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    wanderlust

    I thought that decommissioning nuclear power plants was going to be a growing area of profit for Toshiba? Or maybe that's included in power generation/ energy infrastructure?

    Posted in: Toshiba's half-year net profit surges 43%

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    Just build a great big wall around the Middle East conflict zones, with a few opening for jihadists to get in (passports not necessary) and non-combatants and maybe oil to come out, and then let them get on with shooting, blowing up and beheading each other. The Chinese did it, the Romans did. The the rest of the world can then live on in relative peace.

    The last one with a head left on can turn any remaining light off....

    Posted in: Australia passes laws preventing young people from going to fight in overseas conflicts

  • -1

    wanderlust

    Probably need to hire an IT person in every branch to switch on, programme, maintain and update them...

    Posted in: Nestle 'hiring' 1,000 robots to sell espresso machines

  • 1

    wanderlust

    The DPJ are not so different to the LDP, they have the same roots, a similar proportion of in-bred family/career politicians, and the same slavish devotion to money politics and buying voters. It's easy being in opposition, attacking the ruling party, but they seem to never put forward a workable alternative.

    Their brief sojourn in government was badly damaged by the Fukushima disaster, a result of decades of earlier LDP decisions, which consumed most of the time and attention of the public, but besides their attempts to manage it and deflect criticism of then PM Kan, they did very little else.

    As others have said, it's the best government money can buy!

    Posted in: Opposition DPJ takes aim at Abe over scandals, Abenomics

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    wanderlust

    Regrettable - did not realise - misunderstanding - consider ways to improve - apologise to voters...

    The regular expressions of Japanese politicians and bureaucrats.

    One day we might see a heading, 'Only 2 ministers found to have political fund improprieties,' quickly followed up by pigs seen flying over Mt. Fuji....

    Posted in: 2 more ministers acknowledge political fund improprieties

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    wanderlust

    It's not just Japan. You can find the same types of 'translations' all over the world such as China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, Greece, probably everywhere.

    It's also fun when foreigners try to translate their languages into Japanese, no doubt some Japanese could put together a book of that.

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    wanderlust

    Just read Sakyo Komatsu's 1973 novel Japan Sinks (Nihon Chinbotsu), a fictional account based on an eruption and quakes damaging the whole country. He postulates the Japanese government's attempts to manage the disasters, their ultimate triage and save part of their population before time runs out. Their policies on (non)-acceptance of refugees comes back and bites them, as many countries refuse to accept refugees, though of course the usual ones do.

    It was re-published in English after the Great Hanshin quake in 1995, with a sequel in 2006.

    Posted in: Colossal volcanic eruption could destroy Japan: study

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    Japan gets the best politicians that money can buy...

    Posted in: Abe's troubles may not end despite resignations of two ministers

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    wanderlust

    Just a pity that you are not paid for a 24-hour working day...

    Posted in: We’re living in the age of being connected or reachable 24 hours a day by one device or another. Is this a good thing?

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    wanderlust

    Vulcanologist claims nuclear reactors are not safe. Nuclear engineers say vulcanologists know nothing about nuclear reactor safety. Vulcanologists say nuclear engineers know nothing about effects of volcanic eruptions.

    Catch 22, or maybe time for both parties to talk seriously to each other and understand their respective positions....

    Posted in: Expert says 2 Sendai reactors in danger from active volcano

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    Obuchi, the daughter of a former prime minister, has rock solid political credentials...

    Daddy was a politician, so I'm qualified. Please explain.

    Sadly, just like more than 40% of the rest of Japanese politicians....sons, daughters and close relatives of other politicians.

    Posted in: Obuchi under pressure to resign over political donations misuse

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    wanderlust

    Ikawa valley, Shizuoka. Now with Thomas the Tank Engine!

    Posted in: Where are some of the best spots to see some spectacular autumn foliage in Japan?

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    wanderlust

    Refreshing to see an airline adding something positive to the flying experience. Most of the time we only hear of increased taxes, fuel surcharges, baggage costs, narrower seats and less food and drink.

    Good for Thai - smooth as silk!

    Posted in: Thai Airways increases baggage allowance in all classes

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    wanderlust

    Safety is not like a sauce you put on your steak, it has to be built in to the plant's infrastructure and environment, operating procedures, staff training etc.,

    The number of incidents and accidents at Japan's NPPs, breeder reactors and re-processing plants, and the response at Fukushima Dai Ichi have demonstrated that they do not have a good safety culture.

    Posted in: Abe says Japan will not restart nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100%

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    wanderlust

    the world’s strictest safety guidelines...

    Sounds great in theory, but people know that they won't be applied, and indeed are not being applied. The 2 reactors in Kyushu that have been approved to start have no proper evacuation plans in force, and many of the required safety improvements are just promises written on pieces of paper.

    It will take more than employees being told to write glowing accounts to influence votes and large brown envelopes to local politicians to regain the trust of people. The myth of 'Safe Nuclear Power' has been destroyed...

    Posted in: Industry minister tries to convince public on need for nuclear energy

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    wanderlust

    Open mouth - speak - uproar - misunderstanding - withdraw comments - apologise - regrettable - resign - vacation - new position - open mouth - speak - uproar...

    The cycle of Japanese politicians...

    Posted in: Gender equality chief makes light of sexist jeering in Tokyo assembly

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    wanderlust

    Stand by for a cute little mascot - Haido-chan, and some cartoons showing how 'safe' it is. That's the usual way to convince people of safety here....

    Posted in: Safety worries cloud Japan's dream of carbon-free hydrogen society

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    wanderlust

    Greater Manchester is also making noises for greater independence from Central Government in London, who traditionally have little knowledge of anything North of the Watford Gap service station. The corrupt regime in London, politicians with snouts deep in the fiscal trough, inspire few, and Manchester presents a good case for more autonomy.

    Posted in: Should Scotland be an independent country?

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    wanderlust

    Any pilots left for new routes? So many cancelled flights this year due to a shortage of plane drivers...

    Posted in: Vanilla Air to begin Hong Kong flights in November

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    wanderlust

    Just another step along the way before we get full function implantable devices: personal locator, communication tool, train/ bus pass, payment maker and health monitor. Just wave your hand over the machine at the supermarket and all is paid for.

    Big Data will know all about you!

    But just a glitch in the system and you're off the grid. Can't buy food, can't travel, lose your credit rating, lose your medical notes, your identity...

    Posted in: What do you think of smartwatches? Would you wear one?

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