How long until China claims this one their own?
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I'm sitting in the exact same place I was sitting at that time, here in my lab in Sendai. I feel very uncomfortable and uneasy, and trying to keep quiet but I cry sometimes when I see or read some things. This is unexpected, last year it was fine, why does it affect me like this this time? It was all so confusing. I still hold the greatest gratitude towards the people who offered warm food for people passing by. The memory of a warm bowl of miso soup offered by the old man in the fish shop the day after still makes my chest feel warm and at ease.
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In Ecuador, you can be murdered by getting on an illegal taxi late at night. In the US, you can get murdered for attending school or a movie theater. The kind of danger is different. I cannot believe people can dare to make comparisons between countries based on a single number taken out of context. Even if you do take the murder rate into account, Ecuador still is relatively safe in the region.
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