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GWJul. 28, 2014 - 03:33PM JST
Ok another poster has correctly outlined which radiation these pills are for & which radiation will nail you regardless!
And its generally agreed that people living within 25-30km of a nuke plane have these pills as a matter of course JUST in case!
NOW Japan suddenly deems 5km sufficient.............. WTF
As usual the authorities are obviously VERY willing to play roulette with the general populace at large
Some things never change!
Posted in: Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets
GWJul. 28, 2014 - 12:13PM JST
Bingo! The man is correct!
And we don't need countless politicians etc always going around denying what happened either!
But alas..................change is unlikely!
Posted in: Japan needs to keep apologizing, making gestures of contrition and seek a fuller understanding of its shared past with Asia. The apologies tend to be vague and lack specific references to atrocities and excesses, therefore not addressing the needs of the victims.
GWJul. 28, 2014 - 11:52AM JST
It is truly utterly disgusting what goes on in Japan wrt pets & animals in general & few seem to care much. I find the people in the far East & SE Asia typically don't give a damn about pets/animals, the treatment received is pretty abysmal in this part of the world.
Its this type of "thinking" that leads to overeating of tuna, eel, octopus, squid ect etc etc etc etc. as well
Most Asians simply think if it tastes good keep eating it, conservation, reasonable regulations on resources...................sorry totally foreign utterly unrecognizable concepts
Posted in: Actress/sexpert Aya Sugimoto founds organization for animal welfare
GWJul. 26, 2014 - 08:15PM JST
I see them most days in my garden, impressive but dangerous beasts, just don't intrude & you should have no problems with them, you often HEAR them before you see them because they generate some noise!!
JVisitor I am willing to be the ones nesting in your yard are NOT suzumebachi, if they are you had best call a pro to remove or your are seriously risking your life & your neighbours to boot!
Posted in: Man dies after being stung by wasps
GWJul. 26, 2014 - 08:04PM JST
Japan you just handed put more hammers on silver platters, prepare to ............well by now you should know the drill!
Posted in: Japan rejects U.N. committee's call on 'comfort women'
GWJul. 25, 2014 - 11:21AM JST
Others have hinted at in bits & bobs, but as I have been saying for ages Japan needs to re-invent itself BIG TIME!
A whole lot of the work-life balance thing is massively outta wack & has been for decades, needs a whole sale re-working.
Albaleo nailed it above, as it stands women KNOW that working in Japan sucks, its sucks to be a salary man, SO many women plan to get off the working thing soon as possible, hell if I was a J-woman & couldn't get outta Japan I would do the same!
Bottom line is working in Japan SUCKS for BOTH men & women, being gaijin a lot of us can sit on the edges & not have to deal with as much BS as the locals do, I could never stand it otherwise!
Until Japan decides to re-do things nothing with change, ok a few might see the odd day care option but overall the dreariness of Japanese life is draining Japans vitality & looks set to continue!
Posted in: Japan must eliminate misogyny in workforce: UNDP chief
GWJul. 24, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
Not praising China here, the media here is sure playing this up though aint they
Posted in: More Japanese firms withdraw Husi-supplied products; 5 detained in China
GWJul. 24, 2014 - 11:39AM JST
Interesting, were the properties in Japan?
Last year I bought a cool little place here that I am now using as my office & we could downsize in 10yrs time & simplify living in it & then I would sell my house here & in theory be able to kick back at least a bit
Posted in: Inflation vs deflation: Which is right for Japan?
GWJul. 23, 2014 - 02:59PM JST
So Scrote where are you going to put it?
GWJul. 23, 2014 - 02:44PM JST
Japans monkeying around with cell phones began in the early 90s when they basically kept Motorola OUT & developed Japans own stupid systems that no one else used forcing us to use THEIR phones & systems only..........
I remember years ago when people would come into Japan with Blackberrys & would be able to do email etc & Japan were stuck with crappy phones that couldn't connect with anything outside Japan, this went on for 4-5 years before smart phones were eventually CRUDGINGLY let into Japan & the rest is history.
Still some BS to be worked out but at least we are headed in the right direction & J-phones are biting the dust from where they emerged in the 90s!
Posted in: Gov't aims to curb iPhone influence
GWJul. 19, 2014 - 12:11PM JST
The politicians are clearly idiots of the highest order!(your welcome for the complement!)
I am getting sick of reading & hearing about all this women between 15-40yrs old BS!! Don't you idiots realize that by heaping the blame on the women of Japan YOU will only be making women LESS likely t want a family!
These morons that are ruining( I mean "running") the country need to take a look at the BIG picture instead heaping this onto the women of Japan(DOH!). As I have been harping for ages the country is in dire need of a total overhaul, so many things are messed up.
But alas the old fogies in Japan are content to let the rot continues, I have little hope for Japan in this regard BUT would love to proven totally WRONG!
Sadly unlikely me thinks!
Posted in: Population decline is caused by a decrease in the number of women in their 20s and 30s, and the outflow of young people to Tokyo. We need to implement measures to stem the low birthrates and over-concentration of people in Tokyo.
GWJul. 19, 2014 - 11:59AM JST
Click on this for a guitar version of this fools wailing haha!!!
Posted in: Police raid apartment of 'crying politician' Nonomura
GWJul. 18, 2014 - 06:48PM JST
Awful, I know & have been to this lighthouse a few times.................poor kids
Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in apparent murder-suicide leap from cliff
GWJul. 16, 2014 - 01:07PM JST
I didn't know Archie "grew up"................... kinda weird
But hey he married BOTH Veronica & Betty..................Archie you DOG!!
Posted in: Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book
GWJul. 16, 2014 - 11:54AM JST
primitive Japan strikes again!
How daft can the authorities be in this country, hint VERY!
Posted in: Arrest of Tokyo vagina artist sparks free expression protest
GWJul. 15, 2014 - 05:20PM JST
well said by all above!
The gross & utter STUPIDITY of Japan Inc & Japans politicians is sad to witness, they have never even heard the term, work-life balance, no surprises by the results of this survey
When will they ever learn here...................I really feel sad for young people in Japan, the future so dim & depressing
Posted in: The results were unexpected. This, however, may be because many believe that the current situation is not good for women to continue working after childbirth.
GWJul. 15, 2014 - 12:33PM JST
China used to be pretty sophisticated in its ways looking much smarter than J-politicians, but from about a year ago China's politicians have been looking unbelievably STUPID & get this, they are actually making J-politicians look good!
That is some doing haha.
I feel sorry for the Chinese people, their govt is making China look incredibly bad world wide, its getting painful to witness the stupidity involved wrt to China.
I have said it before & will say it again, it looks like its coming to come to a point where the rest of the world is going to have to put China out of our collective misery.
And the thing is China has NO VALID REASON for all the BS!! China could easily just go out into the world looking to develop economic & cultural links & would PROSPER! But no its going on & on about a bunch of ancient BS, pissing off EVERYONE around them, looking like no class bullies, & domestically are corrupt all to hell.
Wise up China or your going to go down in flames!
Posted in: China blasts Australian PM over comments during Abe's visit
GWJul. 15, 2014 - 11:31AM JST
I am with JohnG on this one! Happoshu & quazi beer is nasty nasty stuff, about 10yrs ago I gave up on it after trying a few & just too many gag reflexes, the stuff is clearly poison of a sort.
I remember riding around on my bike looking for cheese as we were going to make pizza, after hitting a few combini & supers & striking out & buying some crap processed cheese I had less than Y200 in my pocket & was dying for a beer, had to buy some happoshu crap.................. I could barely stomach a few gulps before dumping the rest & swore off the %$#@ ever since.
I mean be honest anyone drinking this crap has to be really forcing the stuff down, I for one wont go that route.
Lately I have been drinking Costco's US made micro brew at home which is pretty decent & a little less than the run of the mill asahi, kirin, Sapporo beers!
Posted in: Unhappy hour for Kirin as its beer sales tumble in Japan
GWJul. 14, 2014 - 07:16PM JST
Nasty bit of propaganda that! For shame!
Posted in: AKB48 singer recruits for SDF as Abe boosts military
GWJul. 14, 2014 - 12:36PM JST
First off what rola & the others mentioned in the article represent is NOT progress.
Basically most of this comes down to what I call the PANDA EFFECT, no really any different from people going to Ueno Zoo to see the panda's....................
And this chick REALLY grates, I really hope she doesn't act this stupid & daft in real life.
Japan is still light years from real progress when it comes to non-Japanese or children that happen to have a non-Japanese parent. I will say its getting better than the past but still a long way to go!
Posted in: Rola changing DNA of Japanese pop culture
Jul. 28, 2014 - 05:15PM JST
Posted in: 71-year-old man held for slashing 4 family members in Nagano
Jul. 28, 2014 - 05:14PM JST
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Key Lesson: Do not build nuclear power stations that use uranium based fuels.
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Jul. 28, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
Swarm of quakes today in and around Izu / Ooshima... Getting stronger.
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Jul. 28, 2014 - 05:08PM JST
With 1000+ victims with only 1% being actual "terrorists"
One of the guidelines issued by the…
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