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Jan Claudius WeirauchNov. 09, 2015 - 08:20AM JST
Initially the central government, but the decision will in the long run backfire...
Posted in: Which side do you think will eventually win the dispute between the central government and the Okinawan government over the planned relocation of the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station from Futenma to the Henoko area of Nago?
Jan Claudius WeirauchSep. 18, 2015 - 11:23AM JST
Tsunami Warning here in Okinawa, but kids are off to school, the school is next to the beach 2m above sea level. Talk about danger assessment.
Jan Claudius WeirauchJun. 19, 2015 - 09:57AM JST
I did that speed during my driving lesson in Germany...
Posted in: Man arrested for uploading video of himself driving at over 170 kph
Jan Claudius WeirauchJun. 09, 2015 - 05:49PM JST
The question is how many case have not been reported...
Posted in: 183 bogus phone calls over pension data leak reported
Jan Claudius WeirauchMay. 31, 2015 - 11:17PM JST
Why he only had to spend 10 days in jail while everyone else has to spend 10 years in jail, when entering Japan with pot? To famous to be jailed?
Posted in: McCartney says he's given up pot
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 15, 2015 - 12:02PM JST
I got a letter from Honda with the request to to change the airbag.
Posted in: Honda mounts ad blitz to urge repair of Takata airbags
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 12, 2015 - 05:29PM JST
Well I hope Japanese people will never need to ask for asylum in another country, because they are also not prepared to deal with this "special folks" as one poster mentioned earlier.
Posted in: Japan accepts just 11 asylum seekers from record 5,000 applications in 2014
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 08, 2015 - 02:52PM JST
They could just adjust minimum wage +500yen/hour or so, and hire a bunch of people to research violations. But they will never do that as they benefit from low pay and they can control people better who have no choice but work for less.
Posted in: Japanese workers get smaller share of corporate earnings despite record profits
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 15, 2015 - 08:21PM JST
I just watched it, not worth the hype. Just a big provocation to the regime...
Posted in: Sony announces DVD 'Freedom Edition' of 'The Interview'
Jan Claudius WeirauchNov. 27, 2014 - 02:32PM JST
It's nice to have a clean minimalist place to live as an adult! If she where to have kids at some point they must be allowed to make a mess sometimes or have toys not instantly needed.
There are two extremes, on is the mess where you can barely see the floor and the other is where everything is almost sterile and clean all the personal stuff is gone too.
If you keep a basic order and can vacuum you house once in a while and trow away old fast food and used office supply's and so on you are good to go.
Posted in: From Japan, the joy of minimalism at home
Jan Claudius WeirauchOct. 12, 2014 - 05:07PM JST
We have seen surfers in Okinawa today - Sunday
Posted in: 40 injured as strong typhoon batters Okinawa
Jan Claudius WeirauchSep. 11, 2014 - 11:05PM JST
I think Japan wants the story to end, regardless of how many people are left there, it's obstruction politics wit emotions. The Government has to show effort on the issue to the public, maybe something positive turns out along the lines but there are no proper records I'm sure.
Posted in: N Korea ready to give Japan report on abductees
Jan Claudius WeirauchAug. 12, 2014 - 05:11PM JST
Okinawa minimum wage is about 630yen...
Posted in: AKB48 recruiting part-timers for Y1,000 per hour
Jan Claudius WeirauchJun. 15, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
Young people won't vote for there grand grand parents, generally a good move but the people affected won't care.
Posted in: Diet enacts bill lowering referendum voting age to 18
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 21, 2014 - 09:13PM JST
If Salvage divers become emotional they cannot help anyone, if family's of victims blame the government because of there emotions they prevent them from helping. I understand they can't thing rational at this moment...still it's not helping. I don't know Koreans so I wont judge.
Posted in: Divers begin pulling bodies from sunken ferry
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 20, 2014 - 03:37PM JST
But than again, if said conditions are true bad visibility, strong currents and a depth of 45m or more, it's not exactly an easy task to dive in there, also keep in mind a ferry has many biodegradable things on Bord, such as food blankets etc. This stuff creates immense hazards when diving, Also this would be an overhead environment, that means the diver(s) can not go up to the surface. To spend time on the wreck they need to breath special gasses such as a helium-Oxygen-nitrogen mixture (Trimix), Also think of Fuel tanks which might be leaking and a structure which is not made to be lain upside down on the ocean floor.
So in therms "the government not doing enough" what do they want the government to do? Make the prime minister dive?
It must be very hard on all the family's but salvaging this ship and survivors is nothing you can do in a few days, think of Costa Concordia which did not even sink all the way, still working on getting the wreck away almost 3 years after the incident.
I'm just a normal dive instructor not a salvage diver, it's probably more complicated as mentioned.
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 01, 2014 - 08:50PM JST
Or MAYBE Japan was just looking for a legitimate reason to officially get out of the whaling program such as a court order, in order to not bow to Sea Shepherd but safe face and safe money on the useless hunt.
Posted in: Australia, NZ fear Japan may try to sidestep whaling ban
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 27, 2014 - 09:17PM JST
How many more gaijin did enter Japan compared to the year before?
Posted in: No. of foreigners arrested for crimes in Japan up by 8% in 2013
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 25, 2014 - 09:32PM JST
If the Japan Self Defense forces become a "real" military, than all the Americans stationed in Japan should leave, and Japan should be on its own.
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 18, 2014 - 10:30PM JST
But most of the people wanting to die, do it because they never got the attention in live they craved...so in there mind this is a great way to die.
Not at all, I would be worried about kids standing on the platform having to witness such an act of self destruction.
Posted in: Train platform door tech promotes safety
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Feb. 14, 2016 - 12:09AM JST
smith, As a matter of fact I saw the caption. The man with the pink suitcase?
Posted in: Stock shocks
Feb. 13, 2016 - 11:57PM JST
"The system is falling apart. The greater number of people who pay into health insurance, the…
Posted in: Clinton, Sanders reach out to minority voters after debate
Feb. 13, 2016 - 11:51PM JST
"He says the ways his artists have carefully depicted cloudy skies and rippling waves express the…
Posted in: Oscar-nominated auteur paints solitary spirit
Feb. 13, 2016 - 11:39PM JST
Just out of curiosity, are there any big names in this one, besides Nishikori?
Posted in: Nishikori marches on in Memphis
Feb. 13, 2016 - 11:36PM JST
Why not give that money directly to the people or local communities. Far less bureaucracy.
Posted in: Half of 2011 quake, tsunami evacuees say local recovery lagging
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