True Okinawa. I assuming you are American. Unless you are 100 percent native american, you or your ancestors immigrated to the U.S. too. What gives with the selfishness? Was taking immigrants after WW2 and the Viet Nam war stupidity?
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The changes are most likely caused by the stress from trees worrying about radiation. Perhaps these trees have a view through a house window that shows fear mongering reports on tv.
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Drinking one cup sake on the train. Hanging out at tachi-nomi. Going to some kind of fuzoku establishment on a regular basis.
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Great. The Abe governmet can join Canadas Harper government as a totalitarian regime. Here in Canada scientists are muzzled from speaking the truth and if your organiztion (eg. bird watchers newsletter) speaks out against government policy, Harper sicks Revenue Canada on you for an audit. I dont know which government is worse. ABe should compare notes with Harper. Could shut those newspapers up with an audit. Shoot! Gotta run. There is a knock on the door. Probably the Feds. Long live the union!
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Kodera River in Yamagata.
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Posted in: Which sports, when they are played well, do you find the most exciting to watch, and which sports do you find so boring that you can't understand how anyone could find them interesting? See in context
Hockey, hands down. The speed of the game cannot be matched. Soccer can be exciting if the players don`t take dives every five seconds.
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Posted in: In Japan, women are usually kept in hospital for up to a week after giving birth, while in the West, if there are no complications, mothers usually go home the next day, or even less, as was the case See in context
Yes, it is probably a money issue for the most part. However, I think culturally, it may be that Japanese men are nearly useless around the home and as soon as the woman comes back home, she would be right back to work, serving said useless husband. Could also be that young Japanese women are largely ignorant about child rearing, and the week in the hospital gives staff a chance to teach the new mothers a few things. I know my wife`s time in the hospital was quite informative.
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It can`t. Same as in any political environment.
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After having been through the Fukushima disaster(s), take it from me, please have a plan. It could mean everything to you (and your family). Keep a stock of food, water and emergency supplies and have a rallying and exit plan in effect. Don`t be caught short.
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MapleG. Unfortunately, prices seem to be set so that they end up being rounded up. I almost never have a bill that is rounded down.
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Canada got rid of its penny. It sucks. Nine times out of ten the price gets rounded up. Consumers lose.
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Onsens, tachi-nomi, fuzoku, yaki-imo trucks, kids calling out "ohayo" in the morning on their way to school, the countryside and quaint small villages, swerving around snakes while cycling on tanbo-michi, idobatakaigi, one cup sake, keep-bottles at izakaya and snacks, beautiful ladies on the streets. Just to name a few more.
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Like him or not, the guy is doing good things.
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Yep. Exactly why they sent Horiemon up the river. Status quo! Status quo! Conform! Conform!
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Id take this guys job over mine anyday. Whats he driving in that picture? A DeLorean?
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Send some of these thug cops up the river where they belong. They can no longer feel like they can get away with murder.
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sandiegoluv. Like it or not, these events occurred. You could search them one by one if you like. I have no problem with these vets expressing the feelings on the war, but dont come out with statements alluding that Americas hands are clean. Btw, my country is America.
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“You can’t have a high-ranking country today if you’re not willing to face your past. They have to admit their failures. If they admit their failures, then by golly they deserve to have the best.” The pot calling the kettle black extraordinaire. http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/grossmaz/interventions.html
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“You can’t have a high-ranking country today if you’re not willing to face your past. They have to admit their failures. If they admit their failures, then by golly they deserve to have the best.” Not to diminish what these guys went through and what they achieved in WW2 but come on. Laying it on a bit thick considering what the U.S. has done. The llist of their atrocities is a mile long and no, they have not faced them openly and honestly.
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This is a pretty narrow list. For one, grouping Tohoku into one place to visit is very odd. Tohoku is huge and each area has its own unique aspects. At the end of the article it mentions the late Alan Booth`s Roads to Sata. Written back in the 70s I think but it is a fantastic read. I highly recommend it.
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The big wedding hats that women wear at a traditional Shinto wedding are to hide the horns of the ogre that is about to emerge once the knot is tied. What is all this nonsense about finding out before you marry the woman?
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The last (and last) time I ate at Taco Bell it was one of the most disgusting meals I have ever eaten. Stay away Japan.
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JapanGal. That`s if you are lucky enough to be making 1000 Yen per hour. My wife still makes less than that. And many people make even less than her.
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Will have no impact. The majority of workers are still underemployed in part-time or temp postions with no benefits, and they will not see this increase. Mininum wage is still at horribly low levels. The government is trying to force inflation to make themselves look good at the expense of the little guy.
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