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    FightingViking

    The official website of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday showed minutes from the April 1 meeting

    Let's not forget that that was "April Fool's day"...

    Posted in: Gov't starts publishing minutes of cabinet meetings for first time

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    FightingViking

    I'm not about to "accuse" anyone but, if there was no "forced entry" I think that means that it's about time the Japanese people learned to lock their doors...

    Posted in: 79-year-old woman stabbed to death in Shizuoka home

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    @Fandango Spoonmonkey

    Go to an animal shelter and adopt one. Lots of abandoned cats and dogs need love.

    Yes, my "ex-police" dog came from JAWS and it was "love at first sight" ! From being a timid, scared, sad-faced Lab, he became the "talk of the town" by his good manners and proud stance. I miss him dearly.

    Posted in: Lonely? Rent a cat

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    FightingViking

    I forgot to mention the "orange light" I stopped at was a VERY "ripe" orange... in fact, it immediately turned into a "blood orange"...

    Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light

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    FightingViking

    It IS very dangerous to stop at a yellow light... I did it some years ago on Ome Kaido (as I saw the light changing as I approached) only to have a small truck run right into the back of my car. I now check if there's anyone too close behind me when there's a "yellow light" in front and if so, I go through.

    Posted in: Driver turns herself in to police for failing to stop at yellow traffic light

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    Panasonic asked a group of moms in their 40s, 50s, and 60s, and the overwhelming winner, being requested by 78% of those polled, was “health and beauty electronics.”

    Well, I don't need “health and beauty electronics.” - my health and beauty are just fine... ;) Anyway, just reading the title, I imagined the "electronic gadgets" to be more like a new "Laptop" or an iPhone (both of which would be much more "up my street") however, if truth be told, I'd just like to know if my son still loves me even through our numerous squabbles...

    Posted in: Gadgets before flowers – Japanese moms reveal what they really want for Mother’s Day

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    FightingViking

    Too late for us... :'(

    Posted in: Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

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    FightingViking

    Unfortunately, I was given an injection for inducing the birth of our first son but the doctor hadn't verified first if I might be allergic to it. Luckily, he had only given me 1/4 of a "normal" dose but it nearly killed both of us... I try not to need doctors over here and usually wait 'till I go back to France on holiday.

    Posted in: 78-year-old woman dies after X-ray at hospital

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    Can't be very "practical" when they need "to go"... and definitely NOT for the claustrophobic !

    Posted in: A fetish for full body suits in Japan

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    @SamuraiBlue

    Highways in the US in cities like LA and/or NY is worse in terms of congestion then Shutoko.

    You're most probably right ! I've only been on the ones in Texas and they're very aptly named "Freeways".

    Posted in: Everything you ever wanted to know about Tokyo's toll road system

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    “We have received a report from local fishermen that they have postponed the departure from April 22 to 26 because they need more time to gather crew members,” he said.

    What an extraordinary coïncidence ! President Obama is due to arrive on the 21st and leave on the 25th but the new date for the whale hunt will be the 26th ? Amazing !

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

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    FightingViking

    An official from the fisheries agency confirmed to AFP that the departure had been delayed, but insisted it was nothing to do with the high-profile visit.

    Are we REALLY supposed to believe that ?

    Posted in: Japan to redesign Antarctic whale hunt

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    @kchoze

    "Expressway" means a road that has no at-grade intersection (stop signs, traffic lights, etc...) but rather entry and exit ramps, so that cars never have to stop to let conflicting movements through, barring congestion of course. It doesn't refer to the maximum speed allowed.

    I guess my English is not as good as it should be... I DO know what "Expressway" means and have been driving on the Japanese so-called "Expressways" for the last 35 years and have yet to see one that is NOT "congested"... They have also changed the speed limit from 100Km/h to 80Km/h but very often, one is lucky to be able to run at 40-50Km/h, which is a pain when one is in a hurry. They should maybe check out the "Expressways" in France and also in America, they're for REAL!

    Posted in: Everything you ever wanted to know about Tokyo's toll road system

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    FightingViking

    I've often wondered why they're called "Expressways" ? It is extremely rare that I can drive at the speed limit - which means I won't get caught fro "speeding" however, when one is in a hurry, it would be nice to at least go at a "decent" speed.

    I'm also afraid of the "age" of these roads, there was already the collapse of a tunnel some time back and I often wonder when the next road/tunnel/bridge is going to collapse.

    I did love the last sentence of the article though !

    Somewhere a village is missing its idiot.

    Posted in: Everything you ever wanted to know about Tokyo's toll road system

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    @borscht

    As for a parent who smokes trying to forbid a child from smoking,

    That is not always true... I used to smoke and so did their father but neither of my sons can stand the smell of smoke - and since I stopped many years ago, I can't either.

    It does show just how much "influence" Japanese parents have on the children though ! For example :

    “My child simply wouldn’t listen to me, so I eventually just gave up on trying to stop him,”

    When he ends up in hospital, attached to an oxygen machine (like my ex-husband was before he died of cancer of the lungs) she may change her mind about getting her orders obeyed...

    Posted in: 23 people in Kanagawa face charges for allowing minors to smoke, drink alcohol

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    FightingViking

    Not a day passes without some serious problems in Fukushima... Please understand Tepco that normally, you should all have been in prison for the last three years... I don't understand why these clowns are still in charge of the situation ?

    All the reactors are offline right now and we're doing fine without them.

    Posted in: Contaminated water leaks from container at Fukushima plant

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    Looks like it has a "wire" attached... I prefer the "cordless" type but being able to wash it is a BIG + !

    Posted in: Washable PC keyboard

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    FightingViking

    It said the ruling earlier this month by the International Court of Justice was “truly regrettable”

    and I find it truly regrettable that Mr Abe and his gvt can find a way to translate "abide by the ruling" to "change of tactics"... Absolutely deplorable.

    Posted in: Lawmakers demand gov't 'redesign' whaling program

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    FightingViking

    I guess “bucket” doesn’t really have wonderful connotations, if you think about it.

    Yea, I thought about it and would really hate to be called a "baketo" (female "baka"...)

    Posted in: The secret language of Japanese hotel staff

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    FightingViking

    Most probably a "family feud".

    Posted in: Man arrested after stolen car discovered abandoned on train tracks in Chiba

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