Daijoboots's past comments

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    Daijoboots

    Eh? From my experience....

    Yes, well.....

    Does your vast experience include going to any of their concerts or even watching footage of them on the news?

    Here are some numbers (also known as facts). Of some 500,000 people who voted (after purchase of CD) in the last AKB general election, first in was males aged 10-19 (30.9%); males aged 20-29 (18.4%); females aged 10-19 (16%); males aged 30-39 (12.5%); and females ages 20-29 (6.2%).

    The middle-aged men you speak of would be an insignificant minority.

    Posted in: 37-year-old mother of two joins AKB48

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    Daijoboots

    Ah some much needed genki for, and genkin from, the 30s female market.

    For four months.

    Posted in: 37-year-old mother of two joins AKB48

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    Daijoboots

    There may be areas where the line has been paved for the bus to run, I took the BRT from Kesennuma to Sakari about a year ago so can't remember exactly, but from memory there were sections of new single lane road which were exclusively for the BRT, whether that was over the line or next to it or both...I think it was both.

    The BRT bus is much cheaper to run than the train and has been up for over a year now. Rebuilding the Ofunato line is gonna require 40 billion yen or so, and that's just to get it up and going again.

    Posted in: Full service resumes on tsunami-hit Iwate train line

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    Daijoboots

    I didn't see anything about when or if that one is being rebuilt.

    JR may restore it and hand operation over to Sanriku.

    Does anyone know the status of the Sakari / Kesennuma section?

    The BRT bus is still running and will be for some time at least; rebuilding of the Ofunato line there hasn't started.

    Posted in: Full service resumes on tsunami-hit Iwate train line

  • -2

    Daijoboots

    Which assets please?

    Are you serious? Pick an invasion of your choice and then label opposition by residents as "insurgents".

    Posted in: Obama demands West stand firm against Moscow's 'brute force'

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    Daijoboots

    @Daijoboots both yokozuna were injured, i'll bet next basho it will be not so easy for kakuryu.

    @Dennis Bauer yes there will be no need for special favours then either.

    Posted in: Mongolian Kakuryu promoted to rank of yokozuna

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    Daijoboots

    Brute force has been winning conflicts since conflicts began.

    And let's remember that the U.S. has and continues to use it in spades or insinuate it's eventual use to ensure they get the assets they want.

    Posted in: Obama demands West stand firm against Moscow's 'brute force'

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    Daijoboots

    after he crashed through his opponents with a 14-1 record at the most recent tournament

    While I welcome his promotion, his bouts with fellow yokozuna Mongolians Hakuho and Harumafuji were hardly honest bouts, with both of the yokozuna clearly not giving 100 percent against Kakuryu, nor with their bouts with ozeki Kotoshogiku in order to hand the Japanese ozeki his kachikoshi before he faced Kakuryu on the last day.

    Posted in: Mongolian Kakuryu promoted to rank of yokozuna

  • -2

    Daijoboots

    Don't beat yourself up about it. They both do weird stuff. Easy mistake to make.

    Yeah. Still that morning haze had a role to play. I notice smithinjapan took issue with my comment when it was unintentionally re: Gaga, and I can imagine his reaction would be quite different re: Pamyu Pamyu.

    Both are superstars of the universe, eh smithyboy?

    Posted in: Lady Gaga adds K-pop act to North America tour

  • -1

    Daijoboots

    Are the cherry blossoms in Okinawa of the somei yoshino variety? They're the real cherry blossoms.

    Somei yoshino opened up in Kochi, Shikoku, last week. That's Japan.

    Posted in: Spring arrives in Japan with first cherry blossoms

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    Daijoboots

    She had a concert in Sydney yesterday, full venue of about 2,000 people. Told the crowd: "I'm koala!"

    Sorry this was about Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and not Lady Gaga. They are, um, different people.

    Posted in: Lady Gaga adds K-pop act to North America tour

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    Daijoboots

    She had a concert in Sydney yesterday, full venue of about 2,000 people. Told the crowd: "I'm koala!"

    Posted in: Lady Gaga adds K-pop act to North America tour

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    Daijoboots

    Congrats to Kakuryu on his first championship and impending promotion to yokozuna. Wouldn't have been possible without the non-efforts of his compatriots Hakuho and Harumafuji in their bouts with him though!

    Posted in: Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kotooshu retires

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    Daijoboots

    It is believed that the "Japanese Only" sign was directed at Lee Tadanari, a Japanese born Japanese player (4th generation Japanese of Korean descent)...................................................................

    By who? The banner was in a corridor within the stadium which led to the "sacred ground" for some half-wit supporters at one end of the field. It was not facing the ground.

    NHK News7 spent a good five minutes on this tonight. The actions of a few morons have produced a lot of good vis-a-vis anti-racism in Japan, much to their chagrin I imagine.

    Posted in: Urawa plays in empty stadium after racist sign

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    Daijoboots

    However, public broadcaster NHK reported it was Inose himself who reached out to the Tokuda family, and had asked for 100 million yen before the election.

    Wait, I've read many expert comments by people here who go on and on about how NHK is nothing more than a government mouthpiece. Why would they report such damaging information about the then Tokyo governor? Why?

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    Daijoboots

    Here's what I said on Jan 27 after the New Year tournament finished.

    Kotooshu missed his chance to return to ozeki by getting less than 10 wins. Finished on 8-7 so could have slumped down to komusubi for next tournament. Wonder how long he will linger around at sekiwake before retiring and heading up a stable.

    Tearful press conference showed his passion for the sport. At 202 cm no one's gonna make fun of those man tears.

    Good that he won at least one championship, remember he came close to a second but lost in the playoff to the sport's ultimate king, Asashoryu.

    Posted in: Bulgarian sumo wrestler Kotooshu retires

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    Daijoboots

    Energy imports surged after the 2011 Fukushima crisis forced the shutdown of Japan's nuclear reactors, which once supplied a third of the nation's power.

    Oh we're getting along just fine without nuclear power aren't we. Oh by the way my dreamy green renewable energy source plan will be practical and sufficient in about 10,000 years, so just hang on a little bit more with that bleeding financial red.

    Posted in: Japan's trade deficit expands to Y800.3 bil in February

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    Daijoboots

    Only thing that is killing the tohoku region is the goverment neglect.

    Sorry how is "the government" neglecting people?

    You want to know what a major issue is that has contributed to people still living in pre-fab tiny shacks, the slow rebuilding of towns etc. and gets very little mention in the English press? THE LOCAL PEOPLE CANNOT AGREE ON ANYTHING. Opinion is divided on whether to rebuild on higher ground further away from where the heart of the town was, sometimes in seperate areas, concerns about the community falling apart further still. It goes on and on. AND "THE GOVERNMENT" HAS WAITED. The prefectural governments are now going ahead with a 9.9m high sea wall which will total 400 km in length. After this is done there will be no more "where is this going to be?", and it can just be done closer to the shore and you don't have to move and raise millions of tons of earth.

    Alas, the people protest about the wall.

    Posted in: Tsunami-wrecked fishing ports find new life

  • 1

    Daijoboots

    Nature originally rejected her research and was quite critical about it, as I recall

    From the Knoepfler Lab Stem Cell Blog (link above): More seriously, Nature has some heavy-duty explaining to do. An earlier version of the Obokata et al. paper was rejected, but then the problem-beset version published in late January was finally accepted. I'd like to see Nature, while protecting the identity of the referees, disclose (on their website) all of the editorial correspondence (redacted appropriately) and every version of the submitted papers, so we can all judge whether or not the decision by Nature to accept the papers was appropriate based on the information available to them at the time.

    Also, for a paper and claim of the magnitude it was, Riken officials should have done their utmost to ensure every word and image of the paper was sound - i.e., they should go down with Ms. Obokata.

    Exactly. The Nobel-prize winning president of RIKEN also should have read it. Off with his head.

    Posted in: Nobel laureate calls handling of stem cell research data sloppy

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    Daijoboots

    The net result is that far from being a rock star in the scientific community here in Japan, she is going to be thrown under a bus for the greater good (and rightly so). Moreover, the people in charge of her who let things get out of hand are also for the high jump

    Hear hear. She's the lead author, she can be thrown under the bus.

    To put it simply, it seems that Obokata was oversold as something she isn't and RIKEN stuffed up as well.

    This is the other way round though. RIKEN suck and so do Nature. The Japanese press only took held of this after it was published. It's not really their job to verify scientific findings or make sure process has been followed.

    Posted in: Nobel laureate calls handling of stem cell research data sloppy

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