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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 WeirauchMay. 10, 2015 - 04:14PM JST
I live in northern Okinawa, not in Nago but Onna Village, lot's of expensive resort hotels here, and tourism industry in general. I think futenma should stay where it is or leave entirely, because, Down there you also have plenty of other bases and Kadena airbase so still a lot of noise and stuff, the land which would free up, would probably just be occupied by some huge mall or patchinko again, but nothing where the locals would actually benefit such as a park or something.
I don't want to have jets flying over my head that is why I choose to buy my house here and not down there, also I think it;s stupit to build a brand new base 70 years after the war.
I would not even mind Japan changing it's constitution if the Americans would leave. Japan has world wide the 4th biggest military anyway. They can defend them self. But Abe and his bunch of pussies in office are making politics looking only in the past not in the future. It's disgusting. The Democracy's in the industry country's seem often not be worth the paper they are written on.
Posted in: Defense minister, Okinawan governor fail to agree on base move
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
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 17, 2014 - 03:25PM JST
Posted in: Body believed to be missing Japanese diver found in Indonesia
Jul. 28, 2015 - 05:39PM JST
Daito_hak is either a feminist woman or a mangina. Let me break it down really simply…
Posted in: Man arrested for killing woman after fireworks date
Jul. 28, 2015 - 05:31PM JST
I love broccoli, but do hate green peppers! I am neither American nor Japanese though.
Posted in: Pixar alters 'Inside Out' visuals for Japanese release, removing broccoli
Jul. 28, 2015 - 05:23PM JST
Being (inadvertantly or deliberately) documented online is a pitfall of the informations age. Lucky i am…
Posted in: What is your stance on the "right to be forgotten" issue in which people are suing to have links about themselves removed from search engines such as Google and Yahoo?
Jul. 28, 2015 - 05:17PM JST
Daylight saving time would do this with far less fuss.
Posted in: There is latent demand on summer evenings, and if the 'yukatsu' initiative expands its foothold, we can expect economic benefits.
Cogito Ergo Sum
Jul. 28, 2015 - 05:16PM JST
@ Ossan.... Because they can.
Posted in: China says it has every right to drill in East China Sea