SK used to deliberately slow access to Google Maps. Don't know whether it still does. It's all to leverage SK versions of global apps. They use protectionism and the Korean language to create an (ironically) North Korean style of internet isolation. So the biggest search engine there is Naver, not Google. Easier to hide scandals etc when you do that. Most governments will eventually follow suit as the net gets nationalised within borders.
WA4TKGDec. 7 09:03 am JST
I have a question, why is a 17 year old in a “Lounge”?
Is’t THAT illegal ?
We’re not supposed to ask that
You CAN ask that, but regardless if the girl faked her age or not, it doesn't question the illegality of the alleged subsequent rapes that took place, right?
Aside from the "poor, innocent and peace-loving" claim you make, that would be about right. The US placed a total resource embargo on Japan and froze all its assets, hoping to goad Japan into war. Japan would have collapsed without oil and the other resources the US was keeping from it. Roosevelt knew that Pearl Harbor was a likely target and that the Japanese were considering war to obtain resources - yet he and his staff withheld that information from the commanders in Hawaii.
So, yes, the Japanese were tricked/forced into a war with the US. Not the first (or the last) time the US has used this tactic.
How very convenient of you to leave out that the U.S. embargo was a direct result of Japan committing atrocities across China, a large trading partner of the U.S.
However, the Jaguar, Tornado, and Typhoon jets are all examples of programs where the countries and governments involved successfully produced aircraft and didn't resort to buying US made.
Don't forget General Dynamics helped Mitsubishi design the F-2. Based on some of the stuff one reads here you would have thought GD and the US Government would want to bury the F-2 so it could "force" Japan to buy F-16s
That is not good news for the West, as the Western economy benefited from low cost Chinese manufacturing. Now blocking it, sector by sector (including green tech), and having kicked out migrant labour, prices in the West are going to rise and there will be no cash for a green transition.
Deflation in the Chinese economy is going to lead to lower prices on Chinese exports, and lower inflation in the west. Pretty much every analyst is saying this.
It's about time Japan educates its people so they can keep tabs on what their Government is doing.
Our fleet of CH-46Ds and Es were all grounded after my friend Marine Capt. John Price and his crew died during a post maintenance test flight of a freshly overhauled CH-46E over Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. The helicopter lost a rotor blade in flight, leading to in flight break up. Not a nice way to die. The depot that did the overhaul installed broken tension-torsion straps. Amazing failure on their part and one they would never admit, fighting the results of the mishap investigation for over a year. Every rotor blade in the CH-46 fleet, over 400 aircraft, had to come off for inspection. More broken tension-torsion straps were found, saving lives. We were back up and flying quickly though. The Phrog was a great helo but it was let down by shoddy work at a depot, a people problem and not a fault of the design in any way.
The clue to look at the rotor blades was that one blade was found very far from the rest of the wreckage, suggesting a failure in the blade. Once inspections started the problem was quickly identified and remedied. I'm not sure however the larger problem at that particular depot was resolved. We'll see where the investigation into this mishap goes.
There was supposedly a second CV-22 in the flight. It would be interesting to know what the crew of the surviving aircraft saw. If they saw the mishap occur their observations will be critical to solving the mystery of what went wrong.
In the first incident he was driving a black car with his mother to run various errands. Obviously, he made a detour to start his rampage against the local Hitachi City government office. Where he got a white car to then crash into another government-related building in Tokai village and what his grudge was is not clear.
Some old dude was sleeping in the office with a crowbar in hand? There's obviously more to this story.
Sadly, he's absolutely right; that's just the way it is now-a-days, and he understands that and is willing to take the heat.
The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was grounding its fleet of V-22 Osprey aircraft after a fatal crash last week off the coast of Japan that killed eight people onboard.
Local news media report that they are grounding all Ospreys, not only the Air Force's AV-22s but also the Navy and the Marines' MV-22s. The JSDF, which has 14 Ospreys which Japan had to buy for some political reasons, had already grounded the aircraft soon after the Yakushima crash incident.
bass4funkDec. 7 09:47 pm JST
We have actual military bases next to Iran. Israel is useless for hosting US troops.
Their gathering of geopolitical intelligence, especially when it involves terrorism coming from the Middle East. No one comes even close to obtaining the most pertinent information that is beyond beneficial to us, so were they lack in hosting US troops they make up 100 fold for intelligence gathering. That puts my mind at ease.
We wouldn't need hardly ANY intelligence on the ME if we weren't having to constantly put troops in harms way for Israel. You are imagining this intelligence bonanza because you have evangelical reasons for supporting Israel I believe.
Intel so good they didn't know what was going on on their own territory?
Well, they’re definitely making up for that in spades.
By turning the war crimes up to 11? That's not helpful for anyone. They won't be able to get rid of Hamas and the US' reputation is damaged by association with this.
LegrandeToday 12:31 am JST
Pigeons coming home to roost...US-created LDP rotten to the core.
Do you think anyone buys that Japan bears no responsibility for its politics?
Google's Bard has been a Technological Flop.
So, now they're trying to come up with some huge hype that is supposed to get us excited... during a time, when we are all worried about how AI wil impact our employability ?
Google and other AI companies should start to worry about the future and particularly how it's employee's should be protected towards antagonistic behavior's to it's employees -such as I guess will happen, in due course - as has happened in the past during such "Technological" revolutions....
Sadly, management of such change is not something that we have mastered yet - and those creating this situation should be held to account - if not subjected to "Corporal Punishment" due to their greedy oversight and its impact upon the World around them.
The Japanese Peoples are in the main, different today, from back then.
Ah, the benefit of Hindsight... I wonder how our current "Leaders" will be viewed in the Future ? (After being subjected to Political information manipulation, etc. to suit the story of the current day.....)
it is somewhat Ironic, that the Immigrants of past are now calling the shots over immigrants of actual Native British peoples - you married a Japanese Wife of 15 years... and you wish to come back to the UK - sorry NO!
But Indian IT workers are ok to come in...
Bit, it doesn’t look tasty. Plenty of small places do big doughnuts with onsen tamago in the middle and they aren’t the ring ones, freshly made on premises. There’s one doing them in Hankyu Umeda B1, can’t remember the name I’m afraid.
I’ll only eat that kind of cuisine once a week though, don’t get into it and addicted, it’s seriously unhealthy, you see.
I wish you reported for SoraNews, Steve. You could show them and us the light.
Few if any are brave to admit what truly is the root cause of immigration. To solve immigration issues
That begs the question to say that immigration is bad. Or maybe you were referring to asylum, in which I would agree with you.
Smartphones are very useful tools for daily life that, in the hands of inattentive and inconsiderate people, become a nuisance at best and a menace at worst. It really isn't hard to stop and not be in anyone else's way if you have something you need to do on your phone.
Go Prosecutors GO,
Charge them 18% interest on all Kickbacks & hidden funds plus forced retirement with NO PAY for at least 5 years.
So living in the countryside, I have to pay for this?
It depends on where exactly you live, surely.
There is still plenty to pay for, from July to school uniforms. These still pose real challenges for the very poorest.
I meant juku, not July. For many, academic advancement beyond high school requires additional tuition.
If you had the same circumstances in life. The same background and series of events leading up to what he did, you would have done the same thing.
What circumstances would they be? I'd like to think I (and most people) wouldn't burn to death 36 people because I suspected the animation studio they were working for lifted a scene from one of my rejected novels.
I would prefer to end the lives of as many people as possible to ensure a quicker resolution
That kind of sounds like what Mr. Aoba did.
North Korean illegal migrants have been a problem in China for years.
North Korean defectors aren't looking to stay in China; they are merely in China as a passage on their way to Thailand, Vietnam, and Mongolia that provides safe passage to the ROK.
And China doesn't want North Koreans to mass defect because that would lead to the NK regime collapse followed by the ROK takeover.
In this joint development, the UK is expected to work with Japan on the design of the engine and airframe, while Italy will incorporate avionics and Japan will incorporate stealth and radar technology.
In terms of operation, Japan also aims to operate fighter jets and multiple unmanned AI aircraft as a single unit, which is what the United States and China are aiming for.
Since they are not buying fighter jets from the UK and are considering operating them in conjunction with AI, it is natural that they have plans to purchase a large number of MQ-28s.
Although I believe that the deficit can be covered by the government's debt, the weaker yen has increased the trade surplus, and a path to refocusing on the semiconductor industry is beginning to emerge.
I am looking forward to seeing if we can get through this without a tax increase.
North Korean illegal migrants have been a problem in China for years. Most want to cross the border for economic opportunity. The Chinese border area has a large population of ethnic Koreans. There are many first hand accounts that shed light on the issue. There is blame on all sides. I read this particular one which had a happy ending as she eventually escaped through Laos and ended up in South Korea, The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector’s Story.
In Japan's development of the next generation of fighter jets, the previous FS-X project was nearly derailed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and lawmakers pandering to its ideas.
On February 2, 1989, Prime Minister Noboru Takeshita was invited to Washington, D.C. by President Bush, who was inaugurated as a new administration in January, and he emphasized the importance of the Japan-U.S. Security Treaty and the U.S. FS-X. Cooperation with the plan should have been loudly praised. However, it was canceled that morning due to a letter sent to the White House by 12 leading senators opposing the FS-X project. On February 14, 24 bipartisan members of Congress sent a letter to the president stating, ''If the government requests approval for the transfer of F-16 technology to Japan, we will respond by submitting a resolution disapproving it.'' President Bush set a review meeting within the government with a response deadline of March 10th, and finally decided on March 20th to ''move forward with joint development.'' However, the following additional matters were attached.
Restricting the provision of F-16 source code
Aim to maximize the U.S. share of labor at the production stageEstablish a guarantee that technology from Japan will be provided.
Technology to manufacture the main wing by integrally molding a new material (carbon-based composite material)
The latest radar technology (phased array radar)
Despite a series of unequal treaties and bashing in Japan, they managed to reach an agreement. Because of this background, there is no guarantee that the United States will not interfere this time as well.
Few if any are brave to admit what truly is the root cause of immigration. To solve immigration issues instead of making it more expensive, which only favor the well-to-do, rich&developed countries should address issues of poverty, dictatorship, climate, safety&security which cause people to search better life at where they're. Solve problems on own backyards only create corruption&bureaucracy.