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nandakandamandaJul. 30, 2015 - 10:19AM JST
As part of an exhibition for children?
Posted in: Japan artist battles museum over works mocking government
nandakandamandaJul. 30, 2015 - 10:03AM JST
They've found some exhausted people on the M20 who made it through! The landscape must look exactly the same as in northern France, bleak and inhospitable. What dreams do people entertain to keep them coming like this? It reminds me of that film, Elysium.
When the tunnel was built we were all assured that even a rabid fox would not be able to breach the security at the entrance in Calais. Only with that assurance did the majority of the population somewhat reluctantly agree to the building of the thing. But surely no-one ever imagined a tsunami of people!
Time to close the tunnel? Crank up some of the old ferries?
A free house in the UK and full benefits? How do you counteract people's illusions? What is the solution?
Posted in: Eurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked
nandakandamandaJul. 30, 2015 - 09:52AM JST
Posted in: Honda apologize to Stoner for Suzuka crash
nandakandamandaJul. 30, 2015 - 09:49AM JST
Smokescreen (?) while Tepco attempts to remove fuel rods from No 1, and even more worryingly the 20-ton rod extractor that fell into the pool of No.3. They'll get the money whatever happens, and however people may or may not protest, but perhaps they are happier with everyone looking that way at the moment..
The area around No.3 is so radioactive that they are using remotely-operated cranes to grip and lift the thing out, but their greatest concern is that it might slip and fall back in, damaging some of those 500 fuel rods in the pool. A bent or damaged fuel rod may then be impossible to lift out, and might even be highly dangerous.
Gotta be done though, and they'll appreciate the breathing space to do it.
Posted in: Japan approves increase in Fukushima compensation to $57 bln
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2015 - 07:00PM JST
Badge213, In this case he was attempting to fly to Izu Oshima.
Posted in: Engine trouble, excess weight suspected in Tokyo plane crash
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2015 - 06:01PM JST
This is the very first time I have seen a report that the Kurds have been fighting alongside Assad's troops.
This may be the reason that some Turkish units fired at Syrian Kurd positions a couple of days ago. Turkey does not like the present regime in Syria, nor Kurds of any kind.
Add to this the US bombing of IS in support of the Kurds and Syrian govt troops, and we get a more and more complicated picture.
Posted in: Syria army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city
nandakandamandaJul. 28, 2015 - 03:36PM JST
Not the end of the war, sadly.
It was only ever an armistice; the war is still officially not yet over.
Armistice. Definition. "A temporary cessation of fighting by mutual consent; a truce".
Posted in: With warning to US, North Korea marks end of Korean War
nandakandamandaJul. 28, 2015 - 03:25PM JST
May the best wo(man) win.
Posted in: Japan eyes British help to sink German bid for Australian submarine
nandakandamandaJul. 28, 2015 - 01:43PM JST
Poor thing. Her life was unnatural and now some are suggesting her death was too.
Who would benefit from her death?
Posted in: Autopsy to probe Bobbi Brown 'non-natural' death: coroner
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 06:06PM JST
Someone above started talking in capital letters about child RAPE and stuff, but that surely wasn't meant in the original question. It makes earlier comments invalid. Moving goalposts, or what? What kind of manga/anime exactly are we talking about here?
Yesterday I was at a sword exhibition with sexy girl anime/manga poster characters featuring in a new game on the market. Young, or acting young, but mature surely; sadly no way of judging their age precisely. So this is not what we are discussing here? :confused:
Posted in: Sexual images of minors in manga and anime: Art or obscenity?
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 05:43PM JST
Someone let off a fire cracker?
Posted in: 21 dead, 10 wounded in Afghan wedding gunfight
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 01:56PM JST
It would be great if they were to show this on TV here. Something mesmerizing about these boats sand the way they zip across the sea.
Posted in: Ainslie wins first America's Cup World Series stop of 2015
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 12:54PM JST
The way the question is written, if they are fictional characters portrayed in manga and anime, they cannot be 'minors', surely.
Unless it is some hypothetical extreme form of comic that uses plainly immature children in its images. In that case I would say obscene and twisted.
They are more likely to be mature adults who eat, diet, make-up and dress to look young, cute and sexy. Generally these characters seem to be a mixture of mature (ie adult) bodies with innocent child-like or even childish minds and voices, deliberately aimed at the male fantasy mind. There may be a legal line in the sand, but it seems that many of both sexes here in Japan struggle to keep alive the idea that they have not yet reached that line, a sort of yearning for eternal youth.
I remember a male college student at a prestigious university here complaining in written work that it was his nineteenth birthday and he was now forever 'old'.
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 12:37PM JST
Wow, her face has changed. Has all this war stuff darkened her?
Posted in: Angelina Jolie to direct war drama for Netflix
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 09:14AM JST
Fantastic race, full of incidents. Were drivers, particularly Hamilton carrying excess emotion after the Jules tribute...? Either way, great to see Ferrari, Red Bull and even Honda/McLaren eating into the Mercedes dominance. Alonso finishing ahead of Lewis? Who would have thought it?
The article suggests Hamilton got a clean start off the line the first time the race was started. It was never started, so this is not quite right. With Massa's grid mistake, they were unable to start and with different lights flashing simply performed a second warm-up lap, essentially.
Posted in: Vettel wins action-packed Hungarian GP
nandakandamandaJul. 27, 2015 - 12:07AM JST
Experts in the last line blame it on the increase on water sports.
But a police spokesman in para 2 says “It is believed the presence of baitfish has attracted large sharks to the area.”
Very different things.
Posted in: 4 Australian beaches closed after shark sightings
nandakandamandaJul. 24, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
Quote: "the oldest trophy in international sports".
Scorton Silver Arrow 1673
Americas Cup 1851
Quote: America’s Cup is one of the oldest and best-known trophies in international sailing yacht competition. It was first offered as the Hundred Guinea Cup on August 20, 1851, by the Royal Yacht Squadron of Great Britain for a race around the Isle of Wight. It is called America’s cup because the first competition was won by the America, a 100-foot schooner from New York City.
Posted in: America's Cup back in England for World Series regatta
nandakandamandaJul. 24, 2015 - 02:57PM JST
While the US moves her bombers into Turkey, Russia moves hers to Crimea.
Posted in: Turkey allows U.S. planes to bomb IS from Incirlik base
nandakandamandaJul. 24, 2015 - 08:18AM JST
No more Mr Nice Guy, eh?
I am guessing Turkey had an unspoken agreement with IS which possibly they feel was broken by the recent rally bombing.
Interesting that all the talk in the article above is by US spokespeople, and almost nothing by the central figure, Turkey. That says a lot.
nandakandamandaJul. 24, 2015 - 08:09AM JST
"Don't walk or run!" signs would be unrealistic, counter-productive and unenforceable.
Time to put up signs, "Tokyo etiquette means stand to the left, overtake on the right." in various languages. Failing that, having saved bags of money with the new stadium, have little horizontal moving extension walkways at the bottom to clear the befuddled.
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:58AM JST
Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks
Nor should Japan cave to…
Posted in: Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks, says aide
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:57AM JST
1 Abe should close Ministry of Olympic
2 make black list book that list business govt…
Posted in: Tokyo Olympic stadium designer strikes back at critics
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
This move will ruin the serenity that can currently be experienced at Shijomae Station on the…
Posted in: Opening of new Tokyo fish market scheduled for Nov 7, 2016
Jul. 30, 2015 - 10:55AM JST
Just a note....my post just above are my comments..NOT Donald Sutherlands. Sorry.
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Counterfeit goods on websites hosted outside Japan
Just order ISPs to block these websites. Is it…
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