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Posted in: Schoolgirls chase suspected train groper and get timely assist from tripper See in context

Well done girls. Also thanks for taking the video. Also great job the guy that tripped him up.

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Posted in: 8 years on, contaminated water remains big problem for Fukushima clean-up See in context

*8 years on, contaminated water remains big problem for Fukushima clean-up*

Big ? Maybe very big or enormous, huge problem ?

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Posted in: Gov't panel finalizes draft to cut plastic waste by 25% by 2030 See in context

25% by 2030

How about 50% by 2025 ?

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Posted in: Swine fever spreads in Japan; gov't warns of 'extremely serious' phase See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

@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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Posted in: Tokyo court denies Ghosn's latest bail request See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn case rattles Japan's expat business community See in context

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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Posted in: UK's Hunt says Britain can flourish even without Brexit deal See in context

Jeremy Hunt praised for becoming first UK minister to give speech in Japanese

https://news.sky.com/story/jeremy-hunt-praised-for-becoming-first-uk-minister-to-give-speech-in-japanese-11501479

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Posted in: Japan hangs all 6 remaining Aum death row inmates See in context

"If you kill, then you must be killed"

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Posted in: Scrapping crippled Fukushima plant to cost Y220 bil annually See in context

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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Posted in: Fukui governor OKs restart of 2 nuclear reactors See in context

@ Stuart hayward Interesting ! "my small house is almost runs completely off grid, once I replace my old heating unit, I'll be 100% off grid. In time it can be done by anyone, homes," thanks !

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Posted in: Gov't says 70% of land suitable for nuclear waste disposal See in context

"Taking the map as an opportunity, "we hope to have communications (with municipalities) nationwide and earn the understanding of the public," he said."

LOL !!

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Posted in: Golden Week holiday travelers flood roads, train stations See in context

https://japantoday-asset.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com/img/store/aa/b4/35ee4e4eb94c04b89e0023498305bee1f671/trainpass/_w850.jpg

they all look so happy - it's Golden Week

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

It's very impressive - love it.

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Posted in: 17-year-old girl hit by train while using smartphone on platform See in context

Not so smart

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Posted in: Brexit shock more bad news for Abe See in context

@Blattamexiguus "Cue Abe blaming the complete failure of Abenomics on the Brexit vote." I agree - I was immediately thinking the same.

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Posted in: Japanese journalists accuse gov't of pressuring media See in context

2015 World Press Freedom Index (1) Finland (61) Japan

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Posted in: Japan restarts Takahama nuclear reactor See in context

"after a court ruled it was safe despite opposition from local residents." the reality is that nothing is safe in this world. Even crossing the road, let alone a nuclear reactor.

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Posted in: Ruling, opposition parties deadlocked over proposed security bill See in context

well spoken

“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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Posted in: Typhoon Goni hits Okinawa after killing 19 in Philippines See in context

We had a windy day here on Okinawa island. We were fortunate that it didn't hit us directly.

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Posted in: Nuclear regulator says there will be no repeat of Fukushima under new safety rules See in context

Japanese are known for obeying rules, so everything should be just fine.

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Posted in: Ginza monk See in context

I wonder how much the Buddhist monk collects in donations ?

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Posted in: Typhoon Nangka barrels toward Japan See in context

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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Posted in: Temperature tops 30 degrees in Tokyo for first time this year See in context

Here in Itoman (Okinawa) it's about 26-27 today.

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Posted in: Tropical storm moves toward Honshu See in context

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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Posted in: UFOs haven't invaded Japan, defense minister tells Diet See in context

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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Posted in: More than 890,000 new graduates start work See in context

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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Posted in: China says it hopes Japan will stay on 'path of peace' See in context

The whole world hopes China will get on the path to peace.

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Posted in: Abe says Japan will not restart nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100% See in context

****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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Posted in: SDF pilot arrested for taking photos up girl's skirt at train station See in context

"As inspector general, Katagiri had been in charge of enforcing sexual harassment prevention protocols"

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