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Posted in: World champion halfpipe skier Smaine dies in avalanche in Japan See in context

Many back country deaths this time of year in Canada BC interior as well unfortunately

Sounds like there was a warning, did they have local guides?

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Posted in: Japan planning to establish zones to give vacant homes new life See in context

get Apollo the Boston Dynamics robot to fix them all up, or tear down etc

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Posted in: Fences could be erected at Wembley in response to Euro final chaos See in context

hooligans over a puck or over a ball both quite out of proportion to their meaning

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Posted in: Big challenges: Choosing a nuclear career in Japan See in context

just need to find a way to get the gov't to bail you out like TEPCO for all your incoming cancer problems

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Posted in: Heavy snow blankets parts of Japan; some western cities renew records See in context

Looks great, miss my snow days in Canada, send it this a way. Here it's all just rain and sleet

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Posted in: Chinese fighters repeatedly take off, land on carrier near Okinawa See in context

Go home China you're drunk

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Posted in: Japan declares plan to have preemptive strike capability and cruise missiles See in context

preemptive strike ability is clearly against the constitution that has kept the peace in Japan, much to the war hawks disdain.

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Posted in: 77% of Japanese firms in Europe affected by Ukraine war See in context

what weird way to phrase it, like Japan is a victim

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Posted in: From regulation to taxation, Japan has been hostile to cryptocurrency gaming. That stance is threatening the country's position as a global leader in gaming. See in context

replace the phrase with gambling and it's okay to not be a world leader

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Posted in: Kishida sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

With a special gift for Class A war criminals

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Posted in: BOJ chief stays course on ultralow rate policy despite sharp yen drop See in context

Who is the yen for then, in this case? They don't want to rescue it

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan; some trains suspended See in context

The Kaiju are active again are they? Their missle test cover story never gets old

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Posted in: Crown prince, 6 other imperial members to attend Abe state funeral See in context

This is a mistake and legitimizes the right wing who are using the funeral for political purposes

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Posted in: The Japanese government plans to launch a nationwide travel discount program in October to support the hotel, restaurant and transportation industries hard hit by the pandemic. Do you think this is a good idea? See in context

Now is not the time to discount but to rake in the rewards of an open Japan. You want this to be sustainable not based on constant subsidies

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Posted in: Japan eases COVID-19 border controls but tourist surge doubtful See in context

if you can't open, just stay closed. Stop wasting everyone's time

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Posted in: Opposition CDPJ asks Kishida to explain Abe's state funeral See in context

It's clear his death is being used for political purposes and the public know it as well. Good on Azumi to call Kishida's game. Only thing missing is the other half of the story... The religious group in gov't angle as well. None of which would have come out unless the killer accusation against Abe made the news. Serious enough for Kishida to shuffle his cabinet, only to fail again as the new cabinet still have religious broup affiliation. Leading to a questionaire, which Kishida himself didn't answer... Hooyboy, what a disaster for the LDP and Kishida.

This funeral is actually growing into a national embarrassment not the send off the public are being lead to believe, which they can see. The veil is off the LDP, at last, for all to see. Who is fooled?

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Posted in: Energy crisis spurs nuclear comeback worldwide See in context

*surprise, misses an r

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Posted in: Energy crisis spurs nuclear comeback worldwide See in context

countries were too late / lazy in converting and transitioning to greener energy sources from warnings decades earlier so suprise suprise the inept nations are going back to fossil fuels. Nuclear isn't a future, it's a legacy to the pollution generations that just can't get off the sauce

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Posted in: Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water See in context

also how many sweet potatoes do Americans even eat versus Japanese? Lots of places to find inspiration

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Posted in: Two surprising reasons behind the obesity epidemic: Too much salt, not enough water See in context

hard to say how this jives with Japanese food being very salty. Maybe all those vending machines are really saving the country via hydration?

Looking at a wikipedia list from 2016, nation obesity rates, USA came in 12th, my own Canada 26th, Japan 185th.

Maybe look at the Japanese diet (non Western foods) intead of rats. Plenty of nations to learn from

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Posted in: Japan reports 180,138 new coronavirus cases; 17,126 in Tokyo See in context

John Hopkins tally for Japan ( https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html )

Last Updated at (M/D/YYYY) 2022-08-27, 2:20 a.m

Total Cases 18,194,170

Total Deaths 38,565

Total Vaccine Doses Administered 311,980,293

28-Day Cases 5,834,895

28-Day Deaths 6,139

28-Day Vaccine Doses Administered 15,786,570

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Posted in: Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis worsens See in context

Terrible building design for summer. Black rooftops with brick walls. Brick retains heat and releases it over time. This is why a house baked all day long then releases its heat at night making a home hotter inside than outside! Those 2nd and third floors would be pretty brutal. Great if you wanted to retain heat in winter, but couldn't ask for a more perfect air conditioning nightmare in the summer heat. Unlike other nations that are used to heat, UK generally doesn't have AC because it wouldn't normally be this hot in summer.

Paint the rooftops white is a cheap solution to reflect sun off the house and thus prevent the solar thermal brick problem. Can't paint it? the building design there looks square or at least L shaped, could put a white sail across it all and have it propped up like a large tent to reflect the summer sun. Some holes to prevent wind damage and allow rain through.

5 metres down it's 10C. There's their air-conditioning, if someone wanted to drill for it and use a thermal heat pump to thermal syphon it all around. Cities and governments can do that because they pay off over the lifetime of the building, no the occupant. So in the long term it's cost effective.

Ironically in terms of green retrofitting, the building design here is perfect, has the most potential as it's 3 stories spread out. Great surface roof area and great land area for the localised geothermal mentioned. Perfect balance of number of people to split the bill and not too many people to overwhelm the energy demand required. Better than any 5+ 15+ 35+ storey condo/apartment building. Those have no future. Funny enough, moderm green design is like this, less than 5 stories.

Unfortunately with poverty no one seems to realize the postive outcome potential of investing in these areas. UK Conservative government saving money by helping the poor would be so off brand

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Posted in: Kevin Hart opens new plant-based, fast-food restaurant in LA See in context

Cool vegan eating scene in LA so that's not a surprise.

Also many African Americans are lactose intolerant, so going plant based will be the way to go to get away from the milk corporations, which will improve health outcomes for anyone embrasing this type of diet.

If you have any doubts checkout https://www.nutritionfacts.org .

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Posted in: 72% of survey respondents say border controls reason for not visiting Japan See in context

From NHK:

" the government will continue to deny entry to individual travelers who don't make arrangements through travel agencies."

So it's still useless. You still won't be able to just go

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Posted in: Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Bali in November; Ukraine's Zelenskiy also invited See in context

Obviously yes, all war criminals. Via the Hague. Americans will have to look that up

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Posted in: Record high number of ambulances struggling to find hospitals in Japan See in context

It's so weird that dispatch and hospitals are separate! Even the USA can do it

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Posted in: Japan marks 77th anniversary of end of World War II See in context

As long as the class-A's are on the list at Yasukuni on this day, it sadly muddles Japan's future and will remain robbed of true change and progress

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Posted in: Cheaper, changing and crucial: The rise of solar power See in context

By getting bought up by a compliant gov't, TEPCO has dodged the losses that solar and other green technology would inflict and allowed cover for the gov't to keep supporting nuclear.

If you take Japan from a green energy perspective not a liquid fuels perspective it's actually energy rich. An island nation? Majority of cities on the coastlines? Geothermal and mountainous areas? It's silly how productive Japan could be versus other countries. If only it weren't held back by the oyagis

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Posted in: Over 100 Japan lawmakers had links with Unification Church: survey See in context

Kishida did not reply to the questionnaire.

Well, THAT doesn't create confidence. Is the other shoe going to drop that he also has ties to the church?

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Posted in: Japan remains open to dialogue with China: Hayashi See in context

creepy creepy dialogue

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