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electric2004Aug. 14, 2015 - 03:57PM JST
Probably 104 means actually 10000 (10^4 = 10 to the power of 4).
Posted in: Rubber-based transistor can be stepped on with high heel
electric2004Jul. 21, 2015 - 10:27PM JST
Also here in Germany near Frankfurt Airport, actually near a hotel that is used by Air China for their cabin attendants, one can see many of the Air China flight attendants flocking to the local drug store and buying things in large amounts.
Posted in: What Chinese tourists are buying in Japan
electric2004Jun. 11, 2015 - 07:57PM JST
Probably the best is to order the "IATA OK" stickers and have them sewn.
Posted in: Airline industry proposes perfect-size carry-on bag
electric2004Sep. 08, 2014 - 02:28AM JST
Nice. The links says the study, which found problems was led by a 14 year old high school student.
Posted in: Kansai scraps 'power off' mobile phone ban on trains; Kanto won’t budge
electric2004Sep. 03, 2014 - 08:25PM JST
Another option for Australia would have been German subs. They have quite some development history.
Posted in: Australia leans toward buying Japanese subs to upgrade fleet
electric2004Jun. 25, 2014 - 09:38PM JST
I thought Nissan's Kei cars are actually OEM products from another company (Mitsubishi / Suzuki) with a new sticker.
Like Nissan Moco = Suzuki MR Wagon.
Actually some of the K-cars exist also in a slightly enlarged version with bigger engine and then sold in Europe.
For Example Suzuki Waggon R is not only available as K-car but also as normal sized car with an engine size in the order of 1.2 Liter.
Now this design is evolved to the Suzuki Splash which is made together with Opel (as Opel Agila) in Hungary.
This car sells quite well in Europe.
There are other co-operations between Japanese and European car makers, where the design of a K-car is the basis of a compact car for the European market.
Like Peugeot 108 equal Citroen C1 equal Toyota Aygo.
This tells us that the author of the original article should have done more research.
Posted in: Tiny cars leaving Japan?
electric2004May. 23, 2014 - 04:30PM JST
Maybe the Chinese politbuero wanted to catch 2 birds with one stone: providing heating and reducing the overpopulation problem.
Posted in: For polluted China, gas is a matter of life or death
electric2004May. 21, 2014 - 04:22PM JST
Windows 8.1 is OK?
Posted in: Microsoft to press China after Windows 8 ban
electric2004May. 13, 2014 - 06:02AM JST
And the Darwin award this month goes to ... drum roll ...
He was lucky he did not burn himself down.
Posted in: Man arrested for starting forest fire after barbecue in Hyogo
electric2004May. 06, 2014 - 04:38PM JST
A positive idea!
Posted in: Free highway bus for students connects Tokyo and Fukushima for business or pleasure
electric2004Mar. 31, 2014 - 08:28PM JST
Posted in: What if everyone was texting while walking at Shibuya Crossing?
electric2004Jan. 30, 2014 - 02:32AM JST
Might be easier to detect if the woman is getting wet.
Posted in: Innovative bra cannot be unhooked without true love, say makers
electric2004Jan. 06, 2014 - 05:27PM JST
At least for Nissan Moco: in the version with remote controlled ignition key, which does not need to be inserted into the lock while driving, it comes standard with an alarm system when the door is opened without key.
(e.g. not using the mechanical lock or the remote key).
Posted in: 40 parked cars vandalized in Ibaraki
electric2004Jan. 02, 2014 - 08:56PM JST
Seems the employees did not use the orange paint balls, which they keep near the cash register for just such purpose.
Posted in: Man robs Sukiya store of Y270,000 yen
electric2004Dec. 27, 2013 - 07:41PM JST
The corrected link is at
Posted in: Japan ranked 6th in quality of life for children
electric2004Dec. 19, 2013 - 05:48PM JST
It seems he was intelligent enough not to relieve himself from the overpass onto the high voltage power lines for the trains.
Posted in: Fukuoka man ordered to pay over Y1 mil for peeing in elevator…every day for half a year
electric2004Dec. 01, 2013 - 02:10AM JST
Do they have to fly over china?
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electric2004Nov. 13, 2013 - 05:04PM JST
Really, no surprise here.
Posted in: There were falsified discounts for 1,045 products of the 17 stores.
electric2004Nov. 13, 2013 - 05:02PM JST
She is definitely a good choice.
Posted in: Caroline Kennedy sworn in as ambassador to Japan
electric2004Nov. 13, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
When there are nails, where is the man with the hammer?
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We must now REALLY wag our finger at NK and that should scare them plenty into…
Posted in: N Korea fires rocket; no debris falls on Japan
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