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Posted in: Schoolgirl speared in head by javelin at Hiroshima university See in context

This is the reason there are many schools that ban javelin, pole vault, and other sports that can have accidents causing serious injury.

Hope this girl recovers 100%!

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Posted in: Reported domestic violence cases up by 46.3% so far this year See in context

I am sure there are several factors that have to do with the increase, such as ease of reporting. Yet, I think the economic hardships that Japan is going through also increases household stress levels, which lead to domestic violence.

Either way, sad that so many are suffering.

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Posted in: The new residence card system -- everything you need to know See in context

Good job, Steve Burson! Thanks for all the great info!

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Posted in: Coca-Cola develops cooling power-free vending machine See in context

Amazing!!! They can do this for vending machines, but not homes or buildings???

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Posted in: 4 killed in Tokyo expressway accident See in context

Lives shattered and extinguished because an old man driving a flatbed truck (with a small truck loaded on the back) isn't paying attention....

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Posted in: Olympus whistleblower says his humiliating treatment hasn't changed despite court ruling See in context

Even the Supreme Court of Japan strives to keep the truth from being told. Makes sense ... if all the secrets of Japanese corporations were brought to light many of the corporations would have to scramble. This would help the stock market and economy speed up its course toward collapse.

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Posted in: What would they do without their cell phones? See in context

If they are standing still, so what.

I can not stand those who are walking / bicycling / driving and texting / reading / playing a game.

Pay attention to the world or it is going to run into you!!!

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Posted in: Japan presses ASEAN to lift post-Fukushima export curbs See in context

I think it will take some independent studies to confirm what Mr. Yamaguchi is saying. The J-gov now has a record of liking to hide or not disclose relevant information.

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Posted in: Delta to add Wi-Fi service to international fleet See in context

24 hrs @ $12

Montly @ $35

1 year @ $400

Source: http://www.delta.com/traveling_checkin/inflight_services/products/wi-fi.jsp

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Posted in: Woman police officer, driving drunk, causes crash with baby daughter in back seat See in context

If it is true that she is having problems with raising the child, I hope she gets help so the child is never put in danger again.

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Posted in: New resident's cards run into technical glitch on first day See in context

I want to get one of these in the next 2 months before my travel schedule spikes...hope they have it all fixed by then!

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Posted in: What do you think of aquafarming as an alternative to depleting fish stocks through overfishing? See in context

Shrimp, oysters and seaweed are already huge aquafarming products. Salmon, as VicM says, is dyed to give the meat a pink color.

Problems with this include both environmental and health issues. Some animal rights people might even bring up conditions in which they are kept. Environmentally, there is animal waste and depletion of some foods in nature so that the fish stocks can be feed. Often drugs, such as antibiotics, and chemicals are introduced to increase yield and decrease disease.

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Posted in: Do you support the decision by donor nations to give $16 billion to Afghanistan to prevent the country from sliding back into turmoil when foreign combat troops depart? See in context

We have seen in the past that giving a country money has only a slight trickle down in to helping the people. Money will only entrench the government and supply them with weapons in which to "control" its people.

Give them the money, but on a performance or goal basis. Until they meet them, the next chunk of funds is not released.

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Posted in: Zoo that lost 30 squirrels in typhoon 'recaptures' 38 See in context

During questioning by the captures, the squirrels freely admitted that they were indeed escapees from the zoo. Thus, even if proven that they are not, their admission still holds higher than proof and will be kept confined.

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Posted in: Speed eater 'Gal' Sone announces pregnancy See in context

She had better hope her kid does not eat like she does!

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Posted in: Japan to speed up Fukushima nuclear plant cleanup See in context

with the speed they have been moving, they can't get much slower!

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Posted in: Rearview mirror with camera and LED display See in context

To be used as evidence in case of an accident, ticket...or anything the police deem necessary.

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Posted in: Skype jacks ads into free Internet phone calls See in context

I am sure I will see one this weekend when Skyping... It will certainly make us talk about it, but doubtfully in a positive way. That said, it is a small price to pay for Skype's free service.

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Posted in: Police arrest 19-yr-old American musician over Irish student's murder See in context

I wonder how they got his confession.

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Posted in: Apple kicks Google Maps off iPhone, adds Facebook See in context

there had better be a way to download and install from the App Store!

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Posted in: Driver arrested after 7-year-old boy run over, killed in Chiba See in context

I tell my kids over and over, "If you get hit by a car, you lose! So, always be careful."

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Posted in: Password breach spreads beyond LinkedIn See in context

changed mine yesterday, but will keep tabs on my account to be sure nothing strange happens.

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Posted in: Male bonding See in context

Unsure of how a Mongolian sumo champion will help the sale of JGBs... More like a way for sumo to boast its image, isn't it??

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Posted in: Yen hits multi-month highs against euro, dollar See in context

hmm....time to buy dollars?

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Posted in: Man cooks, serves own genitals to 5 paying diners See in context

As sick as it may be to chop his own stuff off and cook it...I am MORE shocked that people would PAY to eat it! They are sicker than him!!

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Posted in: Sony ends panel joint venture with Sharp See in context

Sony is not going to start buying panels and making their own TV...they are going to just slap their name on some TV's made by Taiwanese companies which produce in China.

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Posted in: Tokyo Sky Tree elevators halted due to strong winds on opening day See in context

@ smithinjapan : Then what and where is the tallest tower of which you speak? Source? Everywhere I look it says it is the tallest tower, and 2nd tallest structure. Thanks!

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Posted in: Tokyo Sky Tree elevators halted due to strong winds on opening day See in context

Gosh, who knew there would be winds so high up??

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Posted in: Eels slipping away from consumers' budgets See in context

My father-in-law fishes them in rivers. He has said for the past 5 years that the numbers are decreasing. He cleans them, I cook them. Delicious!!!

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Posted in: 5-year-old girl run over, killed by mother See in context

This has always been one of my fears, that I will accidentally run over my kid, or another when backing up. So, I err to the side of caution and check for kids around the car and in the parking lot before getting in. I make my children stand beside or in front of the car. I keep count and track of those I cannot control. Then I SLOWLY back out.

Interestingly, sometimes there are parents are around and could care less that their child is playing in a parking lot with a moving vehicle...

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