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theResidentFeb. 22, 2016 - 05:04PM JST
Posted in: What do you think are the chances of the opposition parties unseating the ruling coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito party in the upper house election this summer?
theResidentJan. 04, 2016 - 01:29PM JST
Apologies Dave - You are of course correct :)
Posted in: ANA reportedly to buy 3 Airbus A380s
theResidentJan. 03, 2016 - 08:08AM JST
@smithinjapan: May I ask why you are comparing the purchase of the A380 to the 787? ANA were in my opinion also foolhardy to be the launch customer of the 787. But the A380 has been around for 9 years now and is flown by several airlines. Also, JAL have NEVER bought Airbus. ANA have probably found the perfect plane for a route that is constantly full. Note that they plan to only fly to Hawaii using this aircraft. They've been an extremely successful airline the last few years and having flown several long haul routes with them they seem to be utilising the right aircraft to make the most money.
theResidentJan. 02, 2016 - 10:59AM JST
Seen pictures of what exactly @yuriotani? You certainly haven't seen a photo of how ANA (if the story is true) will configure the plane. Many airlines now fly the A380 - with total seat numbers anywhere between 420-615.
Its incredibly quiet and very spacious is all classes on two carriers I flown with.
theResidentAug. 28, 2015 - 09:25AM JST
Norton 360 Virus protection fine with Windows 10. Was 10 compliant just before the roll out.
Posted in: Windows 10 spreads to more than 75 million devices
theResidentAug. 03, 2015 - 08:53AM JST
Perhaps, this question shouldn't be answered by anybody not born prior to 1930 and therefore not having seen the world as it was at the time. The only opinion that I shall offer is that for however many people died in horrific circumstances in both cities, the 'slaughter' for all armies/civilians concerned would have been a lot worse had the Japanese mainland been invaded by troops.
Posted in: Do you think the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were morally justifiable?
theResidentJun. 07, 2015 - 08:30PM JST
'Those Old Coots in First Class'? May I ask what you are implying? Should we be made to feel bad if we DON'T travel in Economy?
Posted in: ANA plane makes emergency landing in Naha after cockpit 'haze'
theResidentMay. 19, 2015 - 05:46PM JST
An absolute collapse without question.
Posted in: What do you think would happen to the Okinawan economy if all U.S. military personnel left?
theResidentMay. 18, 2015 - 09:24AM JST
'Those Samsung Phones' have been on sale since the 23rd April.
Posted in: Docomo launches 10 new mobile devices for summer
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
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Apr. 29, 2016 - 10:54AM JST
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Posted in: Freed man swears innocence in girl's arson death as retrial begins
Apr. 29, 2016 - 10:53AM JST
Sort of already doing that, I think. They come and learn Nihongo, then go back…
Posted in: Japan eyes more foreign workers, challenging immigration taboo
Apr. 29, 2016 - 10:50AM JST
an ex-labour minister commenting at the LDP panel earlier on a proposal to let in foreign…
Apr. 29, 2016 - 10:44AM JST
Megyn Kelly: "You've called women you don't like 'fat pigs,' 'dogs,' 'slobs,' and 'disgusting animals'..."
Posted in: Trump attacks Clinton on gender, risking backlash from women
Apr. 29, 2016 - 10:43AM JST
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