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ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 06:38AM JST
What a load of crap. This may or may not help and is extrremely expensive. Just more money for the drug companies. Nothing like a $200,000 drug/per dose. Or upping the price of an old drug to match a new drug where neither is better than the other..... Sloan Kettering did a test and complained so the drug company drop the price. But now is looking to see if the new drugs are any better. So you may live 01% longer for 50%, is that really better?
Posted in: DNA sequencing transforming hunt for new drugs
ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 06:31AM JST
Don't like Pepsi especially since the company doesn't care about people. Coke is at least taking the coloring out of it product. Not sure what it will look like with the brown coloring. Coke is also less sweet. Regular Coke and Pepsi is better than the diet ones with even more chemicals that may be harmful...don't know because never been test or appoved for human use.
Posted in: Pepsi Strong
ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 06:25AM JST
Maybe they will add a medical part that take samples and analyze them... "Please see a doctor, we see a problem. We have already sent the analysis ". Now that is high tech and no privacy as with most medical care in Japan. But the seats are healthy but not sure about using them in areas with water shortage problems.
Posted in: Japan proud of its high-tech toilets
ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 06:04AM JST
I guess Hyatt want to kill off their customers. Since when is chester cheese fries an American dish?
Posted in: The Kong Show introduces some terrific burgers
ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 05:55AM JST
Don't understand why replace the defect part with defect parts? Since they don't know why or how to correct the problem, is replacing the part doing any good. Is the cars with Takata air bags safe if they don't understand how too make a safe airbag? Seems like we will see more recalls in the future. The with the US Supreme Court, since the ruling the companies are like people, why isn't anyone in Takata being charge with murder? They knew the problems for years and so did Honda.
Posted in: Takata air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 million
ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 05:47AM JST
For a country in 200% debt, this makes sense.
Posted in: Japan ups ante in race to boost influence in Asia with cash
ka_chanMay. 23, 2015 - 05:42AM JST
Well, japan stopped US Beef imports over Mad Cow for longer than ever needed. So, Korea should to be allowed to Japanese imports if it wants. The J-gov has done little to stop the contamination of the oceans so maybe the world should stop Japanese imports until J-gov takes responsibility and at least stop further contamination and Mitsuo yiou are talking crap if you thing radiation from the sun, which we need, is the same as the radioactive particles from Fukushima. If you think they are the same, then eat the pork from the wild bores in the forest of Fukushima.
Posted in: Japan takes S Korea to WTO over Fukushima-related food import restrictions
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
The Kamikaze were a waste of manpower. It takes at least 4-5 years to train a good pilot and some idiot general is going to ask for volunteer, knowing that they can't say no to protect their family. Kamikaze were not brave, they just did what they had to do protect their family from the Japanese Government. It is recognized by UNSECO, it should be for one the worst acts a government did to it's own people. At the end, they were using kids with only days of training like the 9/11 terrorist, their leader only cared about a one way trip. Kamikaze pilots were murdered by their own government and it was a useless effort once the good pilot were gone. Just sad!
Posted in: WWII kamikaze base to seek UNESCO recognition for pilots' documents
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
It was stupid of Japan to execute Sorge. You don't execute spies since they can be handy to have. But Japan never had any good spies. The Kempeitai were not too brutal even to it's own citizens and useless unlike the SS. Sorge may have the greatest spy in history.
Posted in: Nazi letter to Soviet wartime agent found in Japan
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 08:50AM JST
Don't see it. You need multiple backups. Also, it is not true that 80% are BECAUSE of human error, It may be a contributing factor but all crashes have more than one factor. Usually several factors as weather, controllers, mechanical, etc. The last crash at SFC was related to pilot error, auto pilot, mechanical issues on the ground, etc. Today, pilot rely on auto pilot too much and with inexperienced crews, they don't know how to fly without assistance. US has less of a problem because of DOD but there is a worldwide shortage of pilots so the next time you fly....... ask how much experience the pilot has. The most lifesaving crashes as in the Hudson and Rapid City was by very experienced pilots.
Posted in: Full auto pilot: Is it really necessary to have a human in the cockpit?
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 08:34AM JST
Abe can't acknowledge Japan's pass since that would be that his grandfather was a war criminal. Probably the same goes to many conservatives, skeletons in the close....
Posted in: 450 mostly Western scholars press Abe on war history
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 08:27AM JST
Wow, the Japanese courts made a reasonable decision against Abe's irrational push.
Posted in: Fukui court upholds nuclear power plant injunction
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 08:24AM JST
Germany never gave up on a on a osprey type aircraft, they built many and even a jet version. Japan had the Kayaba. As for JAL123, a factor was the hard landing a year before that damage the tail and rear bulkhead which needed repair. No one notice that the rear bulkhead was not repaired properly which should have been obvious to any inspect, one row of bolts instead of two. Nothing really wrong with 747's but a reason for replacing them with 787's is fuel savings. New planes use less fuel per passenger.
But if Japan really wants the US to leave and cut loose Japan from all defense agreement. Japan can deal with Russia, China and N. Korea by themselves. If they get attacked, too bad, since they will loose again any of them. It would be good for GM and Ford.....
Posted in: Japanese worry over Osprey safety after fatal Hawaii crash
ka_chanMay. 20, 2015 - 07:56AM JST
And that is one of the reasons Japan lost the war. If they attacked the USSR, things may have different. But the IA was afraid of the USSR army. But tactically, Germany could have won if Japan joined them. After all, the Germans got into Moscow and Stalingrad. If the USSR army had to divert some of it's forces to fight Japan..... It was also failure of intelligence on multiple levels for Japan to have started a war with the US. It showed that the J-gov had no clue except for those who objected.
ka_chanMay. 19, 2015 - 07:14AM JST
Big deal. The accident as with most aircraft crashes was on landing on a US Base, so how does that effect Okinawa. They just want an excuse to fight the re-alignment that the Japanese government wanted. Okinawa wanted the base for an airport but don't want the re-alignment. I think it is a base idea to use the base as an airport but idiots are idiots.
ka_chanApr. 17, 2015 - 05:49AM JST
The abductee issue more t;he fault of the Japanese gov (LDP) then North Korea. After all, they let NK into the country and established relations and did not protest their own population. If you vote for the LDP you are voting for NK, Since they have won the last too elections, you must not thing this is important and it has nothing to do with the nuclear talks. There are other countries involved and if Japan could not or would not have protect their children then there is not to blame but the gov, same for nuclear power in Japan. I think they wanted nuclear power so they could make a nuclear bomb. They have all they need to make one. They question is have they made one or not, it would take a short time to make one.
Posted in: Should the abductee issue be part of the agenda for the six-nation talks on North Korea’s nuclear program?
ka_chanMar. 31, 2015 - 06:04AM JST
What lessons? Japan has not learned any lessons. They don't have a true regulatory agency in charge of the Nuclear Safety, they are political appointees. Still don't know if any power company has implemented the 1978 recommendation from 3 Mile Island. If they had, Fukushima would not be this bad. It is still ongoing. And the fact that TEPCO is still in charge is just insane. They proved they can't manage it and the government is letting and others manage it. It is also crazy that Japan 2 electrical systems.
Posted in: Japan makes a start on sharing lessons from nuclear crisis
ka_chanMar. 31, 2015 - 05:36AM JST
I never had a problem driving through security, they usually just waved me through. Haneda used only do domestic flights but now it ls like before Narita but without the security. The Olympics should increase security not decrease it. Don't see how camera's help if you don't know what the terrorist look like. It may be good after the face but then it's too late. I suppose it not possible to defend Narita or any of the airports, especially Kansai. All you need is a surface to air missile and Haneda is a better target since you ware more likely to have the plane crash in a populated area and you can do from a boat. Japan isn't secure on it's shores so anything can come in and out. When security checks passports and id they are also looking at the person more than the id. Is there something suspicious. But now there will be no checks and we will see how good Japanese security is in the coming years and especially during the Olympics.
Posted in: Narita airport ends ID security checks for non-passengers
ka_chanMar. 27, 2015 - 08:29AM JST
Above ground poles are dangerous on narrow streets. Although they would have to redo all the infrastructure. The should have separate underground runs with manholes for power, cable/telephone, and the water and gas are separate issues but it may be time to upgrade them. Now a days, there are ways to take account for movement with some conduits being flexible. May be a good for the Japanese to infrastructure industry to upgrade or create something new. At least some parts of Japan may be entering the 20th century of infrastructure.
Posted in: Tokyo considers removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics
ka_chanMar. 25, 2015 - 06:02AM JST
I thought you can get windows 10 now in the US. From what I heard, MS is going to that idiotic database model, Oracle subscription model. So they will give you the upgrade for free, you pay later. BTW, windows 7 service pack 1 support ended January 13th. I have windows 8.1 but haven't done much with it, probably since at work, we still use 7. I prefer linux anyway. But then I like a secure PC.
Posted in: Windows 10 coming to 190 countries, 111 languages
May. 24, 2015 - 01:54PM JST
The Olympus scandal started out in the same fairly low key way before it exploded a…
Posted in: Toshiba expands accounting probe to TV, chip, and computer units
May. 24, 2015 - 01:46PM JST
Every week there is a story about this? Why is nothing being done about it?
Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting common-law wife's 6-year-old son
May. 24, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
Pay them off, how about fixing the problem?
Posted in: Japan to give Y55 bil to Pacific island nations to fight climate change
May. 24, 2015 - 01:42PM JST
Disillusioned..." the mother equally responsible for the assault" ? Really? You need a lesson in logic!
May. 24, 2015 - 01:37PM JST
A good friend of mine has a dairy farm near Naha.
Dairy farms near Naha? You…
Posted in: Organic food rarely found on Japan’s tables