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    I'm not quite sure I want to travel at 500kph in a train.

    Can we put this technology down as a japanese innovation? nope! It's just copied and adapted. Even China beat Japan to the punch on this one.

    Posted in: Maglev train reaches 500 km/hour during first public test

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    It doesn't matter what Apple says or does there are always haters coming out fromunder their Android clouds to poke fun. Go ahead! Apple users don't care what you think! However, it seems Andud and Goggle l/users seem to think they are gonna make some sort of difference. I don't recall any Andud phone selling 10 million units in a single weekend, do you? Are you sure it's just an action of the sheeple? Maybe, just maybe, iPhones are better than the rest.

    Posted in: Record iPhone weekend sales top 10 million: Apple

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    Japan is currently “completely dependent on fossil fuels,” Abe said at the World Leaders Forum, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, and that his government is looking to introduce renewable energy sources at a fast

    Um, excuse me, but hasn't japan had three and a half years to get some sort plan on the board for renewable energy use? I don't recall seeing plans other than restarting the nuclear power plants. I think Abe is telling porky-pies again like he did to get the Olympics. Remember his failed promise to the Olympic committee about having all the events close to athletes' accomodation, but then did a big flip-flop after he got the games. I suspect this is a similar kind of statement to gain international favor without actually having any sort of plan to introduce renewable energy. I hope he is not referring to the two hydrogen fuel stands for cars. Has anybody else heard about his wonderful plan to introduce renewables as quickly as possible? Or, is everybody like me and just heard him and his new female minister whining about how much fossil fuels are costing Japan and why the need to get nuclear power back online?

    We all know that, 100% safety is only on paper and the reality of of said safety upgrades and inspections can be quite different.

    Posted in: Abe says Japan will not restart nuclear plants unless safety is restored 100%

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    Where are the attempted murder charges?

    Posted in: Gang of 4 arrested for extortion of Y2 mil from student's father

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    Flash backs to Bali in the 80's. You could buy a steak with 'poisonous' mushrooms on it. It was quite popular.

    Posted in: Rest stop in Shiga mistakenly sells poisonous mushrooms

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    That's one family murder reported every day for the last week. I see a pattern forming.

    Posted in: 32-year-old woman arrested for strangling her mother in Tochigi

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    I'd be more inclined to go not paying his bill at the club.

    Posted in: 71-year-old man dies after being beaten at entrance to home

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    Taiga_123 - You should not forget that nuclear energy only ever supplied a third of Japan's energy needs when all of the reactors were running. Japan only uses 3% alternative energies. If they set a target to increase this amount to around 20-25% their electricity goals would just about be met. This latest push to the reactors back online is only about the money they have invested and not about saving on fossil fuel bills. If they were serious about cutting the cost of fuels they would be pushing renewable energy sources for the long term in Japan, but they are not promoting renewables at all. They just keep pushing nuclear power so they don't have to admit they wasted billions of dollars on a failed technology.

    Posted in: Industry minister tries to convince public on need for nuclear energy

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    Of course safety of nuclear power is a huge issue, but an even bigger issue is the tens of thousands of tons of nuclear waste that will leave a black legacy for thousands of years to come. Japan is already struggling with storing nuclear waste from its existing plants without adding the hundreds of thousands of tons from the Fukushima disaster. All nuclear power is not and has never been a viable substitute for fossil fuels. The legacy of nuclear power is just as bad as (or worse than) the effect on the global environment the fossil fuels have. Yeah, fossil fuels are causing a slow death to the planet, but leaked radiation causes a fast death to anybody or anything that is exposed to it. Burying nuclear waste in deep earth faults around Japan has to be the stupidest idea ever! Fault lines move and open up. It's just another disaster waiting to happen and it will make Fukushima look like a day at the beach!

    Posted in: Industry minister tries to convince public on need for nuclear energy

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    A de facto wife just means living together and the term is usually applied to a couple that have lived together for over a year.

    Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 5-year-old daughter of de facto wife

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    RickyVee - sunshine isn't the problem. it's the vast amount of land required to make solar energy viable. also, at most it only produces energy for 12 hours a day and no possiblity of storing the unused energy created.

    Another misnomer! The rooftop of every apartment building and commercial building is ample space to supply huge amounts of solar energy. Also, geothermal energy does not require deep drilling in japan nor is it a huge earthquake risk. Every onsen in Japan can generate electricity. Do onsens create earthquakes? I don't think so.

    Posted in: Industry minister tries to convince public on need for nuclear energy

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    Anti-stupidity - Are you aware of the 50% increase in thyroid cancer of children in the areas effected by the fallout? Of course, there is no direct evidence to support that it was a result of the meltdowns. The government was very quick to eliminate those facts. Are you also aware of the 100+ suicides that have occurred in the 100,000+ people that were displaced by the meltdowns? And, how about the handful of workers that have worked themselves to death at the plant with their clean up operation? No direct deaths is a false statement.

    Posted in: Industry minister tries to convince public on need for nuclear energy

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    Yeah, Japan uses only 3% alternative energy. As I've said before, Japan has a chance to become a world leader in alternative energy, but they just keep whining about fuel costs and how much the need nuclear power. The only reason they need nuclear power is because they have invested billions of dollars in it and refuse to let it go. Now, they have put a 'token'' woman in charge of gaining public support. It's pretty pathetic really.

    Posted in: Industry minister tries to convince public on need for nuclear energy

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    So, he's 25 and unemployed and shacked up with 40 year old woman and her kid? I think the mother should share some of the blame for bringing in this loser. It's impossible to help someone that won't help themselves!

    Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 5-year-old daughter of de facto wife

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    And, they take them home and feed them to their kids. Yum! Yum! Every growing child needs their seasonal dose of pesticides and heavy metals.

    Posted in: Clam day

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    'Fair trade' and 'Japan' should never be used in the same sentence. How many Japanese corporations have been charged with price fixing in recent years? Even the japanese agricultural subsidies system is built on the structure price fixing. Opening up international trade in Japan would have a major effect on unemployment. Firstly because all these people that stand around with red glow sticks, whistles and loud speakers would get canned. Secondly, many of the secondary services like, telemarketing and telephone support for products would be shipped offshore. Japan cannot recover from its economic woes without international trade, but the current structure of the economy cannot support open international trade. Japan's economy is doomed!

    Posted in: Survey finds skepticism about trade's benefits in U.S., Japan, Europe

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    Daaaaan - Japan has the world's third largest economy built on the world's largest public debt (double the U.S.). This means, Japan has used all the public funds in failed investments (public works and the pension) and wasteful government spending (whale slaughter and overseas trips to buy IWC votes). Japan is now increasing taxes to pay off the public debt. They are taking money from the public to pay back the money they owe the public. Japan has spent too many years focussed on imperial rule and self-importance to regain the balanced relationships it needs within Asia to rebuild its economy. And, they are still doing it!

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery

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    Japan, China and South Korea have agreed to work together

    I'll believe that when I see it!

    Posted in: Japan, China, S Korea to ensure geopolitical risks don't threaten recovery

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    But the report added that depressed conditions were due partly to poor weather—Japan was inundated with heavy rainfall and a string of typhoons this summer.

    Oh, I see! So, their economic recovery plan for the so-called 'world's third largest economy' is so fickle it is effected by the weather? Can we conclude that they have no idea what they are doing?

    Posted in: Gov't downgrades view of economy as Abe promises reform

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    There has been around 40 people killed in australia through terrorism since 2000. However, there has been over 20,000 killed through domestic and alcohol fuelled violence. It seems like they are chasing the wrong kind of violence.

    Just another note about this: PM Abbott cut spending for social services and increased university fees so he could afford to increase the spending on anti-terrorism, which went through two weeks ago. It should be noted that, although there are a lot of suspicions and accusations no evidence has been produced and no charges have been laid. I'm not sure if there is a legitimate threat of this is just the Abbott government trying to justify their budget.

    Posted in: Australia to bring in tougher anti-terror laws

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