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Posted in: Kobe Bryant's death draws tributes from Asian fans, politicians See in context

Condolences to the Bryant family. Omimaimoushiageru.

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Posted in: 1 dead, 3 injured after light car collides with bus in Chiba Pref See in context

Lighter vehicles need to be tested before being placed on the road in Japan . . . pass a vehicle crash test, create better stiffness within the body and frame, employ air bags etc., see also

https://www.iihs.org/ratings

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Posted in: Pompeo loses his temper with journalist over Ukraine questions See in context

Listening to public radio . . . NPR in fact, the Congressional Managers gave a very convincing argument, while also describing the difficult circumstances of the people in Ukraine.

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Posted in: 'Nobody likes him' - Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders See in context

I like Senator Sanders . . . and I think he provides an ethical balance to people like HIlary Clinton.

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

Omedetou gozaimasu!

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Posted in: Adult Cream Pie coming to McDonald’s Japan See in context

Why only adult?    Just serve good, healthy food. 

Dake otona doushite ka?  Dake tabemono genki.

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Posted in: Mayor to name Paris street after David Bowie See in context

Nice of Paris . . . perhaps Tokyo should also consider him, as his lyrics recall, ". . . turning Japanese at the Ginza".

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Posted in: Putin one of Japan’s most popular calendar subjects See in context

Did it ever occur to people that Putin, a former head of KGB, can be very dangerous?!

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Posted in: Ghosn says he will reveal names of Japan gov't officials behind his arrest See in context

If there was a great wrong committed involving large sums of money . . . the "whistleblowers" are doing ethical duty to provide information, and should be protected from harm.

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Posted in: No. of traffic-related deaths in Japan in 2019 falls to record low 3,215 See in context

For those who wish to compare with other countries . . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_traffic-related_death_rate

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Posted in: 1 dead, 14 in hospital in Tokyo after choking on 'mochi' See in context

I know that the rice should be cooked, and pounded well, so it is soft and easy to eat . . . . also, I remember Oshogatsu from my youth, the mochi being grilled, so the outside is crisp but the inside much more soft and not so chewy, then eating with shoyu, soy sauce, and dipped in the powdery, brown sugar . . . .

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Posted in: Turkey detains 7, including 4 pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul See in context

Ghosn escaped to Beirut, a pleasant city for people from that part . . . his escape means he knew he was to be found guilty by authorities in Japan.

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Posted in: Survey reveals 70% of Japanese adults believe corporal punishment is necessary See in context

For my own experience, light spank on bottom or hand was allowed, and effective . . . some advocate using denial of a child's favorite activity, e.g. watching TV, etc. . . . .

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Posted in: Japan ushers in 2020 See in context

Shi nen akemashite omedeto gozaimasu!

Happy New Year 2020!

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Posted in: Starting line in sight for Tokyo 2020 Olympics See in context

This photo looks better than the one shown before . . . some grass, and a tree . . . why not add more to break up the paved areas, contribute to the environment (plants & trees add oxygen), and reduce storm water run off (which adds to erosion) . . . . See also, https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-08/documents/coolpavescompendium_ch5.pdf; and also https://www.usgbc.org/credits/neighborhood-development-plan-neighborhood-development/v4-draft/gibc-9

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Posted in: Do you enjoy spending the Christmas-New Year period in Japan? See in context

I only got to experience Winter holiday season in Japan about 2 times . . . when I was younger, but enjoyed it very much, seeing the holiday displays, etc. . . . hopefully, we will be granted permission such that my wife and child can also experience it . . . .

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Posted in: Emperor Emeritus Akihito turns 86 See in context

Tanjoubi Omedeto Joko!

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Posted in: Australia's volunteer firefighters battle fatigue, injury and loss See in context

World leaders need to take global warming more seriously . . . . https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/will-global-warming-produce-more-frequent-and-more-intense-wildfires?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products

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Posted in: Russia plans to file appeal against Olympic ban See in context

Russia has a history of unfairness during their own Moscow '80 Olympics . . . remember SK?

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 unveils final budget of ¥1.35 tril; excluding ¥3 bil for Sapporo events See in context

Looks like it is too much paving from the photo . . . can cause too much storm water run off in addition to localized warming  . . . .  Suggestion:  if it is because of security issues, you may wish to have lawn areas of grass or low lying vegetation . . . .

See also, https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2010/07/13/no-more-pavement-the-problem-of-impervious-surfaces/

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Posted in: Christmas in Japan is a time for love, preferably romantic See in context

Be careful . . . I got sick after eating the cole slaw at a KFC in No. California.

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Posted in: Putin calls Japan-U.S. security alliance a threat See in context

Did anyone hear about this,

https://www.npr.org/2019/12/19/789718925/vladimir-putin-backs-trump-calling-impeachment-charges-completely-made-up

No wonder why Japan is having difficult negotiations with Russia and US.

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Posted in: Crane topples over onto cars, killing 1, injuring 6 in Miyagi Pref See in context

Please be careful in the design of cranes, towers, as they need sufficient support at the base to prevent overturning . . . designers should account for wind, and seismic movement . . . .

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Posted in: Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings See in context

It is important to have such anti-war symbols . . . for posterity . . . .

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Posted in: Democrats lay out case for Wednesday Trump impeachment vote See in context

What Americans and their Allies should consider . . . what type of government of the USA will they wish to have in the future . . .one which is to some a benevolent dictatorship or else a government where laws, policy, and political behavior is determined by the voters.

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Posted in: Washington pulled apart by partisan divide over 'facts' See in context

Recent polls,

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/impeachment-trump-democrats-mixed-ratings-on-handling-but-better-than-gop-cbs-news-poll/

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Posted in: After UK election, Trump sees 'harbinger' of things to come See in context

Don't forget recent news, 

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/judiciary-committee-nears-historic-impeachment-vote-against-trump-n1101436

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Posted in: Kawasaki enacts Japan's 1st bill punishing hate speech See in context

US, where many Japanese are victimized, needs to catch up with this  . . . .

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Posted in: What’s better for the environment: a fake Christmas tree or a natural one? See in context

While real trees are nice and give you the natural feeling . . . they may bring insects, aphids and the like into your home, which may in turn attract other insects leading the degradation of your home, and eventually contributing to environmental waste . . . we have had a small imitation tree for probably at least 10 years now which is easy to set up w/ lights etc.  . . . for nature experience we can go to the park where they may have a live tree which is decorated every year . . . .

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Posted in: Trump 4th U.S. president to face impeachment as Democrats unveil charges See in context

This is serious business . . . not to be taken lightly. House Speaker was saying the other day the President was unethically involved with Russia!

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