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Posted in: Virus forces Japan to cancel ceremony to mark tsunami See in context

I hope the whole world remembers! This disaster was horrific, but by no means is it just peculiar to the shores of Japan; USA, Indonesia, PNG, Sourh America, NZ, Fiji, Australia etc all run the risk of massive off shore quakes causing a huge tsunami, especially since we appear to be in an era of major quakes across the globe.

Of course, the nuclear reactors caused another disaster that continues to threaten Japan and the ocean sea life.

Those reactors need to be encased like the Russians did at Chernobyl, if that is at all possible, for just pumping seawater on them, then allowing that radioactive water to flow into the ocean is having a devastating affect.

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Posted in: Abe's abrupt call to close schools triggers confusion See in context

Somehow I do not think this growing international crisis will be over before the Olympics is due to start.

There is currently no cure in sight, (for those in danger of fatality) nor a vaccination, and no scientist can say with certainty what the limit of incubation is before one shows symptoms, nor how it spreads when there are no symptoms, etc etc, and there are lots of theories, and some facts, which seems to keep changing....

And, as we are currently seeing, the virus is blooming all over the planet, amongst people who didn't travel to China, and who didn't know anyone who had done so.

So, frankly, I would not want my child, no matter if 5 or 50, travelling on public transport.

I sincerely hope I am wrong.

I sincerely hope the Olympics start as planned.

May our individual idea of God keep us all safe.

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

RE: MASKS AND SUCH

Even the best rated disposable mask. the N99, must be disgarded after 8 to 9 hours.

This mask afheres to thr skin, making a no gap contact edge. It constantly worries me to see people wearing masks, like the N95, with a large gap on the side where it covers the cheek.

MOST COUNTERPRODUCTIVE!

Plus, you must not touch mask surface with your hands, as that can put the virus in the mask, and when removing the mask, again do not touch the front, only sides.

However, none of this is going to help if you do not wear wrap around glasses, and disposible gloves.

Even your clothes can get the virus on it, so remove clothes, with gloves on, and have washed, dry in 60°

I do not know offhand, but, if this virus is not DNA based, but RNA based, when it replicates mistakes/errors are made, unlike DNA which has a mechanism to correct major mistakes.

This means the virus could be open to mutate, which may produce a problem in finding a drug for provention or cure, and it could possibly change into something more deadly for all ages and health status...

God I hope not, as it is, the Olympic Games look in danger... and I was worried about Fukushima!

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Posted in: No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship See in context

what on earth is the pount if that? the priest is handing the parishoner the Host... then the worshipper puts it in his mouth... checkmate!

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Posted in: 3 more coronavirus cases found on cruise ship in Yokohama See in context

what about the ship no country will allow to dock! they are desperate for help!

And how many other cruise ships are out there incubating another boat load of hapless disease spreaders?

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Posted in: KitKat’s crazy new cocoa pod dessert is only available at its Tokyo cafe See in context

BRINGTHE KIT KATS TO SYDNEY NOW!!!!!I

I have been abKit Kat connoisseur since I bought the Nestle sample bag at The Royal Agricultural Show in 1964....

Therefore, Japan's makers of exotic Kitty Kats MUST bring the KitbKat store them SYDNEY NOW!!!!!

Thank you. I await with intrepid anticipation! (hurry up!)

!

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Posted in: 'Five Eyes' intel alliance ties up with Japan over N Korea See in context

Five Eyes being officially six eyes is obviously necessary!

And probably we need other actors, like Germany, France

Although 5 Eyes has been monitoring all the developed world for many years, it can't hurt to team up, as Russia seems to be doing with China, to make a united and more powerful alliance.

So far, no one has tried to seriously check China's expansion, who also backs NK.

Also, no one speaks of the other six militarised man made islands, only The Spratlys, in the South China Sea.

China's military expansion is massive, across all platforms, and is unrelenting.

Soon, it will be 'fait accompli', China will call the shots!

Time to learn Mandarin methinks!

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Posted in: Japan to repatriate citizens from virus-hit Wuhan in chartered plane See in context

The USA also, and no doubt many other nations will want to fly their folks home, BUT, this is foolhardy, unless they all have them go into QUARANTINE, flight crew included, all into quarantine for at least two weeks, probably longer.

The virus is mutating as it spreads, perfectly healthy people are passing it on without intimate contact!

And just think... every aeroplane, for how long we do not know, has been unwittingly carrying the carriers of the virus, and airplanes RECIRCULATE THE CABIN AIR, because it costs less in fuel.

It remains to be seen how much more costly that policy will turn out to be...

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Posted in: Kumamon rejected as 2020 Olympic torch runner for not being human See in context

terrible news... Kumamon is do adorable!

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Posted in: Fukushima clean-up has reduced radiation levels, but not all: scientists See in context

all this self congratulatory praise for acvomplishing...what? Where will the soil go? the firests untreated, and worst of all, the continuous cooling of the melt downs by pumping sea water onto the reactors, and allowing that contaminated water to flow back into the sea!!

Radiation has drastically reduced the sea life population of the pacific...

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Posted in: N Korean media call Abe 'imbecile and political dwarf' See in context

Gee... Lil Kim... or Lil Clam, is a ridiculous grotesque, part cartoon, part slap stick clown and ALL murdering psychopath, has to quibble over rocket terminology!

One day, he is going to wake up in a bed with with red... and a general telling him, "You're fired!" (no, not a Trump fan, but excitedly waiting for his impeachment and hope, instead of "Guilty!" they say "You're fired!").

Anyway...

one last thing...

Hasn't anyone else wondered about directing a well aimed baby drone bomb, (maybe shaped to look like a seagull), the next time that laughable oaf has yet another ego parade, standing there on the podium...

Then we make a deal with the new leader, and welcome NK back to the real world.

Only have to kill him, no one else, as I suspect the whole country is heartily sick of that family and its despotism, no further hostility would be needed.

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Posted in: Australian man survives croc attack by gouging its eye See in context

Some like eating crocs, I didn't (tasted like chicken and oily fish) and, at the time, I was in the crocodile sanctuary in Darwin when I tried it in the cafe there, while looking at young crocs being fed... that was back in 1993.

Also, they can get much bigger than 3m and one tonne. I thought these huge logs in the middle of the crocodile sanctuary were logs for them to rest on... until these leviathans moved... living dinosaurs... terrifying!

Had dinner with an Aboriginal man who had been attacked, drunk, he fell into a furrow made by the Wet Season (as locals call ot there) and went head first into the open jaws of a croc, who was waiting for someone to stumble along, he did the same, eye gouge, it let him go.

I was told they watch you, and my guest warned me, "Never go down to the river at the same time two fays in a row, because the second day, a croc will be waiting for you!

I thought, "What the hell? Are they wearing watches?"

Nearly, they remember the position of the sun, via shadows etc, like a sun dial in a way, so experts believe.

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Posted in: Abe's mission unaccomplished: Pushing to revise Japan's pacifist charter See in context

Japan, and many other nations around our area who are able to put together a fighting force, are been squeezed slowly into an invidious choice, by virtue of China's massive military expansion across all services, and its increasing choke hold in the South China Sea.

All nations have a choice, be submissive to China's domination and have terms of trade dictated by China, or, quickly militarise and band together with all the other nations, in order to try and stale-mate China's military threat.

The 'New Emperor' of China has made his intentions clear, by expansion into international waters he claims China owns, with seven military bases created in the South China Sea.

Small nations have been bribed or suckered into financial slavery, have had infrastructure that will benefit China's military (naval) expansion, from the South Pacific, to Africa, to Greece, so far.

We stumble blindly towards "one road, one belt" seeing the financial benefit, in the short term, when, in reality, it may become our noose!

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Posted in: 'Queer Eye' mini-series takes detour to Japan See in context

I loved the original cast. Indeed, they were "OTT" caricatures, but genuine in intent towards the straight guy they eere helping.

The new cast I find totally annoying, especially the bearded drag queen who I feel like punching in the head, and I am gay!

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Posted in: Future of Japan's imperial dynasty rests on shoulders of 13-year-old See in context

The Japanese Government and Monarchy have made big changes since the end of WW2, so I find it curious that the idea of next born, no matter the sex, is not embraced?

Surely, tactically, it would be a brilliant PR move?

Generally the youth would appreciate that change, well, at least 50% would love it!

Royal families around the world are facing pressure to either disappear or stop using the public purse.

Britain has agreed to remove the inheritance law of Primogeniture, as have Denmark (oldest Euro Royals), Norway, Luxembourg, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Just imagine, the first Empress!

So, get on with it Japan...

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Posted in: Japan Atomic Power to get ¥350 bil to reboot plant See in context

...oh dear!

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Posted in: Japan to dispatch SDF to Strait of Hormuz instead of joining U.S.-led coalition See in context

sorry... meant to type ..."an invidious position"

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Posted in: Japan to dispatch SDF to Strait of Hormuz instead of joining U.S.-led coalition See in context

After having a Japanese tanker attacked by a missile the same day a diplomatic visit to Iran was happening, (which Iran denied it did... then who attacked the tanker I wonder...) I, therefore, can understand the importance of Japan protecting its interests.

However, obviously there are other clandestine parties who do want to trigger an attack on Iran, on invidious position for Japan, damned either way.

Many say the way forward is hydrogen power, that will take a long time to achieve...

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Posted in: Typhoon victims felt worst was over; then floods came See in context

Now for my cunning plan to help avert and/or reduce damage by flooding, for those living in a flood plain.

Build houses etc on strong steel and cement pylons, so the house is one storey above the ground. Cars could have ramps up to that level, or park in a carpark for local residents, again one storey above ground level.

Costs; it would be a financial benefit to councils, insurance companies and government in damages savings alone.

It would also reduce trauma and hardship to those affected.

So, governments could contribute by removing taxes and making financial donations. Insurance companies and councils could waive fees until the houses are built

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Posted in: Typhoon victims felt worst was over; then floods came See in context

Firstly,

I wish to express my deepest dymathy and condolences to all those affected by the typhoon and flooding, it looked terrible and brought back awful memories of the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Secondly, I could not find any reference to my PM (Scott Morrison) of Australia, expressing condolences to the people of Japan and offering money and help.

That is disgraceful, I am ashamed!

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Posted in: Japan home to 3 of world's 10 best largest cities: U.S. magazine See in context

I totally agree that these 'best' lists are formed from a monetary elite class, (including execs on business) whose experience is totally different from ordinary people.

I think there should be several levels of lists, like airline classes, all people may fly, say, JAL, Singapore, QANTAS, etc, but there is a HUGE difference between space, comfort and amenities, and, dare I say it, fellow traveller politeness...

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Posted in: Wheels for an emperor See in context

why go to the trouble attending a special photo shoot preview of the Emperor's limo and then not show the whole car...

very odd..

but looks great...comfy...

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Posted in: NZ student's body found in university room two months after he died See in context

but his family... two months... I hope police are thorough in looking at how he died...

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Posted in: Anger at acquittals of TEPCO execs in Fukushima case See in context

RIDICULOUS!! Japan is at the meeting points of MANY tectonic plates. Most importantly, there are only two areas in the world where 9+ quakes are expected, Chile and Japan, because both nations are in a subduction zone.

The world geo survey proves this, you can look up the facts and see the plate maps, plate tectonics means the land and sea floor on each plate, or worse, at the meeting point of plates, means will cause big quakes, particularly in subduction areas.

TEPCO would have been well aware of these facts, of course. Japan leads the world in technology for skyscrapers to survive big quakes.

But, somehow. the goverment and TEPCO couldn't have expected a big quake and tsunami.... RUBBISH!!

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Posted in: 16-year-old boy hit and killed by train in Kanagawa See in context

so terribly sad. God Bless this poor young boy, whose world had shrunk to the point of him believing he was alone, no one would help, or understand his tormented soul, leaving only one solution...

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Posted in: Australian hiker rescued after crawling for two days with broken leg and wrist See in context

this just proves my opposition to exercising in the Aussie bush is totally valid! Anyrime I want to see nature, I just turn on a tv nature show. If, one day, I stupidly decide to exercise again, I'll set up a tv in front of my high tech exercise bike, and 'go for a ride in the bush', can't get bitten, fall off a waterfall or get lost!

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Posted in: New Japanese KitKats full of yuzu citrus sake flavor See in context

YUZU... I meant to type...not Yuzo... sorry!

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Posted in: New Japanese KitKats full of yuzu citrus sake flavor See in context

OMG!!! I am in Australia, I want...no NEED Yuzoinfused KitKats NOW!!! I want to try ALL the Japanese KitKats!!! I didn't realize Japan had its own specialities.... I AM JEALOUS!

PLEASE SEND AUSTRALIA TONS OF JAPANESE KITKATS!!!

I thank you in full expectation that KitKat will do this IMMEDIATELY!

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Posted in: S Korea calls in Japanese diplomat over plans for Fukushima water See in context

I am surprised the government and Tepco has not considered using the latest sieve technology to solve the water and ocean contamination problem. Sieves can remove the Uranium atom from water! Something to at least investigate?

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Posted in: TEPCO will have to dump radioactive Fukushima water into Pacific, minister says See in context

Strontium and Caesium 134, 137 etc has been found all across the pacific ocean, and the sea life has been drastically affected since the accident. Plus, a few years back it was announced that to keep the reactors cooled, they were going to pump seawater onto them and let that flow back into the ocean because they couldn't keep filling tanks on land! So now they want to dump the highly contaminated stored water into the ocean.... from what I've heard the levels found in tiny crabs etc is thousands of times higher than usual (WHOI) and sea life on Canad and the USA shores has all but disappeared, seal populations have halved and pups are returning to shore starving again after been released weeks before. The seriousness of this ongoing threat to all life in the Pacific, and the humans dependant upon it, cannot be underestimated!

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