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Posted in: 'Invisible pandemic': WHO offers global plan to fight superbugs See in context

Antibiotics are prescribed not for viral cold but treating the bacterial infection usually follows due to weak condition or environment.

viral cold has clear “watery” runny nose while bacterial infection of cold makes the mucus darkish green n yellow.

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Posted in: Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark nuclear scare after quake See in context

Japan culture keeps old customs but blends it with new. That’s the reason we see fax used along side emails. Hanko still used but hanko scanning machine working along with face/finger scanners too.

Even the Tepco maker checker system ( regardless of fax communication) relies on 2 humans only without any automated software system providing the report and humans just checking and reviewing it.

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Posted in: Japan to give up on daylight saving time for 2020 Olympics: report See in context

Not sure of the public opinion, but many IT systems are legacy and any time changes will have to be planned, changes made (example stop the systems and change time, some programs may run twice which are dependent on computer clock) and tested . Not to mention cost of the planning, change, test and then announce to their customers about the possible impact (imagine old japanese customers not aware of this time jump, will expect their ATM deposit time to be different). Customer Regulations are stricter in Japan, for that matter the whole Japanese culture is based on services given and services received concept!

So the IT tantou or Bucho would be gladly saying "Taihen" and "Mendokusai" and Shacho would say No to KEIDANREN (Japan Business Federation) .

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Posted in: Blame cultural inertia for Tokyoites letting snow make a mess See in context

@szero25, i had to login to japantoday (reset my password as hadnt logged in for a long time) just to reply to your comment. You hit the nail absolutely on the mark and i am so much enthralled by your comments and previous posted comment on similar issues (japanese etiquette based culture, false standards and fear of ostracize).

Japan has to absorb more foreign culture (really they need to learn how rich and powerful cultures grow) to make a dynamic and lively society otherwise it risks rottening and become a fraction of its former glory.

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Posted in: For many Japanese, laid-back overseas vacations a one-way ticket to nowhere See in context

Guys, Im from India and can tell you that marijuana (Bhang in local lang.) is widespread and local police too dont seem to mind unless its designer drugs and high profile personalities. Hindu tradition allows to consume "bhang lassi" (Note:Its allowed legally but very diluted quantity) once a year during a festival called "Holi" which is considered to be in the spirit of the festival. People having good family support systems dont fall into the drug habits but sadly and majority of poor Indians are addicted but noone seems to notice them least take care of them. Tourists should be carefull not to fall prey to these habits, as it only gives a false sense of momentary hope but lifelong despair..

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Posted in: Christchurch quake may portend major seismic activity for Japan See in context

Have a good presence of mind when the "big one" strikes, follow your drills, keeep emergency kits loaded near your entrance/exit. Does'nt cost a ton, but might be enough to save your life. Been living in japan for a long time and somehow believe it has been relatively calm over the last 3-4 years without any major quake to hit Tokyo.

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