If the govt. guarantees a percentage of salaries, as is happening in other nations, things will change. Until that happens they can request that people stay home till they're blue in the face; folks will still go to work.
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The headline is a tad misleading seeing as it just sailed just 1 km across the bay to Honmoku (still very much in Yokohama).
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Is this evacuation mandatory for the US citizens on the Diamond Princess?
They can sit in a tin can, breathing recycled air, with 190 other passengers in extreme proximity for the 10 hour flight back to the US; then restart another 14 days of quarantine on a military base. Alternatively, finish quarantine on the luxury liner and be free as a bird, possibly as soon as next Wednesday. Hmmmmm.
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It will cost $90bn (and rising) to decommission a NPP in the UK
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The official line is that these new facilities are for air-sea rescue.
So what's to stop US and Japanese ships and planes using them? Just send a couple of C2s down to set up a Japanese coastguard station, "in the spirit of international cooperation".
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But after decades of turning a blind eye to the clubs, a police crackdown began following the 2010 death of a 22-year-old student after a fight in an Osaka club.
Codswallop. The ban was widely enforced before 2010 in Osaka, Fukuoka, Yokohama and Tokyo.
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I'll be honest and state that I have not read all the posts above; the first 30 did my head in.
But the folks who don't understand the 1/2 + 1/2 = 1 should know that: I'm half English, a quarter French and a quarter Dutch. My girlfriend is half Okinawan, a quarter Italian and a quarter French but has Peruvian nationality.
So, a question to the "Double Brigade": Am I triple? Is she triple plus one? Quadruple? If we have kids, what will they be?
As I said, this is doing my head in.
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And they like to accuse Korea of fixating on this subject... What possible good could come of this?
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FrungyJAN. 16, 2014 - 03:49PM JST
Metabolic rate is influenced by factors such as caloric restrictions (they tend to slow down the metabolic rate), sleep , ...... Another consideration is the conversion of excess energy into fat, which is regulated by chemicals such as insulin. Insulin levels vary widely depending on a range of factors such as sleep ......
Newsflash. Sloth makes you fat.
Nothing wrong with what OccupyTheMoon said, or this article. I'd take an active big eater over a low-cal couch potato any day.
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Downward trend has a bit to do with demographics but more to do with the improved safety of the cars on the roads. 20 years ago Japanese cars were made of tin (and a lot more fun to drive for it BTW) but now they have high tensile steel in the door frames and scuttle, proper crumple zones and bristle with airbags, ABS, ASC and now even automatic braking systems.
What I want to see is not the fatality rate, but the accident rate.
I very much suspect that there are now more accidents on Japanese roads per day than 20 years ago, but that less people are getting killed in them.
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So, the Chinese parliament now has no right to criticize South Korea's new ADIZ. Way to back yourselves in to a corner guys.
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Following the Snowden and Manning revelations nations around the world are forcing their governments to rein in the special powers they were afforded during the knee-jerk days following 9/11. Meanwhile, Japan gleefully marches in the opposite direction.
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The UK (both government and grass roots) sees Japan's $50,000,000 is raises the stakes to $130,000,000. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24970066 Almost 100 times more than the Greatest Power in the Region. Well done Great Britain.
Big numbers until you remember that JP Morgan is giving $4,500,000,000 (nearly 3000 times more than China's donation) to a bunch of investors who gambled and lost.
Priorities people. Priorities.
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Decommissioning Sellafield is costing an unknown amount of money, and will take an unknown length of time, yet their building another one? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-21298117
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LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is not "natural gas" and the jury is out as to whether it is a cleaner fuel than petrol or diesel. It is cheap though, thanks to vastly reduced taxes, which is why those in the know convert their cars to run on the stuff...
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"Pollution levels on Fuji have been monitored annually since 2007"
Good job they didn't do that in the '70s and '80s when you couldn't see your hand in front of your face in Kawasaki and Tokyoites reminisced about the days when you could see Fuji from Shinjuku in winter...
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Way to blur the message Goto-san. As GG2141 says, it's not like the man isn't speaking the truth. Many of the towns on the Sanriku coast were ghost towns before the events of 3/11 and there has been more than a bit of opportunistic pork barrel profiteering by local govt.s and construction co.s since. But now everyone will focus on his captioned pic. of the old dear.
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the tsunami and the earthquake was an event that only takes place once every 1000 years, the last time being in 869
Noooo.... Massive earthquakes and tsunamis hit the same region in 1896 and 1933.
Fact and basis should be reported.
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I have taken out insurance for injury and damage my kids might cause... by being kids. It's quite reasonable, but I'll be checking the maximum amount payable tonight - I've got a feeling it's not 100M
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@ Lowly Google image search: 仲間 由紀恵 水着 At your service
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Utterly circumstantial, but this is what the accomplice was up to days before murder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaMxy6FF4Lk Quite a character statement.
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The TEPCO official who turned away the investigators must be prosecuted. This is criminal.
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Cold. Heartless perhaps. But I don't support attempts to reconstruct or relocate these towns. The simple fact is that Tohoku is littered with underpopulated towns and villages with empty houses up for grabs. These communities should be encouraged to move on.
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"In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, the promise of electricity as a clean, safe and non-polluting source of power vanished"
In the summer of 2011 Tepco's car parks were crammed full of the Mitsubishi iMiEVs that they'd bought for their electricity meter maids to use. Not only would it have been extremely crass to be seen burning electricity while announcing possible blackouts across the city, but it would have taken a very brave TEPCO employee to drive an EV with ZERO EMISSION VEHICLE emblazoned down the sides when everyone was watching the weather, praying that the wind wouldn't blow from the north.
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