Eugene Ryan comments

Posted in: M6.7 quake strikes off Hokkaido; 2 injured See in context

Was quite strong here in Niikap about an hour or 60km from urakawa strong and long ,, was a cold morning but soon had us forget the cold and think about getting to higher ground. thank god no major injuries reported . Happy new year everyone.

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Posted in: Shonan Pandora pulls off shock Japan Cup win See in context

a very enjoyable Japan Cup this year ,, only about 7/8 lengths between the first 10 home , the winner won with a hands and heels Ride. Ryan Moore showed his brilliance throughout the day riding a 4 timer and only getting pipped in the cup itself.. the Japanese horses, Jockeys certainly have improved tremendously over the last 20 years ,, congradts to the winning connections

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Posted in: Meet the angriest man running for president - no it's not Trump See in context

Sangetsu you are right but wrong ,, everything changes it is just a matter of time .

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Posted in: What are London's favorite tunes? Sydney's? Rio's? Spotify maps the music See in context

why is this news on japan today?

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Posted in: Culture and sustainability See in context

I have lived the past 20 years in Hokkaido . most of the new houses here are very well insulated . housing has however a very short life span i.e.; a house is considered old anything over 20/30 years . I assume one of the reasons for this is that each generation in turn has to build their own house which provides work and is good for the economy, not unlike the auto industry here . Yes I would agree with Valerie in japan what is said is often less important than what is not said. there is good and bad, strengths and weakness in any culture . You can look for the rust or look for the paint . If you really feel that something needs changing you will achieve very little from the outside , the only way to change anything is from the inside , the only way to get inside is to understand the language and culture . I love japan otherwise I wouldn't be here, that said I am not japanese nor do I wish to be. Paul Young -wherever I lay my hat thats my home . Sting- Russians love their children to

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Posted in: Understanding the U.S.-Japan relationship through national flags See in context

Brent your wasted , anyone that can pen something like the above should be in Politics ,,

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Posted in: Spring traffic safety campaign begins nationwide See in context

I think that the driving speed limit is ridiculously low and that most drivers do not observe the given limits 60km normal limit though mostly 40 or indeed 30 in a lot of areas here in Hokkaido . if in actual fact they were to the nations GDP would fall a corresponding percentage . as for safety week or campaign again really only there to fill the coffers of the on duty traffic cops actually they just harass people that are driving like they do every day of the week . there are enough of places where people drive dangerously fast and no traffic cops to be seen. Have lived and driven here a long time so am quite used to the system" when in rome" and all that ! Funny also the traffic radar devices that you can use here in your car are illegal in most other countries I have driven in albeit mostly Europe.

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Posted in: Appeals court convicts S Korean ferry captain of murder See in context

I think the poor chap will suffer enough having to live with what happened . Murder it certainly was not . Emotions are running very high at present I hope when time has elapsed some pity can be shown to the man.

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Posted in: Telling kids they're special may foster narcissism See in context

I would rather have parents tell their kids that they are special and to believe in themselves than parents that dont . Every kid is special.

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Posted in: Transport ministry to investigate how deer got on runway at New Chitose Airport See in context

SHIKATANAI

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Posted in: German vandals ordered jailed, caned in Singapore See in context

You do the crime you get the time , the boys knew what they were doing , you would imagine , thrill seekers ! ? Punks ! ? I bet they knew what risk they were taking and thought they had gotten away with it . would love to hear their side of the story especially after the porridge stunt. Reminds me a bit of the mathias rust story the young german kid that flew a cessna plane into the red square certainly something to tell the grandkids .

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Posted in: Tea's benefits extend to old bones, Japanese researchers claim See in context

what a load of bolox

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Posted in: 2 workers die in accidents at Fukushima Daiichi, Daini plants See in context

I know of at least 2 guys that owed money to a yakuza loan shark and on being unable to pay were transported to fukushima to work of their debt . Very shady practice down there I am sure, R.I.P. the deceased.

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Posted in: Man tries to kill himself in Gunma restaurant kitchen See in context

Lets hope the young man gets the help he needs ,,

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Posted in: Tomita denies stealing camera at Asian Games See in context

innocent until proven guilty,,, he who hasn't sinned throw the first stone

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Posted in: 26 students stung by hornets in Kumamoto See in context

dont know if it was what they call here the susumebatchi but if the same they are pretty aggressive creatures and need little provocation to attack. saying has it here in hokkaido that a second sting later from one of the same bee/hornet can be life threatening , have been stung by one myself a number of years ago and yes very painful.

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Posted in: Tokyo Game Show: Looking for the next big thing See in context

Sony posts 230 billion loss / 10000 job cuts go figure!

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Posted in: Japan to ban possession of child porn, but manga, anime exempt See in context

Got an opinion : well voice it ! go into your local convinie and get irate about the said manga ,, maybe then some thing wiil change , him and hawing about it in the internet will change nothing.

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Posted in: Four ways Japanese isn’t the hardest language to learn See in context

In Japanese what is NOT spoken rather than what is spoken is IMPORTANT.

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Posted in: How to stop miscommunicating with your team members See in context

Not everyone: I for one took something away from this article.

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Posted in: 265 copies of Anne Frank's diary vandalized in Tokyo libraries See in context

could be someone from hezbolla , alkaida, Farc, IRA, Neo Nazi etc etc

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Posted in: Temperatures plummet across much of Japan See in context

-20 here in Chitose Hokkaido this morning.

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Posted in: U.S. military to deploy unmanned spy plane in northern Japan See in context

ronnie regan " we begin bombing in five minutes" they want nukes that bad why not send them a small one of ours

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Posted in: Sapporo restaurant fines customers who don’t finish every last bite See in context

grab a hold of yourselves you negative people the guy is just being a bit inovative ,, good on you mate

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Posted in: Newborn girl found in bag near highway in Saitama See in context

great that the litle girl is alive ,, hope the mum is ok ,, he who hasent sinned throw the first stone

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Posted in: 73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest See in context

omedetto

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Posted in: Japan on Foot - Part 3 See in context

I have lived 20 years here in Japan,, this book made be chuckle a lot......... a good read .

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