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nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 08:26PM JST
Congratulations to Uemura on the new assignment.
Posted in: Ex-Asahi reporter who told 'comfort woman' story to teach in S Korea
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 08:20PM JST
The cult movement Falun Gong became politicized to such an extent that their gatherings seriously alarmed the Chinese government. I am not surprised that she is unwelcome in China.Even her father warned her. She needs to learn when to keep it zipped.
Posted in: Miss Canada lashes out at Beijing after contest snub
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 05:22PM JST
Cops believe that there have been more than 10 victims?
Over at least 7 years? Er, a lot more, we can imagine, especially if his 'kodomokai' has been running for 12 years. Why did his system take so long to crack open? Too many unanswered questions here.
Posted in: Teacher arrested for taking photos of naked boys
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 04:13PM JST
It will have been off-line for five years too. You can imagine how many rusting pipes there are in there...
Posted in: Kansai Electric seeks to operate aging reactor beyond 40-year limit
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 03:53PM JST
Noble, also think Ospreys.
Posted in: Japan plans to deploy troops near disputed islands
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 02:45PM JST
Jimizo, he lost the vote, yes, but that was in 2013 as the article pointed out. This new vote is next week, as the article points out..
Posted in: Cameron makes case for Britain to air strikes against IS in Syria
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 02:41PM JST
China's dotted line already goes right around Taiwan, so anything belonging to Taiwan automatically belongs to mainland China.
The rocky islets were given a Chinese name as they were navigation points on the Chinese trading route to the Kingdom of Ryukyu. No suggestion of China ever owning them.
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 11:41AM JST
In this case I feel the only practical factor/benefit is to show moral support to France. To show we are in this together.
As WilliB suggests above, much of the recent bombing is just destroying Syrian infrastructure. The Daesh group mostly move around in tunnels below the bombing, like so many others who have learned the lessons of Vietnam, etc. Britain has the Brimstone missile which can be used against moving surface targets, so practice with that could be one excuse, I suppose.
Sorry to say this, but I hope he gets voted down.
nandakandamandaNov. 27, 2015 - 10:52AM JST
The Chinese got the idea from S Korea for unilaterally fortifying islands they laid some claim to, in order to create a defacto "possession is 9/10ths of the law".
Now the Japanese have come to the table, a little late and a little circumspect, but you can hardly blame them with two such neighbors.
nandakandamandaNov. 26, 2015 - 12:02AM JST
This must be the New World Order.
Posted in: U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand abroad
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 11:55PM JST
Good on yer, Japan. I wish the project luck.
Posted in: Japan to extend tens of billions of yen in loans for Iraq water project
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 10:21PM JST
Great comedy show on TV a few weeks ago where two people dressed up in gorilla suits and sat in a cage waiting for gawpers to come by. Probably based on the popularity of Shabani. J Candid Camera.
Little by little the two gorillas started to do unusual things, llike dancing, humming and tossing basket balls around, but it took some time for gullible members of the public to twig.
Posted in: Japan’s phenomenally handsome gorilla getting nationwide DVD release
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 04:12PM JST
What's hot. Temperatures plunge...
Posted in: Temperatures plunge across Japan; heavy snow hits Hokkaido
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 04:09PM JST
Were the two Russian bombers flying home empty, ie with no bombs left in their bays?
If one was ahead then the Turkish F16s could have locked on to it, as they gave their warnings, but if neither aircraft turned south away from the border as ordered, it surely must have been much simpler and less time-consuming to take out the second one.
Posted in: Turkey says Russian jet violated its airspace, ignored repeated warnings
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 03:35PM JST
I agree with iradickle. Amazon was probably expecting the knee-jerkers would set up a cry, for extra publicity.
Posted in: Amazon pulls New York subway ads with Nazi insignia and Imperial Japan's rising sun
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 03:04PM JST
It was forced down probably by small arms fire, and then we have just seen the video of some rebels firing a TOW missile and destroying it on the ground.
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 01:52PM JST
From the Sydney Morning Herald.
Quote: "The region in which the Russian jet went down – known as the Turkmen Mountains or Jabal al-Akrad – borders Syria and Turkey and has allegedly been subjected to a series of Russian air strikes over the last week that have forced thousands from the Turkmen minority to flee into Turkey, human rights groups say. Turkey had already requested an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council over the air strikes on the Turkmen region after at least 1500 civilians fled their homes in Syrian over the border into Turkey on Saturday following the attacks. Tensions between Turkey and Russia escalated early last month when Russian warplanes violated Turkish airspace twice – on October 3 and 4 – violations Russia said had happened by accident due to weather conditions."
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/fighter-jet-goes-down-in-flames-near-syrian-border-20151124-gl71gs.html#ixzz3sTYXBBqH
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 01:29PM JST
Sadly, the killing of the pilot and destruction of the rescue helicopter can probably be put down to the inability or unwillingness of the Russians to distinguish between FSA rebels and members of Daesh (IS). Not going to get much sympathy from the people you are bombing.
OK, granted that they shout Allahu Akbar.
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 11:18AM JST
According to the article there were two Russian Su-24s, the first of which flew on untouched. The second one seems to have caught the wrath of Turkey.
All pilots flying bombing raids over enemy territory will be aware that if they have to come down for any reason, their life will be at the whim of the first armed combatant that sees them. Some on the ground will see red and seek revenge, others will keep calm, regardless of affiliation or cause. It's a lottery out there.
nandakandamandaNov. 25, 2015 - 10:30AM JST
Police confiscated 115 army grade or rifle-sized weapons. No mention of whether legally or illegally held.
Posted in: France, Belgium widen probe into Paris attacks; Hollande wins U.S. backing
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Nov. 28, 2015 - 07:35AM JST
Any science based primarily on number of 'samples' taken like this is an absolute crock of…
Posted in: Japan to resume whaling in Antarctic Ocean by end of March
Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'
NATO, rein in your pit bull.
Posted in: Turkey's Erdogan warns Russia not to 'play with fire'
Nov. 28, 2015 - 07:33AM JST
Posted in: Japan plans extra budget, handouts to pensioners to pump up recovery
So Japan takes a different interpretation of the IWC guidelines. Will they reconsider their decision? Is…
Nov. 28, 2015 - 07:32AM JST
S Korea, U.S., Japan to hold nuclear talks next week in Washington
US to give up…
Posted in: S Korea, U.S., Japan to hold nuclear talks next week in Washington
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