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    Hunter Brumfield

    Have to add my wheezy voice to anyone disgusted by balcony smoke.

    We can't open our windows AT ALL due to smoke wafting up from the balcony below us. Even with the windows tightly shut, our kitchen fan sucks in air vented from the balcony. (Thank the technology gods for split aircon!)

    There's even a guy down from us a bit who habitually drops unextinguished butts on the corridor outside his apartment door, leaving obvious burn marks on the rubberized surface. He ignores a sign that was taped in front of his door by management back in the summer that this be stopped.

    As long as smoking is permitted by law none of this antisocial behavior is likely to change.

    Posted in: Smoke haters go after smokers with a vengeance

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    Hunter Brumfield

    After 31 years here, I can definitely relate. Japan never gets tiring, though I'm much less "out there" awash in it the way I once was.

    Adam, I'd love to see you write something on Japan akin to Martin Cruz Smith's "Tokyo Station" (renamed "1941").

    In the meantime I'll get one of yours. Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres.

    Posted in: American writer of historical fiction finds inspiration in modern Tokyo

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Serrano:

    One time when I was paying for my stuff at Don Quihote, and I took a few seconds to put my change and reciept into my wallet before leaving the cashier, the guy behind me got pissed, lol.

    Same thing happened to me my first visit to a store in Memphis, having just moved from a much smaller city. Was filling out my check stub and the guy behind me chewed me out.

    I sort of expect that in the US, but HERE?

    Posted in: Megastore keeps boxes of change at register for you to use

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Would there have been a police car nearby when our car was rear-ended, causing it to be totaled.

    The culprit sped off rather than took responsibility. Hit & run but fortunately no one injured other than a slight whiplash.

    Not worth a dangerous chase but this is what can happen when the guilty leave the scene, and you end up footing the bill.

    Posted in: One dead, 2 in coma after car chased by police slams into taxi

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Put down that iPhone!

    Get off my lawn!

    Posted in: Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

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    Hunter Brumfield

    And how many lives have been saved by their airbags? More than 4?

    Posted in: Takata warns of bigger loss, but says air bag customers not cancelling

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I wonder if anyone has thought to check them for microchips? Our dog, bought from a reputable store, had one when we got him at age 3 mos. Chances are the older dogs had them, had they had owners at some point.

    Such chips could be used to track where they came from/vet office.

    I was just wondering this morning what happens to the animals of elderly people who die and there is no one willing to take their dog or cat. I hate to think of what is done to these once-beloved pets.

    I see dozens of dogs every day and very few are mixed breeds such as are common outside Japan. I am not aware of any source for a dog outside of these shops so widely condemned in this commentary. How else (though we're out of the market!) to get a great dog like ours?

    Posted in: 27 more dogs found dead in Tochigi

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I for one am delighted she has surfaced. She looks really good, scarcely "beaten down" as one poster strangely commented.

    Give her a break... she is still a wonderful asset to this country.

    Posted in: Recovering crown princess attends 1st imperial banquet in 11 years

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Have to add mine, seen in store in Japan:

    Label on a cooking implement: "Warning: Burn yourself carefully."

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

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    Hunter Brumfield

    As always I love Don Morton. Has been right on the movies for going on four decades in Japan. A cultural asset of the gaijin community!

    Posted in: The Kong Show presents - Don Morton at the movies

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    Hunter Brumfield

    nigelboy

    That's hardly fear-mongering. It's about as understated as you can get with "volcano," "nuclear plant" and "Increased activity" in the same headline.

    Posted in: Agency warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant

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    Hunter Brumfield

    And every one of them has come to Sky Tree.

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    Hunter Brumfield

    6km is a moderately fast walk. In non-congested areas 10km would be welcome, but I assume you'd turn off the collision detection feature in crowds or you'd never get anywhere.

    Sounds promising, though.

    Posted in: Aisin Seiki develops electric wheelchair with obstacle detection function

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Headline completely misses the point of the article. The feckless translator incorrectly mentions "stress" as an alternative translation (the "( )" is a standard way they indicate that) and the editor oddly decided that was the key feature of the product -- that you don't have "stress" while taking a reading. Umm, no...

    Suggest instead: "NEC develops new means to easily take blood pressure readings".

    Posted in: NEC technology alleviates stress of taking blood pressure

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    Hunter Brumfield

    The sums for her are truly trivial. Handing out paper fans to supporters? Shocking! It doesn't support a criminal complaint and certainly not walking the plank.

    Agree with you, Graham.

    We are also in her district and have seen her in person several times at our apartment confabs. She may have overstepped a bit, but it does sound quite trivial. My wife was saddened about the resignation, seems to like her a lot.

    Too bad, and I hope she comes back swinging.

    Posted in: Trade, justice ministers quit as Abe loses 2 of his 5 women ministers

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    Hunter Brumfield

    We have a massive General Electric refrigerator that has been working beautifully non-stop since 1955. It's like a monument to early American technology.

    How to get rid of THAT in Japan?

    Posted in: What to do with that junk you can't bring yourself to throw out

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    Hunter Brumfield

    Great commentary on smoking!

    Posted in: GPod: Finding non-smoking cafes in Tokyo

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    Hunter Brumfield

    I wonder how many times there has been seismic activity that subsided with no eruption? Taking that into account, it may have been seen as not that unusual.

    Posted in: No recovery of volcano victims due to eruption fears

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    Hunter Brumfield

    This has nothing to do with "traditional magnetic cures."

    Pretty clear the toxin-absorbing nanobeads will be outside the body, and will attach to the bad stuff in the blood, then collect at the magnetized area to be removed. The cleansed blood then goes back into the patient.

    The problem I see as a layman is that a disease won't just be in the blood, but in tissue cells as well. So these will not be part of the body fluids that can be recirculated in quite a range of diseases.

    A start, though!

    Posted in: Scientists unveil magnetic cure for bad blood

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