FightingViking's past comments

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    FightingViking

    Guess I should go back to work in France - where one (at least to) gets a whole month off whenever one chooses to do so...

    Posted in: Golden Week holiday rush begins

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    FightingViking

    @bullfighter

    That this happens in the US does not, of course, exonerate the Japanese system but it does mean that the Japanese system is not really so different from that of the US.

    The BIG difference being that Japan still has a "death sentence" and may have quite likely killed innocent people...

    Posted in: Freed man swears innocence in girl's arson death as retrial begins

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    FightingViking

    Newly married, living in the Kansai area, standing on a platform with hubby, waiting for the train when a big "stream" seemed to come out of nowhere... We turned around to see a man facing the wall behind us, happily "relieving" himself. Not to forget all the times coming home on the train after work, I had to step around the puddles of vomit...

    Posted in: Tourism board wants foreign visitors to avoid 'public flatulence'

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    FightingViking

    I like Cleo's idea of a "flap-door" where the cats can "escape" when they've had enough. Cats are SO "independent" they can usually take care of themselves - so long as there is an "escape-route" where they can go and have a "cat-nap" when they've had enough.

    Posted in: Cat cafes now allowed to stay open until 10 p.m.

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    FightingViking

    Animals in pet shops SHOULD be allowed to sleep... They used to be "lit up" all night, so the new law "lights out at 20h00" is a good one. However, cats that are free to roam among customers is a totally different story and they probably enjoy it just as much as the customers do.

    Posted in: Cat cafes now allowed to stay open until 10 p.m.

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    FightingViking

    I was in medical school... but then I met my (now "ex") Japanese husband...

    Posted in: When you were a child, what profession did you aspire to? And did you actually join that profession when you became an adult?

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    FightingViking

    Très joli !

    Posted in: Fuji Shibazakura Festival

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    FightingViking

    How does one get that into one's mouth ? (Not that it matters to me - I never eat in those places).

    Posted in: Lotteria to offer massive Burger with Everything on It

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    FightingViking

    @sensei258

    Much ado about nothing...

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    FightingViking

    As far as I know, the translations are being made into phrase booklets... Although I don't know all the details, I believe they'll probably be made so that foreigners can choose a pamphlet in their native tongue with its Japanese translation covering all emergency cases.

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    FightingViking

    @ShinCebu

    Foreigners cant blame this problem to the Japanese Government. Their priority are lives of the victims not giving translations to foreigners.

    What a heartless thing to say ! Anyway, the Japanese Government IS doing something about it - there were a whole lot of "instructions" on what to do in case of an earthquake in the translations I did. How about some Japanese caught in an earthquake (like the recent one in Ecuador) and not being able to speak the language ? Should they just be left to fend for themselves ?

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    FightingViking

    @wakawaka

    I hope the next big earthquake is a long ways off so that the government has time to actually learn and implement a plan for tourists during a disaster.

    They have already started (albeit in preparation for the Olympics...) I know because I've been translating into French all kinds of different "situations" that can/do arise.

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    FightingViking

    as they were watching a local junior high school baseball game in the town of Miki.

    "The game must go on..." ? During a wind storm ?

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    FightingViking

    I didn't realize people still have newspapers delivered ! As for the mail, I guess that would depend on the "mailbox". Ours is outside and could "overflow" but I believe some houses have mail that goes through the front door onto the floor... Would take some time before anyone realizes how much has accumulated... I still think it's an excellent idea which could save elderly people from dying alone. On the other hand, if they had family living with them or at least a good "retirement" place to live (NOT one of those places where they abuse the residents and steal from them) that would be even better. Loneliness is never a very good solution.

    Posted in: Delivery people who visit elderly people’s houses on a daily basis often notice unusual situations.

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    FightingViking

    I used to love gymnastics in school - especially the "vaulting-horse" - however, we never did anything quite that stupid...

    Posted in: Teamwork or torture? Japan's bone-breaking school gymnastics

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    FightingViking

    Just wish there was some way to help... Ganbatte Kumamoto !

    Posted in: Taking a break

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    FightingViking

    @Hiro S Nobumasa

    Well said ! I hope our Dear Leader will change his mind about nuclear power... but have a strange feeling he won't...

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    FightingViking

    @Harry_Gatto

    That was a different earthquake.

    Yep ! Felt that one here in Yokohama too... Was shocked by the Kumamoto one but luckily, my friends were OK - even managed to send me messages through FB.

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    FightingViking

    @nandakandamanda

    I'm (unfortunately) with you - all the way...

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    FightingViking

    I love the "red carpet" ! Beautiful colours ! Great picture !

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