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    If I recall many of these collectors are not actually NHK employees, but rather 3rd party collection agencies hired by NHK. There are various laws that actually protect us from these collectors. There is a series of videos on youtube in Japanese from a Japanese lawyer confronting many of these guys for falsely reprenting they are NHK, in one case the collector was arrested. I forgot the search trm in Japanese but if you browse youtube you might find them.

    Posted in: NHK tags house of man who refuses to pay fees

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    Children supervision lacks in this country

    Don't know about you, but when I was 9 I was running out in the forest with friends and playing games without parental supervision.

    Posted in: 9-year-old boy falls to his death from 13th floor

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    JT, this article needs to be corrected. The machines can't print residence cards, instead they can print Residence Certificates eg your JUMINHYO, which often googletranslates mistranslates into Card.

    Not mentioned in all of the article is that to do all of that stuff like change your address, print your residency information, print seal registration, requires you to possess a JUKI-CARD issued by the city office. The machines will do none of those items without your juki-card and pin number.

    I know because this system has aleady been deployed in my area the last year.

    This article needs to be cleaned up!!!

    Posted in: Japanese convenience stores to get even more awesome this year

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    I agree with a picture. I remember the first time I got a haircut in Japan, I brought a picture of me with shorter hair, and I also took a picture of my current hair, I drew lines on the picture to show how short I wanted.

    No problems at all. The first barber shop I went to in Japan is still the only barber I go to. Nowadays, I just say "onaji desu" and they know exactly what to do.

    Posted in: Getting a haircut in Japan: A survival guide

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    At the same time, Japanese Defense Force aircraft are in the Indian Ocean assisting in the search for Malaysia Airlines 370, of which the majority of passengers were Chinese.

    Posted in: China snubs Japan over international warship gathering

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    Good job for catching him.

    Posted in: Man arrested for robbing two Tokyo convenience stores

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    American hysteria had no basis.

    No basis? Except for the 30,000-80,000 Russian troops build up around the border of Ukraine, and former Baltic state NATO allies very worried about Russia. YEP NO BASIS for worry at all.

    Posted in: Putin calls Obama to seek diplomatic end to Ukraine crisis

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    100 a year!!! Glad I actually use a ninble windows Tablet, has office preinstalled, no yearly fees required.

    Posted in: Microsoft's Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

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    If it matters, what is left out of the article is that the uniforms (if implemented) would only be used on the A330 flights. All other SkyMark flights operated (by boeing aircraft) would continue to use (their "uniforms").

    If anyone has ever flown SkyMark you would note that their ground staff and cabin crews actually don't wear "traditional" uniforms tobegwin with. Many times it's just either a poloshirt or flightweight jacket with the company emblem. As a LCC they have dispensed with expensive uniforms (other than the miniskirt one proposed here).

    Posted in: Mini-skirt turbulence at Skymark Airlines

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    The landmark tower has more floors, however the floor to ceiling factor must be shorter? The landmark tower is 296m high. The new building in Osaka is 300m high.

    Posted in: Japan's tallest building opens in Osaka

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    J-police haters out in force today! I have to give the police credit when credit is due. Unfortunately too many posters here will jump at ANY reason to bash the police. I for one salute the officers, especially the ones who caught the recent stabber in Chiba, and the ones who tracked down the missing girl in Sapporo, or the one who stopped the Akihabara stabber.

    Posted in: Support your local police

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    Don't want to do the time? Don't due the crime!

    Posted in: Paroled Australian drug mule Corby brandishes knife before Indonesian official

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    China is also watching the USA's reaction. It could see the Ukraine situation as a green light for its expansion.

    Ukraine and the US have no security alliance nor are they any US bases in the Ukraine. Completely different than the US-Japan relationship. China isn't that stupid.

    Posted in: Japan expresses concern over Russia's Ukraine move

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    Think I'll be heading to the bookstore today to get a copy.

    Posted in: SDF show off their feminine side with calendar

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    Some posters seemed to be missing the point entirely. There's nothing wrong with using a online dating service, it works for some it doesn't work for others. The key word here is FRAUD. Just because someone is looking for a relationship doesn't mean they are free to be an open victim of fraud.

    Fraud (noun): wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain.

    The people here were victims of fraud no matter if you think of the victim.

    Posted in: Desperate singles fall for apartment fraud

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    ^ That is clearly stated in the article, they are not members.

    However it is a poster to get money and recruits. Many advertisements don't use real employees.

    Any case, if Japan had somesort of Foreign Legion program like the French, I wouldn't mind joining.

    Posted in: SDF show off their feminine side with calendar

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    Finding culprits would be difficult (for the past cases), because the last person who checked out the book could of been completely innocent (someone else before them, or even before them could of vandalized the books). Hopefully, good, VERIFIABLE contact information was submitted when they got their library card. Doubts are that not great record keeping.

    In the future, I agree that these books might be better as a requested book behind a counter where someone needs to be verified or signed for it. But then you get into the conflict of openness and freedoms. I hope they capture the people responsible so it doesn't turn that way.

    Posted in: Israel to give copies of Anne Frank book to Tokyo libraries

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    @JoeBigs Maybe you need to read the full article. The officer did not being to shoot blindly. The officers were approaching the suspect's car, the suspect saw the police and tried to escape, during the escape attemped he ramed his car into one police officer who was pinned between the car and a telephone poll, the car began hitting other cars in the area putting other people in danger. It is all written in the article. The car was a deadly weapon and this is definitely a justified shooting. Don't know how you concluded it was shooting blindly.

    Posted in: Policeman fires at fleeing suspect in car

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    The last part of this article needs to be re-inserted to near the top. It is a big piece of information to why the officer fired.

    Posted in: Policeman fires at fleeing suspect in car

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    I think the issue you see here is the Government regulation vs the airline to decide whether or not to allow such a practice.

    The original ban was there was a false thought that cellphone useage could bring down an airplane because the network would interfere with electronics on the aircraft. No airplane has ever crashed because someone left their phone on. FCC and many foreign aviation authorities have investigated this matter and shown it to be false. Thus there is no reason for the government to regulate this. It should be up to the airlines to allow it or not. If not for voice, than data, and text messaging should be allowed vs paying 20bux for wifi on the plane.

    Posted in: U.S. officials at odds over cell phone use on planes

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