for government sponsored mandatory auto insurance, jibaiseki. http://hoken.azukichi.net/jibaiseki_hayami.html

    12 month insurance premium

    Family car: 16,350 yen

    Taxi in Tokyo: 138,760 yen

    If someone uses a family car as a taxi, the insurer may cancel the insurance.

    Posted in: Japan slams brakes on Uber taxi service

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    DisillusionedMar. 04, 2015 - 06:02PM JST

    You do not know the meaning of the word monopoly. Price fixing maybe. Monopoly not.

    Posted in: Japan slams brakes on Uber taxi service

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    CH3CHO

    Why does she travel without her husband? Is it a well-known secret or something no one dares to talk about?

    Posted in: Michelle Obama's trip to Japan, Cambodia finalised

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    CH3CHO

    klausdorthMar. 03, 2015 - 06:41PM JST

    Mr. Abe and his colleagues should get their act straight, same South Korea's Park, talk and work together to solve this problem mutually.

    The "problem" was all solved in 1965 when Korea Japan Basic Treaty was concluded and was ratified by Korean Congress and Japanese Parliament. There is no problem left to be solved.

    By the way, the treaty was concluded when Pak Jeong Hui, the father of President Pak, was Korean president and Eisaku Sato, the granduncle of PM Abe was Japanese Prime Minister. They might as well talk about the significance and feel proud of the achievement of their ancestors.

    Or, should we forget about the mutually ratified treaty and start solving the problem that was solved 50 years ago? In that case, Korea will soon forget about the new solution again. I hope we have better memory than that.

    Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology

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    StrangerlandMar. 03, 2015 - 05:27PM JST

    They have a right to be angry with both the Japanese and Korean governments - the Koreans for not sharing the money they received,

    Good point. Korean former comfort women should sue Korean government for compensation and apology for embezzlement. The money is there. When it pays the money, everything will be settled.

    Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology

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    CH3CHO

    I am not at all convinced if Japan should side with Ukraine on Crimea. Rather, I think Japan should stay neutral. There is no exit if Japan sides with Ukraine. Yet, Abe just makes foolish decisions so easily.

    Posted in: Ukraine looking for support

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    sighclopsMar. 02, 2015 - 05:19PM JST

    To the people on here comparing NHK to the BBC. One makes quality content, particularly in the online realm. They also fund the most watched TV programme in the world, Top Gear. It has 500m viewers per episode. Why am I paying for NHK again?

    You mean just 500,000 viewers and claim the most watched TV programme in the world? Dull "Massan" has a lot more viewers than that.

    Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you

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    CH3CHO

    The license costs 13,600 yen per year ($114) and, as it happens, the Broadcast Law lists no punitive actions for non-payment. In other words, if you don't want to pay, they can't make you.

    This is just not true. Though there is no criminal penalty for non-payment, NHK can make you pay through civil lawsuit.

    Broadcast Law

    .Article 64. Anyone who has set equipment that has the ability to receive the broadcast of NHK must enter into broadcast receiving contract with NHK.

    Paragraph 2. NHK may not waive the collection of fees from any licensee who has entered into contract per previous paragraph, except by the standards approved by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication.

    I hope ill-informed will not proliferate due to this article.

    Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you

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    CH3CHO

    All I could read in their poster was,

    위안부는 생노에가 아니라

    "ianfu are not sex slaves."

    Posted in: Anti-Japan rally

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    StrangerlandFeb. 27, 2015 - 01:20PM JST

    The law may identify a protected individual or a protected group by certain characteristics.

    Japanese constitution demands indiscriminately application of law. So, it is most likely unconstitutional to designate ethnic Koreans as protected group while not designating ethnic Japanese, or to designate Korean Labor Party as protected group while not designating LDP. Any speech that would incite hate against Japanese or Japanese political parties will be a crime and anyone who makes such a speech will be jailed.

    Posted in: Osaka body to decide what is or isn't hate speech

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    CH3CHO

    Accoding to article 47 of the Constitution Court Law of Korea, when Constitution Court declares a criminal law unconstitutional, the law becomes invalid retroactively, and anyone who has been found guilty of the law may request a retrial.

    I wonder how far the retroactive effect will go and how many will request retrial.

    Posted in: South Korea legalizes adultery

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    CH3CHO

    Japan already has laws against libel, insult, threat and so on. No need for new laws that could be abused to prosecute criticism against the government.

    Posted in: Osaka body to decide what is or isn't hate speech

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    CH3CHO

    Water being used to cool the still-molten cores is leaking into the Pacific from giant tanks at the rate of 300 tonnes a day.

    300 tons a day is the amount of underground water that is estimated to be flowing under the NPP area. The water is basically clean, but could contact the contaminated water in the NPP, so the government and TEPCO are working to block the underground water. 300 tons is not "leaking from giant tanks." Western press is as reliable as such.

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

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    klausdorthFeb. 27, 2015 - 08:11AM JST

    Have to agree. After some months in office I started to disagree with many things Hashimoto initiated.

    This one, however, looks good! There should be no hate speech, there should be no racism.

    Road to hell is paved with gold.

    Posted in: Osaka body to decide what is or isn't hate speech

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    bam_booFeb. 26, 2015 - 08:40PM JST

    We can guess that there was violence and traumatization involved at some point and that's also what the hundreds of comfort women testimonies tell us.

    Have you read the testimonies here? http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/2100-people-sue-asahi-shimbun-over-comfort-women-stories#comment_1932660

    These are by the same person. The first version is traumatizing whereas the second is not. Which version is true, if we are to rely on the testimonies?

    Actually, Professor Pak Yu Ha who is a Korean and studying comfort women issues wrote in her work that testimonies of Korean former ianfu are "coached" by activist group. That is why their testimonies change everytime they testify.

    they might be able to correct some exaggerated notions about the comfort women system, they will by no means be able to exonerate the Japanese military on the main accounts.

    Right. Their objective is to keep the truth in history, not to exonerate Japanese military.

    Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories

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    turbotsatFeb. 26, 2015 - 10:23AM JST

    If the cores have melted through to 30-40 feet below the facility's level, and are possibly still molten, how deep would an uphill ice wall or bare trench have to go to prevent groundwater picking up contamination?

    The "ice wall" or frozen soil wall TEPCO is making is 30 m deep, at which level there is bedrock that does not let go water. http://kenplatz.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/const/news/20140325/656430/

    And wouldn't it have to completely circle the reactors to prevent seawater getting in?

    Yes, that is what TEPCO is doing. See the map in the link.

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

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    Stuart haywardFeb. 26, 2015 - 05:15PM JST

    Do you want to split the hairs? First we have to agree on the definition of "under control". I would say if the situation is not out of control, it is under control.

    But my point is, as you can see if you read my comments to this article, there are a lot of problems in Fukushima clean up.

    Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant

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