iTunes Store Experience – Part II

On June 30, 2011, in Catching Up, More,

I don’t know if this is an anomaly or not. I thought Apple is much more efficient than this. Here’s my first experience to download a new release. X Japan single “Jade” was supposed to be released on June 28. But it seems nobody could find it in iTunes store including me in the US. I tried search […]

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Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant – What are those smokes and flashes in the night?

On June 29, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Since around June 10, on Youtube, I noticed that people have been wondering about smokes(or steam?)and flashes that Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant live cam captured more than several nights. Smokes are shooting up from reactor No. 4 and some time looks from No. 3 as well and bright flashes later on. There is no talk on main stream media on this […]

Monju Nuclear Power Plant – Succeeded to retrieve 3.3 ton fallen device IVTM from Fast-Breeder Reactor

On June 25, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

IVTM stands for In‐Vessel Transfer Machine. Fallen device retrieved from Japan fast-breeder reactor http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/24/us-japan-nuclear-monju-idUSTRE75N0H320110624 If it did not succeed, the result would have been much worse than Fukushima Daiichi. It is a proto-type fast breeder reactor cooled by liquid sodium that catches fire in contact with air. After previous accident (fire caused by sodium coolant […]

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X Japan Yoshiki – Part I

On June 22, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

No Compromise I think what I admire most about Yoshiki is that he makes no compromise about his music. He said in an inverview that: Before the North American tour last year, he was advised by their American management to drop ballads for the tour as the US audience does not appreciate ballads mixed with metal. […]

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AP IMPACT: Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites

On June 21, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the today’s  AP article. AP IMPACT: Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites The article reports that: Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites. (There are 104 reactors located on 67 sites in the US.) Most of leaks were contained within nuclear plants boundaries. When it leaked outsite their […]

Solstice – Summer starts today – June 21

On June 21, 2011, in More, Nature,

Google’s doodle by a Japanese kid reminded me today is the day. Where I live, it’s been summer for more than a couple of weeks. Nobody is working in the yard.  No sound of yard tools. I never really understand “an astronomical event that happens twice each year when the Sun’s apparent position in the […]

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X Japan – 2011 WORLD TOUR Starts June 28 in London

On June 20, 2011, in Music, Uncategorized, X Japan,

Just following the itineraries on the map, I feel dizzy and jet lagged. I hope everything goes well for them. Here’s the itineraries, announced so far: Europe: June 28 (Tue) London, United Kingdom July 01 (Fri) Paris, France July 02 (Sat) Utrecht, Netherlands July 04 (Mon) Berlin, Germany Japan: August 13 (Sat) Osaka August 14 […]

X Japan – U.S. First Single “Jade” release on June 28

On June 16, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

In North America, Europe and Latin America in digital format. Finally! Jade teaser : http://www.xjapanmusic.com/audio/ Their European tour starts the same day in London. I like watching someone trying to achieve something against odds. This year it’s X Japan and Yoshiki. X Japan official web site: http://www.xjapanmusic.com Here’s a couple of articles. The first two have […]

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Skilled Veterans Corps at the Fukusima-Daiichi Nuclear Power – Minimum age requirement 60

On June 16, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Yasutel Yamada, a veteran engineer of 72 year old, former employee of Sumitomo Metal Industries, Co. Ltd, founded the organization to volunteer to build a permanent cooling system at Fukushima Daiichi. To become a volunteer, you have to have a professional background in engineering, etc. and are minimum of age 60 year old and capable […]

X Japan – English Lyric Part 2

On June 13, 2011, in Music, Uncategorized, X Japan,

“Scarlet Love Song” is written almost entirely in Japanese. A poster at YouTube translated the lyric in English, begging understanding in advance if the translation is awkward. X JAPAN – Scarlet Love Song -BUDDHA Mix (Click “Show More” for English translation.) Someone commented on difficulty to translate between two languages even for a person who is bilingual in […]

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