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ushosh123May. 24, 2013 - 10:08PM JST
And claiming that its a waste of time, indicates that the matter isn't important at all to them, who cares, I'd rather walk my dog!
Posted in: Korean 'comfort women' cancel meeting with Hashimoto
ushosh123May. 24, 2013 - 10:07PM JST
why would they cancel the meeting? what exactly does the former comfort women have to lose by going? Wouldn't hashimoto be now claiming he tried to make amends and these comfort women don't seem to want an apology, so what exactly do they want? Its not like he's personally responsible, he's representing japan of sorts right? So by that why does his personal views matter in this "apology"? An apology is an apology sincere or not, you can't force someone to be sincere, you could argue til the moon goes blue and people's views won't change a bit.
ushosh123Feb. 14, 2013 - 02:28AM JST
The schools needs a recommendation whither to fire him or not? Doesn't the result speak for themselves?
Posted in: Basketball coach to blame for student's suicide, says commission
ushosh123Feb. 06, 2013 - 07:04AM JST
Japan at its best, but what else are ya gonna do other than hand them money? I mean they decided this when they asked tepco to handle the claims now didn't they? I don't think anyone thought tepco would be compensating out of their own pockets right?
Posted in: Gov't approves TEPCO request for extra Y697 bil in public funds
ushosh123Feb. 06, 2013 - 06:56AM JST
I'm surprise no one has pointed out that this "crisis" is refering to the fact that the beating incident has come to light at the same time that they are bidding for the olympics. He isn't refering to the beating as the crisis, but the fact it has shown its ugly head at the wrong time. Its a crisis in terms of promoting japanese sports and olympics in general. And he couldn't be more correct!
Posted in: Minister calls judo beatings Japan's worst sports crisis
ushosh123Jan. 30, 2013 - 07:08AM JST
I don't think a buyer (us) of the product cares how come the product (787) is defective so long as they get the replacement (fix the problem). The vendor on the other hand (boeing, jal, ana) would be interested, but as to why, I think they can keep it to themselves, as I can't think of a result (reason) that would cause me to not fault the vendor (boeing, jal, ana) since they still sold me a faulty product. Not to say I expect 0% defects
Posted in: Japan eased safety standards ahead of Boeing 787 rollout, records show
ushosh123Jan. 25, 2013 - 05:05AM JST
there is nothing wrong with the situation really, things changed, corners were cut (may or may not be), faults are found, planes are grounded, more checks need to be done, corrective measures are set in place. Serously it is not in the interest of boeing to create unsafe planes, you must be crazy if you can't see that. Its in the interest of everyone that the planes are safe.
I think it is a manufacturing error and not human error that caused the spill, if anything, there shouldn't be a human error that can cause a few hundred gallons of fuel to overflow, the system should be in place to stop and or warn of such thing. And in this case the system failed.
Posted in: U.S. officials defend handling of Boeing 787 mishaps
ushosh123Jan. 24, 2013 - 12:53AM JST
Its funny how ishihara claimed that the purchase of the islands before was a step towards resolving this island dispute. Normal people settles the dispute before making a big purchase, which sorta suggest japan never thought there was a dispute in the first place or that it was settled. In light of this, how in the world is THAT not provacation in the eyes of the chinese.
I don't think this will escalate into full out war here, its all about the money, china is probably vying for a share in the development of the resources there as it would be quite difficult (impossible) to claim full ownership, but even that scenario would mean china would have to pay japan for a share (since they bought it from the merchant).
Posted in: Japan, China need 'rules of game' to avoid clash: Abe adviser
ushosh123Jan. 15, 2013 - 06:51AM JST
Well you can't say they aren't trying
Posted in: Softbank offers employees Y1 mil incentive to master English
ushosh123Jan. 15, 2013 - 05:25AM JST
Haven't followed the news concerning new jets consistently but I would say leaking 40 gallons of fuel here and there, having engine fires once in a while even when its parked is no laughing matter, and hardly a "kink" you expect to just have to work through, as the people in the article are claiming it to be. I would imagine boeing would share in the cost (ie. reimbursement of some sort to the airliners) of these mishaps as, though there is no price that can be put upon the rep of an airplane manufacturer if you ask me.
Posted in: JAL reports another fuel leak in same Boeing Dreamliner
ushosh123Jan. 12, 2013 - 03:29AM JST
Have fun being paranoid everyone, grow your own rice, build your own meter, verify all the labels, assess every risk!
Posted in: Rice grown in Miyagi contains more than double legal limit of radioactive cesium
ushosh123Jan. 07, 2013 - 11:02PM JST
10 age seems a bit low and regardless of visa status seems odd. Thought everyone under avex is "artist"
Posted in: Avex to hold large-scale auditions across Japan
ushosh123Jan. 04, 2013 - 10:43PM JST
Common guys, a little common sense here, the applications don't process themselves, and most certainly the payouts aren't going out unchecked. I don't think anyone would be pleased if they just leave the cash on the floor and let them at it to save a few bucks in processing the claims here. And it would be weird for volunteers to be processing these claims so thats not possible.
Of course certainly the payout themselves shouldn't be processed by tepco at all, but that is a long gone fact. The gov'nt should be handling the claims but we can't turn back the hands of time. I suppose there is a little benefit to the HQ to be situated in fukushima, but its not much.
Posted in: TEPCO opens Fukushima HQ to deal with compensation
ushosh123Dec. 18, 2012 - 05:47AM JST
Next thing you know, we will have crazies killing people to get shows off the air...
Posted in: Hollywood responds to deadly school shooting by pulling films
ushosh123Dec. 14, 2012 - 04:34AM JST
IMO no one as asking anyone to pin this as an evil deed / people. If they were so inclined to they could simply make a distinction between japanese people now, and japanese people then. You don't have to name names, you don't have to include numbers in your apology, its just the aknowledgement that it happened and it was the wrong move. In a war, decisions are made and orders are obeyed, to say no one japanese has ever made a wrong decision is stupid. And clearly in a situation such as a war, wrong decisions (like this one) are magnified. There is no need to pin certain people as evil, we all live and learn, its ok In fact, if an apology was made, i wouldn't even mind if they continued to commemorate the generals as heros. Japan can rightfully dispute the magnitude of it, but they can't / shouldn't dispute how it was wrong to use comfort women and that it never happened or that the effects are insignificant. That in a sense is such as insult to those that were tormented.
Posted in: China marks 75th anniversary of Nanjing Massacre
ushosh123Dec. 14, 2012 - 02:43AM JST
I think japan should retaliate by starting to develop on senkaku, start drilling for oil and watch that $$ flow in!
Posted in: 8 fighter jets scrambled after Chinese plane flies over disputed islands
ushosh123Dec. 13, 2012 - 06:17AM JST
certainly by now its not really news anymore. I do find it comical that civilized country in this day and age has to resort to this in relation to territorial dispute. I will refrain on commenting on any "facts" with this dispute as, its clear that neither side is interested in what the other party has to bring to the table in this arguement, so what is fact or fiction is insignificant. I think we can all agree that japan has essentially ended this dispute (one sidedly) by nationalizing the islands. China can continue to sail in the waters all it wants while japan just proceed to tap into the resources when ever they see fit.
Posted in: 2 Chinese ships enter disputed waters
ushosh123Dec. 12, 2012 - 07:00AM JST
Sadly this will end whatever mainstream success he would have had in america. I think alot of american's don't have it in them to put this behind them, rightfully so or not, regardless of how you view it.
Posted in: Viral rapper PSY apologizes for anti-U.S. protests years ago
ushosh123Dec. 12, 2012 - 02:31AM JST
Yuri : none taken, just to clarify, I don't mean i don't drink liquids, just not liquor... and if it wasn't obvious, the stewardess's smile is the least of my concern in selecting flights, but whatever floats your boat. They are working to rule, not NOT working at all here. IMO, the constraints of being in an airplane just severely reduces the quality of the food but you are welcome to argue that point but they aren't reducing the quality of food here. If you're looking for a noisy neighbour then nope it wouldn't be pleasant just sit beside me.
Posted in: Cathay Pacific crews threaten no-smile, no-booze strike
ushosh123Dec. 12, 2012 - 12:29AM JST
Neither is a deterent to not fly with them, I don't drink, food is crap either way, and i prefer if they don't smile.
Dec. 06, 2013 - 06:28PM JST
I must really try to improve on my "misreadings"... I thought they had found a pill…
Posted in: Night-time diet pill under fire from Consumer Affairs Agency
Dec. 06, 2013 - 06:25PM JST
While I appreciate the details behind whats going on, its not news until they actually commit…
Posted in: Japan may set up UK-style decommission agency for Fukushima plant
Dec. 06, 2013 - 06:24PM JST
@Jean: It's not a lie, it's Baracks evolution of the truth. Yeah, thats the ticket.
Posted in: White House says Obama did meet uncle reprieved from deportation
Dec. 06, 2013 - 06:18PM JST
Zichi, can you put into plain and simple terms what 150 microsieverts per hour actually…
Then you've got the even more ridiculous healthcare costs. 11% of your salary! Why? Because we're…
Posted in: Tokyo costliest Asian city for expats