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by smolt
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

RE: Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota

wjcandee, the most probable that Narita can't handle so many ground traffic under very poor visibility and this has forced many flights to hold in the air for long time. ( CAT2? 3?) In addition wind condition is not so good. One flight had two miss approaches. Narita and Haneda is open officially bu...

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by smolt
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

RE: Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota

He seems to have landed to Yokota safely. I can imagine cockpit crews are so tired that they had held for a long time above the ocean before he decided to divert. I wonder the pilot might be familiar with Yokota airbase because he was ex USAF pilot?

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by smolt
Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

Heavy Snow; UA881 Is Approaching To Yokota

Today so many flights to Tokyo have been prevented by heavy snow. Now I'm observing UA881 to Narita is diverting to Yokota Air Base. I am so curious how Japanese passengers feel to land to USAF airbase.

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by smolt
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tsunami Ghost Ship Drifting Near Canada
Replies: 57
Views: 4564

RE: Tsunami Ghost Ship Drifting Near Canada

>>BMI727

Roport does not refer to the insurer. It's not likely that the pre-owner contracted insurance for the ship that was not in operation.

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by smolt
Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tsunami Ghost Ship Drifting Near Canada
Replies: 57
Views: 4564

RE: Tsunami Ghost Ship Drifting Near Canada

This has turn out to be a ship that was being stored at the port for sales when the tsunami attacked, already written off after tsunami took this away. This belongs to nobody. The pre-owner does not have a will to receieve this. Anyone who wants will have it. Your friend does?

Smolt

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by smolt
Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 40232

RE: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble

I have found a photo during her go-around.
The photo proves two main gears actually NOT down.

http://flyteam.jp/photo/ANA/Boeing-787-881/131323/L

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by smolt
Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble
Replies: 34
Views: 40232

ANA 787 Gear Down Trouble

The first 787 was reportedly made a gear down trouble in the operation. To summarize the news linked below is as follows. At 9 <acronym title="Aeromexico">AM</acronym> on 6, All Nippon 651, operated by the first 787 JA801A from Tokyo to Okayama could not be confirmed main gear down short before land...

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by smolt
Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokyo A.netter Meeting; Held Or Abandoned?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

RE: Tokyo A.netter Meeting; Held Or Abandoned?

Ex Prime minister Kan Naoto told in an interview after resignation that he had considered evacuation of 30 million people out of Tokyo area if things went worst; nuclear reactor explosion and fatal radioactive exposure of people nearby. In fact it turned out that the maximum radiation measured in To...

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by smolt
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokyo A.netter Meeting; Held Or Abandoned?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

RE: Tokyo A.netter Meeting; Held Or Abandoned?

If the earthquake had struck during the meeting, what would meeting participants do? You rush into Haneda to be aboard DELTA or Air France for evacuation? Anyway things were enough bad at that time; trains were stopped, foods were short, and electric power supply was not guaranteed as well as 'radio...

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by smolt
Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tokyo A.netter Meeting; Held Or Abandoned?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

Tokyo A.netter Meeting; Held Or Abandoned?

I remember at the beginning of this year A.netters meeting Tokyo was to be held in March here in the Non aviation form but I don't know if it was held as scheduled or abandoned due to the earthquake and disastars in its aftermath. Someone please let me know.

Thanks, smolt

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by smolt
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan, Pt. 2
Replies: 63
Views: 4748

RE: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan, Pt. 2

Ah Furo ni hairi tai (Oh I want to take the bath) Jisin Irai Haitte Naiyo (I have never taken since the earth quake began) Ie ha Dansui siteru karane (Beacuse Water Has been stopped) Toire mo kinou kara Tsukenai ( Also the Toilet is banned because exaust tube stucks) Mizu kumi ni ikuno Mendou da (It...

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by smolt
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan
Replies: 271
Views: 12493

Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan

Paths around my house is partially liquefacted and stopped. Some electric polls are inclined by 30 degree. This is far from the epicenter by 400-500 km from the epicenter. Hundred of thousand workers in the Center of Tokyo metropilitan are stopped and can not go home because all trains are stopped. ...

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by smolt
Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan
Replies: 271
Views: 12493

Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan

God! My house is located in 500km south of the epicenter but roads are severely dameged. Firefighters and ambulance silens are heard here and there. Reports corrected the magnitude was 8.4. Right now aftershock is quaking

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by smolt
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan
Replies: 271
Views: 12493

Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan

Scared to be honest. Report says a buiding is burning. Severe damege I'm afraid

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by smolt
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan
Replies: 271
Views: 12493

Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan

My audio speaker and cd rack has fell down. I have to go to the hospital to pick up my mother. All railroads and highways are stopped. 6m of Tsunami is expected.

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by smolt
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan
Replies: 271
Views: 12493

Mag 8.9 Earthquake In Japan

14 minutes ago A big earthquake of mag 7.9 has just struck Japan. Braking news:
Now quake continues. Severe damage is expected North of Japan.

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by smolt
Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Can Anyone Read Korean?
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

RE: Can Anyone Read Korean?

In south Korea October 9 is a memorial day to celebrate the foundation of Hangul. It was founded in 1483 by the bureaucrats of King Sejong the Great. Until 1940s, especially under domination by Japan, Hanja (Chinese letters) had been widely used with Hangul but were intentionally abolished by the So...

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by smolt
Mon Aug 17, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Are There So Many Mice At London Tube Stn(s)?
Replies: 64
Views: 10053

RE: Why Are There So Many Mice At London Tube Stn(s)?

This is also true here in Tokyo, though not so many as to use the word 'heap' to describe. I have long wondered what on earth they are eating. Once or twice the subway suffered a failure of train operating system because of mice biting communication cables laid along the track. Possibly they are nea...

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by smolt
Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do JAL Japan Airlines B777-300's Have Avod?
Replies: 2
Views: 4640

RE: Do JAL Japan Airlines B777-300's Have Avod?

Hi, perhaps what you mean is B777-300 for domestic and B777-300ER for long-haul
international. Though they look the same, every kind of feature is different.
B777-300s sometimes fly short-range international, but never for such long-haul as
Japan-U.S and Japan-Europe.

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by smolt
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US Citizen Going To North Korea?
Replies: 30
Views: 4510

RE: US Citizen Going To North Korea?

Hi. If you are interested both in Japan and in Korea, I highly recommend you will know much about Korean residents in Japan (both South and North). They are descendants of those who came, compulsively or voluntarily, from Japan-dominated Korea to Japan more than 60 years ago. Across generations they...

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by smolt
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: ATMs In Japan - And Other Tips
Replies: 21
Views: 5474

RE: ATMs In Japan - And Other Tips

Put aside my concern that the Japanese immigrant official accept sea lion's passport from the Bouvet Island... If ever you are of airliner's netter belonging, and will spend at least one night at Narita after your arrival or before departure at/from Japan, best recommendation hotel to stay is Marroa...

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by smolt
Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Some Episodes On 1940s' Europe (and Allied US)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3066

Some Episodes On 1940s' Europe (and Allied US)?

Recently I have interest on things in war-ages of 1940s in Europe and have seen such films as 'A Bridge too far', 'The longest day', '633 squadron' and'Great Escape'. Although this is a kind of stupid thought but I can hardly believe that such 'white peoples' had to fight against each other in those...

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by smolt
Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Acer Aspire 1 Mini PC
Replies: 5
Views: 1860

RE: Acer Aspire 1 Mini PC

I'm now posting this from the aspire one I just purchased yesterday. This is what I have been waited for these years. If I rate this <acronym title="Air Fiji and Continental Airways (Russian Federation)">PC</acronym> in 100 points max, that would be 150; it's beyond my expectation. Such feature as 1...

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by smolt
Sun Dec 16, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Making Emergency Landing At YVR
Replies: 34
Views: 15615

RE: Cathay Pacific Making Emergency Landing At YVR

The amount of kerosene they dumped would be able to afford to run the diesel engine of my car for more than ten years. Guilty flaps they are in this time when fuel prices have been so raised.

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by smolt
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Been Robbed?
Replies: 50
Views: 3510

RE: Have You Ever Been Robbed?

I have had four motorcycles of mine stolen in this 15 years. Two of them was returned; one found thrown below a vacant space under a bridge, and one in a riverside square. Both of them costed about 15000JPY (125USD) to recover from the damage of key cylinder and something around. Latter is the one t...

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by smolt
Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CMH Fogged In 12/10
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

RE: CMH Fogged In 12/10

That's kind of the chance when respective interest gets discrepant between those involved in operation and those just in watch. Where pilots, other crews, and passenger of course are clogged with delay and divert, a curious bystander like me gets enchanted with chaos. Just as in <acronym title="Colu...

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by smolt
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flashback: United 747-400 Touchdown At LAX
Replies: 12
Views: 6677

RE: Flashback: United 747-400 Touchdown At LAX

You've reminded me of some trivia about the United Airlines in late 80s and early 90s when they wore this scheme. 1.In 1986, lots of PanAm 747SPs and L1011s were seceded to <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> and flew to here in Japan. I used to enjoy spotting them at Narita. 2. Only...

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by smolt
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Starts First-Class Seats For Domestic Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5436

RE: JAL Starts First-Class Seats For Domestic Flights

>AA737-823 here they have official press release; html <a href="http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/200709/000733.html" target=_blank>http://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/200709/000733.html</a> PDF <a href="http://www.jal.com/en/press/0001114/img/New%20Dom%20First%20Dec%201%202007.pdf" target=_blank>http...

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by smolt
Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Starts First-Class Seats For Domestic Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5436

RE: JAL Starts First-Class Seats For Domestic Flights

>PlaneHunter <acronym title="Tokyo - Haneda International (HND / RJTT), Japan">HND</acronym>-<acronym title="Osaka - Itami International (ITM / RJOO), Japan">ITM</acronym> can be really short. Yes it is as short as for 30minutes on level cruise. So curious about how things can go when they are not b...

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by smolt
Mon Dec 03, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL Starts First-Class Seats For Domestic Flights
Replies: 16
Views: 5436

JAL Starts First-Class Seats For Domestic Flights

Japan Airlines for the first time has furnished its domestic fleets with First-Class seats. Those are cozy leather seats. Fleets are first thrown into services between Tokyo Haneda-Osaka Itami flights on 1st December. Appurtenant services are as follows; 1. Veteran cabin attendants are ready to serv...

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by smolt
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Using A Middle Format Camera?
Replies: 21
Views: 4659

Anyone Using A Middle Format Camera?

Hi, is there someone who uses a middle format camera? It is sure that digital camera may be more suitable for airliners spotting, coming to think the fact that the APS format brings about the same effect of having much longer focal length, which is most blessing for this use, with lighter and cheape...

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by smolt
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tokyo-Narita This Weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 2936

RE: Tokyo-Narita This Weekend

GOCAPS16, JTB offers a very cheap plan for Marroad. It's about 8000yen for single use for single room. <a href="http://dom.jtb.co.jp/yado/PlanDetail.aspx?st=4209012&sk=8C&pc=1030090T5002C&rc=2007100190T5002C&dt=20071109&pn=1" target=_blank>http://dom.jtb.co.jp/yado/PlanDetail...=2007100190T5002C&dt=...

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by smolt
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 And AR A340 Avoided Collision Over France
Replies: 55
Views: 20440

RE: BA 744 And AR A340 Avoided Collision Over France

Men, could you tell me if in this French airfield at this altitude ATC is serviced in English toward non-French pilot and in French toward French speaking pilot? Also French ATC servicer is a private company or government-owned?

regards;

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by smolt
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA 744 And AR A340 Avoided Collision Over France
Replies: 55
Views: 20440

RE: BA 744 And AR A340 Avoided Collision Over France

This incident reminded me of the near-miss in Japan 6 years ago that JAL DC10 and his company's B747 were regarded; 31JAN2001 PM3:54-55 <acronym title="Johnstown - John Murtha / Cambria County (JST / KJST), USA - Pennsylvania">JST</acronym> over Yaizu, Shizuoka around 30000ft JAL 958 Pusan-Narita, d...

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by smolt
Mon Nov 05, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Scandinavian Have Three Languages?
Replies: 59
Views: 2708

RE: Why Scandinavian Have Three Languages?

Good evening. Thank you everyone for responses, and for an interesting video

To me, English words pronounced by the Scandinavian people sounds shrill, a few octaves higher than
when they speak their own language. This is true when I listen to SAS pilot speak in ATC communication.
I wonder why?

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by smolt
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Scandinavian Have Three Languages?
Replies: 59
Views: 2708

RE: Why Scandinavian Have Three Languages?

Thank you for responses. I should've had Finnair and Icelander join the topic, sorry. >>Andamn In the way you say, a very very long ago, smart Mongolians trained themselves to prepare invading countries next to them, while their stupid counterpart gave up galloping across the Eurasian Continent and ...

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by smolt
Wed Oct 31, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Scandinavian Have Three Languages?
Replies: 59
Views: 2708

Why Scandinavian Have Three Languages?

When I think of Scandinavia, which I admire the most, I sometimes wonder why they have three of unique languages; Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian. I have heard that the difference in them is so small that peoples there find the least difficulty talking each other. Is that true? Should these languages...

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by smolt
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Boeing 747s Diminishing?
Replies: 51
Views: 10179

RE: Are Boeing 747s Diminishing?

Just yesterday I found an article saying the final JAL group's 747-200 is to retire as of 31 October. It also reports 747-300s will remain only for a while and 747-400 will for considerably longer, but awfully for not longer than ten years. Will there be in the future something that more attracts us...

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by smolt
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL And ANA To Fly To Taiwan Themselves
Replies: 24
Views: 6347

RE: JAL And ANA To Fly To Taiwan Themselves

Thanks folks, I seem to need update. What was interesting was that several years ago JAL flights between Haneda-Kansai would often be operated by JAA 747 in its old scheme, first flight for the day being to Kansai, and final for the day to Haneda. >Vincewy, how do you think of the fact that <acronym...

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by smolt
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL And ANA To Fly To Taiwan Themselves
Replies: 24
Views: 6347

JAL And ANA To Fly To Taiwan Themselves

Reportedly JAL and ANA are to begin direct operation to Japan-Taiwan flights. These two companies have had to, for nothing but political reason toward the People's Republic of China(Communist China), use their disguised operator that is Japan Asia Airways(JAA) and Air Nippon(ANK) to fly to Taiwan. T...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 26, 2007 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Boeing 747s Diminishing?
Replies: 51
Views: 10179

RE: Are Boeing 747s Diminishing?

Thanks for responses, As to the uniqueness of 747 flying in Japan, I was reminded one episode; Many yeas ago, I flew ANA B747SR from Haneda to Akita, the range being as short as 300miles, fully seated, passengers being 520 or so, assigned altitude they say was around 330. The weather condition enrou...

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by smolt
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are Boeing 747s Diminishing?
Replies: 51
Views: 10179

Are Boeing 747s Diminishing?

Here in Japan sometimes I see newspaper's article saying Era of B747 is over; B747s, which used to be so much flourished in Japanese sky, are diminishing because the role of them has been succeeded to such later models as B777s or A340. I feel this may be true when I look at flights landing and taki...

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by smolt
Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ten 1958 Pics (DCA-LGA? Trip On AA)
Replies: 34
Views: 8223

RE: Ten 1958 Pics (DCA-LGA? Trip On AA)

Just amazing, thank you for sharing. From the photographic view, these images must be taken by the middle format camera- such 6X6 format machines as Hasselblad or Rolleiflex or something like that. Note the gorgeous and beautiful tones of B/W, exclusive sharpness seen on the two images taken inside ...

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by smolt
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Save Ladies From Rape By Making Them A Coke Vendor
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

RE: Save Ladies From Rape By Making Them A Coke Vendor

>>Doona, I am not sure but maybe that; run away until she finds a horrow on ground big enough to hide herself inside, get in the horrow, sit down, then hold the cover up with this bag.( This is a bag)... I want to believe that anywhere in Japan is so safe that it is enough for women to protect thems...

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by smolt
Thu Oct 25, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Save Ladies From Rape By Making Them A Coke Vendor
Replies: 10
Views: 2183

Save Ladies From Rape By Making Them A Coke Vendor

Here is a Japanese lady's great invention to save her colleague from raping attack. Just deploy the skirt's flap to be a coke vending machine standing on the street then she is safe. article source; <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/worldnews.html?in_article_id=489110&in_p...

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by smolt
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incident KIX; Air Canada Forced JAL To Go Around
Replies: 2
Views: 5020

Incident KIX; Air Canada Forced JAL To Go Around

Reportedly, at 18:10 on 20 in Kansai Airport (<acronym title="Osaka - Kansai International (KIX / RJBB), Japan">KIX</acronym>), Air Canada 36 (767-300) illegally taxied into the runway and forced JAL 2576 (767-300) to go around, which was approaching Runway 24L. The Air Canada had ignored tower's in...

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by smolt
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Coming To Japan To Be An English Teacher?
Replies: 7
Views: 3518

RE: Anyone Coming To Japan To Be An English Teacher?

I found an article from Japanese press saying that the Australian Government acknowledges this problem and its Embassy in Japan is examining to do financial aid upon necessity to those Australian resident involved all over Japan.

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by smolt
Tue Oct 16, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone Coming To Japan To Be An English Teacher?
Replies: 7
Views: 3518

RE: Anyone Coming To Japan To Be An English Teacher?

oops I must correct the stupid mistake. It's court matter, not courtesy matter in which the company was defeated. I might be the very man for whom it is most necessary to go to English school... >SCCutler I seem to be able to imagine what it was that made your sister unsatisfactory on Sony's job. On...

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by smolt
Tue Oct 16, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Brits Use The Article Of Speech "the"
Replies: 84
Views: 4952

RE: Why Don't Brits Use The Article Of Speech "the"

Thinking back to 80's there was a Japanese word meaning "the American language". I thought this was to distinguish American-English from British-English. Today "the American language" is not seen so widely as it used to be. I wonder this means that it was no more than an academic notion without subs...

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by smolt
Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Brits Use The Article Of Speech "the"
Replies: 84
Views: 4952

RE: Why Don't Brits Use The Article Of Speech "the"

I have imagined one situation. In such a socialism nation as the Soviet Union as it used to be, where medical services are provided by the Nation equally to the people, where people have no choice as to what hospital to go when needed, just go to the hospital assigned to him by the Nation, and where...

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