I saw them presenting this on the news last night.
The woman was using these straws to drink from a plastic cup...
oh the irony
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Very sad news, the truck driver must have been going quite fast for such an impact to move a large truck
Of course k-cars are handy and cheap for family / city commuting etc they are really weak in highway accidents.
In Europe all cars are subject to crash tests to give them a rating, is there such a system in Japan?
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What bothers me is they are increasing tax but not reducing the crazy wasteful public spending that goes on .
Recently I've seen signs being renewed or large stickers affixed for the Olympics which are completely unnecessary.
Example: Original signpost for junction - Ma-zaka - new sticker placed - Ma-zaka-hill.
I can't imagine the cost for every junction or signboard in Tokyo.... Insane
At my school there are already standing flags for Olympics and posters for the new characters.
These will be binned before they even start. No wonder the Olympics is running over budget.
As regards to social security, look at public workers pay and pensions, especially the fire service.
I've heard the nickname for firemen is 'Zeikin dorobo' - tax thieves.
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What people fail to realise is how explicitly linked the UK is with Europe, goods pass through borders without delay. Laws and regulations are written Europe wide. The UK works on a system called 'just in time' bringing 40% of it's food from the EU. If all of this is cut or disturbed, it will be a logistical and bureaucratic nightmare.
When he says:
A "no-deal" Brexit is possible... but I don't think it's in anyone's interest for that to happen. So that's why we are cautiously optimistic that we will get a deal. But there's a lot of work to do to get there."
Yes, if a no-deal happens, it will plunge the UK into a crazy recession.
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Used to live in Takatsuki, hope everyone there is ok.
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er, the first movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is from a book that Harry owned in the first HP book/movie, doesn't this directly connect it already?
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a few points Firstly, Scottish Nationalism is civic nationalism, not ethic like the British national party. So to compare the SNP to racism is just plain stupid. Secondly, we havent voted for the Tory party in over 50 years, we detest the London-centric policies it brought. e.g. testing the unfair poll-tax in Scotland 1 year before the rest of the county. Thirdly, with the vote for independence last time we were assured (lied to) of many things positive about staying in the Union, one of which as I recall was to be 'part of Europe'..... If the goverment continues to treat the Scottish people to lies and broken promises, I'm not surprised at this news. Lastly, as many people seem to forget, a vote for independence is not a vote for the SNP, it is for the people of Scotland to decide to have a fairer more progressive country.
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Excuse me, this satellite was experimental, it was sent up to see if it could be done. Saying it's a 'latest failure' is just being overly negative, more tests and experiments need to be done to perfect it. Just look at Space X trialing their reusable rocket, how many failures and explosions have they had? Chalk it up and move on.
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millions of illegals in its country spooning off the government
how do they spoon off the goverment?, if they are illegal they cant recieve any benefits etc
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tiger_tanaka, how little you know.... This man's isn't successful at business, many of his businesses have failed, he has just exploited his workers, syphoned funds from his charity and not paid tax to get where he is today, maybe you need one of these books to see who he really is.
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Only protesting 'cos Japan was too slow to do the same. Get your arse in gear Japan, get some platforms out there on the border and drink their milkshake.
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It puzzles me why Italy has no earthquake building code or strengthening system for older buildings. It's one of the most seismically active regions of europe.. they have had earthquakes and volcanoes there since records began.
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is this news from the Meiji era? took their time...
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I'm in the same boat. My wife and I were thinking of going back to the UK but we've pretty much given up, even though I own a flat there and paying the mortgage...
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ugh, when they going to separate TV and movie production and get a proper director to do Japanese movies. This looks like a TV drama with a bit of special effects. I also hate the way every scene of dialogue has to show a facial shot of every actors response and reaction
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The center had asked the school where the 11-year-old and 7-year-old attended to be on the lookout for any signs of abuse.
eh? how about being pro-active about it and help her before any abuse happens.
Family and child support in this country is terrible, i bet she felt helpless and went there looking for help and they shrugged it off...
no wonder some mothers feel that way sometimes and resort to doing terrible things.
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This seems a common occurrence in Japan, I'm puzzled they dont do anything about it. In the UK if it happens the council gets a court order and clears the place handing the bill to the owner. If they can't pay the bill they have to sell the place http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/4327023/Rubbish-hoarder-ordered-to-pay-38000-clean-up-bill.html
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just an excuse for airline executives and shareholders to make more money..... similar to when the yen was very strong, flying to the UK was the same price as it is now.
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I heard the reason that they were not pronounced dead on the mountain is because, in an emergency, the rescue helicopters should only take alive survivors. Because there are still people missing, they have to delay the pronouncement of death so they can take them back. Otherwise they would have to bring them back on foot, which is quite tricky on the terrain.
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Japan will adopt it, sooner or later, wether through existing nfc terminals or new ones The iphone has a big market share here I can see me using the iPhone or Apple watch on the train gate or using at 7/11
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the no side is panicking, and the press are going along with the scaremongering, the RBS thing is only moving their registered offices, neither operations or jobs will be affected.
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Wakarimasen Yoyogi Park??? Again?? Poor kid.
it isn't Yoyogi park... read the article.
Matsubaranishi Park is in Mizuho West Tokyo not far from Yokota base
I agree Mirai - some kids are a bit too trusting in Japan... i was reading recently about that Tsutomu Miyazaki, how he would offer kids a lift etc and they accepted. I thought not trusting strangers would be drilled into kids at kindergarden age. I know i was at that age.
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