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Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 07, 2014 - 09:49AM JST
Maybe they just died because of age...
Posted in: Yakuza gang membership falls to record low
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 05, 2014 - 03:32PM JST
That what they always did talk about and will for time being until the system as we know it will collapse.
Posted in: Japan's embrace of Russia under threat with Ukraine crisis
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 03, 2014 - 11:27AM JST
The building code might be the same, but the knowledge of the construction workers in Okinawa is not to be compared at all.
Posted in: M6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 20, 2014 - 10:28PM JST
Earlier it was written that the boat went back to shore to be refueled. So it is negligence, captain could have done that before commencing the trip.
And after all the divers ascended after only 30min. Even there is a strong current the might only traveled 3-5km in this time and the boat could have followed even with low fuel as you go with the current not against it.
Glad the arrested him, harms the reputation of this industry and everyone who is doing diving and boating, like me, for a live.
Posted in: Bali boat captain arrested for leaving Japanese divers
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 17, 2014 - 04:11PM JST
It was negligence for the boat operator to leave without enough fuel for the trip. IF he had to leave during the dive to refuel it is most likely his fault as otherwise he could and should have followed the bubbles of the diver.
Posted in: 5 Japanese divers found alive; 2 still missing off Bali
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 16, 2014 - 04:20PM JST
I'm an Instructor doing this for a living and I see many people where you wonder if they should or should not...
50 dives is considered a lot if you know that you can have an instructor license with as little as 100 dives.
Also rain should be no problem for diving, it could have started while they where underwater.
Okinawa is also not exactly the place you want to be rescued at - speaking from experience. Cost Guard people don't know anything about diving at all.
Also I think the current maybe went in the wrong direction and the boat wanted to pick up somewhere totally else - happened to me once, also been floating for a 90min on the surface, even I had proper signaling gear, boat could not find me.
Hope they be found safely soon.
Posted in: No trace of 7 Japanese divers missing off Bali
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 05, 2014 - 11:14AM JST
If they give more power to the J-Military than they should get rid of the US forces at least most of them. No reason to pay them a "warm hard budged" and pay for there own military too. Also what benefit has japan when joining not winnable military missions like Afghanistan or some new "war on terror", I can see military fatality and an outrages budged fatality. After all nothing to be desired.
Japan particular under Abes lead is and most likely always will be the dog of the USA and run after the stick following all the requests.
It's just sad!
Posted in: Japan should lift ban on collective defense, says gov't panel
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 31, 2014 - 11:42AM JST
I doubt that salaries will increase a lot in fiscal 2014!
If you get paid an hour and they give between 10 and 50yen more that probably gives the average Joe some 5000 - 10.000yen more a month, which he will spend on the tax for increase products. So Joe will probably have to spend more from April 2014 than what his salary increase will be if it will increase which I HIGHLY DOUBT!
Posted in: Consumer price hike data boosts Japan's deflation battle
Jan Claudius WeirauchJan. 29, 2014 - 03:50PM JST
They are not a good role model towards young kids, they have no real talent except looking pretty, they are not allowed to date, which is just human and should be encouraged - particular in the country with lowest birth rate on earth.
I think a group like this has a responsibility towards the young generation who might look up to them! And because there is no way that there way of life is desirable they are not very liked. Unless by grandmothers who sometimes dream of being young again.
Posted in: Many Japan Today readers hate AKB48 and insult them every chance they get. Yet the megapopular all-girl group has tens of millions of fans in Japan and Southeast Asia. Why so much hate for the group?
Jan Claudius WeirauchNov. 30, 2013 - 09:21PM JST
Car taxes should be made up by prefecture, rural areas Okinawa and other similar areas should pay less than people who live in Tokyo or similar big city's with a good transportation system, that would be only fair as minimum salary is lower in rural areas and also it would be a small factor making it more attractive to live out of town.
I pay 4000yen tax for my K-van/year
Posted in: Proposal to triple taxes on K-cars raises concerns among rural drivers
Jan Claudius WeirauchNov. 26, 2013 - 10:37AM JST
Domestic (short) flights, OK, but long distance flights, no thanks!
Posted in: The U.S. government is considering to permit passengers to make and receive cell phone calls while in flight. The flight attendants' union oppose it, saying it would cause trouble, as well as bother other passengers. What's your stance?
Jan Claudius WeirauchOct. 18, 2013 - 09:46PM JST
Well it's not like this people PRODUCING anything for the greater good in the world, maybe they just realize now how pointless it is, looking at the big picture. If you want to make money, in my opinion you should work hard in an honest job not speculate with other peoples assets.
Posted in: Job fears and abuse take toll on bankers' health: study
Jan Claudius WeirauchJul. 15, 2013 - 04:19PM JST
The bases only create about 5% of Okinawa's economy but occupy about 21% of Okinawa landmass. I'm sure you could create more than 5% economic revenue on 21% of landmass.
Posted in: Abe to campaign in Okinawa this week
Jan Claudius WeirauchJun. 18, 2013 - 09:42AM JST
Why not put barriers in the supermarkets - like in Germany you go in, but you only can exit when going trough a register.
You have an entry door which opens automatic from outside and en exit door which opens from inside only.
The same open shops you have here in Japan would literally be empty in Europe.
When I was a minor -15 years old- I got caught, they send me straight to the police, parents had to pick me up and than to court so I had to do 65hour of community service, at a social institution of my choice. I stole 100Euro worth of CD's back than.
I think the approach of getting angry at the shop which you or your child stole from is behind being silly.
Also since that day, I never stole anymore anything, it was a lesson, sure there always will be people doing but a lot of people especially teenager do it for the kick not because of they are poor, they are not steeling food to not starve but video games etc. non life essentials.
Posted in: Shoplifting on the increase
Jan Claudius WeirauchMay. 04, 2013 - 04:25PM JST
Vending machines also take bank notes in Japan, and the bank does not charge 17% or what.
Posted in: Vending machine arsonist thief still on the loose
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 30, 2013 - 10:45PM JST
How about a free trading area? Everyone has access and the people currently living there get some business and maybe more (from both nations) want to move there?
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 27, 2013 - 08:28PM JST
As gasoline and imported goods become more expensive this year, I will increase the prices of my tourism related business next year, who cares if people can spend more if the services and products also costs more at the same.
Posted in: Golden Week holiday exodus begins
Jan Claudius WeirauchApr. 04, 2013 - 04:30PM JST
Wonder what's happen next, if another incident like Fukushima is happen, and later they find out guidelines have been bent or not been used - as standards would have to.
Posted in: Nuclear Regulation Authority changes 'safety standards' to 'guidelines'
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 21, 2013 - 08:50PM JST
It's very easy in Japan to get fired, I had only 2 days off a month and got sick on my second day off (fewer 40C+) and my wife called in the next morning that I can't come in - fired on the telephone.
Do you think the labor office was going to help me???? NOT!
Now have my own company and it's running great!
So I would everyone tell to cheer up and try to realize there own dream.
Posted in: What do you say to a colleague who has been given notice by the boss due to downsizing or budget cutbacks?
Jan Claudius WeirauchFeb. 26, 2013 - 08:49PM JST
Prime Ministers office...
Senkaku is a bad place, lots of nice environment there to bad to be wrecked.
Posted in: Govt to review candidate sites for Fukushima waste disposal
Mar. 08, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
@I'mA Monkey: Never heard Manrui home-run in any sport news in USA. Grand Slam they mention.…
Posted in: Tanaka gives up homer in first exhibition start for Yankees
Mar. 08, 2014 - 07:18AM JST
It's a shame that people like her are a role model for so many young Japanese.
Posted in: Lady Gaga to hold first stadium concert in Japan
Mar. 08, 2014 - 07:17AM JST
But, is this enough for the government and Japanese society to realise there is a problem…
Posted in: No. of child abuse, child porn cases reported in 2013 soars
Mar. 08, 2014 - 07:13AM JST
I'm with Tahoochi - it should have said "Japan, the place where discerning celebrities go to…
Posted in: George Clooney appears in new ad for Kirin beer
John Michael White
Mar. 08, 2014 - 07:08AM JST
They are "investigating" whether to charge the owners? Hello?? Criminal negligence? It's a no brainer.
Posted in: Japanese girl mauled by dogs in NZ was bitten 100 times