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wanderlustApr. 17, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
No wonder the level of psychiatric care in Japan is so low...
Posted in: Accreditation revoked for 20 psychiatric care physicians at Kanagawa hospital
wanderlustApr. 16, 2015 - 05:47PM JST
British Airways used to be famous for 'breakfast in London, dinner in New York, luggage in Bermuda!' The airline itself was misplacing baggage, sending it to the wrong destinations; the airport where you landed had no control over the lost baggage.
Kansai International has improved a lot since its opening in 1994, it was a barren empty place after 18:00 with few services, and it is good that they have managed one top ranking. It would be interesting to know how they fare in some of the other categories.
Posted in: Kansai International: The airport that’s never lost a passenger’s bag
wanderlustApr. 15, 2015 - 04:52PM JST
Whoever has the most money for advertising and media exposure will probably win, forget the message or political intentions...
Posted in: What do you think about the long, drawn-out U.S. presidential campaign that has already begun more than 18 months before the election?
wanderlustApr. 15, 2015 - 04:49PM JST
Like telematics in vehicles, 'infotainment systems' and car or flight management systems should be 100% separate and totally independent; firewalls and software are not 100% reliable. It's very simple and easy to achieve.
Posted in: Investigators warn aircraft computers could be hacked
wanderlustApr. 07, 2015 - 10:35PM JST
Once we move from 'in vivo' to 'in silico', we might not want to return...and I guess machines won't have sex.
Posted in: Computer sharing of personality in sight: inventor
wanderlustApr. 07, 2015 - 10:05PM JST
Makes bad drivers worse, and takes away any sense of responsibility.
Posted in: Nissan to make automatic braking standard feature in Japan
wanderlustApr. 02, 2015 - 12:14PM JST
Next month - gogatsu byou - May sickness - the infamous period when new recruits realise that they have made the wrong choice, and leave the company...
Posted in: More than 890,000 new graduates start work
wanderlustApr. 01, 2015 - 08:50AM JST
So in the not very distant future, a cold weather spell will lead to your refrigerator turning itself down, your central heating turning up, and a slew of marketing messages encouraging you to buy warm clothes, eat hot food, and stay indoors to watch the latest films in the warmth of your home...
Posted in: IBM to invest $3 billion in 'Internet of Things' unit
wanderlustApr. 01, 2015 - 08:40AM JST
A fax will be sent soon...that's the these agencies communicate!
Posted in: Actress Ryoko Yonekura reportedly splits from husband of 3 months
wanderlustMar. 30, 2015 - 06:33PM JST
They only ever asked for my passport, never my wife's, even when I was dropping her off for her flight! From what I recall, all the protests and acts of violence near Narita were conducted by Japanese citizens, not foreigners!
Posted in: Narita airport ends ID security checks for non-passengers
wanderlustMar. 28, 2015 - 03:23PM JST
Some of the Ministries keep staff on standby through to the early hours of the morning, just in case, to answer any questions that bureaucrats may receive, and then take taxis home to wherever they live...all at the taxpayer's expense.
They could start by eliminating these tasks and costs.
Posted in: Abe asks gov't employees to start work early, finish early in July, August
wanderlustMar. 20, 2015 - 02:48PM JST
Many of them only get paid at the end of their contract, so if they are unfortunately detained and deported towards the end of their employment period, the employers save a lot of money. A trick that they may have learned from how the Thais treat Burmese contract workers...
Posted in: Thai travelers being turned away in record numbers
wanderlustMar. 20, 2015 - 02:33PM JST
So nothing has actually been done yet to improve the unit?
They should leave regulatory approval until the work has been completed to the required standard.
wanderlustMar. 19, 2015 - 07:34PM JST
They just want a feeling of belonging... often absent in modern life.
Posted in: Friday will be the 20th anniversary of the sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway system by the Aum Shinrikyo cult. Why do people join cults?
wanderlustMar. 14, 2015 - 07:35PM JST
Good idea to encourage and reward loyalty; but too many restrictions, limitations, conditions, exceptions and exemptions. When you finally acquire enough points to do something worthwhile that you want, you can't!
Posted in: What is your experience with airline frequent flyer programs? Are they a good idea or not?
wanderlustMar. 11, 2015 - 12:06PM JST
Germany is happy to buy power from France, generated by nuclear power plants...
Posted in: Nobel winner Oe: Japan should follow Germany, quit nuclear power
wanderlustMar. 11, 2015 - 11:55AM JST
The IAEA mission is the promotion of the safe use of nuclear power and dealing with nuclear proliferation. Cleaning up the environment is not on their horizon...
Posted in: Nowhere to put nuclear waste
wanderlustMar. 05, 2015 - 11:42AM JST
Our local 'permanent resting place' has a 33 year time limit, when names are displayed above the graves, then they are all interred into a common place, under the supervision of a local priest, and signs are removed for the next generation. I guess after 33 years, no-one will really remember, and it saves both space and money. With the decline in families living together for years in the same town or village, it makes sense...
Posted in: It takes money and effort to remove and transfer neglected graves. To prevent graves from being abandoned, we suggest group interment sites for those without relatives to attend their graves while they are alive.
wanderlustMar. 04, 2015 - 12:38PM JST
Playing the victim card again....for corporate sports.
Was up in Yamagata and Fukushima at the weekend, local agricultural and veterinary officials concerned about residual contamination on hillsides getting into the food chain and environment via small animals. Forests and mountainsides have not been decontaminated at all...
Posted in: Fukushima makes pitch for 2020 Olympic baseball and local food
wanderlustFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
They waited for the share price to bottom before making an offer...
Posted in: ANA joins bid to rescue bankrupt Skymark Airlines
Apr. 22, 2015 - 08:21AM JST
Money is a never-ending problem. Unfortunately the Japanese government has been too tolerant towards these groups…
Posted in: U.S. Treasury freezes assets of Kodo-kai yakuza group
So, producing more methane.
The animals will be producing the same amount of methane whether they're…
Posted in: Weeding test begins with sheep, goats at solar plant
Apr. 22, 2015 - 08:17AM JST
Wait, everything you earn has to be reported and deducted from welfare? Not what I would…
Posted in: Family branded welfare cheats because daughter gets part-time job
So, producing more methane. Hey, 'that's' smart.
Apr. 22, 2015 - 08:12AM JST
I just stopped taking the train during rush hours. Not an option for most people though.
Posted in: 9 tips for surviving Japan’s crowded trains