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Posted in: Author Murakami wades into Japan-China island row See in context

I know what you mean, mikihouse. Does anyone know a high-profile person in china who's called for calm? If they have, they're even braver than murukami.

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Posted in: TEPCO head baffled by criticism of utility's role in nuclear disaster See in context

I wasn't worried about reactor 4 but now I am.

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Posted in: Whale of a time See in context


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Posted in: Suspect in train groping case escapes from police 'koban' by back door See in context

'police are investigating how a man was able to escape' . . . Hope they pursue all avenues of inquiry - the ventilation system? Filed through bars on the windows? Might have to call in a magician to figure out this latter-day Houdini's trick.

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Posted in: No. of fake marriages between Japanese, foreigners jumps by 49.2% See in context

In Japan, what's the difference between a real and fake marriage?

A fake marriage is based on money, with no physical or emotional intimacy, while a real marriage is . . .

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Posted in: S Korea may station troops on disputed islets: Yonhap See in context

Some readers treat this like a joke.

They're not even called Dokdo.

They're called the Wallaby Islands and they belong to Australia since they were discovered by Captain Cook when he got lost on his way home from the east coast of New Holland.

But we're prepared, in the interests of peace, to hand them over as gesture of good will to whichever North Asian country makes the least irritating dramas. Mongolia's a nose in front.

Oh, and we want Kashmir back, too (The Platypus Ranges).

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