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    SamuraiBlue

    And how ignorant becomes dangerous with fire.

    Ito was also the first Prime Minister before being appointed the position. Basically it was an honorary position for him who had no real political power after vacating the PM position.

    Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games

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    SamuraiBlue

    jokpali

    Ito instituted the looting and rape and robbery of an entire nation,

    Talk about trash talk based on pure conjecture. Ito Hirofumi was against annexing Korea which can be found from various source.

    Posted in: Japan protests over banner of Korean assassin at Asian Games

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    SamuraiBlue

    smithinjapan

    Sorry simithy but you got that wrong because most of the natualized atheletes like Santos Alessandro, Tanaka Tulio, Asashoryu, Kotooshu, etc. were brought here when they were in low mid teens attended highschool going through the same curriculum. Japan saw raw potential and the scouts took the time and effort to train and educate to the heights they achieved. They were raw gem that Japanese education polished and nurtured. There is a distinct difference in buying talent at it's height and the Japanese approach.

    If you have any doubts look up which high school they all attended.

    Posted in: Out-of-Africa gold rush prompts disquiet at Asian Games

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    SamuraiBlue

    Basically it is a calculated risk that Japan as well as the Japanese automobile and energy industry took which future will be the witness of the outcome. It's because this nation has a robust risk taking people that can make this possible and before you nay sayers make a peep tell me if any other nation that holds a major auto industry is going to take this leap of faith FIRST.

    The US? Germany? France? Italy? South Korea?

    Nope it was Toyota that took the last leap betting on Hybrid engine which became the last sensation.

    That is the difference between leaders and followers.

    Nobody is assuring this next endevor will reap the same result as the last but as I said it is a calculated risk and Japan is taking that risk.

    Posted in: Honda sets up compact hydrogen station in Japan

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    SamuraiBlue

    Two years ago people were willing to turn off their air conditioner and have all neon lights for OOH adverts turned off. THAT is NOT the NORM.

    Posted in: People are less willing to save electricity to help protect the natural environment than they were two years ago

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    SamuraiBlue

    The only tremors and or other indications before the actual erruption only occured 10 minutes before the actual erruption happened.

    Posted in: 31 climbers found in 'cardiac arrest' on erupting volcano

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    SamuraiBlue

    cleo

    Historically 君 was never used to point the emperor since he was above all lords. The correct word would be 大君. It's like addressing the king as sir.

    Another mistake would be in modern usage 君 is used to people of affection and/or towards someone you are familiar.

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    SamuraiBlue

    BNlightened

    The name of the national anthem is usually translated to "His Majesty's Reign," it was used during the years of Japanese imperialism throughout Asia, and a good many Japanese themselves don't like it since they feel it "to be a symbol of Japanese nationalism, imperialism and militarism." The song itself is about revering the Emperor, and even though many Japanese here at home don't feel inclined to sing out praise not of their nation but to the Emperor himself, there are actually laws passed in "free" Japan which REQUIRE that all citizens stand AND sing out their reverence for the Emperor (or face serious punishments, as in the case of government employees.)

    Nope that is just one interpretation since the word 君 only means "You" or "my beloved" and 代 means "your time". Basically it only sings I hope your time gains as a small pebble gather to become a large bolder and age to gather moth.

    Live on, my XXXX, till what are pebbles now,

    By age united, to great rocks shall grow,

    Whose venerable sides the moss doth line.

    The XXX is basically ambiguous but if you place "my motherland" it really becomes a very fitting national anthem.

    Posted in: China's swim king Sun calls Japan's national anthem 'ugly'

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    SamuraiBlue

    Augh, taste of coffee is very much a subjective thing. Having said that Starbucks is the original francise that basically placed so much on top to mask the actual taste. The only way I drink a cup of coffee is black.

    Posted in: Starbucks to buy full control of Japan unit for $914 million

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    SamuraiBlue

    Well the Tokaido Shinkansen is already saturated with no more room for further expansion in frequency. Demand of stop over to intermediate stations served by Kodama and Hikari is increasing with people wanting to disembark at stations like Hamamatsu, Toyohashi and so on. The only way JR Tokai can accomadate this is to reduce the amount of Nozomi and provide more Hikari and Kodama in which will reduce the overall capacity creating an overflow in demand for seats going to Nagoya and Osaka.(Which are pretty much full aready) This is the very reason why JR Tokai is bold enough to develop a second line to Nagoya and Osaka.

    Posted in: Maglev train reaches 500 km/hour during first public test

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    CraigHicks

    Both Tokai Shinkansen and Chuo Shinkansen will be operated by JR Tokai.

    JR Tokai had already announced that they will cancel all Nozomi super express and add more stops to the Hikari. In other words the Tokai Shinkansen will cater towards local popluation around the ROW while Chuo Shinkansen will focus on passengers moving between the two large cities.

    Posted in: Maglev train reaches 500 km/hour during first public test

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    SamuraiBlue

    Again wrong since Chuo Shinkansen is private endevor with no public funding envolved.

    Posted in: Maglev train reaches 500 km/hour during first public test

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    SamuraiBlue

    Scrote

    Nope L0 series was newly introduced in 2012. The track also had been newly extended to 42.8Km from 18.4Km.

    Posted in: Maglev train reaches 500 km/hour during first public test

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    SamuraiBlue

    Interesting point is most of these people doesn't really have a clue on how the bible had been edited by who and when it became what people are familiar of.

    BBC has a comprehensive library of documentaries focusing on this topic that Americans living in the bible belt should watch so they become more aware what they are actually preaching in the name of "God".

    Posted in: Americans want more religious input in politics: poll

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    SamuraiBlue

    China fan boi, I see.

    All recent airplane development project whether it be A-380, Boeing 787, A400M,etc. had been late from schedule in producing actual production models so that is hardly a point of criticism agaisnt Japanese aviation industry. If that was a problem then how about ARJ-21? She made her first madien flight 5 years ago and still is not in mass production stage.

    The biggest difference is Japan always tries to push the envelop whether it be F-2 in which was the first to incorporate carbon fiber composite into the fuselage or P-1 utilizes fly by light replacing fly by wires.

    Posted in: Defense ministry wants its own early-warning planes

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    SamuraiBlue

    Strange since my debit card that is issued by VISA card works fine.

    Posted in: Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out

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    SamuraiBlue

    Apple Pay would probably not be compatible to Suica or EDY since basically it's just a hand shaker between the card issuer and place of purchase in which Apple Pay device sends the ID information with the amount to pay and vendor information to their own data base in which then verifies ID and then sends relivant card information amount of payment and vendor to the card issuer. The device only stores the ID key while Apple Pay data base stores both ID information and card information. All Felica card money issuers does both roles of verifer and card issuer so there is no use to add Apple Pay in.

    By the way a Debit card issued outside the nation you have an account would probably not work since the money within the account is in your own country's currency so there would be a problem of exchange rate and transaction fee. It's more of a scope of service provided by the debit card issuer and nothing to do with local commerce practice.

    Posted in: Rivals dash to support Apple Pay for fear of losing out

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    SamuraiBlue

    Usually military hardware softwares are encrypted so the enemy would not be able to use it when they are captured. Same with people not having the source codes.

    It's also goes against the agreement with the US in utilizing the hardwares any ways.

    Posted in: Defense ministry wants its own early-warning planes

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    SamuraiBlue

    Which make any savings reduced to zero since you have to develop the entire software from scratch.

    By the way the meaning of source code is basically the entire software itself and since some of them are enbedded in the hardware itself making them very difficult to create bypasses to go around them.

    Posted in: Defense ministry wants its own early-warning planes

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    SamuraiBlue

    NO the software is the latest version unfortunately and the very reason why Japan hesitates in acquiring US made defense equipment is because they do not disclose the source codes in operating them making it very difficult in doing maintenace and impossible to modify.

    Posted in: Defense ministry wants its own early-warning planes

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