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Posted in: Father rescues toddler from dingo's jaws on Australian tourist island See in context

@zichi

There was some story in my head about some parents claiming their two month baby girl was eaten by dingo's

Yes that's at another major tourist attraction, Uluru, but used to be called Ayer's Rock.

The parents are now vindicated and free.

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Posted in: Father rescues toddler from dingo's jaws on Australian tourist island See in context

@shinhiyata

Not sure why any parent would take their 14 month old baby to a remote part of a remote island inhabited by brown snakes, crocs (this time of year), great whites, and 200 dingoes.

Fraser Island is one of the wonders of Australia, millions of tourists visit every year.

It doesn't have crocs, brown snakes is not an endemic specie, great whites are in the sea (not on the island), but yes it has dingoes, some of the purest strand of dingoes live on the island.

The reason it is such a draw card is because of its natural wonders, like the fact it is entirely formed of sand, the forests are thousands of years old, pure clean fresh water streams and perched lakes, and of course the fishing is great.

It is also constantly changing because of the sand, and is why families will visit the island many times during their life time.

It is also close to Brisbane and therefore a good place for family to go camping. The 4wd beach driving is terrific, not to mention uncrowded surf and beach activities like swimming in champagne pools or digging for pippies etc. You could be on it for weeks and not be bored or feel the crowd. You should visit it, beats Totori sand dunes...

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Posted in: Global car makers face bumpy road as China hosts auto show See in context

There's a pertinent question for Japan, which has been usurped by Shanghai, is it Frankfurt or Tokyo motor show?

There is no win with centrally controlled Communist China, there is only how low would you or your country stoop to please the CCP.

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

What is going with Japanese press these days. Apparently the Chinese side spent 99.9% of the meeting trying to interfere in domestic Japanese security matters, ie don't ban Huawei, yet JT reports China wants cooperation?

So much for non-interference mr Communist China.

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

I don't like saying it, because poor people in China also deserve a chance, but, this is the perfect opportunity for Japan to be seeking cooperation of other countries to put Communist controlled China back in the bog hole instead of roaming the seas threatening foreign fishermen and ramming them.

Fillipines, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, even Cambodia or Laos are all keen to be decoupled from China. Step it up Mr Abe and make Japan great again.

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

we definitely have majority of 1.4 billion people

Yes a country with 1.4 billion people, BUT only ONE opinion (about tge past, present, and future).

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

As long as you like Xi's way, great. Don't ever disagree in private or in public

Is there such a thing as private in China?

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Posted in: China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty See in context

@Akie

You would be wise to study history before posting. The only One China, is the one in Xi thoughts/dream (yes he said it, it was a 'dream', though some Chinese see it as a nightmare). The people of the following countries doesn't care about his thoughts either, or nightmare:

Tibet, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang, and add Parts of Phillipines and Vietnam if you count Xi's wet dreams as well (yes in the sea). Not so one is it?

When they can't but force people they dream as their own to be 'One', what hope is there for Japan or the rest of the world?

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Posted in: U.S., Japan kick off trade talks amid China deal optimism See in context

In May, Trump ordered his administration to investigate the possibility of imposing tariffs of up to 25 percent on foreign autos and auto parts

Pure politics, and won't affect auto trade in any shape or form between Japan and USA, because nearly all Japanese auto makers have manufacturing facilities in USA.

Autoparts supply chain is a global (not national) operation, again dominated by USA.

If tariffs do eventuate, the European automakers may loose, but Japanese manufacturers will gain.

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Posted in: China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty See in context

China encouraged Japan to invest in infrastructure projects under its "One Belt, One Road" development initiative stretching across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and Africa, according to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

If any one has any doubt as to China's intention with regards to Belt/Road, look no further than Tibet. First, China built the road to Tibet, in the name of assistance and friendship, then Communist troops followed and took out the belt and belted the Tibetan into submission. Japan would be wise not to be the road or the belt in this Sino/Japanese relationship.

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Posted in: China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty See in context

Kono san would be wise to play along but maintain high caution, because China has demonstrated times and times again it is only ever a good trade partner when it can have something it's not fairly/legally entitled to.

A short term positive period of trade with China, is a long term liability; it's only a question of when, not if.

Communist China will also do what ever it takes to tie up and lock in its political, economic, security and social agenda with its trading partners. If it's upset with a trading partner on one front, it will punish that trading partner everywhere else.

There is no sustainability in trading with China, unless you want to expose your country to Chinese Communist rules.

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Posted in: China, Japan tout 'recovered' ties amid global uncertainty See in context

@rlperez@hotmail

Let me correct some spelling error for you

More nations should follow suit and sideline the China. China has only the economic, military and political power that it illegally took off the globe that allow it to have. The world does not need a warmonger with which to trade; there are many fish in the sea. The world would be a much safer place if the nations of the world worked together and ignored Communist China.

If it wasn't for the spat with USA, China/Japan relations would still be strained.

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Posted in: What will imperial couple do in retirement? See in context

With the shackle of Imperial office cut, I think it would be a good opportunity for the Emperor Emeritus to mend relations with South Korean victims of Japanese colonism, before they pass on.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife back in Japan for questioning See in context

thats a very bad move... I would replace the lawyer that advised this

I don't know why so many people on this thread are appearing to have made up their mind already about guilt or the way the Japanese justice system work.

For me, this is the ONLY move by the Ghosn camp that makes any sense during this entire saga.

This move says, I've got nothing to hide, go for it, make my day, it's a move typical of an innocent person. If I was the lawyer, I would be happy with this move.

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

This is the F-22 versus the F-15s. One versus Five

F35, 20:1 kill ratio....just saying :-)

https://taskandpurpose.com/air-force-f35-red-flag-exercise

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

I wonder if it was oxygen deprivation which has been a problem with the F35s

Yes, I wonder too, because there has been reports of hypoxia symptoms associated with F35s.

The other (remote) possibility is light leak in the helmet which affects vision at night and for which the USN is fixing by replacing the display with OLED screens, but that JASDF may not be. But if that was a problem it would have been discovered during the first night flight.

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Posted in: Seoul cancels permit for new Japanese embassy building See in context

Whatever the reason for the delays, if it's law then it's law. I think this article is trying to make a big deal over nothing

slow news day I suspect....

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife back in Japan for questioning See in context

IMHO, jumping/conclusion ^^^.

If money was transfered to a company controlled by Carole Ghosn, surely Carlos deserve a chance to clarify why it was transfered, eg Nissan might have a deal to compensate Carole.

I'll wait for Carole's response to questions before forming a view.

Having said above, I think it's the right moral thing to rather than plead the fifth.

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

This one was the very first unit assembled in Japan, and there are always going to be problems with the first unit

With all the checks and fault detection on board and the way all sensors are networked, IMHO, if it was incorrectly assembled, the cockpit would light up like a Christmas tree.

As sad as it seems and would be for the pilot and his family, to me 'abort' followed by silence is not hardware related. It could be G-LoC, or disorientation (oh god, I can't even imagine, last word 'abort' and what he might have felt, and what's infront of him). Very sad.

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

105 more to be exact,

the F35B (I think about 42?)

Any way, given the pilot had just enough time to broadcast 'abort practice' then silence, I am afraid it's a possibility he might have suffered G-LoC soon after and no time to eject. I hope not, for the sake of his family.

It's safe to assume it's not defection :-), and it's not suicide (ie CFiT).

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

However, let's say certain wires come loose, then the computer could turn off or the display gets turned off, or the helmet mounted display can turn off. The pilot is then flying blind at night, and it's easy to dive into the sea.

The F35 flight system has builtin redundancy, reconfigurability and has been tested for hull strike (ballistic), electrical arcing, interference etc., and it wouldn't pass for OC if test showed control degradation were detectable by the pilot. IIRC maximum detectable control degradation is set at 25% in worse case scenario.

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Posted in: Wreckage confirmed to be crashed Japanese F-35 stealth fighter; pilot still missing See in context

Firstly, I hope S&R find the pilot asap. Not nice to come to work and not be home again, especially for his waiting family.

1._This was one of first F-35s to be assembled in Japan by Mitsubishi, so an assembly error could have caused the crash due to the manufacturer inexperience

I thought the first 4 delivered to Japan was assembled in USA?

The first one off the MHI assembly line was delivered back in 2017, so if there was a defective assembly, surely that would show up by now.

There are so much redundancy, I doubt it's control related. The fact it fell off the radar + lost contact with the squadron suggests a significant failure to me, like engine out.

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

Because it would be a civil offence with a possibility to be sued of defamation/libel. That is why his defense lawyer edited it out.

He is entitled to a defence of substantial truth from defamation/libel.

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

He has been charged with not claiming part of his income, which was permitted under the terms of his employment.

It hasn't helped him then that Nissan had to admit they under reported his compensation, ie admit guilt, and resubmitted accounts.

It further doesn't help him then that his claim of entitlement is contradictory to above under reporting. You can't under report what you're not entitled to.

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

...Of which he said he is innocent.

Odd thing to do for an innocent person, put up conspiracy theories, but won't name names.

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

He’s already guilty of all charges as far as they are concerned

IF, bold IF, 'they' are as Ghosn paint them to be, then 'they' who were NOT named, should be dealt with by (IMHO) being daylighted, ie named, it's the obvious thing to do, like Michael Woodford did, like other maligned people would do.

Or put it another way, does Ghosn want to make clear the conspired opacity, or does he simply want to muddy the waters further by withholding names of those he accuses of a conspiracy?

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

I'll bet Y100 that most people tuned in to hear that part. I know I did

Me too.

For me 100% PR move, and contains no substance whatsoever that refutes the charges levelled at him. Seems like his lawyer is OK with the stunt too, suggesting to me, PR and court of public opinion is his only option.

As to whether the system is stacked against him, we will not know until after the trial because the video made no mention of it.

Oh dear...

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders vote to remove Ghosn as director See in context

Carlos saved Nissan

This^^^is/was my perception too. But, I'm inclined to look at more angles now that Nissan shareholders (who are very self interested) have voted him out.

A friend of mine, who is a retired Ford manager who has worked in Japan and all over Asia Pacific told me his take is that Ghosn saved Nissan as much as Tata saved JLR, ie insignificant.

The underlying truth is Ford didn't have the staying power with JLR, having spent vast sums of money developing new powertrains and platforms for JLR, only to run out of money and exposed to market events outside its control. Tata got the cake, and the icing, and most of its products currently has its roots in Ford money.

Nissan spent vast sums investing in tech and new platforms too, only to run out of money before it could bring products to market and Renault's cash was what saved it, not Ghosn. Hence why you see such assymetrical tech sharing (ie mostly flowing from Nissan, Mitsubishi) to Renault. Ghosn was talented at getting commercial terms for the technology sharing, but according to my friend, everyone is doing that these days, eg BMW - Toyota, if Ghosn wasn't around someone else would have done it.

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders to vote on removing Ghosn from board See in context

Elsewhere, reporting it's done, Senard now on Nissan board, Ghosn off it.

Saikawa deeply apologetic, doesn't know how to response to shareholders about who to take responsibility for corporate governance failure, but said looking forward to handing over responsibility to successor.

I read it as he wants to preserve his relationship with other directors, and they are all on a plush gravy train so who ever that takes over is going to have a hard time reigning in the excesses.

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Posted in: Far-right parties kick off campaigns for European Parliament elections See in context

I don't kmow why the main stream media doesn't pick it up but virtually all migration to Europe and other westernsphere today is as a result of conflicts, and Russia is fueling the severity. They 'may' not have started it, but they are very active at making it more severe.

The closer a country get to Russia, the more divided it is or will be.

Whether it's Russian arms fueling and prolonging conflicts, political meddling, market disruptions, or plain old wrecking like in Ukraine, the result is a more divided country and the dismantling of democratic institutions, and unfortunately Europe is at the coalface of this wrecking ball.

China is not helping either because they get to mop up the spoils.

IMHO, right or left is irrelevant, they/we are all making a mess of our own countries, and at any other time it would have been considered treasonous.

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