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    FightingViking

    it appeared that the station wagon veered across the center line into oncoming traffic.

    This seems to be happening more and more often these days. A friend of mine had the same thing happen to him when a smaller car veered over the centre line into the front of his car... Luckily, there were no major injuries.

    Posted in: Head-on collision in Ibaraki leaves 2 women dead

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    FightingViking

    Hello Kitty Con,

    If they knew what that last word means in French, they may prefer to change it...

    Posted in: The power of cute: Hello Kitty Con debuts in LA

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    @cleo

    Then you write a word in Japanese, switch back to English - and it's American

    You must have an "older" version of Word, I very often write a word either in Japanese or (more often) in French and "that" (foreign) word will be underlined in red, but not the English part.

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    @Yubaru

    having a word document show centre (here too by the way, a goofy red-line shows up underneath that spelling even though it's accurate) and them go "AhHA...YOU are WRONG!"

    Actually, in "Word" you can choose to use either American or British English with "centre" being perfectly "correct" in the latter.

    @Shanique Smith

    @FightingViking.. Sign in a store in Tokyo : "No dangerous subjects" - better be careful what you say...;-)

    One up for the Japanese. 'Subjects' can be used to refer to people. A subject is an individual who is subjected to the rule of an elite.

    Of course it can mean "people" however I've never seen a sign that says "No dangerous people..." In this case it is definitely referring to "OBJECTS" as in "No dangerous objects..." (which is a sign one can see in many countries - even those that are NOT native English speaking countries).

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    FightingViking

    I was so surprised when I met him (in Switzerland). He was so much more handsome in real life than in his movies ! We were a bunch of young schoolgirls and he kindly signed each of our programmes after his film "Limelight" which he was seeing at the same time as us !

    Posted in: Little tramps

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    FightingViking

    "When will they ever learn... ?"

    Posted in: Kyushu town approves nuclear reactor restart

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    FightingViking

    @Brainiac

    When you shake hands with someone, look at them, please.

    I'm sure this is true - when you "respect" someone... However, with all the "problems" surrounding the Tokyo 2020 games, he may have even found it "difficult" to shake hands......

    Posted in: Olympic research

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    @cloa513

    Haneda where is a translation that include crame rather than crane.

    I you sure it wasn't "claim" that they meant ?

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    FightingViking

    Sign in a store in Tokyo : "No dangerous subjects" - better be careful what you say...;-) On a T-shirt worn by a rather "plump" lady jogger : "Undo your fly..."

    Posted in: Why does 'Engrish' happen in Japan?

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    FightingViking

    I don't know about a book store but when I was three years old, I was once separated from my mother by the "madding crowd" of a Department Store. An employee found me crying and took me to the "Service Counter" where an announcement was made and I was soon reunited with mother. It's not always easy to keep an eye on one's young kids, especially in a crowded store. I always thought that kind of announcement was common practice everywhere... I'm glad the little girl is safe.

    Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 5-year-old girl

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    @Scrote

    But if the pool of politicians Abe has to choose from is composed of an assortment of villains of varying degree, what is he supposed to do?

    Step down...

    Posted in: Abe's public support slumps in wake of resignations

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    FightingViking

    It's the thought that counts...

    Posted in: Japanese firm donates 10,000 high-tech masks for Ebola fight

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    FightingViking

    displays times in 2 different time zones at the same time

    I've had my "two different zones at the same time" watch for the last ten years...It's shockproof and waterproof and much more "elegant" and it cost me all of 9 000 yen...

    Posted in: Cute and convenient BABY-G for overseas trips

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    FightingViking

    I wonder if it wasn't the dentists who "introduced" it ? With al that candy, they'll have their work cut out !

    Posted in: Halloween is now the second most popular “imported” festive season in Japan after Christmas. Why do you think it has exploded in popularity in recent years?

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    @StormR

    I wish for this child to not suffer any permanent emotional or mental harm having endured this..

    The baby is too young now to realize however, even if he finds a loving home, even the new "secrecy law" is not going to hide the fact he's been adopted and knowing how Japanese school kids love to tease and bully, he may face a pretty grim time ahead.

    My elder son went to a Japanese school. He was bullied for much less than that. He is left-handed so his "school mates" broke his left arm...

    @Disillusioned

    Hopefully, the kid will go into foster care and never be told of the circumstances of how he became a foster child.

    An American friend of mine became engaged to a Japanese man. When he took her to introduce her to his parents (a rather "well-off" couple) he was told that if he married her, he would be "disowned" by them because he wasn't their "real" son anyway... It can be hidden for some of the time, but not "forever".

    Posted in: Mother holding 1-year-old baby jumps in front of train in Tokyo

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    FightingViking

    Moderator : Could we please be informed if the "driver" was the one involved in the accident ? Or was it the driver of a car just "passing by" ? Thank you.

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    FightingViking

    Although I understand what Fungy is implying (that it COULD have been a "crime scene") the time of day - or night - is not mentioned but surely an "accident scene" should be evident ? Was there nobody else at the scene ? Surely there were other passers-by ? It does mention :

    the driver was not seriously injured, but a female passenger was unconscious and he could not detect a pulse.

    so it wasn't a "hit-and-run" and apparently, she wasn't completely "alone" with her rescuer ?

    Anyway, great guy to have saved her life !

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    FightingViking

    This "story" tickled my sense of humour... ;)

    Posted in: Pensioner arrested for dumping 200 kgs of porn in park

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    @toshiko-san

    I just hope you're right !

    Posted in: Abe names replacements for trade, justice ministers

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    FightingViking

    %y Toyota has been recalled for a different problem... I wonder if they'll fix the airbag at the same time ? (I'll have to remember to ask them).

    Posted in: U.S. urges air bag repairs as recalls expand to 4.7 mil vehicles

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