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dcog9065Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:07AM JST
Woah! Qantas Sydney to Haneda! That is amazing! I hate Narita with all my heart
Posted in: Qantas increases Tokyo capacity
dcog9065Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:05AM JST
Whether the designer knew about that logo or not, it has to be changed since it's too tainted now
Posted in: Belgian designer to insist Tokyo changes Olympic logo
dcog9065Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:03AM JST
This is great news, but I think more has to be done to reduce mental deterioration and other mental health issues common with ageing, so the elderly are able to enjoy their historically long lives..
Posted in: Life expectancy for men and women in Japan at highest ever
dcog9065Aug. 03, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
That makes sense for the US. Having prior knowledge to Japan's trade negotiation positions before going into negotiations give them an incalculable advantage.
Posted in: WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
dcog9065Aug. 03, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
Back then in the world of 1945 with the world on fire, I would say it was understandably justified.
In today's world, it would not only be indefensible, but a grievous crime against humanity.
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
dcog9065Jul. 31, 2015 - 10:24AM JST
Interesting opinion piece, though I would argue that he's wrong about most conservatives ultimately not wanting Trump to be president and seeing him as only a temporary manifestation of their grievances. I would say for many Trump is exactly what they are looking for
Posted in: Donald Trump is a superhero – but not in a good way
dcog9065Jul. 31, 2015 - 10:16AM JST
Although it's a simple design, it looks far too similar to be kept. Surely there are other designs they could use
Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo design ruffles feathers abroad
dcog9065Jul. 30, 2015 - 09:45AM JST
He will uphold all previous apologies and add his heartfelt regret, etc. in his statement, while likely making a few remarks on the peacefulness Japan has shown since the war and that Japan can be an example to this currently troubled world, etc.
It won't be the "permanent statement" that Japan wants and it won't be the apology that SK and China want. It will ward off compensation claims from survivors though
Posted in: Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks, says aide
dcog9065Jul. 28, 2015 - 09:56AM JST
Do American kids really hate broccoli that much? I'm Australian and the equivalent there would have been brussel sprouts, a foul creation. Broccoli is one of my favourites.
Posted in: Pixar alters 'Inside Out' visuals for Japanese release, removing broccoli
dcog9065Jul. 27, 2015 - 05:42PM JST
Dear god, I can't imagine how foul that water would be..
Posted in: Packed pool
dcog9065Jul. 27, 2015 - 11:22AM JST
All this talk about Trump being ridiculous itself is pretty ridiculous considering that CNN's latest poll puts Trump in the lead with 18%. So obviously American conservatives are warming to what Trump is saying. What this says about the electorate itself is disturbing enough, but Trump will permanently disable the Republicans by drawing such a large base of people further away from the centre
Posted in: 2016 Republicans use Trump, TV to make debate cut
dcog9065Jul. 27, 2015 - 11:15AM JST
Toshiba had outside independent directors and even foreign directors on their board right? So, these people were equally incompetent too? Does that not fly in the face that corporate governance can be improved by bringing in foreign and outside directors?
Posted in: Toshiba scandal exposes Japan Inc's governance flaws
dcog9065Jul. 27, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
Well, the industry is still in its infancy. What would help drive watches forward would be more and better sensors and better battery power. I assume within the next 5 years or so these smart watches will be almost as ubiquitous as smartphones are today
Posted in: Is Apple Watch a dud?
dcog9065Jul. 23, 2015 - 10:35AM JST
Ah well, but TBH I swear most Japanese TV on most channels treat Japanese viewers like they're completely handicapped. I have Japanese friends who say they never watch Japanese TV because they think it makes them stupid
Posted in: Abe mocked on Twitter over use of props to explain security bills
dcog9065Jul. 22, 2015 - 10:13AM JST
All companies commit some form of accounting fraud, most insiders will tell you the same. It's up to the auditors to reveal them or not, but they'd be loathe to turn in their own clients. Think of Enron
Posted in: Long-established Japanese companies such as Toshiba tend to have a highly hierarchical structure, making it difficult for employees to challenge top-down decrees over cover-ups to "save face" for the company. Do you think this corporate culture can be changed?
dcog9065Jul. 17, 2015 - 12:05PM JST
Game of Thrones definitely deserves some awards this time round. They've overtaken the books now so all original content from here.
Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations
dcog9065Jul. 17, 2015 - 10:08AM JST
This is amazing news. Increased competition on the Sydney route should make the all-round experience better
Posted in: ANA to resume flights to Sydney after 16-year hiatus
dcog9065Jul. 02, 2015 - 10:23AM JST
No reason for the decision was provided? Is that even possible?
Posted in: Domestic abuse charges dropped against Ai Kago's husband
dcog9065Jun. 30, 2015 - 10:37AM JST
I find it beyond comical that anyone would have any sort of opposition to abortion.. If they are opposed, then they shouldn't get one when they're pregnant - if they're not pregnant, it's absolutely none of their business in the first place
I think the only people who should be able to decide on whether abortion should be freely available are women - preferably pregnant
Posted in: Supreme Court rules Texas abortion clinics can remain open
dcog9065Jun. 29, 2015 - 10:35AM JST
Yeah, there's hardly any take up whatsoever of electronic signatures here..
Posted in: Fax machines holding on, especially in Japan
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:34AM JST
"Christopher", you have a highly selective and misleadingly prejudiced view.
The war is over. It's time…
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:33AM JST
As has been said so many time before, babies cry for a reason - not for…
Posted in: 21-year-old man arrested for abusing 3-month-old daughter
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
do you understand the difference between legality and morality? I'm guessing not.
I most certainly do,…
Posted in: Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:30AM JST
Katsura was 14 when he and his schoolmates, put to work for the war effort, were…
Posted in: As A-bomb survivors age, Japanese pass storytelling to young
Aug. 03, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Thursday is the 70th anniversary of the bomb.
Compelling account here that it was unnecessary.