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Posted in: Do you think a four-day work week is practical in Japan? See in context

To be honest - having tried a 4-day work week - regular 5 day work week is most effective and productive.  People become inattentive after 8 hours.  It's better to have more vacation days.

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Posted in: Abe ties record for Japan's longest-serving PM See in context

Does a long serving PM make Japan stronger or weaker?

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Posted in: Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters See in context

Hope both sides can work out a better resolution, without the use of force and violence.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics water survey shows mixed results on E.coli levels See in context

Wonder if rain storage cisterns could help prevent overcharging water treatment facilities?

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Posted in: Australia bushfires renew anger over climate change See in context

Australia, big beef producer, may among other things, . . . .may wish to research the effects of livestock grazing . . . https://www.thewildlifenews.com/2015/08/21/grazing-leads-to-blazing/

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Posted in: Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings See in context

It's more than just relations with Ukraine, and other countries,

- Income Taxes - Race relations and associations with racist groups - Ignoring current scientific knowledge affecting global climate/ climate change, . . . - Personal relationships, J. Epstein . . . . - History as a youth . . . .

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Posted in: Marathon gold medalist Noguchi will be 1st Japanese to carry 2020 torch See in context

Ichiban ii desu!

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Posted in: Hong Kong police shoot protester as activists block streets See in context

Chinese shooting another Chinese - not good for China.

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Posted in: 120,000 watch emperor, empress parade in Tokyo See in context

Kimigayo wa

Chiyo ni yachiyo ni*

Sazare-ishi no*

Iwao to narite*

Koke no musu made*

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Posted in: Number of medical graduates in Japan lowest among OECD countries See in context

If there are not enough people who qualify as physicians, Japan may wish to consider increasing number of practical, licensed nurses.  Not uncommon for medical care in U. S. to be obtained through a nurse's office.

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Posted in: N Korea calls Abe an 'idiot' over criticism of weapons test See in context

Neighboring countries should not forget diplomatic manners . . . . especially when discussing sensitive matters.

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Posted in: Australia launches billion-dollar drought plan See in context

Countries need to start investigating how environmental programs can help/ mitigate global climate change.

As a start, see,

England established BREEAM, https://www.breeam.com/

USA established US Green Building Councilhttps://new.usgbc.org/

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Posted in: U.S. exit from climate accord very disappointing: Japan See in context

Pres. Trump says it's unfair or US cannot afford to address climate change issues . . . but doesn't he know that going "green" will result in a new economy based on "green" products, industry, new ideas which will pay off? A Green economy is the future of the planet . . . we cannot afford to miss out. "Economic, Environment, and Social" overlap,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_economy

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Posted in: Minor fire in Japan gov't plane galley, with Abe on way to Thailand See in context

We are glad PM is safe.

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Posted in: U.N. panel adopts Japan's anti-nuke resolution; U.S. abstains See in context

Fewer nukes, will make the world safer and healthier.

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Posted in: Koike gives reluctant consent to Olympic race venue move but Tokyo won't pay for it See in context

. . . when I was an Int'l Athlete . . . Moscow '80, I had to play by the host leader's rules, or leave . . . . I choose the later.

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Posted in: Koike gives reluctant consent to Olympic race venue move but Tokyo won't pay for it See in context

The IOC member should not be making a move on Tokyo's Governor - poor manners,  . . .

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Posted in: Main buildings of castle at World Heritage site in Okinawa destroyed by predawn fire See in context

See, also, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Council_on_Monuments_and_Sites

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Posted in: Main buildings of castle at World Heritage site in Okinawa destroyed by predawn fire See in context

It is important to keep good documentation of such historic structures, as is done by governments in the U. S. and Europe.  This means having students and professionals create accurate architectural & engineering drawings, in case the buildings or structures are destroyed to facilitate in rebuilding.

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Posted in: Nationals top Astros in Game 7 to win 1st World Series title See in context

I am glad the Nationals won . . . they even have a team member with Japanese name!

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Posted in: Japan's beer shipments to S Korea dive 99.9% in Sept See in context

Maybe the companies need better advertising.

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Posted in: Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton See in context

Watchout, she may have been in cahoots with Trump.

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Posted in: After decades in development, Honda's jets quietly evolving See in context

When people are traveling by airplane, and see that the airline has a Honda jet as part of its fleet . . . it appears intriguing.

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Posted in: Sarcastic Koike says: Let's hold Olympic marathon on Russian-held islands See in context

Possibly a good idea worth exploring by Japan's PM.

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Posted in: Hong Kong police slammed as 'trigger-happy' after teen shot See in context

This is an incident which divides the government from the people.  The government should be for the people, not against.

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Posted in: Visually impaired woman hit, killed by train after falling off platform See in context

This is sad . . . hopefully train stations will employ better safety devices.

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Posted in: Some Trump allies eager to defend him but frustrated by White House inaction See in context

There have been many suggestions that he moved up, by unethically competing . . . .

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Posted in: 'Shiraku' -- Japan mourns Chirac, sumo ultra-fan See in context

Beautiful, when people of different background make friends.

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Posted in: Seeking favors, Trump asked Ukraine president to investigate Biden See in context

It appears that this is another thing . . . adding to previous actions, to form a conglomeration of discontent among those in the U. S. Congress.

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Posted in: SEC charges Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn with hiding $140 mil from investors See in context

First Japanese officials brought charges and now the United States, SEC, is bringing charges against the company under Goshn . . . it's very obvious who is to blame.

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