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rickyveeSep. 02, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
no, that kickstarter is for motion capture, not reactive/touchable 3D. totally different applications and technology.
i'm not sold on these headgears. i think holograms are a better idea and there's no need to the cluncky head gear.
Posted in: Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3D technology
rickyveeSep. 02, 2014 - 01:41PM JST
that's an unusual collocation because parents don't really "dominate" their kids. i think "domineering" would match the story better.
Posted in: Man who dismembered mother goes on trial
rickyveeSep. 02, 2014 - 09:27AM JST
i'm sure there were tons of people who always used their cell phones during this banned period, and yet no single accident has ever occured as a result. this rule has always been based more on fear and not exactly science.
Posted in: Japan OKs use of smartphones, tablets during plane takeoffs, landings
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 05:01PM JST
perhaps the man hated the barking of the pomeranian dog. those dogs can be quite urusai!
Posted in: Man killed in Osaka residence; nextdoor neighbor arrested
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 05:00PM JST
if the animals aren't endangered, then it should be no business of other countries.
Posted in: Dolphin-hunting season kicks off in Taiji
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 01:31PM JST
criminal: Who are you?!?!
chibatman: I'm Chibatman.
criminal: (laugiing uncontrollably) No. Seriously. Come on. Hahahaha. Who are you really.
Posted in: Chiba Batman
rickyveeSep. 01, 2014 - 01:25PM JST
i get the feeling that most posters are clueless about anti-monopoly laws and why it's wrong and illegal. just because you get cheaper books doesn't make it less offensive to use strong-arm tactics forcing plubishers to pay higher commission fees.
Posted in: Japanese publishers blast new Amazon book sale rules
rickyveeAug. 29, 2014 - 11:56AM JST
while abe is not my cup of tea, too many commentators, paid and unpaid, can't wait for him to fail and will jump upon any data to validate their i-told-you-so mentality. the effects of most gov't stimulus measures take anywhere from one to two years to take hold. but myopic voters, and commentators, demand immediate gratification. unfortunately, japan does not have a plan B. so we should all be rooting for him to succeed on this front.
Posted in: Japan's economy stalls as incomes, spending languish
rickyveeAug. 29, 2014 - 09:41AM JST
and sales of hello kitty plunge the world over...smart move sanrio.
but i love the back story behind HK...a girl living in london with a pet cat named charmy.
Posted in: Hello Kitty not a cat, has never been: Sanrio
rickyveeAug. 29, 2014 - 09:36AM JST
i wonder how many other people caught it but didn't know it was dengue fever. i hope this isn't the tip of the iceberg. for adults, it's not a big deal but for kids and infants, it could be fatal.
Posted in: 3 dengue fever infections blamed on mosquitoes in Yoyogi Park
rickyveeAug. 28, 2014 - 03:42PM JST
i don't think she is lying. she created stap cells, but perhaps by accident or perhaps as a result of unsterile lab conditions. that s why she hasn't backed down on her claims.
i think the real problem is that why wasn't her mistake found out much earlier? her co-authors, research head and many others all failed in their basic duties. if you want to label anyone incompetent, it would be them.
Posted in: Riken says it was unable to replicate stem cell results
rickyveeAug. 28, 2014 - 09:43AM JST
"special English zones" is such a laughable idea. how about simply introducing English conversation classes in jr high and high school? get rid of grammar translation as the primary method for learning English.
i think tourists like the fact that there is a language barrier. they have to be quite inventive in order to manage ordering in a restaurant or asking people for help.
Posted in: Special English zones proposed as part of Cool Japan tourism initiative
rickyveeAug. 28, 2014 - 09:33AM JST
that is awfully fast to say that they haven't been able to replicate her research. after dolly the sheep was cloned from human mammary glands, hence the ms. parton name, it took scientists over a year to replicate the same procedure.
i think it's a bit much to say that there was fraud perpetrated by obokata. many scientists believe that the cells might have been improperly stored or infected during the stap process.
rickyveeAug. 27, 2014 - 05:00PM JST
i don't think she necessarily had to travel anywhere outside of saitama to get dengue fever. in the summer, honshu feels like a tropical sauna. so it's perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Posted in: Japan sees 1st dengue fever case in nearly 70 years
rickyveeAug. 27, 2014 - 09:23AM JST
epcochal might be the biggest understatment ever. although this is 10 years too late, it's better late than never.
Posted in: Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch
rickyveeAug. 26, 2014 - 05:20PM JST
while her suicide, and the many other suicides that have occured since 3.11, is tragic, suing tepco for compensation is the wrong approach. it's the taxpayers who will be paying for it in the end while the people really responsible (i.e. nuclear energy bureaucrats and tepco officials) will suffer little or not at all. they need to be held criminally negligent.
Posted in: Court orders TEPCO to pay Y49 mil over Fukushima evacuee's suicide
rickyveeAug. 26, 2014 - 11:44AM JST
your data is all over the place, and you seem to be trying to fill in the gaps of knowledge with guesses and not facts.
another possible reason for the higher incidence rate is that all kids are being tested, which is unprecendented. the sampe size you quote from is the average popluation with only a few thousand people being tested. furthermore, testing equipment is hyper sensitive and is detecting the tiniest of lesions. Experts have warned that this could be a reason for the higher incedence rate: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/09/fukushima-children-debate-thyroid-cancer-japan-disaster-nuclear-radiation
Posted in: 57 Fukushima children suffering from thyroid cancer
rickyveeAug. 25, 2014 - 04:14PM JST
damn it hongo, you beat me to the punch!
i guess when your poll numbers are falling, you need to kiss a little domestic behinds.
Posted in: Abe visits Hiroshima to view landslide damage
rickyveeAug. 25, 2014 - 12:19PM JST
and yet japan refuses to budge on hiring more foreign workers, especially in the construction industry. get over your fear of foreigners before it's too late.
Posted in: Japanese firms hit by labor crunch
rickyveeAug. 25, 2014 - 11:05AM JST
i'd like to see you back that up with a link.
Posted in: Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:50AM JST
Well, I got the sense. The class action will follow soon.
Posted in: Novartis Japan admits concealing drug side effects
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:46AM JST
Goto has admitted he had exercised “excessive discipline” on his charge, Kawano said.
What he did…
Posted in: Sailor's suicide caused by bullying, MSDF admits
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:44AM JST
Guess what? There is no such place as "Hakota" in Ibaraki.
Posted in: Dump truck driver arrested over death of 7-year-old boy
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:42AM JST
Frungy : ... but most people can't grasp the size and scope of even the U.S.…
Posted in: World events endanger Obama legacy
Sep. 03, 2014 - 01:39AM JST
Really? Lollie gets to decide how long he stays in the bank, not the bank?
Posted in: Justice system finds little trust among African-Americans