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Posted in: Truck driver dies after rear-ending another truck, then crashing into gas station pole See in context

He could have simply fallen asleep.

There's your medical condition! He was tired!

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Posted in: Truck driver dies after rear-ending another truck, then crashing into gas station pole See in context

Where does it say he knew he had a medical condition?

Right at the end.

Police believe the deceased truck driver may have suffered a blackout as the result of a medical condition.

Rating: -3 ( +1 / -4 )

Posted in: Kadena residents angered by U.S. parachuting drill See in context

I can't imagine the awful noise of all those parachutes coming down. How do they deal with it!?

Rating: 1 ( +4 / -3 )

Posted in: Damages suit dismissed over tsunami deaths at disaster-use facility See in context

@zichi - never knew about the tsunami stones. Thanks for that. Sad, though.

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Posted in: Elon Musk on mission to link human brains with computers in 4 years See in context

@Triring - maybe so, but isn't his point that such a connection would be much faster than our current means of communication? (speech, typing)

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Posted in: All-weather drone comes with high-sensitivity camera See in context

Want!

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Posted in: Protective clothing no longer needed to walk near Fukushima plant See in context

At the same time, they've also neutralized North Korea, reversed the birthrate, balanced the national budget, completed construction on the 2020 Olympic Village, enforced nonsmoking areas around the country, and have come to a solution to the US military bases in Okinawa that is both fair to the citizens and maintains security in the region.

Well done!

Rating: 1 ( +5 / -4 )

Posted in: Damages suit dismissed over tsunami deaths at disaster-use facility See in context

The city argued the drills were held voluntarily by a residents' group and the real evacuation sites, including a shrine on a hill some 500 meters away, had been notified to the residents through the city's PR leaflets distributed to every household.

This.

It was not the city. It was a residents' group. And they were only trying their best to help people be prepared.

Good ruling.

Rating: 1 ( +2 / -1 )

Posted in: The truth is still out there as 'X-Files' returns for new season See in context

I want to believe...

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Posted in: Personal planetarium projects same night sky from 'your name.' in your own home See in context

It seems rather limited for ¥9000.

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Posted in: Fake monks targeting foreign visitors to Japan? See in context

Should give him some monopoly money. Just tell him it's from your country.

Fake money for the fake priest.

Rating: 3 ( +3 / -0 )

Posted in: Brown powder scattered around World Heritage castle in Kyoto See in context

Dirt?

Rating: 0 ( +1 / -1 )

Posted in: Reporter kicks house wall after resident refuses interview over Vietnamese girl's murder See in context

If you can't report the news, BE the news!!

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Posted in: Should airlines be allowed to overbook on flights (selling more seats than available to account for the likelihood of no-shows)? See in context

Voting is locked.

Overbooking is fine. Just be prepared to pay more to get people off.

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Posted in: Japan sees potential in solar power See in context

@papiguilio - I'll take the eyesore over radiation any day.

Rating: 2 ( +2 / -0 )

Posted in: Pence kicks off Japan talks, seeking to boost trade See in context

Is Abe super tall, or is Pence small?

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Posted in: Japan planning for refugees in event of Korean crisis See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday that Japan's government is drawing up contingency plans in case a crisis on the Korean Peninsula sends an influx of refugees to Japan.

I'm sure that after seeing the results of the Japanese government's handling of the Fukushima refugees, any potential refugee from the Korean Peninsula will be thrilled.

Rating: 2 ( +3 / -1 )

Posted in: Sailor suit kimono combines two iconic fashions into one outfit See in context

2 good things mixed do not necessarily make another. Sailor suit kimono is a good example of a bad example.

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Posted in: Court upholds 23-year imprisonment for 2 men over fatal street racing See in context

Good ruling. Should have added a year for wasting court time and money for absurd appeal.

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Posted in: Japan's population falls for 6th year; rise in foreign residents See in context

Sounds like a doomsday film (for Japan) ... "2016: Rise of the Foreigners"

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Posted in: High court upholds obscenity ruling against 'vagina artist' See in context

Maybe the female judges were... TRIGGERED!!!

Who knows!? rolls eyes

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Posted in: At least 47,000 evacuees still in temporary housing 1 year after Kumamoto quakes See in context

The evacuees from the Fukushima earthquake have been displaced for 7 years. Only 1 year for the evacuees in Kumamoto? Progress!

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Posted in: Are funerals growing obsolete? See in context

Death is not the end! Have you heard what people pay for grave sites and their maintenance? Riiiiiiiiiidiculous!

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Posted in: High court upholds obscenity ruling against 'vagina artist' See in context

*dongs

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Posted in: High court upholds obscenity ruling against 'vagina artist' See in context

Meanwhile, giant dings are paraded about, stroked suggestively and used as a backdrop for photos with friends and children in "fertility" festivals.

Rating: 4 ( +6 / -2 )

Posted in: Kanagawa police officer arrested for filming up school girl's skirt See in context

The other policeman arrested him... for filming in his territory.

Rating: 7 ( +10 / -3 )

Posted in: Finding spies everywhere, and thinking the unthinkable See in context

it’s pointed out that the extensive use of class windows and other objects would be turned into deadly missiles

Hmmm... Class warfare?

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Posted in: Severed crow head found on tree branch at Kobe school known for infamous 1997 murder See in context

I read this article this morning without my glasses and thought a severed COW head had been placed on a tree branch, and thought "how??" and "why can't they find the body!?"

I have my glasses on now. A crow head? Whew!

Anyway, I'm sure the cops will track the old killer down and confirm his whereabouts. At least I hope they do this much at least.

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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

Living in a major city, it can often be hard to believe because new housing projects continue to pop up rapidly. But this is simply a result of the country side towns hallowing out at an extreme pace as people flock to the cities. For those who don't mind a bit of an extra commute, and don't need all the convenience a city has to offer, there are some real bargains to be had on housing out in the country!

Rating: 3 ( +4 / -1 )

Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

As though anyone can predict a population 50 years in advance.

Wow. I hope that's sarcasm!

Rating: 6 ( +8 / -2 )

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