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  • 2

    daito_hak

    @Ramzel

    Very true, I totally agree.

    I think this is just a manipulation in order to use clueless people and to have them vote in the direction that the government wants in revising the constitution.

    From what I saw in the draft made public by the government, Japan is not going in the pretty way with the draft:

    • rejecting the universality of human rights,

    • elevating maintenance of "public order" over all individual rights, eliminating free speech protection for activities "with the purpose of damaging the public interest or public order, or associating with others for such purposes",

    • deleting the comprehensive guarantee of all constitutional rights,

    • adding new duties for the people ("The national flag is the rising sun flag (nishoki) and the national anthem is kimigayo", "The people must respect the national flag and national anthem."),

    • lowering the bar for constitutional amendments.

    Etc....

    Posted in: Bill submitted to lower house to change legal referendum voting age to 18

  • 2

    daito_hak

    I wonder:

    Why this country has such tendency to segment people?

    What kind of idiots come up with this crap?

    Posted in: Train operator sets up special seating for couples

  • 4

    daito_hak

    They want to ask a 18 years old young Japanese to express a voting view to a referendum, which means expressing a view on an important subject that needs a minimum of interest to what is happening around him or her?

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha....

    Thanks for the laugh....

    Posted in: Bill submitted to lower house to change legal referendum voting age to 18

  • 2

    daito_hak

    @Beer4me

    Yes true, the number of women being employed in science in Japan is abysmally low. Totally shameful that this country discriminates women like that.

    But the issue is here goes maybe beyond that, because being man or woman doesn't really matter when it comes to behave with ethic in science. If she did falsified those images, she is in deep sh....

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

  • 4

    daito_hak

    There is no chance this woman was solely responsible for fraud in a major academic journal.

    But she is the first author of this paper and will be liable for any fraud that was committed. I mean she wrote the paper, she put it together, so if she falsified the two sets of images (falsification is unfortunately quite common in Japan), she did it by herself, probably without the knowledge of the co-authors. The co-authors and the reviewers of the paper are of course also responsible for not having noticed that. The other question is how in a hell this paper could be accepted with apparently obvious falsifications of the images?

    @rickyvee

    It doesn't really matter if she fabricated the results. The point is that she tried to make them look better. Which means that they are probably not as appealing as the paper tried to make it appear in the first place.

    Falsifications or manipulations like this one means that her career in science is not looking good at all at this point. And as cracaphat said, she should better come up to light and explain herself with solid arguments instead of hiding behind useless statement to the press. She was more than happy to put herself in those ridiculous TV shows and media channels when the news came out about her "research". Why isn't she more willing now when facing serious problems?

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

  • 2

    daito_hak

    Most of Europe has a 17-20% tax rate.

    Be specific which country? Because this is more complicated than that. Some counties in Europe have a gradual taxing system. In France 5% for fresh food and essential items, 7% for cultural items (books, music, cinema, etc), 10% at restaurants and ~20% if you buy a TV or whatever. I think there are also other subgroups.

    Make more sense that this stupid Japanese decision to increase sales tax in everything. Fresh food in Japan is already awfully expensive, we really don't need a higher sales tax on it.

    They could have had just the beginning of intelligence to tax more cigarettes and alcohol and not touch essential fresh food items. But I guess in a country with a lot of conflicts of interest and corruption that brings a government to hold shares in a big tobacco company, we can't expect them to be intelligent.

    Posted in: Price hike

  • 2

    daito_hak

    I know it's normal that's not my point. The topic here is about the burden associated with the climate. Please read carefully, thanks.

    Posted in: Heavy snow, strong winds hit northern Japan

  • 3

    daito_hak

    This is a matter of opinion, but you said it by yourself, this is your first complete winter in Hokkaido, right? Is that long enough to judge the whole thing? Not sure, I guess.

    I have been living here for 12 years, yes 12 full winters in Hokkaido. If you like skying maybe you can have some fun here, but you will be put very quickly to the reality: dangerous roads in winter, car getting damaged, increased time to commute by car, shoveling a ton of snow for 4.5-5 months, heavy snow almost every day, blizzards, and not to forget an endless winter. Then follows usually poor springs (last year spring was a mess) and often short summers (with a lot of rain).

    Spending 4.5-5 months of harsh winter conditions every year for a whole life, hummmm, doesn't sound exiting, does it?

    Now if you say that you like to shovel snow three times a day, good for you. I feel more that I should do better and more interesting things in my life. Coming back from work and having to remove this snow almost every day during some weeks is painful, just painful. Anyone living here hates it. And no, you don't get sun everyday in Hokkaido, you get an illusion of a sunny day on morning quickly followed by a snow storm. Winters are usually dark here anyway.

    Yes the air is fresh but that depends on where you live, the temperatures within reason, again depends on where you live. Go have a look far East, they get easily -20 to -30 degrees C in winter.

    Sorry I stand to it, it sucks.

    Posted in: Heavy snow, strong winds hit northern Japan

  • 2

    daito_hak

    Parts of northern Japan are experiencing are rare heavy snowfall and strong winds for mid-March.

    This is not true at all, seems that people have a short memory. It happened similarly just last year when at the end of March it started again to snow heavily with a strong storm. Weather conditions in March have been miserable in Hokkaido from at least the last three years.

    Tired of this snow and aggressive climate in Hokkaido, this is tiring and just not healthy. Maybe the time came to move South, North regions are ugly, really. Don't come to Hokkaido, it sucks.

    Posted in: Heavy snow, strong winds hit northern Japan

  • 8

    daito_hak

    Stupid bunch of woman. Instead of going for shameful xenophobic behaviors, they should better fight for more freedom and rights for women in Japan. Women in Japan are miserable in terms of equality in rights with men, this is for what they should spend their energy for, not going after racist statements against Koreans.

    Hypocrites....

    Posted in: Husbands aghast at wives' infatuation with rightwing causes

  • -1

    daito_hak

    I work in a big public university. You would be amazed to know how many students in high ranked universities in Japan get PhD degrees while they lack self reasoning, the ability to question something and the ability to express a clear point of view.

    I am not surprised at all about the existence of these F-rank universities (which are just business driven, you just pay for a degree, you don't earn it), you see also quite insane things in public universities.

    Posted in: Report on lousy schools in Japan spurs debate on who’s to blame

  • -3

    daito_hak

    Samsung made about 30 percent of all smartphones sold in the world last year, nearly twice the share of archival Apple

    This is totally relevant, Apple never went after market share, never, it always went after profit. Samsung market share is mostly made up from selling low cost, low end models with tiny profits. As a proof of that, Apple took 87% of phone handset profits last quarter while Samsung took only 32.2%.

    http://news.investors.com/technology-click/021114-689654-2014-mobile-phone-market-to-see-little-or-no-growth.htm

    The smartphone boasts a full high definition 5.1-inch screen, a 16-megapixel camera and, catching up with Apple, the home button doubles up as a fingerprint reader to unlock the device or to secure documents.

    This is wrong. They didn't catch up with Apple, they are just trying to fool people (and apparently it's working) to believe that this is similar to the iphone 5S by copying Apple and invisibly embedding the fingerprint scanner in the home button. The similarities stop here as Samsung is still using an old approach by using a swipe fingerprint reader which is the case on all other phones using a fingerprint scanner but the iPhone.

    This is totally clunky as a swipe reader is easy to miss and you have to perfectly swipe straight-down in the middle of the button. Clunky and low tech compared to the much more advanced sensor in the iphone 5S as it just needs the user to put the finger on the home button. Also in contrary to the iphone 5S, you can't use the sensor and unlock the phone with one hand because the swipe reader forces the user to hold the phone in one hand and use the other hand to do the swipe gesture. This is terrible, the iphone 5S allows to do everything with one hand.

    The second thing is that the Samsung awful implementation forces the user to perform two actions to unlock the phone. The user must first press the home button to wake up the phone and then make the swipe gesture to try to unlock it. The iPhone 5S implementation is a single-press implementation, the user wakes up and unlocks the phone at the same time.

    The smartphone boasts a full high definition 5.1-inch screen

    This is wrong. Samsung still used AMOLED PenTile screens (and this is amazing that they still using such low tech screen technology) that uses green pixels interleaved with alternating red and blue pixels.

    a 16-megapixel camera

    Typical Samsung, marketing numbers in order to fool the user. Japanese makers do the same actually, yes you Sony. They keep increasing the number of pixels without increasing their size. The Galaxy S5 keeps the 1.12 micron for the pixel size but increase the number of pixels. Anyone with some knowledge about cameras knows that this is the wrong thing to do as fewer lights reaches the pixels, and this is even worse as the camera keeps an aperture of F/2.2. Ridiculous. The iPhone 5S showed that a good balance between sensor size, number of pixels, pixel size and aperture is the key for a good smartphone camera. The iPhone 5S keeps the 8 megapixels sensor but with increased pixel size to 1.15 micron. The reviews showed that this produced really good results.

    built-in heart rate sensor

    Again total absence of innovation. Samsung is just using the same old tech by forcing the user to put the finger in front of a heart rate sensor. This is just clunky.

    that turns the display black-and-white

    Wha... this is 2014. Black and white screens to save energy, genius.... And what to say about this design. This fake plastic that is supposed to mimic chrome on the side and the weird "perforated" golf ball pattern ton in plastic in the back that is totally out of place.

    like Apple started becoming many years ago.

    Oh really? This is just the company that brought last year the first 64 bits mobile chip (which translated into 2x gain in performance), a truly new and advanced fingerprint sensor that works intuitively for the user, a coprocessor that process motion data, an innovative dual LED camera for true tone, innovative software implementation of continuous burst mode and slow-motion video, and the list goes on.

    I do like the water resistance and camera upgrade though.

    Yes sure the water resistant feature that adds a flappy port cover to the bottom of the device (like Sony). Ohhh, what an incredible advanced technology. I mean, I wonder if some people can realize how in a crappy way some phone makers implement a feature just for the sake of the existence of the feature.

    At least it's still a better phone than any iPhone reincarnation.

    Oh really? Are we talking about the same Z2 which only brings some minor spec bumps compared to the Z1? The Z2 is just a boring device with no innovation whatsoever. The SoC offers just a minor speed bump, no 64 bits, no motion coprocessor, too big, questionable built quality, no finger print sensors, clunky software.

    The rest is a camera with 20.7 mega-pisels for pure marketing reasons and some catch up on the software side with support for slow motion video at 120 frames but nothing else. Plus the Xperia Z1 phones have suffered from various issues that don't seem to be addressed by the Z2: green or yellow hue, bad quality display (poor viewing angles and faded blacks), device overheating, camera issue (the same 20.7 MP camera) caused by overheating, performance drop, touch screen issue, flickering screen.

    So please stop your anti Apple trolling, Sony smartphones are just boring and badly built.

    Posted in: Samsung launches flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone

  • 12

    daito_hak

    The old ugly nasty Japanese Oyaji has spoken again....

    This guy should be in an elderly house specialized for old people who have lost their mind but he was promoted boss of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic committee. What a joke, Japan is owned by old people.

    Posted in: Mori slammed for critical remarks about Asada

  • -3

    daito_hak

    Toyota recalled more than 5 millions vehicles in 2013, I believe. Now this one in addition to halt the production of some models due to flame risks last month, and it became difficult to argue that Toyota has no quality problem for its cars.

    Posted in: Toyota recalls 1.9 mil Prius cars worldwide

  • -10

    daito_hak

    They all had the right to vote and for one reason or another, chose not to. This isn't Thailand -there were not people blocking the polling booths. Therefore the choice was made to leave it up to others.

    You are not giving me the numbers backing up your statement you made in your previous. The sentence above is totally irrelevant, no one has said that anyone is blocking anything.

    Since you surely will never have them, I go to sleep....

    Posted in: Masuzoe says he wants to make Tokyo No. 1 city in world

  • -10

    daito_hak

    the people who didn't vote decided that they were willing to leave it up to those that did.

    You will have to back such such claim with clear numbers indicating that the majority of the population not voting is in this way of thinking. Otherwise you are saying nothing.

    And even if it would be true, do you believe that this is then a healthy democracy?

    Posted in: Masuzoe says he wants to make Tokyo No. 1 city in world

  • -7

    daito_hak

    @toshiko

    The name of the new governor is "ridiculously low turnout, Japanese should be ashamed". That's the name of the new governor, I can tell you.

    Just don't pretend that you don't understand what I said. You will have a hard tome convincing me that such a low turnout gives to this dude any legitimate victory in this complete farce that you call election. No legitimate election and it's winner can be considered valid and representative of the population with a turnout lower than 60%, even you can understand that I suppose.

    A healthy democracy only exists if the population participates to it, otherwise it's a farce.

    Posted in: Masuzoe says he wants to make Tokyo No. 1 city in world

  • -3

    daito_hak

    @toshiko

    Elected? After a voter turnout of 34%, you call him elected? I guess I would advice you to recheck the definition of the word elected.

    People, if anyone in Japan is saying you again that Japan is a democracy, just have a big laugh in front of his/her face....

    Posted in: Masuzoe says he wants to make Tokyo No. 1 city in world

  • 3

    daito_hak

    The reason that tattoos are associated with Yakuza's is just stupid.

    There are two disgusting things in this story. First, this women has her fundamental rights to use her body in any way she wants violated. She was not exposing her tattoos, nor being insolent with them. Those tattoos are purely personal and totally private to her own decision to have them. She may like to have some tattoos and she has the right to do so. Hence her basic freedom of choice is also violated. And being basically forced to remove them is a direct attempt at the integrity of her body outside of her own choice. What kind of a so called civilized country can accept that?

    Second, the fact that the matter was brought to the board by an anonymous call shows that denouncing people to the authorities just because they are different is well going in Japan which more than ever continues to promote a society of identical and therefore more controllable people.

    Finally this anti-tattoo policy is just hypocrisy. They are going after innocent people for having tattoos while the real Yakuza's are all well and going totally fine in Osaka. Hypocrites.....

    Posted in: Female Osaka school clerk's pay docked over tattoos

  • 2

    daito_hak

    The academic said he had been planning to comment on the costs of nuclear if the risk of accidents is included

    It's not only that. He wanted also to point out that the decommission cost of nuclear reactors is not properly taken into account by the power companies. Which is a FACT, it's not being anti nuclear to say that and the reason invoked by these liars is BS. Moreover, NHK has countless of times provided large venues for some pro nuclear dudes to throw lies to the face of the public without anyone to respond. In fact it has never been possible to say anything clearly anti nuclear on NHK, never.

    Japan democracy, my a..., it has a long time ago gone to the toilet. The next time an ugly dude from NHK comes to my door asking to pay, he may really have an unpleasant time.

    Posted in: NHK chief apologizes in Diet for 'comfort women' comments

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