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jonobugsJul. 28, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
I don't understand. Why are they distributing iodine tablets? Kagoshima is thousands of kilometers away from Fukushima and I haven't heard of other problems in that area. It seems like an unnecessary risk to ingest iodine in this case.
Posted in: Residents within 5 km of Kyushu nuclear plant given iodine tablets
jonobugsJul. 25, 2014 - 11:18AM JST
They don't really state how fast the charge would be, but just say 'quickly'. If they can manage to find a way to charge a large battery within a few minutes, I think that it would give electric cars a BIG boost. I'm also wondering what the life cycle of this type of battery would be and it has a reduced capacity like the current batteries when it gets older.
Posted in: New rechargeable cell has 7 times higher energy density than lithium-ion cells
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:20AM JST
This is great news and encouraging to hear that things will get better in the future ... hopefully.
Posted in: Medical advances turn science fiction into science fact
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:13AM JST
We all know that common sense is not a strong point among Japanese people.
We all know that common sense is not a strong point among Japanese people.
No, "we" certainly do NOT know that. Please don't lump the whole race in with a few stupid people. Would you like it if you were classed along with the low lifes and criminals from your own country? I didn't think so.
Posted in: Woman arrested after 5-month-old son dies in car while she plays pachinko
jonobugsJul. 23, 2014 - 09:02AM JST
It's a really difficult case, in my opinion. It's easy to blame the system or the police but without trashing the rights of the accused, what else could they have done? Even if the police were authorized to place accused stalkers in jail, it wouldn't have mattered if they have no address or information on his whereabouts.
I think the people being stalked need to take more drastic measures such as staying with friends or family until the matter is resolved. Of course it wouldn't help if the stalker is really determined, but I'm sure it would help most other cases. This is such as disturbing and sad story.
Posted in: Man pleads guilty to killing ex-girlfriend after stalking her
jonobugsJul. 22, 2014 - 11:58AM JST
All I know is that the cost of everything has gone up and my salary has remained the same. In fact, my boss is thinking about a reduction because business isn't so great anymore.
Posted in: Inflation vs deflation: Which is right for Japan?
jonobugsJul. 19, 2014 - 09:54PM JST
I really doubt that Micky Ds will pull out, but then again, Wendy's did.
jonobugsJul. 14, 2014 - 10:26PM JST
This is beyond ridiculous. If it's that hot, wear the appropriate shoes.
Posted in: Shoe cooler
jonobugsJul. 11, 2014 - 11:41AM JST
Yes, 2 years seems like a relatively short time for the severity of the crime.
Posted in: Man goes on trial for kidnapping 12-year-old girl for ransom
jonobugsJul. 09, 2014 - 11:33PM JST
It has NOT been warmly embraced by people, but perhaps it has by the government. No one really knows how safe or unsafe GM food is. Basically, the population is now undergoing an involuntary lab 'experiment'.
However, GM food aside, there are many other things to consier about this type of farming. First, the variety is quite narrow. Once the growers find a strain that suits their need, it is the only crop grown. Farmers are being forced to grow the crop or go out of business.
Monsanto is a monster that is getting out of control and they want to expand their contol into Europe was well. I hope that Europe fights it if for no other reason than to see what the differences will be between the people from Europe and countries that consume GM. Perhaps we'll find out in a generation if there are any significant problems.
Posted in: Why does Europe hate GM food and is it about to change its mind?
jonobugsJul. 09, 2014 - 11:09PM JST
I definitely think something is wrong with the person who did that. They need to be caught and evaluated, otherwise I fear it will escalate into something worse.
Posted in: Body of cat with both eyes gouged out found in Kobe apartment building
jonobugsJul. 09, 2014 - 01:09PM JST
It still hasn't reached Fukuoka yet. Some reports suggest that it will cut down across Kumamoto.
Posted in: Weakened typhoon leaves 2 dead as it churns past Okinawa
jonobugsJul. 07, 2014 - 09:58PM JST
AMAZING! I'd love to get one of those, but I'm sure I couldn't afford one...
Posted in: Ninja restaurant designer creates tiny villages in bonsai trees
jonobugsJul. 07, 2014 - 10:02AM JST
When the prices are this high, it's my belief that the fruit in question is purchased soley because of the high price. Part of the mentality is to show how wealthy they are, especially if it's a gift. The receiver tends to know the high cost of the fruit and is supposed to be suitably impressed about how much money was spent on them.
Posted in: Grapes fetch record Y550,000 a bunch
jonobugsJul. 03, 2014 - 12:31PM JST
I would have thought that if someone called the line but didn't speak that someone would go to that location to check up on the person since it COULD be someone in dire need of assistance but can't speak or talk. I'm just wondering how this could have gone on for such a long time. Were they unable to trace the calls?
Posted in: Woman arrested for calling 110 more than 900 times in 14 hours
jonobugsJun. 30, 2014 - 10:34PM JST
What I find interesting is that many people seem to complain about the use of a 'forced' confession yet there are many here who are demanding just that. While this case seems pretty straightforward as to who the guilty party is, It's a slippery slope if you allow these tactics to stand. I say that they should investigate every possible angle and not just rely on a confession.
Posted in: Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police
jonobugsJun. 27, 2014 - 10:17AM JST
I agree with your sentiment, but the article suggests that instead of having just a phone in the company lobby, you would have this app. They are not talking about replacing someone but rather replacing the phone.
I think given the choice, companies would rather have a person at the front than an iPad.
Posted in: Hire a gorgeous virtual receptionist via iPad app
jonobugsJun. 27, 2014 - 10:12AM JST
I disagree about the snaggletooth. When I first heard of that, I started asking around and most of my Japanese friends told me that they thought it was stupid and were not interested in that. I see a lot of children with braces designed to straighten their teeth, so this seems like a 'fad' for a select few and shouldn't be classified as something Japanese people aspire to.
Posted in: 4 Japanese beauty fads Westerners just don’t understand
jonobugsJun. 26, 2014 - 09:53AM JST
Time to take up meditation then, I guess.
Posted in: Scientists explain stress-heart attack link
jonobugsJun. 26, 2014 - 09:48AM JST
They do have flexible arms like that for tablets, but they are pretty expensive and I'm guessing that this one might not be sturdy enough to support the weight of a tablet.
Posted in: Flexible arm for smartphones
Jul. 30, 2014 - 01:50PM JST
Not at all JTDan! Simply stating a fact. Yes, I do have sympathy for the Palestinians.…
Posted in: Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce
Jul. 30, 2014 - 01:48PM JST
Japan doesn't really have many Asian friends.
Japan has very positive and friendly relations with every…
Posted in: Taiwan first lady's visit to Japan back on again
Jul. 30, 2014 - 01:47PM JST
Okamoto tried to punch a flight attendant who intervened
Wonder what intervened means here. I've seem…
Posted in: 3-month sentence for Japan-Hawaii flight assault
Jul. 30, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
What you wrote was Malley's opinion. I pointed out his facts.
They are all Malleys opinions…
Posted in: Israel rejects Gaza ceasefire plan as death toll nears 850
Jul. 30, 2014 - 01:42PM JST
Japanese consumers are not quick to forget or forgive
Uh, no. Think Akafuku or Shiroikoibito.
Posted in: McDonald's Japan pulls profit forecast after China meat scandal