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wanderlustJul. 23, 2016 - 12:08PM JST
Musical chairs, paying back old debts of support - J-politics 101.
Posted in: Aso, Suga to keep jobs in cabinet reshuffle: sources
wanderlustJul. 22, 2016 - 03:46PM JST
These human-shaped robots are not the most efficient forms to go about performing their tasks. But anthropomorphising these arcane collections of nuts, bolts and motors seems to be the way that makers try to gain acceptance by humans.
Posted in: Asimo meets Pepper: Honda and Softbank partnering in robots
wanderlustJul. 20, 2016 - 12:10AM JST
How many 'oyajis' will accompany the group? The officials usually outnumber the athletes in J-sports.
Posted in: Japan to send 331 athletes to Rio
wanderlustJul. 17, 2016 - 01:42PM JST
How did she die? Did he keep her in his room since March 2014? Was she doing other work for him in the interim period? More than a little suspicious.
Posted in: Chinese man admits dumping body in suitcase in Tokyo canal
wanderlustJul. 16, 2016 - 12:07PM JST
Unless he concentrates on his game and fitness, and gives up the beer and cha-han commercials; he is more likely to put European clubs off from hiring Japanese players.
Posted in: Goromaru keen to open French doors for Japanese players
wanderlustJul. 15, 2016 - 07:12PM JST
Similar to ANA's, but with a black T-shirt instead of a light-blue shirt, and a different colour neck scarf.
Posted in: Skymark's new look
wanderlustJul. 15, 2016 - 10:06AM JST
Spectator behaviour (encroaching on the cyclist's road) is becoming a bigger problem each year, TdF needs to address and improve this aspect of the tour immediately.
Posted in: Running man Froome stars in Tour de Farce
wanderlustJul. 15, 2016 - 10:01AM JST
Like the heads of the Lernaean Hydra, every time that they kill one of these so-called leaders, another takes his place. It's just endless.
Posted in: Death of Islamic State's Shishani may damage foreign recruitment
wanderlustJul. 14, 2016 - 06:44PM JST
It was estimated a few years ago, that by the year 2340, the last remaining Japanese person should be able to switch the light out on the Yamato people.
wanderlustJul. 14, 2016 - 04:32PM JST
Yuriko Koike's main claim to fame was interviewing Yasser Arafat back in 1978; she was defence minister for only 54 days, and has done little since, though she is a member of many right-wing and nationalist committees and groups, such as the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform, and is a strong proponent of the Article 9 revision.
She is a member of the Diet members' group to promote Yasukuni Shrine visits, led by Yoshinobu Shimamura, and goes to worship the war dead at the shrine on War-End Day, 15 August, almost every year, or sends a proxy when she can't.
Could be a poor choice for Tokyo as it tries to increase the number of visitors and tourists.
Posted in: Tokyo governor race a fight to save reputation as 2020 Olympics host
wanderlustJul. 14, 2016 - 05:38AM JST
@serendipitous - contrary to popular opinion, it is not from the Original Greek Games!
The Olympic 'motto' Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger" was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin upon the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. Coubertin borrowed it from his friend Henri Didon, a Dominican priest who was an athletics enthusiast. The motto was introduced in 1924 at the Olympic Games in Paris.
Posted in: Commissioner says dates of Tokyo Olympics 'not ideal' for MLB
wanderlustJul. 14, 2016 - 05:34AM JST
The area between Zamboanga/Sulu Mindanao (South Philippines) and Sulawesi/ Kalimantan East Indonesia (Celebes Sea, Banda Sea) is popular with pirates, though they mainly target small vessels, such as yachts, tourist boats, coastal cargo ships. Even some local diving charter boats have been attacked. They mainly look for cash and expensive items; violence and murder are rare, and after robbing you, they at least leave you with your boat.
Posted in: Teamwork
wanderlustJul. 13, 2016 - 01:26PM JST
Like golf, baseball is another sport that should not be in the Olympics.
wanderlustJul. 13, 2016 - 09:48AM JST
Golf should never have been included in the first place. The Lords of the Rings just wanted more sponsorship money.
Posted in: So much for golf's triumphant return to Olympics
wanderlustJul. 13, 2016 - 09:41AM JST
Sometimes useful, but you should always use a few different sources and sites; it is too easy to be fooled by sponsored reviews or by those with a grudge.
Posted in: What do you think of travel sites like TripAdvisor and Lonely Planet? Are you guided by them when making travel plans?
wanderlustJul. 11, 2016 - 05:31PM JST
It was regrettable. a misunderstanding, we'll form a committee to discuss an agenda to consider measures to improve, etc..
Business as usual in Japan, Inc..
Posted in: Toshiba ex-CEOs unlikely to face charges over scandal
wanderlustJul. 05, 2016 - 09:48AM JST
So they don't have a clue what it is like to earn 2,000,000 each year, or less, as many workers do now, in their part-time, short-term, minimum wage jobs.
That would make perfect sense, they are totally out of touch with reality.
wanderlustJul. 02, 2016 - 01:15PM JST
All those part-time workers, minimum wage earners, and short-term contract workers are just not earning enough to 1) pay lots of taxes and 2) buy any thing expensive such as a house, car or even get married.
Start by solving their problems first, then maybe, just maybe, solutions to others with arise.
wanderlustJul. 02, 2016 - 11:57AM JST
And two more will pop up straight away to take their place.
It's like cutting off heads of the Learnaean Hydra in Greek Mythology, for every head chopped off, the Hydra would regrow one or multiple heads.
Posted in: Air strike kills two Islamic State military commanders -Pentagon
wanderlustJul. 02, 2016 - 11:54AM JST
"A NRA spokesman said it had not issued instructions to Tokyo Electric or released a media statement because no law was broken."
Pretty much sums up Japan Inc's attitude. And you can be sure that they will make sure that there is no law to break.
Posted in: As Japan re-embraces nuclear power, safety warnings persist
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Jul. 24, 2016 - 05:43PM JST
The chances were that the poor boy had some physical and/or mental defect. So that he…
Posted in: Mother, son found dead in apparent murder-suicide
Jul. 24, 2016 - 05:40PM JST
Judging by the way things are going in the last couple of elections, the Okinawan…
Posted in: U.S. serviceman arrested for drunk driving in Okinawa
Jul. 24, 2016 - 05:38PM JST
Is the above Trump's plan?
Posted in: Obama rejects Trump's depiction of U.S. in crisis
Jul. 24, 2016 - 05:36PM JST
@albaleo the Iraq war was won, and the terrorist got kicked out. The same strategies would…
Posted in: Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul attack; 80 dead
Jul. 24, 2016 - 05:31PM JST
Um yeah, an elderly charter school mogul living a quiet life in rural Pennsylvania was the…
Posted in: Turkey's Erdogan, using emergency decree, shuts private schools, charities, unions
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