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sfjp330Jun. 20, 2013 - 08:21AM JST
China simply does not want a nuclear arms race in the East Asia and they know if North Korea does not give up it nuclear weapons program then there is a strong chance that Japan or South Korea will start building nuclear bombs quickly. If I was Japan or South Korea I would want to nuke up to counter North Korea if they do more testing.
Posted in: China, North Korea hold strategic talks in Beijing
sfjp330Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:52AM JST
Article states: "and is still in use today by Japan’s Ground and Maritime Self-Defense Forces."
Are these Korean students plan to protest against the Japan's Ground and Maritime Self-Defense Forces? it's pointless to reason with these students who has a view of extreme prejudice. I just wish that media would not give these students any more coverage than they deserve.
Posted in: Korean campaigns for removal of Japanese flag from French stores
sfjp330Jun. 20, 2013 - 07:26AM JST
Van Halen is great but I've always enjoyed Guns N' Roses sound more. They're both great performers, but they don't compare to Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and the Led Zepplin.
Posted in: Van Halen opens first tour of Japan in 15 years
sfjp330Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:54AM JST
Even when the economy was going great in Japan in the early 90's, the suicide rate was around 22,000 to
24,000 a year. If they believe they have failed at something or will be a burden to their family, they will commit this act. Unfortunately in Japanese culture there's no room for human error. The increasing levels of stress on businessmen and other workers who have suffered enormous hardship in Japan.
Posted in: No. of suicides drops below 30,000 for first time in 15 years
sfjp330Jun. 20, 2013 - 04:33AM JST
weapon Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:04AM JST Why does the weight matter? The center of gravity more then makes up for the weight. When you have some of the best handling, good speed and acceleration, what does it matter?
Weight matters alot. Tesla S weighs 4650 lbs, and the battery pack weighs 900 lbs, this is a very heavy car. It takes alot more energy to move this much weight. Comparable performer, the BMW 535 weights 4050 lbs with 3.0 6 cylinder, at 300hp and the engine weighs 375lbs. Since Tesla battery pack weighs 525 lbs then the BMW, it's same as if you are carrying three passengers in your car. BMW has freeway range of 400 miles and it only takes 5 minutes to fill it up.
Posted in: Panasonic delivers over 100 million lithium-ion battery cells for Tesla Model S
sfjp330Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:34AM JST
Get Real... the transition in Japan is from finishing school to working in Japanese companies and commuting on the sardine packed train every day. If you ever worked in Japan, you will know real soon what transition means.
sfjp330Jun. 19, 2013 - 08:24AM JST
abitsJun. 18, 2013 - 12:41AM JST As imperfect as any democratic process is, the transfer of the presidency from Ahmadinejad to Rohani in a peaceful, orderly manner speaks loudly.
Speaks loudly? Election means nothing. He was one of the hand picked candidates selected by Khamenei and the ruling counsel. There were no moderates in any meaningful sense of the word, nor any real choice. Iran is now talking about sending troops to Syria. Is he going to cancel that? Stop the nuclear program? Say nice things about Israel? Name one thing in which he is an improvement over his predecessor.
Posted in: U.S. says Iran election may be hopeful sign for resolving nuclear dispute
sfjp330Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:53AM JST
What we now have is a shift in what is acceptable in the world of liberty. There was a time when the spying on individuals by Russia, China and other nations was thought as an invasion on freedom of Democracy. The U.S. as a model of “best practice” has now established such limitations are now ancient history and spying on the population is perfectly acceptable in any democracy.
Posted in: Is Edward Snowden who blew the whistle on vast surveillance programs run by the National Security Agency that trawl through telephone and Internet records a hero or traitor?
sfjp330Jun. 19, 2013 - 07:30AM JST
Article states: "The number of people who committed suicide in Japan in 2012 was 27,858"
That equal out to 76 suicides per day, or 1 every 20 minutes. I'd wager to guess it's actually far higher than that, that those numbers are grossly under-reported. The pressure in Japan is unbearable for those who can not make the transition.
sfjp330Jun. 19, 2013 - 04:07AM JST
tokyodoumo...People in Japan always worry about what others feel. This is why Japan is known as country with two faces. Many Japanese apologize and they don't know what they are apologizing for. I rather see her honest with her actions. It's up to Ms. Yaguchi. It's her life and she has her own reasons. Respect her boundaries. Low life Wada should just stay out of it. Would you want people like Wada to be your neighbor that has nothing but negative gossips to spread? No thanks.
Posted in: Wada says Mari Yaguchi should apologize over illicit affair
sfjp330Jun. 19, 2013 - 03:54AM JST
Jan Claudius WeirauchJun. 18, 2013 - 09:42AM JST Why not put barriers in the supermarkets - like in Germany you go in, but you only can exit when going trough a register. You have an entry door which opens automatic from outside and en exit door which opens from inside only.
On a high theft stores, maybe security has to make the exit area similar to Costco where you have to show receipt for the items you purchase to the security personnel. You need to also have presence of overhead security cameras as evidence as they match against the receipt.
Posted in: Shoplifting on the increase
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 08:41AM JST
I don't think many of us should be too surprised by Cameron. Anyone who has monitored U.K. politics for a while are aware that Cameron arrived at the top of the conservative party without much more than a tad of charisma. The fact that his party could not manage to gain a majority of the seats in the commons speaks as much to the resurgence of the lib dems...as it does the lack of Cameron's ability to convince Brits he was the right man for the job. The questions becomes, will Cameron need to prove himself on the international stage or lead England further into the abyss that its struggling to emerge from?
Posted in: Welcome
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 08:10AM JST
Cortes ElijahJun. 18, 2013 - 08:01AM JST She should apologize. Imagine what her young fans would think?
What for? She should be entitled to her own privacy like everybody else. Nobody should tell her what to do. There is no apology needed. Why is Wada getting involved in other people's business? Maybe because she's not getting any? I really don't care what Yaguchi does in her private life, whether she likes missionary position or not.
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 07:53AM JST
If businesses had to absorb their own losses, I'll bet there would be one helluva lot less shoplifting going on. Shoplifters have simply given retailers an excuse to raise their prices to cover their losses and pad their profits, all at the same time. Many large retailers do inventory once every six months and call their losses. Then they collect insurance for the loss. Guess who actually pays for the loss. Consumers do. What a racket!
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 07:32AM JST
bajhista65 Jun. 18, 2013 - 02:28AM JST A reason to invade Iraq not for getting Sadam but for the oil. USA destoryed Iraq and Haliburton have a contract to rebuild it. Only the stupids cannot analyze the true facts and ploy.
Yes, U.S. didn't find WMD in Iraq after Powell went to United Nations. It turn out to be a big lie. I suppose it is not that they hate Americans but they strongly disagree with the American government's foreign policy. I do not think it is fair to blame people for disliking Americans because of their President or their Government policy. However, America is democracy, the government's policy is supposedly reflecting the American people's sentiments. Most of the Americans have strong oppositions or opinions to U.S. middle east and far east policies, which has been the continue problem. How do expect U.S. military keeps spending $700 billion a year to patrol the world? It is not substainable.
Posted in: Cheney defends U.S. spy programs
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 05:22AM JST
It is very important not to slip in blaming remarks as Wada has done. Even if Yaguchi apologize now, it will likely dilute the effectiveness of the apology if not incur further hurt and misunderstanding requiring further apologies yet. Our society seems to have moved toward “quick–fix” apologies. Often apologies are just words strung together to sound like “I’m sorry”, but with no impact or behavioral component. And regarless if she agree to apologize now, the apologies have lost some of their power.
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 04:37AM JST
These Japanese protester see things from their own perspective. There are significant number of people in Japan and Korea that have hard time reconciling the past. It has unleashed the hostility of threatened Japanese who realize the country is changing in ways that make them less powerful and less important than they always thought was their right. The fact that there is no place for this kind of act in Japan. Unfortunately, there are grievances among angry young people out there, not just in Japan but throughout the world. Things will improve for Japanese and Korean people when they work together to support each other in meaningful ways.
Posted in: 8 arrested in Tokyo after two groups clash over hate speech against Koreans
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 04:01AM JST
bijhista65, The reason is simple: the Bush Administration and its Congressional committee have refused at every turn to allow for any oversight at all, even though Democratic Senators have asked for such bi-partisan review for years. Halliburton paid over $2 million in campaign contributions to Republicans as hush money to keep the terms of the contracts. Iraq for sale tells the story of that gruesome ride for profits. Halliburton's stock has risen substantially since the invasion of Iraq.
sfjp330Jun. 18, 2013 - 03:44AM JST
The battery pack in Tesla weighs heavy 900 lbs. (400kg)! and comparable conventional internal combustion engine produces 400hp of hp in Porsche 911, BMW 4.4 or Nissan V6 engine and still weighs less than 280 lbs., which is less than one third of the weight of tesla powerplant. What this tells you is that Tesla got long way to go to be comparable to performance and range of internal combustion engine.
sfjp330Jun. 15, 2013 - 06:48AM JST
@weapon, Batteries are a dead end technology for cars. Period. it may work for short range commuter cars. but it doesn't work if you acutally want to go anyplace near it's max range.
Jun. 20, 2013 - 10:57AM JST
His name should be 稲妻
They will never suspect him of striking in the same place…
Posted in: Convenience store believed to have been robbed by same man twice
At least they will have better UI than PS4..
Posted in: Gamer outrage prompts Xbox One policy change
Jun. 20, 2013 - 10:56AM JST
Missing option: Brian Boitano, the great sports celebrity and role model for all children asking themselves:…
Posted in: Which pop culture character do you think is the most recognizable on the planet?
Jun. 20, 2013 - 10:54AM JST
Terrible news. Condolences to the family. This is an actor I will truly miss seeing perform…
Posted in: 'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51
Jun. 20, 2013 - 10:53AM JST
I'm guessing that this is not the kind of repeat business the store was looking for.