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nandakandamandaMay. 30, 2016 - 08:29PM JST
A fascinating race in appalling conditions and a good write-up above.
Very well done to Lewis, Daniel and Sergio. Oh, and well done to Alonso for coming in fifth in the slowly-improving Honda-McLaren.
The championship just hotted up.
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nandakandamandaMay. 26, 2016 - 09:51AM JST
500 miles at an average speed of 225 mph? Two hours and a bit? Not such a long race actually, about average for spectators at such an event, no?
Still, they are at the upper limit of the car and tires/tyres most of that time, a delicate place where control is easily lost.
Good luck Takuma!
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nandakandamandaMay. 25, 2016 - 03:47PM JST
Geisha are women, people like anyone else, but they have chosen a very demanding way of life.
No one rule for all, there are/were levels of Geisha, and the lower you got, the lower you got, until the word Geisha was not particularly applicable any longer.
On the ship coming over to Japan the sailors all used to say "Geesha" with a knowing leer.
Thanks for the info, Amy! :8)
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nandakandamandaMay. 24, 2016 - 02:11PM JST
They cannot just withdraw, hoping to give the islanders eternal relief. Nice idea, but in today's world?
Okinawa is a strategically-important stronghold. Some alternative power will need to fill the space there, and probably continue to operate the same bases with loud and noisy equipment. Which noise pollution would the Okinawans really prefer, Japanese, Chinese or US? Because realistically speaking it is never going to be silent there. Anyone who wants peace and quiet in this lifetime should probably relocate north or south a few islands.
The poll should be asking IMHO, do you think the alternative invaders will be more welcome when they move in after the US leaves Okinawa, and why?
Posted in: Would you like to see U.S. military forces leave Okinawa?
nandakandamandaMay. 23, 2016 - 11:35PM JST
In the middle of reading a small book in Japanese about a former army soldier who spent some terrible years in a British surrendered personnel camp after the war. All they wanted to do was get on a boat back to Japan, but this was used as a leveraging threat aginst them. (Pretty grisly stuff, but maybe not nearly as bad as those prisoners kept by the Russians.)
English translation available, it seems.
Aida, Yuji (1966). Prisoner of the British : a Japanese soldier's experiences in Burma. translated from the Japanese by Hidè Ishiguro and Louis Allen. Cresset Press.
Posted in: Mountbatten’s Samurai: Imperial Japanese Army, Navy Forces under British control in Southeast Asia, 1945-1948.
nandakandamandaMay. 23, 2016 - 11:20PM JST
Sounds as if she is caught between a rock and a hard place.
Posted in: Suu Kyi calls for 'space' to address Myanmar's Rohingya issue as Kerry presses her to do more
nandakandamandaMay. 23, 2016 - 11:17PM JST
"Massive rally planned to protest woman's murder" is the headline, but the rally is to protest against the oppressive brick wall of Japanese-US authority.
nandakandamandaMay. 23, 2016 - 04:24PM JST
The guy is a total dork, but are the poor girl and her death now to be drowned in an outburst of political outrage?
She was just another convenient scapegoat for the organizers, I guess. Sad.
nandakandamandaMay. 23, 2016 - 11:32AM JST
Citizen2012 Quote: "Can Japan explain why they have 48 tons of plutonium ?"
Yes, they can.
nandakandamandaMay. 19, 2016 - 08:57PM JST
Does anyone else remember how it was reported here on JT some time ago that some of the US sailors reported seeing a blue neutron beam emitted from Fukushima in the days following the NPP hydrogen explosions and meltdowns?
nandakandamandaMay. 18, 2016 - 05:27PM JST
To balance Ise in the east, remember Izumo in the west, Japan's oldest Shinto shrine.
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nandakandamandaMay. 17, 2016 - 04:41PM JST
From what I understand, transgender people feel morally superior to cisgenders, and can be abusive towards them. Maybe we will also need a law to protect cisgenders.
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nandakandamandaMay. 16, 2016 - 11:18PM JST
You have to think about the timing of this sudden announcement, and why Nissan seems to have been singled out, and I think Yubaru above is on the money.
Fear of this new Nissan-Mitsubishi conglomerate threat, and a desire to point out that Nissan is not quite the Mr Clean that the news has been portraying.
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nandakandamandaMay. 16, 2016 - 04:39PM JST
Since they were both taken out, it made no difference to the gap between the two Merc drivers. They get to go into the next race in the same position and ready to renew their battle for 2016 world champion.
This crash gave the rest of the field a fun day to gather some extra points and close the gap to Merc at the front.
Max Vertstappen was outstanding, the way he managed his tires/tyres and fended off repeated attacks by Kimi Raikonnen. Congratulations to him.
Sadly Alonso was forced out by a loss of power, without which the two McLaren Hondas would undoubtedly have finished in the points. Button scored a couple of badly-needed points however for the team, who have been silently and steadily moving up the rankings. Now they have put much of the field behind them, and are starting to mix with the top four or five teams.
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nandakandamandaMay. 16, 2016 - 12:20PM JST
Actually, just visiting Hiroshima does not seem to me to be hypocrisy.
In fact, he is breaking the tradition of US Presidents not visiting, and this seems to be a courageous open first step in the right direction, to be welcomed. Maybe in his heart of hearts he really does believe in a nuclear-free world, even thought it is hugely problematical as to how to arrive there, all nations holding hands together.
Were Obama to lecture North Korea on the evils of possessing nuclear weapons, however, that would better fit my own definition of hypocrisy.
And to have to hear an accusation of hypocrisy from the DPRK indeed, a government not generally known for honesty, truth or most of the values that humanity places value upon!
nandakandamandaMay. 14, 2016 - 11:16PM JST
Plain murderers, hiding behind a cause.
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nandakandamandaMay. 14, 2016 - 04:53PM JST
Artillery fire from jihaddies, apparently.
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nandakandamandaMay. 14, 2016 - 03:40PM JST
toshiko san, usually I can understand what you are trying to say, and I really value your point of view, even if your posts are full of little things that could mostly be sorted with a preview and/or a quick spellcheck.
The post above however, is too difficult for me to understand. Is there not someone who can help edit your posts before you press the submit button?
Posted in: With Hiroshima, Obama goes where predecessors stayed away
nandakandamandaMay. 14, 2016 - 02:54PM JST
Yes, I agree, sfjp330, for the Koreans and other nationalities who died or suffered in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Here's hoping there is no trouble and they will all give him space, not just the Koreans, but the communists who are active on the bridges there every day, and all other political groups.
The bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, however, and the Japanese themselves are not asking for anything, apart from quietly welcoming his visit.
nandakandamandaMay. 14, 2016 - 02:16PM JST
All these different groups clamouring to climb onto the bandwagon. This is probably the very reason that Obama hesitated so long before accepting the invitation.
Can't he be left alone to experience the deeper meaning and atmosphere Hiroshima for itself?
Now he has to face noisy people with axes to grind, and maybe miss the core sentiment of Hiroshima. Come on peeps, give the guy a break!
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May. 31, 2016 - 08:56PM JST
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May. 31, 2016 - 08:53PM JST
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May. 31, 2016 - 08:51PM JST
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May. 31, 2016 - 08:49PM JST
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