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Posted in: Toyota to conduct spring traffic safety campaign April 1-May 31 See in context

For those of you don't drive in Japan, traffic safety mean blocking lanes and forcing motorist to merge from three to two or two to one lane, during rush hour, to stop motorcyclist and hand the a pamphlet about safety and a stick of gum. Speaking from experience.

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Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death See in context

Why isn't the school liable for not have adequate netting to prevent this from happening? Anyone have that part of the story? This guy must really be connected high up.

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Posted in: 43-year-old woman arrested for spraying graffiti on over 200 telephone poles See in context

Just the kind of person I want taking care of my children. Can we all assume she'll get fired?

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Posted in: Panel to meet on Abe's war apology statement See in context

Not an Abe fan but I like his look into the future statement. The past can't be changed. Leave it alone! The future can be better if nations put the past behind them and work together. The world isn't going to get any better squabbling over past issues.

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Posted in: New radioactive water leak detected at Fukushima plant See in context

"pours rain and ground water into a near by BAY" Interesting.

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Posted in: Kagoshima schools to resume Saturday classes once a month See in context

Don't increase the hours, increase the quality of teaching!

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Posted in: Drug suspect escapes from police by stealing taxi See in context

Two armed police couldn't handle one ojisan with a knife? Or the wording of the story is incorrect?

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Posted in: Narita to establish 'fast lane' for passengers needing to be out of airport quickly See in context

So these 'special' people can exercise poor time management and get in and out of the airport quickly and the others who arrive two to three hours early have to wait in long lines? That's makes sense!!

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Posted in: Doubts raised over Japan's ability to handle international crisis See in context

Not a fan of Abe but Swim Bike-Run makes a good point. Give Abe a break on this one. True, even the U.S. can't save all their hostages and they have many, many more years experience in doing so.

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Posted in: Reconstruction minister promotes Fukushima food to 4 ambassadors See in context

It tasting good doesn't mean it is safe. We still don't know the long term effects of consumption on kids. And Of course their going to make good comments! Can't image them refusing it or saying "this taste great and I can't even taste any radiation in it. I can't wait to bring some home to my kids." Wonder if mr. Takeshita brought some home to his wife and kids.

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Posted in: Police officer breaks Rolex wristwatch during arrest; sends suspect repair bill See in context

A law enforcement officer knows what he is getting into when he/she signs up for it. As an former MP, I knew exactly what I was getting into by the end of training. It was my choice to pass or fail. If a cop suffers from mental sickness from a job related incident, they have psychiatrists on staff to deal with those matters. The flasher is a you know what but if this guy wins the case, it'll be open season for other cops to start suing suspects and criminals for the same reason. And Wow, as cops are paid with my taxes, and are able to buy a Rolex, then I guess I'm in the wrong job! Can't say I know any cops in the states that can afford a Rolex on a government salary.

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Posted in: China to hold military parade to 'frighten Japan' See in context

If China is showing, what I would assume is only a tiny fraction of its military might, then I don't beleive it is only Japan China is trying to frighten. In addition, both Japan and China have pride and may continue to out do/show each other until a mistake is made ie.taking down a plane or sinking a boat or ship, then the sh** is going to hit the fan. I mean like really, how often does the US or UK have parades to show off it's military might? It's just a bully tactic that will only escalate tensions. Put both leaders in a closed room with boxing gloves for a few hours.

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Posted in: Islamic State threat could stiffen Abe's stance on security See in context

I smell Brush tactics.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in 2014 highest ever at 13,410,000 See in context

Innit, I live near an apartment with mostly Chinese, none of them speak English.

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in 2014 highest ever at 13,410,000 See in context

Major shift in interst? They mention he major increase in Asains coming to Japan but no mention of the decrease from native English speakers, which at one time was the majority. Will mean a shift from English schools to Chinese schools? Perhaps add Chinese to the curriculum?

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Posted in: Man who tried to rob convenience store only had 100 yen at home See in context

There are plenty of jobs out there, may not be glorified work but I'm sure it'll put food on the table.

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Posted in: Mystery in Shinjuku as woman plunges to death from restroom See in context

Knowing that buildings are frequently inspected by the fire department, I wonder how they managed to pass for so many years.

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Posted in: No. of flu patients exceeds 2 mil in week to Jan 12 See in context

@YeahRight: you are correct however I dont believe that is the altimate goal for pharmaceutical companies.

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Posted in: No. of flu patients exceeds 2 mil in week to Jan 12 See in context

Of those 2+million, I'd like to know how many were given a flu vaccination. Can anyone direct me to a source? Just wondering if the vaccinations actually work. My last flu shot was early 1980s haven't even had a common cold since. And yes I do live in the heart of Tokyo,

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Posted in: Police investigate online prank video taken in supermarket See in context

Sticking a toothpick into food in a supermarket then leaving. So where's the prank? Sounds like vandalism.

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Posted in: Gov't to use sales tax hike revenue to expand welfare spending See in context

Wait a minute! Let me get something straight here. They want to use Harding working taxpayers money to financially support lazy a** people who spend the money on cigarettes, alcohol and pachinko and not put the money into the pension system? What did i miss?

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Posted in: No. of tourists to Japan tops 13 mil for first time ever See in context

Happy to hear someone can enjoy Japan. I sure can't. Cost of living going up but salary going down.

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Posted in: 130 arrested for election law violations See in context

So this is how the LDP wins. So Sunday's election is invalid? They will hold another election? Or the article has been posted, swept under the carpet and in 72 hours everyone will forget it.

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Posted in: 19 Tokyo subway personnel face disciplinary action after falsifying alcohol tests See in context

Afraid they would be fired if they got caught with alcohol in their system. Now that's stupid! What do they think would happen if hundreds were killed because of alcohol in their system?

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Posted in: Mother suffocates 4-month-old daughter to death See in context

How came the husband put working late ahead of his new born baby and a wife suffering from mental and physical exhaustion? Really, really hats wrong with this country?

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Posted in: Polls predict easy victory for Abe in Dec 14 election See in context

Of course LDP is going to take it. Can't believe this is even a topic of discussion. BTW, I've been here 33 years and don't need to be a psychic to know the future regarding politics in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's CO2 emissions hit record as fossil fuel consumption rises See in context

So let's get those solar farms hooked up.

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Posted in: No. of Fukushima nuclear plant workers on false contracts increases See in context

gelendestrasse, I thought the government had taken over control of TEPCO being that our taxes is funding the so called clean up.

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Posted in: No. of Fukushima nuclear plant workers on false contracts increases See in context

TEPCO, Abe, this is not your typical clean up after a typhoon. It's a NUCLEAR DISASTER!!!! The worst in the history of this planet. Treat it as such please.

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Posted in: 143 Tokyo subway stations to have free Wi-Fi beginning in December See in context

Great! More people walking off the platform.

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