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Posted in: Japanese men turn to parasols to beat the heat See in context

If there were more trees in the cities and less concrete then such silly accessories wouldn't be necessary.

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Posted in: Japan joins int'l anti-soot and methane campaign See in context

Well, there's hardly any wood burning stoves in Japan, but I'd like to see all of those soot-emitting diesel dump trucks around Japan retooled. They are too loud and too dirty. I wonder if joining this campaign will result in any positive changes like that. Isn't biodiesel cleaner than regular diesel? Perhaps those dump trucks should be required to use alternative fuels such as cooking grease.

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Posted in: Japan city seeks funds for dying 'miracle' pine See in context

How about spending $1.1 million dollars instead on planting new trees? If that tree dies then sections of it could be auctioned off to raise money for reconstruction. $1.1 million dollars is too much to spend on any one tree.

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Posted in: Osaka mayor's survey finds 10 education professionals with tattoos See in context

Too many idiots with power in this country. Well, all over the world too.

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Posted in: No restart of Hamaoka nuclear plant likely for long time, says Shizuoka governor See in context

Sounds good to me. 'No! Shut them all down, hurry!'

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Posted in: Japan to speed up Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup See in context

'a task'

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Posted in: Japan to speed up Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup See in context

Forget about training the next generation of human workers, for this is task for robots.

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Posted in: Fishing recommences off Fukushima coast for 1st time since disaster See in context

Shocking. Who would buy fish or anything from Fukushima? Who in their right mind would want to fish down there either? The central government should help relocate the fishermen and their families (and i guess everyone else too) to safer parts of Japan. The nuclear crisis even it over yet.

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Posted in: Oi mayor gives OK to restart 2 nuclear reactors See in context

I say forego all nuclear power and learn to live with less electricity for a while. The people of Fukushima probably agree with that.

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Posted in: Calls made for bicycles to have number plates See in context

Number plates are for vehicles with engines, not bicycles. Every country in the world agrees with that. If Japan wants safer roads for cyclists, they need to realize that only dedicated cycling lanes will achieve that. Imagine all the extra bureaucracy that will be necessary when purchasing a bicycle. Oh, it's a scheme for the central government to make more tax money off of its citizens. Now I get it.

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Posted in: Japan to make more plutonium despite big stockpile See in context

These politicians are idiots!

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Posted in: World No Tobacco Day See in context

Yes, I've also considered smokers weak people. Japan is still a smoker's paradise, so I'd rather stay at home and enjoy a meal there than have to breathe in second-hand smoke. It is horrible how Japan encourages children to smoke through product placement, not asking for ID, and advertising aimed at youth. Another of Japan's many problems.

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Posted in: Japan bets on overseas 'Japantowns' to boost economy See in context

just don't forget to leave the loud audio advertising and all the above ground electrical wires in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed Pacific to U.S. See in context

another reason to avoid fish from the Pacific ocean.

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Posted in: Four Britons, one Indian arrested for smuggling cocaine into Bali See in context

The death penalty for drug smuggling? C'mon. You'll only find that in backwards countries.

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Posted in: Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners See in context

he what?

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Posted in: Hashimoto clashes with Osaka officials over tattoo survey See in context

more narrow-minded thinking. Idiots in power, basically.

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Posted in: Gov't seeks 20% cut in electricity use in central, western Japan See in context

That's an easy target. Start with all the advertising, such as the huge outdoor monitors and sound systems in every Japanese city, and turn off unnecessary lighting everywhere, such as the super-bright store interiors (convenience stores etc.) Change all your home lightbulbs to LEDs and turn off the electrical breaker for any room or rooms that aren't in use. Most importantly, adopt a permanent two hour Daylight Saving Time because sunrise here is at 4:00 a.m. in the summer. A later sunset equals less electrical use for lights and more. Why are the Japanese so against that?

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Posted in: 9 Hokkaido students hospitalized with alcohol poisoning See in context

Alcohol is a poison. Nice in small quantities, though.

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Posted in: Boy steals from high school chemistry lab to make explosives See in context

Those meddling kids!

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Posted in: Fukushima cucumbers relabeled and sold in Tokyo See in context

forget about the yakuza, these are the real criminals of Japan.

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Posted in: Gov't, NPA look at ways to improve road safety for children See in context

1) make truck routes to keep them away from roads with schools. 2) more cycling roads. 3) Make all those narrow streets in Japan one way roads. 4) make all sidewalks in busy areas have real guard rails to protect against idiot drivers. (little poles connected by one little chain does not to protect a life from a car or truck.) 5) don't let epileptics get drivers' licenses. 6) move all the schools off of busy roads. 7) build more elevated pedestrian road bridges. 8) enforce stopping at red lights. 9) encourage children to be home-schooled. 10) close down school zones to all traffic before and after school. and that's just the start......

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Posted in: Japanese woman kidnapped, raped in Sydney See in context

We need extra tough sentencing for rapists. They are one of the worst type of criminals.

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Posted in: No bonuses for TEPCO employees this year See in context

Bonuses? They should all be in prison!

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Posted in: U.S. Coast Guard cannons sink tsunami ship after 4 hours See in context

Not the smartest, nor most environmental way, to deal with this problem.

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Posted in: Water containing strontium leaks from Fukushima plant into sea See in context

High time to leave Japan.

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Posted in: Smelt in Gunma lake four times over new legal radiation limit See in context

This is the beginning of the end.

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Posted in: NHK apologizes for April Fool's Day Twitter joke See in context

Ha! Nice one NHK.

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Posted in: Man’s skeletonized body found in Saitama apartment See in context


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Posted in: Very high radiation, little water in Fukushima No. 2 reactor See in context

sounds like it is close to reaching the China syndrome.

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