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Posted in: Troy Davis executed in Georgia amid international outcry See in context

It is terrible that in 2011 this can happen. If evidence can not prove someone guilty beyond reasonable doubt, that person must not be imprisoned, let alone put to death.

Australia stopped the death sentence years ago because we killed the wrong person. After the death penalty was carried out, the man who actually committed the crime, came forward. This started the debate on abolishing the death penalty and finally it was abolished. Sure, we have crimes which we think it might be a suitable sentence ( port arthur mass murder case comes to mind), but now life in prison with no parole is the toughest sentence.

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Posted in: Radiation found in rice from Fukushima Pref; more tests planned See in context

Yes, I would like to have zero or as close to zero contaminants as possible, thank you. Why would I buy from a suspected area when I have options.

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Posted in: Radiation found in rice from Fukushima Pref; more tests planned See in context

TEPCO should be forced to buy all the farming land, all the houses etc in the areas where radiation is so high that people can not live there or the food produced there can not be eaten. The people should relocate.

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Posted in: Should pedophiles with criminal records be required to report their names and addresses to local authorities when they move? See in context

wait a minute - we are in Japan. Here we ALL must tell local authorities when we move ( non-Japanese - our foreign cards get amended and Japanese on their Juminhyo )...

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Posted in: Japanese families, activists visit Washington to plead for safety of Fukushima's children See in context

Borscht -- I agree with outside pressure often working well but can't help but think that if people here stood up and demonstrated as a whole group, the government would listen and this would draw outside attention too.

And to Japan Today - The fact that they were there (Washington DC) visiting the UN and not the US surely is worth mentioning earlier on in the article.

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Posted in: Japanese families, activists visit Washington to plead for safety of Fukushima's children See in context

While I am not against this, I think these people need to stand up to their own government first.

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Posted in: Living in Japan, which food or drink item do you miss most from your home country? See in context

soft licorice

soft, sandwich sliced multi-grain bread

tasty or colby low fat cheese

cordial

good sliced fresh ham

leg of lambs often

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Posted in: Police continue search for baby girl feared abducted from car in Oita See in context

apparently, the toddler has a muscle problem in her legs but can walk a bit and play etc. the reason this was mentioned at all, is that she probably can't run miles away from the car.

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Posted in: Police continue search for baby girl feared abducted from car in Oita See in context

the story was just on the news.

after the mother went back to the car, she ran to the closest shop and ask the attendant if the parking area has surveillence cameras. then when the attendant said no, she said 'oh no, what can i do?!'...

that is a really bizarre thing to ask first. surely you would scream her name, call the police, scream her name and ask the attendant if she has seen a little girl and then scream her name again...

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Posted in: Masaaki Sakai marries long-term partner 22 years his junior See in context

monkey magic is a fab childhood memory! and besides, people can marry whomever they like!

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Posted in: Analog TV broadcasting comes to an end in Japan after 58 years See in context

i just cancelled NHK too :)

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Posted in: Analog TV broadcasting comes to an end in Japan after 58 years See in context

my TV still works... its about 20 years old and analog. it is showing all the channels just like it did at 11:59am

so glad i didn't buy a new TV or even a tuner :)

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Posted in: Kiyoshi Hikawa holds karaoke competition See in context

ummm, because he is a young man...

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Posted in: Tochigi underwear thief busted See in context

>Google 'shitagi' (in Japanese) and see for yourself....

why? the question here is the ENGLISH usage of the words 'a pair of underwear'.

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Posted in: Tochigi underwear thief busted See in context

you know like when we say a pair of jeans we aren't talking about 2 items of clothing...

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