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escape_artistAug. 09, 2015 - 04:33PM JST
"Have faith and believe"... I think this is what he's basically saying, to have all of us follow their "religion" of nuclear power, and throw common sense aside.
It really is a huge, huge gamble anytime this dangerous technology (in all its forms) is used, such that those eagerly employing it now profit now but really don't care about the future because they'll be long gone when all those coming after them are left with the mess and the hassle of managing it or cleaning it up (even with no accidents, there's the ever-present question of what to do with the waste, which no one has ever resolved).
The fact that nuclear power arose as an afterthought of the US's nuclear weapons program in the 1940s and '50s should also make us pause to reflect, especially now with some in the LDP being more vocal about what many have long known... the LDP's desire to have Japan build it's own nukes. The connection between nuclear power & weapons is intimate, at least using today's antiquated technology. Simply because some might disagree doesn't erase this fact.
Nature doesn't always follow human-made rules like the ones nuclear regulators swear by. Any rules trying to tame this kind of technology, this kind of energy, will always be inadequate.
Posted in: Nuclear regulator says there will be no repeat of Fukushima under new safety rules
escape_artistAug. 08, 2015 - 01:33PM JST
Isn't this the same list that recently added TEPCO? If so, this list is a joke.
Posted in: Toshiba, McDonald's Japan booted from 'good governance' index
escape_artistJul. 13, 2015 - 09:15PM JST
Do these people pushing all these oddball flavors actually taste-test it themselves? Was any taste-test done at all?
huh? "pursue real salmon flavor fearlessly" ???
I really had no idea such a thing was that scary. (eyes rolling)
If I want real salmon flavor, I'll just eat real salmon, thank you.
And why eat it with plain ol' rice; plenty of candies made from rice out there. Make it ALL candy!
Posted in: Grilled salmon-flavored candy
escape_artistJul. 10, 2015 - 03:51PM JST
More free wi-fi in areas where most people actually live, work and travel would be nice.
Posted in: Docomo launches free Wi-Fi on Mount Fuji
escape_artistJul. 07, 2015 - 07:29PM JST
The public are being shafted time after time after time by Abe and his ilk, and all those who put money above health, safety and common sense. Will another Fukushima-scale disaster be enough to change their minds?
Posted in: Sendai reactor refueled for restart, despite opposition
escape_artistJul. 05, 2015 - 07:16PM JST
Posted in: Kyushu Electric to start loading fuel rods into Sendai plant on Tuesday
escape_artistMay. 21, 2015 - 11:33PM JST
The word "science" in the headline should be in quotes. It's been a huge scam from the beginning.
Posted in: Japan's whaling science under the microscope
escape_artistMay. 09, 2015 - 03:58PM JST
Are they expecting a lot of kids at Cannes this year?
To some, the whole world is like a theme park.
Posted in: Kumamon to promote films at Cannes
escape_artistMay. 09, 2015 - 03:45PM JST
Looking at this watch makes me wonder if Apple's new gizmo will work as it should on this owner's wrist...
Posted in: Japanese man leaves $100,000 watch behind at Newark airport
escape_artistMay. 01, 2015 - 10:50PM JST
Going to college used to mean something. What exactly are the learning here?
Posted in: University students in Gifu can earn credits while working at Aeon shopping mall
escape_artistApr. 28, 2015 - 09:27PM JST
They should have their stars removed, plain & simple.
Posted in: Michelin-star sushi restaurant in Tokyo defends foreigner rules
escape_artistApr. 21, 2015 - 06:23PM JST
There are many better uses for the money being spent than this. What's the frickin' hurry, anyway?
Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour
escape_artistApr. 14, 2015 - 12:02AM JST
What's a man to do when so many major train station toilets have no soap? (Bad) Habits can easily extend from work to home and back, not to mention in between them both.
Posted in: Woman slashes husband for not washing his hands after using toilet
escape_artistApr. 13, 2015 - 11:59PM JST
Dancing on a train (on a company function or not) would probably get the oldsters riled up, too.
Posted in: 5 ways to bug your older Japanese coworkers at a new job
escape_artistFeb. 22, 2015 - 03:24AM JST
Daiso is the biggest and clearly most popular of several "100-yen" stores in Japan, at least in Kansai. I like Daiso, but also go to whatever's most convenient, like the one connected to Daikoku drug stores. They're a lot smaller than Daiso but often have what I need, and charge no tax, thus truly 100-yen stores, not (currently) 108-yen stores like Daiso.
Posted in: The evolution of 100-yen shops and how they've changed people's lives
escape_artistJan. 16, 2015 - 08:27PM JST
Abe and all his right-wing goons are all wimps, melting in the face of even mild criticism. I, for one, hope more people start voicing their opinions against him and his wayward policies in any creative way they can.
Posted in: Southern All Stars singer Kuwata apologizes over concert antics
escape_artistDec. 23, 2014 - 11:47PM JST
Asahi Shimbun, don't cave into the haters!
escape_artistNov. 30, 2014 - 04:48AM JST
The so-called "proof" full of "facts" of "what really happened" authored by self-described Korea expert Nishioka Tsutomu and linked to by Kazuaki Shimazaki in these comments is flooded with innuendo, personal attacks and twisted perspectives meant solely to guide the reader to the author's nationalistic way of seeing the world, with Japan at the top, naturally. By attempting yet again to somehow legitimize the whitewashing of the historical experiences so many non-Japanese went through, this seems hardly the most trustworthy resource or foundation for an objective argument to really get to the heart of the matter.
Leaving aside the somewhat laughable (and desperate-sounding) name of the organization sponsoring this diatribe, the "Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact", here are the report's ending words. Reading them, I wonder how ANYone who desires the truth can seriously view this report as an unbiased review of what really happened so long ago?
The controversy began with lies. The lies ballooned into fallacies, and ended with a resolution condemning Japan on the point of being passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. All along, the propel ling force was Japan-hating Japanese.
They formed a mammoth global network, steadily accumulated documentary material, and launched a perverted interpretation of international law. These misguided souls continue to attack our beautiful fatherland, their fatherland! Their obsessive anti-Japanese emotions are contrary to everything we stand for.
We must expose the lies they have been spreading during the past 15 years. That is the only way we can defeat them. And we shall prevail, because truth is on our side.
"Yomiuri", as far as reporting the news goes, has long been a euphemism for "gomi-uri", a tool and mouthpiece of the ever-present right-wing government. This ridiculous apology only sullies their name and standing in the eyes of the world even more, even if many in Japan believe that the rest of the world's opinions & concerns don't matter.
Posted in: Yomiuri apologizes for using term 'sex slaves' in English edition
escape_artistSep. 26, 2014 - 03:25AM JST
The Yomiuri has been long known by many, mainly English-speaking Westerners, as the Gomiuri for a reason.
Posted in: Newspaper wars inviting permanent reader alienation
escape_artistSep. 10, 2014 - 11:13PM JST
Now, if they would just print English books in a size that's easy to carry in one hand on trains. (yeah, I know, there're always ebooks, but I like paper too) I saw his book in paperback at the store today but in the popular (why?) larger format. British editions are often in the smaller format (up to a certain page count, of course) but I haven't seen anything on sale in the smaller size yet.
Posted in: Lancet imbues new novel with vivid sense of Japan
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:48PM JST
I agree with landings. they really drain you, not so much takeoff but this time is…
Posted in: At LCCs, which are focused on short-distance flights, pilots go through many takeoffs and landings. Takeoffs and landings involve many nerve-wracking operations, so this additional stress on top of the accumulated flight hours is a concern.
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:47PM JST
Statistics confirm: nuclear is safer and ecologically friendly.
Death/TWh: Solar 0.44 , Wind 0.15, Hydro 0.10,…
Posted in: Japan nuclear power outlook bleak despite first reactor restart
Signed up... The selection isn't great but it isn't TERRIBLE. I assume it will get better…
Posted in: Netflix starts Japan service
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:46PM JST
It fits in with Japanese culture and their love of ghost stories right up.
Posted in: Japan starts getting ready for Halloween…in August?!?
Sep. 03, 2015 - 09:27PM JST
However, I prefer to see this boom - and cultural exchange between neighbours who share…
Posted in: Chinese tourists flock to Japan as military parade is held