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daito_hakJun. 13, 2013 - 03:16PM JST
Of course they have right to laugh at him. He's disrespecting them by shamelessly throwing some government propaganda instead of being honest and recognize a flawed japanese justice system which has been criticized a number of times by international human rights organizations. Of course they can laugh at him, they even must laugh in front of such arrogance.
I tell you what's wrong with this guy. He comes from Japan and by definition he is not used to be questioned or criticized. He thought that he could just be listened by people who should just pretend that they are all ok with Japan policy. This guy is just a representation of the lack of real debate in Japan, people can't debate sincerely here without feeling threatened or insulted. They just expect that everyone should agree with them or just pretend to do so.
At the end of the day, he's just being arrogant and unwilling to debate a real issue in Japan. All he could do is to insult the audience by becoming incredibly aggressive. This is just a real life representation of how aggressive and unpleasant japanese can become when being faced with the reality of their acts. He's just interested at making Japan look good for the United Nations, he is programed for that, he's doesn't give a rat ass about responding intelligently to a real issue.
Yes Japan is middle age. It's middle age by its archaic justice system, it's middle age in the way its treats japanese women, its middle age in the way its treats young people, it's middle age in its conservative society that can't modernize itself.
Posted in: Japan's U.N. envoy under fire for telling other diplomats to shut up
daito_hakMay. 16, 2013 - 10:21PM JST
"armed with eye motion control technology that will pause a video when the user looks away"
Eye control my a..., those are mostly face detection features that according to all reviewers out there works terribly bad. This is the sort of useless features that Samsung like to talk about instead of making a good phone. The S4 is the same peace of plastic crap as the S3 was and which has so far found little success in Japan.
And asking those three dudes to hold it in front of the press won't change the matter of fact. A peace of crap stays a peace of crap.
Posted in: Galaxy glitz
daito_hakMay. 16, 2013 - 07:35PM JST
In the case that any women decide to meet this dude, if I would be them I would just spit to his face and leave.
It's not even worth their time to talk to this garbage.
Posted in: Hashimoto offers to meet 'comfort women' to apologize
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 10:19PM JST
Just watched the NHK news from 9:00 pm and not a word about the incident. Not a single word when in fact they must report every incident occurring in a nuclear power plant.
Instead they talked about Abe who is trying to sell nuclear power plants to Saoudi leaders and showed him saying that Japan is perfectly legitime to sell them its crap because of its high standards in nuclear safety. Yes the country that brought to the world the Fukushima disaster notably because of low safety standards is openly lying and all of this is nicely served as propaganda from the government right there on a public channel.
This is hopeless....
Posted in: Black smoke detected from Monju reactor during test operations
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 06:47PM JST
Yes sorry, I meant "lose" not "loose". My apologize.
What I exactly mean is that how fast it can get serious after losing the coolant strongly depends on how long the nuclear fuel has been decaying. Has the Monju ever been restarted since 1995, I don't remember?
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 06:30PM JST
Sodium is solid at room temperature (20 ºC), melts at 371 K (97.85 ºC) and boils at 1156 K (882.85 ºC). So yes they surely need generators to keep it liquid and apparently this is what they screwed up.
However I am not sure if there is any decaying nuclear material inside the reactor that would pose an imminent danger if they loose the coolant.
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 05:01PM JST
To the editors
" ....two of the three emergency reactors have been rendered unusable. "
I think there might be a confusion here. Are you maybe talking about generators not reactors? It's difficult to quite understand what you mean by emergency reactors? Actually no reactor is involved in this incident I believe.
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 03:36PM JST
And by the way, it does not seem that there is any plan to build fast-breeder reactors somewhere else in Japan. You might be here confusing with the use of MOX fuel.
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 03:30PM JST
I don't understand your logic here. What the "anti-nuke crowd" should fear is in fact the Monju project and the craziness around using fast-breeder reactors. And what the new technology are you precisely referring to?
Fast-breeding reactors are for many politicians in Japan the solution for everything, the promise of energy independence for Japan, the sustainability for blindly producing energy in a society which only knows to waste it and reducing its cost. The only official reason that Japan is still trying to use this failed technology is that it still views it as a solution more than a problem.
Now fast-breeding reactors are a terrible solution. Not only it's very difficult to make them profitable in operation due to their complexity, they are also dangerous. Incredibly dangerous. Nations who have far more expertise in nuclear energy than Japan (France, USA) have given up about this thing because it's essentially difficult to operate safely. So how on Earth a nation with millions of Earthquakes every year (the majority of them being low magnitude we don't notice them) can still think of operating such dangerous technology? What can of arrogance can bring such madness?
All the difficulty of operating them relies on the use of sodium for the coolant. Due to their nature of producing more fuel than they consume (the main reason why the greedy Japanese politicians want them), free neutrons are not slowed down by any moderator like it's the case for traditional reactors (pressurized water reactor or boiling water reactor) where water is used for both the coolant and the moderator. Fast-breeding reactors use sodium for the coolant and this is where the tricky part is. Sodium is highly unstable when in contact with water and leads to explosions or sodium leak could lead to sodium fire.
Also in fast-breeder reactors, sodium reacts actively with air, high thermal stress complicates reactor vessel and steam generator design, fuel handling is very difficult, sodium is strongly activated by nuclear bombardment and special precautions must be taken to contain sodium which may leak out of the primary or secondary loop and to prevent its contracting atmosphere or water.
daito_hakMay. 02, 2013 - 02:47PM JST
Yes sure! The Monju reactor have cost the japanese tax payers over 1 trillion yen and has produced so far one hour worth of electricity. Yes one hour! In any place in the world such a fiasco should have naturally ended up in the project decommission. Well not here in Japan, what can we say?
And to make things worse, it has been discovered last year that the Monju operator paid ¥109 million in ‘member fees’ to related entities. Corruption is keeping this thing around not rational thinking.
And we shall remember that the reactor is a fiasco since its early time when a fire originated from a sodium leak in 1995 and when the government tried to cover it up.
daito_hakMay. 01, 2013 - 05:21PM JST
"Rather sickening that women are like this here but not surprising. I really do feel for the men here who seem to be so clueless they don't get how nasty some of these women are."
Well in the same time, men in Japan are the sole responsible for this situation having supported and promoted patriarchy in Japan until today.
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daito_hakMay. 01, 2013 - 04:16PM JST
And also "second day" not "second dat". Sorry again.
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daito_hakMay. 01, 2013 - 04:14PM JST
"Give me a break!" not "Gime a break!". Sorry!!
I agree with Disillusioned. Japanese companies are old fashioned and over conservative. We are in 2013 and they still enforce some strict dress code that often doesn't make much sense.
daito_hakMay. 01, 2013 - 03:48PM JST
Gime a break! Up here in Sapporo, it's not even more than 9ºC. Tomorrow it's forecasted that the minimum temperatures will be 2ºC with potential snow falls. Yes on the second dat of May. This Hokkaido has been a hell to live in recently....
daito_hakMay. 01, 2013 - 03:36PM JST
"The number of Japanese women who are struggling with food and living expenses is reported to be on the rise."
Strange I thought we were told that Abenomics was the solution for everything. Stokes are high but some japanese citizen can't eat properly? And I am sure she is super happy to hear about the 2% inflation that the government is seeking and the increase of the consumption tax next year.
"Her income per month after tax is around 130,000 yen"
130,000 yen in Tokyo? Well good luck with that!
" there are others who resort to some rather unscrupulous methods."
Tells a lot about the more and more strange developing mentality of people in this country. Sad...
"she went to college and ended up with a 130,000 yen a month job"
Yes it's a japanese women living in Japan. Here a woman regardless of her qualification is discriminated in the job market and actually the arrogant old farts leading this country still believe that she is not supposed to work anyway.
daito_hakApr. 27, 2013 - 11:57PM JST
Plastic crap with buggy and useless software which makes you look like a fool when you try to make a call with this thing. No thanks...
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daito_hakApr. 27, 2013 - 01:46AM JST
I have never said that other countries have a perfect democracy, my point was that Japan does not have the beginning of one. Now anyone would certainly ague that Swiss or Scandinavian countries have very good democracies. So don't worry I am not confused....
Posted in: 2 inmates hanged, bringing number of executions to 5 under Abe
daito_hakApr. 26, 2013 - 04:38PM JST
This is quite hilarious to see some people trying here to defend Abe and his gang of revisionist morons who don't have even the guts to name the things as they are.
The "war dead" he is shamelessly referring to are all the people who blindly served to fight side by side with the Nazism against the modern civilization and the freedom of people. Yes Abe, your country was the ally of Nazism, one of the biggest or maybe the biggest tragedy in human history. And yes Abe, Japanese should be all shameful and not pride about this dark side of Japan history.
And let me smile at you when you speak that "it’s a matter of course to secure the freedom to express one’s respect and worship to precious souls ". It's curious that suddenly your defend people freedom to express their view to support criminals while your country has done everything to limit the freedom of your own people when it came to express their view which went against the government and japanese big cooperations and lobbies interests.
Abe you are an HYPOCRITE....
Posted in: Abe defends ministers' visit to Yasukuni shrine
daito_hakApr. 26, 2013 - 04:18PM JST
" Japan is the only major industrialised democracy"
Please, please for the sake of the world. Japan is NOT a democracy and has never been. The so-called democracy in Japan is all illusion. It doesn't exist.
daito_hakJan. 21, 2013 - 10:01PM JST
The problem of the local population and tribes is something else, and in essence totally different to the Islamic terrorism problem. This is off topic and those are issues which have nothing to do to each other. Plus, the fact that local population and tribes have been there for ever does not make the borders artificial since the definition of these borders is well established regardless of the presence of local population. Really you are not making sense here.
Look, I have been to Algeria a ton of times. I know this country very well and probably more than you do. Butelfika has always been put there by the generals for the sake for creating an illusion of democracy in the country. Saying that the army acted without the consent of Mr Butelfika does not make any sense, because again the government is the army and in fact Butelfika is the army. They don't need any permission since Butelfika is totally aligned with what the army has decided to do.
Posted in: 9 Japanese killed in Algeria hostage crisis, gov't says
Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:21PM JST
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Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:20PM JST
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Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:17PM JST
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Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:16PM JST
Here's the original article in J-cast, you can see a small picture there.
Posted in: Korean campaigns for removal of Japanese flag from French stores
Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:15PM JST
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