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delrennichJul. 29, 2012 - 05:08PM JST
If there were more trees in the cities and less concrete then such silly accessories wouldn't be necessary.
Posted in: Japanese men turn to parasols to beat the heat
delrennichJul. 25, 2012 - 11:58AM JST
Well, there's hardly any wood burning stoves in Japan, but I'd like to see all of those soot-emitting diesel dump trucks around Japan retooled. They are too loud and too dirty. I wonder if joining this campaign will result in any positive changes like that.
Isn't biodiesel cleaner than regular diesel? Perhaps those dump trucks should be required to use alternative fuels such as cooking grease.
Posted in: Japan joins int'l anti-soot and methane campaign
delrennichJun. 29, 2012 - 11:40PM JST
How about spending $1.1 million dollars instead on planting new trees? If that tree dies then sections of it could be auctioned off to raise money for reconstruction. $1.1 million dollars is too much to spend on any one tree.
Posted in: Japan city seeks funds for dying 'miracle' pine
delrennichJun. 27, 2012 - 05:38PM JST
Too many idiots with power in this country. Well, all over the world too.
Posted in: Osaka mayor's survey finds 10 education professionals with tattoos
delrennichJun. 26, 2012 - 04:48PM JST
Sounds good to me. 'No! Shut them all down, hurry!'
delrennichJun. 22, 2012 - 05:15PM JST
Posted in: Japan to speed up Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup
delrennichJun. 22, 2012 - 05:13PM JST
Forget about training the next generation of human workers, for this is task for robots.
delrennichJun. 16, 2012 - 03:37PM JST
Shocking. Who would buy fish or anything from Fukushima? Who in their right mind would want to fish down there either? The central government should help relocate the fishermen and their families (and i guess everyone else too) to safer parts of Japan. The nuclear crisis even it over yet.
delrennichJun. 14, 2012 - 06:14PM JST
I say forego all nuclear power and learn to live with less electricity for a while. The people of Fukushima probably agree with that.
Posted in: Oi mayor gives OK to restart 2 nuclear reactors
delrennichJun. 11, 2012 - 08:19PM JST
Number plates are for vehicles with engines, not bicycles. Every country in the world agrees with that. If Japan wants safer roads for cyclists, they need to realize that only dedicated cycling lanes will achieve that. Imagine all the extra bureaucracy that will be necessary when purchasing a bicycle. Oh, it's a scheme for the central government to make more tax money off of its citizens. Now I get it.
Posted in: Calls made for bicycles to have number plates
delrennichJun. 03, 2012 - 01:09AM JST
These politicians are idiots!
Posted in: Japan to make more plutonium despite big stockpile
delrennichJun. 01, 2012 - 10:43AM JST
Yes, I've also considered smokers weak people. Japan is still a smoker's paradise, so I'd rather stay at home and enjoy a meal there than have to breathe in second-hand smoke. It is horrible how Japan encourages children to smoke through product placement, not asking for ID, and advertising aimed at youth. Another of Japan's many problems.
Posted in: World No Tobacco Day
delrennichMay. 31, 2012 - 05:38PM JST
just don't forget to leave the loud audio advertising and all the above ground electrical wires in Tokyo.
Posted in: Japan bets on overseas 'Japantowns' to boost economy
delrennichMay. 30, 2012 - 07:55PM JST
delrennichMay. 29, 2012 - 07:58AM JST
another reason to avoid fish from the Pacific ocean.
Posted in: Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed Pacific to U.S.
delrennichMay. 28, 2012 - 11:42PM JST
The death penalty for drug smuggling? C'mon. You'll only find that in backwards countries.
Posted in: Four Britons, one Indian arrested for smuggling cocaine into Bali
delrennichMay. 26, 2012 - 07:59AM JST
Posted in: Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners
delrennichMay. 23, 2012 - 08:00PM JST
more narrow-minded thinking. Idiots in power, basically.
Posted in: Hashimoto clashes with Osaka officials over tattoo survey
delrennichMay. 20, 2012 - 09:58AM JST
best to head out to an onsen for a bath for a while. A hot spring that is 100% pure, not recycled with regular water. Hope they find the criminal company responsible this! We've got enough to worry about besides more evil companies destroying our precious environment.
delrennichMay. 14, 2012 - 09:24AM JST
That's an easy target. Start with all the advertising, such as the huge outdoor monitors and sound systems in every Japanese city, and turn off unnecessary lighting everywhere, such as the super-bright store interiors (convenience stores etc.) Change all your home lightbulbs to LEDs and turn off the electrical breaker for any room or rooms that aren't in use. Most importantly, adopt a permanent two hour Daylight Saving Time because sunrise here is at 4:00 a.m. in the summer. A later sunset equals less electrical use for lights and more. Why are the Japanese so against that?
Posted in: Gov't seeks 20% cut in electricity use in central, western Japan
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:16AM JST
simply renewing old acquaintances ... the US supported and armed the Taliban during the Russian occupation…
Posted in: U.S., Taliban to start talks on ending Afghan war
Should read "postcard of the largest mafia group meets in Northern Ireland.
Posted in: Postcard from Northern Ireland
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:15AM JST
G-8 (The World Gang of 8). In face to face talks, Obama and Putin said they…
Posted in: G-8 discuss Syria, hostage ransoms, tax evasion on last day of summit
Previously we were insincere, arrogant and dishonest. But we're not anymore. Honest.
Who would trust a…
Posted in: The LDP suffered a crushing defeat in the election for the House of Representatives in 2009, but the party is now sincere, humble and honest.
Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:13AM JST
Yay, Brissie! One of Australia's greatest, yet underrated cities. I spent a summer there with a…
Posted in: Japanese student named Brisbane ambassador