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Posted in: Abe visits typhoon-hit areas; emperor's parade to be postponed until Nov 10 See in context

Don't think it is a good idea as dignitaries have been invited

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Posted in: Considering Japan has so many typhoons, why are there still so many roadside utility poles? Is it feasible to bury them underground? See in context

Next up, considering there's so many earthquakes why are there utility underground.

I believe the first 2 comments already got it, maintenance and costs.

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Posted in: Scotland want flexibility for Japan match See in context

Contigency plan doesn't mean that it is a plan for the match to take place, it can also mean it is a plan to keep people safe, lowing risks, reducing recovery time backup stadiums, closer locations etc.

People's life and safety is utmost importance, trains, roads, stadium all have to be safe for the matches to take place.

I'm quite sure the players will be forced to stay indoors due to risks of injury even if the typhoon's rating downgrade.

Things happen, deal with it.

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Posted in: Gov't to require mobile carriers to lift SIM locks immediately See in context

Mobile locks generate so much waste cause people can't reuse their old phones.

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Posted in: Registers, rates and points: Tax hike woes for Japanese retailers See in context

While they are at it they should force all prices to be listed as tax inclusive.

Also with this tax increase is the 1 yen still necessary?

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Posted in: U.S. Seven-Eleven to seek to ally with Japan peers on work hour issue See in context

Well seven-eleven originated from opening from 7 to 11. So it can still be seven-eleven without 24 hours operations.

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Posted in: Illegal manga site operators used overseas banks to conceal money: police See in context

Looks like they became 海賊王 at one point.

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Posted in: Mice sent to space retain reproductive ability, new discovery finds See in context

Why just male? Eggs are also an important part of reproduction.

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Posted in: Japan's first free water refill app, MyMizu beta version, now available for download See in context

@kohakuebisu maybe ads in the app, ease of use

They should be promoting tap water, as filters, pumps, manufacture of water dispenser just adds carbon footprint.

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Posted in: Trudeau begs forgiveness for brownface photo See in context

When you portray a middle eastern character with white actor/actress it becomes whitewashing and when you have the same actor/actress put on darker makeup it becomes brownfacing.

Unless these people are purposefully doing it for laughs then I don't have a problem with it.

Somehow people have no problems with tanning to look darker cause it is "natural"

Must everyone really be so PC and sensitive.

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Posted in: 73,000 households still without power in Chiba 1 week after typhoon See in context

Keep some cash cause all electronic transactions isn't going to work.

Keep some bottled water for flushing and washing and then some for cooking and drinking. Cycle the drinking water once in a while to keep the water somewhat fresh.

Keep a portable gas stove so you can still cook when things are out.

Keep a couple of mobile batteries charged so you can keep your phone alive for some time.

There's only so much you can do especially so if you're living in rental apartments then you'll generally be less likely to keep emergency goods around the house.

Luckily summer temperatures are over otherwise there'll be a lot more reports of people getting heat stroke at home.

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Posted in: U.S. fines Japan Airlines $300,000 over long flight delays See in context

Meanwhile, TSA......

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Posted in: 3 men suspected of stealing about 70 cars See in context

@The Avenger

You'll still need to turn your steering left or right, reverse park, reverse gear it so they can't tow it away easily.

But you can only do so much.

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Posted in: Japanese court hears case on 'paternity harassment' See in context

Well it is sales and marketing position, does everyone really expect the company to wait for him for a year.

While most people might think it is their right to keep the same job then try 5 taking maternity and paternity from the same department, the company needs to sustain.

So when the 5 returns are they to keep 10 employees for that department.

Unless you are willing to be flexible to work partially during the leave I don't see most companies having the resource to provide the same flexibility of having a empty positions for a year.

However the company needs to make clear that roles may change after paternity leave base on the company's needs.

For alternatives, contract workers would fit the criteria of covering the role to his return.

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Posted in: 2 court cases highlight paternity leave issue in Japan See in context

It's complicated, but are people really expecting to stop working for a year and expect their job being as it was?

Not siding towards any but I always believe in flexibility where both the employer and employee is flexible in working hours. Living in a world where either one side is taking without giving isn't sustainable whether it is towards nature, others or work.

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Posted in: New York schools urged to refer to Sea of Japan as 'East Sea' too See in context

Way to mess with sailors around the world. Doesn't sound easy to communicate when it is a mixed of 2 non defining words.

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Posted in: Tests of new Haneda airport flight paths begin above central Tokyo See in context

Hopefully it doesn't fly over those open air concerts shooting lasers around and cause problems with guidance systems.

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Posted in: Russian climber killed by falling rock at Mt Fuji See in context

@Daniel Fuji is very safe, it barely have any accidents, this is just an unfortunate freak accident.

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Posted in: Korean Air to reduce flights to Japan See in context

Is it really dispute related?

Most Seoul to Tokyo isn't affected, I believe the ridership is just getting low to begin with.

Changing flight paths usually isn't something decided on a whim as planning and discussions with airports is required.

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Posted in: Pen-Pineapple-Apple-Pen singer has a new song: 'Everyone must die' See in context

I think "Everyone will die" rather than "Everyone must die" would be better.

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Posted in: 4-year-old boy seriously injured after being struck by police car See in context

Well when everyone teaches you that green light means safe to cross, it won't be surprising for the kid to follow that rule.

4 years old is fine without hand holding, given that we don't know how fast the police car was rushing we can't make assumptions on how much reaction time the parents actually have.

Definitely the police car is in the wrong cause they need to slow down to check for safety at any junctions whether they have sirens blaring or not, and I'm quite sure they have some form of defensive driving courses to have good handling skills.

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Posted in: Trump asked Japan to buy farm products: report See in context

Just open up the trade options to the importers and allow the market to determine if there's a demand.

Just buying without demand just adds to food wastage.

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Posted in: Fewer fireworks events in Japan next summer due to Olympics See in context

Shouldn't they hold more so crowds can spread over more days.

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Posted in: Major Japanese companies pessimistic about economy: survey See in context


I'll still rather live in Japan.

Low costs can be created from underpaying your workers which is a problem in the US.

Ibuprofen is cheaper partially due to demand as people in the US are taking these drugs as part of their everyday lives which you shouldn't. Most people are not going to the doctor's to treat the inherent problems due to ridiculous healthcare costs and are therefore using painkillers to hide the problems.

Profit margins are higher but people's wages are also higher in Japan.

I'm not saying it has no problems but some things on the surface are not as simple as you think.

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Posted in: Air conditioner sprays ultra-fine mist for cooling at train station in Tokyo See in context

How long can those nozzles last before salt crystals start building up.

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Posted in: Portable fans a breath of fresh air in sweltering summer heat See in context

I think those more wasteful are the plastic fans used for advertising.

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Posted in: 28-year-old man dies while sunbathing in his home garden See in context

Not sure if there's any difference but Japan tend to have very little clouds during this period thus the rays are more direct and feels a lot harsher.

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Posted in: 8chan owner blasts 'sinister' shutdown See in context

When you have legal bribery (lobbying) in US nothing will get fixed when there's corporations involved.

I think it would be more important to look at why are there so many people joining such communities, there's something broken at the social aspect in the US that needs fixing. (I personally feel the media have a large part to blame in this)

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Posted in: Mayor of city in Saitama Pref arrested for punching female bar employee See in context

I always believe drunkardness removes inhibitions.

What it actually means is that without inhibitions that's how anyone who claims being drunk would act.

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Posted in: France's culture minister urges citizens to cut down on English use See in context

Lots of people used to learn French cause it used to be an upcoming economy but not anymore.

Even China emphasize on English cause it is the international language for business.

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