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  • nagaura commented on the blog post The Roundup for January 9th, 2014

    2014-01-10 07:27:54View | Delete

    Why are there no links to the stories you have posted.

  • nagaura commented on the blog post Oh, well that makes it better then?

    2013-12-25 06:24:51View | Delete

    SEOUL, South Korea — The execution of the uncle of Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, had its roots in a firefight between forces loyal to Mr. Kim and those supporting the man who was supposed to be his regent, according to accounts that are being pieced together by South Korean and American officials. The clash was over who would profit from North Korea’s most lucrative exports: coal, clams and crabs.

    North Korean military forces were deployed to retake control of one of the sources of those exports, the rich crab and clam fishing grounds that Jang Song-thaek, the uncle of the country’s untested, 30-year-old leader, had seized from the military. In the battle for control of the fishing grounds, the emaciated, poorly trained North Korean forces “were beaten — very badly — by Uncle Jang’s loyalists,” according to one official.

  • nagaura commented on the blog post Late Night: Fission for Compliments

    2013-11-22 08:01:22View | Delete

    If one would just throw America under the bus to placate your beliefs then and only then would you be happy.

    Some how you seem to forget that governance isn’t as simple as you believe it to be.

  • nagaura commented on the blog post Talks Begin On Debt Ceiling And Shutdown

    2013-10-11 07:30:49View | Delete

    Your own damn Constitution precludes anything but compromise given the way the power of government is divided. Yet, you complain when everything doesn’t go exactly as you believe it should.

  • nagaura commented on the diary post Random Japan by nagaura.

    2013-09-15 14:10:50View | Delete

    No, kidding. About two months a woman fell in between the train and the platform at Minami Urawa but was not injured

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Random Japan

    2013-09-14 07:26:02View | Delete


    JR Kyushu shows off new luxury train Kyushu Railway Co. on Friday unveiled the ¥3 billion Seven Star luxury sleeper train ahead of its inaugural run on Oct. 15. The event, held at a rolling stock factory in Kitakyushu, followed the signing a day earlier of a charter service contract with a Hong Kong travel company, [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Random Japan

    2013-09-07 03:16:56View | Delete


    Move over latte art, it’s all about toast art now! The newest food decorating trend to come out of Japan since latte art is, surprisingly, toast art. But this isn’t just any plain old toast with butter and maybe a swirl of jam that vaguely resembles a smiley face (but I still appreciate all those years of happy [...]

  • nagaura commented on the diary post Random Japan: Jojo Train by nagaura.

    2013-09-01 08:09:45View | Delete

    Thank you for the warm welcome back. Isn’t that train just the coolest thing in a while.

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Random Japan: Jojo Train

    2013-08-31 02:31:12View | Delete


    Photos of the JoJo train are finally here and it’s not just the outside that looks cool Earlier this week, we told you about the Yamanote Line train that will be decked out with the characters from JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle (coming to PS3 on August 29). At the time, we could only provide you with [...]

  • nagaura commented on the diary post Six In The Morning Saturday August 3 by nagaura.

    2013-08-03 15:05:37View | Delete

    Don’t worry this is the last one. So you won’t have to punish your immense intellect after having been forced to read it by those evil internet terrorists controlling your every move.

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Random Japan

    2013-08-03 07:46:23View | Delete


    NEWS FROM THE ANIMAL KINGDOM A research team led by a professor at Keio University has found mice can tell the difference between paintings by Wassily Kandinsky and Piet Mondrian. In response to wild deer causing damage to local plant species in the Oze marshlands, Fukushima officials say they’ll start “shooting the animals with high-pressure water guns.” Japanese scientists [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Six In The Morning Saturday August 3

    2013-08-03 02:46:29View | Delete

    U.S. travel alert comes amid al Qaida glee over prison breaks By Hannah Allam | McClatchy Washington Bureau   The State Department  issued a worldwide travel alert for U.S. citizens Friday as it suspended operations in 21 Muslim countries in response to “current information” that suggests al Qaida-affiliated militant groups might strike within the next month. Apart from [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Six In The Morning Friday August 2

    2013-08-02 02:31:32View | Delete

    Fewer resources, greater stress, more disasters, more violence: Climate change linked to conflict among people and societies Review of 61 accounts concludes that personal disputes and wider civil conflicts increase significantly with weather changes A warmer world  with more droughts and other climate-related disasters is likely to lead a substantial increase in violent conflict between both individuals and entire [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: SIx In The Morning Thursday August 1

    2013-08-01 02:12:14View | Delete

    Egypt police told to break up rallies

    Interim leadership says “gradual steps” will be taken to disperse crowds amid continuing pro-Morsi protests.
    Last Modified:  01 Aug 2013 06:50

    Egypt’s interim  government has authorised police to break up protests which have been continuing since Mohamed Morsi was removed from power, saying that officers will take “gradual steps” to disperse crowds. Weeks-long rallies in [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Six In The Morning Wednesday July 31

    2013-07-31 02:22:24View | Delete

    Julian Assange says Bradley Manning verdict is ‘dangerous precedent’ as whistleblower faces 136 years in prison despite aiding the enemy acquittal Charge carried possible life sentence, although he will now be sentenced after convictions on lesser charges of espionage and theft   Bradley Manning, the former military intelligence analyst who gave classified information to the anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: SIx In The Morning Tuesday July 30

    2013-07-30 02:32:33View | Delete

    Middle East peace talks under way Negotiations begin in earnest, with Obama and Kerry praising Israeli-Palestinian summit but warning of big challenges

    Harriet Sherwood  in Jerusalem and Paul Harris in Washington, Tuesday 30 July 2013 06.57 BST Israeli and  Palestinian negotiators are beginning intensive talks in Washington on Tuesday aimed at reviving the moribund Middle East peace process amid warnings that this [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Six In The Morning Monday July 29

    2013-07-29 02:35:04View | Delete

    29 July 2013  Last updated at  09:15 GMT Iraq violence: Wave of deadly car bombs targets Shias A wave of car bombs has killed at least 48 people in mostly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and in other cities around the country. More than 100 people  were wounded in the [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Random Japan

    2013-07-28 08:07:27View | Delete


    THE HIT LIST Sayonara Keikoku (“The Ravine of Goodbye”), the latest effort from director Tatsushi Omori, won a jury prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. The movie depicts the romantic relationship that develops between a rapist and his victim. Researchers at the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace say “territorial disputes” are the main [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Six In The Morning Sunday July 28

    2013-07-28 02:19:57View | Delete

    28 July 2013  Last updated at  06:21 GMT Egypt turmoil: Morsi supporters defy removal threats Supporters of ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi have defied threats of removal from their sit-in protest in Cairo, despite the deaths of dozens in clashes with security forces. Speakers from  the pro-Morsi Muslim Brotherhood addressed protesters overnight, [...]

  • nagaura wrote a new diary post: Six In The Morning Saturday July 27

    2013-07-27 01:42:16View | Delete

    More than 100 Morsi supporters killed in Egypt clashes   Death toll above three figures in Cairo as Muslim Brotherhood accuses security forces of shooting to kill  

    Agencies in Cairo, Saturday 27 July 2013 08.29 BST  

    Egyptian security  forces shot dead at least 100 supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi early on Saturday, the  Muslim Brotherhood said, deepening the [...]
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