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Posted in: Emperor, empress cut short Nagasaki trip due to typhoon See in context

Good, sensible decision. But I wonder how many regular people will be expected to ‘do their best’ and come to work as normal on Tuesday morning?

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Posted in: Maglev train reaches 500 km/hour during first public test See in context

Who cares about earthquakes and the cost. One of the stations is going to be a 10 minute walk from my house. A night out in Tokyo then back home before work in the morning! Although 2027? Better make that back home before playing mallet golf in the morning.

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Posted in: Marchers in Ikebukuro fete Hitler's 125th birthday anniversary See in context

Party Guest: Oh,but really biting satire is always better than physical force. Isaac Davis: No,physical force is always better with Nazis. Insults or bats or both?

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Posted in: Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine, but has no plans to visit See in context

The opinion of the late Emperor Hirohito is fascinating http://fw.to/0wjthlS

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Posted in: March 11, 2011: What are your memories of that day? See in context

In Nagano Prefecture – it was a quiet Friday afternoon. The earthquake hit but it didn’t FEEL like an earthquake – it seemed like I was on the deck of a ship during a moderate swell. Forceful moving from side to side but no violent shaking. I immediately felt this was indicative of something more serious – how I wish I had been 100% wrong.

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Posted in: Yamato deliveryman kept 2,723 packages at home because he was 'too busy' to deliver them See in context

Fully expect these packages were "Kuroneko Mail-Bin" items which don't require a name-stamp for delivery. I get about a dozen every week - all freebie magazines and shopping catalogues. If they suddenly stopped I would notice - and then breath a sigh of relief.

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Posted in: Eagles beat Giants 4-2 in Japan Series See in context

In no way do I claim to know anything particularly relevant about baseball, nevertheless I found myself wondering why - in the top of the 10th inning with one out in a tied game - the Eagles had their pitcher on 2nd base and an injured batter on 1st base. Was this some sort of super secret strategy? It worked so it MUST have been the right thing to do.

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Posted in: Unusual punishment lands Hiroshima elementary school teacher in hot water See in context

The teacher's actions were unprofessional and totally inappropriate. I don't care what others 'suffered' in the past, it's 2013 now and children are treated differently. For forgetting something that students should 'always' carry - one demerit. For forgetting something they were reminded NOT to forget - two demerits. Three demerits in a week (or four over two weeks) = detention. Detention to be held after school hours and children must be brought to and picked up afterwards by a parent or guardian. That way there's no confusion about parents being unaware of their child's behavior.

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Posted in: 104 traffic fatalities reported during Obon holidays See in context

The average rate of road traffic fatalities in Japan is 34 a day.

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