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  • -5

    Fadamor

    The governor of the Japanese island of Okinawa said on Wednesday he will travel to the United States next week to press his demand that a U.S. military base be removed from his island to lighten the burden of a people weary of hosting U.S. troops.

    Note to Okinawan Governor:

    You are a mere governor of a prefecture in Japan. You have no authority to demand ANYTHING of a foreign government. What you are wanting to do would be the same as if the Governor of Kentucky went to Tokyo and demanded ANYTHING from Japan's government. As of this morning the plan was to have you meet with some third-level functionary in the State Department, is befits your non-status in international politics. Your swelled-head has made you lose perspective of who you really are.

    Posted in: Okinawan governor determined to press U.S. to move base off island

  • 0

    Fadamor

    I understand that this guy is not a mentor - especially for someone of the royal family - but I see people offering unsolicited advice on the internet every day to people they've never met. They feel (correctly or not) that they have a better understanding of how someone should proceed and are not bashful in giving that unsolicited advice. Rude? Yes.

    You've indicated that they didn't release all the details, so that would explain why this relatively innocuous post resulted in an arrest. There obviously had to be more posted that solidified the "threat" angle.

    Posted in: Man arrested for threatening Princess Kako online

  • 0

    Fadamor

    Disgusting as this is, I am somewhat comforted from 3 things. Scumbag caught. She's seemingly alive. (Is this a report or a short note?) She wasn't family. (Been sick of too much in-family occurrences recently)

    I would think an additional thing would have comforted you... that the police used proper detective work to identify and arrest the suspect. So often I see comments here on JT tearing-down the police department for ineptitude, but when they do things right you can hear a pin drop over "all" the acknowledgements.

    Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing 14-year-old girl in Himeji

  • 0

    Fadamor

    My choice then was always Mister Donuts. Decent coffee, cheap, and free refills. And still a pretty good bet, but you won't find any in central Tokyo.

    There was one just up the street from my hotel in Shinjuku near the Shinjuku Station:

    歌舞伎町1丁目21 Shinjuku, 東京都 〒160-0021

    Posted in: Starbucks comes to Tottori; poster compares it to Perry arriving in Japan

  • 1

    Fadamor

    I totally didn't get this article at all.

    You are correct. You didn't get it. What allegedly happened (there's no proof it ever did besides this man's tweets), is that some girl got on the train in front of the tweeter, and some OTHER guy accused him of groping her - allegedly with a hand that was holding a bag. The girl, allegedly defended the tweeter by telling the accuser that they were in a relationship.

    So in summary: There was no groping, there was no relationship, and there was no proof this all isn't the product of an overactive imagination.

    Posted in: Hero lady apparently saves guy from groping accusations by posing as girlfriend

  • 0

    Fadamor

    kobe: security measure by KunaiCho and KunaiSho --- extra cautions to protect her

    Great. And adding security to the Princess' detail "forcibly obstructs" the "business" of International Christian University... how?

    I have to assume either the threat was mistranslated, or the article has left a lot out of what was posted. “You will do as I tell you and there will be no turning back,” sounds more like something a mentor would say than a threat on someone's life.

    Posted in: Man arrested for threatening Princess Kako online

  • 0

    Fadamor

    “JAZA will prohibit its members to acquire wild dolphins caught by drive fishing in Taiji and to take part in their export and sale,” JAZA chairman Kazutoshi Arai said in a letter to WAZA following the vote, which saw an overwhelming majority (99) of the 152 members opt to remain part of the global body.

    76 votes would have not been enough for even a simple majority. I can't really call 99 out of 152 votes an "overwhelming" majority. AFP once again cutting loose with the hyperbole.

    Posted in: Japanese aquariums vote to stop getting dolphins from Taiji hunt

  • 3

    Fadamor

    I've heard more foreigners mention Japan has 4 seasons than the locals. In fact, I can't recall anyone Japanese ever bring it up in conversation during the 20 years I've lived here.

    The article dealt with what foreigners miss about Japan. With regards to Americans, the majority of visitors to Japan are probably going to be from California or Hawaii. Hawaii only has two seasons - dry and rainy - with a temperature difference of only about 10°F between the two. Northern California gets to see all four seasons, but San Diego averages 55°F in the Winter. You could argue that San Diego only gets three seasons - Spring, Summer, and Fall.

    Posted in: 21 things people miss after leaving Japan

  • 0

    Fadamor

    I'm guessing it's been rebuilt a few times.

    Either that, or the brick and stone masons back in 1606 were 409 centuries ahead of their time!

    Posted in: Rise and shrine

  • 0

    Fadamor

    Final Letterman show draws record 14 million viewers

    Wednesday’s show averaged 13.76 million viewers, its largest audience since February 1994, when it followed CBS’s primetime coverage of the Winter Olympics in Norway, the television network said.

    Nice, but it doesn't seem to be a "record":

    The show's highest rated episode was on February 23, 1994, after the 1994 Winter Olympics (78.8 million) with 15 million viewers.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Show_with_David_Letterman#Ratings_and_revenue

    So if the show in 1994 drew a larger audience, how is this show's viewer count a "record"?

    Posted in: Final Letterman show draws record 14 million viewers

  • 4

    Fadamor

    In any case, it's just plain old stupid -- not something Japanese should be getting upset about unless they want to ban their own anti-Korean or other similar comics/shows.

    I don't think the Japanese ARE getting upset. The article seems to say it's the Chinese viewers that are upset.

    SmithJapan - I m looking foward to understand more about this sentiment that those pro-PRC want to spread around the world; however, their arguments are the same that other Asians have too.

    If others decided to move on, why China didnt wanna to move on?

    If I were to guess, I would say it is because of two things: Japan's leaders implying that the Nanking Massacre was blown all out of proportion compared to what they say "really" happened, and the standard policy that exists worldwide which states when you have something you can use to dig at a former or current adversary, you use it as often and as loudly as you can. When a fighting war is inadvisable, the war on words takes its place.

    Korea was part of the Japanese Empire from 1910 till 1945 when WWII ended. Over 240,000 Koreans served in theJapanese military during WWII, and some were s brutal towards Allied POWs that over a thousand were tred and convicted as class B and C War Criminals.

    This is very true. Korea had already been a Japanese territory since before the start of World War ONE. All that outrage over the "war criminals" (some of them were scapegoats) whose names are in the rolls at the Yasukuni Shrine? There are a bunch of Koreans whose names are in those rolls as well because they gave their lives in the service of the Emperor of Japan. The Korean members of the IJA and IJN were not reluctant participants forced to do so at bayonet-point. Korea may have a right to complain about being annexed, but once they were, they assimilated like any other country so assimilated would.

    Posted in: China to investigate anti-Japan TV drama over crotch grenade scene

  • -2

    Fadamor

    Heads up mainland Japan. These flying pieces of junk are being deployed above your neighborhood. Most of them have been moved out of the east coast of the USA.

    Interesting. Which failure of the aircraft caused this hard landing? You seem to know because you've already assigned the cause of this incident to the aircraft and not to the pilot. Seeing as you're so knowledgeable, how about sharing with us the number of "flying pieces of junk" Osprey sorties to-date compared to the number of crashes to-date? Unwilling to do so? Yeah, I see your point. Revealing that kind of information would expose you to the fact that the "flying pieces of junk" fly every day both in combat situations as well as non-combat situations, yet the fatal incidents in the last decade can be counted on one hand.

    Way to rock the fear-mongering, noriyosan.

    Posted in: U.S. Marine Osprey crashes in Hawaii; 1 dead, 21 injured

  • -1

    Fadamor

    THIS IS A QUOTE BECAUSE JT CAN'T STOP MESSING WITH THEIR WEBSITE AND HAVE BROKEN THEIR QUOTE OPTION "But by the end of the song people were fine and cheering." /THIS IS A QUOTE BECAUSE JT CAN'T STOP MESSING WITH THEIR WEBSITE AND HAVE BROKEN THEIR QUOTE OPTION

    Something tells me those weren't the same people who were booing at the beginning. There are some people who love a celebrity no matter how much of a phallus the celebrity makes of himself.

    Posted in: Taylor Swift wins 8 at Billboard Awards; Kanye West gets booed

  • 4

    Fadamor

    6.5million? 6.5 billion

    No. It's just as it was stated. $6.5 million.

    Carrier strike groups are expensive to buy and to operate. Factoring in the total life-cycle costs of an associated carrier air wing, five surface combatants and one fast-attack submarine, plus the nearly 6,700 men and women to crew them, it costs about $6.5 million per day to operate each strike group.

    http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/CNAS%20Carrier_Hendrix_FINAL.pdf

    What this is saying is that the cost to operate six ships, a sub, and a carrier air wing costs $6.5 million/day. The carrier's costs are just a subset of that.

    Posted in: U.S. Navy's Japan-based aircraft carrier heads home

  • 1

    Fadamor

    And some liberals immediately jumped on the infrastructure needs more $$$ and the conservatives are preventing that. Shame on those who tried to use this tragedy to increase taxes.

    Let's not equivocate. The infrastructure DOES need more money and the REPUBLICANS blocked it. Had that section of track received Positive Train Control (PTC) and Transmission-Based Train Control (TBTC) improvements, the train would have never exceeded the speed limit. That's a fact that is irrefutable. I'm sure this will be one of the factors contributing to the derailment that the NTSB will will flag in their final report. It won't be the MAIN cause, but it WILL be a factor.

    Posted in: Amtrak train was traveling at twice speed limit before it derailed

  • 1

    Fadamor

    I guess you would be the first in line to volunteer for flying in a commercial plane with NO pilots.

    As for me, if the airspace became as crowded as the roads are today, I'd DEMAND an automated aircraft. The speeds involved are too high to be hoping the pilots aren't picking their noses when they should be avoiding that aircraft in front of them.

    Regarding automation in an aircraft, there's at least one incident of a fatal mid-air collision that was caused by a human contravening what the on-board Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) was telling the pilots to do. A Russian airliner received a TCAS "CLIMB!" alert about a head-on collision with another plane right after the Air Traffic Controller (ATC) told the Russian plane to "Descend" to avoid a collision. The Russian pilots at the time had been instructed to use ATC instructions in cases where there is a contradiction (I guess because they still didn't trust the TCAS system). So the Russian plane descended. However, the oncoming plane who had received the TCAS alert to "DESCEND!" was following the TCAS instructions. Both planes descended into each other. There were no survivors from either flight. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%9Cberlingen_mid-air_collision

    Had those flights been fully automated, the planes never would have collided.

    Posted in: Google acknowledges 11 accidents with its self-driving cars

  • 1

    Fadamor

    Oh yeah, once again someone reads the news and makes it look like the entire country is doomed. Japanese parents are deranged so time to export them huh?

    Well you have to admit that if the article in the crime section isn't about a J-Cop sexually harassing some woman or taking upskirt photos, then there's a 90% likelihood that the article is some family member assaulting/strangling/tossing out the window/killing another family member. Japan is a VERY safe country... if you're a tourist and don't live with family there. If you're living with family... good luck. You'll need it.

    Posted in: 30 year-old woman arrested after body of newborn baby found in cemetery in Tochigi

  • 0

    Fadamor

    Drones have been included in an ordinance that bans the use of remote-controlled aircraft in parks and gardens.

    Well that seems obvious... and redundant if they specifically said "remote-controlled aircraft AND drones. That's tantamount to writing a law for automobiles that states, "...all automobiles and 2-door convertibles".

    Posted in: Drones banned in Tokyo public parks, gardens

  • -1

    Fadamor

    Can I make the point that this is not UNESCO world heritage recognition. This is a different program, "Memories of the World", which seeks to preserve documentation of historic passages in the world's history, such as the Battle of the Somme, or the Auschwitz camp. Both of the latter are included in the program.

    Exactly. People need to get their head out of their... whatever orifice they have it firmly planted inside of... and actually do a little research before spouting off. UNESCO has more programs than their World Heritage program. "Memories of the World" seeks to protect important historical documents from being destroyed or changed to reflect current social mores. With all the claims of Japan trying to re-write history, I would have thought the JT posters would have applauded this move by Minamikyushu. Instead, I read post after post about the World Heritage program.

    Posted in: WWII kamikaze base to seek UNESCO recognition for pilots' documents

  • 0

    Fadamor

    The NTSB will determine probable cause. In order to remain unbiased, they are completely independent from the transportation authorities -- both the government ones and the privately-owned ones. (As an example, the NTSB and the FAA are constantly at loggerheads over aircraft safety issues.) Things such as cell-phone and text records covering the derailment window will be examined along with the items mentioned in the article above. The first thing they will try to do is determine whether an equipment malfunction contributed to the derailment (stuck throttle, brake failure, etc.) At the same time they will be interviewing the engineer and examining his work history. They will also interview survivors as they see a need to do so. In the end, they will list ALL the contributing factors of the derailment and leave it up to the responsible government agencies to make sure it doesn't happen again.

    Until they do that, blaming the engineer is premature. Guessing that he was texting or otherwise distracted is irresponsible. In the end he may well be at fault, but it's too soon in the investigation to say so.

    Posted in: Amtrak train was traveling at twice speed limit before it derailed

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