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Posted in: 3,058 treated for heat exhaustion nationwide in week to July 12 See in context

are they kidding! The humidity is uncomfortable but nothing compared to 40 plus days in Australia and elsewhere. Stand in the sun in Australia for a few minutes when its over 42 and you will have heatstroke pretty soon.

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Posted in: Man arrested over about fatal car crash, hit-and-run See in context

In Australia running a red light costs around $500 and 3 points on your licence...and in the cities there are red light cameras everywhere....basically if you drive the way they do here in japan you would lose your licence within a couple of hours. The enforcement here is a bloody joke including the small cost of the fines. About time japan actually modernizes the way it enforces road rules and protects sensible road users and save some bloody lives!!!

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Posted in: Taiji fishermen vow to continue dolphin slaughter See in context

The dolphins killed for their meat are the lucky ones but the disgusting practice of keeping large mammals and other large marine animals who roam over huge areas of ocean and are placed into small pools for them is basically like living in a toilet cubicle. It should be banned worldwide and the sooner the better!

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Posted in: Japanese surfer dies after shark bites off his legs in Australia See in context

He was 10m off the beach..... http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/brisbane-fast-first-fatal-shark-attack-near-ballina-and-the-latest-breaking-news-february-9/story-fnqcjzme-1227174496917

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Posted in: Yakuza boss arrested over 1998 murder See in context

Looks like a waste of police manpower to me!

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Posted in: Steel beam falls at construction site, killing 2 workers See in context

Safety standards are a joke in japan! In Australia the safety standards are very strict which causes costs to rise but workers in general have a reasonably safe workplace. In japan i usually see no safety googles when grinding etc, no ear plugs, cutting with oxy and using no goggles, etc etc....which i expect in SE asia but was surprised to see here. It is hilarious when i see the work safety for olympics signs around tokyo

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Posted in: Widow of dementia patient killed by train ordered to pay damages to JR See in context

Can they actually force the person to pay up?? Can they make them sell family home? Just wondering

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Posted in: Man dies after being covered in 13 tons of molten metal See in context

Workplace accidents must be rife here....i see workers grinding without safety glasses, no ear protection ,working under cranes, oxy cutting without goggles etc etc. Basically they are treated as cattle with others lining up to take their menial low paid jobs Good to see the J-government stand up for workers rights here, obviously worlds best practice!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits schoolchildren at crossing in Fukui See in context

Totally agree with Brian's ... Just the other night in mejiro I was at large intersection waiting to cross and car sailed thru intersection on red light blasting his horn so car did not crash into him who had green light to turn. In Australia we have red light cameras on large number of intersections and if you go thru on red you get fine around$500 And loss of points. Same goes for speeding... 3 or 4 times and lose license I think the government needs to have the police doing their job and actually policing and fining people for running red lights etc and then road toll would be reduced considerably here. Also bringing in cameras and fining all these arseholes driving around with no commonsense would help.... I could go on but the people who can bring about change here sit on their hands and do nothing

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Posted in: Mother ordered to pay Y95 mil after bicycle-riding son collides with elderly woman See in context

I did not know pedestrians carried insurance here!!! If it was a gaigin they would be sitting in jail I spose........

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