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It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 05:56AM JST
Osprey will still be cheaper than the aging Ch-46 and CH-47 who got half the range lower speed and need more maintenance due to their age.
Japanese might decide to employ seahawks/blackhawks who are newer and can fulfill more roles than the aging Chinooks.
Posted in: Defense ministry asks for record budget to defend southern islands
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 05:29AM JST
Drills even military are boring and staged and thus far from the real situation.
Recall 3/11 had my bag and my sons ready to meet him, school called and said he will walk home in a group = no worry.
As for military drills did my fair share as does every male in my country.
Will be an Eye-opener for my son when he gets called up.
Posted in: Japan holds annual disaster drills nationwide
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 05:07AM JST
The community planning exists I live less than 10 minutes walk from 2 evacuation Areas, plus all schools also double as ones.
Just need to inform yourself, all schools and most parks double as evacuation areas but they still rely on your provisions for the initial days.
I even got sleeping bags in our kits and more.
The locals are prepared for the most part, you always get the odd one.
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 04:16AM JST
You got your own merger kit handy at work and at home, I would dipole it with survival experts
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 04:11AM JST
We had many species, but when they became sick or aged we gave them the easiest farewell.
Yes many were pets and familie members, granted hard to bond with Tarantula, Turtles, Snakes, etc. But I still think there was some form of connection.
Posted in: What do you think of people who refer to their pets as their children?
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 03:59AM JST
Toshiko it is an expenditure vs long term income calculation.
Don't work for Japan or any other developed nation, as the return won't even cover the cost.
Great for developing nations, developed nations not so.
Posted in: Tokyo Olympic committee scraps controversial logo
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 03:52AM JST
There are many Halaal restaurant's in Japan, it was a simple oversight and if he left the bacon bits = no problem.
This is not an Islamic country and mishaps do occur no need to go on a hunger strike.
He could have complained and been served a different meal.
Still not news worthy.
Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 03:37AM JST
Obama is gone after his term.
So all this speculations about his successor are mute, personally don't see Kayne.
What many people forget is 1yr to settle in, 2 yrs working, 1yr to campaign for re-election or to leave in 2nd term.
Same overseas we elect them for 4 yrs but they only truly work for 2 yrs.
Posted in: Obama paints doomsday scene of global warming in Alaska
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 03:20AM JST
Sure on that but do they male the forecast profits and do those benefit the country or only the local wards?
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 03:11AM JST
IMHO, the olympics can be held anywhere as the majority of people watch them on TV, etc.
The times when people travelled to see them live is coming to an end, hence why few recent hosting nations made a profit.
Was/is different nations where hosting them can be an economic boost, my own nation saw the benefit in 1972 but no more.
Biggest problem you can put on a great show for 2 weeks + Paralympics and after that the facilities are unused.
Hence why most recent countries called a loss after hosting them.
Many other places also say no. Look at the last winter Olympics in Japan and see how much those facilities cost, cost would be more if operated.
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 02:26AM JST
Since I am not Japanese I can't justify their actions. All countries copying to a certain degree but China, Korea and Thailand don't really enforce existing copyrights.
And thus many companies pulled out of them. I have a specific hobby and 95% of the pirated goods come from China, Korea, HongnKong and Thailand.
I can name some companies that do well worldwide selling pirated goods.
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 02:11AM JST
Who tipped them off as to when and where he was driving sans papers.
This whole targeting smells worse than last weeks tuna left in the sun.
Posted in: U.S. activist featured in dolphin hunt film 'The Cove' arrested
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 02:03AM JST
It doesn't matter what China does completely different that the rip of the majority of the world's goods.
The designer mada a mistake by not verifying, China verifies to make sure it can pass to the uneducated.
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 01:58AM JST
If he was without a valid passport and resident card = trouble.
Police were just enforcing the law and him having been here before should know better .... Or maybe he wanted to be caught?
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 01:47AM JST
Never been stopped for a card check neither by uniformed or plain clothes cops, neither has any of my friends.
In my case 18yrs in others many decades. Dittonfor Bicyclebi see them pullover Japanese but not me or my friends.
Maybe I don't fit the criteria they are looking for?
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 01:42AM JST
Ban is the current head of the UN so he attends in that role and not as a Korean.
As for his plans after the UN .......
Posted in: U.N. rejects Japan's complaint over Ban's China visit
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 01:40AM JST
Quoran allows consumption of pork if no other food is available.
Local Imam can sort that out.
But as many said a non-story.
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 01:37AM JST
And Porsche build the 1st fully electric car(fact).
British invented the Jet-drive but the Germans had the 1st jet-poweref fighters.
Posted in: Indonesia favoring China over Japan in railway bid: gov't sources
It"S MESep. 02, 2015 - 01:32AM JST
Those drills help but not-one prepares for all scenarios. My company issued a 3 day survival kit to all employees.
Plus few people follow the procedures while they are panicking and worrying about friends and family.
I don't like high rise buildings as they are a pain in case of an emergencies(water pumps not working, elevators out of service, etc.
Simple reason try to slepp lots of water and survival foods, etc up 30+ floors.
Emergencies I have experienced(few countries) taught me stay close to the ground.
In my area locals were invited for lessons on how to use a fire extinguisher, etc last weekend.<
It"S MEAug. 26, 2015 - 05:59PM JST
The Birthing Hospital that your Wife visits for checkups and birth will take her in an emergency.
The other cases are duebyo Hospitals NOT keeping their status updated on the system installed in ambulances.
True in the USA you can die in the waiting room without any staff noticing, been some cases in the news.
Posted in: What are the pros and cons of shorter hospital stays (in most Western countries) vs longer hospital stays in Japan?
Sep. 05, 2015 - 09:17PM JST
"We need a good alternative to really challenge her. One will probably come along in the…
Posted in: Clinton: I didn't 'stop and think' about email system
Japan is already the best country I know for providing toilets to the public. And while…
Posted in: 28 municipalities, businesses receive Japan's 1st toilet awards
Sep. 05, 2015 - 09:12PM JST
I'm surprised the Russians came back from that second set humiliation at the hands of the…
Posted in: China beats Russia at women's volleyball World Cup
Sep. 05, 2015 - 09:10PM JST
Stephen Lawarie is right; Japan should be wary of being too relaxed about taking refugees. Europe…
Posted in: Japan eyes new guidelines for refugee recognition
Sep. 05, 2015 - 09:07PM JST
I can't believe the ignorance I read here. She's being investigated by the FBI.