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Posted in: Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return See in context

sorry, hit post to early.

nsw is via

Oh and there's a big one in Western Australia that's stopping east-west traffic on the main highway that doesn't seem to be mentioned anywhere

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Posted in: Australia calls for another mass evacuation as monster bushfires return See in context

If anyone is interested in local links, Victoria's ES link is

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Posted in: Japan aims to keep elderly driving with compact EV subsidies See in context

Can't comment directly on in Japan, but here in Australia, it's now mandatory the EV's have anti-collision inbuilt and automatically operational, some even have auto-parking too. Strange looks from those on the curb, when you take your hands off the wheel and the car moves into a curbside parking spot, it'll even warn you if the space is not sufficent for it to park. Really the only problems here are quietness and distances for EV's.

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Posted in: Japanese manga publishers file lawsuit in New York against 4 pirate sites See in context

My initial question would be are they really being used for a real illegal purpose, or so scanlators (look it up) who do not pay for their physical work or charge for the results, and even clearly state the origonal owner also owns the resultant work. Also there is a problem with already translated work that it is not always still available from the origonal publisher or not available in the readers country, so scanlators take the origonal work and retranslate it.

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Posted in: Tour company Thomas Cook collapses; global bookings for more than 600,000 canceled See in context

I'd be more worried about all those with Thomas Cook Travelers Cheques, will they be honoured or not.

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Posted in: Do you see any alternative to Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) dumping radioactive water from its destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean as it runs out of room to store it? See in context

Firstly I'd be considering how to concentrate it up to a level that allows it to be used in an existing or new type of reactor as fuel. Tritium is a very powerfull molecule, it would be a shame to waste it.

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Posted in: Amazon Japan announces locker delivery service at train stations and convenience stores See in context

Next thing you'll see is someone have a go at hijacking a complete locker complex, with a truck or forklift. I didn't say they would suceed, but i'm sure some idiot will have a go.

I hope their properly monitored from all directions and Amazon has the appropriate extra insurance coverage.

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Posted in: Train stations in Tokyo lease out strollers on trial basis See in context

Nice idea, my only worry would go to care and sanitation processes between times and users.

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Posted in: Woman, male friend arrested over murder of ex-husband in fire 3 years ago See in context

As a defense, the first thing i'd be asking is when the policy was taken out; Was there a reciprocal policy at the time; At what age were they then; Was it possibly against the loss of one of their lives while they had or planning for children; When did Yuko Sugai and Tsutomu Asano first meet; Maybe after the breakup or before, or was their meeting the cause of the divorce.

Sorry, not enough information japantoday!

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Posted in: Suspected arsonist in Kyoto studio attack regaining speech in hospital See in context

KyoAni is known worldwide for a lot more than just the two Anime series that keep being quoted, there are many better known Movie and series in the english speaking world.

I'm still wondering what really caused this, and why, if it was a result to a mental meltdown as seems to be being implied, why someone didn't see some reaction to cause a response. The outcome was terrible I agree, as i lost friends in it, but, the why worries me the more.

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Posted in: Court rules TEPCO execs not guilty of professional negligence over nuclear crisis See in context

This may be my first time joining a site for a single reason other than just reading the news!

Has anyone considered who it was that allowed the reactors to be sited where they were in the first place?

Considering that Japan is known for Volcano's, Earthquakes, Major Rain Storms and Tsunami's, I would of hoped that some Major National Government Department would be at least overseeing where they are all authorised to be placed, let alone conducting real-time, not just on paper, ongoing processes for monitoring, forcasting and ensuring the updating of sites. I haven't seen anything relating to this being publically presented yet.

Blaming the current top executives, who's job it is to overall manage the systems and output nowadays and not those from when the site was planned and built, for everything, is just not fair. Unfortunately, they are fair game as I suspect that the real ones, both private and government, who should be called to account are long gone from association with the project. I'm not saying that they do not seem to own some part of the blame for the outcome, but it's not just them. They took information given to them and responded after consideration and deliberation, unfortunately this time they were wrong. I wonder what the response would have been if they had decided to spend the money, upped users charges to pay for the work and nothing eventuated, would they have been blamed for 'spending money recklessly'!

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