Hunter Brumfield's past comments

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    Hunter Brumfield

    On something as sensitive as this science, you'd think there would have been a least one independent replication BEFORE the paper was published in Nature -- Harvard prof not withstanding, and all her supposed mentors at Rikken.

    Posted in: RIKEN says stem cell research was falsified

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    Hunter Brumfield

    After 30 years here I now can taste the difference between counter sushi and table sushi. Amazing that it could make a noticeable if very slight difference. But there's a HUGE difference when it is 10 minutes old after home delivery. Agreed that bento sushi is pretty awful.

    Four of us had sushi and sake at 5 am in Tsukiji a few months ago. It was heaven...

    Posted in: Seven healthy reasons to eat sushi

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Totally unnecessary death and a darn shame. Heads should roll. Japan has extremely high gas taxes and toll fees.

    Reckless... this was not a toll road. Maybe that is the reason this guy unfortunately died? The toll roads are very carefully monitored with safety patrols.

    Posted in: Man freezes to death in car stuck in snow in Gunma

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Love ours ... absolutely no complaints with the car or the service. Now on our second Toyota in 18 consecutive years and have never been happier.

    You critics prefer Vega Hatchbacks? Dodge Aspens? (Owned both to my great chagrin, and will never forget those absolute lemons.)

    Today's Detroit makes cars that only because of Toyota are perhaps now worth buying.

    Posted in: Toyota recalls 1.9 mil Prius cars worldwide

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Thanks for these comments.

    While I do overall enjoy Hulu, the complaints are valid. No question they are seeing these and are appropriately red-faced.

    Looking forward to improvements, Hulu! Thanks, though, for what seems like a fair start.

    Posted in: Hulu Japan offers not just movies, but a little education and awesome customer service too

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    Hunter Brumfield

    paulinusaFEB. 08, 2014 - 01:51PM JST "

    15 cms of snow is "heavy"? Hard to believe Tokyo can't prepare for this type of weather event."

    I guess my point is that Japanese people pride themselves on having contingency plans and preparing for the unexpected. No one in Tokyo could foresee 15 cm / 6" of snow?

    Actually, PaulinUSA, I don't think anyone was caught "unprepared" -- here most people use mass transit rather than drive, so the main commuting problem may be getting a little snow in your shoe. Thus Tokyo has been "preparing" for this snow for, oh, about 100 years.

    Plus the cold beer and hot sake, food, etc. is likely an easy walk away for most Tokyoites, thanks to the pedestrian-friendly way the urban areas have been developed. Rather than being shut down the way Atlanta was, we're enjoying the snowy spectacle outside our windows, and not fretting over whether the power might suddenly fail. It NEVER has, in my 30 years of living here. We're loving it.

    Posted in: 3 dead, 494 injured as heavy snow hits most of Japan

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Yeah, right. With half a trillion dollars in ready cash? You ain't seen nothin' yet.

    Posted in: Pressure mounts for Apple to expand its horizons

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Hmmm... a bra for the parents of teenagers --

    If it opens, Dad's iPhone screams an alarm and simultaneously calls 911.

    Guessing that is one of the options, along with a free App.

    Posted in: Innovative bra cannot be unhooked without true love, say makers

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Tumbledry

    I'd like to understand the logic behind not having a fail save fumction...

    Agree with you there. A floating $1000 commercial satellite locator on a reel of poly line might have saved the 5 mil. A trigger on a timer to release it would have done the trick, or a (non)movement sensor ... hindsight is telescopic in this case.

    Posted in: MSDF admits losing unmanned submersible

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Why hasn't anyone mentioned the eehhhs! of the audiences cued to every gab-show utterance? Likely dubbed, but if not, then directed. I can't get to the mute or OFF button fast enough.

    Did enjoy this article.

    Posted in: Why Japanese TV shows have become boring

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Ummm, where are all the Abenomics detractors? Sure is quiet…!

    Posted in: Japan raises its economic outlook

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    Hunter Brumfield

    He did not have his phone when he ran away. Seems like they knew who he called on his phone, then checked who they were and triangulated where their phone(s) was / were. So, a couple of officers would have been assigned to go to where each of those phones was and just wait.

    Pretty good work, and for a cretin like that he must have been flabbergasted to find himself magically surrounded by police out in the middle of the woods.

    Posted in: Fugitive rape suspect captured in Yokohama park

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Seems to me that this would be a great way to sell tax-free items over onboard WiFi. You browse the tax-free catalog, hit a few buttons, and have your items waiting for you at the pick-up point upon arrival.

    Reason enough to make onboard WiFi free.

    Posted in: Airlines focused on innovating mobile payment offerings

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Glad to see this. I would try an order, and it would be nice to be able to do that in English.

    Thanks for the article!

    Posted in: Dinner is served -- for your dog

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I met her in 1989 at her office -- was impressed then, and am impressed now. Glad to see she is still going strong.

    Posted in: Cosmo PR: Getting the right message out

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I enjoy watching this sort of spectacle as given to Ambassador Kennedy -- in Japan -- but cannot stomach seeing the British royal family on US TV and my daily podcasts. Why would Americans have the least interest in that snobbish claptrap?

    Posted in: Kennedy meets emperor in ceremonial pomp broadcast live on TV

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I also live near a handicapped (and combined elderly daycare) facility and regularly see them on the street and on the occasions when I visit.

    I have never seen the slightest abuse, but instead there is nothing but quiet patience, smiles, and support. I have a great deal of admiration for the tough jobs these caregivers have on a daily basis.

    I guess Disillusioned has a had different experience, but I wanted to point out that really it does not fit my own direct observations. Nor the general attitude of the profession as a whole in Japan.

    Posted in: Report finds serious abuse of disabled by relatives, caregivers

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I love the idea. We enjoy the occasional outing back home in Texas to a reservation casino, and it's not JUST gambling. As in Las Vegas, especially, there's live entertainment, gorgeous hotels, an air of excitement, and great food at attractive discounts.

    I agree with an earlier poster who said there are already a number of forms of "gaming" in Japan. This just promises to be a lot more upscale. So why not?

    Posted in: Ishihara's support for casinos changes with the times

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I wonder if it's a loss of book sales... Before in Japan shops were shoulder-to-shoulder with customers sneak-reading and buying manga and magazines. Now in a train or subway car you might see ONE person reading something printed. Everyone else is doing something on their smartphone. And remember the cluttered stacks of manga left behind on the overhead racks? Now completely gone.

    So while clearly ebooks are nibbling away at bookstore revenue, the wholescale collapse has more to do with the pervasive spread of electronic media in general.

    Take it from someone who hasn't ordered or purchased a printed book in more than 8 years, and stopped his newspaper 7 years ago, with zero regrets.

    Posted in: 'Buy from bookstores or they’ll disappear!' Frustrated bookseller implores crowd on final day of business

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I was on Swiss Air recently and my own two hard bumps with a cart were nothing compared to a full-on stop with the knee of a guy across the aisle. He was clearly in pain.

    It really did seem like the attendants were intentionally whacking people with zero warning to get them to clear the aisles. Try holding your legs and feet inside 18 or 19 inches of sardine seat over a 12-hour flight!

    Once again, happy I am just 5-10.

    Now I have to figure out what to do with my shoulders.

    Posted in: New seats let U.S. airlines squeeze in more passengers

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