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nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 07:50PM JST
Toshiyori, you mention how other countries would not do this, but Trump is threatening today to cancel citizenship or send people to prison for flag burning.
Posted in: BBC under investigation for profile of new Thai king
nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 07:22PM JST
As to JT reader comments above re: "Language learning?" "English"?
The article makes no mention of these at all, in fact no mention of what langauage they were tested in.
From the quoted paragraph below however, we can infer that the literacy/fluency in question is in their native Japanese printed word.
Quote: "Regarding the slide in the literacy rank, the ministry said it might be attributable to students’ unfamiliarity with the test format and a decline in their reading of books and newspapers."
Posted in: Japanese students maintain high science, math scores, but drop in reading skills
nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 03:46PM JST
Iran will smile nicely and say "thank you kindly".
Posted in: Japan to offer 2 mil euros to Iran for nuclear safety cooperation
nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 03:42PM JST
Have any Chinese leaders visited Yasukuni to get the ball rolling?
C'mon, China, be realistic. (Nice idea, all the same.)
Posted in: China says it has places Japanese leaders should visit to pay tribute to war victims
nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 02:50PM JST
Plane full of fuel loses an engine shortly after take-off. Ghastly story. A sad day for Pakistan.
Posted in: 48 killed in Pakistan plane crash
nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 02:47PM JST
Flag burning used to be a no-no in the USA... which is kind of equivalent.
nandakandamandaDec. 08, 2016 - 02:40PM JST
This bland article is stripped of almost anything that could be used by anyone with an axe to grind.
Sadly it makes for very poor fare for the average intelligent reader too.
With dawn, they widened the search... let's hope that does the trick.
Posted in: Search widens for U.S. Marine Corps pilot missing after ejecting from jet
nandakandamandaDec. 07, 2016 - 05:54PM JST
Sounds huge, and so scary coming again like this. Some things are bigger than all of us.
Maybe some of those demonstrators can go and help out.
Posted in: Earthquake rocks Indonesia's Aceh province; nearly 100 dead
nandakandamandaDec. 07, 2016 - 05:35PM JST
Quote: 'Rebels withdrew from al-Shaar under heavy bombardment by pro-government forces to the Marjeh and Maadi neighborhoods, local media activist Mahmoud Raslan told The Associated Press. Several gunmen were killed. “Morale has hit rock bottom,” he said from inside the city’s remaining rebel-held enclave.'
Al Qaida and related extreme groups, and IS, never mention morale hitting rock bottom. Just silence from them is the norm.
This quote tells me that the ones now being bombed and shelled out of Aleppo are ordinary anti-government fighters who look to help from the outside world, but being less religiously extreme, they become demoralized when, as usual, it fails to materialize in the way they still hope for and expect.
Posted in: Syria says it has seized nearly 75% of eastern Aleppo
nandakandamandaDec. 07, 2016 - 10:43AM JST
"Kimi no na wa" 君の名は
? Why didn't they translate this as "Your name is..."
Posted in: Japanese anime film 'your name.' wins Los Angeles film critics award
nandakandamandaDec. 07, 2016 - 10:39AM JST
What would Freud say about this, I wonder?
Posted in: Marine Santa
nandakandamandaDec. 06, 2016 - 05:24PM JST
How long will this one last, I wonder, with Bernie's demands for ever heavier payments?
Good to see another one coming back to Europe, though, even as one leaves. Could be good. Good luck!
Posted in: French Grand Prix back on F1 calendar from 2018
nandakandamandaDec. 06, 2016 - 05:22PM JST
The sooner everyone can see the bigger picture, the better.
Posted in: 2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria's Aleppo
nandakandamandaDec. 06, 2016 - 05:21PM JST
Looks like a man who did his duty.
Posted in: Japanese navy veteran recalls Pearl Harbor 75 years on
nandakandamandaDec. 05, 2016 - 09:13PM JST
PS That NHK article should probably say pools, (not 'pool') as each reactor has its own pool.
Posted in: Fukushima reactor briefly loses cooling during inspection
nandakandamandaDec. 05, 2016 - 09:01PM JST
Horrible for all concerned. RIP
Posted in: 11 dead, 75 injured in Pakistan hotel fire
nandakandamandaDec. 05, 2016 - 08:54PM JST
Not mentioned in the above article but there was even more bad news...
From today's NHK: "Also on Sunday night, cooling operations temporarily stopped in the spent nuclear fuel pool at the plant's numbers 1, 2 and 3 reactors when some valves inexplicably opened."
nandakandamandaDec. 05, 2016 - 08:26PM JST
Quote: "His elbow jammed into the switch, breaking off its safety cover and inadvertently turning the lever to turn off the water injection pump to the No. 3 reactor."
Must surely have set off an alarm. Sounds like panic time.
nandakandamandaDec. 05, 2016 - 05:45PM JST
Yup, instant turn-off.
Just as a restaurant menu might say 'delicious mouth-watering ramen'.
Just 'Ramen' is fine, thanks. I can make up my own mind about how it tastes. Grrr.....
Posted in: What do you think of when you hear the words "Cool Japan?"
nandakandamandaDec. 05, 2016 - 05:41PM JST
Glad I wasn't born as an animal on this planet today.
Posted in: Niigata completes culling of 540,000 birds at flu-hit poultry farms
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Dec. 09, 2016 - 10:28PM JST
I hope, I mean I plan to be that gengki when I'm 73
Posted in: Mick Jagger a dad again at 73
Dec. 09, 2016 - 10:27PM JST
I was shocked too when I saw the daughter on TV the other day. She looks…
Posted in: Crown Princess Masako turns 53
Dec. 09, 2016 - 10:24PM JST
The home loan tax deduction for people who are rich enough to be able to…
Posted in: Ruling bloc OKs spousal deduction, beer tax reform policies
Dec. 09, 2016 - 10:22PM JST
2020 Olympics + Fukushima + Abe's wild spending sprees = Bankrupt, decrepit, barren country.
Posted in: Fukushima costs to double to Y21.5 tril: government
Dec. 09, 2016 - 10:15PM JST
JeffLee: If people have sneaked into a country and stay there illegally, then they can expect…
Posted in: Trump puts new spotlight on Long Island gang killings
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