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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
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 14, 2014 - 05:46PM JST
Why don't they just rise the minimum wage? That would benefit all the part time workers etc. The people who get huge bonuses such as employees of Toyota are a minority, the people who work for minimum wage without proper contracts and benefits are a majority, obviously big scale employers of those people, for example convenience store chains would dislike this a lot.
Posted in: Ministry to name firms refusing to raise wages
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 11, 2014 - 08:33PM JST
I was Scuba Diving in Okinawa back than, today I did the same dive as I did back than...I only hear about it after.
Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day?
Jan Claudius WeirauchMar. 09, 2014 - 04:15PM JST
Unbelievable, they finally talk sense...
Posted in: Japan to halve tuna catch in northern Pacific
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
Nov. 01, 2014 - 11:30AM JST
Nestle - What a great way to tell the unemployed in Japan to go get stuffed.…
Posted in: Nestle 'hiring' 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines
Nov. 01, 2014 - 11:28AM JST
Its origins may be Irish - but it's undeniable the US has globalised it
Posted in: Thousands of Halloween revelers descend on Shibuya
Nov. 01, 2014 - 11:27AM JST
When the stock prices rise, the paper value of pension fund would be increased. The pension…
Posted in: Japan's Y111 tril pension fund to boost share purchases
Nov. 01, 2014 - 11:25AM JST
Halloween gives Japanese people a good excuse to dress up and act crazy. They need to…
Nov. 01, 2014 - 11:23AM JST
The prosecutor asked for a 12 sentence. I tend to agree with the prosecutor.
Posted in: Man gets 7 years in prison for kidnapping, confining 9-year-old girl