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Posted in: More Japanese schoolgirls think themselves overweight than those in China, Korea or U.S. See in context

it’s not even as they caught the poor girls after a particularly gluttonous Valentine’s Day.

The author doesn't know that women usually give the men chocolate on this day?

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Posted in: Poor English saved Japanese bankers during 2008 crisis: Aso See in context

Now now @Nessie. "Zis izu ei pen. Zatto izu a kurejitto diifouruto suwappu." I might just have to sue someone for using all this Japlish I do not understand. If my memory is correct, Canada wasn't affected as badly because they saw the dangers in buying those re-packaged loans and realized the risks involved.

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Posted in: Recession, tech kill middle-class jobs See in context

@globalwatcher Yes, you are 100% correct that everything has changed in our surroundings. Myself included, I've noticed how transactions for everything in my life has changed to automatic. I spend less and less time in stores because of this. Where do we go from here? Is that the million dollar question?

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Posted in: Japan considers 6-day school week; teachers not enthusiastic See in context

Ridiculous!! Is the government considering this and planning the next school year on their own Saturdays? When you RE-introduce Saturdays for the public teachers, does that mean all public servants will open offices on Saturday as well?

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Posted in: Dangerous cycling in Tokyo set to incur fines See in context

No, police don't enforce anything. I used to be a safe (car) driver for the last 10 years, but seeing what drivers get away with on the roads, I've all but given up and have followed the flock, unfortunately. When I've witnessed police cars run red lights, I've given up all hope. Sometimes I feel like going up to an officer on the corner of a street and slap him/her across the head to see if he/she is awake, as I witness more infractions in 45 sec.-1 min. at a red light than he/she could in a red light (district) in Thailand. As for this new law...I'm upset, but it's no different than cyclists riding with umbrellas; can't be and won't be enforced. Safe driving and riding everyone.

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Posted in: Dangerous cycling in Tokyo set to incur fines See in context

@ Ms. Alexander: Exactly, which frustrates the heck out of me. I'm a cyclist, and driver and the cyclists have been driving me crazy for the last 6 months or so. Cyclists in the wrong lane, against traffic is so common these days. It's not safe to drive anymore...unless they change the laws at whose at fault.

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Posted in: Quake jolts Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba See in context

Definitely didn't have a good night's rest after that one. This link is almost identical to Blair Herron's link, only with sound. Scared the daylights out of me at around the 2 min. mark. Turn up the volume for maximum effect.

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Posted in: Have you ever bought, copied or downloaded unauthorized music, TV shows or movies? See in context

Little late to the party, but I, too, am an amateur musician and would love to sell my music, but I find the internet and piracy so discouraging that I am reluctant to do so.

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Posted in: Gov't feared nuclear crisis would engulf Tokyo, report shows See in context

Long time reader, first time writer, but I'd like to try and help those in the affected areas where their lives have been turned inside out since the earthquake and tsunami. I watched Zichi's link: (and I might add, I love your posts and find them informative and intellectual) I couldn't help but find myself saddened from what everyone has experience further up north. (I'm in Odawara, btw). I would love to try and get myself involved with anything regarding the people's well being. If anyone has any useful information they can pass on, it would be much appreciated. Ganbarre everyone!!

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