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YongYangMar. 27, 2015 - 09:25AM JST
Inconceivable. Too sad. Really difficult news, just had to switch off and get on with the day.
@Ppap: The co-pilot is recorded breathing naturally and normally all the way to the point where they murdered 149 people.
Posted in: Sad day
YongYangMar. 25, 2015 - 10:51AM JST
This 'man' needs to spend a much longer time incarcerated for this heinous crime.
Posted in: Youth gets 5-9 years in prison for killing Mie schoolgirl
YongYangMar. 24, 2015 - 07:48PM JST
Thing is, that the US measuring system is only a veneer of how science measures: Metric. How is a lb. defined, through a % of a kilo, which in turn is the international standard of weight kept in a vault in Paris.
Pound (mass) = 0.45359237 Kilograms .
Pound (force) = 0.45359237 Kilograms * 9.80665 m/s2 (Gravity)
So, long story short : Pound always refers to kilograms - And it doesn't matter whether you're talking about Pound (Force) or Pound (Mass) .
Suck it up America!
Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?
YongYangMar. 23, 2015 - 11:57PM JST
@Veejay: We left because we assessed the situation as dangerous. I took my young family out of Japan on March 14th, had left Tokyo to West Japan on the 12th, after Unit 1 exploded. Once Unit 3 went. Bye.
We stayed out of Japan proper for 2 months, and have moved away from Kanto. Our choice, respect it. No one squealed. We respect yours, if you were even in Japan then and decided to stay wherever it is you live / exist.
Posted in: Nearly all fuel in Fukushima No. 1 reactor has melted, says TEPCO
YongYangMar. 22, 2015 - 12:34AM JST
“Though global safety standards kept on improving, we wasted our time coming up with excuses for why Japan didn’t need to bother meeting them.” Madarame Haruki, Chairman, Nuclear Safety Commission, Diet testimony, 2/15/12
YongYangMar. 21, 2015 - 09:08PM JST
@Cleo: Yeah, right. No, it was very gender and character attribute specific. There are feckless mothers and murdering grandmothers, just as there are the male equivalents.
Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing 15-month-old grandson to death
YongYangMar. 20, 2015 - 09:47PM JST
@Panbellend: TEPCO didn't even begin to admit the truth about the meltdowns --read melt throughs-- until the middle of May.
@Mike: Reactors? WHAT reactors? Unit 1, 2 and 3 have nothing that resembles a reactor contained within their units anymore. There is no apparatus in which a nuclear-fission chain reaction can be sustained and controlled, for generating heat or producing useful radiation in those buildings.
YongYangMar. 20, 2015 - 05:49PM JST
@Panbellend: We knew where the reactors were, mostly in the air as a plume blowing in the wind.
Edna said there has been no radiant release and there will be no release of radiation. He also had the classic, there are no immediate detrimental health effects.
YongYangMar. 18, 2015 - 09:23PM JST
Black Christmas. Funny Games. It Follows.
Posted in: What are the three scariest movies you have ever seen?
YongYangMar. 16, 2015 - 08:42AM JST
@Stranger: I disagree, anyone is undoubtably whole from each, two wholes, not two halves. Your children don't know half a cultural aspect from each contribution but the whole, again, it's not how it is used or received in Japan and by the Japanese, but internationally, "haafu" as the now dated and inappropriate half-cast is another way to divide, a 'us and them' soundbite, that categorises 'others' as different. Nationalities are a human abstract, so defining yourself as such immediately restricts your definition, we can be more than that. Just look at Miss Universe.
Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015
YongYangMar. 16, 2015 - 07:29AM JST
Ms Miyamoto, you go kick some butt young lady. Well done.
Haafu? From the waist down or up? Left side or right? While the Japanese, on the whole --pardon the pun-- seemingly use the awful 'haafu' with no malicious intent, if they are going to use a katana-ized foreign word to describe something attributed to people they should be aware of its negative connotations. Half? Half of what? AS Sab wrote double, is much more positive, for a start.
YongYangMar. 14, 2015 - 08:55AM JST
Japan's corner is getting sharper, deeper and darker. If you leave it too late to change the angle of escape it will close snap shut. Flatlined. Stop feeding those that don't care with our money.
Posted in: Lower house passes record Y96.34 trillion budget
YongYangMar. 13, 2015 - 02:50PM JST
@Tessa, plenty of Japanese own have breasts that create cleavage. Don't kid yourself, and they go up, pert, when released not down to the ground. There's a truth to chew on.
Posted in: Traditionally dressed Japanese waitress runs so fast her kimono flies off in cheeky Wi-Fi ad
YongYangMar. 13, 2015 - 02:48PM JST
Some transplanted tissues have been printed off and used, colon and there too, only matter of time until functioning organs can be printed too. Science, hurrah!
Posted in: 3D printed organs offer ultra-realistic practice models
YongYangMar. 11, 2015 - 09:29AM JST
@Penfold, why, stuck to the spot via the weight they carry from the subsidies they stuff their pockets with. Our taxes. That's where the nuke industry is, fat and rich, not moving an inch.
Posted in: Nowhere to put nuclear waste
YongYangMar. 10, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
As some have mention Robert McNamara was haunted by what transpired, and Le May and his British equivalent Harris would have been tried for crimes against humanity if they'd lost. If you haven't, see The Fog of War.
A sentiment that is laughed at and sneered at by many, but, hey, IMAGINE...
Posted in: WWII firebombings of Japanese cities largely ignored
YongYangMar. 05, 2015 - 10:13PM JST
@Ka Chan... nooooo, that's not really true, you have to ask why are there two Koreas, the blames lies very much elsewhere.
Posted in: U.S. ambassador to S Korea slashed while giving lecture
YongYangFeb. 27, 2015 - 09:20AM JST
The special forces now have a name, a face and an identity that allows them to eventually find their target. Happy Days. The time for this regional psychosis to end was before it even started, the Arab Nation needs to step up and put boots on the ground. NOW.
Posted in: IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media
YongYangFeb. 25, 2015 - 08:41PM JST
Nuclear power is not an inevitable feature of energy supply systems. It has many attractive characteristics, but also a unique combination of problems, including military connections, problems of civil liberties, of safety and environment, of regard for future generations and, above all, of deteriorating economy. It's the most expensive, dangerous and damn right stupidest thing the baby-boomers got excited about.
Then, added into the mix are the lies, deceit, obfuscation and the Apologist Clowns, its the funniest circus in town.
4 years and counting, nuclear free and fancy... safe.
Posted in: Tainted water leaking into sea from roof of Fukushima plant
YongYangFeb. 24, 2015 - 07:13AM JST
AKA, "Abe... be quiet".
Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'
Mar. 29, 2015 - 07:06AM JST
I love anime and manga very much, even though I don't consider myself an otaku and…
Posted in: World's first 'otaku' summit opens in Japan
Mar. 29, 2015 - 07:03AM JST
Yet Obama’s strategic patience on national security continues a pattern set by the most successful Republican…
Posted in: Obama's national security strategy follows Republican pattern
Mar. 29, 2015 - 06:59AM JST
Takata sued for $1.9 bil in Canada over faulty airbags
Wow, that's a big number. No…
Posted in: Takata sued for $1.9 bil in Canada over faulty airbags
Mar. 29, 2015 - 06:57AM JST
Abe thing like Ryan of BioShock
" Hello, Children. I'm Abe the Lion. I'm here to…
Posted in: Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis
Japanese whaling ships returned home from the Antarctic on Saturday for the first time in nearly…
Posted in: Whaling ships return home from Antarctic with no catch