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Posted in: Tactical look See in context

A way better buy than Boeing's C-17 Globe master

That would be like comparing a Toyota Hiace to a Semi-trailer.

Both are good at their designed purpose, but not in the same class.

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Posted in: Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan for Japanese trawlers See in context

do trawlers drag their net along the sea floor

It’s most likely a translation error, as long line fishing and trolling is written as トローリング in Japanese. The type of fishing you described would be called 底曳網.

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Posted in: Palau changes ocean sanctuary plan for Japanese trawlers See in context

Fishermen from Okinawa have traditionally fished in waters around Micronesia for generations. The amount of fishermen who still do is so few as to not make much of an environmental impact.

If you’ve ever been to Palau, you’d notice there are environmental taxes for everything. Sport fishing $15, surfing $5, camping $20, landing tax $60, Rock Islands visitor tax $50, etc...

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Posted in: Man stabs police officer, steals his gun in Osaka Pref; 33-year-old suspect sought See in context

According to the evening news, “someone” called in a false burglary from a pay phone less than a km away from the koban, that was occupied by 3 cops. 2 were dispatched to deal with the call and the victim was stabbed as he wandered around the perimeter of the koban

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Posted in: Penalty increased for pilots who fly after drinking alcohol See in context

They need to be looking into why so many pilots have alcohol problems.

Irregular schedules is probably the main culprit. A look into any long distance transport industry, regardless of the vehicle would reveal a frightening level of alcohol abuse.

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Posted in: Penalty increased for pilots who fly after drinking alcohol See in context

As long as there is no unified law on alcohol regulation in aviation and maritime law, and punishment is left to the discretion of corporations, such incidents will continue.

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Posted in: Japanese comedian baffles, amazes judges on 'America’s Got Talent' with weird dance, Japanese humor See in context

She has amazing skills. Although she did have some peculiarities, she flawlessly and smoothly delivered to the judges. I’m talking about her English ability....

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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

USNinJapan2

The F-4 is definitely outdated as an air defense fighter, but probably still has a role in ground attack or CAS where being on the scene I a hurry with a big payload is important. Agreed about the F-15. Truly a masterpiece, and the USAF is looking to extend its service lifespan with upgrade packages.

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Posted in: Pilot vertigo likely cause of F-35A jet crash See in context

And you think it's reasonable for Japan to be flying F4 Phantoms in 2019?

The F-4 is still faster than post 4th gen fighters. It was designed as a bomber interceptor, hardened against nuclear EMP, low maintenance requirements, and in the air and in target fast. True, it wasn’t a dogfighter, but it was never designed to be so.

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Posted in: Avril Lavigne speaks Japanese in new commercial for Laundrin’ See in context

Making her speak in a foreign language? Why’d you have to go and make things so compli..........

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Posted in: 'Terrace House' comedian Ryota Yamasato marries actress Yu Aoi See in context

The slow pace and dull gaps in Terrace House coupled with the obviously “set-up but unscripted” situations is something stoners enjoy, or so I was told....

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Posted in: Record amount of stimulants seized in Shizuoka; 7 Chinese men arrested See in context

Interesting that it was being smuggled in through the pacific side, rather than the Sea of Japan side.

Maritime drug busts are generally in the Niigata, Toyama, or Tottori, Shimane area.

Maybe they thought they were being smart taking the long route.

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Posted in: Rubber part falls from chopper onto school in Okinawa: U.S. Marines See in context

Too bad it wasn’t one of those “remove before flight” orange inspection streamers. Those sell pretty well on net auctions.

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Posted in: What can be done to help Japan's 'hikikomori' (recluses)? See in context

Japanese Hikikomori, US/Europe trolls living in their parent’s basement, Chinese youth who refuse to work, and other such non-productive members is society are merely a symptom of a society that has become prosperous enough to enable such behavior. The poorer the country, the less you’ll see of such individuals.

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Posted in: If they want, we’re willing to hire them as regular employees and train them to manage their own stores. See in context

Matsuya, you'll make money too off the franchising fees. Don't sound like you have a big generous heart when you have a self interest. while much of the risk and investment will be shifted to the foreigner.

As with anyone who wants to join a franchise. Matsuya is simply saying they’ll give foreigners equal opportunity and you have to spin a negative twist to it? I’m aware of the pitfalls and exploitive nature of franchises, but this is not about racism.

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Posted in: 30 years after Tiananmen, protesters' goals further away than ever See in context

Progress and change takes time, that's my point.

Point taken. However, the only change brought on by China’s newfound wealth and (stolen) technology Has been to make govt crackdown on protest and “dissident” opinion more effective and covert.

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Posted in: 30 years after Tiananmen, protesters' goals further away than ever See in context

everything is different. China have something like 4 websites just dedicated to sharing videos like YouTube. 

Sure you can post pictures of your lunch or videos of your cat doing cat-stuff, but try posting a scathing profanity-laden rebuke of Xi, like YouTube activists do to Trump. Try damning the communist party, try posting a picture Winnie the Pooh even.

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Posted in: Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military after USS John McCain incident See in context

Do not put names of people to the navy ships. We, in Japan, put names of mountains and rivers. That will be safe. Evaluation of people changes by time.

I think the legacy of the warship itself supersedes the person or geographic/meteorological feature it was named after. The USS Alabama, Missouri, or IJN Akagi, Yamato, etc will be remembered for their legacy more than their name.

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Posted in: Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military after USS John McCain incident See in context

Then it would only be fair to hide the USS John Paul Jones when British dignitaries are visiting.

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Posted in: Man pulled over for drunk driving claims his body 'produces alcohol' See in context

Auto brewery syndrome is real, and many people have been pardoned of DUI in the US and Europe because of it.

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Posted in: Trump wishes 'Happy Memorial Day' to U.S. See in context

USS Wasp is an interesting name for a ship. I could google it but I'll just assume it's named after the non-amphibious insect and not a person or old racial acronym.

It’s named after the 80’s hair metal band...

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Posted in: Police question man for not looking good in a suit; turns out he bought it with stolen money See in context

The maximum transaction from ATMs is 400,000Y.

Any more, and you need to go to the bank with ID.

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Posted in: Film revealing 'true story' of infamous 'Paris Cannibal' to premiere in July See in context

Sagawa’s lawyers expertly played the double jeopardy angle. The authorities in France should have given him hard time in France, as its fairly certain that they could have predicted the outcome.

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Posted in: Police question man for not looking good in a suit; turns out he bought it with stolen money See in context

Although the premise of field interrogating because of ill-fitting clothes seems ridiculous, it’s a page right out out of the manual.

Awkwardly fitting or unseasonal clothing are one of the first things patrol officers look for. (baggy jeans, trench coats in the summer, unofficial work uniforms, military style clothing, bulky backpacks, exotic or “eccentric” fashion, etc)

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Posted in: Trump breaks with Abe; says he's not bothered by N Korean missile tests See in context

But then again, there's no oil or Israel in East Asia, just East Asians

NK is estimated to have one of the largest untapped mineral and rare earth deposits in the world.

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Posted in: Yamanashi governor looks to draw up Mt Fuji railway plan in 2 years See in context

Good luck!

The mysterious forest (Jukai) is on the Yamanashi side, and would be good 40-60km detour from the the most direct route from elevation zero.

And I’m sure you’ve figured, that it’s uphill all the way.

But if you’ve got the time, it’s an amazing hike. Me and my buddies took longer than usual because we stopped for so many beers along the way.

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Posted in: Shibuya Ward wants to ban drinking on the streets and parks near Shibuya station during Halloween to prevent pranks, vandalism and other trouble. What's your view on this? See in context

People will just get hammered before coming, or carry booze in a different container; robbing local merchants of alcohol sales.

If you can’t beat’em, join’em applies in this situation.

Allocate a public park nearby, like Miyashita park for the festivities. Street stalls will pay for rental space, local merchants will have in influx of customers, and the partiers will be contained in one space.

But that would make too much sense.

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Posted in: Yamanashi governor looks to draw up Mt Fuji railway plan in 2 years See in context

That being said, those who start from the first station have my respect.

If you want to start from the bottom proper, like, the lowest point along the continuous gradient from the summit; be prepared for a 3-4 day hike from Suruga-nada or Fujinomiya beach.

I know a few guys who did it.

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Posted in: Yamanashi governor looks to draw up Mt Fuji railway plan in 2 years See in context

@kohakuebisu

Route 23 is a pretty good ride as well. Did it with both a Kawasaki W600 and Silvia S15. No traffic lights once you pass USMC Camp Fuji all the way to Fujinomiya.

But just wait till Shizuoka and their beef with Yamanashi over who “owns” Fuji builds a train line from Gotemba station first. If it happens, you can say I said it here.

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Posted in: Yamanashi governor looks to draw up Mt Fuji railway plan in 2 years See in context

Required-repaired... autocorrect...

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