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Posted in: Ghosn arrest shakes Franco-Japanese alliance See in context

what are the odds of Nissan's return to bankruptcy and sold ?

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Posted in: Mitsubishi CEO says it will be tough to manage car alliance without Ghosn See in context

Thinking of all the scandals this year in Japan Inc. and this is really nothing. Someone was jealous and wanted him out. No bowing or promise to do better. It's quite a stark contrast to the Japanese apology system versus how foreign leaders are treated. Irony isn't being properly translated

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Posted in: Fukushima Daiichi control room revealed 7 years after meltdowns See in context

6 microsieverts per hour

equivalent to about 6 arm x-rays per hour!

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Posted in: 'Star Wars' producer Kennedy wants new movie voices 'to bring world to its senses' See in context

She didn't need to ruin Star Wars to expand on inclusion. SJW Wars has destroyed the brand

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Posted in: Fukushima Daiichi control room revealed 7 years after meltdowns See in context

and 40 years

and 100 years

and....

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Posted in: Chinese city urges those 'poisoned by extremism' to turn themselves in See in context

Uighur's are not bending to the Chinese. The world should be supporting the Uighur's

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Posted in: Nearly half of dementia patients in Japan put in restraints: study See in context

The science shows explicitly that it's not a genetic component and it's a dietary reaction. Just watch the video for Pete's sake. It's 3 minutes of education

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Posted in: Nearly half of dementia patients in Japan put in restraints: study See in context

The dietary factor most strongly associated with the rise in Alzheimer’s disease in Japan was the increased consumption of animal fat. Same correlations found in China. Protective foods include eating more grains in general and vegetarian diets

Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24037034

Video discussion here (3 min 23 s): https://nutritionfacts.org/video/alzheimers-disease-grain-brain-or-meathead/

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Posted in: Nearly half of dementia patients in Japan put in restraints: study See in context

the other half get elected to office. ba dum tiss

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Posted in: APEC summit ends with no communique as China, U.S. differ See in context

that's why CPTPP was such a big deal, no China, no USA. No laggards. Therefore kick them out of APEC. Otherwise you just enable them

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Posted in: Fukuoka shaping up to be Japan's startup capital See in context

Nice. The further away from Tokyo the better

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Posted in: Japan aims to build prototype flying cars in 2019 See in context

This is another case of techno-triumpalism, where just because you can you do even though it's really dumb. Just because we're engineering capable doesn't mean it makes sense. I think it's what happens when we are too long alone away from reality or have cabin fever

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Posted in: Japan aims to build prototype flying cars in 2019 See in context

Sorry but it's really impractical. You can make a keyboard smaller than your hands too, but that's impractical too. What is going to make a city and country more sustainable is urban planning design where bicycles and walking are perfect for local trips and trains for regional ones. Japan is already there.

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Posted in: Trump says he came to California to see fire scars See in context

He's not needed there in any way

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Posted in: Spat over WWII brothels shows Japan's trouble in facing past See in context

If Japan politicians would stop thinking they are still Imperial Japan then this can all be resolved with a yes that was the past but not relevant to today. As long as Japan does not join in the condemnation of the past events forever will it be bound by them

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

And after the laughter subsided, then what did he say?

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Posted in: More than 1,000 still missing; 71 dead in California fires See in context

I hope they sarcastically slow clap Trump the entire time he's there, if not full on heckling. Demonstrate those 1st Amendment rights you're always talking about

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Posted in: Cybersecurity minister contradicts comment he 'has never used a computer' See in context

In a way though even wide open systems in Japan are protected because of the Japanese language and the perchance for continuous meetings. For years. In that way I doubt there is really anything to steal. I would only be concerned with citizen ID numbers and registrations

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Posted in: Cybersecurity minister contradicts comment he 'has never used a computer' See in context

The horse has left the barn. This is on my twitter feed, on my local news sites, etc. Japan is a laughing stock. Crackers I'm sure are pleased. Also think of all the city hall Windows 98/XP with no updates and IE5? Oh man, the network trolling will be Olympic level

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Posted in: Another hog cholera infection detected in Gifu See in context

Try some potatoes, especially the Okinawa purple yam. No cholera

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing ¥30 from Shinto shrine’s collection box See in context

He can join the jail cell with the single-grape thief, a paperclip thief, a waiter that took a napkin, and that guy who stole a pen cap

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

Imagine how slow any decision would be made let alone new issues that come up. Even the ramifications of something would all have to be explained. Oh and the cost overruns, so many envelopes to fill. Meanwhile Crackers are going to love the Olympics. I feel sorry for Japan

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Posted in: Nursing care sector to accept largest number of foreign workers: gov't See in context

imported workers need to be paid more. Helps the workers but also forces the companies to look at local help options.

Also for the nurses hasn't this been tried before? I thought most bailed after the final Japanese exam

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

Between 260,000 and 340,000 foreign workers are estimated to flow into Japan in the five years from next April through an envisioned immigration control law revision aimed at dealing with the country's serious labor crunch, government sources said Tuesday.

Given the lack of labour market laws I doubt they'll ever reach those numbers. Country would probably spaz out

As long as the focus is on 'When are you leaving?" and not "How long can you stay?" it's not going to work out so well

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Posted in: IAEA urges rapid decision on treated water at Fukushima See in context

The thing is that in a fish-centric food diet of Japan, the radiation is bioaccumulative, can bioconcentrate its way up the food chain. Especially bad for kids as they are still developing

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Posted in: IAEA urges rapid decision on treated water at Fukushima See in context

spinningplates  07:57 am JST

Where can I place a bet that pretty soon there will be an 'unfortunate and unavoidable accident' where all the water somehow 'escapes' containment and is released into the sea all at once?

I was surprised they didn't use the typhoons as timing for that. At least the scientists acknowledge that it'll take 40 years just to shut it down.

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Posted in: IAEA urges rapid decision on treated water at Fukushima See in context

nuclear experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency urged Japan on Tuesday to make a rapid decision

How many meetings is that?

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Posted in: Pence pushes Japan for bilateral free trade agreement See in context

Takes two to tango, I don't see why Japan needs to bother

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Posted in: Trump seeks end to Florida recount as Republicans' leads shrink See in context

Yep, Florida is the Florida of the USA

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Posted in: Japanese ships leave for 'research whaling' in Antarctic Ocean See in context

This should be illegal. Conservation of the oceans has to start somewhere, and it should start with extraterritorial waters of Antarctica. No one can claim any ancestor rights there

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