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    daito_hak

    The cabinet approved the revised plan Friday, which would cap the price tag at 155 billion yen ($1.3 billion)

    How can they possibly throw a number to the public face, they even don't have an architectural design of the damn thing decided. This is ridiculous.

    Posted in: Cabinet OKs revised 2020 Olympic stadium plans

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    daito_hak

    Look at them. Look at those old fools, this is what is running Japan.

    And this picture just smells corruption and screw up of my tax money.

    Posted in: Stadium powwow

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    daito_hak

    This is a country of 110 million people. In most countries this size, a single murder would not even make the national news.

    Non-sense! The number of people living in a country doesn't excuse the existence of murders. I am not comparing Japan to any other country (as you would have noticed if you wouldn't have rushed to your keyboard without reading properly my post), so the argument of 110 million people living in Japan doesn't hold water when we talk about why we are seeing almost every week (or at least on a regularly basis) on the news a murder of a woman (or any other type of homicide). My point is not how many, my point is why this violence.

    And any country where even a single murder won't make it to the "national news" whatever the size of its population is a country that has a serious problem. We are not supposed to be savage and just ignore people killing each other because we are so many of us. This is non-sense argument

    Posted in: Body of naked woman found in Tokyo apartment

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    daito_hak

    This is the third or fourth case of a woman murdered in the last three or four weeks. This is very troubling.

    Posted in: Body of naked woman found in Tokyo apartment

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    daito_hak

    while wind and solar that is provoking more fatalities and environmental impacts than nuclear per gigawatt produced,

    This is one of the dumbest thing I have ever read in the forum of JapanToday, ever. And I can tell you that I have seen some pretty delirious posts.

    Give us a break, please.

    Posted in: Sendai reactor power ramp-up halted due to pump problem

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    daito_hak

    Engineers and regulators have warned that the utility may encounter equipment problems and failures as the Sendai No. 1 reactor has been idled for more than four years.

    You can't check that the integrated systems work 100% without running the whole system together under operating conditions.

    Both of those statements are nonsense. The problem described here should be or should have been discovered with serious inspection of the installation. Apparently it wasn't done in that way which puts a serious doubt on the qualification and honesty of the company running this power plant and of NRA. And frankly I am not surprised, this is Japan.

    Sea water making it inside the secondary calling system is not something that should have been missed. Period.

    It is known as the Temperature Coefficient of Reactivity and in all Western reactor designs it is negative. So as you say, as the reactor heats up the increased temperature actually works to shut down the reaction. It is a designed in safety feature to prevent a run-away increase in the reaction.

    Humm this is not a totally correct description. It is more refered as void coefficient of reactivity or just void coefficient. Yes void coefficient is negative on BWR and PWR designs, which means that an increase of void content results in a decrease of the reactivity. PWR (pressured water reactor) is safer since there is relatively a small amount of voids and thus a large negative void coefficient ensures that if the water boils, power will drop.

    BWR (boiling water reactor), the design mostly used in Japan has also a negative void coefficient. If the water boils, voids (steam bubbles) are formed, reducing the moderation which in turn reduces thermal power. The problem with BRWs is that an increase of the reactor pressure leads to less voids and then to a potential increase of power. Additionally negative void coefficient with this design produces power oscillations with reduced core flow in case of a failure of the recirculation pump.

    Posted in: Sendai reactor power ramp-up halted due to pump problem

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    daito_hak

    Once again the Perfect Parenting Brigade is here to tell us how everyone who actually has kids is doing it wrong!

    Come on, don't be ridiculous. This is not about perfect parenting, this is just about being non-stupid. How can this woman leave her 2-year old daughter alone outside while she tries to move her car? This is stupid, plain stupid.

    Everything could happen because the girl could be standing anywhere and the mother has no idea where, she can't see her from inside the car. So how could she decide to move the vehicle presumably ignoring where the girl is located? Plus the girl could also run away somewhere to the road and get hit by a car. I mean did this women expect that a 2-year old girl who has no notion of danger would understand by herself that standing behind a moving car is dangerous or that running to the street is dangerous? Of course she doesn't.

    So how can someone leave a 2-years old child standing alone without anyone looking at her? This defies reason. Again this is asking for serious troubles and this women just got them. Right there.

    Posted in: Woman, backing car out of garage, hits and kills 2-year-old daughter

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    daito_hak

    @Strangerland

    We know that (I am guessing that what you intended to write is not what is written above).

    And that's my all point, I am rather against to use any martial art related or derived practice for a purpose which denature the art, particularly as a fashion trend where a few dudes makes money with it. There are zillions of ways to exercise, including doing a real martial art, but this is just silly.

    And if you would be careful when reading the article above, you would notice the confusion with some people as one of them states that she chose this because she couldn't do dancing and has an interest in traditional culture. Well no this is not traditional culture as she indirectly means the art of sword. And this the danger with those deviations, they tend to make believe people that they are doing a martial art but they really don't and as they continue to believe this, the original martial art diapers because people think they are practicing it but in fact they do completely unrelated things.

    Do you understand, is that clear to you?

    Posted in: Women in Tokyo cutting through stress and fat with katana exercise class

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    daito_hak

    Being a lont time practitioner of an old Japanese martial art (Bujutsu not Budo) which has also technics of Ken-Jutsu (fighting with Katana), I am desperate to see this country systematically ruining what is one of the richest cultural aspect of Japan. Using old martial arts to do aerobic is sad as it just makes people believe that a Katana sword is just a toy.

    And what is more sad is seeing those ridiculous frail clowns making money entertaining some silly women who should better go to practice a real martial art if they want to combat stress while studying traditional culture. And not contributing to the disappearance of traditional martial arts by lacking the courage to practice a real martial art.

    Posted in: Women in Tokyo cutting through stress and fat with katana exercise class

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    daito_hak

    This is what we were reading a few days ago here:

    Japan now faces a critical stage in its battle to defeat deflation, and is being helped by falling oil prices boosting Japan’s terms of trade and getting the economy nearer its full potential, the Cabinet Office said in its annual economic report on Friday.

    Now given the new economy contraction (it has been going on like this since the end of the bubble), either the Cabinet Office is located on the moon and has no idea on what's is really going on, or the only thing they are able to do is propaganda by throwing to anyone listening wrong information about the country economy.

    Even with low oil prices and a weak yen, the country's economy is still contracting so why is it so difficult for the Japanese oligarchy controlling this country to understand that even with all the yen manipulation they want and all the public money they keep giving to construction companies, Japanese economy has a fundamental more profound problem?

    It is because the data also includes people from 15 to 20 and over 65.

    Wel no it is more because most women are employed as part-timers and they make the majority of those 40%, actually around 60% (data from government survey in 2013).

    Also note that:

    1) Temps and part-timers—who often work 40 hours a week—accounted for all of the nation’s job growth in the past five years or so; 60 percent of employment offers in March 2014 were for temporary positions.

    2) Japans is the only country in the OECD that has seen average pay decline since 2000 (graph here: http://www.bloomberg.com/infographics/2014-05-30/japanese-job-market-shifts-to-part-time.html).

    Anyone would then understand why Japan is where it is now.

    Posted in: Japan's economy contracts 0.4% in April-June quarter

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    daito_hak

    A Samourai? Give me a break, please.

    Samurai had honor, he doesn't.

    Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet

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    daito_hak

    Many of you are calling the Lawyer "the victim".... but he did commit a moral crime which led to this. By not considering him also culpable in this affair you are tacitly saying adultery is acceptable.

    This is utter nonsense. There is no moral crime in Japan, this is not a country with some sort of religious law that defines what is moral or not. There is only one law and this is the one defined by the penal code. Now the penal code doesn't consider adultery a crime nor it tries to characterize it as acceptable or not, given that what is involved here is sexual activities between consenting adults. What it does consider is that one of the party who is "victim" of adultery can pursue to get compensations, usually financial, in front of a court of justice.

    Which means that there is one and only one crime involved here, the one where a man has atrociously mutilated another man.

    Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet

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    daito_hak

    This savage must be put away from society, he's an insane dude. Again another one in fact.

    ****Nice punishment,but i feel so sad about that young man

    What is sad is the silliness of your post.

    Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet

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    daito_hak

    Amari criticizes U.S. inaction

    Coming from Japan, this is like the church making fun of charity.

    Posted in: Japan anxious at lull in TPP talks; Amari criticizes U.S. inaction

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    daito_hak

    One of the most notorious precedents in this regard is that of the 'Paris Cannibal' Issei Sagawa, who murdered/ate a Dutch woman only to be declared insane. He was ultimately let out of a Japanese mental institution after a very short amount of time, and went on to make TV appearances and hang out in Roppongi. He still reportedly lives somewhere in the greater Tokyo area.

    Absolutely, this case was an incredible precedent in what came to show big and clear the Japanese justice system flaws and particularly in what it can't properly judge/deal (with) insane people.

    Now the case of Sagawa is astonishing. Not only he brutally murdered and ate a young Dutch women, he also raped her after killing and starting to eat her besides also keeping some peaces of her body in his fridge. The totally bizarre nature of his crime and the fact he didn't really try to hide it, he took a taxi with two suitcases full of his victim's parts and asked to be driven to a park where he wanted to leave the cases in the view of many people present inside the park, really troubled the french police and that's why the french judge declared that he was insane and couldn't be judged in France.

    This was arguably a mistake, but he took this decision believing that the Japanese authorities will properly deal with him. It wasn't the case at all, he was put in a mental institution for two years and then declared that actually he wasn't insane. Having decided that he wasn't insane should have brought him back in front of a judge (since then he should have been judged and punished for his crime), but he was left free (presumably his influential father had something to do with this). French police were notified about the situation and the parents of the victim too. You can imagine how astonished they felt, nobody understood what was going on. And things turned even worse after he was left free as Sagawa wrote books about his crimes that people were buying in mass (with zero respect to the victim and her family), he went on TV, he was an actor in some bizarre porn movies, etc.

    At that time, Japan basically showed to the rest of the industrialized world that its justice system is a joke and continues to do so today.

    The sort that doesn't want to waste state money if there is no hope of a conviction, and other avenues to reach the desired result.

    Do you realize that what you wrote above makes no sense at all. How can you know that there is no hope for conviction without a serious trial? You are trying again to defend what can't be. This is what state money should be used for in fact. You know, to make sure that there is justice.

    Posted in: Charges dropped against 29-year-old woman arrested for killing 2 young daughters

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    daito_hak

    As for minors receiving suspended sentences, if this is as prevalent as you say, it shouldn't be hard to come up with a number of examples.

    Well, it's in fact difficult to come with a big list of examples and pretending that they could easily come up with a number of examples is a little bit dishonest. There are quite numerous juvenile crimes in Japan, and it's impossible to follow them and really know what happened for each case and how those minors were treated after their crimes.

    However we do have a reference for judgement and it's the Kobe case in 1997 where a 14-year old boy killed two children and injured three others in brutal attacks that left one of the victim decapitated. This boy then spent seven years in a medical reformatory for juveniles and was released in 2004. Today this is a free man who tries to sell a book recalling his murders. Seven years is nothing in regards to what he did, moreover in medical reformatory. So you would be quite dishonest to argue that this isn't a suspended case and that Japan justice system is broken. If it can't condemn properly such a murder, how could it possibly do for other juvenile crimes?

    I am sure that someone else can find other examples, but I guess you get the idea.

    Posted in: 19-yr-old held for murder after body found following apartment fire

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    daito_hak

    At that time, there were over 200 people playing in the pool.

    I would never, but never put my 5 years old child in a pool with so much people inside and where everything gets just too confusing with that mass of people. This is simply asking for serious troubles.

    Posted in: 10 water-related deaths reported across Japan on Sunday

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    daito_hak

    Japan is the country with most ferries going everywhere. But its the safest by far

    Total non sense, the busiest single ferry route (in terms of the number of departures) is across the northern part of Øresund, between Helsingborg, Scania, Sweden and Elsinore, Denmark.

    Also note that the busiest seaway in the world is the English Channel that connects Great Britain and mainland Europe with also a dense traffic of ferries that mainly go to French ports, such as Calais, Boulogne, Dunkirk, Dover, Dieppe, Roscoff, Cherbourg-Octeville, Caen, St Malo and Le Havre. Ferries from Great Britain also sail to Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Ireland.

    And concerning safety in Japan, without a number backing up your claim, you will have a hard time convincing me. But since I suspect that you are making that up, I am not holding my breath for you to show us some numbers.

    Posted in: Japan ferry on fire off coast, 'passengers evacuated'

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    daito_hak

    @kickboard

    This was reported by the Asahi Shinbun a few months ago.

    Posted in: Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies

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    daito_hak

    In contrast to the 1986 explosion in Chernobyl that provoked an increase in thyroid cancer among children in affected areas and perhaps other cancers yet to be detected, the Fukushima debacle is unlikely to cause hikes in cancer rates due to radiation exposure, according the a 2013 UN scientific report.

    UN report seems according to a lot of experts misguided as it relies on false data largely manipulated by the Japanese government notably because the radiation data are not reliable. It's not possible to establish a direct link between the increase of thyroid cancer and the Fukushima disaster yet BUT an oversight committee looking at the health of people living in Fukushima has determined that:

    1) the thyroid cancer rate in young people has jumped by an astounding 6,000% throughout the region since the disaster first occurred back in 2011.

    2) there is a strong similarity between the age profiles of patients diagnosed during the period of latency after Chernobyl in Ukraine and currently in Fukushima.

    So some real questions remain here and until relievable data is available (which may be never), no final conclusion can be made. But one can still wonder that such an increase is disturbing.

    Now, it also been reported that the difficulties in tracking back the reason of this increase is the regional government actively blocked such research from being conducted in the days and weeks following the disaster, an university professor reporting that he was stopped in trying to measure exposure levels after the explosions by the Fukushima Prefecture, which accused him of stirring up trouble. Sounds Japanese to me, isn't it?

    However another professor could measure 65 Fukushima residents one month after the disaster and 77% of them had radioactive iodine in their thyroid.

    Posted in: Health fallout from Fukushima mainly mental: studies

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