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It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 07:13PM JST
Really, how many languages have you checked?
Posted in: Report says one pilot locked out of cockpit before Germanwings crash
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 06:53PM JST
Pilots been named in the international news.
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 06:25PM JST
Not fond of them.
Also looks like their use will be banned in some museums and tourism location.
Posted in: What do you think of selfie sticks?
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 05:25PM JST
They explained on the news just now that there are 2 passwords.
1) Standard one that will buzz the person in cockpitnto verify who wants in.
2) Emergency password that will open the door.
The door can also be opened manually from inside the cockpit.
Those 2 passwords are also known by the cabin stuff.
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 10:47AM JST
One last thing to mention.
People talk about monastic rules, why should they apply to people that don't live in a monastery may the monks, priests, nuns regardless of their creed.
Yeah, he is a creep and pervert not denying that.
Posted in: Buddhist monk arrested for filming up girl's skirt on escalator
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
There was recently a report where a pilot couldn't reenter the covkpit after a toilet break.
The black boxes look in bad shape but still hold some useable data.
Many people don't know that there are coffin hotel style beds on airliners for the crew to take naps, plus there are usually 3 people in the cockpit( pilot, co-pilot and navigator).
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 10:13AM JST
Add to it that Braille also exist on many signs, hand rails, ticket vending machines, etc.
In my town we have moved power lines underground on some street, you still get poles now and than with lines to the houses.
Looking at. It from an earthquake point of view broken lines are easier found and fixed when overhead, rather than having to dig up the line till you find the break and afterwards restoring the road surface.
Posted in: Tokyo considers removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics
It"S MEMar. 26, 2015 - 09:47AM JST
Absolutely ridiculous that people assume that adopting metric would mean all measurements unlike in sports, etc need yo be changed.
A pint can still be a point, american football can still use yards, and so on.
As for the cost not that much on a serious impact change a package design and add the new into, change a street and add the new info those and more need to be replaced on a schedule.
Will take some time like in England, but gradually people will get used to it.
How much did the crashed Mars probe costs because of a metric/Imperial mixup cost?
The US also sells goods in metric units worldwide, why use 2 systems which incur extra costs/complications.
The metric system has become the defacto standard worldwide.
Fun fact, England refused it because they thought it too difficult and confusing.
Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?
It"S MEMar. 22, 2015 - 10:28PM JST
The head of the local Zen Buddhist Shrine drives a Merc and wife a BMW most of those are loaded.
Own extensive properties where they collect rent, etc
It"S MEMar. 22, 2015 - 10:15PM JST
He is a human after all with all that comes with it good and bad.
It"S MEMar. 22, 2015 - 09:46PM JST
Depends on the group and sect and which vows they take.
Again we don't know what form of Buddhism he practices, not all monks live in monasteries either. Many run their own temples/shrines.
There are big splits & disputes among the groups/sects depending on the order of the sutras followed/used, interpretation, etc.
It"S MEMar. 22, 2015 - 09:05PM JST
Which form of Buddhism are you talking about Zen, Tibetan, Hinayana, Mahayana, Amidalism, Nichiren, etc?
Many forms allow meat, alcohol, etc consumption, marriage, etc. I am a Buddhist myself and still confused with all the groups and sects.
It"S MEMar. 22, 2015 - 08:39PM JST
Monks like Protestant priest are allowed to marry.
It"S MEMar. 22, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
Budokan definitely for concerts but they can't that many fans inside, hence the big acts use Tokyo Dome.
Posted in: Paul McCartney announces Budokan concert
It"S MEMar. 21, 2015 - 07:39PM JST
Sad and tragic.
Some sick people out there.
Posted in: 5 dead babies found in French couple's home near Bordeaux
It"S MEMar. 20, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
Rather Noh than River Dance.
Agreed they look bored and confused.
Posted in: Afternoon noh
It"S MEMar. 20, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
Japan can only issues visas for travellers to Japan.
Want to go to Turkey, etc visit their embassies and get one, many countries you can also apply for a visa at the border check control.
Travelled a lot before in my younger days across Europe, etc
Japan can issue a travel warning or a ban 'usually not enforced,'.
Posted in: Japan confirms 3 nationals among 19 killed in Tunisia museum attack
It"S MEMar. 20, 2015 - 08:22AM JST
It is improving , many countries are now banning those overslim models due to health concerns.
This will also allow the fashion to be shown on a more average build model.
Posted in: Japanese clothes but few Japanese models at Tokyo Fashion Week
It"S MEMar. 20, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
Too many people do believe Hollywood invented Historical facts, goes even back to the 1920's.
Like the thumb down to sentencing a defeated gladiator to death and many more.
Actually the movie is based on the musical.
Yes, they left by train after the father turned down an offered military position but agree fleeing from persecution is more impressive or their real names or why they became a singing troupe (father went bankrupt when his London bank crashed).
Posted in: 'The Sound of Music' film celebrates a golden anniversary
It"S MEMar. 19, 2015 - 06:32PM JST
I would say Jehovah Witnesses and similar are closer to cults then religion. My sect charges 0 membership and things like shrines start at 3800yen and go up to a lot.
Posted in: Friday will be the 20th anniversary of the sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Why do people join cults?
Mar. 30, 2015 - 11:18AM JST
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markandmiho2 -- I too had a father that served in WWII, but in the Pacific (in…
Posted in: Japan's long wait to address U.S. Congress
Kuroda must be enjoying Hiroshima weather, NY is very very cold. ////we used to see Kuroda…
Posted in: Former Yankees pitcher Kuroda wins in Japan comeback
Mar. 30, 2015 - 11:16AM JST
It seems that Okinawa does need such too heavy US military bases there if they protect/defend…
Posted in: In view of the Okinawan government’s opposition to the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma to Henoko, should the Japanese government stick to the 2006 agreement over the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan?
Mar. 30, 2015 - 11:15AM JST
Good news. Rather than reading about another person swindled by the ole' "Ore-ore" scams.
Posted in: 93-year-old Japanese woman donates ambulance to local fire station