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Posted in: 80-year-old man, driving wrong way on expressway, killed in head-on collision See in context

There we go again. Most of the people here screaming about that people older then xx years shouldn't be allowed to drive... Do something and give them alternatives. Cars are necessary in Japan, so autonomous driving or affordable taxis in rural areas could help.

Also checking on older driver's ability to drive more frequently and thoroughly should help prevent such accidents. Just generally assuming every 80 year old is a bad driver is stupid. If we need to generalize then I would say every kei truck driver is a bad driver because they don't care about driving very much... just saying.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten gasoline sale rules after Kyoto arson attack See in context

Why is nobody asking the obvious thing? "Which ID?"

Japanese do not have an ID. They could refer to the driver's license and probably most of the people getting gasoline will have one, but there are things others than cars that need gasoline.

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Posted in: Akita Prefecture may be glimpse of Japan's graying future See in context

I would live there. I love nature and hate people ;)

There are no technical jobs though... and that is the reason why most jung people leave for the bigger cities. Even if the birth rate goes up, they would not stay there. Fundamental problem.

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Posted in: Less than 50% of workers in Japan receive full payment for overtime: survey See in context

I'm a bit irritated that 29% don't even know if they are paid. Is this part of the Japanese culture that you don't care about such things? When I asked questions about income tax etc. not even the people in charge could answer me some simple questions...

well anyway, I work for a medium sized Japanese engineering company and I actually get paid 100% because I report my overtime. There is even an extension to the limit when necessary. Seeing the figures I can guess that my colleagues report only half of their overtime if not less.

Getting paid is fine but it doesn't really compensate for the loss of free time and health issues you get by working till 10 pm every day. I was thinking about possibilities to minimize my workload... but apparently the only solution is to leave this workaholic country for good.

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Posted in: Twitter comment starts online debate on working overtime See in context

I'm working for a company that has way to less workers to get the job done. Maybe they are calculating by 16h work time a day/worker, but it is impossible to meet the deadlines without doing overtime. Though I admit the working pace of some colleagues is... well it could be better. Time management is apparently non existent.

One thing that annoys me are unnecessary meetings held after regular working hours...

Service Overtime is forbidden (computer log off times are compared to your working hours report) so at least I have no problem writing down every minute :)

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Posted in: McDonald’s gets flak for removing menus from counters See in context

In other countries those overhead and sideboard menus are usual. There are not menus at the counter. Since I'm used to it I make up my mind before stepping up to the counter... which might have confused a few japanese in the past :)

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Posted in: Japanese tourists hurt in Neuschwanstein carriage crash See in context

Since I was nearly part of such an accident I keep my distance from horses. They might be magnificent animals and I can understand that people like them, but they freak out about tiny things, for example orange plastic bags...

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Posted in: Gamma rays from Fukushima rubble worse than radioactive cesium coming from plant, say officials See in context

In Shinichi Kuroki's world some mysterious natural phenomenal must have contaminated all the rubble with something (not cesium) that emits gamma rays... way to go Shinichi Kuroki :) He probably never heard of Fukushima or radiation before, got some numbers on his desk and even managed to misread them.

As many suggested, the release of the plant should still be 10million bq/h or more.

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Posted in: Man dies after being dragged by car for 70 meters in Ibaraki See in context

will you loose your job in japan when you hit someone with your car, AND NOT run away? Living here for half a year I get this feeling...

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Posted in: Truck driver arrested for taking photos up skirts of school girls See in context

make skirts longer or let them wear trousers... -the end

no seriousley... in some places the skirts are way to short... and if the girls are not kids anymore I can understand why men cant help but looking at them. Taking pictures is something else though...

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Posted in: World's smallest digital single-lens reflex camera See in context

wo will buy a camera thats worse than a normal reflex camera and costs way more? If you want as small camera get a small camera, if you want professional fotos get a normal reflex, and if you need both your still better of (cheaper) buying both than this one...

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Posted in: JR West driver took photos of 2 women passengers while operating train at 120 kph See in context

it's the womens fault...crystal clear... their names and addresses should be made public... ;)

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Posted in: Mystery sign See in context

no bodybuilders

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Posted in: Toshimaen See in context

the end

:) I think the 3 girls just stole the floating tire of the person whos drowning in the middle of it... :D

well I can see the fun, if your a teenager thats probably the best place to be in the summer (appart from a nice clean beach (which are rare))... the thing is, I dont see any male teenagers... just kids and old or middle aged men.......................

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Posted in: Mogami River See in context

hmm okay next bike trip goes to mogami. tried one time but underestimated the mountains after naruko :)

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Posted in: Cooling off See in context

they seem to have fun even though its just water sprinkling... I love this culture, you could never see something like that in the western culture :)

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Posted in: Cosplay See in context

I found a cute one!!! upper left wearing the white hat... oh wait, she seems to be japanese...

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Posted in: Barrage of complaints force Miss Universe Japan to change costume design for finals See in context

no miss france would were a whore dress to a world wide event... this dress is just a thread to everyone who likes japanese traditional dresses.

maybe they let her wear a skirt... this would make the whole thing 80% less provocative...

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Posted in: The end of the world See in context

so the movie is just plain nonsense... :*)

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Posted in: The end of the world See in context

the earth will end today if they dont turn the aircon on soon.... :)

jodan jodan, I dont epect much new from this movie... the day after tomorrow had an typical hollywood happy end and so will 2012... they wont risk a movie without an happy end...

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Posted in: The Brew See in context

yeah water with bad taste... do you get 100yen per can or do you actually have to pay for it?!?! :o)

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Posted in: Fuji Rock Fest See in context

a friend is there at the moment.... I hope he enjoys his 5万円 trip.

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Posted in: Burger King adds 'angry' burger to Japan menu See in context

“I need to get a girlfriend”

well if he won, its sure he wont get a girlfriend the next 10 years until he lost the weight gained by one year free burger..... G

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Posted in: DoCoMo develops solar-powered handset See in context

hmm even if youre such a sunnyboy that the sun shines out of your ***, it wont reach the solarcell of your cellphone in the pocket ;D Nice idea but probably useless for the normal person.

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Posted in: Lavender See in context

行きたい! why has it to be so far away :(

okay just 300 km, but moneywise it is quite far

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Posted in: U.S. Embassy issues new warning over drink-spiking in Roppongi See in context

hm maybe he was replying to me. okay I hink ill avoid the "expierence" then and head somewhere else. Seems to be not the place where you can have fun without second thoughts.

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Posted in: U.S. Embassy issues new warning over drink-spiking in Roppongi See in context

I think if you head to those places alone as a foreigner for the first time this could happen anywhere in the world. In case it actually happens ;)

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Posted in: U.S. Embassy issues new warning over drink-spiking in Roppongi See in context

should the whole area be avoided or is it a few bars that are dangerous? Wanted to give it a try in sept. just for the experience, but if its that dangerous... no way

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Posted in: Gov't may add noise-making device to quiet hybrid cars for safety See in context

it should say "abunai" in an endless repeat at at least 90db :)

The Hyprid cars are not much quiter than usual gasoline cars at those speeds. especially when approaching a crossroad and deaccelerating. (ok most of them usally don't slow down) The Problem should be the higher speeds like the common 70 in the cities when the real elecronic cars are released.

But if its only the blind people they care about the should use new technologies like gps or other radio signals to warn a mobile divice that's carried arround by those people.

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Posted in: The Otaku Encyclopedia See in context

there are those and these and also the others... there are some real geeks that have lost it and can't return to reallife and there are those like me who consider themself as otaku because they just like anime manga and stuff but still have work and reallife realations.

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