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    Harry_Gatto

    Theiving toerags like this get us all a bad name, lock him up for a long time and then deport him. Leave Rola alone, it has nothing to do with her.

    Posted in: Father of TV 'talent' Rola arrested for fraud

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    As someone who has lived and worked in the Middle East for a few years where the summer temperature hits 50 deg C I find this very odd indeed. I don't remember anyone there being carted off to hospital with heatstroke.

    Posted in: 3,179 people taken to hospital for heatstroke July 14-20

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    Harry_Gatto

    Depends on the meaning of "partial". Half the cars in Japan are silver and if, for example, she only reported a couple of the main numbers and not the registration area then it would be harder to trace the car. Thankfully however, a happy ending.

    Posted in: Missing Okayama girl found unharmed; 49-year-old man arrested

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    I imagine that Malaysian AIr will go the way of the olc BOAC (British Overseas Air Corporation) when they had a spate of bad crashes and folded, enven though they were a government airline.

    The Comet crashes were in the early 1950s. BOAC didn't fold but merged with BEA to form British Airways in 1974.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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    Harry_Gatto

    Didn't know about this Archie Andrews but I can remember Peter Brough in Educating Archie; another Archie Andrews.

    Posted in: Archie to be shot saving gay friend in comic book

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    Harry_Gatto

    IS IT 100% NON-SMOKING?

    The telephone number is shown above, why not call and ask.

    Posted in: Tokyo’s cat pub - the cat cafe for grown-ups

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    Harry_Gatto

    Germany 7, Argentina 1.

    Posted in: What is your prediction for the World Cup final between Germany and Argentina?

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    Harry_Gatto

    35 years! Doesn't time fly.

    Posted in: Weaver, 'Alien' cast reprising roles in new game

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    Harry_Gatto

    Seems to be a good sign, the rich are spending their money, that helps almost everyone.

    Posted in: Rolls-Royce car sales soar worldwide

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    Harry_Gatto

    @Probie - tmarie

    "Watson................ said his letter was handed to Abe at a state dinner in Canberra on Tuesday by Australian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson."

    Posted in: Abe handed letter from Sea Shepherd founder in Australia

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    Harry_Gatto

    Most of these things are next to useless, about as dim as a Toc H lamp.

    Posted in: Inflatable solar lantern

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    Harry_Gatto

    My wife's family grave is in Gokokuji, a very large cemetery in Tokyo and is quite impressive; the main stone is 3 metres high and has been there since 1903 with a more modern memorial stone dating from the the 1930s. (The whole thing is an expensive PITA but that is beside the point). The remains of more than 20 family members are under there including both my in-laws.

    So Tessa, you obviously haven't attended any Japanese funerals yet and I won't bore you with all the details but the whole experience is very different, believe me. I've been to a few and if the funeral is a family member then you are closely involved. As we are talking about the actual cremation let me tell you what happens: when the cremation is finished the "oven" is opened and the large stainless steel tray on which the coffin was placed is slid out. Most of the bones are recognisable and have shrunk by 30 or 40%. The operator will run a large magnet over the remains to remove any metal, nails etc and then he will supervise the bones being placed in the urn (this is quite large, about 15 inches high and 10 inches in diameter). As CGB mentioned, the bones are place into the urn in order by the relatives using very long chopsticks, couples will pick up the same bone together which is a bit nerve-wracking the first time you do it as, being the only gaijin in sight, you don't want to drop your end of the bone with all the relatives watching. The top of the skull goes in last and the urn is sealed and placed in a box and given, usually, to the eldest son if available.

    Posted in: A dying business: family graves in Japan

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    Harry_Gatto

    Got it, thank you.

    Posted in: Tanaka snaps skid as Yankees beat Twins

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    Harry_Gatto

    Tanaka snaps skid......

    Am I the only person here who has no idea what that means?

    Posted in: Tanaka snaps skid as Yankees beat Twins

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    Harry_Gatto

    57 years old? "I can't remember if I called or not... I had better call again just to make sure"! or "I don't remember if I took my meds or not! I'd better take them again to make sure"!

    The arrogance and ignorance of the young.

    Posted in: Woman arrested for calling 110 more than 900 times in 14 hours

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    Harry_Gatto

    If guilty then he may eventually be suspended.

    Posted in: Suspect in murder of woman at Yokosuka hotel refuses to talk to police

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    Harry_Gatto

    Who's the chick ?

    Her name is Marijke van Bleukenek, she's 22 and from Eindhoven. Do you want her 'phone number?

    Posted in: Champagne finish

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    Harry_Gatto

    Most exciting: Test cricket. Most boring: Golf and marathon.

    Posted in: What for you is the most exciting sport to watch, when it is played well, and what is the most boring?

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    Harry_Gatto

    ............Yokohama, suburban Tokyo............

    Some people might just object to that; Yokohama a Tokyo suburb, indeed.

    The limitations of these vehicles are obvious but for city-dwellers, businesses operating exclusively in cities, there are major advantages. Electric cars will increasingly become part of an overall power infrastructure along with solar panels and wind power.

    Japan’s number two automaker also has plans to release an electric vehicle for the Chinese market, but demand has been disappointing largely due to their short driving range, high prices and a lack of re-charging infrastructure.

    Nissan has some smart people on board who really should have predicted that.

    Posted in: Nissan unveils newest all-electric vehicle

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    Harry_Gatto

    Sad news. I imagine that they turned across the slope and rolled whatever vehicle they were in. Very easy mistake to make if you're unaware of the danger.

    Posted in: Elderly couple killed in Hokkaido farm accident

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