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Posted in: Japan curbs on Chinese telecom firms could hurt ties, says China See in context

Maybe if the spyware was offered as a side option instead of built in Chinese junk might be better received.

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Posted in: ANA takes delivery of first Airbus A380 See in context

The only thing done by ANA more idiotic than this purchase was putting RR engines on their 787 fleet.

15 of those machines have been continuously parked in Haneda without engines on and off for the past 7 years. --That's about $4 BILLION US worth of equipment making no money but requires payments on.

Great going!

Nowhere in the world is lack of talent in airline leadership is as horrendous as in Japan:

100% of the international flights between Okinawa and Kyushu -with the exception of Fukuoka, are done by foreign carriers, and have always been so!

The single exception to failure was when the great Chairman Mr. Inamori saved JAL from bankruptcy.

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Posted in: Pilot drinking again delays ANA flight despite new rules See in context

For over a hundred years the entire history of aviation drinking has been the traditional way to deal with stress the world over.

Why is it a surprise that many pilots would be drinking in Japan where the industry is made FAR, FAR a more stressful environment than elsewhere?

For example the number one rule of their scheduling is built to MAKE SURE pilots no more than MINIMUM rest. Into this they get the MAXIMUM duty crammed in. This is an easy source of endemic life stress nobody does anything about to fix, and has nothing to do with a particular airline: THEY ALL DO THIS!

For those pilots who need drinking to alleviate stress the new rule provides no solutions only creates more stress.

You can't just hammer rules down pilots throat, you need to reach out to help them with their problems of which they have far more than most people can imagine.

...I should know

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Posted in: Abe, Putin on collision course over islands See in context

Russian Siberia alone is twice the size of Canada packed with untold riches in natural resources.

Yet compare the Russian economy with Japan, the tiny land that has zero raw materials.

Why are you demanding economic cooperation from the poor little country who lost WW2?

Is it perhaps that because instead of creativity all you can think of is war and violence?

Go home to Siberia and enjoy your victory! Rude barbarians.

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Posted in: Buying property in Japan? This mini tower house can be yours for ¥1.3 mil See in context

Well, the Mini Tower CAN be a home until the MAXI earthquake topples it, after which you either use it as your new burial site, or if you happened to be out of the Mini Tower at the time, need to look for a new house with your leftover money plus whatever insurance payment you might receive.

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Posted in: Lavrov asks why Japan only country in world that can't accept results of World War II See in context

Let me tell you why Mr. Lavrov:

Because Stalin and Tojo signed the Soviet–Japanese Neutrality Pact (日ソ中立条約 Nisso Chūritsu Jōyaku)

in 1941, yet on Aug 8 1945 USSR Foreign Commissar Molotov announced that the Soviet Government declares that from tomorrow, that is from Aug. 9, the Soviet Government will consider itself to be at war with Japan.

Translation: When Japan had already been utterly devastated by the US, therefore the USSR had not expected any serious resistance, Stalin rushed in to grab the islands as well as Manchuria and half the Korean peninsula.

Obviously Russia signs treaties when it suits their interest then disregards them when it no longer suits their interest. See Mr. Lavrov, your country has a credibility problem?

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Posted in: Moon calls for 'restrained' language with Japan over wartime forced labor row See in context

How was the $500 million used in 1965? it was a huge amount of money 53 years ago!

It should have generously helped most victims while they were still alive. Where is the accounting on that?

What sense does it make to attack Japan 3 peaceful generations later for several hundreds of thousand $ for merely a few dozen survivors? Is it not driven by petty hatred of Japan by Mr. Moon?

Evidently all Korean presidents are gangsters only not all of them are in prison!

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Posted in: Japan to accept more caregivers from 3 Asian nations See in context

Hopefully it's mutually beneficial temporary arrangement till AI, robotics, and exoskeleton technology as well as cure to aging makes all of this obsolete.

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Posted in: S Korean activists try to put up statue symbolizing forced laborers during Japanese rule See in context

The people responsible for those actions were executed long ago. Japan was utterly destroyed and imposed a pacifist constitution. 3 peaceful generations of Japanese later what more should be demanded from Japan? When is it enough to move on already?

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