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noriyosan73Sep. 01, 2015 - 03:20PM JST
The model is the Kansai airport islands. Two islands and room for many, many more. Connected, and with a big fence to keep everyone in or out, and there is more habitable land for an airport.
Posted in: Okinawa launches undersea survey for U.S. base site
noriyosan73Aug. 31, 2015 - 02:07PM JST
Keep the hatred going! Teach the children, and they will learn. Where would Japan and the USA be today if it kept the hatred continued after WWII to today? By 1948, as soon as the new pro-Japan propaganda was presented to school children in the USA, the Japanese were the Americans' friends. Just exactly how many days are there in a year designated for an annual display of hatred. Let it go historians and lecturers. Everyone has heard it before, over and over, and it needs to stop.
Posted in: China's leadership fans antipathy toward Japan
noriyosan73Aug. 30, 2015 - 10:33AM JST
The terrorist organizations win again. They have worldwide security agencies chasing their tails. If the agencies are busy checking point A, then point B and C are available for attack. Profiling and other means of checks have to be used to safeguard the public. If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is a duck. The public is going to have to accept a change in "constitutional rights" to keep the constitutional abiding people safe.Why is it 99.9999999999% of the people flying on a plane have to be scrutinized as if they are terrorists?
Posted in: More ID, bag checks on Europe's trains after foiled attack
noriyosan73Aug. 29, 2015 - 11:11AM JST
"W" will always apologize for his appointees' mistakes and his wars without taking responsibility. He just doesn't understand the terrible pain he caused by his poor decisions and by his appointees. Many people voted the second time for Mr. Obama because he said no more soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. They did not care about the other issues. Forget about the other issues, nothing can replace a human life and all the family suffering after the death or caring for the "wounded warriors."
Posted in: George W Bush visits New Orleans disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina
noriyosan73Aug. 29, 2015 - 11:06AM JST
Use Israel's method of looking for possible unacceptable ticket holders in order to save time. Now, everyone is the USA is a potential problem because of the fear of profiling and legal action. Long lines at security are ridiculous. An ALT who was 65 years old in Kansai area was search and baggage scanned or opened 6 out of 7 times for no reason during his two years. Random search was the excuse. Don't let Japan follow the USA model of security.
Posted in: Gov't to introduce full-body scanners at Narita, Haneda, Kansai airports
noriyosan73Aug. 29, 2015 - 11:00AM JST
The first step would be to pass a law that does not allow employment ads to say: "Over 35 years old need not apply" or "Male need not apply" or Female need not apply." Those description are real, just a fabrication. One office worker was kept at a low level position because she was "very skilled at training new people," which resulted in no promotion. She also endured no overtime and no release from work to use the restroom even at lunch. She watched others move forward in the company or leave the company for a higher paid jobs. She moved to the USA, married and American, and now is a Registered Nurse making three times the office worker's salary in Japan, and she only works 3 nights a week. Yes, the Japanese government needs to make changes, but it needs to remember that the women will not report employer abuse because they fear losing their jobs and they know who is in charge.
Posted in: New law requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
noriyosan73Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:22PM JST
Congratulations to the students. Were 100% of the students tested or just a select group of students who have demonstrated achievement? In the USA 100% of the students are asked to take the state's exit exams. It doesn't matter if an level 3 junior high student or an 18 year old has only passed the first year courses, he/she takes the tests. In other words, if he/she is supposed to have passed the 3 year level courses, he/she takes the tests. It is not surprising that the failing students score low and bring down the average score. What is the criteria in Japan?
Posted in: Osaka junior high schools move up in national academic achievement tests
noriyosan73Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:55PM JST
Caveat Emperor. The USA election candidates are war hawks, AGAIN, "W" and "Send in the troops" are the proposed solution. What is it about? OIL. Okay, but don't say it is about liberating Religious Group X or Y. A USA Constitutional amendment is needed. "The elected president or vice-president must have served int the military forces and must be 50 (now 35) years old. Yah-hoo!
Posted in: Departing U.S. Army chief says Iraq may have to be partitioned
noriyosan73Aug. 13, 2015 - 12:45PM JST
This is another tragic story just like on Fuji. It doesn't have to happen. Why do they climb? It is a great view from any airline at 33K feet. It is an opportunity to develop a flying vehicle that can fly tourists to this elevation. Save lives, fly high.
Posted in: 2 Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps
noriyosan73Jul. 25, 2015 - 12:31PM JST
The ticketing process is really done by one company. That information is then transmitted to the major airlines. It is based on supply and demand for every route. ANA Delta, America have the same price as United or JAL for a flight from NRT to SFO because they code share or price check. All of this investigation is deja vu just as gasoline prices are in the USA Congress. Don't expect any prices to go down. If you "gotta go, just go."
Posted in: U.S. transportation chief: 5 Airlines probed for price-gouging
noriyosan73Jul. 25, 2015 - 12:24PM JST
The agency needs to do tv promos to teach people what do if someone falls. PUSH THE RED BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OR TOP. 99% of the people don't know it is there to stop the stairs. A good item to survey here is where is the emergency stop button on the stairs or the local train platform. It would make a cute anime.
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators
noriyosan73Jul. 21, 2015 - 12:52AM JST
In 2014 the population of the USA was 319 million people. Every day, about ten people died from unintentional drowning. Of these, two are children aged 14 or younger. Drowning ranks fifth among the leading causes of unintentional injury death in the United States. Japan's population was 126 million. Swimming is a very popular activity especially in cities that schools with indoor and outdoor pools or private homes that have pools. Japanese schools need to change the PE programs in the junior high schools and require students to learn to swim. In USA schools students participate in two or three sports rather than just one per year. Sometime change can save lives.
Posted in: 8 dead in water-related accidents on Sunday
noriyosan73Jul. 18, 2015 - 11:56PM JST
Why so many drowning? It is not part of the culture to teach children to swim at a very young age. Some women in the USA prefer to deliver their babies under water. Swimming lessons are very popular and if a family has a pool, it has to have a fence and locked gate around it in the USA. There a hundreds of swimming pools in the Japanese junior high schools that are utilized only by the swim team. Students choose a sport in Japan and practice it almost 7 days a week (ridiculous) and during PE. In the USA students rotate through sports in PE, and swimming is often one of them even in cold climate states because the pools are inside of the buildings. The ability to swim and survive for an hour without touching the bottom of a pool in the PE class in Japan would be a start to prevent deaths. It won't happen, it isn't in the culture.
Posted in: 13-year-old boy drowns after jumping into sea from pier
noriyosan73Jul. 18, 2015 - 09:44AM JST
As someone already said at the beginning of "W" conquest of the Afghanistan and Iraq, "When your son or daughter does not come home, will you still be as enthusiastic?" Japan needs to spend its money on replacing the USA military by assuming total responsibility for military bases, etc. in Japan. Get that done, then think about NK and China and fighting shoulder to shoulder with another nation's forces. The best defense is a great offense.
Posted in: If security bills that would allow Japan to use its Self-Defense Forces to defend an ally are passed in the Diet, do you think Japan would be compelled to fight a war alongside the U.S.?
noriyosan73Jul. 11, 2015 - 11:45PM JST
What did the government expect - honesty? Raise the fee to 2000 yen and make it mandatory.
Posted in: Only half of Mount Fuji climbers paying voluntary fee
noriyosan73Jul. 11, 2015 - 10:05AM JST
Nobody in Greece has ever died of the "over worked syndrome" that exists in Japan. Nobody in Japan who works in a regular job gets two weeks of paid vacation just because he or she works for a local fast food. Nobody retires in Japan at age 50 with full health benefits unless he or she wins the lottery. Do not worry, Japan is not even close to the financial situation that Greece has. Japan pays it bills and the UN's bills. The Greeks should say thank you to all the countries that have put up with the Greek Games.
Posted in: Japanese should take heed of Greece's woes
noriyosan73Jul. 09, 2015 - 10:25AM JST
Any visitor can take the Japan Rail Pass and travel everywhere in Japan for 30 days. What does one see/ Japan. To know Japan, the traveler must visit Kyoto.
Posted in: Kyoto voted world's best city to visit by Travel + Leisure magazine
noriyosan73Jul. 06, 2015 - 03:32PM JST
Texting is a waste of time. Disconnect. "it's all about me" attitude that contributes to the dumbing down of the Japanese student. Principals may ask, "Why learn English?" Why learn Japanese when the new Japanese language is texting? It is a lot easier to be angry and bully using texting than face to face conversation.
Posted in: Do you think that constant use of abbreviations while texting messages or sending email is having an adverse effect on your spelling, grammar and punctuation?
noriyosan73Jul. 06, 2015 - 12:02AM JST
warispeace - WHATEVER! September 9, tanks, missiles, marching soldiers, October 1, tanks, missiles, marching soldiers; June 10, tanks, missiles, marching soldiers, July 14, military equipment and soldiers in uniform. JULY 4, all of the celebrations mentioned in the article, beautiful fireworks for FREE, 100,000s of people to enjoy, and family traditions.
Posted in: America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer
noriyosan73Jul. 03, 2015 - 01:28PM JST
10,000 soldiers from only 5 countries can eliminate this problem. Send in the troops. Any troops, just NOT USA troops. Like the lead goose in the V, it's YOUR turn.
Posted in: U.S. says drone strike kills senior Islamic State leader
Sep. 02, 2015 - 11:42PM JST
There you go again, Keystone is the Koch Brother's tar sands pipeline to the Gulf of…
Posted in: Obama stares down melting Alaska glacier to sound alarm on climate chang
Sep. 02, 2015 - 11:34PM JST
My little brother's constant lament when we were in primary school and he didn't like the…
Posted in: Daikon is most eaten vegetable in Japan: survey
@laguan yeah i agree with you there. nevertheless soot is not co2.
Sep. 02, 2015 - 11:33PM JST
What a pathetic loser, hitting an innocent girl with a hammer? Japanese men are the biggest…
Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting 16-year-old girl in Utsunomiya
Sep. 02, 2015 - 11:30PM JST
21km /hour on that polished floor, officer dibble will end up head first in the car…
Posted in: On patrol