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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
wanderlustFeb. 24, 2015 - 08:35AM JST
More likely to be the disruption caused by ignoring the existing supply chain and going outside of the Honda circle, looking for cheaper parts, but at the possible expense of lower quality. Some of the former Honda CEOs came by to warn him, as reported a few weeks ago on JT, but he did not listen.
Posted in: Honda CEO takes the fall for air bag fiasco
wanderlustFeb. 21, 2015 - 01:58PM JST
In the case of failure or a crash, who is responsible?
The car manufacturer? The system manufacturer? The road maker? The sensor manufacturer? The map maker? The GPS/ cloud-based positioning system manufacturer? The dealer? The information network provider?
No, it will be the driver...the poor fool who got into the box on wheels and told it to go from A to B!
Posted in: Volvo says self-driving cars will react 'faster than most humans'
wanderlustFeb. 20, 2015 - 02:29PM JST
Grabbing its arm and pointing while 'it' looks in the other direction does not seem very interactive.
Not exactly ABC (Always Be Closing) style....
Posted in: High-tech sales force
wanderlustFeb. 14, 2015 - 04:06PM JST
Most Japan home centres have a good range of safety harness, ropes, belts, helmets, safety boots, etc., as many small construction and related companies buy their supplies there, in JP Yen, not dollars. It is up to the individual to decide whether to buy them or not, and then whether to use them or not. Trouble is many of these people no longer have anyone to tell hem what to do, and even if they do, they don't listen. Pride comes before a fall...
Posted in: Man dies after falling 8 meters from roof while clearing snow
wanderlustFeb. 12, 2015 - 11:34AM JST
1984 reinvents itself in 2015...
Posted in: Wearable sensors let bosses know if they run a happy office
wanderlustFeb. 11, 2015 - 11:43AM JST
Can “integrity check” and "FIFA’s Ethics Committee" really be used in the same sentence?
Posted in: FIFA under attack over modified report claims
wanderlustFeb. 09, 2015 - 09:59AM JST
I hope it does bring business to the Kanazawa area, but the experience in Yamagata with their Shinkansen, the first of the mini-Shinkansens, was that the businesses left the area...
Posted in: 2,800 people get first ride on new Hokuriku shinkansen line
wanderlustFeb. 07, 2015 - 06:37PM JST
Everything nasty in Japan is hidden behind large sheets of blue tarpaulin.
Perhaps if people did see the results of crimes and accidents, they might be a little more circumspect, and show more awareness that in real-life, you cannot just re-boot and people become alive again.
Posted in: Elementary school teacher shows pupils pictures of executed hostages
wanderlustFeb. 04, 2015 - 02:06PM JST
Foreign ministries and embassies take care of their national interests, rarely their national's interests. Frequent rotation of ministry staff on diplomatic postings does not allow deep relationships to develop, and Japan's embassy staff have a reputation for being insular, remaining within their comfortable own circle of the expatriate Japanese business community in the countries in which they live. And putting political celebrities like former speed-skater Seiko Hashimoto in charge (she was the number 2 in the FM) does little to inspire the few professional diplomatic staff.
Posted in: Doubts raised over Japan's ability to handle international crisis
wanderlustFeb. 03, 2015 - 08:58AM JST
@Wc626 - due to the narrowness of the parking spaces, it is often easiest to get out of the car before it is parked. But you should stand to the front and side of the car, not behind it.
Posted in: Woman killed after husband backs car into her while parking
wanderlustFeb. 03, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
Will they come back for the Tokyo Olympics?
The big event that is supposed to stimulate business in Japan...
CitiBank on the way out too.
Posted in: Virgin Atlantic ends service to Japan
wanderlustJan. 28, 2015 - 03:53PM JST
The modern Olympic motto was Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger), by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the IOC, who copied it from a speech by a teacher named Father Henri Martin Didon at an inter-school athletics meeting. These 3 Latin words had nothing to do with the original ancient Greek Olympic games, in which athletes competed as individuals.
@davestrousers -tabbing is the army's version of yomping
Posted in: Organizations for karate, squash, snooker and 10 pin bowling are lobbying for their inclusion in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Which of these, if any, would you like to see included, and which current Olympic sports would you like to see dropped?
wanderlustJan. 20, 2015 - 12:31PM JST
Doesn't this mean that cost of power/energy from oil-fired power plants will now get much cheaper, and fuel and transportation costs will decrease.
Industry has been complaining about this for years...isn't this good for them?
Posted in: BOJ faces crunch time as oil slump threatens inflation target
wanderlustJan. 19, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
The surcharge goes on quickly, and comes off slowly... maybe it's due to fuel inventory?
Posted in: Fuel surcharges on int'l routes to drop
wanderlustJan. 18, 2015 - 10:06PM JST
Okada did a stint at the Foreign Ministry - did not have one original idea or make a single decision on his own. Relied completely on briefs and guidance supplied by the career bureaucrats. A perfect politician from their perspective, someone who would never, ever rock the boat...
Posted in: Okada elected leader of main opposition DPJ
wanderlustJan. 17, 2015 - 11:05AM JST
Will they use lie detectors too? Just in case someone doesn't tell them the real purpose of their trip!
Posted in: Haneda Airport strengthens security in response to France terror attack
wanderlustJan. 17, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
Looks like she'll make a great catch for her next husband...
Posted in: Mika Mifune, rocker husband Joji Takahashi to divorce
wanderlustJan. 17, 2015 - 11:01AM JST
From living in the infamous rabbit hutches to living like packed sardines...face it, there is not so much usable space here. But even where there is, architects and builders design and construct the same small houses and apartments that make up so much of Tokyo, Osaka and other crowded cities.
Posted in: No other advanced country makes people live like packed sardines in evacuation shelters. It shocks people from overseas.
wanderlustJan. 16, 2015 - 08:30AM JST
As long as the true story of the aggression is told, i.e. the Japanese attack on the US and subsequent declaration of war, and not rewritten to be a focus on the poor victims of Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Tokyo fire-bombing, as so often happens in events in Japan with a focus on WW2.
Posted in: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering a visit to Pearl Harbor in spring as part of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. It would be the first visit to Pearl Harbor by a Japanese prime minister. Do you think this is a good idea?
Mar. 02, 2015 - 02:01PM JST
The article says so little, yet there's a lot of Korean bashing. It's just a rally,…
Posted in: Anti-Japan rally
Mar. 02, 2015 - 02:00PM JST
Hashimoto and Ishihara do not have the authority to speak for the Japanese government…
Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to apologise to 'comfort women'
Mar. 02, 2015 - 01:58PM JST
MacArthur did not describe Japan as "nation of 12-year-olds", at least not in the sense of…
Posted in: Japan awash in weird warning signs
Mar. 02, 2015 - 01:55PM JST
Poor dumb girls. It's a remote chance of ever recovering them now that they're in the…
Posted in: CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria
Mar. 02, 2015 - 01:54PM JST
I must be the only reader on Japan Today who pays the license fee. I think…
Posted in: Don’t want to pay your NHK TV license fee? Beat Takeshi agrees with you