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Posted in: Toyota recalls 1 million hybrid cars over technical problem See in context

How do vibrations wear down wires?

By causing chafing which wears down the insulation and causes shorts which in turn generate heat from the high current and can result in fire or explosion.

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Posted in: Toyota recalls 1 million hybrid cars over technical problem See in context

Certainly in Japan Toyota should recall the DRIVERS of all Prius models and have them re-trained and re-tested. Expect every Prius driver to do something stupid and you will almost never be disappointed.

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Posted in: American sentenced to hang for killing ex-wife in Malaysia See in context

Is strangling someone an act of self defence?

Well, it seemed to work for this guy, she stopped attacking him, in fact she stopped doing anything at all.

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Posted in: Fishermen to claim ¥93 mil in damages over dumping of fuel in lake by U.S. jet See in context

.......for suspension of their clam and other seafood fishing operations in a local lake......

Seafood? Lake? Is it a salt water lake?

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Posted in: Tochigi man arrested for shoplifting animals from hardware store to feed to his cat See in context

"Fingers" Fujita won't be feeding his cat anything from his jail cell.

Let's hope someone else does while he's away.

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Posted in: Stars, politicians mourn Aretha Franklin at funeral See in context

On the day of the funeral of the Queen of Soul, who died last week, the Band of the Welsh Guards played a version of Respect during the Changing Of The Guard outside Buckingham Palace.

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Posted in: Lost at sea: Thousands of dead migrants never identified See in context

Senegal doesn't really have a northern coast, more like a western coast. Trying to get to Spain in a dugout canoe is ambitious to say the least; it's a 1000 kms to the Canary Islands and another 1000 to the Spanish mainland.

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Posted in: Hospital fails to report 5 deaths in rooms amid heat wave See in context

Conditions in second and third class rooms there were better than in 90% of hospitals in Japan.

Agreed. I have been amazed at how backward and Third-world most hospitals are in Japan

You guys must have been in a lot of Japanese hospitals to reach those conclusions.

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Posted in: Mayor of Japan’s Conan town to Conan O’Brien: 'If you want the money, come visit' See in context

Good to see that Mayor Matsumoto has a sense of humour, a rare condition among Japanese local officials.

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Posted in: Are more doors opening to tattooed visitors? See in context

.............the problem is that many foreigners don't understand bathing etiquette, ..................

Most, usually older, Japanese men don't understand it either, they are the ones who enter the onsen, throw a bowl of water over their bits and then get into the bath without washing first.

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Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system? See in context

I like pints.

US pints or proper Imperial pints?

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Posted in: Hackers target smartphones to mine cryptocurrencies See in context

But Google recently cleaned up its app store, Google Play, telling developers that it will no longer accept apps that mine cryptocurrencies on its platform.

"no longer". Meaning that it was previously aware of these apps but accepted them anyway.

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Posted in: Coffin test See in context

I had an unexpected expense at my father in law's funeral; my wife demanded that I give her a clean 10,000 Yen note to fold and put in his pocket just before the cremation "in case he needs some money when he gets to the other side".

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Posted in: Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa See in context

What's a swing?

The word is being misused here so I'll guess that the author is American.

When talking about a journey from point A to point B you may say that you will swing through point C when on the way from A to B. You cannot use swing when describing the whole journey as in the article above.

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Posted in: ‘Super volunteer’ who found missing child helping residents in flood-struck area See in context

This guy deserves a medal, or some form of official recognition, for what he's done.

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Posted in: 4 Japanese basketball players sent home from Asian Games after spending night with prostitutes in hotel See in context

Take them off and man up to getting caught doing something on everyone’s bucket list.

A night with an Indonesian prostitute is not on my bucket list.

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Posted in: 4 Japanese basketball players sent home from Asian Games after spending night with prostitutes in hotel See in context

"The players flew back home at their own expense," 

A one-way ticket Jakarta - Tokyo will have cost them much more than their night's entertainment.

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Posted in: Disney faces backlash over 'stereotypes' in first openly gay role See in context

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean was as camp as a row of tents so it's not the first time that Disney have done this.

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Posted in: Trump revokes ex-CIA chief's security clearance, evaluating other critics See in context

"Mr. Brennan has recently leveraged his status as a former high-ranking official with access to highly sensitive information to make a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations – wild outbursts on the internet and television – about this administration,"

Pots and kettles.

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Posted in: Man gets 4 years in jail for stabbing 2 teenage girls in Chiba in 2016 See in context

Four years? He deserves ten years IMO.

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Posted in: His name is Idris Elba, but will he be first black Bond? See in context

I still say that the next Bond should be Vinnie Jones.

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Posted in: Elon Musk just made it easier for shareholders to sue Tesla for fraud See in context

Another high profile figure who should have his tweeter taken away from him.

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Posted in: Story of boy killed in 1985 JAL crash resonates with kids, parents See in context

That was tragedy unparalleld. Sakamoto Ryu also lost his life in that crash.

Sakamoto Ryu is alive and well, Sakamoto Kyu was killed in the 'plane crash.

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Posted in: Drunk driver, going wrong way on expressway, crashes into truck See in context

For clarity, in Japan the legal limit is BrAC 0.15 mg/L (equivalent to 0.03%) but, and this is a big but, if the police decide that alcohol was a contributing factor in an incident then the driver will be prosecuted for DUI whatever his/her alcohol level therefore, for all practical purposes, the limit is zero.

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Posted in: Police step up search for missing French woman in Nikko See in context

Her suitcase and passport were left at the inn where she was staying alone.........

I wonder why she left her passport in the hotel when as a tourist she is required to carry it?

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Posted in: N Korea says U.S. 'throwing cold water' on denuclearisation progress See in context

"indeed a foolish act that amounts to waiting to see a boiled egg hatch out".

I didn't hear that one before.

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Posted in: Flood victims still living in despair one month after disaster See in context

You could build a brand-new house for that! Ridiculous.

Without knowing the size of the house he lost I would hesitate in making such a comment.

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Posted in: Tokyo businesses may be asked to turn up ACs and open doors to help keep Olympic spectators cool See in context

Thus admitting that they have chosen the wrong time of year to hold the Olympics.

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Posted in: Lebanon's hash farmers fear going legal may hit profits See in context

The Lebanese are tough businessmen, they have to be, they've been buying from the Greeks and selling to the Jews for centuries.

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Posted in: Conductor Ozawa makes comeback after surgery for heart valve disease See in context

Good news, I wish him well.

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