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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
noriyosan73Jul. 02, 2015 - 09:31AM JST
Everyone loves a blow-hard, and he is a classic. For all those who saw "W" as a loose canon or cowboy, elect him. He may have the right answer for economic problems, border protection, a multitude of other problems, but war is not one of them. He has absolutely no possibility of being elected, but "money talks" and he can buy all the time he wants on the media. Why does the media continue to give coverage for him, because in the media business, "If it bleeds, it leads." He isn't bleeding, he is bellowing, and should not be taken seriously.
Posted in: Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA; Macy's dumps Trump
noriyosan73Jul. 02, 2015 - 09:26AM JST
Work is............ Actually, they do work very hard and are receive very little appreciation. It makes sense to start early. The citizen who needs services needs to start his/her day early. Less congestion at both ends of the work day is just one reason. Less demand on nukes to produce electricity is another. Change is difficult.
Posted in: Gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August
noriyosan73Jun. 29, 2015 - 10:30PM JST
The War Between the States is the term that was used in the southern states in the first half of the 20th century in the USA for the northern states' Civil War term. Slavery was not the only reason the South rebelled against the Union. Most young men in the CSA army did not come from families' who owned slaves. They were "poor dirt farmer" boys who believed that the government headed by President Lincoln had gone too far by passing laws the restricted other commerce and the states' right to determine what was best for its citizens. The issue of "States' Rights" continues today in issues such as voter ID (which President Obama's government opposes), education (Creationism as a required subject in Texas' biology classes), and health insurance. Slavery was and is wrong.
Posted in: Civil War buffs on Confederate flag debate: It's complicated
noriyosan73Jun. 27, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
What's up? The temperature? In northern California the temperature was 48 degrees on the back deck. Nukes, solar and hydro are the only way to survive.
Posted in: Gov't to stop inefficient coal-fired power plants being built
noriyosan73Jun. 24, 2015 - 01:32PM JST
When is the media going to stop with "if it bleeds, it leads?" The media jumps like a puppet when China makes a statement. IGNORE the Chinese media, aka China's big, fat mouth, and just cover the important events. China is hacking every computer system and government in the world. It knows more about will happen than the average citizen knows what happened. Boycott all Chinese products and charge all citizen an extra fee to travel there.
Posted in: China slams Western misconceptions of its role in World War II
noriyosan73Jun. 19, 2015 - 12:55PM JST
In every building there are restrooms that have hot air blowers to dry hands. The message underneath the button says, "Push for a message from a possible future leader." Everyone needs 15 minutes of fame, and the USA media keeps giving it to him every day, day after day after day. Las Vegas has his odds of winning the presidency at 50/1."Got money?"
Posted in: Trump drops Neil Young song
noriyosan73Jun. 19, 2015 - 12:46PM JST
Is anyone paying attention to this headline as Japan's tourist industry encourages and expects a tremendous increase in tourism until after the Olympics?
Posted in: S Korea's MERS death toll rises to 23
noriyosan73Jun. 19, 2015 - 12:43PM JST
"Several hundred?" Insane. Several thousand are waiting for decisions. It is not just ESTA problems for permission to visit the USA, it is applications for green cards for Japanese who married an American citizen, students who want to continue study in the USA, and Japanese students who need a renewal of a temporary work permit in their field. The government always says the same sentence. "Mistakes were made." It is like "mistakes" are just floating around in the universe like clouds in the sky. Suddenly, a mistake decides to land on someone government agency. It never falls on the head of the director because government competency is like military intelligence. Neither one exists The Japanese need a "Staycation" this year. Spend your money at home, or if there is no other choice, in any country other than the USA.
Posted in: Thousands face U.S. travel misery after visa glitch
noriyosan73Jun. 19, 2015 - 12:32PM JST
If 70 countries sent 10,000 soldiers to the area over Syria, et al, objections, there would be no IS, et al. Problem solved. Instead of making a commitment such as that, they look to the USA to solve the problem. Unfortunately, Mr. Obama is getting pulled back in "W's" wars, and the Magnificent Seventy will be standing there brushing off their hands. Problem solved.
Posted in: Over 70 countries demand Syria stop deadly aerial attacks
Jul. 30, 2015 - 05:10PM JST
I hope this is not the case for the empress.
Posted in: Empress may have heart ailment
Jul. 30, 2015 - 05:07PM JST
Funny how english and japanese messages differ: targeting directly Hermes in english, while "only" stating that…
Posted in: Thick Skin
Jul. 30, 2015 - 05:02PM JST
Finally got to see The Last movie a couple of days ago and it was well…
Posted in: Another 'Naruto' sequel? 'No way. Please, let me rest,' pleads series creator
Jul. 30, 2015 - 05:01PM JST
I have numerous friends and acquaintances that do business with fellow business types from China…
Posted in: Japan shouldn't cave to foreign pressure on PM war anniversary remarks, says aide