5 mill yen a crab! Holy Crab! LOL!
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If you only flush the toilet once a day you will save a lot of water.
Very true, mate. However, it is a bit hard to do. In Australia, we have dual flush toilet which allows you to flush using half or full tank of water. Funny thing is the design was developed by Japanese sanitary product manufacturer TOTO in 1960.
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Looks like some JT readers does not know what "minority government" is. Below is from Wikipedia:
A minority government, minority cabinet or minority parliament is a cabinet formed in a parliamentary system when a political party or coalition of parties does not have a majority of overall seats in the parliament. It is sworn into office, with or without the formal support of other parties, to enable a government to be formed. Under such a government, legislation can only be passed with the support of enough other members of the legislature to provide a majority, encouraging multi-partisanship. In bicameral parliaments, the term relates to the situation in chamber whose confidence is considered most crucial to the continuance in office of the government (generally, the lower house).
A minority government tends to be much less stable than a majority government because if they can unite for the purpose, opposing parliamentary members have the numbers to vote against legislation, or even bring down the government with a vote of no confidence.
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Looking at the pic above. I think those who said people are overreacting needs to eat humble pie now.
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Well, they generally disparage non-Chinese. They make a LOT of Americans especially look like imbeciles. It was good propaganda for them....until the sights were leveled squarely at China.
I am sure early in season 1 or 2. There is an episode in which the kids play dodge ball for their school and become local champion. Then they go on to play in an international competition. However, all other teams pull out because one team is so powerful with their tough training and the use of drugs that always beat the hell out of their opponents. Guess what team is it? China. The Chinese kids are drawn having small eyes and wearing straw hats. I wonder maybe they pull that episode and allowed others for viewing.
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This does not surprise me. However, I was surprised that "South Parks" was allowed access in China being the kind of cartoon it is.
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I am curious. Are the water just tap water or filtered or else? By the way is tap water in Japan safe for drinking? Do Japanese usually boil the water before drinking? Here in Australia, many drink straight from the tap. I am one of them, too. However, my wife insist boiling the water first. My younger brother in Hong Kong only drinks bottled water.
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Instead just pushing through, Is it very difficult for Japanese to say 'Excuse me'? This happens to me a few times when a person in a hurry find me blocking his way on escalator.
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So much for all those fanciful stories about people leaving their wallets and other valuables accidentally behind in Japan and random strangers returning it.
Don't believe the hype.
I was holidaying in Osaka 2 years ago and stupidly left my handbag on a JR West train. Luckly someone handed it to the Lost Property counter. When I got my bag back, I found my passport, the rental wifi router, my old digital camera and other items were inside. However, the ￥2,000 cash I put away for the airport train was gone. There are always good and bad people outhere.
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Part of the problem lies in the fact that power lines in Japan are largely above ground.
It is true that underground powerlines are better against typhoon. However, underground powerlines are more difficult to mainten, repair or replace since you have to dig up the ground and then repath it. I read an article in the past and it says power poles have an interesting advantage in Japan. They provide easy space for street signs, community notice etc.
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Just curious. Do workers in Japan get compassionate and bereavement leave or long service leave?
In where I live employees are entitled to eight and two thirds weeks of long service leave upon the completion of at least 10 years of continuous employment with their employer. On top of this, they are entitled to four and one third weeks for each additional five years of service after the initial 10 years.
My wife has worked for the same company for over 20 years. She can take a very long 4 month holiday (if approved by her boss) when she use all her annual leave and long service leave together!
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Just curious. Do people still need to go to work or schools? In some countries, eg Hong Kong, schools and offices are closed and people are not required to attend or if they are already there they are sent home when a typhoon has caused severe disruption (this is determined by what warning signal the weather bureau has put up). How about in Japan?
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The people with their heads in the sand are the ones that read about one nutcase on JT and think that represents the average citizen.
You are right. So are those who sees the thriving of Korean district in Japan and brags about how Japanese has high tolerance for foreigners. If so why the immigration intake of Japan is so low for fear of high intake of immigrants can cause social problem.
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low crime levels (both violent and petty), infrastructure designed to withstand natural shocks and low risk of computer malware."
By category, Tokyo saw the strongest performance in digital security, coming in first. But it came in second, behind Osaka, in health security, fourth for infrastructure security and also fourth for personal security, with the report pointing out that the city is still plagued by corruption and organized crime.
People really need to read the whole article before making comments. There are other categories like infrastructure design, digital security etc that determines the ranking, not just crime rate. By the way Tokyo comes in fourth for personal security, it says the city is still plagued by corruption and organized crime. However, Tokyo is a relatively safe compared to many other major cities over the world.
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Isn't it just blowing hot and humid air in your face?
Maybe if it had some small cooler or ice compartment, maybe.
You are right. Some do have small compartment where you can put icy water it blows cold mist on you.
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Eh? Wouldn't this be the perfect opportunity to use non single use traditional Japanese fans and encourage eco ?
Unfortunately those fans are powered by swinging human hands which have very short life span.
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These fans have been around for a very long time. However, the newer ones come with rechargeable lithium battery and better motors which gives longer battery life and better air flow. It maybe not a heat beaker but it is better than nothing.
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For years I have been suggesting that countries, not cities, host these types of games
Although not a country, the IOC is going to let a region or a state to host an Olympic in the future. It was on my local news because my city is considering bidding for the Olympic. It said the change can make it more attractive to those people who worries about the cost.
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These people will need a holiday to get over their holiday.
LOL. I wonder if their bosses will buy this.
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You do not need to write an essay or write a lot to explain it. People simply just do not like others digging up the past. Especially when it is a shameful one.
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It added that it was important in such public places to be recognized and seen, which besides the burqa, also bans a face-covering helmet or hood. A person could be fined 150 euros ($165).
Looks like cosplayers in the Netherlands will need to be very careful now. So are those people dressing up as mascots for events. All can now only be done in privates.
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Is this what they teach in Ethics class at high school?
However, the great University of Society also teaches people that when business is hard to come by and you need money, ethics can go to hell.
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Johnson insisted that while he wanted a deal, it could only happen if the EU budged, especially on an insurance policy for the Irish border that has been rejected by UK lawmakers.
He already said it. Unless EU budged there will be no deal. EU will not do that. So what is he going to do? Threaten to go to war? Do something super annoying?
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If the headline read "Foreign tourists and Japanese citizens warned not to fly drones during Sumida River Fireworks Festival". I'd be.... nice, they included the Japanese too and didn't single out foreigners.
The article says 'The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department has issued a notice in English to remind foreign tourists that operating drones in the area during the festival is prohibited.' because 'Many tourists who have been reprimand for operating unauthorized drones in Tokyo claim that they were unaware of the city’s strict regulations.' It is not singleing out foreigners. Good on the Tokyo Police doing something to solve this problem!
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China started this kind of protest. One time the Chinese authority took aim at Uniqlo, saying the map on the back of its catalogue ,which show the no. if it's stores in each Asian country, did not put Taiwan as part of China. Uniqlo apologized and withdrew the catalogue. It is just a bloody catalogue! A while ago Russia was at the kind of thing. Now it is Korea's turn. This childish protesting is spreading
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BORING! The communist Chinese government has been saying this since 1949. Maybe they forget they said it a while ago. Someone should just tell them we all knows and please try something new.
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Unless the man left and came back with it, I highly doubt he used a shotgun. Kind of a large weapon to be slinging around in public without someone saying something.
If it was a sawn-off shotgun then it would be much easier to conceal it. However, just like other said it was likely to be a handgun.
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I was being sarcastic.
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Only in Japan! This will showcase the level of Robots and AI to the world, which will be a boost to tourism.
Very true. The Robot Restaurant in Kabukicho, Shinjuku,
Tokyo is very popular among foreigner tourist. Last time I was in Tokyo I want to check it out but the ticket price is around ￥8,000! Way beyond my means!
Furthermore, its safer if a Robot get hit by a discus or flying javelin in the stadium, than a human volunteer!
A very good point, from what I see in the picture it does not look like it can pick up javelins and discuses so I guess they are designing another robot to pick them up. I am sure they are not putting any human volunteer in the field.
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