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Kobuta ChanJan. 07, 2017 - 01:17AM JST
I hope French store owners will deploy Robot shop attendants instead of hiring human shop attendants in their stores.
Posted in: Here come 'smart stores' with robots, interactive shelves
Kobuta ChanJan. 07, 2017 - 01:13AM JST
LG LED TVs are only last for over a year and gone. How long that wallpaper thing OLED TV will last?
Posted in: TVs grab spotlight at CES gadget gala
Kobuta ChanJan. 07, 2017 - 01:10AM JST
Infinit's all cars' model designs are awful backward design and not attractive whatsoever. Also Infiniti logo was bad design and upside down means not good fortune for Infiniti.
The technology in Infiniti's car was good but car design was not classic or modern appearance design. The Nissan has to change Infiniti cars' design and car Logo if Nissan wants Infiniti to success like it rival Toyota's Lexus.
Posted in: Infiniti QX50 Concept to make global debut in Detroit
Kobuta ChanJan. 07, 2017 - 12:58AM JST
BitCoin becomes "Safe Heaven" as asset?
Where and who you're going to ask your money back when technology glitch but it becoming permanently disappeared all transaction of BitCoins on all bitcoin Exchange providers?
The secret hidden software in Bitcoin software that will erase all BitCoin transactions was activated on certain date and erased all BitCoins transaction from the all Bitcoin wallets. It is silly thinking but it’s very possible scenario for the imaginary money generated from Computer technology.
Posted in: Bitcoin nears record high as it becomes 'safe haven' asset
Kobuta ChanJan. 07, 2017 - 12:23AM JST
Moonraker: He sounds like one of those possessive, jealous and abusive types. Don't get mixed up with such guys, ladies. It is not love nor care they display no matter how much they try to spin it that way. And there are many around.
How can you know that guy was possessive, jealous and abusive before you have falling in love with him?
The modern young peoples are very easy to love and living together as well as break up.
Some peoples do not accept when they break up. They can not let it go and they do silly think like this story. I hope she was still alive with that guy and treating her well regardless of isolating from society for while.
Posted in: French police search forest for body of Japanese student
Kobuta ChanJan. 07, 2017 - 12:05AM JST
He should have ordered Marijuana Oil instead of Marijuana if he wanted to use it as pain release. There are many pain release medicines available by prescription in Japan. Why he didn't go to see GP?
Posted in: American man arrested for smuggling marijuana in candy
Kobuta ChanJan. 06, 2017 - 11:59PM JST
I'm against killing Dolphins because Dolphins are very intelligence creature and able to interacting with human. You can say Dolphin as sea-dog for our human. They are like our best friend dogs in the sea. We should not kill any kind of Dolphins and they should not live in captivity. Please, release all Dolphins from captivity worldwide.
I do not against hunting Whales because the Whale meat was Japanese peoples' diet for thousand of years regardless of some Japanese said they don't eat Whale meat. Children born after the war was relied on protein from Whale blubber. Dolphin should not be hunting for meat. Please, do not hunt and kill Dolphins.
Posted in: Police investigating dolphin escape in Taiji
Kobuta ChanJan. 06, 2017 - 11:36PM JST
S. Korean Comfort Women saga is never ending story. S. Korean Government was using Comfort Women as propaganda and to hurt Japan image in International. S. Korea thinks its version of Comfort Women story will get sympathy from international community and they will see Japan as evil. S. Koreans are one side competition with modern Japan in technology, culture and economy in International stage. S. Korean Government and most S. Korean peoples have grudge against past Japan occupying of Korea.
S. Korean and Communist Chinese do not want to improve relationship with Japan because they are always going back to past with Japan for to manipulate their citizens when they were falling into political scandal or trouble.
All Parties need to accept fact check about so called "Comfort Women". In fact, Comfort Women from Korea were not forcefully recruited by Japanese Army. They were recruited by Korean contractors and they paid money to the women's parents. However, there was not cleared about how the contractors promised and condition of job offer to those Comfort women. Some women knew what they are going to work but they did not expect to sex with 15 or 17 soldiers a day. They must be compensated for their unpaid service to Japanese soldiers during the war.
According Korean the recruitment contractor diary, he paid money to the young women parents that means he bought young women from their parents. Also he confessed recruiting prostitutes from Brothels. The S. Korean Comfort Women were not forcefully recruited by Japanese Imperial Army after all. They all went back to their home town and married and have a family. There’s no problem for decades until activists make them as victims of forcefully recruited Comfort Women for sex with Japanese soldiers. They have changed the true story to fiction story to accommodate activists’ idea. It will be better image for former comfort women and their families if they were forcefully recruited by Japanese Imperial Army instead of they were bought by Korean contractors. I don’t intend to offend and discredit anyone but the truth may hurt some peoples. The truth is truth and we must not change truth of past.
The poor parents' selling their daughters to brothel was not uncommon practice in Japan, Korea, China and some Asia Countries. The Westerners may be shocked when they heard about poor parents' selling their daughters to brothel for financial cause. It still happened in country like Thailand.
S. Korea Government must not use past as propaganda if S. Korean Government wants good relationship with its neighbor. You can not move on to forward if you're dwelling on the past.
Posted in: Japan recalls envoys from S Korea over 'comfort woman' statue
Kobuta ChanOct. 19, 2016 - 11:22PM JST
If he doesn't want it then please donate money to Public Hospital.
Posted in: Nobel judges still can't reach Dylan
Kobuta ChanOct. 19, 2016 - 11:11PM JST
That means Communist Chinese Government can be more able to blackmail Japan.
Posted in: Honda to build new factory in China
Kobuta ChanOct. 19, 2016 - 11:07PM JST
Winner by KO.
Kobuta ChanOct. 17, 2016 - 02:21AM JST
Good luck and safe voyage.
Posted in: China to launch manned spacecraft on Monday
Kobuta ChanOct. 10, 2016 - 03:29AM JST
Why did he come to press conference if he wasn't prepared to answer the questions?
Posted in: Seething Hamilton snubs media in Japan
Kobuta ChanJan. 15, 2016 - 08:20PM JST
Merkel is trying to dictate Europe with her ideology like former war time leader.
Posted in: German town sends refugee bus to Merkel's office
Kobuta ChanOct. 28, 2015 - 04:06AM JST
Obviously, Marc Marquez was purposefully disturbing Rossi race. Marc Marquez has faster bike then Lorenzo and Rossi. He was fastest in morning practicing section. Marquez deliberately going wide and let Lorenzo passed him and then he playing with Rossi to slow down and created gap between Rossi and Lorenzo. Marc Marquez plans was he will finish before Rossi in the end and Lorenzo will finish 1st or 2nd.
Marc Marquez action was unsportsmanshp behavior and to destroy chance of Rossi 2015 Moto GP championship title. It's dirty game and unacceptable. Marquez was not broken the current FIM's rule but now FIM must think changing rule for someone purposefully destroyed another rider's Championship title hope.
Also Honda needs to warn Marc Marquez about his unsportsmanship behavior at Malaysia GP because Honda should have been one two finished in Malaysia if Marquez didn't do stupid thing. I have lost respect for Marc Marquez and as well as Lorenzo.
The penalty imposed on Rossi was too harsh and now Rossi will lose his 2015 Moto GP Championship to Lorenzo. I believe deducting point penalty was enough and Rossi should not be relegated to back.
Posted in: Yamaha appeals against Rossi's penalty for collision
Kobuta ChanOct. 28, 2015 - 03:34AM JST
I believe the grandparent must allow child's father to see his daughter. The most important thing was reestablishing normal father and daughter relationship between them. The child may have been brain washed by her grandparent. I don't know the whole story but father was not child abuser. So the judge should be favor father and daughter should be asked about her opinion and her wishes as well. Actually, they don't need to go to court if grandparent allowed normal relationship between father and daughter regardless of who wanted to stay with. Grandparent should not be selfish and they should see their granddaughter's future.
Kobuta ChanOct. 01, 2015 - 01:18AM JST
The UN has missed the important point in Syria war. Fighting against ISIS will take time. How about Syrian peoples? Where majority of Syrian refugees have to go and live?
As I wrote in international Medias’ websites, US, EU and UN must create safe heaven inside Syria and build villages for Syrian refugees. That Safe Haven Zone will be protecting by ground troops and air force by international military. Build the apartment building for Syrian refugees' family in Safe Heaven with International donors' fund and individual donor like Egyptian Billionaire Telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris. He has offered to buy Island from Greece and want to build Apartments for Syrian refugees' family. If US and UN can establish Safe Heaven zone inside Syria and then he doesn't need to buy Island for $ 100 Millions and he can build permanent apartment buildings for Syrian refugees' family in that Safe Heaven Zone. Later, they can build Schools and Hospitals in there. The Safe Heaven zone should be border area with Turkey because usually border towns have created job opportunity for both sides of peoples.
I think Japan Government should suggest this idea to UN. This $ 1.5 billions can build apartments, Schools and Hospital for at least 50,000 Syrian refugees' family.
The war will not be end in two or three years. These Syrian refugees have nowhere to go to live. The whole country was almost completely destroyed by war. If you can establish Safe Heaven Zone and build new Villages inside Syria and then they don't need to rush to go home. Rebuilding ruined cities and towns will take long times and very expensive. Also Refugees permanent resettling in Europe will cost at least 50,000 Euro per person. Also the culture crash between host peoples and Muslim refugees will be next problems for EU member's states.
The best and right thing is giving temporary visa to all refugees and later relocated to newly built refugee villages in Safe Heaven zone. It will stop Syrian refugees risking their lives for to reach Germany and Europe. Also it will reduce weight on Germany and other EU members. The costs of long term looking after to refugees will be costs tens of billions of Euro to Germany and other EU member states. Those tens of billions of Euro should be using to build new villages, Schools and Hospital for all Syrian refugees in Safe heaven zone.
Posted in: Abe, speaking at U.N., pledges $1.5 bil for Middle East refugees, peace
Kobuta ChanSep. 23, 2015 - 07:04AM JST
PTownsend. Will you vote for LP knowing Christopher Pyne will be Prime Minister if LP won the Election?
Voters do not have opportunity to elect Prime Minister in election in Westminster system but voters knew the Party leader will be Prime Minister if Party won the Election. Last election Australian voters have voted for LP with Tony Abbott as Party leader and he will be next Prime Minister of Australia if LP won the Election.
The Party room chooses their leader before going into election and let voters know who their Party leader was and he or she will be Prime Minister if their Party won the election. Otherwise, why don't we bother about Party leader's policy and his personality before election? The Westminster system Parliament democracy was suck. All good policy were screwed up by minority Independent Senators in Upper House. You can not fulfill your promised and commitment unless you have majority in both Upper House and Lower House.
After all, you can remove elected Prime Minister from Office by force by using Party room ballots. They don't respect voters at all. Julia Gillard had rating high when she back stabbed Kevin Rudd. Former Premier Denis Napthine had also personal rating up after he dethroned Premier Ted Baillieu. In the end, both State and Federal Government have lost election. Australian public do not like disloyal peoples. I'll wait and see whether Turnbull his wealth will make exception or not in next election.
Posted in: Australian PM urges Beijing to cool tensions in South China Sea
Kobuta ChanSep. 23, 2015 - 06:31AM JST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel shouldn't force East European EU members to accept Muslim refugees. If they don't want to host Muslims in their country and then let it be. We don't want another Balkan war in future. Muslim refugees should be resettled in Muslim countries and give money to host Muslim countries.
I'm very much respected to Chancellor Angela Merkel for her compassion but she must understand why other European countries do not want to host Muslims in their land. The free movement of migrant in Europe won't be end soon. There are many Pakistani, Afghani and Bangladeshi peoples are selling their apartment and belonging and borrowing money from relative for to go Turkey and then Germany. I've watched on TV news. There are hundreds of Peoples are cuing for passport daily in Pakistan and Afghanistan. If I were citizen of third world country and then I'll test my luck to go Turkey and then Germany. I don't blame Muslim migrants who are trying to reach Germany. Anyone wants better life.
Whole Muslim populations in Third Word country are preparing to come to Europe for Germany. Hundreds millions of Muslims from all over the world will come to Germany if Germany and EU offered permanent resettlement for Muslim refugees. Once they arrived in Germany and then you can't remove them by force. They have nothing to lose. They will get shelter and allowance. They can save money from allowance and send some money to back home.
If you give refugees temporary protection Visa 3 or 5 years and then you can stop some economy migrants. The best solution is creating permanent villages for refugees in their own country and protecting by International troops.
It will help all refugees population. Resettling cost for every refugee will cost $ 80,000 to $ 100,000 in Europe. If you spent that kind of money in created Refugees Village and then you can give shelter and look after one thousand refugees.
UN has no true leadership and just demanding for to resettle refugees in Europe and somewhere else. UN has no interesting or no idea about long term solution for refugees from war torn Countries. Wealthy Arab Countries are ignoring their fellow Arab Muslims refugees from neighboring countries. The wealthy Arabs are only interesting in young girls for pay sex and Muslim Imams are helping wealthy old Arab men with fake wedding. UN Chief does not dare to speak out against wealthy Arab Governments.
Why Western countries and their citizens have to shoulder all Muslim refugees' problems in first place? UN must find long term solution and not just talking.
Posted in: Bickering in the Balkans: Officials clash over migrants
Kobuta ChanSep. 23, 2015 - 05:44AM JST
Shut up Obama! What's the matter with US? Obama has failure to act against ISIS in beginning of ISIS emerging in Syria. Now he doesn't want Russian fighting ISIS. He doesn't want to send US Combat troops into Iraq and Syria. Obama you can't stand in the middle of the road. You need shut your big mouth for sake of Syrian peoples.
Posted in: Russia deploys 28 combat planes in Syria
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Feb. 21, 2017 - 06:38PM JST
I've been here over 3 decades, and found that when my Japanese wasn't up to…
Posted in: 28 hospitals selected as foreigner-friendly
Feb. 21, 2017 - 06:37PM JST
There's a hospital in Hachioji, Tokyo that my wife really likes. I asked her what they…
Feb. 21, 2017 - 06:36PM JST
Really ? Okay. Can we call it a crapsandwich or a doodoo sandwich (in reference to…
Posted in: Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser
Feb. 21, 2017 - 06:33PM JST
This is going to backfire, I can see it now, foreigner turns up at "non foreigner…
Feb. 21, 2017 - 06:31PM JST
I'd never invest in real estate here as the quality of building and the ever present…
Posted in: Mortgage considerations for non-Japanese in Japan
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