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Posted in: Japan to require unintended acceleration prevention tech in new cars See in context

sakurasuki, don't worry. I don't think roadkill is going anywhere. Unless crows and tanuki are considered sizeable objects by the system.

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Posted in: Japan to build anti-tourist fence at another Mount Fuji viewpoint See in context

When is Japan going to make a giant dome to cover all of Fuji-san and charge admission to get in the dome for premium tours?

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Posted in: Tokyo Gov Koike asked to stop plan to remake park, baseball stadium See in context

The plan for the Jingu Gaien area calls for razing a famous baseball stadium...

Razing? Are they using artillery or missile strikes to bring it down?

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Posted in: IAEA team gathers marine samples near Fukushima See in context


independent scientists measuring radioactivity of local seafood seems like the most straightforward thing possible. Multiple countries should be involved in the testing

If I recall correctly, multiple countries were invited to join the comission and be involved in testing. China rejected the offer. At the very least, they would've been able to verify what standards are being used and that tests are being done to their satisfaction.

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Posted in: Kyoto wants to add extra charges for tourists to use city buses See in context

Does this mean all tourists?

How can they tell which one is tourist which foreigners who reside in Japan?

From the article:

It’s worth noting that the revised system would not only charge higher prices for travelers visiting Japan from abroad, but also Japanese citizens/residents visiting from other parts of the country. Even people living in other parts of Kyoto Prefecture would be subject to the higher rates, as the proposal divides riders into two groups, Kyoto City residents and tourists.

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Posted in: Trump digs in on election lies, downplays Jan 6 violence, insults accuser during CNN town hall event See in context

Trump was articulate and accurate.

Very difficult to associate either of these things with Trump.

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Posted in: Mexico clobbers U.S. 11-5; Australia beats Czech Republic 8-3 in World Baseball Classic See in context

There's a mistake on the player's name in the article.

oey Meneses hit two...

Moderator: Thank you. It has been corrected.

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Posted in: Australia to rescue families of Islamic State fighters from Syria See in context

Why don't they just annex the territory occupied by their countrymen? That seems to be the way to do it nowadays.

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Posted in: Court orders TEPCO to pay ¥73.5 million over Fukushima nuclear crisis See in context

Given that the plaintiffs had received compensation in the form of a monthly consolation fee of 100,000 yen from TEPCO through August 2012, the court ruled that most of the damages awarded in its ruling have already been paid.

What a nonruling.

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Posted in: Ukraine talks yield no breakthrough as Russians slowly advance toward Kyiv See in context

Now very one is just posturing. Ukraine could say it won’t join the military alliance of NATO, and Putin would have an out and civilians would stop dying. No compromises and stubbornness means death to innocent civilians. Is that a fair trade? I think not.

Wasn't this the argument for appeasement with Nazi Germany? That didn't work out so well. If Ukrainians believe in their fight against Russia and are willing protect their sovereignty, who are you to tell them to give in? Don't forget who invaded the country because reasons.

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Posted in: Subaru buyers in U.S. caught up in right-to-repair fight over autos See in context

I'm Canadian. So not no. The US is not the rest of the world.

It's fine that you're a Canadian, but did you miss the part of the article where this issues is specifically in Massachusetts, which is in the USA? You're right, the US isn't the rest of the world, but this article is entirely about Subaru's operation in the USA.

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Posted in: Where the wild things are: Escaping to Kochi See in context


Yes, I believe so. But as far as I understand it's kind of ceremonial.

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Posted in: Japan's sanctions over Ukraine counterproductive, says Russian envoy See in context

You keep dangling that carrot, Russia...

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Posted in: Elementary school teacher under fire after selling students’ personal info online See in context

Sounds like he was baited by someone trying to get him fired.

What a dummy.

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Posted in: British PM Johnson denies lying about lockdown party See in context

Isn't it his job to know the rules? As prime minister, I assume he's meant to be leading (?) the government, the people who make and enforce the rules. It always cracks me up when these clowns say "Nobody told me!" or "I didn't know!"

Somebody told you about it and said it was a byob. Common sense would tell you it was at the very least a bad idea to attend. He is a buffoon.

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Posted in: In your experience, how hard or easy is it to get a driver's license in Japan? What were the written and driving tests like? See in context

I didn't have the hassles that other commenters had, but can agree that it's scam. I failed 4 times for whatever made up reason. On the 4th attempt, the "instructor" said 'You were close today. I think you'll pass next time.' Easy money.

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Posted in: Man arrested in Yoshinoya restaurant standoff sent to prosecutors See in context


Oh, so I guess it's impossible for him to have brought his own metal knife then....

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Posted in: Japan struggling to bring forward vaccine booster shots See in context


While I don't doubt Pfizer is less than altruistic, I somehow have a hard time believing they were hurting for revenue before the pandemic and will run out of money if mass vaccinations stop.

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Posted in: Train driver sues JR West for ¥56 deducted pay over one-minute delay See in context

“So you can reduce someone’s salary by one minute, but you can’t pay overtime in one-minute increments as well?”

This. It should be a two way street if that's how they're going to play.

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Posted in: U.S. judge rules for United Airlines in employee vaccine dispute See in context

Disagree that the government should force companies to set these rules.

If the government didn't force companies to set safety rules, there would be very little of them and work safety would be worse off. Ever read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair?

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Posted in: Baldwin was told gun was 'cold' before movie set shooting See in context

Live gun or no, it still does not explain why Baldwin was pointing it at Hutchins

If the article is to be believed, she was behind the camera doing her job. Just about every movie with gunfights features multiple scenes with actors shoot towards the camera.

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Posted in: Osaka immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner See in context

Does that mean that the judge can choose to view the evidence or not view it?

It even happens in the US and other countries. Judges can review and deem evidence inadmissible, meaning the court won't see it. I imagine the judge has seen the video.

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Posted in: Japan unable to link deaths to withdrawn batches of Moderna vaccine See in context

Just a question, and I'm genuinely curious.

If it was the stainless steel particles that killed the men, then why doesn't any other medical procedure using stainless steel implants regularly kill people?

Considering the vaccine isn't administered into a vein, the particles wouldn't go to the heart.

Wouldn't they just eventually be pushed out of the body as skin regenerates?

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Posted in: Opposition proposes cash handouts, vaccine priority for teachers See in context

Giving vaccine priority to teachers is already a practice used by many prefectures/towns...

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Posted in: Man gets 9 years in prison for fatal assault of 9-month-old daughter See in context

the defense team claimed that the defendant “was frustrated because the child wouldn’t bond with him.”

The child has known the world for just 9 months. As a parent, YOU bond with the child. Not the other way around. Beating a child teaches it that violence is an acceptable way of "bonding" with others. Maybe he should've learned some actual parenting technique instead of caveman brutality.

Seeing these stories in the news makes me frustrated and sick. Parenting is a 24/7 responsibility. Children are not pets, playthings, or luxuries. They have no obligation to make you happy.

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Posted in: Japanese police struggling with growing number of 'CAN invaders' used to steal luxury cars See in context


cant most modern cars be tracked by gps? I have an app for my car that shows me exactly where it is. Simply show the cops and they can track the thieves.

The thieves must know this as well, so they'd be pretty stupid to bring the cars back to their homes or base of operations.

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context


Yes it is magnetic it contains iron!

You try sticking a magnet to food/medical grade stainless steel. It wont work. You can go to a DIY test it out yourself for free. Find a magnet in the store, bring it to piece of stainless steel and try sticking it on.

Even if it has iron, the other metals mixed in to produce stainless changed the magnetic properties.

How would something injected into the muscle of the arm ( not a vein) reach the heart?

More likely the body will leave it where it is or work it out to the skin's surface.

Maybe you're not familiar with the Iron Man movie which Kenchi and I were referencing. But the premise is that Tony Stark uses a miniature arc reactor implant to prevent shrapnel from reaching his heart and killing him.

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Posted in: Moderna says COVID vaccines sent to Japan contained stainless steel particles See in context


stainless steel…

so now those who have received tainted ejections will require miniature arc reactors?

Stainless steel isn't magnetic, so I doubt Tony Stark's arc reactor would do anything to stop the fragments from reaching the heart. I did get a chuckle out of the idea though.

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Posted in: Boxes of unused COVID-19 medical goods dumped at Tokyo Olympics See in context

This kind of thing happens with so many events, and I always think it's such a waste when useful stuff is tossed out just because it wasn't used before the event finished. It's even more shameful that it was useful goods for fighting the pandemic.

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Posted in: Top court upholds death penalty for 'black widow' serial killer See in context

Put those gallows to work..

What century are we living?

I don't necessarily disagree with the death penalty, but to actively cheer for its use is pretty morbid.

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