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Posted in: Girl on bicycle killed after being hit by drunken driver See in context

Australia is an example number 1 these days of how not to do cycling and bias. carblind. driverblind.

"researchers"

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Posted in: 77-year-old man arrested after road dispute with another driver See in context

In such a hurry but has so much time to stop and rant...

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Posted in: Would you like to see Tokyo Gov Yuriko Koike become prime minister in the future? See in context

What has she done? she takes ages to make any decision and then doesn't - Tokyo 2020 stuff missed now because time ran out to do it now, Tokyo fish market, etc. Major tasks for her current job.

Maybe she can be a figure head, but someone else will need to make the decisions or do the real work.

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Posted in: Nissan turns over a new Leaf with more range See in context

"NZ2011Today  04:29 pm JST

Electric cars with nowhere to charge, and electricity coming from fossil fuels.."

The point is pollution at the tailpipe.

Many deaths each year are caused by this. In particular in Europe which have problems with high numbers of diesels and their high NOx emissions.

(Tokyo kind of banned diesels over decade ago - although you can by them again now - but just don't trust the manufacturers claims. What were Mazda thinking getting into diesels recently - lack of exposure and knowledge in Japan's younger public recently because of the previous "ban" i guess)

It's not "Green House" CO2 that's the problem or the issue being solved by Electric, Hydrogen or Hybrid to an extent - Its local pollution.

(pollution and green house not being the same thing)

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Posted in: Accused groper hit, killed by train after jumping onto tracks See in context

Its been recommended controversially but for good reason ( well bad reason because it a bad system) for some years now. I’m sure Jt has an article on one from several years back, let alone the more recent one you may be just thinking of.

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Posted in: Accused groper hit, killed by train after jumping onto tracks See in context

Maybe we need men only carriages, so men can ride in peace and protect men:

... from incorrect or false accusations from women,

extortion,

dodgy police that can keep your for days/weeks (criticized at UN – Japanese diplomat underfire for shouting),

treated guilty until proven innocent,

loose your job in the process,

THAT’S WHY  lawyers for some time  tell you to RUN if falsely accused.

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Posted in: New hires shock Internet with their sameness See in context

just like the same old same old droids as with johnny's talent agency

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Posted in: World Rugby confident of originality of 2019 RWC logo design See in context

the logo arena is now getting like apple lawsuits – too trivial

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Posted in: Japan orders diesel car emissions probe after VW scandal See in context

"The J-gov will do anything to keep European diesels out of Japan.

The new European diesel take the Hybrids for lunch when it comes to mileage.

And don't forget that diesel fuel is 30% cheaper in Japan.

Better mileage AND cheaper fuel. It's a no-brainer."

Yeah it’s a no brainer that diesel emit so much pollution and the effects of effective ban in japan on diesel cars could be seen in the air quality levels improving. Its measurable. Its not just co2 emissions you should be looking at – its all the other nasty stuff that emitting that bad for people health.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO says it would be hard to hide effort to falsify emissions data See in context

Ban diesels in Europe like they effectively did in Japan over a decade ago and we will get better air quality in Europe ( you can check online data at places like aqicn.org). Europe will also get the hybrid models that get released in Japan but not in the Europe because they promote these dirty diesels instead locally first.

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Posted in: Japanese fans celebrate stunning rugby win over South Africa See in context

There is no way that its not going to be in Japan in 2019 regardless of how badly or well the the Japanese team does. This is from the people organizing the sport. Japan doesn't have a shortage of stadiums to use either, maybe more than the country hosting it now. So there is no real problem.

There was a lot of non Japanese people supporting Japan yesterday and even people saying that they were converting to watching more rugby after Japans match yesterday. It has really helped the sport.

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Posted in: Japan says it won't decide on AIIB until corruption addressed See in context

Ironic for some eu leaders sounding off about eliminating world corruption to start the G7 off in the wake of FIFA ....and oh I forgot ...we already joined AIIB without much consideration.

China’s corruption and pollution too far from Europe for them to be as aware as others about the negatives. Considering the distance, America is relatively more aware than Europe.

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Posted in: Tesla charges into home battery market See in context

Nothing new. There are plenty of adverts for Japanese products on Japanese tv for this kind of thing and these products have been around for a while. But well done for joining the global party and also doing it on a large scale.

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Posted in: China complains Japan's air, sea surveillance raises safety risks See in context

Chinese gov is just looking for a way to stay in power. This just part of their tactics for that end only. Why don't you tell them the truth and apologise to your own people.

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Posted in: Japan scrambling warplanes as often as during Cold War era See in context

China apologise?

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Posted in: Chinese premier praises Kono for 'comfort women' apology See in context

When's the Chinese gov going to apologise? They have plenty to apologise for ...just once would be a start in contrast to Japan.

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Posted in: Japan posts 8th straight surplus in February See in context

If you take a twenty year time sample and certainly if you go back to just 2006 before the last crash then you could consider that the yen is still high...certainly not weak...just slightly high at the moment compared to the last time the world was not in recession. So in fact it is other currencies that are weak. ...or is that weak news reporting from short term journos with no fact checking?

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Posted in: Testing of software adds to urgency in race for driverless cars See in context

Half the drivers should not be on the road. Looking forward to them being replaced and our shared spaces becoming less anti social and less collisions and deaths every day. Should lower our insurance costs and free up our hospitals. Unfortunately most drivers (not a minority) have set a very low bar to beat.

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Posted in: Tokyo considers removing overhead power lines in run-up to 2020 Olympics See in context

They are not just powerlines, they carry telecommunications as well. Can't have a debate about it if you don't know what you are talking about on such a basic level. In other news broadband rolls out speeds not world leading anymore as we buried everything. ( look to the uk for an example) Should be interesting for 8K TV rollout.

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Posted in: Prince William, Abe visit Fukushima See in context

as reported in major British press

"the (play area) site features a radiation monitor outside to measure background radiation levels as a reassurance that it is safe to play outdoors.

The levels are currently lower than parts of the UK."

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Posted in: 3 Japanese automakers to jointly work on self-driving car technology See in context

good! get the swathe of bad drivers out of the equation in our public spaces causing the daily deaths and antisocial behaviour. On the whole, drivers have set a low bar so shouldn't be too long before the computers take over.

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Posted in: Attention European leagues - it's the World Cup See in context

Attention European leagues - it's the World Cup hear hear

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Posted in: Bay cruise See in context

“rainman” “brought the weather with you then?”

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Posted in: Virgin Atlantic ends service to Japan See in context

3 or 4 years ago I would recommend virgin; but not in the last 2 years, they have really gone downhill on the london tokyo route. If only Ana or Jal had a uk based credit card loyalty system like you can get in the US, then they would get my vote. Jal and Ana are in a different league to BA and virgin..you would often be hit with the rude culture shock even at Narita leaving Japanese service standard behind even before you have left Japan.

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Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan' See in context

China behaves like it lost the war.

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Posted in: Political tensions behind China-Japan economic issues: Beijing See in context

The reporter is joking? and the quotes selected are a joke?

"Japan’s nationalist Prime Minister"

Is that a joke by the reporter ? I mean compared to China, not even in the same league when it comes to nationalism.

Then as for the spokesman quotes trying find excuses for the lack of interest in their country: “The Japanese yen has depreciated sharply in recent years and the foreign exchange rate of the yen has been very volatile over the long run, therefore the divergence between statistics in yen and those in the dollar was rather big.”

wrong in recent years it is getting stronger as countries recover since the drop in 2007, wrong(heard of the carry trade?) and final point is meaningless.

"Japan should also “continue to make efforts to improve bilateral relations" "“take concrete actions to implement” an agreement which paved the way for a meeting"

wrong again, clearly China has been the one stopping meetings whereas Japan has long been pursing dialogue.

basically joke article

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Posted in: China to curb phone, computer purchases in restive Xinjiang See in context

And china keeps asking for apologies from Japan..

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Posted in: China says it hopes Japan will stay on 'path of peace' See in context

maybe China will GET ON the path to peace.

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Posted in: No. of tourists to Japan tops 13 mil for first time ever See in context

Weak yen? not really if you look at stats longer than a few years, especially as we are still recovering from the last financial crash of 07/08. In fact it still very slightly strong compared to the norms in the years before the last financial crash. Well helicopter journalist who are only here for few years, that just rabbit report what they’ve here similar experienced journalists report.

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Posted in: Japan auto lobby sounds alarm over weak domestic sales See in context

So the government must be glad that they are trying to get rid of the kei car and force Japan's automakers to supply bigger international sized cars the locals dont want or need.

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