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kurisupisuOct. 30, 2014 - 03:36PM JST
I'm happy when not thinking about nuclear accidents......full stop but....
Let's not put nuclear reactors on seismically charged land eh?
(I hope I don't sound patronizing to those posters thinking it is a good idea?)
Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart
kurisupisuOct. 30, 2014 - 12:28PM JST
Imagine a seismic event causing another massive meltdown.
Then imagine that fallout making its way towards millions of people - there is nowhere to go to escape fro that....
kurisupisuOct. 29, 2014 - 09:44AM JST
All I see are prices rising for food,train fares, real estate and until recently gasoline.
My wage and all the people I am acquainted with have yet to see any salary increases.
We are all deferring purchases as the future is unclear.
Inflation is going to be arriving late for the BOJ....
Posted in: Inflation target timing not like train schedule, says BOJ deputy chief
kurisupisuOct. 29, 2014 - 09:30AM JST
After a nuclear accident that leaves land dangerous and uninhabitable, it is hardly the conclusion of a genius to assume that nuclear power generation and its consequences are unwanted....
Posted in: What you’re seeing right now -- this push and shove from the local communities -- is a harbinger of things to come. These communities are saying ‘until now we didn’t mind, but after Fukushima we mind a lot more.
kurisupisuOct. 29, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
If the Japanese had an efficient way of learning English then most of the posters here,resident in Japan would be out of a job!
Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?
kurisupisuOct. 29, 2014 - 09:16AM JST
You are completely correct, it is not the people that decided.
it is really simple for the local and governmental authorities to hold a referendum.
A referendum would without doubt show what the town really wants.
Having seen the disaster at Fukushima and the myriad problems associated with that,it would be incomprehensible to imagine the people of Satsumasendai wishing the same fate upon themselves....
kurisupisuOct. 29, 2014 - 09:08AM JST
I've had the same predicament ie come to a complete stop and risk being rear ended or keep some momentum and risk being pulled over by a money leeching cop.
Follow the rules and get killed?
Time to change the rules.....!
Posted in: Motorbike rider killed after being hit from behind by car
kurisupisuOct. 23, 2014 - 08:14PM JST
The weakening yen,rising prices and static wages make me question why I am in Japan .....
Posted in: Shaky Japanese economy hit by growing trade deficit
kurisupisuOct. 23, 2014 - 08:10PM JST
It's so good that people don't want to buy it ....so it's given away?
McDonald's has swooped their chicken supplier from one third world country to another.....
Can't say I'm loving it!
Posted in: Worried about McDonald’s chicken in Japan? Don’t be! Free McNuggets ease your fears
kurisupisuOct. 23, 2014 - 08:06PM JST
But the irony is that there are towns and villages all over Japan that would gleefully accept these 'refugees' had they been properly compensated to allow them to buy a house and land....
Posted in: Fukushima film shows reality sinking in for 'nuclear refugees'
kurisupisuOct. 23, 2014 - 07:55PM JST
Guys like this show me that Abenomics is definitely NOT working!!!!!
Posted in: Eking out a living
kurisupisuOct. 22, 2014 - 02:16PM JST
Stupid Abe has yet to realize that Japan is a rapidly greying nation which is being supported by its young workers.Workers are being screwed to the nth degree with the highest rates of tax in Japanese history.
Why do young families have to pay tax on food,baby clothes and education ?
They don't know but look at the birth rate!
Japanese have given up having kids since they can't afford it.....
kurisupisuOct. 22, 2014 - 09:36AM JST
When the top level executive is complimented on his/her skill at eating with chopsticks and told that their Japanese level is
good despite not being able to utter the most trivial of greetings then they will truly know they are somewhere different.
Not getting mugged after a night out walking home will also convince that they are truly somewhere extra dimensional....
Posted in: Japan from the outside - Not easy, but not that different
kurisupisuOct. 20, 2014 - 12:29AM JST
It's easy for Prez Obama to say don't 'give in to fear' when he never travels on the trains or buses nor does he have to go out for his weekly food shop.It is easy for him to allow the embassies in Sierra Leon and Liberia to keep on approving visas when there is no known cure for Ebola to date!
Didn't he take note of the WHO's forecast of thousands of new cases a week by December?
Prez Obola has a nice cosy hermetically sealed bunker to hunker down in when tshtf- the average American ?
Posted in: Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola, says Obama
kurisupisuOct. 17, 2014 - 08:34AM JST
Those not symptomatic, yet carrying the Ebola virus make their way into the crowded mega city of Tokyo infecting thousands whilst doing so.
It is not a matter of if but when Ebola hits Japan......
Posted in: Gov't to strengthen countermeasures against infectious diseases
kurisupisuOct. 17, 2014 - 07:36AM JST
And Japan's trade deficit widened....
Posted in: China's September trade surplus more than doubles
kurisupisuOct. 15, 2014 - 03:33PM JST
Here's a link to the study
Posted in: U.S. gov't says it could have done more on Ebola
kurisupisuOct. 15, 2014 - 01:20PM JST
'She and other health care workers wore protective gear, including gowns, gloves, masks and face shields — and sometimes full-body suits — when caring for Duncan. Health officials have said there was a breach in protocol that led to the infections, but they don’t know where the breakdown occurred.'
The fact is that doctors and nurses are catching Ebola through air transmission!
There are studies to show that Ebola is carried through the air.
Do hospitals treating Ebola take this into consideration?
If they do not then many doctors and nurses will be infected.
The WHO has stated that by December that there will be from 5,000 to 10,000 cases a week!
Imagine what this will do do to world trade and travel?
kurisupisuOct. 14, 2014 - 08:33AM JST
NHK has tried and will continue to try and extort money from me which I refuse to pay.....
Posted in: Tokyo court rules that hotels must pay NHK fees according to the number of rooms with TVs
kurisupisuOct. 13, 2014 - 09:27PM JST
9.30 pm on Monday night and it is rocking the house-very strong gusts!
Posted in: Typhoon slams into Japan; 68 injured
Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:21PM JST
I argued about this with my wife, who's Japanese. Her opinion was basically this: "She and…
Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike
Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:19PM JST
Deepen how? The new angle is what?
It is amazing that Japan continues to allow itself…
Posted in: Abe says N Korea to deepen probe into abductees
Oct. 31, 2014 - 10:02PM JST
The Peace Prize has become a devalued joke over the years. The Award To Barack Obama…
Posted in: Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize
Oct. 31, 2014 - 09:58PM JST
So...Kinda like a Farmers Market for Tokyo? Cool
Posted in: Tokyo Harvest Event
Oct. 31, 2014 - 09:52PM JST
It seems all we ever about these days is gay this gay that. Tedious. Who cares…
Posted in: Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights