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email@example.comJul. 25, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
I've read about 50 new battery technology stories in the past 3 years and not one has actually made it to market. I'm sure one will at some point but I'm not getting my hopes up too high yet. That said, I can dream of a Car that could go 1000 miles on a single charge.... or a cell phone I only have to charge once a week. If a battery could hold 20 times current lithium batteries.... the world would change and a lot of current businesses would die out.
Posted in: New rechargeable cell has 7 times higher energy density than lithium-ion cells
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 25, 2014 - 09:46AM JST
Was that Thursday... because I swear I saw that same bolt of Lightning on Wednesday.
Posted in: Lightning strike
email@example.comJul. 25, 2014 - 02:00AM JST
@Cleo.... Both Downton Abbey and Sherlock are British TV shows....
Posted in: 'Downton Abbey' to return for Season 5 on Jan 4; 'Sherlock' date up in the air
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 24, 2014 - 01:42PM JST
The competition has caught up.... there is barely anything made in Japan anymore that can't be made in China, Taiwan or South Korea. 100 Yen to the dollar is not enough of a competitive advantage. The Yen needs to go to 130 vs the Dollar to increase exports.
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit surges to Y822.2 bil in June
email@example.comJul. 23, 2014 - 11:54AM JST
Posted in: Name 3 of the best documentaries you have ever seen.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 23, 2014 - 09:42AM JST
When will they learn that the iPhone will either thrive or die based upon its merits... not on sales gimmicks.
Posted in: Gov't aims to curb iPhone influence
email@example.comJul. 22, 2014 - 02:31AM JST
@SenseNotSoCommon... I wanna party with you! I love yoga, natural foods and meditation.
Posted in: RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6 bil in damages
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 21, 2014 - 10:33PM JST
No doubt.... since the 1960's people have been told "Smoking is Harmful to your Health". Well before that people knew that they were harmful.... RJ Reynolds, while producing a vile product, still has no culpability in my mind.
email@example.comJul. 19, 2014 - 12:04AM JST
Amazing.... "pull out of Japan". McDonalds might close unprofitable locations, as would be normal for large franchises to do but to print "might pull out", come on.... that is brain dead, headline grabbing sensationalism. There are over 3,000 franchises in Japan.... right... they might pull out. What an idiot reporter.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 18, 2014 - 10:41AM JST
We are terrified of false accusations.... mainly because in the Japanese system it seems you're guilty until proven innocent and they will continually interrogate you until you admit to the crime. They can keep you for over 30 days if they like without actually charging you. So if the idea of being falsely accused of a crime in Japan appeals to you go out and ride crowded trains and buses to your Hearts Content. The other problem is.... it is such a big problem in Japan... to many women have been groped by some very stupid idiots for too long.... so there might be a lot of women out there that might jump the gun and point a finger and any infraction. I rode the subways in NYC for years and didn't even think about it because women there would immediately beat anybody that touched them and therefore no one does. But Japan... women were silent for too long. Now they're starting to speak up... and rightfully so... but my gut tells me some might be frustrated and may lash out when it may not have been actually warranted.
Posted in: Teacher's conviction for groping girl on bus overturned by Tokyo court
email@example.comJul. 18, 2014 - 03:12AM JST
I for one believe every mode of public transport in Japan should have cameras everywhere. I do not like riding crowded trains.... any inadvertent move could get you in trouble.... at least a camera should prove whether contact was intentional or not.
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 17, 2014 - 07:01AM JST
I heard that bowing by cleaning employees to trains is a tradition that started over a thousand years ago. Back then the train tracks were poorly made and the train would often derail.... the employees would continually bow downward in order to view how well the train was riding on the tracks. This is just ancient history.... I could be wrong.
Posted in: Why do Japanese cleaning crews bow at trains?
email@example.comJul. 13, 2014 - 12:27AM JST
Good on the French for making a gift of the Statue to the USA.... and good on the USA for giving the Statue such a fantastic Pedestal and Location. I'm happy to see any copies... no matter where they are. Unlike the Egyptians who ban any reproductions of their Pyramids for fear less people will visit their country.
Posted in: At Liberty
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 10, 2014 - 02:19PM JST
Another high up Japanese idiot.... never say never.
Posted in: Ex-JSDF commander: Mass murders by disturbed soldier could never happen in Japan
email@example.comJul. 09, 2014 - 11:35PM JST
I watched the match.... the Brazilians saw their worst nightmare happen before their conscious eyes.
Posted in: Brazilians cry and curse at World Cup humiliation
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 08, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
Japan is rife with embezzlers.... this is the tip of the iceberg... many companies will not report embezzlement due the embarrassment.
Posted in: Niigata official arrested for embezzling Y10 mil intended for school lunches
email@example.comJul. 08, 2014 - 07:57AM JST
He'll go nowhere.... its only because Matsuyama stole his limelight that he now wants to remake himself. He should have just shut up and put up the numbers first. Not go to the press and tell them what he's going to do.
Posted in: Ishikawa vows to relaunch golf career
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 07, 2014 - 06:53AM JST
Instead of "could be" responsible we need to read "is" responsible. Also, they're talking about a particular class of flower that blooms for just 12 hours or so.... so if they're looking for 1/2 as much more life they're only saying an extra 6 hours. Nice job but "where's the beef".
Posted in: Japanese scientists find aging cure - for flowers
email@example.comJul. 05, 2014 - 03:50AM JST
Hey I know he did wrong.... but they detained him for 7 weeks.... most likely the whole time they were pushing for a confession. I hear the detention conditions are quite bleak.... good on him for not caving to their infantile tactics.
Posted in: Pop singer ASKA released on Y7 mil bail; trial to start Aug 28
firstname.lastname@example.orgJul. 04, 2014 - 09:58AM JST
Yes.... the average Japanese Citizen is honest to a fault.
Posted in: Saudi Arabian TV tempts would-be thieves in Tokyo to test Japan’s honesty
Jul. 26, 2014 - 08:02AM JST
She is a lawyer: Don't all lawyers examine all evidences before they go to attend court…
Posted in: Lawyer accidentally supports the armament of Japan with flawed cartoon reference
It was reported yesterday that NHK will collect subscription fees from Internet users by…
Posted in: NHK apologizes to Obokata after she is injured while fleeing reporters
Jul. 26, 2014 - 08:01AM JST
China has a clear strategy to establish a hegemonic control in the Pacific region . .…
Posted in: Mixed signals: China’s unpredictable foreign policy
Jul. 26, 2014 - 07:58AM JST
Remember that Israel is a country that routinely uses torture to extract information and confessions.
Posted in: 15 dead as Israeli shell hits U.N. school sheltering Gazans
Jul. 26, 2014 - 07:56AM JST
Never heard Japanese giant hornets called "sparrow wasps" before. Makes them sound kinda cute.
Posted in: Man dies after being stung by wasps