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marcelitoMay. 24, 2015 - 08:53AM JST
foreign aid has always been there to help J Inc,s bottom line, courtesy of Taro average.
Posted in: Japan to give Y55 bil to Pacific island nations to fight climate change
marcelitoMay. 20, 2015 - 07:56AM JST
" fears of some policy makers close to Able want to backslide on fiscal spending cuts ".
What, some corrupt LDP dons don't want to give up funnelling taxpayer funds to their buddies? Who would have thought?
In other news it was confirmed sun rises in the east today....
Posted in: Finance Ministry draft reveals deep rift on fiscal reform
marcelitoMay. 13, 2015 - 11:08PM JST
"*so all those people protesting the restart of the reactors should be sent a bill for this. it's a joke that we have to pay through the nose because of fearmongering"
Sure, as soon as the utility companies return to all taxpayers the billions of yen they were given in taxpayer funded subsidies and tax breaks for providing the supposedly " clean and safe " N power over the decades.
We,ll happily deduct the mola to cover the higher fees due to the fossil fuel generation costs and still have enough left over so we can all ride off into the golden sunset retirement ( just like Shimizu and other TEPCO executives ).
Sounds fair to me.
Posted in: Kansai Electric to increase electricity rates for households by 8.36%
marcelitoMay. 13, 2015 - 09:37AM JST
Wish Abe cut the red tape already instead of just continuing to talk about it.
Especially when reading about inventions like this.
Posted in: Exoskeleton that helps paralyzed walk faces barrier in Japan
marcelitoMay. 12, 2015 - 11:28PM JST
Slash yourself next time if you wanna know how it feels, idiot.
Posted in: 14-year-old girl knifed by man while walking home in Himeji
marcelitoMay. 10, 2015 - 11:50PM JST
"I should have said the generation of nuclear power kills fewer people than the generation of any other form of energy. Including Solar, Wind and Hydro."
Heda, you are hilarious champion -).
I,ll agree with you that fossil fuel generation has indeed killed a lot of people "globally" over the decades but I,d love to see the figures for how many died as a result of electricity generated by solar and wind.
The Asahi poll is a year old indeed, yet it was still taken half a year later than your NHK poll and the trend in numbers is clear for everyone to see. Except you of course
59% oppose , 28% support restarts. -)
You can try to spin the figures any way you like , ie. in 2014 29.5% were against nuclear just as you can say only14% were pro nuclear... doesn't change a thing.
Btw, the 86% ( over the 70-80% range ) concerned about the potential for another N accident are much more likely to be anti than pro nuclear but I,m sure you finding that one hard to swallow as well -). In any case, no worries, a new poll that will confirm the continuing opposition to restarts will no doubt pop up soon, if not I,ll happily buy you a beer.
Btw, well played to the Tories but afraid no such comeback for nuclear in J opinion polls is forthcoming-)
Posted in: Gov't eyes nuclear power for 20-22% of electricity supply
marcelitoMay. 10, 2015 - 11:02PM JST
Thanks for the interesting insight post.
Posted in: Fukui accident victim wins claim against fellow victims
marcelitoMay. 10, 2015 - 07:26PM JST
Absolutely ridiculous judgment.
The law in its current shape needs to be changed by the sound of it.
Politicians seem to have enough energy and time to focus on changing the constitution so they should have no problem changing this absurd and obsolete law either.
marcelitoMay. 07, 2015 - 09:17PM JST
"But again, there have been no recent polls that show that more than 50% want that. Yes. many want no nuclear but a large percentage want reduced capability (which will be 22%).
Once again it doesn't get any clearer than the Asahi poll that came more than half a year after the poll you NHK refer to -
The most recent Japanese opinion poll on nuclear restarts is the March 18 survey by the Asahi Shimbun. It indicates that 59% of the Japanese public oppose restarts of any nuclear capacity, whereas only 28% support restarts*.
59% in most people's book is plainly more than 50% , but obviously you have some unique standards.
But just keep reminding everyone how you only deal in ( selective ) facts.
marcelitoMay. 07, 2015 - 04:09PM JST
In prison maybe someone will beat the cr#@?p out of him?
If it bothers you so much when your baby is crying how about putting earplugs on and maybe just feeding the infant.( Since it sounds like he beat her between 7.30 and 1, the poor baby was probably crying from hunger.)...what a piece of s...
Posted in: 21-yr-old man held for fatally beating 4-month-old daughter
marcelitoMay. 05, 2015 - 11:53AM JST
In response to this report we will no doubt see formation of a few panels / study groups etc. filled with old koomuin oyajis who after spending a great deal of time and taxpayer money will come up with the same recycled solutions that they have been proposing for at least a decade and which hadn't changed a thing. Meanwhile cost of living will continue rising ( thanks Abenomics ) and work / life balance will remain unchanged in majority of workplaces.
And the pretend head scratching over why situation is not changing will continue.
Posted in: Number of children in Japan falls to new low
marcelitoMay. 04, 2015 - 12:07AM JST
One can only imagine how far it would go towards improving Japan,s image if current J- leadership could make a similar gesture. ( and without backpedalling on it later).
Posted in: Merkel to join Holocaust survivors to mark Nazi camp's liberation
marcelitoMay. 03, 2015 - 03:39PM JST
" *I prefer to keep the links to myself, till they have embarrassed themselves further "
You no doubt refer to the NHK poll link from 2013 that you tried to pass off initially as a last year poll and started this whole discussion? The one followed by an Asahi poll half a year later that showed 86% of respondents either highly or fairly concerned about the risk of another nuclear accident ?
Indeed, I,d say thats a pretty good reason to keep the link to yourself for as long as possible.
Perhaps before dispensing advice to others that they shouldn't post anything they can' t back up, it might be good to check the timeline accuracy of your own info ( as you said that's what you have been taught ?)
Time to enjoy Golden week holiday everyone.
marcelitoMay. 02, 2015 - 01:34PM JST
Agree with Strangerland - both of these issues should be dealt with and I do feel for the parents of the abductees.
At the same time I do find it highly ironic though when the right wingers make all this noise about North Korea abductions while at the same time telling former Korean sex slaves to " get over it, move on, it was 70 years ago" and other such rubbish. Hypocrats.
Posted in: N Korea says Japan's abduction summit bid to deceive world
marcelitoMay. 01, 2015 - 11:56PM JST
Heda - the link to the ( easy to find ) NHK poll you keep harping about is from October 2013 , not last year as you have claimed. // http: enformable.com2013/10
Here are results from a poll taken half a year later. The numbers speak for themselves but feel free to spin them your way and argue about percentages.
The most recent Japanese opinion poll on nuclear restarts is the March 18 survey by the Asahi Shimbun. It indicates that 59% of the Japanese public oppose restarts of any nuclear capacity, whereas only 28% support restarts. The poll’s results not only confirm that the opposition to nuclear is holding; it also shows a great sensitivity to risk. According to the poll, a mere 12% of the Japanese public have either no or only minimal concern regarding the risk of further nuclear accidents at facilities other than the infamous Fukushima Daiichi. By contrast, 50% have a fair degree of concern, and 36% have a very high degree of concern.
Btw, you posted " there is plethora of information available that states how many people die worldwide due to the fossil fuels "
That's not what I asked. I asked you to provide proof for your claim that 25% increase in Japan,s fossil fuel energy generation since 2011 " has lead to an increase of thousands of deaths ". This discussion is about Japan ,s situation since 3/11 not " worldwide " situation caused by rusty plants located all over the globe belching out pollution over a number of decades. Once again -where is the proof Japan,s 25% increase ( in the last 4 years since 3/11 ) has resulted in thousands of deaths? You don't have it , because your statement is a blatant attempt at misinformation. The newer power stations and the ones being built now have capacity to capture much higher percentage of pollutants than old plants built decades ago ( as Zichi mentioned above ) and if this situation highlights anything it is the need for improved energy conservation / efficiency and much faster and larger scale move towards renewables. That of course is something the LDP govt. is reluctant to do with the vigor it deserves due to its inbred, corrupt relationship with the N - village.
marcelitoMay. 01, 2015 - 04:46PM JST
There are definitely a few idiots in Aus. such as the stupid woman on you tube who yelled abuse on the train ( and was promptly told off by onlookers ) but that does not equal to "daily occurance " of widely spread discrimination.
Australia is one of the most tolerant countries in the world as most migrants living there will concur - a widely accepted fact.
The way " that Australia treates a few thousand refugees over the last decade? Are you referring to mandatory detention? The on e policy that stopped the human trafficking and boat people drowning at sea during the voyage?
"If that is not being discriminative what is?"
I can give you a great example of what is.
Japan which accepts a few dozen refugees annually ( as opposed to Australia which accepts tens of thousands every year )
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marcelitoMay. 01, 2015 - 04:32PM JST
"in order to dispute the NHK poll at 45% you need to have something more recent. Public opinion changes. Opinion polls go up and down. "
Agreed, opinion does change, however the figures are still more than 2:1 against restarts ( consistently,) even according to the NHK poll you refer too ( and still haven't provided a link to show that the numbers are indeed true ).
*"Thousands have died unnecessarily from a switch to a fossil fuel" *-
Since N-power went down in Japan? You have any proof for such a wild claim? Deaths from fossil fuel generation in Japan since March 2011? Perhaps you are referring to decades old statistics from the developed world or are you talking about third world standard power stations without any substantial environmental protection measures in place? Either one irrelevant to Japan in 2015.
*"my stance on nuclear hasn't changed from the days of me driving to Fukushima, through deserted villages, with my geiger counter to deliver aid" *
I honestly applaud you for doing that, lots of us foreigners as well as Japanese living here in northern Kanto have done the same as you after 3/11 and our stance on nuclear has definitely changed.
I've not seen them mourn their loved ones from the nuclear incident because they haven't needed to.*"
But we have seen them mourn the fact many of them are /will be unable to ever return to their homes due to the fallout from Dai ichi. Communities, families and lives destroyed forever.
it's interesting that people assume that you can only be pro-nuclear if you have a connection to a power company"*
Because that assumption is usually correct , especially for people who have been through 3/11 aftermath here, evacuations and all.
marcelitoMay. 01, 2015 - 04:07PM JST
One of the few initiatives of J-govt. that is actually useful.
I,m all for cool biz.
Posted in: Cool Biz fashion season begins across Japan
marcelitoMay. 01, 2015 - 12:54PM JST
" Wages have failed to significantly pick up for most workers"
Here is your pickle, despite the cheerleading from the media when the big name Keidanren boys increase wages in the top tier companies where employees are already relatively well off, the majority of workers are not being compensated for the price increases. Then they are scratching their heads when spending doesn't pick up. Wanna see increased spending, legislate increase in tax free income threshold.
Posted in: Japan's inflation rate up 2.2% in March as BOJ keeps policy unchanged
marcelitoMay. 01, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
Nothing " puzzling " about it.
"Nagano said WAZA had not been able to provide internationally accepted definition of cruelty"
Oh please, stop that BS again.
Posted in: Zoo group puzzled by exclusion from global body over dolphin hunt
May. 24, 2015 - 02:06PM JST
This is the most convincing article I've ever read for supporting genetically modified foods.
Posted in: If you don't want your food genetically modified, tell nature to stop it.
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?
May. 24, 2015 - 01:42PM JST
Disillusioned..." the mother equally responsible for the assault" ? Really? You need a lesson in logic!