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DisillusionedMar. 09, 2014 - 07:03PM JST
Yep, 80% of the population are against nuclear power, but only 50% of the population can be bothered to get off their butts and vote! I wonder how many of these protesters voted and who they voted for.
Posted in: Thousands protest in Tokyo ahead of Fukushima anniversary
DisillusionedMar. 09, 2014 - 06:58PM JST
Yeah, it does seem like a good thing, but even if tuna fishing was banned for ten years it would make very little difference. The populations of tuna have been decimated and will never recover.
Posted in: Japan to halve tuna catch in northern Pacific
DisillusionedMar. 09, 2014 - 02:03PM JST
So, Abs's only response is to state Japan needs a stronger military. Spoken like a true diplomat, NOT! Abe and the j-gov need to take a more mature approach instead of just relying on military strength, which will mean nothing in the event of war. China will swat Japan like a fly, even with the backing of the US.
Posted in: China says no room for compromise with Japan on history, territory
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 06:28PM JST
Damn right I do! These events are not as uncommon as people like to believe. It's not just the random stabbing you have to worry about. You should watch out for all kinds of crazies and also be careful of being caught up in other peoples' conflicts. There is also the ever-present keitai walker to dodge. Nearly one in three Japanese adults have been diagnosed with some kind of mental or emotional disorder. That means, any one of the three people behind you on the platform is potentially a nutcase.
Posted in: Whenever you read about random knife attacks in public places, does it make you more attentive to what people around you are doing when you are walking along the street, waiting on train platforms and so on?
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 06:23PM JST
Shouldn't that be her first 'outdoor' concert in japan? The Tokyo dome is also a stadium.
Posted in: Lady Gaga to hold first stadium concert in Japan
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 05:48PM JST
I just use the website for train delays. It's sufficient for me.
Posted in: JR East launching app that will allow for real-time tracking of train services
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 02:41PM JST
So, CGB Spender, you are saying that if you help someone being murdered or hold the door closed while a girl is being raped you are less responsible than the person that actually did it? Helper or not, he is equally responsible for the deaths and injuries from all of the AUM attacks and should be punished accordingly. This is not guilt through association. This is accessory to mass-murder.
Posted in: Former Aum member Hirata jailed for 9 years
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 10:43AM JST
Are you sheeting me! Only nine years? That's only half the time he spent on the run! His sentence should be the 17 years he spent on the run plus the term given by the judge!
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
This was at a private school? Every private school I have worked in has a had an almost military control over its students. I'm very surprised that none of the teachers were aware of the beatings being,put onto this kid. I think the school and the teachers should also share some of the responsibility.
Posted in: 7 high school students face charges over suicide of classmate
DisillusionedMar. 08, 2014 - 07:17AM JST
But, is this enough for the government and Japanese society to realise there is a problem in Japan and actually take measures to stop this trend? You can add all the child suicides to this number as well. Yeah, this stuff happens all over the world, but posting figures about it does nothing to stop it from happening.
Posted in: No. of child abuse, child porn cases reported in 2013 soars
DisillusionedMar. 07, 2014 - 04:23PM JST
So, Islamic people (the religion of peace and tranquility) are afraid that the use of the Islamic word for God could insight violence within communities? Ah huh! Makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
Posted in: Malaysia bans Ultraman book over use of Allah
DisillusionedMar. 07, 2014 - 11:36AM JST
Oh, so they are going to issue a directive, are they? Well, isn't that sweet! How about setting some strict legislation about regular in dependant health checks and strictly enforced driving hours? Wouldn't that be a more proactive approach?
Posted in: Number of bus accidents involving drivers with illnesses triples in past decade
DisillusionedMar. 07, 2014 - 11:32AM JST
I don't get it! If they know how many there are they must also know who they are. Why are they left to operate their extortion rings and prostitution rackets when the cops know who and where they are? Are the cops afraid of the Yaks? Or, are they getting under the table cash from the Yaks to leave them alone?
Posted in: Yakuza gang membership falls to record low
DisillusionedMar. 07, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
Unemployed? Unemployable is more like it! I'm glad this twit is not showing any remorse cos it means he will get maximum sentence, which could even lead him to the gallows pole.
Posted in: Kashiwa murder suspect says he wanted to fly hijacked plane into Skytree
DisillusionedMar. 06, 2014 - 11:51PM JST
So, さすが (as expected) this thread has become a Mac verses Windoze debate. The simple facts are, Windows has not released a reliable OS since 2001, whereas, Apple has updated its OS every years for the last decade. Windows has virtually no back up support and truck loads of holes to fill with viruses. It still amazes me that people persist with antiquated and inadequate operating systems on their computers. I've used Macs for getting on 15 years and using Windoze computers is like going back to the Stone Age. Just give up on that crap and get with the future! Windoze is, and always has been, utter rubbish! Have you scanned for viruses today? Ha ha!
Posted in: Microsoft to end support for Windows XP on April 9
DisillusionedMar. 06, 2014 - 05:52PM JST
But, my question is, will she be paid the same salary as a male CEO?
Posted in: Nomura names woman to head banking arm in first for Japan
DisillusionedMar. 06, 2014 - 05:37PM JST
"It's all under control!" This little fire was anticipated. They expect such things to happen all the time at nuclear power plants in Japan. That is how they set their safety standards. Not by how few accidents, but by how quickly they cover them up. (Sarcasm)
Posted in: Fire hits Fukui nuclear plant, but no radiation leaks
DisillusionedMar. 06, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
Ah, saitama! Let's hope their penalties match the crime.
Posted in: 5 men arrested for involvement in forced prostitution case
DisillusionedMar. 06, 2014 - 11:31AM JST
Yeah, XP is still the most stable version of Windoze to date, which tells you a lot about the company, considering it was released nearly 15 years ago. So many companies and all the government offices are still relying on this antiquated OS. It is going to create nightmares for many companies. The Japanese government has already stated their solution to this problem is to just remove network connections from 70% of the computers in public offices. Good luck getting anything done in a hurry! Vista is a huge pile of rubbish that binds itself up with too many background processes. Windoze 8 is just some sort of integration of an iOS with a PC OS that turns itself into a CPU hog. Windoze 7 is somewhere in between with CPU power hogging background processes and funky animations that do bugger all to improve the interface. Think about it people! The first version of Windoze came out in 98 and they haven't produced anything better since 2001? Bwahaha! Do you remember the Zune? Of course not!
Once you have a Mac you'll never go back!
DisillusionedMar. 06, 2014 - 10:07AM JST
Does any country have a transparent military defense policy?
Posted in: Japan concerned about lack of transparency in China's defense policy
Mar. 10, 2014 - 12:14PM JST
Saying that china is aggressive will only make china even more aggressive by provoking it. Nobody…
Posted in: Japan scrambles jets against Chinese military planes
Mar. 10, 2014 - 12:10PM JST
This guy just wasted $6 million in tax payers money.
Posted in: Osaka mayoral election campaign kicks off
the reason china (and korea for that matter) keep bringing up WWII atrocities is that japan…
Which school did you got to and who were your teachers?
Japan had no legal…
I hope this doesn't get taken the wrong way, but I wonder if some of the…
Posted in: 2,636 still unaccounted for, 3 years after Tohoku disaster