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ogtobNov. 28, 2013 - 04:08PM JST
If the Fukushima rice tests at less than 100 becquerels per kilo it's as safe as any Japan produce you're buying in the store because that is the national safety standard limit to be allowed to sell rice and vegetables.
Posted in: Imperial palace receives Fukushima rice at emperor's request
ogtobNov. 23, 2013 - 10:07PM JST
I wonder what Mao would think of all the children of rich Politburo members running around Chinese cities. It's as if what he fought against came to be once again.
Posted in: China sets air defense zone over area containing disputed islands
ogtobNov. 23, 2013 - 09:44PM JST
Forget about Bo Xilai, pollution, and all the politicians getting rich; we'll make you hate Japanese for an Island that they've controlled for over 100 years.
ogtobOct. 24, 2013 - 12:44PM JST
Taj, Look at Google Maps again. Imeedeiately west and south of the Town office area is near where the landslide was, but further north, around the airport, is basically the flattest place on what is essentially a volcanic mountain sticking out of the ocean. I stand by my assessment as the north being the safest if you are weathering out the storm on the Island (and it actually turns out to be a bad storm).
The wannabe cameraman everywhere must be annoying for the locals and rescuers trying to do their job. In a news clip I saw over the weekend there appeared to be more cameramen than there were evacuees at the shelter.
Posted in: Dozens flee Izu Oshima ahead of new typhoon
ogtobOct. 24, 2013 - 10:58AM JST
Given how rough the ocean is at the moment, I think it would be safer just to evacuate to the north end of the Island where it's flat. It seems like a bit of an overreaction to leave unless you have a health condition that requires a constant power supply. Besides, I would want to be onsite to inspect my property after the warnings are called off.
ogtobOct. 17, 2013 - 09:16AM JST
I smell sour grapes.
Posted in: Architect says 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium too big
ogtobOct. 03, 2013 - 06:58PM JST
Perhaps the key was the thing she forgot.
Posted in: Teen girl dies while trying to climb into 2nd story of own home
ogtobJun. 05, 2013 - 10:12PM JST
Why haven't you reported this?
Posted in: TEPCO admits radioactive cesium in water flowing into Fukushima plant
ogtobJun. 05, 2013 - 05:30PM JST
Well if he achieves annual growth of 3% then raising th income should follow by default.
45,000 * 1.34 = 60,300.
I should be noted that with inflation targeted at 2%, he is only talking about real growth of 1%, (3%-2%).
Posted in: Abe outlines reform strategy; pledges to raise incomes by 3%
ogtobMar. 06, 2013 - 09:32PM JST
I challenge the assumption given in this article that new high school graduates make double of JPY 150,000 per month.
Posted in: Sumo wrestlers grapple with tradition
ogtobFeb. 15, 2013 - 10:37AM JST
Basroil, I wonder what your position is on liberalization of the energy market. For example separating power generation from power transmission and opening up power generation to more competition.
Also how do you explain the "safetry theater" of the Japan nuclear industry that has resulted in an output vs. capacity ratio that is less than half of other countries such as, for example, the USA.
Posted in: Tohoku Electric seeks gov't OK to hike power rates
ogtobFeb. 14, 2013 - 05:12PM JST
Anyone else thinking "bath salts"? I beleive they sell all those "herbs" in Guam.
Posted in: 3rd victim dies after Guam rampage; suspect held on $2 mil bail
ogtobJan. 31, 2013 - 03:03PM JST
Two words: slippery slope.
Posted in: Abe says he intends to change constitution
ogtobJan. 29, 2013 - 05:00PM JST
Why is the location of the school off topic? My first reaction was, "what kind of douche would do something to children whose quality of life already extremely negatively affected by the meltdowns of the nearby reactors?"
Posted in: 16-year-old arrested for injuring 6 students in school classroom in Fukushima
ogtobJan. 24, 2013 - 09:13AM JST
Don't forget about the right wing nut job who tried to drive his van into Fukushima Daichi during the height of the meltdown crisis and was turned away but somehow got his van inside of Fukushima Daini and drove around playing patriotic music..
They'll probably make a checklist and say it's safe because they checked the box.
Posted in: Reactors must be terror-proof as well as quake-proof: regulator
ogtobJan. 18, 2013 - 07:13PM JST
One problem is the velocity of money. Increased liquidity along with stimulus can increase confidence which can lead to a higher money multiplier. The tricky (impossible?) part is to reign in liquidity and stimulus once the party gets started.
Posted in: Germany concerned about Japan's economic policy
ogtobJan. 02, 2013 - 09:38AM JST
The article failed to mention that, despite his tough talk, he is a spineless quitter who unexpectedly resigned his first premiership because he couldn't handle it. Just another hereditary politician with nothing more than family history and money as credentials. Let's see if he can beat his earlier mark of just under 12 months in office. For the sake of Japan, good luck Mr. Abe.
Posted in: Abe wants to replace landmark 1995 war apology
ogtobNov. 21, 2012 - 11:30PM JST
We know what they are against, but what are they for?
Posted in: Kamei to form yet another political party
ogtobNov. 21, 2012 - 11:27PM JST
I guess his mother decided he was too much of a dolt to finance this election campaign.
ogtobNov. 06, 2012 - 10:04AM JST
I think he must have learned the "I don't remember" defense from a drunken Japanese salaryman. Not remembering doesn't have anything to do with whether or not you did it.
Posted in: U.S. serviceman says he doesn't remember punching boy
Dec. 06, 2013 - 10:58PM JST
Awwww...poor guy......wasn't invited?
Posted in: Children threatened with death if school doesn't cancel 'bonenkai'
Dec. 06, 2013 - 10:56PM JST
Logic fail. If the debt is "already unsustainable," then Japan's economy would have crashed by now.…
Posted in: Cabinet OKs Y5.5 trillion stimulus package to offset tax hike effect
Dec. 06, 2013 - 10:52PM JST
Funny to read the shrinking number of Obama defenders -- now mostly non-Americans -- shrieking at…
Posted in: White House says Obama did meet uncle reprieved from deportation
Dec. 06, 2013 - 10:51PM JST
As if Abe or any Japanese politician cared any bit for the histories of countries other…
Posted in: Abe pays tribute to Nelson Mandela; may attend funeral
Dec. 06, 2013 - 10:49PM JST
Congo used to be French Congo. So, people from France and other European countries must be…
Posted in: Japanese diplomat held over arson, embezzlement at embassy in Congo