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Posted in: Workman emerging from manhole on street dies after being hit by car See in context

Terumasa Hayashi had been inspecting sewage pipes. When he lifted the manhole lid, which was on a crossing at an intersection, and stuck his head out, he was hit by a car

Hells bells. Why was he emerging from a closed manhole anyway? Cordon the area off and keep the means of ingress/egress open at all times.

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Posted in: Japan confirms 2nd new coronavirus infection See in context

Also, a very selfish man, travelling from, Wuhan, 5 days after having a possible infection.

Maybe. Maybe not. Most people in this situation would assume they just had a particularly heavy cold. Pneumonia is not something we tend to self-diagnose.

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Posted in: First woman enters Japan's submarine academy See in context

Good luck with that. Submariners suffer the highest rates of attrition during armed conflict. At least as a Japanese she'll be used to living in cramped spaces.

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Posted in: Foreign student/cosplayer arrested in Tokyo for having fake Self-Defense Forces ID See in context

If Oh's story is legit, he will have friends and acquaintances who will be able to vouch for him. In that case, fine him and let him go. Things get murkier if they can't or won't, and then there's the actual forger to consider as well.

Police "can" ask for ID in the form of a passport or a reisdence permit in the event they have a well founded suspicion of criminal activity, but you are under no compunction to provide ID in the absence of a reasonable explanation as to why.

Good luck with that.

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Posted in: Warm winter bad news for Japan's ski resorts See in context

The unseasonably warm weather has already caused headaches in Sapporo, where organizers of the city's famed snow festival have had to hire a record number of trucks to bring in snow from the suburbs and surrounding towns to build their signature sculptures.

Just how is this “eco”? Could it be that all this Thunberg is just leftist virtue signaling?

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Posted in: Man beats fast food worker because one chicken nugget was missing from his combo meal See in context

I know the feeling. I hate getting home and finding my drive thru order is wrong or the food is badly cooked. It's is very maddening.

Cook your own meals.

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Posted in: Angry Iranians question authorities for concealing truth on plane incident See in context

The fact that Trump’s blundering and criminal assassination of a top Iranian figure to bolster support by his party for his impeachment charges being the ultimate cause of all of this is ever so quickly and conveniently forgotten.

Two points: American / Iran tensions predate Trump by a great many years (no doubt before some of us were born); secondly, you can dress it any way you like but the man who pressed the “fire” button was Iranian. This one is on them.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan hits record high in 2019 See in context

I have mixed feelings about this. Tourist hotspots seem to be overburdened, while the provinces remain neglected - even dying as the young ’uns move away and the old ‘uns move on.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

Ghosn's trial should be held in absentia. If the prosecutors are confident they have a case against him, let's hear it in all it's glory.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

If anyone hasn't being paying attention, it should be as clear as red that the prosecution case is politically motivated. They'll probably make Hironaka go to gaol in Ghosn's stead.

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Posted in: Iran attacks U.S. forces in Iraq in retaliation for killing of commander See in context

An Ukraine passenger plane has crashed in Iran with 180 people on board.

There's a video circulating of a plane in Iran going down in flames. Could be the Ukraine jet.

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Posted in: Iran attacks U.S. forces in Iraq in retaliation for killing of commander See in context

If this turns into a full blown war then it will be solely down to the incredibly stupid actions of Donald Trump. Wouldn't put it pass this jackass to go nuke eventually.

My understanding of Middle-Eastern politics is too incomplete to form a hardened opinion, but I do know that it takes two to tango, Simon.

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Posted in: Abe cancels visit to Middle East amid tensions See in context

I wonder if he will be going to Lebanon?

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Posted in: Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japan gov't officials behind his arrest See in context

I wonder if NHK will dub over Ghosn‘s voice the way the BBC did with IRA leader Gerry Adams way back in the 80s and 90s?

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Posted in: Drunk ANA flight attendant causes 4 domestic flights to be delayed in Fukuoka See in context

She wasn’t drunk...

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Posted in: Japanese media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn after escape See in context

He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day.

He, he!

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

Ghosn hides in bassist's case to avoid facing the music. Oh, the irony.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

Millionaire Ghosn is an arrogant, shifty looking character who's sure to have plenty of skeletons and cash stashed in cupboards all around the world. 

Ghosn may indeed be a crook, but that doesn’t mean threat the Japanese authorities aren’t trying to frame him as a convenient scapegoat.

Methinks the last thing the government wants is Ghosn spouting while on trial.

There are easier ways of getting rid of Ghosn which don’t involve the drama of absconding in the middle of the night.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

Conspiracy theories abound here. If the Japanese authorities wanted to be shot of Ghosn, why not quietly drop the case against him on a “technicality”? Going AWOL in the middle of the night is hardly discreet...

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Posted in: Asbestos found at Tokyo Olympic water polo venue See in context

On the subject matter in hand, undamaged asbestos, if left undisturbed, presents little harm to members of the public. What the authorities need to do is cover the asbestos (to prevent accidental damage) and label it (so that future demolition workers will be informed of its presence).

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Posted in: Death-row inmate hanged in 1st execution since August See in context

Good to see they are clearing the back log,

indeed. One could almost say that Wei Wei got time off for good behaviour.

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Posted in: Disney cuts lesbian kiss from 'Star Wars' in Singapore See in context

If I want to see Sappho sanctioned frolics in my movies I’ll rent Silk n' Sabotage, not Disney.

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Posted in: Police looking for man who flashed woman in Sapporo on freezing cold night See in context

At minus one ( -1 C) I'd think the " junk yard " would be just a " yard ".

At minus one degrees centigrade it would be closer to a centimetre than a yard.

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Posted in: Police looking for man who flashed woman in Sapporo on freezing cold night See in context

At minus one ( -1 C) I'd think the " junk yard " would be just a " yard ".

Don't worry; it's the personality that counts.

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Posted in: 79-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting caregiver after giving her sleeping pills See in context

Just checking, but is groping also considered rape?

The dirty old dog only admitted to groping her. That she went to the police and not her employer suggests that she felt confident that she had been assaulted.

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Posted in: Divided U.S. House impeaches Trump for abuse of power See in context

Well done, Dems. That's sealed four more years of Trump.

Fools.

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Posted in: Anti-train groper badge design contest announces this year’s winners See in context

I think a large Seiri-chan badge would be a more effective deterrent.

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Posted in: Crane topples over onto cars, killing 1, injuring 6 in Miyagi Pref See in context

What's a Station Wagon?

A car with an extended boot/trunk. Also known as an "estate". Popular in the 70s / 80s before MPV/SUV cars took over.

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Posted in: Crane topples over onto cars, killing 1, injuring 6 in Miyagi Pref See in context

Looking the crane's boom, it is almost at 12 o'clock, meaning the weight distribution must still have been fairly longitudinal. I wonder if one of the left side outriggers failed, or were set on an infirm or uneven surface.

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Posted in: Court orders journalist to pay damages to reporter Shiori Ito in rape lawsuit See in context

Well don! Keep up the good fight.

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