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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..

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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

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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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Posted in: Hokkaido experiences highest temperatures in 90 years See in context

Amazingly hot in Hokkaido. Okinawa was 28 C

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Posted in: 78-year-old woman dies after X-ray at hospital See in context

September 19th, 2013 UPDATE: An article published in the September issue of the Journal of Patient Safety estimates that there are between 210,000 and 400,000 deaths per year associated with medical errors in hospitals. That would make medical errors the third-leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer.

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Posted in: M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert issued See in context

@ebisenAPR. 18, 2014 - 09:21AM JST RedMango - at least did she shout in English? :) good point - thanks !

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Posted in: M4.7 quake jolts Kanto region; no tsunami alert issued See in context

I was having an English lesson with my student (using the telephone) who lives in Hachioji & suddenly she shouts "Earthquake". I am in Okinawa so obviously i felt nothing. Be careful. The same thing happened Sunday evening while speaking with another student who lives in Kanagawa.

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Posted in: M6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa See in context

ANOTHER pretty big one here in Okinawa @ 11:28 am

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Posted in: M6.7 earthquake hits north of Okinawa See in context

I was sitting in my van after just buying some bananas in the supermarket & my van started shaking from side to side. But after living in the Kanto area for several years this Okinawa earthquake didn't seem so big.The time was 5:11 am

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Posted in: Missing Sapporo girl rescued from confinement; man arrested See in context

some good news

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Posted in: Mobile market See in context

looks like a good outdoor job. maybe better than sitting in front of a PC all day clicking. does one need a license to do this ? how to start ?

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Posted in: Temperatures plummet across much of Japan See in context

Also colder here in Okinawa 16 C highest

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Posted in: Police release photo of missing 11-year-old girl in Kanagawa See in context

I hope that she is safe & found quickly

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Posted in: Temperatures plummet across much of Japan See in context

Colder here in Okinawa also - 16 C highest

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Posted in: Nuclear watchdog urges TEPCO to take drastic action on Fukushima See in context

Nuclear watchdog urges TEPCO to take drastic action on Fukushima

Why We Can't Trust Anything TEPCO Says About Fukushima

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Posted in: Japan anticipates economic boost, but Fukushima shadow lingers See in context

“under control”

“I would like to state clearly that there has not been, is not now and will not be any health problems whatsoever,” Abe told a news conference.

I hope he's correct, but I have serious doubts.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 vote See in context

He (Tokyo Gov Naoki Inose) added that the Japanese government had taken control of the crisis.

do you remember the words of former PM Noda ?

Fukushima is in cold shutdown, says Japanese prime minister

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Posted in: Fukushima question continues to dog Tokyo Olympic bid See in context

"Tokyo and Fukushima are almost 250 kilometers apart. We are quite remote from Fukushima.” Sounds very very close if Fukushima gets out of control.

“The radiation level is absolutely safe. The 35 million people living in Tokyo are living in normal conditions. There is no problem.” Absolutely safe ! Are you sure about that Tsunekazu Takeda ????

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Posted in: 10 workers exposed to radiation at Fukushima nuclear plant See in context

Professor Michio Kaku suggests that TEPCO be removed from the leadership entirely & let an international team take over. Also to bring in the Japanese Military to help.

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Posted in: TEPCO says it was reluctant to worry public over toxic water leak See in context

"Hirose apologized for the delay and said that he and TEPCO executive vice president Zengo Aizawa would take a 10 percent salary cut for one month over the matter."

They are obviously taking on so much hardship - it's good to know that they are ready to take action.

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Posted in: More steam seen coming for Fukushima No. 3 reactor building See in context

No comment

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Posted in: TEPCO partially restores power to cooling systems at Fukushima plant See in context

TEPCO spokesman Takeo Iwamoto said the utility plans to restore power to the pool cooling systems as soon as it can determine the cause of the failure.

Isn't that reassuring - seems like we have nothing to worry about then. Come on Mr Iwamoto - you can do it !!

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Posted in: Train pickpocket suspected of over 200 thefts See in context

14 million yen ! Over 200 times ! That's about 70,000 yen every Friday night !

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Posted in: Typhoon brings blackouts, floods to southern Japan See in context

Here in Itoman the typhoon has come and gone. No big problems as far as we can see. Some flower pots and bicycles fallen over. Actually, I found it very refreshing and exhilarating .

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Posted in: Big heat continues as mercury reaches 38 degrees in Kumagaya See in context

Only Kushiro in Hokkaido had temperatures below 30 degrees.

here in Okinawa it's now about 28 earlier it was 26

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Posted in: Typhoon approaching Okinawa See in context

Here in Okinawa the sun is shining now (2:24 pm Tues 5th June 2012) I'm about to go for a bicycle ride and maybe some swimming

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Posted in: Japan's largest McDonald's opens in Harajuku Omotesando See in context

FAST = JUNK Even if they like eating them, most people recognise that processed burgers and synthetic chips, served up in paper and plastic containers, is junk-food. McDonald's prefer the name "fast-food".

This is not just because it is manufactured and serve up as quickly as possible - it has to be eaten quickly too. It's sign of the junk-quality of Big Macs that people actually hold competitions to see who can eat one in the shortest time.

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