ka_chan's past comments

  • 0

    ka_chan

    Japan just wants to become the most hated country in East Asia.

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

  • 0

    ka_chan

    No taste. But Disney hasn't make a good animation since the "Little Mermaid". Don't see much difference in the good old days and now. Popular films are all fantasy.

    Posted in: 'Frozen' tops box office in Japan for 5th consecutive week

  • -3

    ka_chan

    Nice of you guys to want make the elderly suffer. How old are you? With the leaders of government over the retirement age, you think they will abandon their own? The problem is the birthrate first and foremost, it hast to be at or above 2.33. More girls born the better but that doesn't seem with the cultural norms. The financial problems are from over spending that is independent of pensions. One thing about the debt, since almost all the debt holders are the Japanese themselves, the problem may self correct. Also, the probability is that the current young will not get as old as current elderly. The life style would suggest a declining elderly once the boomers are done. Also, medical progress is stalling. Things like antibiotics are become less effective and there are no replacements. Without effective antibiotics, life expectancy should start dropping to what it was in the early 1930's. So, don't worry about pension payout. You should be worrying about your own life expectancy.

    Posted in: Japan's population shrinks as elderly make up 25%

  • 5

    ka_chan

    Since the constitution was written by the American Army, shouldn't the Nobel Prize go the the US Army if won?

    Posted in: Japanese constitution nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

  • 1

    ka_chan

    We know that radiation ages living things. Maybe the scientists should take some samples and look at the tree's telomeres and see how it compares to one of the same age. The Einstein paradox may have a new twist. If one twin goes into space and the other says home for 40 years, the twin that when into space may not have age by time as much as the one on earth but may looks just as old as his earth bound twin.

    Posted in: 'Cherry tree from space' mystery baffles Japan

  • 1

  • 1

    ka_chan

    Now if we go to the dark side, was the group of friends really friends? Did he really try to jump from the 13 to 12 floor? Or is something more sinister going on.... Kids are not the most reliable sources especially if they had something to do with it.

    Posted in: 9-year-old boy falls to his death from 13th floor

  • 1

    ka_chan

    Nuclear will never be right for Japan based on geology and culture. What caused the continuing disaster at Fukushima? 1) Geology, the earthquake and tsunami that damaged the plant was because of geology. This will be true for any plant place anywhere in the country. Near the ocean, tsunami, further inland you still have earthquakes and volcanoes. 2) Culture, the damage to the plant was caused by the earthquake and tsunami but the disaster was caused by culture. The 3 Mile Island accident in the US was in March of 1979. It caused all US plants to be retrofitted and upgraded based on what was learned. Fukushima Daiichi and probably all other plants in Japan never implemented the recommendation which included testing of all disaster plans. The workers at Fukushima never practiced their disaster plans therefore they never knew if something was working or not. For example, when water was forced into the plant to cool the reactors, 80-90% of the water was diverted because there was no power. The workers thought the water was reaching the reactors since they saw steam from the vents. What they saw as light steam instead of a deafening roar of steam that indicated true cooling. The head of the government nuclear agency told the PM that there was no chance of an explosion since the plant had helium.

    The accident was avoidable but culture got in the way and culture is a hard thing to change. This announcement is another example. Japan is probably the richest country in the world in Geo-thermal energy for the same reason that it is the worst country for nuclear but Japan is lucky if it has a handful of Geo-thermal plants.

    Posted in: Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

  • 2

  • 2

    ka_chan

    If the research can not be duplicated, it is BS. And more than Obokata, Riken is the problem. They were overseeing the research or were they.

    Posted in: Obokata apologizes for mistakes but says her conclusions were accurate

  • 1

    ka_chan

    Does the fact that the legal voting age is change, change other things? Will 18 replace 20 as the age when someone is considered an adult. Would be strange to let children vote. Will an 18 year be able to get a driver's license?
    The US has a voting age of 18, the change to this age was caused by the Vietnam War; "old enough to fight, old enough to vote". Most 18-20 years were against the war and the change from 21 to 18 did change driving age in some states, drinking age, etc. Recently, the drinking age has been raised in most states since it seems 18-20 year old at not mature enough drink but they still can vote. I think no one should be considered an adult until they are 30. ;-)

    Posted in: Bill submitted to lower house to change legal referendum voting age to 18

  • 0

    ka_chan

    Makes you wonder about the original missing person from back in November. If the cell phone had been on, they should have been able to triangulate it's position. At least she's been found and can be returned to her family. RIP.

    Posted in: Skeletal remains of 22-year-old woman discovered in Niigata

  • 1

    ka_chan

    Since there were enough lifeboat to save every woman and child on the Titanic but many died. If he had not taken the seat would some woman or child have been saved? Maybe, maybe not. But what is certain that almost every person on the Titanic would have been save if the SS California had awaken their wireless operator when they saw the distress flares from the Titanic. That is the real tragedy.

    Posted in: Titanic survivor Hosono's memoirs to go on display in Yokohama

  • 0

    ka_chan

    I don't get it. Hydrogen is flammable so why do you need the carbon. Basically they are creating something like oil so that they can burn it and release green house gases (CO2). Where the oceans tend to take the CO2 and make it solid so it can't go into the atmosphere. It doesn't seem like a break though to me. Seem it would be better if they can make sea water into drinking water and also used the Hydrogen as a fuel.

    Posted in: U.S. Navy converting seawater into fuel

  • 4

    ka_chan

    I wish articles would explain more. But we don't really have good journalists today.

    http://metropolis.co.jp/features/feature/sole-survivor/

    Posted in: Titanic survivor Hosono's memoirs to go on display in Yokohama

  • 0

    ka_chan

    Considering that they had no radar contact for over 4 hours and they didn't know at what altitude and speed the plane was flying, fat change of finding anything. As for the satellite ping, it is untested technology. I would be surprised if those pings are from the black boxes. Since there were reports that the airline didn't store the batteries correctly, doubt that they would last this long.

    Posted in: Sub hunting for source of 'pings' in plane search

  • 2

    ka_chan

    Plagiarism from the internet is not new. So why didn't Waseda allow it. She had an adviser/mentor didn't she. If she got away with plagiarism it is the fault of the Waseda. I ran the first paragraph from the above nature articles it came up with Plagiarism, now it could be that the check saw this the article... didn't care to check further. It also said there were 2 critical writing issues and that it was adequate but could benefit from revision.

    http://www.grammarly.com/?q=plagiarism&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search&utm_content=28155181566&utm_term=plagiarism&matchtype=e&placement=&network=g&gclid=CIPJp--G0r0CFSqXOgod2FIAPA

    There are other checkers for this kind of thing.

    Posted in: Waseda to review all science and engineering dissertations in wake of Obokata scandal

  • 2

    ka_chan

    Well, here is another interesting site, just move the map to Fukushima Dai Ichi. On has a very high count. Not crazy about what's scrolled either.

    <http://www.netc.com/ >

    Posted in: 79 U.S. sailors sue TEPCO over radiation during Operation Tomodachi

  • -1

  • 1

    ka_chan

    Have you giving a thought to why this may be happening now? The war ended 70 years ago next year. These memorials are recent. Japanese and Koreans emigrated to the US at about the same time in the late 1800s. Both groups exploded in emigration in the 1960s. While Koreans kept emigrating after 2000, Japanese emigration reversed which allowed Koreans to surpass the Japanese ethnic population in the US. Today, there are some 1.4-1.5 people of Korean ancestry and of that about 2/3 were born in Korea. The Koreans are the 5th largest Asia-subgroup in the US, Chinese being the biggest with 3.3 million. So, basically Korean-Americans have more political power than Japanese-American and I don't think most Japanese-Americans especially Nisei and beyond are sensitive to the Right-Wing Japanese position on this. After all, most Japanese-Americans volunteered to fight against Japan some 70 years ago but most were sent to Europe with the 442. Anyway, point being these "memorials" would not have happened if not for the visits to Yasukuni. If the Korean-Americans and Chinese-American were politically savvy, they would fund an Asian Holocaust Museum in Washington. The other think in Japan's favor for now is that S. Koreans and Chinese haven't figured out that a unified Korea would be in their favor.

    Posted in: U.S. embroiled in Japan-Korea disputes over history

View all