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nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 04:30PM JST
As usual, one new scare (Ebola) has erased our memory of a previous one, something beginning with D....
Posted in: Yoyogi Park reopens after 57-day closure due to dengue fever
nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 01:07PM JST
Setting a precedent? As long as she is happy with the idea of thousands of copy-cats from now on.
Posted in: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in U.S.; rides bike
nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
Must be new problems bubbling under the surface at home in China.
Posted in: China calls on Japan to end jet scrambles
nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 11:33AM JST
Apparently there are around one million Chinese living and working in Africa today.
There is also a large African community living in China, I was reading the other day, in Guangzhou alone comprising possibly 60,000.
So yes, the odds, the potential for Ebola influx would seem to be real.
Posted in: Ebola expert says China at risk; seeks Japan aid
nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 11:23AM JST
Perhaps doctors have learnt more from Schumacher's skiing crash about keeping patients in longer-term comas? Let us hope that the science advances, and that Jules is given the time to mend that he needs.
Posted in: Bianchi family says injured driver still critical
nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 11:19AM JST
Stuart, they are fighting IS in Iraq, and it was a difficult decision for them to let some of their precious fighters go to Syria. Still, I suppose they would be helping to draw off IS fighters from the front lines in Iraq and by keeping another front active relieve some of the pressure there.
Interesting that Syria, having said virtually nothing at all about the far more predatory IS so far, now suddenly react so sharply and publicly about Turkey, who are after all just helping Kurds to keep a Kurdish city in Syria.
There must be so much more going on behind the scenes there.
Posted in: Iraqi peshmerga force enters Syrian town
nandakandamandaOct. 31, 2014 - 10:54AM JST
We continue to hear this: "People can’t be infected just by being near someone who’s sick."
That should be "near someone who's sick and passive."
Actually, you can be infected if the person vomits suddenly, or sneezes in your direction, or somehow splashes droplets of their bodily fluids around, like rubbing their eyes and then shaking hands with you, etc.
nandakandamandaOct. 30, 2014 - 08:57PM JST
Agreed that people seem to be under more psychological pressure here, which most should have been trained since elementary school to keep under control. In the US, people tend generally to be more casual and laid-back.
Here, if something snags the surface, like a perceived insult, then the whole thing can really blow.
Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for pushing man off train platform
nandakandamandaOct. 30, 2014 - 05:25PM JST
Glad to see her establishing a working corner. Maybe from here she can grow in strength and confidence. We are all with you. Go, go, go Princess Masako!!!
Posted in: Recovering crown princess attends 1st imperial banquet in 11 years
nandakandamandaOct. 30, 2014 - 05:18PM JST
He's not even got animal status in my eyes. He lost any human and animal rights through his own actions, and should be volunteered to serve on the front lines of IS in Syria.
Posted in: Police seek public's help in 5-year-old case of murdered Shimane student
nandakandamandaOct. 30, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
Western leaders were stuck between a rock and a hard place, with not much enthusiasm either way, I suspect. Finally learning their lesson, they all held back over Syria. Going against local dictators such as Ghaddafi, and praying for the green delicate shoots of democracy, in some cases they actually helped open cracks for other weeds to grow.
Back on topic, it seems that the harsher and the more bloodthirsty IS executioners are, the more their status rises within the gaggle. Woe to innocent, ordinary people trying to keep living peacefully in their ancestral lands around there. Very sad.
Posted in: IS jihadists execute more than 40 tribesmen in Iraq's Anbar
nandakandamandaOct. 30, 2014 - 05:04PM JST
Honda sales have been boosted by mileage scandals involving Korean automakers Hyundae, Kia and GM.
Posted in: Honda net profit up 19%
nandakandamandaOct. 30, 2014 - 12:42AM JST
Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword.
Posted in: Mastermind of failed Australia beheading plot reportedly killed in Middle East
nandakandamandaOct. 29, 2014 - 05:14PM JST
Small point of English.
Glad to see that this article correctly says 'pushed him off' the platform, and not 'off of' the platform. :-)
nandakandamandaOct. 28, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
Asthma and allergies have always bugged me here. House dust and mold spores.
Wearing a mask with a tissue inside will filter the air long enough for me to calm down after getting a sudden fit of the giganto-sneezes.
Posted in: 5 tips for staying healthy while traveling in Japan this winter
nandakandamandaOct. 28, 2014 - 08:07AM JST
There are over 100 Chinese ships doing this regularly in Ogasawara waters, proudly flying China's red flag. Crafting and sale of red coral is apparently illegal even in China.
There should be an international outcry.
Posted in: Japan arrests Chinese fishing boat skipper over coral poaching
nandakandamandaOct. 28, 2014 - 01:02AM JST
This was the most horrific crime that I remember ever being reported here on JT. I pray that this guy gets caught and pulled from the gene pool.
nandakandamandaOct. 27, 2014 - 08:55PM JST
Wow, these imaginary scenarios just keep getting larger and larger!
Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study
nandakandamandaOct. 27, 2014 - 08:52PM JST
WilliB, before this whole Iraq thing happened, IS and Assad seemed to have some kind of mutual non-aggression understanding.
Posted in: Kurds thwart new IS bid to cut off Syria's Kobane
nandakandamandaOct. 22, 2014 - 07:01PM JST
Remember that this is an earlier guy, more understandable in a way, and not the more recent Hokkaido University guy who converted and wanted to join IS to kill people.
Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria
Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:56PM JST
You're saying that if the boy had gathered his friends and cousins in the dining room,…
Posted in: 2 dead, including gunman, in school shooting near Seattle
Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:44PM JST
They've got you hooked, though, Bertie ; )
Posted in: Do you think there are Japanese abductees still alive in North Korea?
Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:42PM JST
No. Japanese people love little cardboard props like this. I had an American friend who…
Posted in: This is how it works
Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:40PM JST
Why do you keep posting these ridiculous questions, JT?
How would we know?
Oct. 31, 2014 - 11:38PM JST
though the word homosexual is newer, dating to mid 19th century when the term was…
Posted in: Apple chief Tim Cook puts focus on gay rights