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Posted in: Green tech pumps water from air See in context

The idea is for the influential telecom, chip and energy company to encourage others in the industry to join its mission to be carbon neutral, according to Ah Cho at the SK booth.

Bless you!

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Posted in: 73-year-old man fatally stabs wife, daughter, then kills himself at Shizuoka hospital See in context

Sad. It must be very difficult looking after your sick daughter for 20 years even while you had your wife together with you and now with her also sick and hospitalized...

At their advanced ages, I think the man just lost hope of being able to look after them on his own so he decided to leave this mortal realm together at least. Very sad.

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Posted in: Israeli military raid kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank See in context

..if Israel wanted to wipe the Palestinians they could have done long time ago but they didn't . Do remember that land in dispute was the result of a war where the new state of Israel was attacked by multiple Arab neighbours with the unambiguous intention of wiping Israel off the map.

It is complicated for sure and exacerbated by geography which dictates the need for buffer zones to allow room to move if and when another attack comes.

History and its imperfections is the reality of the present situation. Can we look forward to a better future, sure but it requires work on all sides. When the desire to annihilate another group of people because they talk, dress or worship differently still strongly exists then it's much harder.

Would a terrorist group refrain from using nukes if it could get its hands on one?

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Posted in: Israeli military raid kills 2 Palestinians in West Bank See in context

Maybe because if allowed to, the radicals in Palestine and scores of arab neighbours would love to wipe Israel off the map?

The above apart from a few leaders like Sadat and the Jordanians who could realise the benefits of peace has been the default stance of the Arab world in regards to Israel 's existence.

Just sayin'.

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Posted in: Osaka police officers fire guns at knife-wielding man See in context

With some police departments, there's a standard load policy where the first bullet is intentionally a blank for a warning shot.

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Posted in: Man gets 18 years for killing 16-year-old boy in Kobe in 2010 See in context

I got a teenage boy too and I can sympathize if the parent visits thelis scum who has been evaluated as sane in jail and murdered him there.

How many years would the revenging parent get I wonder? Would anyone be willing to bet it will be less/more than the 18 years the scum got?

I hope someone with a better understanding of Japanese law standards can shed light on the reasons behind such sentences.

Been here more than 10 years and still can't figure it out.

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested after menacing passenger with knife on bullet train See in context

Just a heads-up that these things happen.

I take the shinkansen regularly and luckily only once had the unfortunate situation where a middle age nutter next to me was mumbling and muttering all through the journey about how I disturb him whenever my elbow even moved slightly since our elbows were touching on the middle armrest. I am not in any way a fidgeter or an inconsiderate passenger

Since my Japanese isn't good enough to argue properly I just kept my cool but wouldn't budge from occupying my tiny bit of the armrest on principle (and hoping he'd escalate first) but he kept it to muttering and low swearing.

I usually sympathize with mental illness but not that time.

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Posted in: Japan, Germany eye military logistics pact See in context

What? No Italy?

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Posted in: 60-year-old man arrested after scuffle in Sapporo supermarket See in context

It's the underlying issues at play that are more worrying IMHO. It takes little things to trigger a lot of people with pent up anger here.

A life devoid if any other important things apart from work? Loveless marriage? Daily stress just from commuting? Etc.

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Posted in: Body of newborn girl found in parking lot had been there since April, police say See in context

Availability of The Pill and morning after pill is still not so easy or cheap for women. Tragedies like the above could be lessened when people have more choices.

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Posted in: Security guard arrested in Shizuoka for abandoning 13 liters of urine at pachinko parlor See in context

Potential Amazon employee!

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Posted in: 3 arrested over death of 37-year-old man who was handcuffed and confined at home See in context

Tragically sad.

I know it's difficult for families of the mentally ill to care for them and how terrifying sometimes facing them when they have their episodes but also try to imagine being that person who sees things in their minds differently, let's just say for arguments' sake from a toddler's point of view., How scared he must have felt and how they suffered being bound like that!

Situations like these has to be looked at from the perspective of how badly Japan or any country is equipped to handle the issue of mental health!

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Posted in: 70-year-old man arrested for stalking 72-year-old woman See in context

..or the oyaji is just a nutcase. Let's consider other possibilities apart from victim blaming :)

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

@hattorikun it's not even that, they show up even when you haven't finished unpacking yet and I didn't even have a TV at the time! Someone shares a list with them. Either the realtor or the City Hall when you register your Jyuuminhyo or something..

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Posted in: Woman with signal blocked-TV loses appeal contesting her obligation to pay NHK fees See in context

One thing that has always bothered me.

How do they know so quickly when you moved in to a new place? Who sold/told them. For a place with so called privacy laws in place this is disconcerting. Anybody knows?

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Posted in: Do you think tech giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon and YouTube have too much control over what people see and read? See in context


People have control over what people see and read.

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Posted in: Man ordered to pay ¥70 mil over 2017 murder of Vietnamese girl See in context

I just worry that if he does pay that his appeal against his life sentence would be allowed, knowing the system.

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Posted in: Woman gets 5 years in prison for killing newborn in Tokyo airport toilet See in context

Horrible things like this could be lessened if only the pill and the morning after pill are easier and cheaper to get for women in this country.

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Posted in: Pool power See in context

Amazing! I am thinking I would actually support the Paralympics instead of The Olympics. It certainly is more of an achievement to perform like that as a testament to physical and mental strength.

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Posted in: Pakistani man reaches out to those living on margins in Japan See in context

On the other hand there are supposedly empty houses all over the place that can perhaps be repurposed by the government to help with this situation https://japantoday.com/category/features/lifestyle/want-to-live-in-an-abandoned-house-in-japan-here%E2%80%99s-why-it%E2%80%99s-not-really-%E2%80%98free%E2%80%99

If there's will and leadership of course.

Big ask I know. Sad

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Posted in: In time for summer, Europe sees dramatic fall in virus cases See in context

If we in Japan could reach this level we could hope for similar drops. We'll need the vaccine of course. Oh..

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Posted in: Gov't pledges to fix embarrassing vaccine booking system flaw See in context

Kishi said he takes the actions of the companies "very seriously," calling them "malicious and very regrettable" despite the significant flaws they brought to light.

..instead of thanking them like he should for exposing vulnerabilities.

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Posted in: Japanese schoolgirl and karate teen subdue violent shoplifter See in context

Intention was good but wouldn't be a smart move if the guy had a knife. Life or death situation is a different matter but it's only a drink

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Posted in: 7 men sent to prosecutors for stealing 200 Toyota and Lexus vehicles worth ¥700 million See in context

Gone in 60 seconds!

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Posted in: Life sentence upheld for man over 2017 murder of 9-year-old Vietnamese girl See in context

Although life sentence cannot bring back a life, at least it's not one of those very imbalanced sentences we often see e.g. 5,8 years for killing people.

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Posted in: Mystery man donates bags of cash to local schools in Nara See in context

It's good to hear that it's not all bullying and family killings. Although the Covid part should be the government's responsibility, he shouldn't need to help there.

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Posted in: Police arrest man who barricaded himself in building in Aomori Pref See in context

Social distancing?

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Posted in: Cardboard Darth Vader costume lets you become an eco-friendly Jedi villain See in context

The Paper may not be very strong with this one!

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Posted in: Campaigning begins for Oct 22 election; 1,176 register candidacies See in context

Field of Abe's dreams "Lie, and they will vote".

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