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Posted in: Nuclear watchdog to beef up Fukushima monitoring team See in context

A forward-looking, proactive move....

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Posted in: Obama nominates Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan See in context

How about an Ambassador who knows Japan and studied about it deeply like Mansfield or Reischauer? The US used to have Japan experts as Ambassadors to Japan....

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Posted in: More steam seen coming for Fukushima No. 3 reactor building See in context

Go shimpai naku....daijoobu dakara....

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Posted in: Hashimoto may resign if his party fares badly in Tokyo assembly election See in context

Good! Please resign and go in to oblivion....

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Posted in: Violence against train station staff still rife See in context

The problem is linked to being self-absorbed...a growing problem here. People are losing their manners....

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Posted in: Hashimoto says he lacked sensitivity to U.S. perception of prostitution See in context

He is a first class moron who hates Japan. If he liked Japan, he would not say things that hurt it....

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Posted in: CNBC increases programming content in Japan See in context

Finally!!!! When the US market opens, who cares what the Nikkei did????

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Posted in: French woman who fled Japan after 3/11 sues NHK for unfair dismissal See in context

97% of the radiation remains in the containment vessels at Fukushima. That it didn't escape was pure luck. Had it escaped, she would have been one of the lucky ones. To chastise someone for trusting one's instincts is ridiculous...

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Posted in: India gang-rape victim's family want killers executed See in context

Castrated first....

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Posted in: Ishihara formally launches new Party of the Sun See in context

The sun also sets...

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Posted in: Tanaka under fire for canceling plans to open 3 new universities See in context

Build it and they will come...from China?

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Posted in: Fukushima rice goes on sale in Tokyo See in context

www.facebook.com/Japan.Food.Safety

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Posted in: 70-year-old woman robbed of Y43 million in telephone scam See in context

I do not want that woman on my team....

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Posted in: Seafood caught off Fukushima goes on sale for first time since disaster See in context

www.facebook.com/Japan.Food.Safety

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Posted in: Employee steals Y109 million in diamonds by switching them for aromatic crystals See in context

What an idiot....He could have invested it instead in an insolvent country or bank......

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Posted in: TEPCO report admits flaws worsened crisis; denies plan to pull out staff See in context

This series sums it all up rather well: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/kt-hiraoka/fukushima-anniversary_b_1299832.html

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Posted in: Wary Greeks look to election with trepidation See in context

Which party will take a slight majority of the vote is unclear. What is clear is that weeks of negotiation to form a government lay ahead as Greece runs out of money by the end of June. In the end, everyone loses...

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Posted in: Radioactivity: Japan's invisible enemy within See in context

Yes. AEON tests but that is only certain foods and randomly. It is an image builder but that is about all...

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Posted in: Japan ready to help in euro crisis at G8 talks See in context

Bankrupt states promising more aid to other bankrupt states.....the world has gone mad....

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Posted in: More than Y6 mil found in garbage in Iwate See in context

Yup, it's mine....all in 10,000 yen notes, right?

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Posted in: Japan's economy remains at a standstill in March See in context

And how about the underemployed and/or those who stopped looking altogether? I suspect that would bring things up "a bit".....

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Posted in: Iran to present nuclear projects in days; lashes out at Israel See in context

Most countries isolating themselves from the world would try to mend fences....but not Iran....

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Posted in: Radiation fears slow clean-up in Tohoku See in context

‎"Ash produced by the incineration is safe. The radioactivity measured in the ash is 133 becquerels per kilogram, which is lower than the temporary level set for food, so there is no danger and no need to worry"....You know, when a contagious patient enters a hospital that patient is isolated so as not to spread the infection to others....Why on earth is radioactive debris being spread through the country?....

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Posted in: Ex-U.S. diplomat Maher pulls no punches on Japan See in context

"The solution to pollution is dillution" (of the truth).....At least Mr. Maher speaks the truth....

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Posted in: Gov't kept silent on worst-case scenario at height of nuclear crisis See in context

The real issue here is what is the role of government and elected officials. Bureaucrats make policy decisions here but are not elected. Elected officilals are involved in implementing decisions....both have a duty to be honest and transparent, particularly in situations of a life-threatening nature. At the same time, mass evacuation of Tokyo ( even if possible) would have led to a potential collapse of the economy. So for the survival of the nation, they made the right decision....individuals be damned. Final point: what gives officials the right to decide for the citizenry what is in their own best interests?

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Posted in: Power of PR See in context

Nice piece, Jim!

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Posted in: Residents of Tokyo's Ota Ward express concerns over Miyagi debris disposal plans See in context

The point is, when faced with the challenge of saving a nation, there will always be sacrificial lambs. If cancer rates increase in the future, linking them to radiation will be impossible. So given the "all clear" to proceed. why not "burn baby burn"?

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Posted in: Residents of Tokyo's Ota Ward express concerns over Miyagi debris disposal plans See in context

Is this the same Tokyo government that made the decision to accept debris BEFORE asking the people of Tokyo to approve it? Oh....it is. How about letting Tokyo volunteers observe the testing process? Maybe that would help restore the broken trust....

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Posted in: 3 junior high school boys arrested for bullying in Shiga See in context

Give them a taste of their own medicine...

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Posted in: Olympus discloses $687 mil advisory fee amid row over CEO's ouster See in context

No. The moral of the story is conduct your life with honor and dignity...

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