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shanabelleApr. 18, 2014 - 10:32AM JST
This ferry previously belonged to the A-line based in Amami. Strangely their other similar car ferry, the Ariake tipped over unexpectedly and sank in a similar fashion in Jaqpanese waters in 2009. Luckily all survived, but I suspect there is a problem with these big ferries somehow...
Posted in: Confused, chaotic scenes described on sinking ferry
shanabelleApr. 17, 2014 - 11:37PM JST
This ferry was previously one of the A-line fleet that is based in Amami Oshima. Strangely enough one of their similar type ferries over-turned a few years back..no-one died but the accident was blamed on poor loading and waves hitting it side on. Maybe a design issue?
Posted in: Abe offers sympathy, help to S Korea over ferry disaster
shanabelleApr. 15, 2014 - 03:06PM JST
Shameful, but read 'any National University in Japan' into this too...the end of fiscal year spending spree is a disgrace.
Posted in: RIKEN splashed cash on luxury furniture to use up budget: magazine
shanabelleApr. 11, 2014 - 02:43PM JST
Tony is always 'very confident'....any chance to geed his talking head before the international media.
The actual organizations conducting the search are not making such huge proclammations as yet.
Posted in: Australian PM 'very confident' signals are from missing jet
shanabelleApr. 11, 2014 - 02:40PM JST
I love this show!
Posted in: CNN bringing back Anthony Bourdain's hot series
shanabelleApr. 09, 2014 - 10:38AM JST
Go to jail. Do not pass go.
Posted in: Your Party leader Watanabe resigns over Y800 mil loan scandal
shanabelleApr. 09, 2014 - 10:37AM JST
Hearing the testimony, particularly about their emails...he sound like a volatile control freak. Why she stayed with him after all of the tantrums and threats ....?
Posted in: Pistorius wails while recalling shooting
shanabelleMar. 17, 2014 - 10:28PM JST
The Dingo....the Homy....but Cedric tops them all I think.
Posted in: What do you think of the names that Japanese automakers give to their cars?
shanabelleMar. 12, 2014 - 09:50PM JST
Mad Men revisited....what year is it Skymark?
Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines
shanabelleMar. 12, 2014 - 09:48PM JST
These air raid hats are a bit much!!!
Posted in: Earthquake drill
shanabelleMar. 12, 2014 - 09:46PM JST
Very sad news.
Posted in: Father of Olympic wrestling champion Saori Yoshida found dead in car
shanabelleMar. 11, 2014 - 02:45PM JST
Racist thugs in football....who would have thought...
Posted in: 'Japanese only' banner scandal hits J-League
shanabelleMar. 11, 2014 - 10:20AM JST
Football and thugs...what a surprise.
shanabelleMar. 04, 2014 - 04:12PM JST
The poor girl, I hope she has a full recovery. The owner should be charged.
Posted in: 7-year-old Japanese girl mauled by 4 dogs in New Zealand
shanabelleMar. 03, 2014 - 04:00PM JST
Posted in: 18-year-old youth arrested over murder of Mie girl last August
shanabelleMar. 01, 2014 - 09:36PM JST
Posted in: Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis
shanabelleFeb. 24, 2014 - 02:26PM JST
He had a lot of courage when up against those gun nuts. I think his heart is in the right place on so many issues, but his style did not suit the US audience it seems.
Posted in: CNN to pull plug on Piers Morgan show
shanabelleFeb. 21, 2014 - 10:32PM JST
Stupid oaf just who just keeps on keeping on.
Show him the door please.
Posted in: Mori slammed for critical remarks about Asada
shanabelleFeb. 14, 2014 - 02:13PM JST
They are a great idea! Should be worldwide!
Posted in: Love hotel business booming in Japan
shanabelleFeb. 14, 2014 - 02:11PM JST
Sad to see Plushenko go out like this, he was so brilliant in his prime. He has given Hanyu a lot of support apparently, so now we true have a changing of the guard. Hanyu was brilliant in the short. I hope he goes all the way and gets the gold!
Posted in: Hanyu stars as Plushenko bows out
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:30PM JST
Graham DeShazo you are the model voice of reason! Please run for president of this country…
Posted in: Ministry says it's OK for 'baby cars' to hog space on public transport
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:24PM JST
Very interesting question.
Geopolitically I'd have to say yes. Geographically no. In terms of its alliances…
Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West?
Dont get an anime boyfriend, get a real man,
The problem is that "real men" have…
Posted in: Advice from Japanese women on dealing with boyfriend’s anime girlfriend
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:23PM JST
Another powder to get you high. I'll be interested to try it.
Posted in: Powdered alcohol for U.S. market hits label snag
Apr. 24, 2014 - 12:22PM JST
For your claim if you are telling the truth. My article there says Emperor…
Posted in: 146 Japanese lawmakers visit Yasukuni shrine