I saw the tackle, he was lucky not to get carded. It was a shoulder charge, no attempt to use his arms. Seems like a smart guy, can't imagine what he was thinking.
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The soccer field is right next to the airport and small aircraft take off and land all through the day. It's no surprise the kids didn't look up.
I live close by, I see planes take off and land almost every day. With the wisdom of knowing what happened next the plane does look quite low, but I don't think we can extend the reactions of kids playing soccer to some kind of thesis on Japan.
I guess there will be quite a few concerned citizens questioning the safety of the airport.
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Apparently most stalkers back off after a warning from the police.
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I wonder if he could have handled the situation better?
His chummy chummy letter to "Tom" inquiring about the situation prior to the board room members ganging up on him seems willfully naive to me. If his objective was to resolve the situation he played his hand quite poorly. The entire company paid for the actions of a few.
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Capitalism eats itself
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Who is ramming who?
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Mr Abe appears to have forgotten Japan has a shrinking labour force. When something is in short supply it has higher value.
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John Becker Even if what she is saying is true, she's going to have a very hard time proving her charges, and she'll have a harder time getting work in the entertainment industry after this.
She has recordings of intimidating phone calls and there is footage of Taniguchi harassing her backstage at a studio.
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China's problem is that their state funded party politicians can't control their state funded military. Pretty soon the "people's party" is going to have to accept they are lackeys of the military and dependent on them. As their demographic time bomb kicks in and their economy stumbles and heads into decline the military will begin to apply this belligerence to protect their slice of the pie, and party members' heads will start to roll.
15 years and China will be a basket case.
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Really ? I found a wallet on my way to work a couple of years ago, stopped by the local cop shop with it, first question was "Are you in a hurry?" Told the guy I was on my way to work, so he did the paperwork as quickly as possible. Took about 3 minutes.
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Today's Wall Street Journal reported that 175,000 visited Yasukuni yesterday on the history of Japan's WWII surrender, significantly more than the 161,000 last year.
More baby boomers retiring with time on their hands
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Gradually China's youth turn into overweight fantasists.
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I though the police took samples from the accused person's hands to check for a match in the fibers on the accuser's clothes.
I was once standing in the line waiting for the train late in the evening at Shinjuku, a drunk middle aged women started flicking up the skirt of the woman in front of her (the woman was wearing one of those frilly tutu type skirts). Had the woman noticed it would have been either myself or the salaryman next to me that the woman would have accused. I guess we would have both pointed at the drunk obasan.
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Then give them a tax break, they gave the next generation of designers a place to start, to fail, to start again, to succeed.
The price of everything, the value of nothing.
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China has a surplus male population to dispose of, so why not have a war?
Their only problem being who with, India, Korea, Vietnam, The Philippines, Russia, Japan, or the USA? Or maybe they can just have a civil war all by themselves.
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From the Algerian point of view 600 of their people survived but some foreigners got killed. So for them this is a successful operation.
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Sounds like NHK were looking for an excuse to dump her anyway, maybe their preferred the substitute.
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Noda, and Kan before him were good men at a bad time. I dislike the prospect of paying more tax, but accept the need, to a degree.
Tanaka will probably now defect back to the LDP.
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grow up China
The Chinese economy is about to go down the tubes, expect more chest thumping to distract the populace from their real problems
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47,000 thousand cars a day, let's assume and average of 3,000 JPY toll per vehicle, that equals 141,000,000 JPY in revenue a day. Nexco certainly isn't short of money.
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Subtext, Abe knows that inflation will erase the value of the savings of elderly voters, who are more likely to vote, so he has added some Ishihara style jingoism, strengthening the military, as a sop.
Once elected he will find himself bogged down in vested interests, and suddenly develop a severe stomach ailment.
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“As a public figure, I might be fair game, but to dig up my family’s past is going over the line. It will have an effect on my children and grandchildren.”
He makes an important point here, Asahi need to raise their standards
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