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Posted in: Mie man arrested for collecting photos he took of female coworker while at work See in context

Haruka, quote: "He must have had a great camera zoom, because those phone cameras sure are loud".

Some mobile phone cameras do not make a shutter sound. I have a friend who specifically searched for a silent one. Unfortunately with my iPhone I cannot turn the noise off; a priest in a temple chewed me out for disturbing the ceremony.

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Posted in: Nuclear cleanup of Fukushima town to start around May See in context

So the town gets cleaned up and then, oops, someone drops a fuel rod over at the plant... and it’s free house to the boar once more.

There must be people wanting to return, otherwise surely they would wait until the NPP is really safe first?

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Posted in: Japanese scientist uses egg white for clean energy See in context

What is white, but not white?

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Posted in: For those of you who are married to Japanese, how well do you (or did you) get on with your in-laws? See in context

Mine cut us off when we got married. "Kando da!" Did they think I was after her family's money or something??? Nuts. So much secrecy and moving in and out of rooms in order to discuss whatever privately.

Years later I felt that they had started to warm to me a little, but it was too late as he then died. Recently my wife told me laughingly that they had actually been secretly funding her all along, but no-one had ever bothered to tell me.

I envy the simple goodness of most of your in-laws here, and sympathize with Disillusioned above.

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Posted in: Informative video condenses everything about Japan into 16 minutes of pure gold See in context

Japan rocks!

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Posted in: The U.S. is stuck in Syria — with no mission See in context

Bush is right. That oil field was attacked by the Syrian army and Russian black ops last week, and the US ended up killing several Russians in return strikes.

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Posted in: Hawaii man admits punching police outside Buckingham Palace See in context

He should have gone on a cruise ship instead.

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Posted in: 20-year-old student sent to prosecutors over fatal bike crash See in context

They showed the video footage on TV. It was a powered bike, and she was going quite quickly, on the pavement/sidewalk, threading through pedestrians, listening to music, using her mobile, and holding a drink. When she came to the corner, there were railings restricting where she could point her bike, and that is where she unfortunately clipped the elderly lady.

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Posted in: Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship See in context

Some Russian woman...

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Posted in: IOC to facilitate N Korea's participation in 2020 Tokyo Olympics See in context

They may certainly need 'facilitating', as they cannot seem to abide by any international or Olympic rules or regulations.

I agree with Yuko Maeda above. By all means allow their earned participation, under exactly the same conditions as everyone else on the planet.

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Posted in: U.S. naval officers at Japan base removed over 'misconduct' See in context

"No more US bases!" is a Japanese-English slogan, meaning "(We've had) enough of/with US bases here, we've reached our limits, we've been patient long enough, US bases out!"

It does not mean "we would be happy with Japanese/Chinese bases instead", and it does not mean "we are happy with the number of bases already here, but we do not want any more of them", even though logically that is what the signs mean in natural English.

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Posted in: Hawaii man admits punching police outside Buckingham Palace See in context

Quote: "Robinson, who appeared in court with a dirty shirt and bruised eye...", oops, he must have fallen over and hit his eye on the way to the cells.

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Posted in: Egyptian sumo wrestler fined Y500,000 over car accident See in context

Edit. charage = charge.

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Posted in: Egyptian sumo wrestler fined Y500,000 over car accident See in context

So this fine of 500,000 yen, was only for the charage driving without a valid license? But for lying about it, and for causing an accident, and surely he cannot have been insured either, they were lenient with him, I guess.

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Posted in: Is a unified Korea possible in the foreseeable future? See in context

There is one BIG problem, and it is not south of the border.

It can't be called 共産主義 Kyosanshugi (Communism), but rather 金産主義 Kim San shugi (Kimmunism).

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Posted in: Boarding now for a flight from Tokyo to Paris that never takes off See in context

Beware, it says First and Business Class seats! French food!? These are probably really expensive tickets on this super Concorde flight.

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Posted in: Kim Jong Un lookalike provokes N Koreans See in context

He might have an ‘accident’ in Kuala Lumpur on the way home. Better not let any young women approach him till he’s safely back in Oz!

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Posted in: Strong winds cause havoc in snowboard slopestyle See in context

Hard to imagine the cold sitting here at home watching TV, but then adding gusty winds must make it hell. Some of those snowboarders were flailing their arms in the air trying to stay in balance. Truly scary stuff.

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Posted in: Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead See in context

Yes, a terrible thing to happen.

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Posted in: 18 killed in Hong Kong double-decker bus crash See in context

The first guy they interviewed on the Hong Kong news said that the bus was not going particularly fast, but that the driving was erratic. He said he wondered if the driver was ok, and was tempted to say something, but he just let it go, thinking that things would probably turn out all right.

Then this morning a whole raft of passengers are quoted as saying he was going too fast. Was the first guy just lying, or unwilling to say anything bad, hoping to somehow help the poor driver out in any future court case, I wonder?

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Posted in: N Korean leader invites S Korea's Moon to the North See in context

Haha, events have moved as I ordered them. Telekinetics. Me - 2, Kim - 1, Moon - 0

Kim must be reading JT.

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Posted in: Japan deports stranded North Korean boat crew See in context

So the captain did all the heavyweight loosening of fixtures and removal of motorbikes, microwaves, generators, etc., himself? Some kind of Sengoku jidai plea-bargaining going on here, I trow.

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Posted in: Regulator begins inspections of all cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan See in context

The friend who was trying to get me to buy into the new coins told me that I could get 5% back off the entry fees of people who I introduce.

Now, let's think, what kind of scheme did that comment remind me of?

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Posted in: Deputy PM's affair with staff member grips Australia See in context

Anyway, it takes two, er, three to tango.

Why is none of the criticism aimed at his other half, either the one who failed to know what he really needed, or the other one who spotted that gap?

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Posted in: Helping hand See in context

If it was as simple as this the world would be a better place.

On mainland China people have started complaining that Taiwan rejected help from them but accepted help from Japan. Are Taiwan closer to Japan than us, they are asking angrily, it seems. :sigh:

Aftershocks continue. Good luck to the teams working in this dangerous and difficult environment.

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Posted in: With military parade, Kim Jong Un thumbs nose at U.S. See in context

"Human Sausage" "thumbs nose at US", eh? It takes two to thumb noses before a fight.

Trump is above that!

Surely.

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Posted in: Regulator begins inspections of all cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan See in context

A friend was trying to get me to invest just yesterday in a new crypto launch coming up. Close to 2,000 to choose from by now.

These regulators will be looking at customer guarantees regarding the consequences of theft, not at gains or losses within currency systems themselves.

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Posted in: Nissan sales suffer over scandal, but U.S. tax reforms help See in context

Actually the latest generation Leaf looks wicked, but who can afford it?

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Posted in: Nissan sales suffer over scandal, but U.S. tax reforms help See in context

Been looking at getting a Leaf or maybe this wonderful new invention, the all-electric drive Note E-Power which has a 1/20th sized battery in comparison, backed up with a small auxiliary engine/generator dedicated to charging this little battery as needed. (Only available in Japan)

Their noses are so ugly though that an aftermarket front becomes a strong consideration. C’mon Nissan, let’s see some style!

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Posted in: Deputy PM's affair with staff member grips Australia See in context

Quote: The Telegraph's Sharri Markson, who broke the story, said it was clearly in the public interest. "I don't think there are any punters out there who are saying, 'I wish I did not know this story' this morning," she said Wednesday. "(They are not thinking) 'I wish the Daily Telegraph had suppressed the information that the Deputy Prime Minister had left his wife and four daughters for his former staff member nearly 20 years his junior.'"

Sorry, but I wish I had not known this story. Put me on that punter list.

Foolishly I clicked the stupid headline... so now I am tarred and feathered.

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