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email@example.comSep. 18, 2014 - 02:36PM JST
I wonder what Japan's trade imbalance would have been back in 1988 if Japan had only 15% Nuclear energy at the time. Were Japan's positive trade numbers mainly due to lack of energy imports.
Posted in: Japan's trade deficit narrows 2.4% in August
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 18, 2014 - 04:12AM JST
Oh.. and Sony again announced another annual net loss... around $2.3 billion.
Posted in: Stocks close down 0.14%
email@example.comSep. 17, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
Damn... those poor parents. I'm sure they wanted the best for their son as all do but some kids just can't cope. Very sad.
Posted in: 19-year-old youth stabs parents; mother dies
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 17, 2014 - 11:01AM JST
I thought I read a few years ago that they were going to charge each climber a small amount of Yen in order to pay for clean up of garbage left behind. Guess that didn't happen.
Posted in: Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji
email@example.comSep. 17, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
If it is written in the contract... they fine the girls. If it is some sort of unwritten rule... then girls... take them to court.
Posted in: Pop idols’ management demands Y8 million in damages after two members caught dating fans
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 16, 2014 - 12:43PM JST
Yeah... the day after Apple introduced the iPhone 6.... sure enough, Samsung had derogatory commercials out about it. They're such petty idiots...
Posted in: Apple: Record 4 mil orders of iPhones on 1st day
email@example.comSep. 16, 2014 - 12:37PM JST
Softbank added the iPhone to their lineup early on.... and for the next 3 years they watched their new subscription numbers grow and grow while DoCoMo's dwindled... it was not a coincidence. The Japanese are savy and they like quality... DoCoMo ended up finally putting the iPhone in their lineup. So many people talk about Japanese phones having so many cool extras... but none of them lasted after the iPhone came out.
Posted in: Apple a decade behind Japan on mobile payment curve
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 16, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
Tanaka... as with many other Japanese pitchers.... is undergoing therapy due to overuse of the shoulder, arm and elbow during their High School years.
Posted in: Rehab
email@example.comSep. 16, 2014 - 12:32AM JST
Agree... Apple's cellphone iOS is great. Yes Android can do many things but iOS is simple and extremely reliable. Apple controls the whole ecosystem so there is no fragmentation. Yes we have to trust Apple to give us what we need but so far I have no complaints. At some point Apple will screw it up... companies always do... but for now I'm still a loyal Apple user.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 16, 2014 - 12:25AM JST
I don't believe a curved display TV screen will be a big seller in the USA... they might sell well to single people in one room apartments but a curved display in a large family room makes no sense. Now that said. A large curved Super HD Computer Panel would definitely do well but they need to heighten the dimension to around 20 inches.... my dream curved Super HD computer monitor would be 46" wide and 20" high.
Posted in: Sharp aims to mass-produce new generation of display panels by 2017
email@example.comSep. 15, 2014 - 10:49PM JST
@TakahiroDomingo... totally agree, their presentations are way over the top... but I do want an iPhone 6. Apple reminds me of Sony in the 1980's.... innovative and very well made. I've had my iPhone 4 for over 3 years now... luckily I have never dropped it... it looks as good now as it did when I bought it. I owned a Samsung cell phone before that... within 4 months the cheap paint had peeled off in the areas where I handled it. My iPhone 4 still has value... pretty amazing when you consider they are everywhere.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 15, 2014 - 01:01PM JST
Yes I'd wear one... but only when it does everything I need it to. I want to check emails, send and be able to listen to voice mails and take pictures with it. And tell the time.
Posted in: What do you think of smartwatches? Would you wear one?
email@example.comSep. 15, 2014 - 12:57PM JST
Pretty much everything I thought we'd have by now has occurred with the exception of faster air travel and more powerful batteries.
Posted in: When you were younger, which inventions or technological developments did you think we would have by now, but which have not eventuated?
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 15, 2014 - 12:55PM JST
I don't think the Global community should have to deal with them... I think normal, hard working, honest Muslims should stand up against them. After all... the honest hardworking Muslims of the world are having their name tarnished by these few crazies. If the rest of the world fights them... and many countries in the rest of the world are Christian in belief, then it becomes Christianity versus Islam... so it would be best that they deal with the problem. If they chose to not deal with the problem... then I believe then then chose to stay in their respective countries and not immigrate to other locations.
Posted in: What do you think is the best way for the global community to deal with the Islamic State?
email@example.comSep. 15, 2014 - 12:34PM JST
The thing is... with the iPhone method you take an existing debit card and integrate its use into the cell phone. In addition this method is purportedly more secure than using the basic debit card itself. Now that the iPhone supports NFC I believe more and more U.S. Retailers will upgrade systems to accept it. I'd be willing to bet that in 5 years NFC payments will more common in more types of establishments in the USA than in Japan. Japan didn't invent NFC... as I said earlier... it was perfect for use with Japan's public railway systems... but the rest of the world was perfectly happy with their debit cards. No matter how much Japanese industry tried they were not going to capitalize on a technology the rest of the world really didn't need at the time.
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 14, 2014 - 10:52PM JST
This Professor Natsuo... obviously did not do his homework. Instead of just blabbering off about "bragging rights", maybe he should have studied why Japan didn't spread their early NFC technology overseas. By studying why Japan embraced it in the first place also answers this. NFC works great when you need speed and accuracy. With Japan's massive rush hours in Tokyo and Osaka it made sense to use the technology... they could do away with Ticket Punchers and machines with many moving parts that broke down constantly. That was it. All the while most of the rest of the world... that did not have such a large and necessary railway / subway system were quite happy with their debit cards. The funny thing is.... I only carry a Debit card while in the USA. I always carried cash while in Japan. Japan did a great job with it... but it was out of necessity and pure economics. The economics of introducing NFC in many other places while an easy to use Debit / Credit card system was everywhere just was not there.
email@example.comSep. 14, 2014 - 12:15PM JST
Even more rare might be Korean Male porn stars.
Posted in: Japanese male porn stars rarer than Bengal tigers, actor says
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 14, 2014 - 10:45AM JST
I can't believe they actually published this. Is this a joke... the percentage of female "bosses" in Japan... one's with any real sort of power... must be 20 times less than that of men.
Posted in: Female bosses not averse to sexual harassment
email@example.comSep. 13, 2014 - 02:43AM JST
Great stuff.... but call me when you're using grapheme and come up with an inexpensive lightweight infrared camera.
Posted in: Sony develops new camera for taking images in dark
firstname.lastname@example.orgSep. 11, 2014 - 09:12AM JST
First off... who actually... under normal circumstances, is likely to complain. Younger couples... come on, they're either at work or going somewhere over the weekend. Middle aged couples... they have kids... Single people... there is an argument there... agreed they would complain but on a whole... most of them are working too. That leaves the ever present retired elderly and I've seen them. An intolerant bunch that thinks the new generations are the end of the world. Can't fault them for thinking like that... heck all old people think that way.... but they're taking all the fun out of being a kid. In a time where there are so many distractions with online gaming and computers they want to force the ones that want the outdoors back inside. Add to that a bunch of bureaucrats than only want to avoid extra work and you have a very sad recipe for atrophy in the young.
Posted in: Growing restrictions make for frustrated park users
Sep. 19, 2014 - 08:40AM JST
Andy Murray tweeted yesterday:
"Huge day for Scotland today! no campaign negativity last few days totally…
Posted in: Vote counting begins in Scotland
Sep. 19, 2014 - 08:38AM JST
Three words for any of my fellow American countrymen wanting to go toe-to-toe with Russia: Not…
Posted in: Ukraine's pleas for lethal aid from U.S. go unmet
Sep. 19, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
Froman said Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had laid out a bold vision of how the…
Posted in: U.S. calls for Japan to ramp up efforts on TPP
Sep. 19, 2014 - 08:31AM JST
The United States charged seven Japanese executives with price-fixing Thursday in a long-running probe into illegal…
Posted in: U.S. charges 7 Japanese auto executives with price-fixing
Sep. 19, 2014 - 08:28AM JST
Kick her out, then let her deny whatever. Oh sorry, this is only an option in…
Posted in: Cabinet minister denies ties to hate speech group