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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing books says he just wanted to read but had no money See in context

KabutoToday  10:59 am JST

"Library books are pretty grotty sometimes. You never know who’s had their hands on them before you. And there’s hardly any choice. I must’ve read Anne of Green Gables 30+ times since I’ve been in Japan."

I am assuming you do not read Japanese. The selection in English at most libraries is limited but there are some. Try going to an American or English library and finding books in Japanese.

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Posted in: Nearly 400 ex-rugby, soccer players in concussion lawsuit See in context

Union has been attempting through HIA inspection and game time restriction after a head knock to fix the problem. The new "power into a tackle with head down to protect the ball placement" is a dangerous move as it puts the head at knee height. Players can do more to protect themselves with careful techniques.

League allows too many head high and shoulder upslip tackles but they too are trying to change the angles permitted.

All of these moves are an admission of the responsibility of later brain damage for some players, but most of it is knowledge after the fact. Players are bigger, stronger, faster and play more games per season than before.

More players in a playing on the day squad might alleviate some of the ongoing repitition of head knocks.

I cannot imagine the damage created by heading the soccor ball of old. Hard leather, wet, like head butting a brick.

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Posted in: NTT internet, phone services experience disruption across Japan See in context

They said to use softbank network but it’s so slow google maps doesn’t even load. When will they fix it? As of now it still says No Service.

Use Softbank and don't have a problem. Speed is fine.

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Posted in: NZ wins long-awaited men's and women's Hong Kong 7s titles See in context

Congrats to the men for a hard won battle. Kudos to the women for their energy, enthusiasm and skill. They look unbeatable at the Olympics with Blyde, Waka and PWW firing at the tryline. Great defense and blistering attack.

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Posted in: Oil powers announce surprise cuts of more than 1 million bpd See in context

Obscene profits amid climate disorder due to emissions from those same profits. Their attitude is not a shock as they have always seen themselves as belonging to a different world. Like China's "Middle Kingdom" perspective.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten export controls of advanced chip equipment See in context

This means American will not get cheap, Chinese goods,China ought too stop sending shoes to Japan


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Posted in: Japan to tighten export controls of advanced chip equipment See in context

Now let's jump up and down at Taiwan's presdient visiting the US, or water being released at Fukushima, or subs being bought by Australia.

Not really sure what this even means. Who is jumping?

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Posted in: Man arrested after assaulting drinking companion outside bar See in context

Unusual in Japan. Common everywhere else and normal in some countries.

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Posted in: Newborn infant’s corpse found at sewage plant See in context

Oh really, this is not isolated to Japan. Examples abound in other countries

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Posted in: 6 Nations: Wales-England match under threat of strike action See in context

Surely they won't welsh out on the game?

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Posted in: Asian shares decline following Wall Street tumble See in context

Lol, another bad day at the casino.

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Posted in: China tells Japan it is troubled by Tokyo's military build-up See in context

I am not really amazed at some of the levels of support shown to China by responders on these pages. I fully understand their need to prove to their Chinese business colleagues that they are actively supporting Xi's strategy, such as it isn't. It must be difficult to spout party lines in order to maintain business.

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Posted in: Survivors plucked from rooftops after New Zealand cyclone kills 3 See in context

A M 6.90 quake just north of Wellington and 48K deep. No real damage, just a Jerry Lee Lewis song. On top of the flood damage it probably worries people even more. Them's that get rain, will get more, Thems that don't get rain, will get less. The Global warming curse.

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Posted in: Storm-battered New Zealand declares national state of emergency See in context

warmer ocean, more heavy rain frequency. The slide has begun, even for the temperate climes

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Posted in: North Korea slams South Korea's Yoon; warns sanctions will fuel more hostility See in context

The barking dogs are noisy

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Posted in: Reformist leader Anwar named prime minister of Malaysia See in context

It's taken a long time but he persisted. Hopefully he can live up to his early promise

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Posted in: George 'hurting' after All Blacks draw as Springboks await England See in context

Boks by 15

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Posted in: Ko wins LPGA Tour Championship and Player of the Year See in context

consistency and accuracy will always prevail

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Posted in: All Blacks thrash Wales 55-23 See in context

As expected

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Posted in: Democrats end deadlock; House hands Biden infrastructure win See in context

Whatever you might think about the republicans and their retreat to the old white way of 1950's television land, they certainly know how to vote along party lines and back their President. When you think about it, they would be good little CCCP reps.

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Posted in: Gov't urges Tokyo host, hostess clubs to act to stem coronavirus spikes See in context

Check the constitution. the government does not have the legal authority to order or restrict movement

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Posted in: Warren ends presidential campaign See in context

All D Trump has to do now, is keep his mouth shut, and like the rest of us, watch the Dem team self implode, and his next 4 years is almost guaranteed. Its a bit concerning that Berns could rally the immigrant and young college folks, but I think their numbers are not there.

Trump, keep his mouth shut? Ain't gonna happen

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors fires Ghosn; CEO to be interim chairman See in context

At first it seemed it was either Macbeth or Julius Caesar. Arrogant king brought by lesser but more honorable men, or competent leader brought down by jealous lesser men. Looking more like Caesar

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Posted in: Trump mocks Macron approval rating, lashes him over European defense proposals See in context

Twitter heroics but face to face chicken

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Posted in: Japan, U.S. plan military response to Chinese threat to Senkakus See in context

"China never win a war ? China, according to books in Beijing library, won wars more than all wars combined outside of China. "

But only in China, don't count the Mongols

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