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tmtmsnbAug. 29, 2014 - 10:48PM JST
In certain countries in Southeast Asia you ask people and they will tell you, unanimously, the real winners are judges. Go there and confirm it yourself.
Posted in: U.S. judge rejects Apple bid to ban Samsung smartphones
tmtmsnbAug. 29, 2014 - 02:17PM JST
In a way WWII was a great event, it helped wipe out almost all murderers, tyrants, dictators, except just a few still existing and thriving. R
Posted in: Taiwan honours 56,000 WWII soldiers killed by Japanese in Myanmar
tmtmsnbAug. 29, 2014 - 01:42PM JST
"About vengeance? Justice? an eye for an eye? Nah, those are for law books, in Seattle streets or Tokyo streets, it‘s determent, it makes criminals, those really bad ones, think twice."
Posted in: Gangster, arson-murderer hanged
tmtmsnbAug. 29, 2014 - 12:46PM JST
To some let them consume each other is strategy too.
Posted in: IS executes scores of Syrian troops; Obama admits he has no strategy
tmtmsnbAug. 29, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
At the time Taiwan belonged to Japan, many Taiwanese soldiers fought with Japanese soldiers, side by side, probably against Chinese Nationalist soldiers in Burma, killed some of them, or got killed by them. Thus those 50,000 killed were mainland Chinese, not Taiwanese.
tmtmsnbAug. 28, 2014 - 12:03AM JST
風と共にに去りぬ, ''去'' in Chinese means 'go to; go somewhere'; in Japanese Kanji it means 'gone; never return'. thus 去りぬ is OK.
Posted in: More movies with weird Japanese titles
tmtmsnbAug. 27, 2014 - 11:17PM JST
July 16 2014. Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Kinki University signed a memorandom of understanding--jointly producing ''Complete Cultured Bluefin Tuna''--from hatchings to adult tuna production--starting March 2015. Target: 300,000 fish/year in the year 2020--a half of Japan's domestic need.
Business plan: Facility details 6 50-ton tanks, land, office building 16 50-ton tanks
Nursery output (Prep); Production: 2016/3---40,000 fish; 2017/3---60,000 fish; 2018/3---200,000 fish; 2019/3---250,000 fish; 2020/3---300,000 fish.
Posted in: Japan to propose 50% cut in young tuna catch
tmtmsnbAug. 27, 2014 - 03:52PM JST
The shift in Japan’s policy confirms the total success and maturity of baby tuna nursery technology. Hat off to those involved in the development of the technology.
tmtmsnbAug. 22, 2014 - 10:24AM JST
''U.S. military said it had already carried out a failed hostage rescue mission
There you go again, CARTER ERA.
Posted in: U.S. warns of long cross-border war against Islamic State
tmtmsnbAug. 21, 2014 - 03:48AM JST
徐福 was sent to Japan by Ch'in. As the Wu Hu were slaughtering the Hans, there was no way the Han tribe could manage to travel to Korea or Japan--toward the north or north-east where the Hu were waiting. Yes Han tribe did escape, but southward toward the Yantze River where there were no Northern Hus, crossed the river till Hokkien, from there, much later, migrate to Taiwan, Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia. These are the only regions today where people still speak the original Han language. As to 'f' sound, Han tribe had never had the characteristic Hu's labiodental consonants. --See Chien Da Hsin --''There Were No Labiodental Sound In Ancient Han Language'', The reason Japan and South Eastern Asian Hans have a lot of common language and pronunciation is through the friendly interaction during Han and Tang dynasties.
Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji
tmtmsnbAug. 18, 2014 - 11:07PM JST
During Yayoi and Tumulus periods, Japanese population all of a sudden swelled, earthenware changed, bronze and iron appeared, rice plantation technique established, temples and huge tombs built---the results of an great influx of immigrants from China and Korea, for it was Waring States and Spring-Autumn period in China, the defeated Hu-Han hybrids escaped to Japan, as many as a million according to some, bringing with them those goodies, plus their acumen in politics, in palace intrigue, in Suntzu Art of War, in how to live off the Hyakushyo, thus very soon they and their descendants became Shoguns, Daimyos, Daihoneis, kanryous, politicians, all those you hate, all are powerless now because of a new Abe era. Central Plain Proto-Han migrated to Japan? Over thousands of kilometers, over the land and the sea? Remember they were victims of war lords, they were slaughtered by the millions, were brought along by Hu army as human food supply, called "Two-Foot Sheep" by the Hus.
Hu-Han hybrid has some speech disorders: in vowel they could not pronounce エ, and オ, while Japanese and Han tribe can, as in 絵本 and 下面, and 尾 and 烏，respectively. In consonant they could not pronounce キ (気、氣）ケ （毛、溪）コ (子、苦）セ (背、西）ソ (素 素) ガギグゲゴ、バビブベボ、メモ、ヨ、レロ、ン, while Japanese and Han tribe have hundreds of words of them, in common.
tmtmsnbAug. 16, 2014 - 02:08PM JST
The 'Kan' (Han) in 'Kanji' is not China or Chinese, but an aborigine living in Far East midland 6,000 years ago, a highly civilized, socialized, agricultural tribe later trampled by Wu Hu--northen steppe barbarians. In 206 BC, the descendants of the aborigins defeated barbarian Ch'in (from which the name China is derived) , established Han Dynasty, revived the aborigine's literature and word--once destryed by Ch'in--which Japan adapted, called Kanbun, and Kanj (Hanbun, Hanji).
The aborigine's civilization lasted for two dynasties--Han and Tang--before being trampled forever by the barbarians. These dynasties were the golden era of Han-Japan friendship. The heart of the Han tribe and the heart of Japan tribe are one and the same, excluding the defeated barbarians who escaped to Japan chased by other barbarian rivals. Many goodies you see and admire in Japan today are the fruits of that era.
So you see, to Japanese, Kanji is tool, and heart. As a tool, it is one of the most advanced, most up-to-date among all. No matter how many strokes there are in a word, the computer will write it out for you, saving you trouble. New things and new ideas are expressly presented by combining existing words, not by creating new words which nobody knows in the beginning. Best of all, especially in Japanese writing, Kanji are signs. You understand the content by 'looking', not by reading. Compare the following: the sign of an arrow with an extra leg, as against the language 'traffic may be merging into your lane from another roadway'.
tmtmsnbJul. 31, 2014 - 03:18PM JST
How to tell if things are for real: A little leakage but mostly wrapped up in secrecy, yes, and buy; a lot of fanfare even before maturity, too much news leaks, no: probably aiming at government subsidies as well as stock market manipulations.
Posted in: New rechargeable cell has 7 times higher energy density than lithium-ion cells
tmtmsnbJul. 29, 2014 - 11:59PM JST
A kindergarten bus is supposed to be constantly surrounded by tiny kids, some of them merely 2 feet tall, often innocently come into blind spots in front the bus or behind, making multiple monitoring cameras on the bus an absolute necessity. When even cheap cellphones have camera lenses and monitors all over its body, why can't a kindergarten bus do the same?
Posted in: 1-year-old girl hit and killed by kindergarten bus
tmtmsnbJul. 26, 2014 - 05:13PM JST
In many cases, reaction trying to silence screaming results in victims being smothered or strangled.
Posted in: Man reportedly tries to get 9-year-old girl into his car in Chiba
tmtmsnbJul. 26, 2014 - 12:51AM JST
Suggest somebody invent this, and some lawyers consider its legal implications:
1] A choker or necklace with a cellphone attached as pendant. Chain breakable when strongly pulled. Cellphone rests on the body in a way it and the body point to the same direction.
2] Functions: a) Camera. b) GPS. c) Transmits pictures, videos, GPS data (and voice mail) to parents’ cellphone.
3] How to use: a) Lightly pull the cellphone (pendant) downward to turn on cellphone. b) Cellphone automatically takes pictures, videos, GPS data etc. and automatically send them off to parents’ and family’s cellphones. c) Pull pendant to turn off. d) With larger batteries cellphone can be left on all the time. e) A small sound indicates the phone is on. f) In isolated areas look back often. Turn on the phone and turn around to face the person approaching. g) Main purpose is to let the person beware that his (and his car’s) data and the location data are spread and recorded.
tmtmsnbJul. 25, 2014 - 12:01AM JST
About vengeance? Justice? an eye for an eye? Nah, those are for law books, in Seattle streets or Tokyo streets, it‘s determent, it makes criminals, those really bad ones, think twice.
Posted in: Condemned man takes nearly 2 hours to die in botched execution in Arizona
tmtmsnbJul. 24, 2014 - 06:17PM JST
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Yani Tseng is a five-time major winner on the LPGA tour and a former No.1 player in the world. So playing in the inaugural International
Crown Invitational shouldn't be that big of a deal.
Or maybe it could be the biggest deal of her career.
"For me to play on this stage to represent your country, I don't know how to describe it," Tseng, of Taiwan, said of the tournament that starts today at Caves Valley Golf Club and includes teams from eight countries. "I am just so happy to be with the best of the best. I just hope I don't cry on the first tee when I hear my country's song." ---USA TODAY
Posted in: Asian stars excited for LPGA team showdown
tmtmsnbJul. 24, 2014 - 04:48PM JST
Birds of a feather; some tend to lament the never ending heart bleedings of the victim’s loved ones, which obviously has no news value and is simply ignored. By the way, what happened to euthanasia? Thought the debate was about ethics, now they tell us they have forgotten about the method?
tmtmsnbJul. 23, 2014 - 06:03PM JST
"Google 'Planned Obsolescence' - - - you're believing that you have to upgrade, update, it's marketing."
In automobile, it's the trend, the new looks that ignite, you don't have a choice except to follow suit. In consumer electronics it's technology and new ideas. You are dead if you dare to reserve something or plan to feed your customers piecemeal. You do it when you have no competition, or if you can form a cartel. Won't happen between Samsung and Apple.
Posted in: Apple profit climbs along with iPhone sales
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:23AM JST
I'd want to use a black light to examine the room first.
Posted in: Rush of foreign travelers putting good news for Kansai love hotels
If you don't get the history you want-- you cant just reshape it into one that…
Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:22AM JST
A child's laughter is a gift we should cherish.
Posted in: Getting along
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
It's always better to have and not need it, than to need and not have it.
Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper
Aug. 30, 2014 - 07:20AM JST
Syrian Rebels to the Philippine Soldiers..."Lay down down your weapons and surrender so that we can…
Posted in: 75 Philippine U.N. peacekeepers defy Syria rebels after 43 Fijians seized