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Posted in: Heatwave kills 3, hospitalises 2,500 across Japan See in context

It's currently between 30 and 33 degrees in my classrooms. I honestly can't imagine trying to make my kids do much of anything in class.

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Posted in: Gov't to review statements on wartime history, revise textbook guidelines See in context

So rather than correcting the broken system and improving education, they're just going to try and make these kids more patriotic. Thus keeping them loyal to the party. The population remains less educated but more patriotic. That's a dangerous path.

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Posted in: Ishihara-Hashimoto party seeks bigger defense spending See in context

Red herring: something intended to divert attention from the real problem or matter at hand; a misleading clue. It seems to me that countries that have real economic problems and trouble taking care of their people, always want to throw money at their military. Raise national pride but never really solve any problems. Just create more...

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Posted in: Pure white crow spotted in Shimane See in context

Winter is coming...

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Posted in: M4.9 quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa See in context

Almost spilled my beer. Lucky me I had quick reflexes and was able to pick it up and continue drinking.

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Posted in: Nova founder's 2-year prison sentence upheld See in context

Only two years? That whole episode was a pretty miserable time in my life as well as many others. We did eventually get our money, but many people left the country and so it has made getting the cash back more difficult for them. I remember in the final days we were getting faxes almost everyday saying money was coming. Most of the Japanese staff were pretty happy, but the foreigners kept telling them it was just lies. In the end though, it did lead me to getting a better job in a better location.

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Posted in: Body of man found in Yokohama park See in context

Zen, who knows. Isn't interesting how the atmosphere of a place can change just by traveling a few streets over? But from what nandakandamanda is saying, looks like I could be far from the truth.

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Posted in: Body of man found in Yokohama park See in context

I'm working in Tsurumi, which is actually just down the road from Kawasaki, and I can tell you, it's a rough neighborhood. Yakuza were most likely involved.

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Posted in: Animal welfare laws tightened to regulate buying and selling of young pets See in context

That place is awful. Putting meerkats and groundhogs in small dirty cages and then displaying them all night is just wrong. I wonder how legal that even is...

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