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Posted in: Water at Tokyo's new fish market contaminated: official See in context

I'm still stunned they would move a raw food market, to the location of an old industrial gas plant.

It just boggles the mind.

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Posted in: Scrapping crippled Fukushima plant to cost Y220 bil annually See in context

You know, it would be a hell of a lot cheaper if they didn't pay 10 layers on different contractors and subcontractors, and just organised to do it from one company.

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Posted in: Being falsely accused of groping is bad; being falsely accused of rape is worse See in context

And the numbers of women getting raped is orders of magnitude higher than the numbers of men getting falsely accused. It's funny how many men only really care about the thing they can get in trouble for, not actually actively caring about helping women to not get raped...

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Posted in: Japan to conduct first major survey on racism: report See in context

Study concludes with: "Japanese people not racist, other races should just stop making Japanese people feel uncomfortable"

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Posted in: Godzilla appointed Tokyo resident, tourism ambassador See in context

Godzilla is a hibakusha...

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Posted in: Technology to look inside Fukushima reactors faces challenge See in context

"High exposure to radiation is unhealthy, sometimes fatal."

... For those who have been living on Mars, with their eyes shut, and their fingers in their ears.

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Posted in: Australia’s Animal Logic Entertainment announces plans for live-action Astro Boy film See in context

And i'm totally going to agree with some of the above info, that this movie is going to be atrocious.

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Posted in: Australia’s Animal Logic Entertainment announces plans for live-action Astro Boy film See in context

They made it already - Pacific Rim

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Posted in: Gov't to use sales tax hike revenue to expand welfare spending See in context

Schopenhauer,

I totally agree!! Why should I, a healthy person have to help pay for sick people? They should pay their own way! Americanised Health Care for all! Health Care for only those who can afford it! Health Care is a privilege, not a right!

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Posted in: Celine Dion cancels concerts, Asia tour due to husband's health See in context

He became her manager when she was 12 and he was 38... And then they got together when she was 19... Creepy or what?

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Posted in: George Miller reboots 'Mad Max' with '105-minute chase scene' See in context

I wouldn't at all say the series was male dominated.. In Road Warrior, there was the female warrior in white, who held her own on the tanker. In Beyond Thunderdome, one of main characters was Tina Turner as Aunty Entity. These were both in a time where it was uncommon to have characters such as these...

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Posted in: Mizuno apologizes for ball defect in pro baseball See in context

So last year, there was a conspiracy to make balls more bouncy, which certain people quit over..

And this year, after the season starts, they discover a defect... that makes the balls more bouncy. Doesn't sound sus at all.

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Posted in: New volcanic isle continues to expand See in context

How long till China 'finds' ancient documents that prove that this island rose previously, and used to be owned by China?

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Posted in: 6 things Japanese expats miss most about Japan See in context

Definitely service level!

Contractors who come to your house, and actually do what they are paid to do, and arrive when they say they will. Package delivery that gives you an hour window when they will be there, rather than a 6 hour window (which they hardly even manage to adhere to). Basically just almost everyone actually trying to achieve what they are paid to do! Rather than try and do as little work as possible for the most money.

My nihonjin waifu is constantly disgusted by the service level in Australia. (and rightly so)

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Posted in: From protozoa to tapeworms: Visiting the Meguro Parasitological Museum See in context

I was pretty impressed by the meters long tapeworm, and the piece of rope you could pull out next to it that's the same length!

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Posted in: Aso says he always thought Bitcoin was suspect See in context

Tom Webb,

Spoken like a true politician, with no real understanding of what they are talking about.

And does anyone REALLY expect Aso to understand and be onside with something, when he's 73? People like him are the reason that so many dinosaur companies from the 80's and 90's are getting their friends in government to legislate in order to maintain their outdated business models.. They can't think for, and don't understand the current era, and can't change. So they hang on as long as they can, legislating things to keep control like it's still the 80's.

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Posted in: 1-year-old boy chokes to death on seatbelt after being left in car See in context

As someone above said - There are strict laws in Australia about this. You are absolutely not allowed to leave a child in the car while you go and do something, even for 2 minutes. These laws stemmed from people leaving their sleeping kids in the car, while they went into the casinos for hours and hours, and also kids dying in hot cars in summer.

In this case there were TWO parents.. which means, one could have looked after the child, and one could have shopped. Even more inexcusable than if there was a single parent there. Yes sometimes it sucks to have to make the child the number 1 priority all the time, and it makes shopping and stuff more difficult. But if you can't handle that, don't have children.

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Posted in: Baseball star Tanaka charters Dreamliner for flight to New York See in context

I'm going to bet that he is going to be one of the players who is bankrupt within a few years of retiring... Just a hunch.

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Posted in: Gov't to pay more for Fukushima cleanup See in context

Tepco raked in the billions, and now they stuffed yp, the public pays the cleanup. As Tokohamarides said above - Just like the US Bank bailouts.

Large companies take large risks with their money, and when they don't pay off, the public foot the bill.

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Posted in: Japan elects cutest hiragana character See in context

No love for poor old む?

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Posted in: Elderly people's manners increasingly deplorable See in context

I am reminded of that frequently occuring image...

An obachan walks past the people lined up at Shinjuku station for the next train.. She wanders around on the platform looking a bit lost, like she might be in the wrong place.. A train pulls up, and she dives into the nearest door, before the queued up people, pushing the people getting off, out of the way.

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Posted in: If you're low-income, here's what you're doing wrong See in context

This should more accurately be titled - "What happened to the Showa-era workerbots? They made Japan great!" The only thing people should care about is income and climbing the ladder, everything else is secondary, including life satisfaction. You should be a workerbot like your parents generation. It really worked for them!

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Posted in: Regulators OKs fuel rod removal from pool at Fukushima plant See in context

I really really hope, they are not using Yakuza sourced one-day-workers to run the crane. Seriously - Is there anyone with a degree in anything still working at Tepco? (Or at least a skilled Senmon-gakko technician??)

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Posted in: Oklahoma jury finds Toyota liable in fatal acceleration crash See in context

Often in cases like this, the jury sides with the people they can identify with, rather than the faceless corporation. Thus awarding the case to the 'injured' party, regardless of evidence.

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Posted in: As Japan property rebounds, investors court more risk, push out of Tokyo See in context

@upintheair - Exactly right. Just look at Sydney, Australia. Some of the highest housing prices in the world, all driven by Chinese investors. Local people find it incredibly difficult to even buy in. Many people in their 30's and younger will never be able to afford buying into the market, and will have to rent their whole lives because of this.

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Posted in: Delta CEO calls for open skies in Japan See in context

Needs more black ships...

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Posted in: Kanebo widens skin product recall after 2,250 complaints See in context

"Depigmentation is the lightening of the skin, or loss of pigment." (Wiki)

Umm.... they were using whitening products, isn't this what they wanted??

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Posted in: What makes conspiracy theorists tick and what is the best way to combat their beliefs? See in context

Best way to combat their beliefs? - How about leave them alone to believe what they will?

And what about the people that DID trust Tepco and the Government, that they were being forthright about the issues and possible meltdown at Fukushima in the early days. Now the Conspiracy theorists are being proven right.. Tepco lied and there was a meltdown. Being able to tar anyone who disagrees with the mainstream publicised view, makes it easy to dismiss anything to the contrary that anyone says. This sets a dangerous precedent to stop investigating possible lies, and just accept what you are told.

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Posted in: Listen through this See in context

Try 20 times the price of 100 yen headphones. And have you ever HEARD 100 yen headphones?

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