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nandakandamandaOct. 06, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
San Urububuzu? A disaster for Japanese fans abroad.
Posted in: Japan's Super Rugby team to be named Sunwolves
nandakandamandaOct. 06, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
Gross incompetence sounds most likely, I agree. Spotter communication problem?
The Taliban's claim that the US did this deliberately makes zero sense.
Large hosptal complex. Possibly some of the Taliban did get inside somewhere, (who knows?), but the truth will inevitably be lost in the general shouting and the larger blame game.
Posted in: Obama pledges probe into fatal airstrike on Afghan hospital
nandakandamandaOct. 06, 2015 - 11:20AM JST
Some of the confusion in the comments regarding the cards is because of the way this sentence (para 3) is phrased.
Quote: "Recipients who choose to use the scheme can apply for ID cards at municipal governments to be issued from January."
You cannot choose to use the number scheme. Only the cards.
What it should say is "Recipients of the numbers who then further choose to join the cards scheme can apply for these for issue from January at municipal government offices.
Posted in: Gov't starts sending out ID numbers for My Number system
nandakandamandaSep. 30, 2015 - 11:56AM JST
Stuart, are you talking about the wedding party bombed by Saudi Arabia in Yemen?
As to the Taliban, the local residents will know the truth. Quote: "residents, recalling the group’s brutality during its 1996-2001 rule of Afghanistan, were fearful of what was to come."
The Taliban are ethnically Pashtun, from the south, and well-known for ethnic cleansing. Never democratic. Ordinary people of different backgrounds in this northern city will be right to be afraid.
Posted in: Taliban tighten hold on Afghan city despite U.S. airstrikes
nandakandamandaSep. 30, 2015 - 10:53AM JST
20 years ago Japan reported high incidents of diesel exhaust related disease especially alongside highways, and banned such NOX and particulate-emitting vehicles from Tokyo and Osaka. It seems they were way ahead of the game.
Back in Europe governments were actively pushing a new generation of 'clean' diesel cars, saying they would cut down on CO2 emissions. No mention of NOX back then.
Posted in: Japan orders diesel car emissions probe after VW scandal
nandakandamandaSep. 25, 2015 - 12:47AM JST
The Honda engine is by no means dud, and has inched forwards all season.
Next year though they will introduce a redesigned engine incorporating all the lessons from this season. Just hoping that the Alonso/Button partnership lasts until Honda rediscover their winning ways as they surely will.
Posted in: F1 pre-event
nandakandamandaSep. 22, 2015 - 12:46AM JST
Would love to go and see the Singapore Grand Prix, one day.
Posted in: Vettel wins Singapore GP to liven up F1 title race
nandakandamandaSep. 17, 2015 - 12:24AM JST
Just enough to cover the airstrip if the Russians have to pull out their local population and Assad's immediate family. They'll spike what they can't take back.
Posted in: Russia sends tanks, artillery to Syria
nandakandamandaSep. 14, 2015 - 11:49PM JST
Actually pretty huge news and disastrous for the government and people of Afghanistan and surrounding countries.
No mention of what the authorities are doing after this prison escape to try and capture them.
Posted in: Taliban free more than 350 inmates from Afghan prison
nandakandamandaSep. 11, 2015 - 11:55PM JST
Created? No I don't think so, Stuart. Quoting from your linked article, which I did bother to read:
"That doesn’t mean the US created Isis, of course, though some of its Gulf allies certainly played a role in it – as the US vice-president, Joe Biden, acknowledged last year."
As I thought all along, the US has at times clumsily tried to play off one faction against another. Gaddafi warned that upsetting the status quo and supporting the 'good' rebels in Libya would end up playing into the most extreme radicals' hands. In that sense he was right, and Syria is in grave danger of following.
Posted in: Jihadists put squeeze on Syria's Assad as Russia defends aid
nandakandamandaSep. 11, 2015 - 11:25PM JST
Just deserts sounds better than just desserts anyway Sensato.
Posted in: Bookstore Kinokuniya buys 90% of new Murakami release
nandakandamandaSep. 04, 2015 - 07:24AM JST
Cool idea... and congratulations on the race win. Hope the memories keep you warm and fuzzy in the slammer.
Posted in: Student wins auto race using stolen sports car
nandakandamandaSep. 02, 2015 - 06:22PM JST
Having struggled with this article to find out exactly where and how he stood to observe it, and to clarify how he managed this double entendre of 'staring down', it seems that he trekked up to the foot of the retreating glacier and stared UP at it.
Surely the image was good enough on its own without over-clever word-play. Never let the facts get in the way of fancy journalism though.
Posted in: Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier to sound alarm on climate chang
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 05:50PM JST
Neither of them had any money so they would not realistically be able to get to Kyoto by train or bus. Unless they were trying to hitch hike.
Japanese media is reporting a woman who says she was repeatedly stalked by this guy from September last year and although she reported it to the police each time, they do not seem to have followed it up. She says perhaps the whole thing could have been prevented if they had. Apparently there were also various complaints of attempted child abductions etc., in the vicinity of his apartment block.
Posted in: Suspect says another man in his van killed 13-year-old girl
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 05:03PM JST
Stating that attacks in this particular area are uncommon may be the conventional thing to say, but it does not help the situation one iota.
Posted in: Several Australian beaches closed after latest shark attack
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 04:57PM JST
If anyone wants to understand the thinking, feeling and motivations of PLA soldiers like the ladies above, watch "Wolf Warrior" 2015. A mixture of Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee, but falls flat somewhere in between. Seriously do not watch for pleasure. Put up a concrete boundary marker with the word 中国 on it, and the territory up to there will be defended with pride.
Posted in: Dress rehearsal
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 04:33PM JST
As WA4TKG said above, Bullpups. Run a search for PLA weapons. QBZ Type 95.
nandakandamandaAug. 23, 2015 - 04:19PM JST
Wow, how could that have happened?
I have a standing invitation to this event. A couple of years ago JT had a great shot here of the muzzle flash of one of these tanks firing a projectile.
Posted in: 2 spectators injured while watching SDF live fire drill
nandakandamandaAug. 19, 2015 - 01:40PM JST
If your doctor certifies you as able to drive on condition you are taking your medication, then it is still legal.
They changed the law to come down more heavily on drivers who cause an accident through failure to self-medicate.
Posted in: 1 dead, 4 injured after car plows into store in Tokyo
nandakandamandaAug. 19, 2015 - 01:35PM JST
To me he looks somehow like the Boston bomber, from the same ethnic area?
Posted in: Backpacker in yellow shirt is focus of Bangkok bombing probe
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Oct. 06, 2015 - 09:12PM JST
This project will fail in the Philippines because they have plenty of talented singers who can…
Posted in: Cool Japan Project to fund AKB48 sister group in Philippines
Thank you for confirming what I have been saying here, and alluding to what you have…
Oct. 06, 2015 - 09:11PM JST
Yes, I do think a man-made document written in the late 18th century has parts…
Posted in: Gunman opens fire at Oregon college; at least 9 killed, 7 wounded
Oct. 06, 2015 - 09:06PM JST
The 32-year-old pitcher did not appear for the top team this season
You mean he is…
Posted in: Yomiuri Giants pitcher Fukuda suspended for betting on baseball
I reflexively distrust large corporations and governments. As should everyone. So, no.
Posted in: Do you think the TPP deal will be good for Japanese consumers?
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