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YuriOtaniJul. 08, 2015 - 03:39AM JST
The oldest and most dangerous reactors are being decommissioned and new safety standards are being put in place. Nothing is perfect and everything is dangerous. The benefit of atomic power is less pollution and less spending on fossil fuels. I remember as a child going to Tokyo and not being able to see for more than 10 meters. If people are worried about Japanese inspectors than perhaps the IAEA can do the inspections. Fossil fuels are a trap and atomic power can be use until a suitable replacement can be deployed. I think wind power like they have in America will help. I have seen the vast fields of the windmills. They can be placed on Japans mountains and reduce the need for fossil fuels even more. Than there is geothermal power which is very clean as well. There is a path forward and the Japanese government needs to stop wasting money and start building clean non atomic power renewable fuel electric stations. However until that time only the safest atomic power stations should be allowed to come online.
Posted in: Sendai reactor refueled for restart, despite opposition
YuriOtaniJul. 06, 2015 - 12:13PM JST
The new base should not be built as it is against the desires of the people of Okinawa. This apology is just a way to keep trying for that new base.
Posted in: Suga apologizes to Okinawan governor over anti-media remarks
YuriOtaniJul. 06, 2015 - 11:35AM JST
So how long will it take to return to the drachma? Next will Greece stay in the EU with the punishing negative trade balance?
Posted in: Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote
YuriOtaniJul. 05, 2015 - 01:13PM JST
It can happen in a bus or an elevator or a tunnel. Security is not always the answer unless you want to live in a world where every movement is monitored for criminal activity.
Posted in: Fatal fire on airtight bullet train exposes lapses
YuriOtaniJul. 05, 2015 - 11:48AM JST
Pollution from fossil fuel plants is a danger as well.
Posted in: Kyushu Electric to start loading fuel rods into Sendai plant on Tuesday
YuriOtaniJul. 04, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Looks like Greece is headed for default and leaving the Euro-zone and perhaps the EU.
Posted in: Greek PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe'
YuriOtaniJul. 04, 2015 - 07:47AM JST
M3 so true why should Russia help the EU? I was thinking about after the default helping Greece. Of course it will come with a price.
Posted in: Days before referendum, Greek voters perplexed and undecided
YuriOtaniJul. 04, 2015 - 03:25AM JST
This is a chance for Russia to start breaking apart the European Union. I am sure they can come up with the cash for a complete bailout. Also a chance for Russia to get Greece out of NATO as well. After all NATO did nothing when Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974. What has the EU done for Greece?
YuriOtaniJul. 03, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
It will be a good thing to have normal relations. Next the embargo can be dropped and the people of Cuba can live better lives. Having a strong economy and good relations will mean no Russian bases in Cuba. Better yet would be if Guantanamo Base would be returned. I do think something needs to be done in exchange. Then again other for detainees it is not needed and would save the US money by closing it.
Posted in: Obama: U.S. Embassy in Havana marks 'new chapter' in Cuba ties
YuriOtaniJul. 03, 2015 - 11:34AM JST
Yelnats I am allergic to shellfish but do not ask all people not to eat it. Give the kids their milk! It is very good for them and this move is clearly a cost cutting measure.
Posted in: City in Niigata drops milk from school lunches
YuriOtaniJul. 03, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Abe is out to kill democracy and set up his dictatorship. There needs to be redistricting in Japan so the people and not a few farmers determine who gets seats. It is a very bad sign calling on reducing freedom of the press. The Americans do not care as long as Abe and his LDP follow their orders. FYI the old term "free world" had nothing to do with freedom but being anti communist. George Orwell really hit the nail on the head. Meanwhile in the "land of the free", there is a "freedom bill" that takes away freedom from people.
Posted in: Okinawan news editors lash out at LDP calls for press curbs
YuriOtaniJul. 01, 2015 - 01:21PM JST
So Turkey is going to attack the Kurds? Looks like ISIS has not killed off the Kurds so they have to do it themselves. Will the countries of the world sit around and do nothing again?
Posted in: Turkey seeks to calm speculation over Syria invasion
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 11:57AM JST
It had to do with uncontrolled venting from the second stage. Hopefully they will get it worked out and send up a replacement flight ASAP.
Posted in: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after launch
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 11:55AM JST
I will give a generous donation in the name of Tama chan to the ASCPA.
Posted in: 3,000 attend funeral for Tama, the cat stationmaster
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 11:50AM JST
Well I hope things work out for Greece but its situation is very different than Japan. Japan can make more yen if required but Greece is tied to the Euro and is not able to "print" Euros. This is a tough situation for all concerned and I wish them well.
Posted in: Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 11:25AM JST
lucabrasi, as a Catholic I agree with you. If I remember Sodom was destroyed for being very cruel people not homosexual. It also was at the tip of the Sinai peninsula and was probably destroyed in a cosmic event.
Posted in: Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of U.S. court ruling
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 08:29AM JST
Is this the beginning of the end for the EU?
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 07:52AM JST
Unbelievable! This makes three failures in a row from completely unrelated boosters.
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 06:54AM JST
A very cute story and about something positive for once.
YuriOtaniJun. 29, 2015 - 06:47AM JST
Posted in: Solar Impulse takes off on delayed Pacific flight
Jul. 08, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
This is how it starts....be careful Japan.
Posted in: Halal products draw more Muslim tourists to Japan
Jul. 08, 2015 - 09:22AM JST
Does the US have a drug problem? No, drugs are they symptoms of a problem. What…
Posted in: Heroin use, overdose deaths mounting in U.S.
Jul. 08, 2015 - 09:21AM JST
File this under "a dead clock is correct twice a day". They are right that it…
Posted in: Fitch says Japan fiscal discipline plan unlikely to lower debt burden
This guy was angry that his pension was small. He should have gone on welfare which…
Posted in: More security cameras to be installed on shinkansen trains
Jul. 08, 2015 - 09:18AM JST
Now that the government is trying to make us forget, it is up to China to…
Posted in: China opens exhibition to mark war victory over Japan