Yubaru's past comments

  • 2

    Yubaru

    This is just the start, when all the PPS come on line the consumer is going to have a ton of options in areas that have multiple providers.

    There will be a ton of optional plans as well, like a cell-phone/electric plan, propane gas/electric plan, and plans to fit the needs of the user. For example, a single person, living alone, might choose a plan that charges high rates during the day time, when overall usage is very high, but they are never home, hence their bill will be far cheaper than their current bill.

    My only question for Toshiba though is that as they are using solar, I wonder how they plan on keeping a stable power supply if their panels are not producing enough energy for their customers needs? Do they have a plan to back up their solar with traditional providers?

    Posted in: Toshiba begins retail electricity business in Kanagawa

  • -4

    Yubaru

    chik.....believe what you want to believe, make sure you wash your hands though.

    Posted in: No. of flu patients nationwide tops 1.7 million

  • -3

    Yubaru

    to being known so the vaccine could very well be above the 90% preventive rate as has happened several times before

    Here in Japan the flu vaccine is not a preventative vaccination. The only preventative vaccination for the flu is to use an active flu virus, which is not used here.

    The vaccination used here is a "dead" virus, and while it does not prevent the flu, it helps the recipient in recovering faster and lessening the symptoms typically associated with the virus.

    Posted in: No. of flu patients nationwide tops 1.7 million

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Citations needed since your affirmation runs contrary to reported evidence, unless you want to affirm this solely on your own authority.

    Oh hell, look at the masks people use here, you know the one's from the 100 yen shop. Those have about as much of a chance of stopping the spread of the flu virus as me getting a sex change operation.

    Sure they will work if you use the anti-viral spray on them, or you could purchase the surgical masks, which cost a hell of a lot more. Masks are pretty much useless for stopping one from catching anything, but they are somewhat helpful for someone who already has an illness and it stops, to a degree, the germs from being spread by open sneezing and coughing that often accompanies an illness.

    Of course my comments are heresay, but take for what it's worth, I worked in a hospital group from nearly a decade and had a neurosurgeon tell me what I shared here. I'll take his word over your "reported evidence".

    Posted in: No. of flu patients nationwide tops 1.7 million

  • 10

    Yubaru

    More power to her! I hope that other young women and men of her age get involved and are inspired to take action like her. With the voting age dropping to 18 this year younger voters need to get involved and become an integral part of the process. I just hope that they can keep their heads out of their sma-phones long enough to listen to the message this teenager has for them!

    Posted in: High-school girl crusading against voter apathy

  • 1

    Yubaru

    Down here seems like flu season runs 365 days a year, well 366 this year.

    Posted in: No. of flu patients nationwide tops 1.7 million

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Funny thing is that I'll bet that just about everyone with a smart-phone or cell phone that has the emergency warning app set up knew about this at 9:35AM.

    I was waiting for a lecture to start at 9:45 AM in a room with about 120 people in it and at 9:35 or so it seemed like everyone's smart-phones and keitei's were chiming all at once, then again at around 9:40.

    Why was this extra special newspaper put out 6 hours late?

    It wasn't, the special editions were on the streets in about within a couple of hours. The picture was posted 6 hours later. (There corrected that for ya')

    Posted in: Read all about it

  • 1

    Yubaru

    How about EVERYBODY getting rid of nuclear arms - including the U.S.A!

    And just how do you propose this in a realistic way? You can wish and dream for Utopia but reality is this aint gonna happen.

    Posted in: N Korea fires rocket; no debris falls on Japan

  • 3

    Yubaru

    China seems to be unable to stop Kim and China is the last country that NK wants to piss-off.

    Without China's help NK would be worse off than it already is and if the NK regime becomes unstable all the refugees that will flee NK will end up in China's lap and that is something they do not want to deal with.

    Here is a prime opportunity for Abe to improve relations with China, consult with the Chinese on what sanctions or action to take as well work in conjunction with SK too. Between the three countries just maybe something constructive could occur.

    Posted in: N Korea fires rocket; no debris falls on Japan

  • 3

    Yubaru

    damn cutting these onions make my eyes water!

    Get a sharper knife.....(me too!)

    Posted in: Video explores gap between ideals and reality for working mothers in Japan

  • 1

    Yubaru

    I hope Japan ignores this self-centered view.

    What makes this so untypically Japanese, in changing this symbol to appease those who are ignorant, is that typically they tell the "west" or anyone else complaining that it's Japanese culture, Japanese history, a part of the Japanese collective and they WILL NOT change, no matter how strong the pressure gets. Just ask the whales, dolphins, the women with father's to their children who are not the fathers, the children who cant get citizenship, the foreign men who cant see their kids, the refugees and the list goes on and on and on, oh and the whitewashing of "true" history.

    Japan typically tells the world to basically kiss their butts, And yet here they want to change something that IS historical and accurate.

    Now I am sucking my teeth, and rubbing my hands together, and looking to gather a group of oyaji's to discuss this issue.

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 1

    Yubaru

    What do you do when you have symbol for 500 years before WWII? Does west know that Asia is a old culture?

    Add 1500 plus years here.

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 0

    Yubaru

    Sure, if there is a call for it, but there isn't. With the temple symbol there is. End of.

    No there was no call for it, the group went out of their way to create the problem for what ever reason. Some may have said, "It looks like a swastika" and the ball started rolling.

    Very UNtypical Japanese response.

    Posted in: New icon for Buddhist temples proposed

  • 3

    Yubaru

    I want to know how Jewish people think about this. If one out of ten of them think they are offended, it's OK we change it.

    Walk down this path and there is no return. Changing things because some minority group finds something offensive would bring this country turmoil like you would never believe.

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 3

    Yubaru

    Ok then change the church symbols, the one's with the cross on top, those offend the over one billion Muslims, and get rid of the Crescent symbol for Mosques as they are offensive to Christians, and the list keeps on growing, all in the name of not offending anyone.

    Maybe the Chinese had it right, a simple triangle as a symbol for a place of worship.

    BTW there are not too many Europeans who fought the Nazis left alive today, and there are even fewer Asians.

    Time to quit with appeasing folks in the name of PC.

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 0

    Yubaru

    The reversed swastika is still offensive to Europeans who fought the Nazis and even Germans visiting Japan are offended. Good move. Finally.

    Ok then change the church symbols, the one's with the cross on top, those offend the over one billion Muslims, and get rid of the Crescent symbol for Mosques as they are offensive to Christians, and the list keeps on growing, all in the name of not offending anyone.

    Maybe the Chinese had it right, a simple triangle as a symbol for a place of worship.

    BTW there are not too many Europeans who fought the Nazis left alive today, and there are even fewer Asians.

    Time to quit with appeasing folks in the name of PC.

    Posted in: New icon for Buddhist temples proposed

  • 1

    Yubaru

    All that has been suggested has been to put a more clearly understandable symbol that could be recognized as a temple by foreign visitors on maps in English and other foreign languages.

    Right a Chinese looking pagoda for foreigners and the manji symbol for Japanese. Change them all! But then the Japanese would be confused too!

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 0

    Yubaru

    The punishment for minors are so lenient here, If their name is publicly known maybe it stops them from doing it in the first place.

    Actually I'd bet it would have the reverse affect with many of the "yankee-class" of juvenile delinquents, once they saw their name in the press it would become a game for them.

    Their name in the press is not going to stop them, it's going to embarrass their parents, and THAT just might be a good thing, as it just very well could get them more involved in their children's lives and help them.

    Posted in: Do you think the names of minors convicted of violent crimes should be reported by the media?

  • 6

    Yubaru

    Any foreign tourist that took a look at a map and saw a bunch of the manji symbols and stopped and thought; "OMG Japan is a hotbed of Nazi's" is probably too dense to understand the differences anyway.

    Those who are smart enough to figure out that Japan is not or has not been overrun by white supremacists are probably smart enough as well to understand what the symbol is about anyway.

    Leave it be!

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

  • 20

    Yubaru

    Please leave it be!

    Posted in: Japan may change temple map icon to avoid Nazi swastika confusion

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