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theResidentMar. 26, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
Well deserved. The only thing I find marginally lacking on ANA is the in flight entertainment. Everything else is right up there with the very best of them.
Posted in: ANA receives SKYTRAX's highest 5-star rating for 3rd consecutive year
theResidentMar. 24, 2015 - 02:18PM JST
Thanks for the info via America Raymond - Very useful.
A Tokyo Resident.
Posted in: First cherry trees blossom in Tokyo 2 days earlier than last year
theResidentFeb. 24, 2015 - 12:21PM JST
I don't see whats in for ANA - but I don't see the taxpayers having to recue ANA anytime in the ear future either. What makes you think that some14some?
Posted in: ANA joins bid to rescue bankrupt Skymark Airlines
theResidentFeb. 15, 2015 - 10:34AM JST
@Selchuk Driss: If you have time to read Japan Today, I'm sure you have time to read other press. Unless you are a living on Mars and don't read ANY English language publication, I'm sure most know who he is. He won 4 Grammys this week. No - He may not be so big in Japan (yet) - but I think he will be in time, and judging by the mark up for the tickets for his promo this coming week there MUST be a certain following. For a 30 minute set, its quite staggering.
Posted in: Mr Smith goes to Tokyo
theResidentDec. 05, 2014 - 04:32PM JST
They waited so long so that they could get Sam Mendes back, as he did such a good job with Skyfall. - He had prior commitments. Originally, the film was planned to be out THIS Christmas.
Posted in: Next Bond film will be called 'SPECTRE'
theResidentDec. 01, 2014 - 03:38PM JST
Posted in: What's the best onsen facility you have been to in Japan?
theResidentNov. 29, 2014 - 07:49PM JST
@sherman: suggest read article properly.
Posted in: Qantas and Japan Airlines give Jetstar Japan a funding boost
theResidentNov. 15, 2014 - 10:55AM JST
Bertie - I think you need to find some middle ground.
Posted in: GDP data make-or-break for snap election
theResidentOct. 06, 2014 - 12:12PM JST
@Brainiac: I have to disagree with you. Source first is normally the key when it comes to the argument between CD and Vinyl, coupled with the qualirt of the original master for older music on CD. Vinyl sounding better is NOT a myth - but you need a very good turntable and a very good pre-amp to make it worth its while over a 'good' CD player. Garbage in = Garbage out.
I'm lucky enough to have both a fantastic CD player AND the amps and speakers to reproduce music very well.
Compressed downloads are just plain old rubbish - hence the argument can go back to a thread last week on that very subject. I just don't see why anybody would the spend the same amount of money on a 256K download from itunes over the actual CD. However...@Zichi, there is of course merit in your argument of lossless downloads in their various formats.
Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?
theResidentSep. 30, 2014 - 11:32AM JST
I always still buy the CD. If the CD is 1200 Yen and the dowload is the same price or even marginally cheaper - Why would I choose a compressed download and something I don't REALLY own over the uncompressed physical CD which is mine forever and sounds 20 times (or more) better played through a decent music system. Guess it depends if you a real music fan or not.
Useless clutter? KInd of takes away the point of being a fan.
Posted in: Japan overwhelmingly favors CDs to digital music
theResidentSep. 26, 2014 - 04:59PM JST
@888naff: I suggest you recheck then. As of February 1st 2015 - there will onlt be 1 flight to London a day from Narita - and 3 frim Haneda. The timeslot restrictions were lifted in April.
The USA will continue to be served from Narita generally, as Delta/United continue to use it as a hub and during the last set of talks with the Japanese Government refused to yield on their conditions re Haneda.
Posted in: Tokyo’s Haneda Airport becomes fourth airport in the world to be awarded coveted 5-Star rating
theResidentAug. 02, 2014 - 05:18PM JST
@YuriOtani: Your comments/analysis do not warrant a reply. Your knowledge of the industry is clearly a big donut.
Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal
theResidentJul. 31, 2014 - 11:52PM JST
There are no 'second-hand' 747's out there economical to fly, why do you think most airlines are retiring their fleet. Even Delta have 4 more going to the graveyard in the desert by year end. A380 does a lot more with the fuel.....
Airbus will have no problem selling these at discount to Emirates or Qatar. SQ are still waiting on a few too.
@Serrano: haha. what a surprise from you! An attack on the Government with no contribution to the topic!
theResidentJul. 21, 2014 - 09:59PM JST
@sighclops: I expect, as usual, with you, you are trying to do it on the cheap, hence the lack of success, which for most of us had been a way of life for quite a while now.
@YongYang: For somebody who came back with such a response re my 'Defcon 1' comment, which I assumed was your attempt at humour, your post above does you no justice.
Posted in: 4K video wirelessly transmitted in real time
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 10:01PM JST
@Hawkeye: Several other other airlines with good reputations were still flying through that corridor literally minutes before this sickening action. I suggest yoi do your research and/or read articles properly.
Posted in: Why some airlines didn't avoid risky Ukraine airspace
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 12:39PM JST
@Alphaape: BOAC did not fold. Themselves and BEA merged to become British Airways.
Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 10:19AM JST
@Jefflee; Well my answer to you would be, would the average person know that if they flew between almost any Western European destination to HK, Beijing, Shanghai, Bangkok, Singapore etc that they would be flying over Ukraine? As every airline was until last night....
theResidentJul. 18, 2014 - 08:20AM JST
The NOTAM was issued for flights below 30,000 Feet.
Until this morning, all the European carriers were still using this route - its if you like an 'expressway' way in the sky for flights between Western Europe and anywhere is Asia from HK Southwards. Airlines have NOT been avoiding this area at cruising altitides at all. MH have not acted irresponsibly as 'Alphaape' suggests above. That could have just as easily have been an SQ A380 flying from London to Singapore. A look at FlightRadar24 right now will show you empty airspace.
My sympathy to the the families of the victims of this senseless act.
theResidentJul. 16, 2014 - 04:42PM JST
Let's hope TEPCO can get some of theirs turned back on soon and get our monthly bills down!
Posted in: Nuclear watchdog says two reactors in Kyushu safe to switch back on
theResidentJul. 14, 2014 - 07:27AM JST
@cracaphat: Simulcast on NHK-E, as have been all games shown by NHK that have gone to extra time and has been well documented over the last month.. No need to have missed anything.
Posted in: Germany scores in extra time to win World Cup 1-0
Apr. 01, 2015 - 10:07PM JST
More famous Canadians (or born in Canada) out there than you think. Some to be proud…
Posted in: Singer Joni Mitchell hospitalized in Los Angeles
Apr. 01, 2015 - 10:05PM JST
All "reasoning" for the death penalty in normal circumstances is false and sick.
Its doubly false…
Posted in: Indonesian court to decide on Bali Nine execution appeal on April 6
Apr. 01, 2015 - 10:02PM JST
cracaphat: "Um,,, I would've thought that goes without saying."
I'm pretty sure the poster was being…
Posted in: University assistant professor arrested for trying to kill wife
Apr. 01, 2015 - 10:00PM JST
It over 2 decades and counting
Posted in: Japan to extend N Korea sanctions for 2 more years
Apr. 01, 2015 - 09:59PM JST
Some of these company owners are so entrenched with being the boss they will think they…
Posted in: Gov't to make workplace maternity harassment illegal