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    Has this already been proven? Are they sure he didnt have some kind of heartattack or something?

    You don't reprogram flight computers when you are having a heart attack.

    Posted in: Sad day

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    This article is missing a ton of things (not withstand it is a bit of old news).

    For Americans with foreign income, the reporting on FATCA is year end of $100,000 USD or over. Notwithsanding Americans already need to file an FBAR for over 10,000 USD (this has been around for years and years).

    Also reading the agreement between Japan and the US (you can see it online), Japan only needs to report any account holder who's value is over $50,000 USD, so if you are under, another thing not to worry about. Also if your Japn account has no "US" links (eg transfers there, or withdrawals) it is hard to identify as a US account holder if you opened your account in the past. New accoutns must be identified, but older ones are harder.

    Posted in: Attention U.S. taxpayers: Are you ready for FATCA?

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    I wonder if we will be able to buy the English direct download version with a Japanese IP address and credit card. I ??hope it's not: 'We're sorry, this version of Windows is not available in your area'.

    Windows 10 will be a FREE upgrade to existing Windows users (using both legitimate and illegal copies).

    Posted in: Windows 10 coming to 190 countries, 111 languages

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    Their *business side is conducted in English, their retail side is still in Japanese. Not withstanding, Rakuten doesn't actually sell anything but rather is a marketplace (online market) for Japanese retailers to sell their items (rakuten provides the venue), no regulation on those retailers being able to speak English.

    Posted in: 'Englishisation' - Is it working?

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    Without a doubt that Delta and US airlines in generally do provide not so great service compared to rivals in Asia, no doubt about that!!

    BUT Qatar airlines new fleet compared to delta, address the issue, why is that? Qatar airlines was founded in 1993 vs a legacy airline like Delta, and how does Qatar get those brand new airlines, perhaps through these "subsidies" or whatever you like to call them.

    Posted in: Qatar Airways boss accuses Delta of flying 'crap' planes

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    Contrary to Hollywood and the news, in the United States, traffic accidents is one of the leading causes of death among police officers.

    Posted in: Policeman killed in hit-and-run while on traffic patrol

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    15 year olds are still children under the law in Japan. Is it be correct to chase children on the road thus provoking an accident? No, the answer is to alert other police in the area and follow the children (at a distance)until they can safely be apprehended......

    Provoking the accident? Wasn't the police's fault. Did you miss the fact that they had already ran a red light and was going down the wrong way of the street? The girl riding the minibike was already provoking an accident** before **the police attempted to stop them. Unless you don't think going through red lights and driving on the wrong way of the street is not provoking an accident?

    Posted in: Two 15-year-old girls on minibike crash after police chase; one dead

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    While barriers could have prevented this accident, this is another reason why people shouldn't be running on the platforms, many warnings that people often ignore, just like talking on your phone on the platforms. Sure train companies have a responsibility to protect customers, but customers also have a responsibility as well to stay safe, and running on train platforms is not one of them.

    Posted in: Man hit and killed by train at Nakano Station in Tokyo

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    Facts: -Girl didn't have a license -Girl didn't have a helmet -Girls drove through a RED light -Girls drove down the WRONG WAY of a street.

    Who's fault is the accident? The police? WHAT? Man some of you really want to blame the police for every single thing bad that ever happens. My train was late, blame it on the police. Getting old.

    Posted in: Two 15-year-old girls on minibike crash after police chase; one dead

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    Blinded him for a second, he hit the kids, and he didn't stop because....? What did he do for two hours?

    Posted in: 4 elementary school children injured in hit-and-run

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    Truth is, NTV will benefit from this anyway from all the hype caused by the media they'd probably see a hike in viewership. Later, she will end up interviewing some new hot baseball player, and she'd be married off by 2018 when she's 25. Typical Japanese news announcer job.

    Posted in: NTV settles with college girl; offers her announcer position

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    Before we jump the gun, who knows it could of been material from the woman's own teeth, I mean, she's eating McDonalds, it can't be good for you tobegin with, even though the person has denied that being the case, we don't have all the details yet.

    As with news in the US, there are people willing to jump on the bandwagon for some publicity. Let's wait and see for the investigation.

    Posted in: Woman finds dental material in McDonald's Japan burger

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    In the whole scheme of things (number of people served vs incidents), McDonalds food and it's industry is much safer and more regulated or rather scrutinized, rather than trying to cover-up these incidences like some other companies have done.

    Posted in: McDonald's apologizes for tooth, plastic found in food

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    I don't know if they should start selling Mochi with packaging like cigarettes, with big fat warnings on them, though I doubt that will work.

    Note to self: Don't eat mochi by myself.

    Posted in: 6 people taken to Tokyo hospitals after choking on 'mochi;' 2 die

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    Sugawara has admitted he is the man in the photos but denied stealing anything from the woman.

    Looking at the video, I see he's holding what appears to be high heels...

    Posted in: Man arrested for stealing woman's high heel shoes, smartphone

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    I am all for chasing people who have known to have murdered or raped or represent a know threat to life but to >continue to drive at dangerous speeds on a public road no matter who you are is pure stupidity. Take the plate and >send them a fine.

    The guy took off just when the police flashed their lights at him, that's pretty much when the accident happened, it's not like the police was chasing the guy for miles and miles then the accident happened. Any case the was under the influence, who knows he would of killed/injured someone anyway by turning the wrong way and driving drunk, police or no police present. Isn't that a threat to life in itself.

    Posted in: Student dies after she is hit by car being chased by police

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    What is the difference between attention and attenhut?

    The difference is** attention is the position you are standing, **attenhut is the order to stand at attention.

    Posted in: Attention!

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    Magnet, unfortunately having a military guy as a leader almost always leads to a dictatorship

    Not always the case. Churchill was an officer in the British military, he also held many military type positions throughout his career before becoming Prime Minister. As mentioned Eisenhower was also the Supreme Allied Commander but did not become a dictator after WW2.

    Posted in: SDF chief urges early crisis management pact with China

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    This warning is hardly "news" as it has been the standard warning on the US Embassy's site for Tokyo for years now.

    Posted in: U.S. Embassy warns citizens about drink spiking in Roppongi

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    No DNA test for sexual abuse?

    Who says there wasn't a test, but remember this crime was illegal dumping of a body. As you know usually these charges are later upgraded to murder/manslaughter as it is standard procedure to charge someone with illegal disposal of a body before they get upgraded to another charge or trial of murder/manslaughter etc.

    Posted in: 2 men convicted of disposing of girl's body in cardboard box

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