Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday.
NEW USER REGISTRATION
Letters and numbers only; 5 to 50 characters. This cannot be changed later.
You will be sent an email to activate your account before you can log in.
Yes, I would like to receive news alerts from JapanToday
InspectorGadgetSep. 29, 2015 - 03:39PM JST
Nessie, thus one is completely legit. NZ claimed a massive area of the ocean surrounding it under UNCLOS in 1982 as an Exclusive Economic Zone. UNCLOS is a UN treaty recognised by 166 countries globally which lays out who has rights to resources in which marine areas. New Zealands claim to this area has never been disputed, and they are well within therir rights to declare a marine reserve in therir own Exclusive Economic Zone.
This isn't like another well known country arbitrarily deciding that resources in disputed marine areas are theirs . . .
Posted in: New Zealand to create massive marine sanctuary the size of France
InspectorGadgetJul. 20, 2015 - 02:23PM JST
Wow! Were they running it directly off the mains or something?
It definitely sounds like a home made job as "normal" electric fences for stock control are usually pulsed at very low current but high voltages. It sounds like this unit was on continually and at high currents.
Posted in: 2 dead, 5 injured after being electrocuted by electric fence
InspectorGadgetMar. 03, 2015 - 08:25AM JST
Having read through quite a number of articles on this topic I would have to side with the Japanese government on this issue.
During the negotiations for the 1965 Treaty, Japan proposed directly compensating Comfort Women, and all Koreans affected by Japanese actions. This was rejected by South Korean, who stated that they would organize compensation, but then took the money and invested it in State infrastructure, without passing it onto the victims. Both sides were bound by confidentiality clauses in the agreement, which is why Japan could never clearly state how the matter had been settled from their perspective.
Japanese statesmen have repeatedly recognized the pain and suffering that Japan caused before and during WW2 on many nations and offered apologies for the actions that caused them. However, these apologies often fall on deaf ears as the individual Korean victims are still waiting on compensation that their own government has misappropriated.
Posted in: Japan shrugs off S Korean calls for 'sex slave' apology
InspectorGadgetDec. 31, 2012 - 10:53AM JST
Microwave or Conventional Oven?
I've seen anecdotal evidence that when the EU switched to lead free solder in 2006 as part of their RoHS directive, it took a while for a number of manufacturers to adapt to the new solder compositions in use (ie high Tin). The net result was that a number of devices were produced with brittle solder points and high premature failure rates.
One homebake repair method which gained some popularity among the Xbox 360 geeks was stripping the console down to the motherboard and baking (completely flat) in a conventional oven at above 230-240C. This had the effect of reflowing the solderpoints and often repairing the failed connections.
Posted in: Sony warns not to put your gaming console in the microwave
InspectorGadgetAug. 05, 2012 - 06:34PM JST
They have fallen after being called upon by their country to try and assist others. Lest We Forget.
Posted in: Two New Zealand soldiers killed in Afghan attack
InspectorGadgetFeb. 05, 2012 - 06:08PM JST
Those specs look pretty underwhelming. Judging by the wallpaper this isn't a 4.0, or even a 3.1 device, probablly more like a Gingerbread, as it doesn't look like any of the OS's optimed for tablets. Processor type and whether it is a single or dual core is'nt mentioned either.
It better be cheap, and I mean VERY CHEAP, considering the Kindle Fire is USD$200.
Posted in: Fujitsu releases Android tablet
InspectorGadgetJan. 09, 2010 - 11:35AM JST
The real money is in the maps for these things.
Posted in: Portable navigation device
Search the Largest English Job Board in Japan.
Oct. 10, 2015 - 04:54AM JST
Smart move and good decision by Uber's CEO since China will positively be the largest riding…
Posted in: Uber says it will expand service to 100 Chinese cities
Oct. 10, 2015 - 04:41AM JST
What exactly is the 'here and the now' that makes your personal opinion not a personal…
Posted in: Murdoch apologizes for saying Obama was not 'real black president'
Oct. 10, 2015 - 04:24AM JST
Yes to both questions
Posted in: Do you think all-girl groups like AKB48 are being marketed as sexualized Lolitas or is it just harmless fun?
Oct. 10, 2015 - 04:18AM JST
If you are a serious extremist and your core competency is giving speeches, dodging drones and…
Posted in: Why do extremists drive Toyotas? asks U.S.
Oct. 10, 2015 - 04:07AM JST
Utrack, you've disagreed wother every single scientific report that's come out choosing only to believe whatever…
Posted in: Researchers link thyroid cancer rise to Fukushima nuclear crisis
10,000’s of properties available today!