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Posted in: Japanese startups develop innovative ways to supply water in disasters See in context

In places such as a large City such as Central Tokyo, such devices may not be appropriate. Though the further out you go, they become more relevant and needy.

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Posted in: Canada's rugby team help cleanup efforts in Kamaishi after game canceled by typhoon See in context

The Canadian Team, as any others that went off the beaten track and went out of their way to help the local neighbourhoods that they were in, deserve a special award from the RU. And effort such as this, shows both team spirit, lack of self-interest, and empathy towards those in need. Regardless whether or not others think of it as an organised publicity stunt, it's the actual thought and actions thereafter, that really count, so well done Canadian Team, good show!

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Posted in: Human pyramids continue in Kobe schools as injuries mount to 51; mayor’s pleas to stop unanswered See in context

Where's the Sport in this activity ?

The only concept of Spots in Japan Junior School Sports day are the Relay and 100m races. The rest is questionable.

Even in High School it's a bit lacking.

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Posted in: 5 dead, 3 missing after cargo ship sinks in typhoon-hit Tokyo Bay See in context

To clarify, by where... I mean "where within Tokyo bay"....

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Posted in: 5 dead, 3 missing after cargo ship sinks in typhoon-hit Tokyo Bay See in context

Do we know where it sank and in how deep water ?

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Posted in: 33 dead, 19 missing, over 100 injured after typhoon rips through Japan See in context

Apart from the sad cost to life, another cost has yet to be reckoned - namely that upon Japan's ability to produce food to feed the Nation. What assessment has been carried out yet of the impact of the Storm to that ? Perhaps, the Government may consider as a consequence, that funding better safeguards in food producing areas to enhance food security is worth more than buying a new Stealth fighter from the US ?

Within Central Tokyo...

Little damage, and no flooding. Though, Shelves in the local Supermarkets were almost bare again today. Supply chains presumably will take some time to recover, which may explain in part , the panic buying by locals.

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Posted in: Japan beats Scotland 28-21 to advance to Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for first time See in context

Japan played well and held the game to win. Scotland however made the Game very tense right up to the end, making it a really good game to watch - quite riveting.

Japan is certainly showing that with good management, they can do well.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Typhoons come and go regularly here. if a Game had been scheduled in one location and the Typhoon was overhead then naturally that game could be postponed by a day... this Rugby World Cup has been extended over more days than seemingly necessary... do players really need so much rest between games - injured players have backup players. I wonder if it's more about spectator numbers than anything else....

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Posted in: No. of Japanese language institutions soars in Asia: survey See in context

The appeal of learning 1 $/hr in their home Country vs 10 $/hr in Japan would at first sight seem attractive, until the actual cost of living here is taken into account which somewhat nixes that, unless you're under the influence of some Criminal organisation.

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Posted in: Seven & I shares surge on plan to cut 3,000 jobs, shut stores See in context

It does not take much for one to see the fierce competition between Convenience Stores and mini-Supermarkets such as those operated by the Goliath "Aeon".,,,, I didn't need an MBA for that one.

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Posted in: Seven & I shares surge on plan to cut 3,000 jobs, shut stores See in context

@NCIS Reruns - and the other half is ... ? ..... that in order to expand you need to be seen by your shareholders as a "Visionary" and hire lots of new staff.... ?

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Posted in: Putin says he doubts Ukraine can deliver on peace process See in context

Well, who would you trust more ? Zelenskiy  or Putin ?

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

It's now past central Tokyo, no major incidents noted here.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

For the Tourists visiting Japan this week, they've sampled :

Earthquakes

Typhoons

Volcanic Eruptions

What more can they wish to experience ?

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

@zichi, yes there are many choices and some, are just duds, which was why I was asking which one(s) you're using. May not be appropriate to the area - though if the developer produces others for a different area, then it may be good too.

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Posted in: New tech enables thin needle to be inserted into cancer tumor with high accuracy See in context

I've had 2 MRI Scans in Japan darn expensive, but do produce neat pictures of your insides. Though I'd much rather have a 3D model of the imagery rather than the negatives... would be much more interesting.

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Posted in: Top court upholds damages over students' tsunami deaths See in context

This situation was the one of the sadest news stories at the time, the sheer stupidity of the evacuation location and those who followed those rules. Japan needs a wake-up lesson in breaking the rules when those rules are completely dumbass for the situation in hand.

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Posted in: Weather agency issues rare downpour warning to Tokyo, 6 other areas See in context

Checked the river again, at least its level has dropped, probably tidal effect earlier. Hopefully there wont be a huge storm surge as that may if big enough cause some flooding. Residents next to the river have sandbags lined up outside their properties.

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Posted in: M5.7 quake hits Chiba Prefecture See in context

Yep, felt it. Wasn't one of those long ones, just a short sharp jolt. Hopefully, it's not the precursor for another mega-quake tonight, that would really be bad news for everyone.

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

@zichi - which app do you prefer for up-to-date/real-time disaster alerts ?

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Posted in: Weather agency issues rare downpour warning to Tokyo, 6 other areas See in context

I was thinking earlier, it's just as well we don't also have an earthquake... and guess what we have one (albeit a small 3)... well at least is wasn't a big one like 3/11.

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

JMA Site slow to update... it was indeed a quake...

https://www.jma.go.jp/jp/quake/4/20191012092552393-12182205.html

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Ah... no, it was the wind shaking my house a bit... and the full force of the storm hasnt even reached us yet... uh oh...

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Posted in: Typhoon makes landfall on Izu Peninsula; one dead, at least 50 injured See in context

Damn an earthquake too !!!

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Posted in: Weather agency issues rare downpour warning to Tokyo, 6 other areas See in context

Tokyo is unusually quiet - It's like New Years Day outside, everywhere closed baring the odd FamilyMart and 7-11 store. River level rising to the highest level I've seen it at for years.

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Posted in: Toyota unveils revamped hydrogen sedan to take on Tesla See in context

Japanese Companies need to stop test releasing products to Japan only. I've been here long enough to have encountered many such issues particularly with Computers, where you buy a new item, and find a few months (or even a year later) that it's been discontinued and Support for it becomes non-existent pretty quickly.

If Toyota is going to release a product, it should have the balls to do so globally, anything else is typical whishy/washy fumbling around looking for an answer.

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Posted in: Train operators, airlines to suspend services as typhoon on course to strike eastern Japan See in context

BTW Ventusky is a Czech company...check the "About us" section.

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Posted in: Train operators, airlines to suspend services as typhoon on course to strike eastern Japan See in context

@Hervé L'Eisa

Your website looks interesting, suggests by landfall it'll be a Cat 1 storm.

@zones2surf

The US Navy site sort of agrees with the above, storm loosing strength, though I wonder how the Naval base is going to handle 44 ft waves for any moored ships.

The ventusky site - nice animation, shows Yokohama getting a direct hit at 10pm and Chiba at 11pm... 13ft waves in Tokyo.... now that could be a problem, especially for Disney Land.

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Posted in: Train operators, airlines to suspend services as typhoon on course to strike eastern Japan See in context

What about the Rugby Fans staying in AirBnB accommodation...

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Posted in: Typhoon warning from NHK 'to all foreigners' causes controversy online See in context

Don't have Twitter, so didn't receive it.

I've seen very little in the way of Emergency information so far in English.

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