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Posted in: Sugary drinks may cause 184,000 global deaths a year: study See in context

Sedentary lifestyle and stress are causing way more deaths than sugary drinks. Anyway it's better to eat honey, it contains a lot of sugar, but doesn't cause any deaths, because it's natural.

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Posted in: Commercial for latest 'Grudge' film pulled from air after complaints of being too scary See in context

It looks funny, especially that sound :) The real world can be much scarier.

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Posted in: Mega-important debate: Do you shower before work or before bed? See in context

Before going to bed of course. I could not imagine not doing it, I would not be able to sleep. It's not only the dirt and sweat, but also the negative energy that you get during the day, water is cleaning everything. I was surprised that some some people do it in the morning instead of evening. Morning shower is not so important unless you sleep in a very hot room and sweat a lot.

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Posted in: The gun control debate: Do you support the right of citizens to own and bear firearms? See in context

In US - not sure if that is still necessary now. But I'm not American, so I cannot decide anyway. I think it was necessary in the past, in the Wild West for example. In modern Ukraine - yes, right to possess guns is urgently needed now because people should be able to defend themselves against terrorists in the rebel-controlled areas where police is nearly useless.

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Posted in: Why libertarianism is closer to Stalinism than you think See in context

Stalinism can be compared only with Fascism. Libertarianism is ideology of freedom, Stalinism is a despotism in its pure form that has no relation to the freedom, liberty and completely rejects them. There is a huge difference. Stalin has murdered millions or Ukrainians, Byelorussians, Kazakhs, Russians in order to suppress any independent way of thinking. Libertarianism is quite close to anarchy, where freedom and individuality are valued high.

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Posted in: Universities asked to raise flag, sing national anthem at ceremonies See in context

Good! Kimigayo should become more popular and people should sing it on a public events more often. Patriotism is important, and respect of national symbols is essential part of it. Kimigayo is a beautiful anthem and very peaceful. Kimigayo wa Chiyo ni yachiyo ni Sazare-ishi no Iwao to narite Koke no musu made

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Posted in: The fuzzy logic behind Japanese attachment to kanji See in context

In the future almost nobody will write by hand, this is what we already see among the younger generations of Japanese. In the near future we will keep using kanji for writing most of words, but with mandatory furigana for more and more kanji, so it will finally come to the point when all kanji will have furigana, and this will become a norm. This is my understanding of the latest tendencies in Japanese language and society. Kanji = for better understanding and avoidance of confusion + Furigana = for phonetical reading. So no problems at all, the humanity is changing, the languages are also changing. The government cannot decide in which direction the language will go, it only depends on people of Japan, how they are using Japanese language now.

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Posted in: Obama says Putin not fooling anybody over Ukraine See in context

Thank you, USA, for protecting my home country from Putin, we - Ukrainians, living in Japan, appreciate this very much. Russian government is a Nazi government, that is happy to kill other nationalities "to protect ethnic Russians" in their countries and restore the Great Russian Empire. Putin is the new Hitler. World should say NO to Putin's dictatorship in Europe.

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Posted in: Japan's embrace of Russia under threat with Ukraine crisis See in context

Thank you, Japan, for protecting my home country from Putin, we - Ukrainians, living in Japan, appreciate this very much. Russian government is a Nazi government, that is happy to kill other nationalities "to protect ethnic Russians" in their countries and restore the Great Russian Empire. Putin is the new Hitler. World should say NO to Putin's dictatorship in Europe.

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Posted in: Kerry to visit Kiev as Russian forces control Crimea See in context

According to Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances signed in 1994, USA and UK provided security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, in exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum_on_Security_Assurances It means that USA and UK are obliged to protect Ukraine from Russian aggression.

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Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move See in context

According to Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances signed in 1994, USA and UK provided security assurances against threats or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of Ukraine, in exchange for Ukraine giving up its nuclear weapons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budapest_Memorandum_on_Security_Assurances It means that USA and UK are obliged to protect Ukraine from Russian aggression.

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Posted in: Kerry to visit Kiev as Russian forces control Crimea See in context

Please give a hand to Ukraine. Ukraine's army is too weak to withstand the Russian aggressors for a long time. Putin's government is fascist and they will not stop on Ukraine. After Ukraine's occupation Russia will try to advance further to the West: Poland Czech Republic, Romania. Europe should not make the same mistake as before the WW2 when they allowed Hitler to occupy Poland (Molotov-Ribbentrop pact). And then... you know what happened during 1941-1945. Stop Putin until it's too late.

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Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move See in context

Nathaw, any negotiations of Japan with Putin will be always in vein. Current Russian government only understands the language of force. Russian government is the highly corrupted government of fascists that is terrorizing its own people and putting into jail all people who think differently. At the same time, Putin is already losing support of people in his own country. Putin is a bloody dictator. Abe should act in much more decisive manner dealing with Russians, this is the ONLY way to deal with Putin.

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Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move See in context

harvey pekar, now the situation is quite different and it is not Middle East, Ukraine is Europe. Putin is a new Hitler and Europe's safety is under threat now. It's in the interests of Europe (mainly UK and France as the major military powers) to give a hand to Ukraine, because Putin will not stop on Ukraine, sooner or later he will try to expand further to the West to create his "buffer zone". Europe should not make the same mistake as before the WW2 when we allowed Hitler to occupy Poland (Molotov-Ribbentrop pact). And then... you know what happened during 1941-1945. Stop Putin until it's too late.

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Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move See in context

Stop the Russian aggression to Ukraine now!!!! The next target for Russian fascists after Ukraine can be Poland, Czech Republic or Romania. But Ukraine has a very small and weak army now and cannot withstand the Russian attack for a long time. EU, NATO, please protect my home country from Russian fascist aggressors.

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Posted in: Fukushima Industries unveils new mascot with an unfortunate name See in context

I don't understand the problem, because even English speakers don't pronounce Fukushima as ....ushima, right?

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Posted in: Panic at Tochigi holiday resort as monkeys surround car with 3-year-old girl inside See in context

Probably the girl was crying in the car, and the macaques tried to help her, but didn't know what to do. Or they were so smart that they intentionally surrounded the car and started making loud noises, just to make other humans notice her, so they actually helped the child. Anyway, thanks, monkeys!

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Posted in: Japan's new rocket blasts off in laptop-controlled launch See in context

Congratulations JAXA! The video of the Epsilon launch can be watched here, it's really amazing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24090322

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Posted in: Why Matsuya’s the best gyudon shop around
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yeah, I also like Matsuya, but I cannot eat there every day, I need to change places :) I just have one complain about Matsuya - air conditioners are often too powerful in summer, it's just too cold

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Posted in: Hot music See in context

I like the sounds of shamisen, they are so relaxing

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Posted in: Will No. 1 reactor at Fukushima become a future tourist spot? See in context

I suppose Chernobyl is attracting tourists mostly because of the dead city Pripyat, not because of the reactor #4 itself. The same in Japan - probably people would visit some abandoned villages within the no-go area, it could be interesting after 25 years.

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Posted in: 33,000 renewable energy projects approved since July 1 See in context

This is very good news, I'm happy that Japanese businesses are finally investing money in the future. Though 243 MW is still so little... For example a single Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine generates 6000 MW (it has 6 reactors, 1000 MW each). I hope the number and especially capacity of renewable projects will grow in the forthcoming years.

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Posted in: Magazine flirts with war scenario over Takeshima See in context

This is stupid, the humanity is still spending much more money on wars than on exploration of outer space and other planets. Military is evil, both Korean and Japanese.

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Posted in: There’s something about Sawa See in context

Sawa - sex symbol? This is a joke? :) She definitely looks like a great person, but not as sex symbol.

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Posted in: 6 university cuties to face off at Miss Science beauty pageant See in context

My favorites are Akira Hayashi and Shino Nakaoka, they are adorable. But all girls from the contest are beautiful (because they not only have physical beauty, but also brains). There should be much more girls in science! Japanese girls, gambatte kudasai!

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Posted in: Taiwan’s Weather Girls form girl group in Japan See in context

Very nice girls! I like Taiwan! :)

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Posted in: Customer service in Japan vs Europe See in context

Author of the article didn't mention "IRASSHAIMASEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" in a high pitched voice, extremely loud, terrorizing my ears every time I enter a Japanese shopping mall. Why they couldn't just stay quiet, just say "irasshaimase" one time??? Is it necessary to be so loud? This very strange behavior really scares customers.

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Posted in: Learn how to sleep in a toilet stall like a pro See in context

you gonna have a very bad headache when sleeping as on that picture

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Posted in: Japan's largest McDonald's opens in Harajuku Omotesando See in context

Can you name a cheaper one? I think people go there because it is so damn cheap. Much cheaper to grab a meal there than to head to a conbini. I personally haven't been in years but I get why some people go. tmarie, I mean Sukiya, Yoshinoya, MosBurger. I agree that food in combini is quite expensive, but it is really cheaper to eat in Japanese fast food chains. Several weeks ago I used to eat misoshiru + gyudon + cabbage salad at Sukiya just for 320 yen for everything. And this is very healthy food. MacDonalds is nothing but a lot of FAT that is just ruining your stomach if you eat there more than a week.

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Posted in: Japan's largest McDonald's opens in Harajuku Omotesando See in context

I don't understand why people like McDonald's so much. It's really overpriced for a junk food, this is the last place where I would go if I need to buy some burger. In Japan there are native fast food networks which are much better and cheaper.

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