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nandakandamandaAug. 09, 2014 - 11:47AM JST
Does a hurricane change into a typhoon when it crosses the international dateline from east to west?
Posted in: Hawaii bracing for 1st hurricane in 22 years
nandakandamandaAug. 06, 2014 - 09:38PM JST
Jeremy Rigby, quote: "The father should be saying how he can't forgive himself too!"
You may be right, but read his letter to the lawyers, if not in the original Japanese then with a good English translation. The intense pain in his being can be felt throughout. Every word is an apology, and the part about her actions being unforgivable is for the parents, (not for us) from the father of a daughter who has not yet expressed a word of contrition.
Posted in: Japan teen murder accused 'kept cat's head in fridge'
nandakandamandaAug. 05, 2014 - 05:41PM JST
Good question, Dennis, which was not addressed in the announcement.
Posted in: Japanese team develops high-energy-density magnesium rechargeable battery
nandakandamandaAug. 05, 2014 - 05:08PM JST
Carolingium above is asking just what the press was asking today at the news conference. The other question they asked was concerning the nature of the relationship between Sasai and Obokata.
Posted in: Disgraced Japan stem cell scientist dead in apparent suicide
nandakandamandaAug. 05, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
With this guy the one thing they do have is a patchwork of evidence. The DNA is just the cherry on the cake. A confession if it comes will be the cream on the cherry.
Posted in: DNA at Niigata murder scene links suspect to 2 other homicides
nandakandamandaAug. 04, 2014 - 03:56PM JST
AFP under the photo can't even spell Japanese correctly.
Posted in: Sino-Japanese War still stings China 120 years later
nandakandamandaAug. 04, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
That's one of the drawbacks of bricks, and one of the reasons bricks never took off in Japan.
Such a hard blow to the people of Yunnan. Be strong! And RIP to those who didn't make it.
Posted in: Strong quake kills 367 in southern China
nandakandamandaAug. 04, 2014 - 11:34AM JST
Bears responsibility, (not bares).
'Bear' is carry, 'bare' is reveal, or make naked.
Just watching a program last night on how various systems of nuclear fusion are making interesting progress. One day we may be seeing a third way, fusing heavy hydrogen (deuterium/tritium) atoms.
Posted in: Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan
nandakandamandaAug. 04, 2014 - 11:13AM JST
To answer why the father wrote this. The press had been full of criticism from the public, including readers here, who wondered why the father was keeping silent.
The message he wrote above was a statement to his lawyers, and is directed at, or conscious of, the family of the victim, which is why he says that her actions are unforgivable. They would most likely not accept or read a letter from him directly, which is why he said he would at some point like to write to them personally. The above statement must be a general attempt at breaking the ice.
Many of the questions readers have been posting here have been addressed in the J media since the original story broke. For example, the father is said to have consulted several different psychiatrists about his daughter. He was advised that she would go on to kill someone and the advice was passed on to the local authorities, who took no action. It was a doctor/psychiatrist who suggested in consultation that she be moved into her own apartment, for the safety of the rest of the family.
The girl herself said she was glad to have a new mother and she welcomed her into the family. The attack on her father with the baseball bat was for a 'different reason', she allegedly said.
I agree that some children are born with a screw loose and no amount of good parenting can change that. I am guessing that it was a case of too little, too late, but the father seems to have consulted every known commonsense, (to him anyway) avenue, and must surely have been at his wits' end. The lack of action by the local authorities and the apartment suggestion seem to be some of the critical links in this horribly sad story.
Posted in: Teen murder suspect committed 'unforgivable' act, says father
nandakandamandaAug. 03, 2014 - 11:45AM JST
When the article said, in paragraph 2, "Keep reading to find out more about their respective theories and which specific areas of Japan they’ve got on the radar." I stopped reading.
Posted in: Scientist predicts another major earthquake in Japan by 2017
nandakandamandaAug. 02, 2014 - 12:56AM JST
Japan is said to be one of the sunniest countries in the world, with far more than Italy, already famous for its sunshine. Solar cells are going to be more efficient here than in some miserable weather countries that I can think of.
Posted in: Ken Corp to build 68MW of solar plants
nandakandamandaJul. 31, 2014 - 08:54AM JST
All arguments aside, Germany is to be commended for doing, or trying to do a thorough job here.
It could well be that other countries will be wishing they had made this move at an earlier date.
Posted in: Dismantling Germany's nuclear industry, piece by piece
nandakandamandaJul. 31, 2014 - 12:07AM JST
They interviewed him on TV and he said he didn't swim, but just floated.
He followed the Japanese rule "Uitemate" which is becoming an international survival keyword. (= Float'n wait.)
Posted in: Man adrift at sea swims for nearly 40 kilometers before being found on beach
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2014 - 11:50PM JST
Godzilla Returns? He always gets sent back to the sea. He always returns for another pasting.
Just sat and watched one of them on BS 3 Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla. (?) When Mecha gets kicked over by Godzilla and its batteries are all flat, they turn off all the lights around Tokyo and ask Tepco to fire him up. Tepco saves the day!!!
Posted in: Godzilla returns: Sequel announced at Comic-Con
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2014 - 01:56PM JST
WAaaaaahhhhhh, my ice is melting... . . .
Posted in: Ice wall to contain Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant isn’t freezing
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2014 - 01:54PM JST
When someone really knows the nature of Allah, archaeological evidence of past civilizations does not frighten them any more.
These young people are eager to sweep out the old and bring in the new, but without knowing the greatness and the depth of a mature heart their efforts look petty, meaningless and destructive.
Posted in: In Iraq's Mosul, radicals unleash their vision
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2014 - 11:15AM JST
Like a horror movie that is trying to become real and is almost there...
Posted in: New fears about Ebola spread after plane scare
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2014 - 02:06AM JST
pablo944, I think all five of them were trying to smuggle more than 1 kg of methamphetamine out of China and were caught at Dalian Airport just before boarding. Check here.
Posted in: China executes Japanese man for drug offenses
nandakandamandaJul. 29, 2014 - 01:25AM JST
Bonko Harem would topping up some more?
Posted in: Boko Haram kidnaps vice PM's wife in Cameroon
nandakandamandaJul. 28, 2014 - 11:17PM JST
Kitchen knife, apparently. Maybe wants to spend some time in prison...
Posted in: 71-year-old man held for slashing 4 family members in Nagano
Aug. 20, 2014 - 01:48PM JST
Go to the election, give the politicians the fear that they may lose their authority, and…
Posted in: Japan to resume Fukushima rice exports
Aug. 20, 2014 - 01:45PM JST
Harry_GattoAug. 20, 2014 - 11:37AM JST
All Japanese hospitals? How do you know this?
Posted in: This is not an unknown disease, and we have a system for dealing with it, so the disease is unlikely to spread in Japan even if an infected person appears.
Aug. 20, 2014 - 01:40PM JST
"I really hope Singapore does its own independent tests, and by "independent" I mean…
Aug. 20, 2014 - 01:39PM JST
Having an attitude doesn't justify shooting an unarmed young man. People tend to believe if you…
Posted in: As Missouri violence continue, fingers point to outsiders
Aug. 20, 2014 - 01:38PM JST
How did you celebrate the Relief of Mafeking? ; )
Didn't even hear about it -…
Posted in: Are you old enough to remember a time when there were no cell phones, no email, no Internet and no way to keep you connected to the world 24 hours a day? If so, do you sometimes think back on that time fondly?