Badge213's past comments

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    Hon Hai is the official name of the company, it's trade name is Foxconn.

    Posted in: Foxconn says it has agreed with Sharp on most points of a takeover deal

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    So after decades, one visiting professor just happens to "suspect" this? Maybe his translations are wrong?

    While Japan maintains primary responsibility (as it should as a nation) it does not at all diminish the role of the United States and it's mission to defend Japan and restore peace to the area. Let's look at the other parts NOT mentioned in this article.

    Lets look at the guidelines:

    If an armed attack against Japan occurs despite diplomatic efforts and deterrence, Japan and the United States will cooperate to repel promptly the attack and deter any further attacks to return peace and security to Japan. Such coordinated actions will contribute to the reestablishment of peace and security in the region. <<

    The United States Armed Forces will support and supplement the Self-Defense Forces to defend Japan. The United States will take actions to shape the regional environment in a way that supports the defense of Japan and reestablishes peace and security.

    Recognizing that all instruments of national power will be required to defend Japan, the two governments respectively will employ a whole-of-government approach, utilizing their respective chains-of-command, to coordinate actions through the Alliance Coordination Mechanism. The United States will employ forward-deployed forces, including those stationed in Japan, and introduce reinforcements from elsewhere, as required. Japan will establish and maintain the basis required to facilitate these deployments.

    The two governments will take actions as appropriate to provide defense of each other’s forces and facilities in response to an armed attack against Japan.

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    The proposed first station after Shinagawa would be Hashimoto Station in Sagamihara, Kanagawa rather than Sagamihara station itself.

    Posted in: JR begins construction of maglev line station at Shinagawa

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    The guy lied on his immigration documents. Any country including your own would deny entry for folks lying on their immigration forms.

    He wants to visit Japan to do his business then get a proper visa like the rest of us.

    Each nation reserves the right to deny entry for whoever they want. Japan denied entry to Paris Hilton a few years back, I'm sure the same folks here were praising that.

    Posted in: O'Barry ordered deported from Japan

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    Deport is the wrong term. Denied entry is the correct term. One is deported only if the have entered the country legally or illegally and go through a formal deportation hearing. In this case he was denied entry at the port of entry which is a different proceedure.

    Posted in: O'Barry ordered deported from Japan

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    Ah an INTERNET poll that even admits the data is not clear on overlap. Nor how the questions were presented/asked etc. Ask a question a certain way you're going to get an answer you want.

    Posted in: Japanese women asked what does and doesn’t constitute cheating on their boyfriend

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    If you are a US citizen and have PR in Japan, and you let the US gov't take your passport you become stateless.

    Uh no you don't.

    Cancelling a passport does not equal losing nationality.

    Note that all citizens are nationals of the united states, but not all nationals are citizens of the united states but have US passports. This is why us passports say NATIONALITY in them, not Citizenship. This is a caviat of US nationality law.

    Posted in: Memo to U.S. citizens: Pay your taxes or you may lose your passport

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    Because a decade ago Japanese companies figured something out, why give free wifi when you can charge for it. You also fail to forget that subscription paid mobile connection was and continues to be the norm, no reason 10 years ago to give it out ror free.

    Posted in: Solar-powered public Wi-Fi station installed in Nagano

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    The woman in pink, obvious paid actress.

    Posted in: Ad publicly shames commuters in real-time for 'smartphone walking' in train station

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    This news, and half a dozen or more every week,

    Half a dozen in a country of nearly 125,000,000 isn't that bad considering the dozens of people getting shot every day in America for example.

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    Many reasons: Immigration officers ask questions to see how you answer sometimes rather than what you answer. Not all Americans live or lived in America or have ever been to America. Passports are issued to US nationals and US citizens. US passports only designate nationality, look inside, it says NATIONALITY not CITIZENSHIP. Not many people know, All US citizens are US Nationals, but not all US nationals are US citizens. Final reason, some people just ask stupid questions.

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    The JR Nichinan line is pretty rural, at the southern tip of Japan. Many of the stations are unstaffed and are essentially sheds in some parts just a platform stop.

    Posted in: Elderly couple killed after their truck hit by train on crossing

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    To be fair, no police official quoted in this article said it was a "headache" so don't blame the police on this one. It is the author of the article that is making that statement, not the police.

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    English is the international language of aviation control. Yes however, IATA regulations allow the use of "the language used by the station on the ground."

    A Korean pilot flying for a Korean airline has to speak English both to the Korean air traffic control and the Japanese air traffic control.

    If the Korean pilot was also fluent in Japanese, IATA regulations allows him to use Japanese only if he wished.
    From IATA: pilots on international flights shall demonstrate language proficiency in either English or the language used by the station on the ground.<<

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    "Common sense" is subjective. Might be common sense to campers and others, but not so "common" to another group of people.

    If you live in a big city with lots of tourists, you see many things that might be "common sense" to city foks, but no so "common" to people not used to living in the big cities, and vice versa.

    Posted in: 7-year-old girl dies of carbon monoxide poisoning in tent

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    What? They're still investigating that? It's quite obvious he did it. What are the odds of another suspect's (similar) footprints found at all those murder scenes?

    Doesn't matter what is "obvious" it might appear. The law is about evidence of fact, intent, and many other factors to pull together a case, not like what you watch on 60 minute police dramas. They would be negligent in their jobs if they just threw up their arms and said "yep it's obvious we got the guy, lets pack up and go".

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    Bangladesh has no world heritage sites, so not really worth going to.

    Sure you want to double check on that?

    Posted in: Suga expresses outrage at killing of Japanese man in Bangladesh

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    If you look around the world, it is rare (with the exceptions of some cities like NYC) to have 24 hour per day subway service.

    What I do think is that on certain days like Friday and Saturdays, train services should be extended to at least 2 or 3 AM. Similar to what they do in Washington DC, during the weekday it shutsdown around midnight for cleaning/maintenance, but on Friday and Saturdays they have extended hours because of the larger number of people out in the evenings during the weekend.

    Running trains 24 hours a day would increase fares due to the higher maintenance costs. Look at NYC, 24/7 yes, but debt in the millions and ever increasing farehikes. If they do run trains overnight then a premium might need to be added for overnight service to match the extra costs of maintenance and personnel costs.

    Posted in: Do you think trains and subways in Japan should operate 24 hours a day?

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    I highly suggest people get tempered glass covers for their phones and tablets. They are superior than film covers. I was skeptical until last month when the glass cover saved my tablet from almost screen destruction. I've even tested scratching it with a knife, NOT A MARK on it.

    Posted in: Why phones break: Screens get stronger, yet we demand more

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    While I can "understand", it is not the proper thing to do. A doctor is to "DO NO HARM".
    So the man went to the hospital many times, maybe there could of been another underlining cause (not in this case, but another case), mental or otherwise, a doctor is to help find the best treatment. If the best treatment is sending him to jail then call the police to handle the work, don't just hit the guy. Heck, he could have actually been suffering from something, doctors don't catch everything.

    Posted in: Doctor punches patient in stomach after his third visit to ER in one night

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