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Posted in: Asia ramps up defense against coronavirus See in context

Time to screen is before they board a plane in China..

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Posted in: 3 of Japan’s best whiskies about to disappear as shortages loom See in context

I've been to the distillery, and there's a bottle of 21 in the liquor cabinet. It's really good scotch, comparable to many from the old country.

While it may be good whisky, you cannot call it Scotch. By definition, that must only come from Scotland.

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Posted in: Good for the soul See in context

There are women there as well, so not sure why it just says men, etc.

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Posted in: Okonomiyaki sauce producer in damage control amid Iran-U.S. tensions See in context

I guess these worriers about their sauce would not have done well many years ago when there was rationing in many countries due to war.

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Posted in: What can convenience stores and supermarkets do to reduce the amount of food waste? See in context

Take off expiration dates for starters, or at least "best before dates". 

Uh, no thanks. I don't want to buy something a week after the best before date.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

our country's fair criminal justice system

It would seem that fairness, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks plunge, yen surges amid rising Middle East tensions See in context

Isnt oil exporting countries more relevant here!!!


Not at all. If you use it domestically it still is worth X per barrel. If the price goes up, you can charge more for it (and thereby make higher profits) Does not matter who buys it, the money is earned either way.

Duh, you say?

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks plunge, yen surges amid rising Middle East tensions See in context

Well at least oil prices are up, the Saudis and Russians must be happy.

Donny sure is loyal to a fault, just not to his own country!!


Top Oil producing countries:

United States. Production: 17,886,000 bpd. ...

Saudi Arabia. Production: 12,419,000 bpd. ...

Russia. Production: 11,401,000 bpd. ...

Canada. Production: 5,295,000 bpd

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Posted in: 10 tips to remember for your first trip to izakaya See in context

Did they mention the incessant smoking. Keeps me out of most of these kind of places. I guess I save money that way, but still.

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Posted in: Turkey detains 7, including 4 pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul See in context

and there will be no more foreign aid from Japan to Lebanon

Perhaps for a short period, but things change rapidly in the world. Countries that were once enemies are now allies..Hmm...let me see if I can think of an example. Japan/USA for one.

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Posted in: Turkey detains 7, including 4 pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul See in context

. . his escape means he knew he was to be found guilty by authorities in Japan.

No. It means he felt the freedom in Lebanon was better than the possibility (not the certainty) of a guilty finding.

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Posted in: Turkey detains 7, including 4 pilots over Ghosn's escape through Istanbul See in context

The word is detains. Just a a day or so they will have been interviewed and freed and be able to go on with their everyday lives.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

I look forward to seeing his name on an Interpol red notice soon. He won't be able to travel outside of Lebanon ever.

Sure he will as long as the country he is going to does not have an extradition treaty with Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

He is a fugitive now. Interpol would send him back to Japan someday for his unfinished trial.

Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan and he holds a Lebanese passport. He will never be extradited to Japan and he certainly is not going to go back voluntarily.

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Posted in: 7 places to see the first sunrise of 2020 in Japan See in context

If you actually want to see the first in Japan, you should be in the furthest east location..and that would be Minami-Torishima

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Posted in: Swapping eggs, white bread for oatmeal linked to lower stroke risk See in context

If you have a rice cooker with a porridge setting, you can use it to cook old fashioned steel cut oatmeal. I have one that has a time, so put the oats and water in at night and at breakfast it is ready.

Great with some some fruit on it (blueberries in my case)

Fills you up and good start to the day.

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Posted in: If some stores are closed, customers will be worried if others are open or not. See in context

I have never spent a lot of time "worrying" about whether other stores in a chain are open or closed.

If that's your biggest worry, you have a charmed life.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for helping ex-husband commit suicide See in context

Ex husband could not find electrical cord without former wife's help? Really?

Suggest someone look at his life insurance policies or will and see who would benefit?

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Posted in: Train themed on Japanese rock star HYDE launched See in context

> They should play HYDEs music on big speakers non stop on board.

Worst idea ever . Imagine having to suffer that noise on a train ride.

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Posted in: Russia releases 5 Japanese fishing boats seized near disputed islands See in context

This is a lot of money to pay for humble fishermen. Seems like the Russians simply did this to get easy money from Japanese . Outrageous.

It is not "a lot of money". It is chump change to the government. Ask how much they spend on summits or other such activities.

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Posted in: Death-row inmate hanged in 1st execution since August See in context

> Japan, with the death penalty, has the lowest murder rate in the OECD. Fact. There is no doubt that would be killers think again before committing heinous crimes, and the statistics show this

Yes, Japan has the lowest murder rate but that does not prove that Japan having the death penalty is the cause of this low murder rate.

There is also no proof that would be killers "think again" before committing murder. Certain criminals do not spend a lot of time pondering their actions in advance.

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Posted in: 49ers-Seahawks showdown headlines road to Super Bowl See in context

How about them Cowboys. I am not counting my boys out

Even Jerry J is counting them out...the axe is being sharpened right now for the coach.

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Posted in: 49ers-Seahawks showdown headlines road to Super Bowl See in context

Prediction? Ravens get cold feet and blow their bye week by losing to Bills at home. 

I hope you are a good predictor then because I would love that outcome.

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Posted in: Survey reveals rudest behavior seen on trains and at stations this year See in context

Removing shoes and socks and picking at dead skin on feet to the extent a little hill of dead skin is left on the floor of the carriage.

Could not believe my eyes.

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Posted in: N Korea threat looms as leaders of China, Japan, S Korea meet See in context

 PM Abe, on the other hand, is an experienced man who knows how to handle situations like these.

Evidence of this please? He has not handles situations like that well at all. Hence we are at this point.

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Posted in: Tokyo police increase patrols in Shinjuku’s Kabukicho district See in context

Yet the touts act with impunity.

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Posted in: By getting involved in their lives outside of work, we wanted to prevent them from losing motivation. See in context

 a majority of the nurses accepted as part of the first intake in 2008 returned home.

When they found out what working in Japan was really like.

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Posted in: 2 Australian firefighters die as flames circle Sydney; PM cuts short Hawaii holiday See in context

I guess in an Australian summer one goes to Hawaii to cool off?

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Posted in: Head for heights See in context

Last job on earth I would sign up for. Don't know how they do it.

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Posted in: Putin calls Japan-U.S. security alliance a threat See in context

Japan will never get those islands back. Russia does not cede it's territory to others as long as Putin is in charge.

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