marcelito comments

Posted in: Costs for managing Japan's nuclear plants to total ¥13 trillion See in context

As far as I understand, Nuclear power is still the cheapest and most efficient source of energy.

Certainly not on this earthquake prone island as the Fukushima balooning costs clearly show.

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Posted in: Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste See in context

Great needs lots of these.

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Posted in: Lawmaker's aide admits knowing payments made to campaign staff were illegal See in context

Because they are Japanese lawmakers, not foreign CEOs

Aly....precisely brother, the same hypocrisy on display as always.

You watch . . . . notice how it is the Campaign Office signing off the payments, not a named individual in the office. Just like it is the office of the lawmaker receiving the ahem gifts/donations, rather than an individual at the office.


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Posted in: New Toyosu fish market already sinking on its foundations See in context

Since the move to the new fish market was rammed through by Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike, that will ultimately be where the buck stops.

Hey hey Nikan Gendai ... lets not conveniently forget that it was that racist oyaji fossil Ishihara who rammed this project through , not Koike...selective memory much?

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Posted in: Japan to extend provisional certification for graduate care workers See in context

You are right! Many areas of the senior care business you dont need to know how to read and write Japanese, just the ones where you are dealing with seniors, about 99.8% of the jobs. need to understand at least 5000 kanji perfectly to make up a bed and take them to toilet. Sure,  keep demanding they pass an additional national test ( to keep the amakudari company administering it happy ) after they finish their training courses....but then stop whining about the 340,000 care worker shortage.

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Posted in: High court orders Shikoku Electric to suspend Ikata nuclear reactor restart See in context

" the insufficient explanation why the plant would remain safe, and not pose a danger to residents in the event of volcanic eruptions or earthquakes."

I'm sure they will present a sufficient explanation in their appeal documents.

Why does it take legal action for them to provide the explanation ?

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Posted in: Costs for managing Japan's nuclear plants to total ¥13 trillion See in context

But but , nuclear energy is cheap and necessary....the cabal 70+ year old dinosaurs running the N-village continue to tell us. They need to be decomissioned with the plants.

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Posted in: High court orders Shikoku Electric to suspend Ikata nuclear reactor restart See in context

Nobody can adequately prepare for an earthquake;it is hubris to believe so.

Sure they can and they are."

Yes, we gave all seen how prepared Tepco was...pardon our scepticism .

I'm sure Shikoku Electric are, in fact, exercising caution."

Yeah..they are exercising caution about their bottom line, not the faultline that lies beneath Ikata. Instead of launching an appeal why dont they address the public concern and address the core issue of the lawsuit ..." the insufficient explanation why the plant would remain safe, and not pose a danger to residents in the event of volcanic eruptions or earthquakes."

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

The report found Saikawa received an excess of around 96.50 million yen ($877,000) before tax via stock appreciation rights, and six other executives were overpaid under the scheme by a total of 57.72 million yen. Nissan expects the amount to be repaid by March.

So Saikawa and everyone else can just repay the money and all is good.....Why didnt they get treated the same as Carlos?

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Posted in: Warm winter bad news for Japan's ski resorts See in context

This has nothing to do with climate change.

Naah...neither do the record fires in Australia, California, Europe..nor record typhoons / hurricanes travelling further than ever or the other extreme swings of weather around the globe. Its gotta be something else....maybe its Donny.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

zones2surf....the story you posted  above is absolutely horrific, cant imagine her pain.

Aly ...parents who lose access to their children after their partners take them away? Why not use the correct term: abducted? Because that's exactly what that is. No need to sugarcoat it.

Spot on brother.


Nadege ....Your whole post is just pure biased air bubble.

@oyatoi For too long, they’ve had things all their own way, pulling out the ‘cultural card’ whenever it suits, while gaming our openness and insisting on the rule of law at other times. 


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Posted in: Kono says SDF mission to Mideast in Japan's self-interest as crude oil importer See in context

It would be in Japan s ' self interest as an oil importer ' to stay out of it and avoid taking sides...alas when Donald says jump, the Abe admin asks how high?

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Posted in: Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault See in context

If Nissan is saying ' no way ' then its definitely being worked on behind the screen.

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Posted in: Aso apologizes for remarks about Japan's historical unity See in context

Coming back from holidays overseas its not surprising to see the blabbering Taro A idiot circus is carrying on as usual.

Many years ago, I was doing a project for the government of Hokkaido and was asked to translate a poster that stated, "It's been 100 years since human beings have inhabited Hokkaido!"

Nice one!

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

Only hours before his scheduled news conference and right on the heels of a warrant issued for his wife ...surely not a coincidence ...powers to be are desperate for some information to pre-empt the bombshell his news conference is going to bring.

Popcorn ready.....

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Posted in: Trial opens for man accused of killing 19 at home for disabled See in context

Uematsu said he would not deny in court having carried out the attack.

"It's depressing," he said. "It's like going there to get insulted."

And he appeared to take pride in the devastating rampage. "I did my best", he told Jiji.

Fully agree with the posters above ...this piece of evil garbage deserves to swing , nothing less.

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Posted in: Tax hike, global slowdown set to dent Japan's economic growth in 2020 See in context

"To turn the Japanese economy from slowdown to acceleration, it is necessary for the negative impact of the tax hike to dissipate or for external demand to clearly rebound,

How much can one get paid for stating the obvious?

Problem is the J govts for decades led by 70 plus year old fossils with zero ability to propose / introduce any new ideas have proved useless. Abenomics PR exercise HS failed, all media soundbites with pathetic results apart from the tourism sector. Drilling the bedrock of regulation and the 3rd arrow proved nothing but sound bites for the sheeple. No new ideas to reform the tax system to encourage private consumption at increases on a falling population that is experiencing falling real incomes is the opposite of what should be done. Abe will be gone after lapping up Olympic glory so he can have at least one positive to claim and Japan will continue slowly sinking. Not expecting much from the next PM either unless a miracle happens. Sun is setting down on this island ...every time I go back to the old country the differences become more pronounced when returning to Japan. Time to seriously start considering plan B.

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Posted in: Prosecutors question 5 lawmakers over casino-bribery case See in context

Sounds like you think they won’t be arrested. Why not? Akimoto was arrested so it seems possible this bunch might also.

Why? Seriously? ..well, you know...Japan Post, KEPCO, TEPCO, Takata...etc etc...just off top of my head.

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Posted in: Australian PM calls up reservists as fire threats escalate See in context

ADF should have been called upon to help a month ago...Scomo is hopeless in this instance and the affected locals have told him as much when he came for his PR handshake to South Cost yesterday.

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Posted in: Japan earmarks ¥1.78 bil to boost promotion of sake See in context

good sake promotes itself...this is all about creating some more amkudari chairs for the boys.

As part of such efforts, the government is preparing to set up an office at the National Tax Agency in July "

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Posted in: NHK's annual 'Kohaku' music show sees rating fall to record low See in context

watched it once for 20 mins years ago and that was enough... sounds like the same repetitive stuff year after year. J TV is a punishment.

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Posted in: Prosecutors question 5 lawmakers over casino-bribery case See in context

So can we expect dramatic arrests at their offices followed by months of solitary confinement and daily interrogation? yeah..ok then...

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Posted in: Ghosn seen on security camera leaving Tokyo home alone on Dec 29 See in context

Could it be as simple as walking away? Wow.

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Posted in: Iran vows harsh response to U.S. killing of top general See in context

Provoking Iran? They’ve been provoking us since 1979, so yeah, let’s not try or attempt to re-write history.

Yeah right, remember the Shah fiasco and how it happened? So let's not try to re write history indeed. The current escalation would not be happening if Donny didn't decide it's all right to go around ripping up international agreements at will.

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Posted in: Ghosn met Lebanese president after fleeing Japan See in context

Enjoy your life in the Middle East. With the Russians and Kurds in Syria, Turkey to the North, and Israel and Iran about to go war, I am sure you have a great life in the Middle East. LOL

He sure will have a great life in Lebanon, he still has a ton of money and people admire him there. Meanwhile Japanese authorities have an egg on its face .

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

details about his escape starting to appear in overseas press....

Many details of the escape remain unclear. However, Lebanese TV station MTV reported that a Gregorian band played a Christmas concert for Ghosn at his apartment in Japan, before he was spirited away in one of their larger instrument boxes in a plot masterminded by his wife Carole and supported by ex-special forces soldiers.

He is thought to have boarded a chartered Bombardier jet from an airport in Osaka to Istanbul, landing in Turkey at 5.30am local time on Monday. He is thought to have then switched to another plane which took off 40 minutes later bound for Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut.

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Posted in: 12 dead, several missing as Australia counts cost of devastating bushfires See in context

Never seen anything like it...the scale of the fires i s off the charts...also it was just reported an estimated 500 million animals, birds,reptiles perished so far. An enormous tragedy any way one looks at it. And still the PM drags his feet on climate change effects.

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Posted in: Japan Post starts delivering about 1.28 billion ‘nengajo' See in context

What a complete waste of paper and resources delivering these cards.In this day and age they have become almost obsolete

agreed... very environmentaly unfriendly. I get that the elderly still send them but anyone under say 60 should be encouraged to send them electronically....Japan likes to blab about its " special" relationship with nature so here is a chance to show the world what a " nature friendly and advanced country it is.. Government should be leading the initiative but then again what to expect from LDP oyaji deadwood.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

Waiting for his defenders on JT to come tell us how the innocents always flee

Maybe if he had a chance of a fair trial here he wouldnt have... Alas we all know those chances were nil.

Btw... Would be interesting to know what bearing the J foreign ministers visit to Lebanon this month had on this development. in any case will be interesting to finally hear Ghosn version of this saga.

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