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Posted in: 2 elderly women jump to their deaths on rail tracks See in context

They also installed blue lighting and bird noises at many stations,

the birdnoises are for blind people to hear where stairs or the exit are If im not mistaken. I doubt it does little to prevent someone from suicide.

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Posted in: Abe vows to resolve N Korea abduction issue See in context

My mother always told me "don't make promises you can't keep".

Abe's list of vows is a long one. I wonder how many of his vows he actually realized.

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Posted in: What do you think of the new Japan Today design? See in context

I guess Japantodays priority was a mobile friendly website? in that case you succeeded but the desktop version is not friendly to say it nicely. ive emailed a couple of bugs and suggestions but I guess that wasnt appreciated from a regular user.

anyway 270 comments and 75% negative. Should give you an insight to if you are doing it right or not.

on and please fix the capslock issue on mobile phones, very annoying.

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Posted in: July 24 to be 'day of telework' to promote work-style change See in context

It's a nice idea on paper but the real thing is different ballgame. Many companies would have to distribute their special software to the employees home which is almost impossible with license restrictions.

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Posted in: Japan could send SDF to rescue nationals in Korean crisis: Inada See in context

A bit off topic perhaps, but didn't Inada resign?

Anyway if SK agrees with troop placement I don't see any problems.

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Posted in: Japan sees potential in solar power See in context

Please don't ruin the view with these floating panels. Besides I remember a story that floating farms were not that safe or bothersome on a sunny day due to the reflection of the sun.

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Posted in: Dentsu, branch offices face charges over extra work See in context

It is also investigating whether other employees were made to work illegal amounts of overtime.

That's a given. And also for 90% of the people in this country

The ministry appears to be struggling to find evidence clearly proving that senior officials of Japan's top advertisement agency were aware of the alleged illegal conduct, the sources said,

Of course they knew, but for them overwork is atarimae.

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Posted in: 2 Chinese women sought over vandalism at Meiji Shrine See in context

I want to know their reasoning behind this? They traveled all the way to Okinawa, Kyoto, Tokyo etc. so this action looks quite important for them. And why only such a little fluid? If they wanted to damage the shrines, fire would have more effect no?

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Posted in: N Korea may be capable of sarin-loaded missile attack: Abe See in context

There is a thing called proof!!!! We needs it, otherwise stop fear-mongering.

But as MarkX said, its just to draw away from his scandals.

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Posted in: Gov't approves Osaka's bid to host 2025 World Expo See in context

Sadayuki Sakakibara, the chief of the Japan Business Federation, heads the bidding committee

Hmmmmm sounds legit.

Osaka has proposed to hold the event on the artificial island of Yumeshima over a period of 185 days between May and November 2025, with estimates that it could benefit the economy by 1.9 trillion yen ($17 billion), while 28 million to 30 million people are expected to visit the fair. “It will bring significant economic impact to our country,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a press conference after the Cabinet approved Osaka’s bid.

Yeah like the Tokyo Olympics? False expectations. Also, the last one was held in Banpaku Expo Osaka and look whats left of it now? Where did all that money go?

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Posted in: A dash of bugs with that? Insect-topped noodles sell out in Tokyo See in context

1500 yen for a bowl of ramen???

But i'd like to try it out. I believe bugs for food are going to become more and more common. Lots of good proteins in some bugs.

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Posted in: U.S. told Japan before Trump-Xi talks of option to strike N Korea See in context

Eeesh, hope they don't do anything irrational, Japan can not and should not be involved in any confrontation.

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Posted in: Severed crow head found on tree branch at Kobe school known for infamous 1997 murder See in context

No information has been publicly released about where the man now lives or where he works.

So much unfairness in this story. Why havent the books been pulled? Why havent the parents demanded the profit of the book from the publisher. Why was his punishment so low since the guy (according to wiki) killed 2 people and attacked 3 girls. Definitely NOT ready for society.

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Posted in: Potato chip shortage due to typhoon damage in Hokkaido See in context

Pay 300 yen for a Japanese bag of chips with only 5 pieces or 800 yen for a full Lay's chips bag. Life is unfair.

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Posted in: Police inspector arrested for assaulting station employee over train delay See in context

the ones who engage in this sort of behavior should get double the punishment.

YES! I keep saying this. Police who commit a crime should get harder punishments than regular people.

With the amount of felonies committed by the police in Japan I wonder if keisatsu shouldn't fall under the bouryokudan category.

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Posted in: Japan's population projected to shrink 30% by 2065 See in context

People saying here "Good, less crowded". Urban city's will never get less crowded. If people pass away or room opens up in the urban areas what do you think will happen? People from inaka will come to fill those spots. If you really want some space, you have to live in inaka.

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Posted in: Full bloom See in context

@zichi: The mint opened today. Worth going there as well.

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Posted in: As streaming booms, songs getting faster: study See in context

And as a musician, while I primarily play my own music, sometimes I love to do an interpretation of other people's.

Do you make money of it? Then thats ok. I hate it when an idol, boyband or some rapper destroys a classic and gets paid for it. Sure, they got the rights but its just riding the wave of the creator.

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Posted in: As streaming booms, songs getting faster: study See in context

Why it still sells, why these songs are covered by the millions of artists out there

Covering should be verboten. Make your own music, be creative.

Streaming services are killing creativity in favor of practicality in music.

Before I get into this comment, could you elaborate? Isn't a streaming service similar to radio just that you can listen to music anytime anywhere? So your comment might hold some water but can also be said for radio, which nowadays just keeps repeating the same 20 terrible commercial tracks 100 times a day.

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Posted in: Foreigners in Japan face significant levels of discrimination, survey shows See in context

At least I don't hear the "If you don't like it, go back to where you are from" anymore.

The missus says it, almost every day.

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Posted in: Trump, Abe discuss N Korean missile launch in phone talks See in context

"Abe, North Korea is bad, very very bad. I will tell you all about it on our next golftrip."

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Posted in: Stats on entertainment businesses show accelerating pace of decline See in context

There were 12,149 pachinko shops in 2012; last year, the figure was down by more than 1,000, to 10,986.

Woohooo. Hurray for this trend.

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Posted in: Another temple found possibly vandalized with liquid See in context

just don't understand the purpose of doing that.

Religious fanatics? People that hate temples? Copycats? Maybe even people who are tired of tourists and try to ruin it so that less visitors come? Or....just....simply for the pleasure of destroying things (vandals).

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Posted in: Japanese high school students fail to meet English proficiency target See in context

suggestions from " experts" including foreign language professionals are thought & discussed ,

Who are these experts and are they really listened to? Every year the same article but nothing changes. I think its because of the test. All the Japanese students focus on is to score great on the test but that doesnt mean their communication skill is great. They need to change the test and of course the lesson material obviously, but MEXT etc dont have a clue because they're all old people.

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Posted in: Minister yells at press after he criticizes remaining Fukushima evacuees See in context

This guy and then the guy that was carried over a puddle, and the guy that said evacuees should hurry up and leave the shelters etc etc, the government is full with these nitwits. Disgusting to have nitwits like these in important positions.

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Posted in: Colorful cover See in context

Nice one Zichi!

Hope other users will follow your lead.

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Posted in: Colorful cover See in context

Nakameguro again? Hey JT, not to whine but how about a nice sakura photo NOT in Tokyo? Shouldn't be hard. Im sure you have readers in other parts of Japan that would be willing to supply some nice sakura photos.

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Posted in: 11 killed, 45 injured in St Petersburg metro blast; 2nd bomb defused See in context

Probably ISIS, in retaliation for Russia helping to liberate Aleppo.

Actually some people say they are terrorists from Dagestan or Chechnya. But who knows. Russia has made many enemies.

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Posted in: Air-hanami: Could flower-viewing without flowers be next trend? See in context

Hmmm air-hanami sounds more like doing hanami outside but without any sakura blossoming and lets be honest aren't most people going to hanami for just the drinks anyway.

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Posted in: Space saver See in context

Yeah, I like hanami but not like this. And those fugly blue sheets, ugh.

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