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Posted in: Smoke spread so fast at animation firm victims couldn't open rooftop door See in context

I am also assuming the Lawyers said "kagi" meaning locking mechanisms, and it was mistranslated as "keys".

I'd like to suggest to everyone going for a meal or a drink above ground floor in Japan to check the stairwells and if they are used for storage, go elsewhere. And post a comment and maybe even a photo on the hotpepper / gurunavi / tripadvisor sites. I ask when I make reservations and will sometimes walk up (to make sure the stairwell to the floors below aren't blocked. (One bad fire experience has been enough for me.)

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Posted in: Trump tries to distance himself from 'send her back' rally chant; many Republicans alarmed See in context

he let the chants go on for up to 14 seconds

Maybe he tried to follow his kindergarten teacher, er, I mean, anger management coach's advice to count to 10, which he eventually managed to do.

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Posted in: 33 dead after man sets fire to Kyoto anime studio See in context

NHK says the Kyoto fire team is reporting numerous people "in a state of cardiac arrest" still in the building.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' breaks record with 32 Emmy nominations See in context

Thanks, therougou. Star EX Amazon is a pain in the backside. So many limitations and restrictions.

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Posted in: Japan's 2 imperial heirs to fly on separate planes to Bhutan See in context

@Chip Star

Must be nice to have luxurious, tax-payer funded holidays.

Really? For a kid? I'd take my family camping trips around Canada over state dinners and receptions.

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Posted in: 'Game of Thrones' breaks record with 32 Emmy nominations See in context

Ditto what Bugle Boy wrote.

Fleabag is excellent. Everyone (except total prudes) should see it. So tightly written and brilliantly executed.

Anyone here found Chernobyl available in Japan via legal means, as yet?

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Posted in: Saudi Olympic official reportedly hugged female hotel worker in Tokyo See in context

Hotel staff, especially cleaning staff are particularly vulnerable. There is NEVER a case to be trying to touch them.

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Posted in: UK PM candidates Hunt and Johnson say Trump comments about U.S. congresswomen unacceptable See in context

you simply cannot use that kind of language about sending people back to where they came from," Johnson said.

(not surprising coming from Boris, who was born in the USA and had American citizenship until fairly recently)

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Posted in: 'Stranger Things' breaks Netflix viewing records See in context

SPOILER ALERT! (continued)

I think this is my favorite season so far.

Yes, the huge bunker full of soviets (in full uniform) under an Indiana mall, struck me as ridiculous, but then I thought, yeah, that is so 80s, and I laugh and roll with it.

I re-watched season 2 in advance, and my favorite characters there were Steve and especially Steve+Dustin (Dustin having been the season 1 stand-out) and Lucas's sister, when she was getting shirty with Dustin over the radio. "Code Shut Your Mouth". Steve and Robin's uniforms in the Child Endangerment thread made every seen a joy. I kept thinking Robin looked so familiar and thought it was an uncanny resemblance to Dana Plato of Different Strokes and Facts of Life. Eventually I looked up who the actress is, and was even more surprised.

Barb in Kamchatka. I love that.

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Posted in: 'Stranger Things' breaks Netflix viewing records See in context

@Black Sabbath

SPOILER ALERT!

Barb. The American is totally Barb.

LOL! That literally made me lol. Nice one.

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Posted in: China fails to buy agricultural goods as promised: Trump See in context

China had better get with the program or they are going to suffer.

How?

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Posted in: Singer R. Kelly arrested in Chicago on sex crime charges See in context

Here we go again, trial by media.

No. Trial by Cook County prosecutors. And about time, too.

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Posted in: China fails to buy agricultural goods as promised: Trump See in context

Trump has offered billions in aid to buy out U.S. farms badly damaged in the U.S.-China trade war. U.S. soy exports collapsed last year, virtually wiping out foreign markets farmers had spent years cultivating.

Socialism as damage control for Trump's reckless trade wars. Will this be enough to keen/gain the farm vote?

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Posted in: Merkel sits through anthems after shaking spells See in context

Wow. 14 years in office already. That's got to be hard on a person. I wish her a swift recovery.

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Posted in: In a divided Washington, British ambassador was a bridge See in context

it would be interesting to know if his comments were betrayed by someone in his government or ours.

Or the Chinese, or Russians, or Iran,...

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Posted in: 'Stranger Things' breaks Netflix viewing records See in context

I haven't seen it yet. Saving it for the long weekend - if the weather is bad. I might re-binge season 2 first.

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating son 'to discipline' him See in context

I don't suppose the new law criminalizing corporal punishment has come into effect yet, has it? Usually it takes until the next April for a law to hit the books, after it passes parliament. Anything you could add about that, JapanToday?

Good on the kid. I hope he is kept separate and safe from his dad.

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Posted in: In a divided Washington, British ambassador was a bridge See in context

I wish we could see a flood of leaks from other allied embassies. It's hard to imagine anyone says anything different.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for killing 96-year-old mother-in-law See in context

>  a country that brags about how they respect their elderly

In all my years I don't think I've ever heard the government or any individuals brag about their respect for the elderly. (Deference for elders, by juniors - yes. Respect for the elderly - nope. Subtle but important difference.)

Other than that, I agree with your post 100%.

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Posted in: U.S. diplomat for Asia to make 1st trip to Japan, region from Thurs See in context

Stilwell, an Air Force veteran who speaks Korean, Chinese and limited Japanese, 

He sounds surprisingly qualified. Not at all what I expect from this administration. I wonder how long he'll last.

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Posted in: Man arrested for killing mother after dinner menu argument See in context

skotmanforyouToday  04:30 pm JST

Darwin award 

I think you need to look up what that means.

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Posted in: Murder suspect says he had no choice but to kill because of daily violence See in context

Good that he called the police on himself right away. That lends some credence to his claims of self-defense.

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Posted in: U.S. hedge fund billionaire charged with sex trafficking minors See in context

I imagine a lot of prominent men of various stripes are suddenly very nervous. Hallelujah! May justice prevail, indeed!

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Posted in: Trump hits back as UK's top envoy who called his White House 'inept' See in context

I really want to know why someone decided to leak this.

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Posted in: You won't miss the meat in these rice and edamame burgers See in context

Burgers require BEEF!

They most certainly do NOT!

Have you never had a buffalo burger? Or a moose burger?

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Posted in: Study shows major real-world impact of cervical cancer vaccines See in context

Did you read the article Bofo?

We are seeing reduced incidence of the HPV infections.

It is known that HPV infections are a causative factor in cervical cancer over time. It will take time for lower infection rates to show up as lower cervical cancer rates and lower cancer deaths.

Do you care about cervical cancer?

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Posted in: #UnwantedIvanka campaign pokes fun at Trump's daughter See in context

Scientist Ivanka with Marie Curie is THE bomb!

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Posted in: Study shows major real-world impact of cervical cancer vaccines See in context

Great news!

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Posted in: Kyoto mayor posts letter to Kim Kardashian on Facebook,explaining what kimono really is See in context

noypikantoku,

Has Kyoto tried to trademark the words, "Wedding", "Bride", or "Chapel"?

No. Of course not.

So there is no equivalency here.

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Posted in: New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags See in context

Good on NZ. All the little things add up.

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