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Posted in: U.S. military in Japan unveil Global Hawk surveillance drone See in context

Yep, bigger than the predator which is also big.

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Posted in: Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker See in context

Looks like she is following the required dress codes for each country/occasion.

Saudi has different requirements for guests and locals.

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Posted in: Abandoned railroads in spotlight as tourist attractions See in context

Making them into green walking paths worked well in my town.

There used to be a factory, after WWII the site became a Baseball stadium.

Trains from the factory were still running connecting the stadium with a major line(2 stations).

Site is now a big park and where the tracks used to run are nice shady paths with pocket parks, etc.

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Posted in: Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion See in context

In my country we get 9 weeks summer vacation between the end and start of a new school year(2 semesters).

Japanese summer school vacation is mid school year between 2 tri-mesters.

How does australia, etc in the southern hemisphere handle it as their summer is around X-Mas

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Posted in: SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision Fund raises $93 bil See in context

Mileage varies. Truly depends on the needs and packages.

Granted Docomo has the biggest selection of handsets and I use my tablet more than my keitai. Softbank took over NTT/Flets.

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Posted in: SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision Fund raises $93 bil See in context

Max of 12.000/month for keitai and fiber/wifi connection.

AU ripped me off more, don't start on Docomo.

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Posted in: SoftBank-Saudi high-tech Vision Fund raises $93 bil See in context

Not really in my experience as a customer WIFi and 20GB for my Keitai.

Son himself said that they could do without charging for calls and more.

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Posted in: Tokyo police urge go-kart tour companies to improve safety measures See in context

Friend of mine used to race Cart and he agrees not just on seatbelt but also on Helmet and neck protectors.

They have 4 wheels so no helmet needed, ditto for Trikes and Sidecars here.

Not sure if a scooter licence(various cc) will be enough. 2 vs more wheels but guess no-one truly checks or cares.

Plus, it is a folliow the leader(like ducks) kind of tour. Boring, IMHO, you can rent race-carts at various tracks in Saitama and Chiba.

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Posted in: 'They’re full': Restaurant worker arrested for obstructing competing businesses See in context

Seen similar here for years.

Guys/gals pulling/directing you into another place.

Law is supposed to restrict them how far away they can advertise, hand out fliers.

Kind of reminds me of the old Prostitution laws where they couldn't cross painted lines/strips but were fine as long as on them.

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Posted in: How long has it been since you wrote or received a hand-written letter? See in context

Hmm, maybe 27yrs.

Never was a big writer of letters.

Prefer e-mail over SNS, been using Voice/Video chat mostly. Free as all my global family and friends adopted fiber early.

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Posted in: Apple growers in Japan see opportunities in cider business See in context

Love Cidre/Cider, the alcoholic version like Hunters Gold, Strongbow, etc.

Luckily my local import liquor store has a nice selection of all types of stuff.

Lemon/Citrus Chu-Hi fills in when I am out of Cider.

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Posted in: Kansai Electric restarts reactor at Takahama nuclear plant See in context

My Home-Country is still free of nuclear.

Yes, the generation itself is clean but even the newer/safer plant designs haven't done anything to reduce the generated waste.

My country had a good plan to entomb the waste in concrete inside abandoned salt mines. Still we voted against it.

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Posted in: Duolingo introduces new way to learn Japanese See in context

My language school taught us kana from the start, kanji soon after.

They help compile the JLPT every year.

Both kana sets can easily be mastered in 2 weeks, 100 kanji also come fast.

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Posted in: 16-year-old girl arrested over death of newborn daughter See in context

They should have sex-ed here like we do overseas(age 12-13).

Not just the biology, mechanics but prevention and more.

We had a rather embarassed young biology teacher, got awkward when we corrected her on some points.

Not a taboo subject back home(within family).

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Posted in: Japanese collector pays record $110.5 mil for Basquiat painting at New York auction See in context

Not my style of Art.

But it is worth what people are willing to pay for it.

If he is happy all is good.

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Posted in: Japanese essayist, TV newscaster Sawako Agawa announces first marriage at 63 See in context

You can register additional names(Kanji, etc) but need to show proof that you are actually using it like correspondence, etc.

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Posted in: Hard at work See in context

Agreed, kick them out at a given time and maybe a rise in the population could happen.

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Posted in: Man arrested after jumping onto tracks over trouble on train See in context

Agree, idiot. Spilled drink, offer to pay for cleaning, etc.

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Posted in: Bangladesh police arrest 27 youths over homosexuality See in context

One of the reasons why I gave up christianity nearly 40yrs ago.

Buddhism has no god/gods or commandments that force a way of living/thought onto us.

Zen is a mixture of 2 religions buddhism and taoism hence not true buddhism.

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Posted in: Man held for setting 2 police officers on fire in Okinawa See in context

Police are not allowed to just draw and shoot like overseas.

Strict rules as to when and how they can use them.

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Posted in: Many rites await Princess Mako and Komuro before their marriage See in context

I would assume it is one-way, as with one of my ancestors(Duke) who lost his title, castle, etc.

Visited the castle some 30+yrs ago.

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Posted in: Japanese essayist, TV newscaster Sawako Agawa announces first marriage at 63 See in context

My J-Wife kept her surname after we married, we met & married overseas during our travels.

No problems, know a few J-Ladies who still use their maiden name.

Anyway best of luck to the couple.

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Posted in: What's in a Japanese name? See in context

My son is Brightness of the morning, since we didn't want to know the sex we chose other kanji for a girl same meaning.

Being western my 1st name means Rock/Stone.

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Posted in: Man held for setting 2 police officers on fire in Okinawa See in context

Not sure that pour is correct, sounds more like thrown/splashed from a cup or similar container.

One hand for cup, other lighter.

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Posted in: Fuji TV starts 'Kintame English' on YouTube channel See in context

Speechless.

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Posted in: Foreign detainees go on hunger strike at Nagoya immigration facility See in context

Fuchu is a high Security prison for murderers, etc and large.

Smaller prisons around like Shibuya, etc.?

Tokyo detention facility is in Shinagawa with the Immigration offices, might be different per prefecture.

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Posted in: Foreign detainees go on hunger strike at Nagoya immigration facility See in context

Zichi is right.

Immigration detention and prison are separate.

Come to Japan and check for yourself.

And a 17yr old documemtary, lol.

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Posted in: Oita zoo names baby monkey Piko after PPAP singer See in context

If the monkey isn't offended neither am I.

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Posted in: Oita zoo names baby monkey Piko after PPAP singer See in context

You mean like the J-Rock Band called Yellow Monkey?

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Posted in: Princess Mako to get engaged See in context

Not the 1st to marry a commoner and lose her Title.

Best of luck to them.

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