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ka_chanMar. 03, 2015 - 01:17PM JST
Basically they still don't know why so why is the replacement any safer?
Posted in: Takata to double output of replacement airbags
ka_chanFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:59AM JST
You think the shooters could have done this in from of the Kremlin without Putin's OK? The only people that can get guns are the gangsters and the government. That makes 3 critics down.
Posted in: Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
ka_chanFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
I wish they would just fix all the recall because of Takata, first.
Posted in: 3 Japanese automakers to jointly work on self-driving car technology
ka_chanFeb. 28, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
I don't understand the shock? A few years ago a very young boy decapitated a friend and left his head at the entrance to a girls HS. He told police he wanted to know what it felt like to kill some one. So I'm not sure you can blame it on a ISIS video.
Posted in: Abe expresses shock at murder of Kawasaki boy
ka_chanFeb. 27, 2015 - 10:04AM JST
I just think there are more violent images in movies and video games. Take Azumi for example or Samurai shows. As for parents, sometimes they are more like to mess up the educational system than help it. You can not hide from what is happening in the world and sooner or later it will be on your shores if you ignore it. The German Jews didn't think the increasing violence would affect them until it was too late.
Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary
ka_chanFeb. 27, 2015 - 06:28AM JST
Would think the girls were faking it just to get out of class which worked. So if this documentary was so bad, what would happen if some of the WWII documentary were shown? The ones done by the BBC and US? I think the teacher should be commended, it may keeps some idiot Japanese from going to these areas and getting killed. The world is not a safe place and it really depends on where you go. You had those Japanese workers killed in Africa not that long ago. The world seems to be fall back to a world similar to the pre-WWII world where the Nazi are replace by IS but it may be worse since they target everyone who disagrees with them. Seen like we are declining into another middle ages where radical conservatives control things. Putin is more like Hitler than a Soviet.
ka_chanFeb. 27, 2015 - 05:48AM JST
The story tells much about SONY as it does about AIBO. Seems that SONY has no soul even if it's workers do. Sony also didn't/doesn't understand what it created. It a pure shame. If it tried to make Aibo more affordable, it may have had a hit but it considered a luxury with no purpose, like may of Sony's CEOs.
Some here don't seem to understand or care about Japanese culture. Lately it also seems that may Japanese don't know their own culture, and it's a shame. I see nothing wrong with treating objects with love, ie dolls, aibo, etc. Better that then to treat living things as soulless objects, as we now see in the middle east.
Posted in: In Japan, robot dogs are for life - and death
ka_chanFeb. 20, 2015 - 01:13PM JST
It's not a strike. Port activity is just down 18,8%. If it was a strike, the US economy would loose $19 billion a day,
Posted in: Japanese automakers turn to airlifts as port strike hits U.S. production
ka_chanFeb. 20, 2015 - 12:22PM JST
Yes, talk to wolf about security by the sheep.
Posted in: Japan, China to resume security talks
ka_chanFeb. 20, 2015 - 12:18PM JST
harvey, you are never supposed to drive over the speed limit not matter what and you are supposed to drive at speeds dependent on the weather. EVAC was a fun class. One student almost flipped an ambulance.
Not matter what country you are in, there are idiots that don't give way to emergency vehicles even police. But Japan does have some too narrow streets where drivers have no where to pull aside..
Posted in: Patient dies after ambulance taking him to hospital hits a car
ka_chanFeb. 20, 2015 - 12:10PM JST
There is no way Japan can defend itself if it's soldiers have no real experience. They will just died in the field. Japans soldiers are like the Samurai after 200 years of Tokugawa, they were Samurai in name only.
But not sure what Abe's real aim is.
Posted in: The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to enact new national security legislation to expand the range of activities that the SDF can engage in overseas. Would you support such a change?
ka_chanFeb. 20, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
I don't know what the protocol is for ambulances in Japan but it seems strange to me that they be transporting the dead. Shouldn't the coronal's office do that. Seems like a was but I not sure what the training is for those on ambulances. If they are not some grad of paramedic, it just a waste. I used to just under a paramedic in NY during my youth in college. I was able to start IVs and defibrillate, just could not intubate. I never understood EMS in Japan, just seem unsafe. They don't know what hospital they can go to before getting to the patient. We always knew what hospital was available and which ones were specialize in what. The for real bad cases we went to the Trauma center. Hate see what they would do for a an airplane crash like we had one year.
ka_chanFeb. 15, 2015 - 05:39PM JST
I just think of the Hindenburg.
Posted in: Toyota, Nissan, Honda to jointly support hydrogen station infrastructure development
ka_chanFeb. 15, 2015 - 05:26PM JST
In the 70s through the early 90s, Japanese corporation were known for quality. That seems to have disappeared with all the recalls. The Takata issue begs of multiple suppliers for the same part. Many of Japans corps have declined after the original CEO retired and died. Maybe the problem is that those who grew up between the end of the war until the late 50s received poor education compounded by Japan's seniority system. It was the young CEOs the build these companies and now they are run by old, conservative, non-risk taking CEO and boards. Probably Japan today needs a Meiji era reform, not likely though, since there are no young turks out there.
Posted in: Honda CEO shrugs off critics; will see through his supply reforms
ka_chanFeb. 13, 2015 - 07:04AM JST
I see that there is no mention that he had to resign in 1947 after being a POW by the Soviets.
Posted in: Holocaust exhibition commemorating Anne Frank, Chiune Sugihara to be shown in Tokyo
ka_chanFeb. 13, 2015 - 06:48AM JST
It's a mistake.
Posted in: 2 nuclear reactors at Takahama plant get safety clearance
ka_chanFeb. 13, 2015 - 06:47AM JST
Tahoochi - LOL I am sure the people of Hong Kong were happier under British rule than Japanese rule. For that matter, they may still wish that 1999 never happened.
There are documentation. The Dutch and British trialled some IJA for "comfort women". If you think that there were no force used, you should read the transcripts. But then the modern day Japanese Fascists will never accept reality as those in the 1930's. It is also interesting that Japan was afraid of the Soviets so the Army decided they wanted to attack the US over the Navy's objections. One of the problems with Japan is that they do not really understand other countries since they are so isolated. It was true then and it's true now. BTW, it is a good thing that ISIS doesn't care about history or Japan would be a major target for them. Why? Read your history.
Posted in: Japan's global PR message could misfire with focus on wartime past
ka_chanFeb. 11, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
You can not save people from their own stupidity. All this means is the other freelancers will get the documents out of Japan. There are no restrictions to travel to Turkey so they can get the documents there to enter Syria. Although I don't think you need any documents, really. Japan should just make a policy like the US then there is no problem. If you know the risks, the government has no responsibility for you if you go into a danger zone. Syria is not the only place people get kidnapped and killed.
Posted in: Gov't defends seizing journalist's passport over Syria travel plan
ka_chanFeb. 11, 2015 - 10:43AM JST
They said norovirus not e coli. However norovirus seems unlikely since it is highly contagious and everything would need to be cleaned and disinfected. And, only 2 employees were infected? The whole place should have been. Where did the virus come from? It didn't just appear on a pair of gloves....
Posted in: 104 suffer food poisoning after eating bentos in Tokyo
ka_chanFeb. 11, 2015 - 07:38AM JST
I am not convinced that the replacement made by Takata is any safer than the ones being replaced expect that it takes time before the problem shows up. Takata doesn't believe it is a design problem but the issue is that they change the mixture of the explosive to a more powerful one. Obviously they did not do due diligence, Humidity causes the problem according to Takata so they tried to limit the recall until area with less humidity reported the problem. Honda got in trouble for not reporting the problem in the US in a timely manner. If Takata did not change the chemical, most likely this would not be an issue. They also new the problem for years. Not sure how you can call it just an Mexican manufacturing problem since the issue goes back for over a decade. I am sure many car manufactures are looking at not using Takata since manufactures like BMW only use them in two models. Don't forget that passenger air bag, Honda says to turn it off until it can be replace. To replace all recalled cars will take years.
Posted in: Texas man killed by exploding Takata air bag: autopsy
Mar. 05, 2015 - 05:09AM JST
Well, royals can have lots of roles in show biz and entertainment industry... they should just…
Posted in: Do you think there is a role for monarchies in this day and age?
Mar. 05, 2015 - 05:07AM JST
Lest anyone forget:
All the yahoos here and in the US media praising Bibi and claiming…
Posted in: Netanyahu assails Iran nuclear talks in speech to Congress; Obama disagrees
Mar. 05, 2015 - 04:44AM JST
Who calls him 'Beat' these days?
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you
Mar. 05, 2015 - 04:33AM JST
Pretty clear cut. Republicans invited, Netanyahu, a foreign leader for the express purpose of insulting the…
Mar. 05, 2015 - 04:30AM JST
Prime Minister is right on this . As of right now, Iran dealing with terrorists, also…