X Japan – Dahlia The Last Live

On July 30, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

I like this version. X-Japan-Dahlia The Last Live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y02pdNe9unQ Answering question, Yoshiki tweeted release of “The Last Live” will be possibly in October in Japan. Hope it will be released in the US too. But I doubt it. It will be a bit confusing to release “The Last Live” when they are going to release […]

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CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) in Mongolia – Latest News

On July 28, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the latest: TOKYO (Kyodo) — Mongolia has reservations about a plan to build a facility there to store or dispose of spent nuclear fuel from other countries, Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto said Wednesday. July 28, 2011 Mainichi Daily News: Mongolia expresses reservations about nuclear fuel repository plan http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110728p2g00m0dm022000c.html This was after Kyodo News […]

X Japan – Without You

On July 23, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

I like this version. X JAPAN – Without You 20090502 Tokyo dome 無敵な夜: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mi_hQORegME This song was written for Hide, the former guitarist of X Japan, who passed away in 1998. Yoshiki heard the news that another former member of his band Taiji passed away (suicide) several days ago and reportedly he was shaken badly. […]

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Borders Closing

On July 23, 2011, in Catching Up, More,

Borders is closing its remaining 399 stores and started selling everything in the stores on Friday. I read that Borders in Fort Lauderdale we used to visit in 1990s closed beginning this year. I feel a bit nostalgic about these days; shopping in Galleria Mall, dropping by the nearly Borders on the way back. We liked the atmosphere and […]

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It’s Not China – 68.1% of U.S. Government Debt is Owned by U.S. Individuals, U.S. Institutions and Funds

On July 22, 2011, in More,

U.S. Government Debt was 13 Trillion 562 Billion Dollars as of Septmebr 30, 2010. I got a wrong idea that China and Japan hold most of the US government debt. While I was trying to find who hold Chinese local government bonds, I found following the article. Political Calculations March 15, 2011 To Whom Does the […]

US-Japan Nuclear Energy Cooperation for Emerging Markets

On July 20, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I came across this page. The Howard Baker Forum United States – Japan Roundtable Series: http://www.bakerdonelson.com/howard-baker-forum-united-states-japan-roundtable-series/ In essence, the Roundtable is a “community of interest” that meets to provide a platform for exchange and cooperation between U.S. and Japanese public and private participants with a stake in promoting a safe and secure global nuclear renaissance. 4 […]

China’s Carrier-Killer Missile?

On July 19, 2011, in More,

NHK July 17, 2011 Taiwan report;China deploys anti-ship missile : http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/19_22.html A Taiwanese defense report says that China has already deployed part of the world’s first anti-ship ballistic missiles to prevent US forces from intervening in a possible cross-strait conflict. Here’s a related article by Bill Gertz on Washington times December 27, 2010 China has […]

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US Wants India to Ratify CSC for Nuclear Damages

On July 18, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

The Times of India dated June 22, 2011 article. US wants India to ratify CSC : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/US-wants-India-to-ratify-CSC/articleshow/8944797.cms The US wants India to ratify the international Convention on Supplementary Compensation (CSC) for nuclear damages (link below) by the end of this year. …the US would also expect that India’s domestic legislation, the nuclear liability law, would be in compliance with the CSC. […]

Fukushima Daiichi Disaster – Beyond-Design-Basis External Events?

On July 17, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I have been reading here and there that both strength of earthquake and height of tsunami at Fukushima Daiichi were exaggerated and that the disaster is man-made. Here’s my summary up to now on this subject. (Links on this post will open in new windows.) About Tsunami Height: This is an article dated May 21, […]

X – Voiceless Screaming

On July 17, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

Former X member Taiji passed away. X – White Wind, Voiceless Screaming (1991.08.23): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQfzgJ9UskA   X – Taiji Bass Solo complete (1990.02.04): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXarsxyvn6w  

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