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nandakandamandaMar. 04, 2015 - 10:54AM JST
Harry, it must be a cousin of the Aston Morris.
Posted in: Optimism roars back as Geneva Motor Show opens
nandakandamandaFeb. 21, 2015 - 08:38AM JST
Only 2,100 stupid money-grubbing sheeple?
Small numbers, sure, but they are giving Japan a worse name in the international community.
Posted in: 2,100 people sue Asahi Shimbun over 'comfort women' stories
nandakandamandaFeb. 15, 2015 - 02:53AM JST
This is very sad.
PS Where are all the JT dolphin/whale lovers today?
Posted in: Almost 200 whales stranded on New Zealand beach
nandakandamandaFeb. 15, 2015 - 02:49AM JST
The Iraqi army lost all their modern weaponry to IS when they ran away at the first attack on their country.
Now is a chance to get back some of their uniforms, at least.
Posted in: IS seizes Iraq town near base housing U.S. forces
nandakandamandaFeb. 11, 2015 - 05:51AM JST
As Chop Chop pointed, manufacturing quality control problems in the US & Mexico factories.
This second-hand car, with previous owners who ignored the recall notices, presents a complicated chain of events that muddies the affair. Sad for the guy and his family, but extenuating circumstances makes it more than a little hard on Honda, IMHO.
Posted in: Texas man killed by exploding Takata air bag: autopsy
nandakandamandaJan. 27, 2015 - 06:25PM JST
The Asahi Shimbun was admired throughout the world for having the courage to print these stories, regardless of whether every word was true to the letter, and Japan was admired for their freedom of the press.
The world was horrified when on May 3rd 1988 some right-wingers carrying guns went into the offices of the Asahi Hanshin Bureau and caused death and injury over such freedom of opinion.
The repeated actions of these right-wingers brings shame upon Japan, in the eyes of the world.
See: Tomohiro Kojiri
nandakandamandaJan. 27, 2015 - 05:00PM JST
Offset against Toyota's massive opening up of their patents?
One way or another someone wants to get this new technology rolling.
Posted in: Toyota to increase Mirai production
nandakandamandaJan. 24, 2015 - 12:25PM JST
IS do not understand the Asian importance of face. What they have done, if they kill these hostages, is to embarrass Japan in the eyes of the world.
Japan will never forgive this, and what will remain rooted in their hearts is 恨み Urami, as the Kanji shows.
Posted in: Japan vows not to give up on hostages until very end
nandakandamandaJan. 24, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
You pay to get them off your backs and onto some other lot. Two lives maybe spared in the process. In the meantime you have fed the troll and it grows bigger and more nasty.
nandakandamandaJan. 24, 2015 - 11:21AM JST
Wolfpack, what you say is generally on target, but in Yemen the Iran-backed Shia Houtis have just overrun the government.
(The Sunni tribes and al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen are completely different factions.)
Posted in: U.S.-led coalition hits Islamic State with 25 air strikes
nandakandamandaJan. 24, 2015 - 11:12AM JST
UAE were scintillating in the first half. Japan savaged them in the second, with volley after volley at the UAE goal. Shot after shot after shot, but they all went wide until you just had to laugh. What a joke!
UAE's legs were by then long gone, and knowing they were never going to win in this match, they sensibly went for the shootout gamble.
The result wasn't a mistake by Kagawa or by Honda, it was a series of miss shots by the whole damn team, and that includes the goalie Kawashima who just stood there in the shootout like a scared crow.
Posted in: UAE eliminates Japan from Asian Cup in penalty shootout; Iraq beats Iran
nandakandamandaJan. 24, 2015 - 10:56AM JST
Another countdown? Like, no more Mr nice guy? So they were lying the first time?
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 11:42PM JST
If the Iraqi govt needs millions of dollars of new weapons, perhaps they should go back and get the ones they gave away to IS themselves...
Posted in: Iraq coalition tensions emerge in Islamic State fight
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 01:37PM JST
Agreed. How anyone can operate there is beyond me.
Take the rumors/rumours for a start. Often the absolute opposite of reality becomes almost instantly equally true to people. I am guessing that mistaken air-drop over Kobane where at least one parachute fell behind IS lines was the beginning of the one above about the US supplying food and weapons to Daesh. :headbang:
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 01:18PM JST
If a fan was used you'd expect the screen to be moving. If there were two lights, then you would expect there to be two shadows on each guy. The idea of photoshopping two separate shots does seems likely, though.
One thing is for sure; we do not see their legs or feet, so we do not know what surface they are standing on.
Posted in: Hostage video: Was it really done outside?
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 01:10PM JST
Some kind of Chinese Hollywood outfit?
Posted in: Japan's national costume?
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 01:05PM JST
Perhaps some of IS's more liberal and open-minded members read Al Jazeera.
This is on today's front page:
Posted in: Japan awaits news of hostages as deadline passes
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 12:11PM JST
My J wife took one look at Goto's mother on TV this morning and muttered that they should not be showing her like this.
nandakandamandaJan. 23, 2015 - 12:07PM JST
IS have backed themselves into a corner where their credibility is also on the line. They have made the threat in public, and the trap is set.
Actually IS could release these two and triumphantly say that Japan has paid, even if they haven't. Or even say nothing at all, as par for the course. No-one would know who to believe and Japan with its track record would continue to be under suspicion in the world community. Nothing new.
Posted in: Hostage crisis reminds Japan it is a target: analysts
nandakandamandaJan. 22, 2015 - 04:08PM JST
IS will continue to take, forcibly, until it meets an equal and opposite reaction. Somebody standing up against them? This has to be a good thing. Go Kurds!
Posted in: Kurdish forces cut key road in north Iraq drive
Kobe White Bar Owner
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:30PM JST
Posted in: Woman arrested for attempting to kill her 13-year-old son
Singqpore does not tolerate nonsense. A lot of places could learn a thing or two from…
Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:28PM JST
The most powerful person in the world is coming to visit Japan, yaay!
Posted in: Michelle Obama's trip to Japan, Cambodia finalised
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:26PM JST
Seems appropriate for vandalism. I loath vandals.
You realize the Vandals were an East Germanic tribe…
Mar. 05, 2015 - 11:25PM JST
Japan is the polar opposite. Here, homogeneity (lack of diversity) is proudly touted as one of…
Posted in: Increase in foreigners points to diversified future for Tokyo