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Is it just me or does the title of this article have a dangling particliple and can be taken as "He must pay 1 mil yen every day for 6 months for peeing in an elevator"?
That would be a hefty fine for "dangling" your You-know-what in a public place!
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I've always wondered about those 7/11 burritos I've been scarfing back for 23 years in Japan.....
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That's always been my biggest complaint about Tokyo. People never say anything if they bump into you on the street or anywhere else for that matter. And when they do apologize,it makes everyone feel a whole lot better. I guess the large population makes people robotic.
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The poor woman. Look both ways before you cross the street,look before getting out of a car. Pedestrian safety 101....
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Japanese government or TEPCO. What's the difference? They are both way over their heads on this. There should be an internationally runned team of the best nuclear scientists and technicians allowed into the country to handle the problem. It is now a world crisis,not just Japan.
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Just sitting around doing nothing is not the best answer. A bit of daily exercise is needed to increase stamina and strength to battle the harsh conditions of the heat. A jog or walk early morning,a swim or go to the gym. Of course stay hydrated and well rested as well.
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Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 68 years ago
This is quite simply a much,much bigger problem than TEPCO or Japan alone can handle. Isn't there some kind of World Nuclear Energy group that can step in with an assembled group of the best technicians in the world? And if this group of the best of the best do exist,they should immediately and unconditionally be allowed to enter ANY country that screwed up to this level of danger. This is an environmental concern for the world,not just Japan.
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Unfortunately,extremely heavy rainfall in one region of Japan does not necessarily mean an end to a water shortage in another region.
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Nobody ever wants to admit the real blame behind the disaster....the entire nation itself. TEPCO is only feeding the greedy needs of electricity that everyone wants. When I first came to Japan 23 years ago and saw the relentless use of electricity by people (not that North Americans are any better) I knew that one day we would pay the price for all that unlimited power. We all love our luxury and comfort,to be able to buy a nice cold can of cola from a vending machine on the street or put on our air conditioner.That convenience isn't fueled by magic.Japan doesn't have good use of hydro power or other natural resouces for creating electricity. The obvious answer to meet the high demands of the nation's incredible use of electricity was to make nuclear power plants. No one was complaining about the plants 23 years ago,but I knew one day we would pay a price. Yes it is true that TEPCO was grossly unprepared for the disaster,but it is our society's greedy and relentless dependency on electricity that is at fault.
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Yet another nutter in my neighborhood of Mitaka reported in japan today. First it was the horrific stabbing in Kichijoji,the next station over,and now this drunken idiot. At least I know now how much it costs by taxi from Ginza to Mitaka.
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