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    Jamie in Japan

    I find it interesting that people don't want to move into those emergency housing places just because they're "inconvenient." Isn't that better than living in a shelter or on the street? I'm really boggled. Aren't they free, too? I'd gladly take a free place of my own, no matter how inconvenient, especially if it was between that and a school gymnasium floor.

    Do they cost money or something? Surely there's another reason.

    Posted in: Can earthquake homeless survive Tohoku winter?

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    Jamie in Japan

    Err, chou-cremes. Thank you iPad auto-correct... :/

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    Jamie in Japan

    I'm not a huge fan of ebi senbei, but my Japanese bf loves them. Dried squid on the other hand-- sign me up! Love it! (^-^)

    I really wish that someone would come up with a Zero Coke/Pepsi that tastes exactly like the calorie-in version. I find the Zero verions to be bitter and kinda.. I don't know how to describe it.. dirty-tasting? Does anyone know what I mean?

    Anyways, I'm in the camp of people who wish that some of the seasonal snacks would stay. Sakura Chou-crimes especially. Those were so delicious!

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    @BlueWitch : Two weeks ago today, the house next to me burned halfway down in a huge fire. I was woken up at 5:30 am by deafening sirens and peered out the window to see smoke billowing out of the second floor of the house no more than 10 meters from my window. There must have been at least 30 firemen in the parking lot and on the rickety old staircase. At first, they kept shouting "Is there anyone in there?!" I don't think there was an answer, but eventually they forced the door and then the interior door open, at which the house erupted in a huge fireball. It as then, right from the flames, that they brought out the occupant. Although he was obviously dead already, and there were huge flames coming out, they still went back in to search.

    I just wanted to assure you, that in my own experience, firemen in Japan do go into burning (and obviously dangerous) houses in Japan. Those men were heroes. Without them, our apartment would have surely caught fire too, and with the absence of sirens, who knows what might have happened?

    Posted in: 11-year-old boy perishes in house fire

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    I feel really sorry for this man. To have someone that you are supposed to be able to trust turn on you. It's heartbreaking.

    And ExportExpert-- I don't consider 68 to be old age at all! It's not much longer before I near that mark, and I don't feel like I've even begun to live!

    Posted in: 68-year-old woman arrested for attempted murder of 74-year-old husband

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    HEADLINE NEWS

    TEPCO considers dumping more tainted water into sea ( 48 ) Man arrested over hit-and-run that left victim's body in drainage ditch ( 8 ) AKB48 New Year greeting cards go on sale ( 29 ) EU summit could determine course of world economy: Azumi ( 7 )

    That's some headline news there!

    Posted in: AKB48 New Year greeting cards go on sale

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    Jamie in Japan

    Shouldn't this be in the "crime" section? :/

    Posted in: Japan using quake disaster budget for whaling aid

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    Jamie in Japan

    I think this seems like a great thing. I'd love to see living mammoths, and someday hopefully dinosaurs too! Just because they died out, doesn't mean that they actually deserved to.

    Humans aren't the only species worth surviving, after all!

    Posted in: Japan, Russia see chance to clone mammoth

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    Jamie in Japan

    I also want to state that I got constant (nearly daily) emails from men asking for a date, until I erased my picture from my public profile. I still get them, though, based on the groups that I'm in. It's awful! Even when I made it a point to write that I was happily attached to someone, I still got them.

    It's the same on Ameba, actually. Which is the reason that I mostly have left the site now. It's really frustrating, I'm not out asking for a date, and it's a big bother to have mails constantly coming in from crazy guys. (because seriously, what guy would expect a girl who doesn't know them to accept a blind date from a stranger?)

    Posted in: Twitter, mixi join forces to counter Facebook in Japan

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    Jamie in Japan

    I hate how you can't see a single page on Mixi without having an account and logging into it (including news). That, I think, is mixi's greatest downfall, and why it will eventually go under. The ashi-ato thing is also discouraging. I don't want to let everyone know that I've looked at their profile! I feel like it makes me look like a stalker, when in reality I just only have a few friends on there that I actually care about, so I look on their page rather than sifting through tons of tsubuyaki that I don't care about. Well, I look when I think it's been "long enough."

    One thing I do love about Mixi is their communities. The only English site that's similar is livejournal, that I know of. But it seems that lj was never really that popular. Too bad. To be honest, I think they should combine with Facebook.

    Posted in: Twitter, mixi join forces to counter Facebook in Japan

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    I hope that others who are in dark situations, doing dangerous things, will be able to see her as an example and pull themselves out of it. She can help best by continuing to be a role model for them.

    Posted in: Jolie says she's lucky she didn't die young

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    Jamie in Japan

    AKB doesn't have 48 members, so you might want to correct the article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AKB48 (not that it really matters, but still)

    The 48 in the name has another meaning. Supposedly it's from the kanji of the name of the creator, or something similar, but I don't know where to ind documentation of that.

    Posted in: Dentsu announces hit products in Japan in 2011

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    Traditional Christmas meals are different all over the world. I guess this is just Japan's version.

    I miss turkey and don't really care for fried chicken, and won't be buying anything from KFC on Christmas, but if that's what makes other people happy, then more power to them. As long as they're eating it with loved ones, then it doesn't really matter what they're eating, right? ^^

    Posted in: The KFC-Christmas connection in Japan

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    Jamie in Japan

    Global warming is really misnamed, isn't it?

    Not looking forward to the cold winter. My house, also, doesn't have insulation. It may be time to move, if there is indeed any housing with insulation available that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    Posted in: 2nd appearance of La Nina may portend frigid winter for Japan

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    Jamie in Japan

    In private, affection is very important to me. I need it to survive. Just a little bit makes the whole day better.

    I think that affection is shown in different ways for all people, but being affectionate with the people important to you is important, no matter how you express it. ^^

    In public, I think hugs, kisses, and even the hands-in-back-pockets are cute. Making out or groping, not so much so. But if that's the only place someone can get it, I'm not going to deny them (^.~)

    Posted in: How important to a healthy relationship are overt displays of affection such as hugging, kissing and holding hands?

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    Jamie in Japan

    Please, pleeeeeeease let Japan follow in Britain's footsteps! It would be heaven to be able to walk into restaurants and cafes here without having to worry about the smoke or end up feeling sick.

    I would love to see a ban on smoking in all apartments, too. Not only does smoke get into the walls, making the place smelly for people who move in next, it also creeps into the neighbor's apartment! I hate that my stupid college student neighbor smokes and it comes into my house even with the windows closed. I tried complaining, but there's nothing that I can do about it short of move. I was here for over a year before he moved in, and of course the cost of moving is just too prohibitive here! I hate having to suffer for someone else's drug addition. ToT

    Posted in: Doctors urge UK government to ban smoking in cars

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    If it was an affair, well.. it takes two to tango. Both the wife and the boss would be to blame.

    Unless of course it was the husband and his wife's boss that were having the affair! In that case, perhaps the boss was mad at his lover for refusing to leave his wife, and decided that suicide Romeo&Juliet-style was the only way out. What an interesting story that would be! Sad, of course, though.

    Posted in: Yokohama man fatally stabbed by wife's boss

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    This is so sad. I wonder if there's anything that I can do to help both men and women in DV situations. I'd never want anyone to have to suffer through that.

    Posted in: Women's abuse hotline hours extended until Nov 20

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    Jamie in Japan

    A little note on the "commercial" aspect. Well... spending money is how our economy works. Sure, it's bad to overspend, and it's also bad to be given everything without having to work for it. But I don't think most people are in that situation.

    I think we're overlooking the most basic situation: it feels good to both give and receive. I think that's a good thing (^-^)

    Posted in: Christmas decorations and illumination displays are already up in many parts of Japan and in some other countries, too. Do you think it is too early?

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    Jamie in Japan

    To me, Christmas has always meant staying up late for Santa, getting up early to open presents, and spending the day with family. To top it off, we watch Christmas movies, play games, visit, and have a big dinner at the end of the day. Some people also celebrate the religious aspect.

    All in all, it seems like a fun, fairly wholesome holiday that spreads more cheer than grinchiness. I'm happy to see Christmas lights. It makes me happy to think of the fun times ahead. It's never too early for a litle cheering up!

    Posted in: Christmas decorations and illumination displays are already up in many parts of Japan and in some other countries, too. Do you think it is too early?

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