*8 years on, contaminated water remains big problem for Fukushima clean-up*
Big ? Maybe very big or enormous, huge problem ?
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25% by 2030
How about 50% by 2025 ?
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A typical pig factory generates the same amount of raw waste as a city of 12,000 people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, raising animals for food is the number-one source of water pollution.
The Union of Concerned Scientists lists meat-eating as the second-biggest environmental hazard facing the Earth. (Number one is fossil-fuel vehicles.) Globally, animal agriculture is responsible for more greenhouse gases than all the world’s transportation systems combined.
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@AkieToday 10:34 am JST
"John, needless to say that I have full confidence in Japanese laws and all decisions based on them."
This statement gave me a good laugh - are you serious?
Or maybe you are just teasing us or maybe joking ??
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Mark Karpeles (French businessman) also spent some time in the detention center in Tokyo.
"I wouldn't want this on anyone," Karpeles told CNN. "Not my worst enemy, not even humanity's worst enemy."
Karpeles said he lost 77 pounds (34 kgs) in custody. After the interrogation period came seven months in solitary confinement at a pre-trial detention center in Tokyo.
He remembers every detail of his windowless 6-square-meter (65-square-foot) cell, which had tatami floors, a sink, a toilet, and a small table on which he kept his journal.
Karpeles said he was forced to sit upright in a corner for some ten hours a day. If guards caught him slouching or napping, they would shout through the door. Once, when he failed to comply, he was taken to the padded "punishment room" where his hands were tied behind his back and he was kept on the floor for several hours.
He was released on bail more than two years ago, but he says he's still adjusting to life on the outside.
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Carole Ghosn, his wife, issued a statement Thursday
“I am pleading with the Japanese authorities to provide us with any information at all about my husband’s health,” Mrs. Ghosn said. “We are fearful and very worried his recovery will be complicated while he continues to endure such harsh conditions and unfair treatment.”
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Jeremy Hunt praised for becoming first UK minister to give speech in Japanese
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Could someone please check my calculations ?
It doesn't sound right to me.
Y220 bil annually
= approx 600,000,000 Y per day ! (600 million)
= approx 25,000,000 Y per hour ! (25 million)
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"Taking the map as an opportunity, "we hope to have communications (with municipalities) nationwide and earn the understanding of the public," he said."
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they all look so happy - it's Golden Week
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Not so smart
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2015 World Press Freedom Index (1) Finland (61) Japan
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“Japan is now heading toward war, blindly following the United States. The bills are against the constitution,” said 55-year-old Makiko Inui as she stood in the rain outside parliament.
“Prime Minister Abe is wrong in his way of trying to build peace. We must oust Abe or Japan could be destroyed.”
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We had a windy day here on Okinawa island. We were fortunate that it didn't hit us directly.
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Japanese are known for obeying rules, so everything should be just fine.
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6 p.m. Thursday, July 16, Japan time: Nangka is rapidly losing its power as it tracks north toward projected landfall over southeastern Kyushu about 1 to 2 a.m. Friday. It barely remains a Category 1-equivalent typhoon, http://www.stripes.com/blogs/pacific-storm-tracker/pacific-storm-tracker-1.257110/typhoon-11w-nangka-41-1.356158
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Here in Itoman (Okinawa) it's about 26-27 today.
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This was a very mild typhoon which only lasted about 6 hours here in Itoman (Okinawa). Hardly any rain, mostly a bit of wind. During the typhoon I could see people walking around and at lunch time the sun was shining. No problem.
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Pilots also don't always report sightings as they can sometimes lose their job..http://ufo-case-review-japan-airlines-flight-1628-1986.webeden.co.uk/
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890,000 new graduates I hope they make it It's not an easy journey http://a-week-in-the-life-of-a-tokyo-salary-man.webeden.co.uk/
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The whole world hopes China will get on the path to peace.
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****Japan will not restart closed-down nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100% Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Monday.
Nothing in this world is 100% safe - let alone Japanese nuclear plants !
Good-bye Mr Abe
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"As inspector general, Katagiri had been in charge of enforcing sexual harassment prevention protocols"
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