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Posted in: Japan's whale catch falls short as fleet heads home See in context

It's unfortunate that we'll have to miss out on some great publications featuring mindblowing science now that the ICR is short on their quota. A great loss for the scientific community .. .. ..

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Posted in: 50 reasons Tokyo is the world's greatest city See in context

Fun write up,enjoyed the sensationalisms to some extent.

tkoind2 - Visit Seattle or a long list of other first tier cities world wide and you will soon discover what real quality of life looks lik

Hey joker, please show me the 50 reasons Seattle is the world's greatest city!

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Posted in: Quake researchers warn of Tokyo's 'Big One' See in context

Choiwaruoyaji we already wellnigh pity thee.

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Posted in: Quake researchers warn of Tokyo's 'Big One' See in context

Before I was born I was dead for millions of years and it wasn't so bad, notwithstanding I try to keep a hard hat & survival kit at an arm's length at home and work.

As far as I know, no earthquake has ever really been predicted accurately, scientifically, up front; this whole prediction seems based on pachinko-logic to me; like putting your stack on red when playing roulette. Gotta be right some time, eh?

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Posted in: Delta Air Lines See in context

Honestly boring, textbook answers. Do the 296 flights per week include code-shared flights? Man I hate those! Like the JAL/AA-ones; talk about service-quality asymmetry!

I find that Delta flight attendants have attitude problems at times; but truth be told this goes for more US airlines. Their In-Flight Safety video is charming though http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgpzUo_kbFY#t=1m52s

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Posted in: One dead, 4 wounded in Ohio school shooting See in context

Terrible, unnecessary incident--my feelings go out towards the victims and their family & friends. Will this ever stop?

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Posted in: China to increase defense spending by 11.2% in 2012 See in context

How much did the cost of maintaining China's army increase?

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Posted in: Emperor leaves hospital after heart bypass surgery See in context

Emperor get well!

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Posted in: Zaccheroni under attack after Japan's 2nd straight loss See in context

Everybody hates losing!

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Posted in: Reaching for the sky See in context

Men only ceremony?

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Posted in: S Korean president urges Japan to resolve sex slave issue See in context

Isn't there more to gain than to lose here, regardless of how you look at it; Japan will be the big brother anyway. It all sounds like an enticing "Please, do this for us and gain a friend?" deal to me. Their respective economic markets would respond favorably and both economies need it!

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Posted in: Air Yoshinoya See in context

Guess it might lure some innocent(?) foreign tourists into the domestic Yoshinoya's. While I am no big fan of YN, at least you get what you pay for.

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Posted in: 3.11 - WHAT WERE YOU DOING THAT DAY? See in context

In fact, I was in Tokyo working with radioactive material. Within 20 minutes after the earthquake, me and my co-workers were--ignorantly--back at work. Only to be ousted by some of the bigger aftershocks a few minutes later. It took several hours before we became aware of the tragedy unfolding up north. I had to stay at work that night and walked back the next morning (about 15 miles). The sky that day was incredibly clear and I remember seeing Fuji-san for the first time from Tokyo while crossing a river.

I am still surprised how we all foolishly went back to work without thinking strangely of it. Either way, we were lucky; nothing really happened in Tokyo besides running out of toilet paper.

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Posted in: Science overturns view of humans as naturally 'nasty' See in context

Circumstances make them foul or friendly, a fact you can verify by flying an American airline and then one of the better Asian airlines.

Oh the wittiness Kabukilover, like it--much!

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Posted in: Gov't wants to replace entire TEPCO board See in context

Wonder who the black sheep at the helm will be.

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Posted in: Face-off See in context

I'd love a Sento-kun mask, anyone seen any?

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Posted in: Face-off See in context

haha Serrano, good one!

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Posted in: Berlusconi cleared by statute of limitations See in context

Glad I'm not Italian, the guy is a disgrace to the entire Italian nation. He made Kim Jong-il look like a kitten--only Bush could really compete with him.

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Posted in: Ishihara agrees with Nagoya mayor's Nanjing massacre denial See in context

My uncle was killed in a Japanese prison camp, in Burma--I hope that today's youth is aware of the atrocities that happened during WWII, beyond the A-bombs, as to prevent it from happening again. Ishihara/Kawamura need to take it down a notch or two.

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Posted in: Things that foreigners find annoying about life in Japan See in context

Nicky Washida - I have read most of this thread to my husband and he has laughed till the tears run down his face

Inspired by this thread I went out to find a similar discussion were foreigners were reflecting on their annoyances with my native country. I reacted just as Nicky's husband, I spent 30 minutes laughing with tears rolling over my cheeks non-stop. The posts were spot on 99% of the time--unfortunately! :-).

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Posted in: Ishihara agrees with Nagoya mayor's Nanjing massacre denial See in context

Guess Ishihara consider that it was all in the name of science, so it can't be considered a massacre?

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Posted in: Park life See in context

JapanGal: Have any of you posters ever considered going down to the local convenient store, buying a bunch of rice balls and handing them out?*

Don't do this, I've tried something like this once and embarrassed the person involved and in turn myself.

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Posted in: Some Japanese customs that may confuse foreigners See in context

I agree with some of the other posters; JT is going over the top with them vs us topics. It's nice for reflection every now and then, but this just pure overkill. Cut it out!

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Posted in: Japanese whalers under new attack by Sea Shepherd See in context

"Scientific whaling" in the Antarctic sea for research purposes is a loophole to internationally agreed moratoria on whaling--and a disgrace to Japanese science. If they'd just whale there straight up, without pretense, I would respect them for it! (But they wouldn't last a day!)

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Posted in: Crown prince says emperor needs to reduce duties See in context

I love his imperial majesty, and wish him all the best and rest.

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Posted in: Wakayama court clears anti-dolphin hunt activist See in context

luap, I don't think Japan lies awake at night caring about a country that is hard to find even when given a map.

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Posted in: Interracial marriages in U.S. hit new high: 1 in 12 See in context

White-Hispanic couples ..... Whaaaaat?!?!

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Posted in: Japan launches global 'thank you' poster campaign See in context

I guess this poster was selected by the same panel that decided on Sento-kun :D

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Posted in: Japan launches global 'thank you' poster campaign See in context

Japan launches global 'thank us' poster campaign

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Posted in: Japan launches global 'thank you' poster campaign See in context

A picture of 渡辺 杏, a 日の丸 and a thank you would have been great!

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