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Posted in: U.S. sending robots to Japan to help with nuclear plant See in context

Are those MIT robots? MIT can solve any problem in the universe.

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Posted in: 8-year-old boy stabbed to death in Nagoya home See in context

Poor kid. I hope he finds peace in Heaven. Why can't these people just take themselves out, and leave the kids alone.

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Posted in: Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods See in context

Also, if you can stand carbonated mineral water you can order from Amazon JP site and have it delivered.

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Posted in: Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods See in context

I live in Tokyo and things are returning to normal, but if radiation problem gets worse the stores will sell out again, so stock up while you can, for example: -go shopping early (8am) -go to parts of Tokyo with few residences and you will find water in vending machines -have a plan b to evacuate to friends or family somewhere outside tokyo

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Posted in: Managing companies through a crisis See in context

I know an international patent firm that could really use this advice.

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Posted in: Stocking up See in context

My Gosh Man! I hope they are rationing, otherwise there is nothing left once you make it in. I told my wife to get powdered milk for the young one just in case milk sold out but her generation is inflexible and not used to hardship so she just rolled her eyes. My grandparents from the US Depression era used to eat anything. One Japanese man I worked with from Tokushima said food was so scarce after the war that he used to catch and eat frogs.

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Posted in: Comments from U.S. Embassy and British Chamber of Commerce on radiation danger to Tokyo See in context

“Unequivocally, Tokyo will not be affected by the radiation fallout of explosions that have occurred or may occur at the Fukushima nuclear power stations.”

Then why the heck are the US Navy ships way out at sea so concerned?

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Posted in: Divorce means liberation for some, virtual servitude for others See in context

I think the woman above with the cheating husband would have been better off to live a loveless marriage and make a boyfriend on the side. Japan is tough on single mothers, and it only gets worse as they get older.

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Posted in: TEPCO begins power blackouts See in context

I'm scared to take the subway now. Tried to get on the Hibiya Line today but it was unmercilessly jam packed. Imagine if there is another earthquake in that kind of crushing train car under the city!

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Posted in: Libyan warplanes hit rebels as UK, France seek no-fly zone See in context

Doesn't an independent country have a right under international law to defend its existence from foreign invasion or internal insurgency?

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Posted in: Japan's jobless rate stays at 4.9% in January See in context

There definitely seems to be more hiring in Tokyo.

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Posted in: For many Japanese, laid-back overseas vacations a one-way ticket to nowhere See in context

I like it.

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Posted in: For many Japanese, laid-back overseas vacations a one-way ticket to nowhere See in context

completely lost my desire to compete with other people anymore.>

This man is wise beyond his years.

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Posted in: Komukai denies drug allegations; says she is not afraid of arrest See in context

She fled? What evidence is there?

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Posted in: Kinoshita, Fujimoto hold big wedding party See in context

I am 40. This gives me a reason to live, to hope, to go on...

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Posted in: No. of people dying alone rises in 'no-relationship' society See in context

Since I have lived in Japan I have always frequented the 300 yen public gyms. Without exception you can easily make friends there.

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Posted in: Russian FM talks tough to Maehara on dispute with Japan See in context

I can't recall any territorial dispute that was peacefully settled except the return of Hong Kong to China by the UK which was based on a lease agreement in the first place.

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Posted in: Google, Facebook consider buying Twitter See in context

I tried twitter once and within 30 seconds of setting up my account I was getting spam. No thanks.

If you are looking for a job be careful what you put on Facebook, they are watching.

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Posted in: Philippines confirms fugitive stripper Minako Komukai arrived in Manila See in context

Never keep a list of bad stuff you do.

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Posted in: 7-year-old boy seriously injured in Oita hit-and-run See in context

Well at least the guy turned himself in and thank God the kid did not die due to his recklessness in not calling an ambulance.

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Posted in: 52-year-old man tricks high school girl into sending naked photos of herself See in context

Keep in mind that cellphone pics are very low resolution. Bet he couldn't see much.

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Posted in: McDonald's starts home delivery from one outlet on trial basis See in context

I agree. Apparently it is cheaper than buying the protein drink.

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Posted in: McDonald's starts home delivery from one outlet on trial basis See in context

I talked to a guy in the gym the other day regarding gaining muscle weight (not flab); he said eat a McDonald's cheeseburger between lunch/dinner. He also said he sometimes eats 5 Big Macs in one day, and he is no fat at all.

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Posted in: Baby girl in critical condition after getting head trapped in car window See in context

Yep, and P R O D U C T D E F E C T. Kids doing stupid things with car windows if foreseeable and it is easy to make the windows stop if they contact an object, also switches can be made to require pulling instead of pushing. But who cares right? You all just love the Japanese cars...

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Posted in: Japanese website reader app Rikai Browser comes to iPhone See in context

It is surprising to me that we are unwilling to pay anything for Rikai on the Internet, but quickly shell out for the iPhone for a lesser product.

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Posted in: Real estate in Japan: A good time to buy or not? See in context

Well, I heard from an acquaintance in Kobe that many individuals who lost homes in the Hanshin Earthquake were not made whole financially. I guess one can have faith in earthquake insurance but will it really pay out?

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Posted in: Is religion more of a destructive or benign force in the world today? See in context

Well let me put it this way, if you see a soup kitchen giving food to poor people, or a homeless shelter; it is often associated with a church. I bet churchgoer participation in volunteer activities far exceeds the atheists posting on this site.

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Posted in: Real estate in Japan: A good time to buy or not? See in context

Also, our super real estate investor should mention to us sheep that real estate in Japan is recourse. So if you take a 40 million JPY loan and your apartment is destroyed in an earthquake, you are on the hook for that money. In the US, you send in the keys, get your credit ruined for 7 years, and that's it.

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Posted in: Is religion more of a destructive or benign force in the world today? See in context

What a negative way to phrase this. How about "positive".

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Posted in: Real estate in Japan: A good time to buy or not? See in context

I have never heard a real estate agent say it is a bad time to buy property. Asking someone in Hong Kong, which is at the apex of a massive real estate bubble poised to explode is meaningless. This guy will be broke in a few years like all the other real estate "investors".

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