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JoshuYakiFeb. 03, 2017 - 08:20AM JST
TEPCO is employing experts from the IAEA. There are a lot of outsider consultants working on this disaster. The problem is that no other disaster has occurred at this magnitude and the conditions are very different than Chernobyl was. They seem to be honest about what's happening and making a decent effort on a very dangerous operation. I wonder how long the men would last if they did what the Chernobyl crew did and had liquidators go into the danger area and clean up the mess by hand.
JoshuYakiFeb. 10, 2016 - 01:42AM JST
I have a friend who is a therapist for the elderly. She is miserable and overworked everyday. There are many circumstances that lead up to elderly care. Its never the fault of the elderly, but many conditions of old age make care a very challenging task including frailness and weakness, types of dementia, etc. The problem is that the greatest generation didn't prepare for their own old age. They were responsible for the factories and the industry of the economic revolution. They should have put money aside for proper care especially since it has been statistically clear that this was coming since the 1960's. I think that everyone has bought into the dream that old age is a familiar armchair and a warm bowl of soup. Its not. Every old person is different and that variety makes for a huge problem in the logistics of warehousing that many people at the end of their lives. Japan needs to open the floodgates to foreign workers. The purring robot seals aren't enough.
JoshuYakiNov. 20, 2014 - 01:55AM JST
I think that this is just a tiny peek into the world of humans using animals for profit. There must be thousands of reputable breeders and pet store owners in Japan that don't get in the news. But there are also people like this who want to sell puppies on a corporate level. This is the byproduct of that business. As a society we are all responsible for this kind of stuff. In this case people who adopt pets from shelters and rescue agencies wouldn't be held accountable but for those of us who expect there to be adorable puppies and kitties every month of the year depending on our desire to buy them we have to accept that this kind of horrible byproduct is unavoidable.
Posted in: Ex-pet shop employee arrested for dumping dead dogs in Tochigi
JoshuYakiNov. 17, 2014 - 09:55AM JST
I find I so strange that volunteer organizations can filter swamp water and ocean water for drinking water but they cant filter the radioactive contaminants out of the tanks of water
Posted in: Fukushima nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes
JoshuYakiNov. 07, 2014 - 08:36AM JST
All the comments and the articles make japan seem like this quivering weakling that needs to be protected from the evil barbarian foreigner. Just because this guy says something doesn't necessarily mean that it's what he does. Mean of all nationalities talk big about their bravado when it comes to women. Japanese women are strong independent people and can decide for themselves what is appropriate and what isn't. We don't need to set up some geographical barrier to protect the wholesomeness of the country folk.
Doesn't japan have a culture of 'nanpa' artists?
Don't get me wrong, I am showing this guy no love, I am not defending him... I just find the reaction ridiculous.
Posted in: Video of pick-up artist grabbing Japanese women on street triggers online protests
JoshuYakiNov. 06, 2014 - 07:43AM JST
There is life after work. You can leave your job if you are being mistreated. They should hammer this into Japanese kids when they are young.
Posted in: Restaurant ordered to pay Y58 mil damages over employee's suicide
JoshuYakiNov. 06, 2014 - 07:41AM JST
The whole world should be grateful for the hard work that was put in to get this task done. Congratulations.
Posted in: Spent fuel rods removed from No. 4 reactor building at Fukushima
JoshuYakiNov. 05, 2014 - 07:26AM JST
1.China's industrial monster is bad for the earth and for the oceans
2. China is made an example because they are such a concentrated massive population of people and companies
3. Japan is trying to make China look bad again..
Posted in: Japan tells China to stop coral poaching after 200 boats spotted
JoshuYakiOct. 22, 2014 - 07:33AM JST
17 sacks of porn would make a great gag prop. One of those hidden camera shows. "Here is your delivery sir!"
Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park
JoshuYakiOct. 20, 2014 - 08:28AM JST
Kind of makes you want to sell the shack and move to Japan to be a subsidized rice farmer in Japan
Posted in: One man shows how rice farming can be competitive
JoshuYakiOct. 16, 2014 - 10:58AM JST
Shame on everyone from the webmaster to the VP of marketing. Disgusting... Not one person at Amazon.co.jp raised a flag? Asked a question? shame shame shame... Child abuse isn't 'cultural' its not a different experience if you are from a different country. So what if there are smelly secret specialty stores in Japan that sell children's souls.. Amazon is an international corporation profiting off of child porn.
Posted in: The fuel for Japan’s pedophiles
JoshuYakiOct. 02, 2014 - 11:02AM JST
I always wondered why Toyota never put their foot down and refuse to deliver the pickup trucks to ISIS. Granted there is evidence that another government bought them but it must have been obvious to the Toyota salespeople where they were going. Toyota's badge is as evident as the black flag with white writing
Posted in: Could Islamic State reach Japan?
JoshuYakiOct. 01, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
This is a very bad person. I hope he is treated very badly in prison.
JoshuYakiSep. 28, 2014 - 07:56AM JST
Women like Osakabe are the cornerstones of a newer progressive equal Japan. Good for her. All of the G7 countries need to support children bearing families and parents in general. Browbeating someone till their grave in their office chair or out of their job does not make a nation.
JoshuYakiSep. 28, 2014 - 07:21AM JST
This article is strange in that it identifies and targets specific and huge companies and accuses them of sexual and other horrible harassment just based on someone's account of their experience.
No woman should ever be harassed. Never ever.
But should a huge company be labeled as a lawless gang of harassers just because someone had a bad experience?
Posted in: The ugly truth of 'gokon,' Japan’s group blind dates
JoshuYakiSep. 22, 2014 - 07:15AM JST
I can see that. People have human skulls as mementos. It could have been appropriately labled and packaged. I am sure it wasn't a blood dripping cardboard box full of horrified heads
Posted in: Japan insists no mystery behind skulls at Chicago consulate
JoshuYakiSep. 18, 2014 - 09:53AM JST
These are the ads with the guy in the turtle neck sweater pulled up to his eyes and the two girls standing next to him seductively.
There are many arguments pro and con for circumcision. Profit and retail sales should have no business anywhere in any discussion...
Posted in: Foreskin clip joints take unwary males for a ride
JoshuYakiSep. 13, 2014 - 07:29AM JST
Schools around the world are becoming less about students learning and more about the ambitions of parents.. WTH Its obvious her former manager had no vested interest to write something that specific on the house. Now they look like major bullies and liars also now
Posted in: Makiko Esumi's ex-manager says he acted on his own when spray painting actor's home
JoshuYakiSep. 12, 2014 - 09:24AM JST
A bit of creative writing?
An annoying argument ensued.
Although the young clerk should be commended for sticking up for himself, his forceful tones against a female of the species upset the other DQN greatly, causing one of them to hurl their drink at the man.*
sounds like a detective novel. I wonder who was annoyed by the argument? The reporter?
Posted in: Video showing convenience store workers being forced to kowtow to thugs leads to one arrest
JoshuYakiSep. 12, 2014 - 09:17AM JST
I think I had more or less about $20 my entire time through high school. These kids were getting some serious lunches
Posted in: Y360,000 stolen from 80 students at two Chiba high schools
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Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:42AM JST
I believe they are trying to get more followers
Posted in: Muslims in Japan launch community outreach program to counter prejudice
Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:25AM JST
A couple comments...
I also cringe at the term 'Cool Japan' but at the time it…
Posted in: Cool Japan Ambassador Paul Christie talks about plans to highlight a different side of the country
Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:07AM JST
No, it's not so horrible if you're just cherry-picking the stuff that sounds nice.
Posted in: Abe calls cheering for him at Osaka preschool inappropriate
Mar. 01, 2017 - 01:06AM JST
Youngsters in USA know Sony as TV programs and Movie promotter.
I'm pretty sure youth doesn't…
Posted in: Samsung heir indicted for bribery, embezzlement
Mar. 01, 2017 - 12:55AM JST
Yeah... I'd much rather be "Falsely" accused of a crime in Japan where they can hold…
Posted in: Takata pleads guilty in air bag scandal, agrees to pay $1 bil in U.S.
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