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NZ2011May. 24, 2013 - 05:54PM JST
And on the power savings, it potentially makes a difference for morning travel if the day still hasn't heated up to the maximum temperature.
Posted in: Gov't considers setting clock ahead by two hours
NZ2011May. 24, 2013 - 05:52PM JST
And Im not sure you understand what I meant about opening hours, yes clearly 10am would still be 10am as far as schedules , what Im suggesting is there wouldn't be 6 sunlight hours before anything opens.
NZ2011May. 24, 2013 - 05:47PM JST
Yes you are correct, I can easily control my curtains, however I can't control shop opening hours or the hours of offices.
Perhaps you haven't had the pleasure of being able to have a sunlight walk, dinner, beer or anything else you enjoy after work in the evening, its pretty nice.
NZ2011May. 24, 2013 - 03:12PM JST
Day light savings please!
Personally...yes change it.. what good is the sun rising at 4am if nothing opens till 10..
Thats no doubt a bit tokyo centric point of view on my part, and because ideally Japan would be one timezone, I wonder how it would effect other regions.
Apparently the concern has been in Japan in the past, people would get too confused.. its not that hard people.
NZ2011May. 24, 2013 - 08:36AM JST
“God often borrows the hand of a human to punish the evil deeds of men,”
Is this even worth writing an article about?
To me someone writing an article mentioning a god is no different than Harry Potter or Twilight. It belongs in the fiction section.
Religion, gods and the belief in unquestionable powers and people do nothing to bring us together, they foster the kind of pack mentality that brings us war and destruction.
Despite the news almost always concentrating on negative stories, we are lucky to be alive in this time.
Most of us able to read this live in places where we are experiencing the longest healthiest, free-est, safest lives of anyone before us.
This has not come from not from more religiosity, or unquestionable leaders but the value of freedom, substantive truth and advances in science.
Get on board the reality train, its a nice place to be.
Posted in: S Korean paper says A-bombs on Japan were 'divine punishment'
NZ2011May. 23, 2013 - 11:27AM JST
Zichi, this is my point,
Which Christians now promote slavery or the stoning of naughty children? Not many I would guess, but the book, which they are suppose to believe and follow says that those exact things are allowed and tells you how to go about it.
And Jesus... do they have bank accounts or insurance.. sparing some "thought for the morrow" thats against "his" teachings too.
I'm purposefully going to the more extreme examples but my point stands, who decides.
No one can, when you are baptised, or brought into a church in any fashion.. nothing changes, nothing detectable by anything we can measure in reality.
So then we must refer to the teachings of people of power of those religions, clearly that doesn't work else we wouldn't have 30,000 or so different denominations of christianity alone.
So by who's rules must we determine what religion someone is, simply we can't, and the really frightening thing is if people are being true the brutal stone age thinking that gave birth to these religions then what happened is probably "ok" by them remembering the major two both document and promote genocide and death to infidels.
Posted in: Anti-Islamist protests flare after British soldier butchered near London barracks
NZ2011May. 23, 2013 - 10:34AM JST
Zichi, so often you make very insightful and great comments, but I have to disagree with you on this one, who says that these are the requirements of being muslim?
If you say the book then that makes equally almost all christians not christian, for example, and I would assume a large majority of follows of all religion to "not really be religion xxxxxx"
NZ2011May. 23, 2013 - 10:20AM JST
I agree a specific religion more or less has nothing to do with it, but probably for a different reason..
All religion has the same issue, even by many adherents they admit, there is little that can be proven in what we consider reality to be true about its claims.
Who decides who is a true "insert religion" when there is no process for determining this.
So muslim, christian, buddist, hindu.. all of these things are private matter and have no place in law or governance.
People must be judged on their actions, based on ideals of equality, rights and freedoms for all individuals.
NZ2011May. 23, 2013 - 10:04AM JST
Sorry I mean in the first line, "I agree a specific religion more or less has nothing to do with it, but probably for a different reason..
NZ2011May. 23, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
This is on top of a active fault...
Have these people not noticed that if you check the earthquake alerts.. there is earthquakes from the top to the bottom of Japan all the time.. the whole island chain is fairly active.
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog agrees Tsuruga nuclear plant sits atop active fault
NZ2011May. 22, 2013 - 07:04AM JST
Japan has a population problem.. it should be doing everything it can to encourage young families.
(though perhaps the population problem will eventually provide the solution anyway)
While naturally there are times you would attempt to avoid the train that isn't always a reality if you need to be somewhere.
If its really a huge issue that can't be reasonably solved.. offer rebates for taxis for mothers with young children doing grocery shopping or going to the doctor, or perhaps make taxi's more reasonable in the first place.
But the dog prams and dog carriers... that just needs to be stopped, there has been more than once I have gotten out of the way for a pram.. only to realise it someones pet.
Posted in: Transport ministry to unify rules for baby strollers on buses, trains
NZ2011May. 19, 2013 - 09:49AM JST
Interesting, I always keep my hands totally visible when on busy trains..
I would never want to deal with that kind of misunderstanding, however if feel this article is ignoring a little the real victims of this kind behaviour which absolutely does occur.
I think while ultimately, of course, the men who do touch women in a unwanted way should be reprimanded and are responsible for their own behaviour, I also think think the train line companies shouldn't allow trains to be as overcrowded as they do, both for safety, comfort and allowing passengers to retain at least some personal space.
Posted in: Guilty and never proven innocent – every male train rider's nightmare in Japan
NZ2011May. 18, 2013 - 11:55PM JST
I felt the shaking in tokyo for sure, turned on the TV for the news.
I hope these morons at TEPCO and the ministry of energy or what ever it is in Japan is playing attention to the fact.. Japan is join to shake and move from today and always. if the power provider can't handle a 8mag or so... they should't be in business.
Posted in: M6.1 earthquake strikes off northeast Japan
NZ2011May. 17, 2013 - 09:38PM JST
Yeah,, bit disappointed to see this.. the wife quite likes the show and I have ended up following too...
There are two issues.. one.. it isn't really news.. something more subtle would have been nice headline wise...
And secondly.. when is Television going to be available world wide with-in just a day or two??... the technology exists..it could be done.
These production companies want to make money... well give all your premiere networks the first slot.. next day online worldwide, decent price, fast servers start making money again.
Posted in: U.S. soul singer Candice Glover wins 'American Idol'
NZ2011May. 17, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
Right, now before on the island itself I might have been able to be convinced that maybe Taiwan had some claim to it or at least that there might be something to talk about, in a sensible way, for example shared fishing or mineral rights...
But this is just stupid China is just grasping at straws, while we have to be careful to not take the words of one man, much like Hashimoto and the stuff that comes out of his mouth, to represent the majority, they are Government officials in both cases..
.. firstly every Okinawan I have ever met is, while sometimes having a slightly strained relationship with the Japanese main land is absolutely sure its part of MODERN Japan, and even if it wasn't.. it certainly doesn't make it part of China or help them strengthen their claim on any other territory.
Where does the Chinese representatives faulty logic on this issue end.. Im sure where it best serves them..
By what he is alluding to that would mean..
NZ back to the Maori
Aus Back to the Aboriginals
how about half of Europe and parts of the middle east to the romans or ottoman empire..
Or even closer to home how about most of China back to Mongolia, and Tibet back to the Tibetans and so on and so on..
So China.. the world changes, political borders change so perhaps instead of trying to turn back the clock to a time that doesn't exist any more and will not return how about...
Allowing your own citizens freedom of speech, information and concentrate on improving the lives, health, safety, working conditions of the people already inside your already expansive borders.
Grrr sorry rant over.
Posted in: Chinese general says Ryukyu islands do not belong to Japan
NZ2011May. 15, 2013 - 08:10AM JST
If something is wrong, then its wrong, it doesn't matter if someone else did it too.
The guy says he wants to make Japan better or even great but he is dragging it down almost every time he opens his mouth.
There are plenty of real issues to be resolved including a recently more territorially aggressive China but between Ishihara and Hashimoto we are constantly set back but completely out of step comments and actions.
Japanese voters.. please take note of what these people do, its not a case of shouganai, vote them out and let them know that, whatever your political position, we require politicians who are diplomatic, knowledgable and serve the people, not themselves.
Posted in: China, S Korea criticize Hashimoto over comfort women comments
NZ2011May. 14, 2013 - 08:05AM JST
Not sure how to find the old post, but this is exactly what I said would happen with the last round of what has basically become PR for this company when they were complaining that "oh poor, us we are running out of space".
Now with the LDP in power this madness will continue for the next 40-100yr, and no doubt other issues at the other plants they allow to be re-started as has happened and been brushed over again and again.
Posted in: TEPCO seeks permission to dump groundwater from Fukushima plant into ocean
NZ2011May. 02, 2013 - 08:26AM JST
I think there is little point comparing religions, and certainly the "cure" for one religion is not to replace it with another.
Posted in: Most Muslims want sharia law, but divided on interpretation
NZ2011May. 01, 2013 - 02:30PM JST
The Christian nation thing is a myth.. Almost all laws for equally and freedom have been achieved by secular government organisations.
Also.. While thought laws are not possible or practical, what other people believe is important because generally it colours their thought processes and decisions base on originally false information can be not only wrong but dangerous.
NZ2011May. 01, 2013 - 10:27AM JST
While I tend to agree there are aspects of Islam that seem particularly to go against what we generally tend to agree should be universal rights, there is a bigger issue I think, if we believe in equality ALL religions must be treated equally..
I think the solution is as simple as I said before, religion should have no impact on anyone's life who does not wish to be effected by it, laws, education and public spending should be based on substantive truth and reality, no single religion should be supported or promoted at a state level anywhere.
May. 25, 2013 - 04:48AM JST
Is the j-spouse going to claim violence against him/her or against the kids?? Its the kids…
Posted in: Japanese law and the convention contradict each other, and this can be used as an excuse not to return the child.
May. 25, 2013 - 04:34AM JST
Japan still happens to be one of the safest countries on the planet,
Yet the country…
Posted in: Youth arrested for hitting 16-year-old girl with baseball bat
May. 25, 2013 - 04:32AM JST
the boy is suffering from a nasty case of diarrhea of the mouth. is there a…
Posted in: Hashimoto says S Korean troops guilty of wartime sex abuse
May. 25, 2013 - 04:30AM JST
@Sunnysideup: I fully agree with you,
Posted in: Korean 'comfort women' cancel meeting with Hashimoto
May. 25, 2013 - 04:24AM JST
No, the solution is to buy more stuff “Made in China”. The logic is the deteriorating…
Posted in: Asia tension could lead to conflict: Philippine foreign minister