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noriyosan73Jun. 30, 2016 - 10:32AM JST
Innocent until proven guilty is out the window. Person A is a 70 year old former French teacher (33 years) and a ALT for two years in Japan who has to line up with everyone else in the domestic or international security lines.He/she has been check by TSA and foreign country security almost every time he/she enters or leaves. It doesn't matter if he/she has checked all the bags and has only one laptop bag. He/she stands in the same line as the business person with a roller bag, extra bag strapped to the top, and a laptop bag all of which violates all airlines' baggage size rules. Is there an easier way to pass through the lines. Sure, pay the fee that the government wants for pre-check, which actually is just another tax on the flight. After all, it only takes a special 15 minute meeting with a TSA agent to get approved at a limited number of international airports for a pre-check certification. If TSA wants to check everyone, separate Person A from Person B, then set up a line for Person A who has a laptop bag and maybe ONE backpack. It won't take long for people to understand through simple observation who gets through TSA faster. By the way, the official response is: TSA says it is an airline security problem and the airlines say it is a TSA problem. What is the result? Person A is still standing in the line hoping to make it to the gate before the door closes.
Posted in: July 4th travelers brace for tougher U.S. security after Turkey attack
noriyosan73Jun. 29, 2016 - 09:36AM JST
If Japan would recognize the California and other states' LVN and RN license for Japanese citizens living in the USA and/or bilingual LVN/RNs, the shortage would decline. As of today, any of the above must pass an archaic Japanese RN license test. Perhaps those RN have forgotten the ancient kanji, et al. used on the test. There is one RN who regularly reads this page who would love to return home and care for parents, grandparents and any other patient. Probably there are many other qualified LVNs/RNs.
Posted in: Hospitals sought for list of facilities ready to treat foreigners
noriyosan73Jun. 28, 2016 - 12:11PM JST
There are 35 million people in Canada. The USA should just give every living Canadian on July 1 $500,000 USD to join the USA. Problem solved. Next problem is a little bigger, because Mexico's population is 122 million. All this proves is that the North America is Mexico-USA-Canada. 99% of USA and Canada citizen think of Mexico as Central America. It also solves the problem of building a wall.
Posted in: Mexico president urges North American integration after Brexit
noriyosan73Jun. 24, 2016 - 11:06AM JST
What is it? The Coca Cola bottle on the island? It is highly unlikely that "duct tape and bailing wire" survived the heat of reentry unless it really didn't go 1000 km into the air. Assuming it really went that high, survived reentry and was successfully recovered, it only shows that NK can launch something. Accurate information and intelligence will not be released, but implied, which will result in a response such as mentioned from the UN
Posted in: Japan investigates suspected North Korean rocket nose cone
noriyosan73Jun. 24, 2016 - 10:51AM JST
NK's leader can be seen on recent media hugging and celebrating the success of the launch. He also said that now NK can hit American targets. This type of rhetoric gives a certain USA presidential candidate an opportunity to say that NK has one shot, then it will suffer annihilation. Does any of this help deescalate tensions? The leaders of China know that if he took such actions, they would have to make a decision to support and shoot or apologize and condemn. Either decision will make no difference to the unfortunate people who die.
Posted in: U.N. strongly condemns latest North Korean missile launches
noriyosan73Jun. 19, 2016 - 10:22AM JST
6-8 No sports practice or clubs
Assign teachers to classroom for the whole day. (No running to the faculty room to sleep during the the free hour.
10-10:15 nutrition break. Teachers are responsible to supervise the assigned classroom
10:15 -12:15 courses.
12:15- 12:45 lunch
12:50- 3:00 courses
3:15 - 5:30 practice or clubs
5:30 -7:00 Parental supervision and family.
NO CRAMMING SCHOOLS & COURSES IF THE TEACHERS AND CURRICULUM IS PRESENTED CORRECTLY IN CLASS.
Keep growing, keep learning, keep changing.
Posted in: Hyogo school introduces trial afternoon nap time for students
noriyosan73Jun. 16, 2016 - 09:48AM JST
Why do people climb mountains? "Because it is there" in the summer as well as in the winter.
Posted in: Japanese climber dies on Alaskan mountain
noriyosan73Jun. 05, 2016 - 10:12AM JST
This move is exactly what will cause longer lines and longer waits for the economy and economy plus United credit card holders and no card holder. The TSA pre-check for $85/year does not always work. The business people bring extra carry-on as well as the laptop. They are allowed to do this because airlines want the higher fee for a ticket. It is only good business. If the airlines would enforce the carry-on baggage size and limit, there would be less waiting and shorter lines. At the present time everyone stands in the same line; the person who has checked all the baggage stands with the extra baggage person. Always book the 4 AM-6 AM flight and go to the airport 3 hours early. Carry something to read. It is easier to wait at the gate than to panic in line. By the way, TSA is not interested in any suggestions to improve efficiency, including hiring an efficiency expert.
Posted in: United aims to win back high-paying business travelers
noriyosan73Jun. 01, 2016 - 11:02PM JST
noriyosan73Jun. 01, 2016 - 08:56AM JST
What are the building codes for the space between balcony bars and the number of centimeters a window can be open?
Posted in: 114 children under the age of 5 fell from high-rise Tokyo buildings in last 5 years
noriyosan73Jun. 01, 2016 - 08:54AM JST
NK just announced it endorses Mr. Trump. Why? the regime is on its way out and it wants to negotiate with Premier Negotiator. "Never wish for something you don't want." Watch for Mr. Trump's response.
Posted in: Trump draws strong reactions in China
noriyosan73May. 31, 2016 - 10:50PM JST
If he dressed in a Hawaiian shirt, shorts, Giants cap, and flip flops, nobody would recognize him. Thousands of Japanese come to Pearl Harbor every year and they enjoy a very memorable day. Is an apology necessary by either side? No! The point is it is time to say, "Let's agree to disagree." The threat is NK - the neighborhood knows it and so does the USA.
Posted in: Do you think Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should visit Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama’s historic trip to Hiroshima?
noriyosan73May. 31, 2016 - 04:01AM JST
It is obvious that corporate in Illinois (USA) has no idea about Japanese pronunciation. McFlurry? Think about it. It is worse than LaLaport. Is there a Japanese word for a "flurry" - a snowy, swirling weather condition?
Posted in: McDonald’s Japan’s new McFlurry comes in a unique citrus cheesecake flavor
noriyosan73May. 27, 2016 - 11:44PM JST
The $1000 fine would be paid by whom? The passenger. It would just raise the airport use fee for every plane, and therefore, the price of the ticket. Or, is someone suggesting it be taken out of the TSA employees' hourly wage? There are rules for carry on that are not being followed by the airlines. The airlines say the TSA should not let the passengers drag extra carry on through security. There is never more truth here when one says, "When you point a finger at someone, there are three fingers pointing back at you."
Posted in: More than 70,000 American Airlines passengers miss flights so far this year due to airport screening delays
noriyosan73May. 27, 2016 - 01:08PM JST
TSA will not consider alternatives to the present system. 1. Enforce the rule of ONE carry on that has wheels and one laptop/purse bag. At the present time, passengers (usually business people in black suits) have one carry on that has wheels, then one bag attached to it, and one laptop bag or tourists with two very large backpacks and a laptop bag. 2. Establish a line for one backpack ( no wheels) and one laptop bag. Those who choose #2 go through faster and do have to wait for #1 people. 3. FREE Pre-check for a passenger who has traveled to Japan 6 time to be an ALT in a junior high school and has been searched 5 times on both sides of the ocean, not to mention casual travel in the USA. Also, finger printed and background checked 4 times in the last 5 years for employment in the USA (by the way, this is an American born citizen). What it the problem? "I am from the government, and I am here to help you."
noriyosan73May. 27, 2016 - 12:59PM JST
Build and island, and they will come. Also, build an island, and they will leave. The USA military needs it own home offshore. The economic stimulus in building will be greatly appreciate. No Japanese supply service jobs will be lost. Best of all, no off base passes.
Posted in: Would you like to see U.S. military forces leave Okinawa?
noriyosan73May. 24, 2016 - 09:50AM JST
Of course he has been replaced, but not stopped. Meanwhile, Pakistan complains that the USA military is killing "citizens" in its country.
Posted in: Obama confirms Taliban leader's death in US strike
noriyosan73May. 24, 2016 - 09:49AM JST
Insane. Is the coffin a shoe box? By the way Sense, USA citizens don't even know who he was. Short term memory? Probably, the contributors to this page understand or remember him, but not the average USA citizen. They may, just may, remember his wife for all the shoes she owned when he was deposed.
Posted in: Philippine dictator Marcos to get hero's burial: Duterte
noriyosan73May. 24, 2016 - 09:45AM JST
Meanwhile, Pakistan complains that the USA military's drone strike killed a leader. The government officials in all these countries want attention and money. Just leave and let it happen.
Posted in: Islamic State blasts in Syrian regime heartland kill more than 148
noriyosan73May. 24, 2016 - 09:42AM JST
For how many years have people been asking for the USA military to get out of Okinawa? Just leave by building an island a la chinese method nearby.
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Jun. 30, 2016 - 07:13PM JST
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Jun. 30, 2016 - 07:11PM JST
This is why the USA needs a trump presidency. I think trump is Japan's new best…
Posted in: Japan says Chinese military activity in East China Sea escalating
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Jun. 30, 2016 - 07:09PM JST
It is my understanding that you already have a "my#" assigned, like it or not.
Posted in: Teacher accidentally leaks names, health records of students on school website
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