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Posted in: Australian WWII ship sunk by Japanese submarine found See in context

It's good to be able to identify the whereabouts of those "Lost at Sea". Even a rough location.

700m is a serious depth for any casual visits, though for those wishing to know where their relatives died (or are interned), such information in invaluable.

Scientists studying Sea-floors for other purposes will clearly, be involved in his activity, so it's a worthy side-task and historically rewarding.

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Posted in: Japan's 10-day break to fete new emperor may breathe life into economy See in context

Depends - on Family - if you have kids preparing for entry to Junior High, then you wont be going anywhere, and if you have Kids already in Junior/High then they'll be busy. Plus its a x3 times more expensive to go anywhere unless to your inlaws. So I guess the only benefits will be to the local restaurant businesses, transportation sector (trains/buses/highways) and online Gaming/Streaming Services.

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Posted in: Honda slows Accord, Civic production in U.S. as buyers shift to SUVs See in context

A rise in SUVs... perhaps this is because of a troubling trend of People becoming more obese than ever... and the only type of Car to support them, is the misappropriately named "SUV" ?

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Posted in: Tesla investigating incident of parked car exploding in Shanghai See in context

Its in China... so, 1) suspect an ulterior motive- (a) to promote a local brand (b) insurance scam (c) internet fandom. Notice the cars parked next to it, worth a pretty penny or two. A "proper" investigation needs to be conducted - and if Tesla are barred from access to do so... then, look at (a).

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Posted in: Convenience stores want you to be honest and request to pay higher sales tax rate See in context

I sort of agree with "@that person"... though paper plates being used, or washing ceramic ones would have a greater Carbon footprint, let alone the use of plastic disposables...

No, I stick by my observation that the rule is stupid. The Japanese Tax system is damaging to the Economy and favors those who don't pay Tax or those who are Super rich and don't care.

A while back the 10% flat rate was touted as being simple, because it was across all items uniformly , and now, we hear of this stupid rule... of course I am going to a restaurant and eating out (outside of the location of the cooking area) - there, done sorted 8% not 10%.

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Posted in: Convenience stores want you to be honest and request to pay higher sales tax rate See in context

Stupid rule...

Made on premises vs Eat out.

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Posted in: Japan to halt nuclear plants if anti-terror steps not taken by set deadlines See in context

https://www.economist.com/business/2011/06/30/the-troubles-of-tepco

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Posted in: Japan to halt nuclear plants if anti-terror steps not taken by set deadlines See in context

Who's doing the Terrorist acts ? TEPCO or those external extremist organisations ?

Terrorism

the unlawful use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims.

TEPCO:

A rather Politicially involved Utility.

Violendce:

behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something.

There are nine distinct forms of violence and abuse:

Physical violence;

Sexual violence;

Emotional violence;

Psychological violence;

Spiritual violence;

Cultural violence;

Verbal Abuse;

Financial Abuse; and,

Neglect

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Posted in: In camp of diehard IS supporters, some women express regrets See in context

Will Iran take them in ?

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Posted in: New Zealand, France announce bid to stop social media being used to organize terrorism See in context

Does a ban on Social Media help ? There's been Terrorism before the likes of Facebook, etc, and even before Computers came around. Perhaps even, Social Media helps curtail Terrorism ?

Taking a step back, to the days of Usenet groups... (Social media in the days gone by), there were many dubious "chat" groups available upon various servers - so how is that different from today ?

What constitutes Support of "Terrorism" ?

Where to place ban's - For example, JT puts ban's upon people which appears at times to be down to the personal feeling of the Person supervising the news group at the time.

What happens to banned people - are they then subjected to investigation by the Authorities... over breaking what Laws ? ... and here we come back full circle to the topic being discussed. Indeed, could such restrictions curtail the use of Social media because of the Risks over what you write at the time ?

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Posted in: Diet enacts law to compensate forced sterilization victims See in context

The Lawsuits that have been filed apparently asked for x10 that amount...

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Posted in: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310 See in context

My heart goes out to those impacted, no words of condolence will help - your Grief is unimaginable, yet you are not alone. And, should not be left alone feeling abandoned, those whom planned these atrocities should be hunted down Globally, and eliminated - this isn't a Religious thing - but a matter of Humanity - the freedom to exist as a Person, a Law abiding citizen (or visitor), regardless of age, without being blown up needlessly.

France,. US, UK, Iran, North Korea, Japan, .. Israel & Palestine, wherever... we deserve the right, to live and not be subjected to your own personal agenda's..

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Posted in: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310 See in context

There's no Innocents in Family, related to those Bombers. There's either complicity or cause.

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Posted in: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310 See in context

When you blow yourself up, where does the money come from that goes to your family ? Who's following that ?

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Posted in: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310 See in context

Who within the 1% are funding these Terrorists ?

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Posted in: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310 See in context

Not, the extremists, who are willing to die anyway for their brainwashed cause, but those... who sit in the background, in relative safety, and support them Financially, as they... are the ones who should be taken out.

That, is the action, that should be demanded now.

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Posted in: Ghosn indicted on aggravated breach of trust charge See in context

@gakinotsukai

+1

good post.

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Posted in: Ghosn indicted on aggravated breach of trust charge See in context

Hang in there Ghosn... they'll eventually run out of things to accuse you of... including "exhausting the prosecutors voice"... they may as well accuse you of being a Competent Foreign business person!

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Posted in: Incoming emperor's life filled with breaks from tradition See in context

Well, It's a start, on a long slow road... but one wonder's whether anyone (Japanese enough) will be left to care once it's reached maturity ?

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Posted in: Pile-up involving kindergarten bus, truck, cars, moped leaves 2 dead in Kumamoto See in context

Thank goodness, the Kids were ok.

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Posted in: Eastern Libyan forces plan to intensify Tripoli offensive See in context

Another dictator in the wings ?

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Posted in: N Korea's Kim heads to Russia to revive old friendship See in context

I don't think either Putin nor Xi want Fat boy to be messing around in the Nuclear playground - so he hasn't got much chance.

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Posted in: Quake kills at least 11; 24 missing in northern Philippines See in context

I strongly believe that something is heading this way (to Japan). Magna flows under the Earths crust are like pools of swirling water, when one impacts with another, there will be an impact. Note, the prior quakes on the other side of the Pond in the lower hemisphere ... the question is, whether the upper hemisphere will be impacted by these, an that means California and Japan - which one first ?

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Posted in: Half of Americans back stronger role of religion in society See in context

Hey ho... Leadership issues within the US, so looking now to the Almighty...

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Posted in: Sri Lanka arrests 40 suspects after bombings, toll up to 310 See in context

According to the BBC "ISIS" Claimed that it was, because of what happened in NZ!

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Posted in: On staff following orders, Trump says: 'Nobody disobeys me' See in context

The Easter Bunny's expression says it all... "Oh!...."

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Posted in: British scientists send warm wishes to emperor ahead of abdication See in context

Seriously ? A figure-head to an organisation that has criminal actions within the region ? And likewise to against Citizens of he UK ?

Some Academics, need a bit of a History Lesson... I dont see German's Celebrating Hitler en-masse.... yet in Japan.. - look at recent actions of the current PM ... is that ... normal ? It somewhat lacks the "P"olitical Correctness of today's World.

What will it take to Fix this ?

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Posted in: Tokyo's counter-terrorism unit begins operation ahead of Olympics See in context

Preparation is good, though Terrorism will always find a way - look at the recent cases of Driving into Crowds that happened in the UK and France, you just need to be armed with a Car...

Japan due to it's lack of immigration and overly excessive Policing, has been one of the safer places to be within Today's World. With the new relaxed immigration Policy, combined with Japanese repeal of Article 9, one wonders what the future holds....

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Posted in: 77% of Japanese firms say foreign workers not discriminated in pay See in context

If the Yen depreciates versus other currencies within the Region, I wonder, will we then see an exodus of low paid workers going elsewhere ?

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Posted in: Tencent wins key approval to sell Nintendo's Switch in China See in context

Well soon we will have the flood of Rip-off games being available for the "Switch".

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