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Iron Clad TemplarMay. 25, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
This seems to be the well planned end of the Takata Group, so along with every car maker in the world recalling all cars with Takada Air Bag and a current cap rate of just under 1 billion dollars. There is no way the company can survive, unless they get smart really quickly and enter voluntary bankruptcy proceedings. Get their lawyers to sort out the facts from the fiction(how many people have been injured or has died as a result of the faulty air bags?)and begin to deal with the regulators/car markers in a reasonable way. The other air bag makers must also be scared, as they are next on the list, should something go wrong ! Good luck with the courts, but keep up your business as I for one was very happy to have a Takata made bag a couple of years back when I was blind sided by red signal breaker, saved my life.
Posted in: Mazda, Mitsubishi add 630,000 more cars to Takata airbag recall
Iron Clad TemplarOct. 28, 2014 - 06:54PM JST
It`s about time Bernie started to listen to some good advice from his advisors. Level the playing field by doling out the cash on an even basis and making sure that each team follows the engineering regulations. We then will see the driving skills, rather then the engineering skills of each team driver.
Posted in: Mosley fears for F1 teams after Marussia and Caterham collapse
Iron Clad TemplarOct. 25, 2014 - 05:57PM JST
Excellent, congratulations to Eddy Jones and the rest of the JRFU for doing such a great job in getting a place in the competition. This should be a great boost to the rugby playing community throughout Japan, can't wait to read the details in the near future.
Posted in: Japan wins place in 2016 Super Rugby
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 11, 2014 - 07:20PM JST
Not a good idea to mess around with the Korean police at the best of times, this is a case of "off with their heads", ala the Queen of Hearts ! Good luck on getting a fair trial !!!!!!
Posted in: S Korean police storm compound in search for ferry owner
Iron Clad TemplarMay. 06, 2014 - 12:23PM JST
A well written article by "TC", some of the banks mentioned in the article will offer slightly higher interest rates on second and third property investments and will insist that higher deposits be paid. However returns of 9% to 12% can be had using older properties and shorter term loans. Keep an eye on the other Japanese cities beyond the forever in the headlines Tokyo! Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe all offer good investment opps.
Posted in: Buying property in Japan can be daunting yet profitable
Iron Clad TemplarApr. 28, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
Perhaps all involved in this awful case need to be reviewed, the mother and father of these children in particular. As well as the social service/police people who failed to detect this very sick "Baby Sitter". For
the remaining child, I hope that he has an angel looking after him! "RIP" his older brother, too young to
understand what was happening.
Posted in: Babysitter held over death of 2-yr-old boy had photos of naked children in computer
Iron Clad TemplarApr. 22, 2014 - 11:36PM JST
There goes another very rich ex-manager, never the right man for the job. But he`ll have a very nice retirement
based on the "see you later" and "shut-up" package! Whatever happens in the way of a new manager, it will be a couple of years, before we see a winning "MU" team returning to the limelight.**
Posted in: Moyes fired as Manchester United manager
Iron Clad TemplarApr. 22, 2014 - 11:26PM JST
When it comes down to it, there are not too many Asian countries that can boast or even host a meeting at any given time for a President of Obama`s statue. Well done the security guys that have made the right call in taking no chances and changing all the codes. Looking forward to hearing what comes out of his two day visit on the China/Korean front, not to mention the trade agreements yet to be agreed to.
Posted in: Lost codes spark airport scramble on eve of Obama's arrival
Iron Clad TemplarJul. 29, 2013 - 04:27PM JST
A gifted samurai warrior, fare thee well Lord Matsui and well done the Yankies !
Posted in: Matsui officially retires as a New York Yankee
Iron Clad TemplarJul. 16, 2013 - 11:03AM JST
Alas the DPJ Lords and Ladies are destined to suffer a heavy blow on this coming weekend and with that, theyre abject reign jester-dom will come crashing down amongst what is left of them on Monday the 22nd.
No doubt they will have their regrets, as in hindsight what they could have been achieved and didnt will rue many a come back for the Lords/Ladies that were in power. Including the likes of Lord Kan and the bottom dwelling Noda, they will probably never make it onto the top floor ever again.
It will be interesting to listen to one of those fallen Lords represent himself in a new light this week, as he sets forth on his latest journey. Lord (cat) Ozawa has nine lives, but will he live through this next election ? As for the Lords/Ladies of the LDP-NK, we hope that they will use their newly granted power to better the Kingdom of Japan and pull this once dazzling economy back onto the world stage.
Posted in: Japan's two-party politics in doubt as drubbing of DPJ looms
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 30, 2013 - 11:18AM JST
Excellent, this is what we predicted from the opening games, the Knights are fully behind the Spanish Lords and hope to be celebrating with them tomorrow. Very well played the Samurais, if you could only have beaten the
Mexicans Lords your flight home would have been less painful, we hope that you learn from the losses ?
Posted in: Dream Confederations Cup final: Brazil vs Spain
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 23, 2013 - 11:23AM JST
Terrific match, whatever you say about the Lions Knights, they bring everything to the table. Looking forward to the next jousting session and I hope that the officials get it right next time on scrum and breakdown rulings.
Clearly Pollock was out of his depth and Joubert should be put in charge of the next test.
Posted in: Lions edge Australia 23-21 in first test
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 21, 2013 - 11:38AM JST
Incredible story and told with a brittle battle worn Uighur voice, this lovely Queen in waiting will unfortunately get no where until they discover oil, rare earth, minerals etc, etc. The Lords of NATO are too busy looking after numerous other battles which concern oil or mineral wealth in one form or the other, good luck fair Lady !!
Posted in: Exiled Uighur leader, in Tokyo, says China used military in Xinjiang
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 20, 2013 - 10:20AM JST
A solid Canadian team of Lords gave Japanese Samurais a hard match and for a long period had it won, but for some excellent defending by the Japanese Samurais. The result was a fair one, as Canada to be specific have not been the force that they were in the last World Cup in NZ. Previous to this loss they were soundly beaten by a battle weakened (due to I&B Lions duty) Ireland. Lord Eddy Jones has been a delight to watch as he urges his mentors on to do greater things, maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel ?
Posted in: Japan beats Canada 16-13 in Pacific Nations rugby
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 20, 2013 - 10:03AM JST
A battle lost, but the war is still to be won. The overseas playing Blue Samurais have the confidence to go up against any team, however the Japan based players lack this quality and have been seen to cave in under pressure. We thought that this was one of the main reasons for the big loss to Brazil, thus the more overseas games these players take part in, the better their battle field skills will become and the better the SBs will be.
Of course it doesnt help when you are fighting major battles from the off, it would have been a little easier if
they had played in the same group as Spain. The Knights still see Spain as being the out right champions, so let`s see how they fare against the gallant Lords of Tahiti ?
Posted in: Italy rallies from 2-0 down to beat Japan 4-3 in Confederations Cup
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 18, 2013 - 10:06AM JST
It would be a very wise move for the grand leaders of the Western Empire to re-read their history books and to study in detail the mistakes that were made and are still being made in the Kindoms of Antioch,Acre, Jerusalem
Tripoli. Tens of thousands of lives wasted, fortunes spent on ruinous wars and eventually all for no real gain and later major headaches. Today you have Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Israel all about to turn into a blood bath with the Western Empire once again getting involved with far too few resources (we wont even go into the Afghani mess). So either you go in fully armed with half a million knights including every form of modern support or you stay away, because the war will come west should ye meddle around carelessly. For London, Paris, Rome and New York all host large communities of Saladins family.
Posted in: Putin, Obama face off over Syria; rebels get Saudi missiles
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 17, 2013 - 11:50PM JST
The knights have not written off the Blue Samurai Lords just yet and feel that there is a win or two left in them
after their defeat to the multi time champions of the world. Recent matches have all been played by exhausted players coming from Europe to play and fly away, however with this FC being played over a couple of weeks (lots of team practise time) the BLLs will step up their game and hopefully prove the nay-sayers wrong.
In the mean good luck to the Knights of Tahiti and our gold is on the Spanish Knights whom have a full team
of proven world beaters.****
Posted in: Japanese media slam 3-0 loss to Brazil
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 14, 2013 - 10:48AM JST
Excellent film, Sir Nolan really knows his stuff and has made a tired old tale into another blockbuster cartoon based profit maker for the DC Comic Empire. Just a shame that the Japanese translators take so much time to get the kanji right !!**
Posted in: Britain's Henry Cavill dons Superman's cape in 'Man of Steel'
Iron Clad TemplarJun. 14, 2013 - 10:44AM JST
Excellent chance for the brave Knights of Japan to beat a fine, but much depleted team of Welch Knights. Sir Eddie doing a great job of coaching the national CB team, however he might be drinking far too much saki if he things that the lads can step up into the top 10 within the next two years! Looking forward to the jousting over the weekend, Japan to win ??**
Posted in: Hirose hopes to get Japan over line against Wales
Iron Clad TemplarMay. 18, 2013 - 01:09AM JST
History repeats herself throughout the centuries, in that there has always been camp followers, whom have been paid to carry out a very profitable natural function. Be not naive or afraid, but the oldest or nearly occupation in the wold is what? Please, that ye visit the streets of Clark Base, Okinawa City, Sumvik Road Bankok, Hochiminlo, Newtown Circus, that to this very day offer up a panorama of ex-American occupation places to go for after battle relieve. HK and Korea have similar place to go, as does Tokyo and Osaka. Hashimotto maybe vocal in his well founded defence of what is true, but the Knights and I can only say that we have been there !
Posted in: Defiant Hashimoto says U.S. troops abused women during occupation
Sep. 05, 2015 - 01:30AM JST
Tough one, seriously. I had this situation in my first apartment building, and I was coming…
Posted in: If you heard someone crying or screaming nextdoor, and sensed it was someone being physically abused, would you intervene in some way, or call the police, or do nothing and just mind your own business?
Defending what? China against itself? So proceeding to take over Manchuria and most of the populated…
Posted in: Japan urges China not to focus on 'unfortunate history'
Sep. 05, 2015 - 01:26AM JST
smithinjapan: Meanwhile Tom Cotton is off again on his treason mission working with Netanyahu to "go…
Posted in: Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in U.S. Senate
These days, calling someone Nazi like is just short-hand for saying: "They are bad. We should…
Posted in: Australian PM angers Jewish leaders by comparing IS with Nazis
Sep. 05, 2015 - 01:25AM JST
The Faroes are Danish. Nothing to do with the UK.
Posted in: Taiji dolphin hunt begins; coastal whaling set to start