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Posted in: What happens if you get a traffic ticket in Japan? See in context

This article is wonderful, if not for allowing all of this lived experience to be added.

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Posted in: Electric spoon See in context

Did this not win an Ig Noble prize? Old news?

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Posted in: Aiming for Paris See in context

Go Mei!!

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Posted in: Complaints against foreign go-kart drivers increase in Tokyo See in context

So many haters. Give it a try. It really is a hoot. And dangerous AF.

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Posted in: Smoking: a costly habit in search of a home See in context

...the first thing that hit you at Narita when you walked into the main area, was the faint smell of stale smoke...

That's what it is! I couldn't put my finger on it.

Yep, back in the day, the Joban Line was all smoking. And drinking. And fishy fish stick eating. Ahh, the good ol' days. Except for the smoking, of course.

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Posted in: Yamazaki Baking praised for assistance after Japan earthquake See in context

Correct, Fightos様, that is also the case for the yakuza.

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Posted in: 'Urban mining' offers green solution to old solar panels See in context

BTW I work in the waste industry. I am both amazed and appalled at the dumping/recycling ratio in my 'progressive' region.

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Posted in: Drinking during holidays and special occasions could affect how you parent your kids See in context

Parenting in moderation, Herve? You, my fellow human, are a genius!

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of parents in Chiba Prefecture See in context

OMG! They live among us.

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Posted in: 9-month-old girl being carried by mother dies after car backs into them at supermarket See in context

Imagine for a moment that you are poor Kuroki, in your little sedan, parked nose in between a highace and an elgrande, that weren't there when you parked up. You start reversing out slowly and you hear/feel a slight bump.

Imagine for a bit longer that you are a mum walking through the carpark, bub strapped to your front thereby creating a minor blindspot as you crane your head to talk to your precious cargo. The next thing you know, your knees has been taken out and you collapse on the ground on top of baby...

There was no malicious intent and you could easily transpose someone from any gender or age into this position. Unfortunate all round. RIP little one.

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Posted in: 3rd release of treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant ends safely, TEPCO says See in context

I'm sure the local surfers are elated that it 'ended safely'.

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Posted in: Man arrested for assaulting woman on street in Kagoshima Prefecture See in context

Perhaps it's time for Japan to treat alcohol the same way as other recreational drugs. Didn't think so.

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Posted in: Being told where their blood ends up encourages donors to give again See in context

It was the discovery that my hard-earned plasma was being sold with no compensation for me other than a cookie that stopped me from making any more donations.

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Posted in: Man dies in Australia after whale collides with boat See in context

There's another one to add to the 'dangerous creatures of Australia' list.

RIP fellow mariners.

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Posted in: Skateboarding success See in context

No link to highlights?

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Posted in: Keep your hands free with this backpack umbrella stand See in context

Or buy a raincoat and stay dry.

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Posted in: Stay prepared with disaster prevention slippers See in context

Available in two sizes- not big enough and nowhere near big enough.

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Posted in: Disaster Prevention Day See in context

Step one, wear your helmet like you want it to save your life, not look 'cool' on your corpse.

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Posted in: Man, daughter found dead in apparent murder-suicide See in context

Garypen, now you've got me interested in his employed status.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 17-year prison term for ex-Chiba police inspector over 2 rape charges See in context

I'm willing to suggest that two isn't even the actual number of incidents. He should swing as an example to other cops.

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Posted in: For travelers who want to avoid babies and kids, one airline will test an adults-only section See in context

It's a good idea. Now if they can only prevent the sound of screaming kids from entering the restricted zone...

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Posted in: North Korea launches 2 ballistic missiles toward sea See in context

I'm not sure that the starving masses are impressed.

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Posted in: Australian police investigate how 3 died after apparently eating wild mushrooms at family meal See in context

It turns out her husband was hospitalised last year and placed in a coma after becoming very ill. She's clearly tried this before.

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Posted in: Woman stabbed outside Osaka apartment See in context

"Police said they are questioning the victim about any possible reason why her acquaintance stabbed her."

I feel doubly sorry for her having to endure both the stabbing and the J cop inquisition.

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Posted in: Student arrested for alleged possession of cannabis, stimulant drug See in context

0.019grams? That sounds like half a seed. You know you can buy hemp seeds to feed your budgie with? Maybe some spec of a leaf had blown through his window and landed in his dorm. The 'stimulants' on the other hand? Not cool.

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Posted in: Convenience store clerk arrested for punching customer over receipt in Hyogo Prefecture See in context

At least the clerk didn't let him leave the store then call the cops claiming that the customer had stolen the beer. No receipt to prove his purchase.

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Posted in: 4 air crew members missing after an Australian army helicopter ditched off the Queensland coast See in context

Those Taipans have had a lot of issues. R.I.P.

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Posted in: 3 men arrested for pushing elderly woman off bicycle and stealing her wallet See in context

They'll get their comeuppance in prison. Oh, hang on...

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Posted in: 89-year-old man arrested for indecent behavior in elevator See in context

Dr Maybe, you nailed it!

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Posted in: Michelin Japan creating 3D printed future for emerging businesses See in context

^^^yes but they have been beyond the reach of many creative minded companies. Perhaps this will allow some amazing innovations to be achieved. Kudos to Michelin Japan I say.

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