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Posted in: Japan's middle class slowly sinking into poverty See in context

That is a point. I always find it strange that people here always seem to have cars, especially in the provinces, no matter how poor they are. I mean, even homeless people have cars here!

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Posted in: Kanto region experiences hottest day so far this year See in context

Using the air conditioner all the time will make you less toleret to the heat, making it seem all the more hotter when you eventually have to venture outside. I have noticed this especially with people who grew up with air conditioning. And when every man and his dog runs an air conditioner in the confines of Tokyo's high-density neighbourhoods, it just makes the surrounding air even hotter, especially on still nights. And what, with a hundred million people all running a now "essential" air conditioner to keep themselves cool from the added heat from everyone else running an air conditioner hey, we need a few dozen nuclear power plants just to keep them all going. And we all know what a fine mess that led to.

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Posted in: Basso cancer shock overshadows Tour de France mountain battle See in context

What on earth is "shock news Monday"? Speak English, man!

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Posted in: Japanese designer of soy-sauce bottle dies at 85 See in context

Upon seeing the headline,I was bracing myself for the first groaner of the day, most likely "iconic" , "icon" or other such cliche to make its ugly appearance, but it was sucessfully avoided by the rather clever use of "visual shorthand." My hat's off to the journalist who wrote this.

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Posted in: Toyota aims to make more than 10 million autos in 2014 See in context

Oh great. Just what the planet needs.

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