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Posted in: Do you really need to wear toilet slippers when using the toilet at home? See in context

Aside from using bathroom slippers or not, the squat toilet is the healthiest position for the body to discharge its waste. All sit-down toilets are a poor compromise in comparison. Too bad, but given the choice I would always go for a squat toilet.

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Posted in: Russia at Tokyo Olympics with new name, more doping disputes See in context

IOC is absolutely disgraceful, they will bend the rules to get an extra buck. Time to throw them out.

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Posted in: 1st case of COVID-19 detected in Tokyo Olympic Village See in context

Both the organizers and politicians are cowards afraid to face the truth and plan accordingly; on top of that the Japanese people are basically timid and are unwilling to challenge authority. So be it, the country, politicians, and organizers are in for a clear awakening for disregard for commonsense.

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Posted in: Daily tests, cardboard beds: 24 hours at Tokyo's Olympic Village See in context

Tests show that if you plonk into these beds they will fail and you will end up sleeping at a sharp angle or on the floor. Perhaps you should have stayed home!

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Posted in: Microwaveable, dishwashable Japanese pet food bowls are made for convenience and good health See in context

Yuuk! Now everything in the dishwasher gets contaminated with dog bacteria and germs from everything the dog has licked - use your imiganation!!

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Posted in: Shinkansen driver leaves controls for toilet while train running at 150kph See in context

Come on, don't tell us this situation has never occurred in 40 years while operating a shinkansen? Just what is the guy supposed to do in an emergency situation? Amongst train drivers I'm sure this is standard operating procedure. Why have stupid rules that cannot be followed? This is Japan, for the same rationale why the Olympic games cannot be cancelled!

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Posted in: Support for Olympics hits new low in Japan: poll See in context

Just throw in the towel and call it quits. Do not postpone again, just quit NOW.

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Posted in: Do you think the coronavirus will change the way people work, shop and socialize in the future? See in context

No one knows what the situation will be next month, in six months, or in a year or two, it's all guesswork right now based on no facts and no trends.

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Posted in: Costs for managing Japan's nuclear plants to total ¥13 trillion See in context

The costs reflect those associated with improving the lax safety standards that previously existed at the plants, and in improving the safety culture of owners and management. It truly indicates how deficient these were prior to the accident.

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Posted in: UK charges U.S. diplomat's wife over teen's death in crash See in context

It's called a lack of conscience, or in other words a having a sense of right from wrong, principles, ethics, integrity, and honesty. Perhaps entirely missing in some persons through their upbringing, education, and environment.

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Posted in: Japan’s biggest curry chain now offers a true vegetarian curry See in context

I should clarify shonanbb's comment to "Most Hindus choose not to eat beef curry; however, beef curries are a favorite dish of the rest of the Indian population".

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Posted in: McDonald's Japan wonders where its customers went See in context

McDonalds and Coca Cola appear to be two of the absolute worst foods bestowed on the world by the US. We need to shut these down like cigarette smoking.

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Posted in: Nuclear regulator says there will be no repeat of Fukushima under new safety rules See in context

Only until we have an accident deemed not credible and low probability by the regulators; and there are many of these!!

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Posted in: Former U.S. POWs, Koreans seek conditions for Abe's address to Congress See in context

And has the US ever apologized for the immense humanitarian loss and devastation from the bombings of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Dresden, and the like? The past is past; let's focus on the present aggressors instead.

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Posted in: Woman killed after husband backs car into her while parking See in context

Clearly, backing in initially is preferable to having to back out later based on visual familiarity with the parking spot, greater manuveribility of the car because the front steering wheels are not restricted by other parked cars on either side, and lastly if one has to back out the driver is essentially blind until half the car has emerged from the parking spot. Try it yourself and see!!

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Posted in: Record number of teachers disciplined for corporal punishment See in context

I wonder how many schools were surveyed? Having this number will give an idea of how widespread this practice is of student abuse and mutilation. Sounds very 3rd. World and unbecoming of Japan.

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Posted in: S Korean prosecutors to arrest ex-Korean Air exec over 'nut rage' See in context

Once the aircraft doors are closed the Chief Pilot is designated the supreme authority on the aircraft. The pilot should also be investigated for bowing to frivilous demands of a passenger. Instead the passenger should have been thrown off when the aircraft returned to the gate for unrly behavior. This pilot is unfit to command an aircraft.

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Posted in: What do you think of airline food? Has it improved much over the past few years? See in context

Having read the recent JapanToday article on how JAL prepares their flight food, one is impressed by JAL's high quality standards in that JAL does not permit foods to be served 24 hours after it has been prepared; one is also reminded that food is prepared, cooled, and then reheated prior to serving - quite an undertaking, we call those dishes left-overs at home!!

I just wonder if other airlines like UAL have any quality standards, or are they too embarassed to reveal how they manipulate the food?

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Posted in: Man arrested after rice cooker found plugged into neighbor’s home See in context

I would have eaten the rice and left a thank you note!

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Posted in: World chefs: Gaggan Anand's progressive Indian cuisine See in context

Today the youth and their following seem to have lost their taste for classic aromas and flavours, regardless of what food they are eating. The criterion for determining if something is good seems to be based on the strange concoctions, blends, and fusions that are so proudly stirred-up by the chef. Thank you, I will stick to the true classic tastes and aromas that do not rely on my imagination!

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Posted in: Ready to fly again See in context

Tut,tut; bad decision not supported by the facts which grounded the plane in the first place. With the root-cause still unknown and unresolved, the fixes just mask the original problem. Within two years this decision will be regeted!!

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Posted in: Customers’ behavior changing sushi culture in Japan See in context

What stupid customers, what they don't realize is that the sushi chef just pulls it off the conveyor belt for them and makes it look freshly prepared with an extra dollop of fresh spit!!

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Posted in: U.S. says it is taking necessary precautions on N Korea See in context

Any strike by N. Korea will result a reaction that reduces them to an agricultural community for the next 50 years!

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Posted in: ANA keeps Boeing 787 in June schedule for now See in context

I hope they don't mean June 2013? Shooting for June 2015 would have made more sense based on the complications involved.

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Posted in: Japanese-style squat toilets: A surprising way to stay healthy See in context

Used to be the standard feature in India too; at home, in schools, railway cars, public buildings, etc., but like in Japan the new generation feel it's pre-historic. Let's hope there will be a comeback.

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Posted in: Nuclear reactor makers must share accident costs: Greenpeace See in context

This is the first Intelligent and rational statement coming out of Greenpeace in 30 years.

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Posted in: Girly noodles: Is Japan witnessing start of a female-oriented instant noodle revolution? See in context

I generally keep off these instant noodles because they are loaded with preservatives, msg, and GMO products. Can anyone reccomend some healthy noodles?

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Posted in: ANA, JAL switched many Dreamliner batteries See in context

Boeing claims the batteries were replaced as part of maintenance and therefore this is not a safety issue. What infantile statement; maintainence itself is performed to try to preclude failures in order to prevent in-flight safety consequences.

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Posted in: Gov't orders inspection of aging expressway tunnels after 9 die in cave-in See in context

Looks somewhat similar to the brand new Boston big dig tunnel which collapsed in 2006 bringing down a 3000kg concrete roof panel on a car, killing the passenger and injuring the driver. Poor engineering of the panel support structure was the cause. Tunnel was closed for over a year for inspections and modifications.

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Posted in: Kellogg wants China to wake up to its cereal See in context

Along with American invented soft drinks, fast food, and now cereals, this spells the doom of the Chinese culture and mentality.

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