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    Jannetto

    When Japanese ask me what I find surprising about Japan, I often mention the lack of breakfast places.

    huh? Never had a "morningu setto" ? Can't beat a tiny coffee in a china cup, an egg, a wedge of toast and er, some salad. Would take that over a free McYuck any time.

    Posted in: McDonald’s Japan giving away free breakfasts

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    I can't think of many (any?) other places where a 9 year old would be taking the train alone. Parents need to wake up to the fact that Japan is not as "safety" as they think & given the lack of mental health care, there are probably more unstable people out there than they'd like to think/admit.

    Posted in: Man arrested for trying to push 9-year-old girl off platform at train station

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    Hi Smith, Totally agree about the sharks' fins - unfortunately most of those were imported as there are very few sharks or fish left in HK waters. WWF HK reports that the average fish caught within Hong Kong waters these days is smaller than 10 grams- Japan might want to learn form that... The trawling ban applies to the fishing & shrimp fleet & only came in Jan 1st, the govt. having spent millions to buy out the fishermen, most of whom are retirement age anyway. But it only applies to HK waters, not mainland China. WWF HK has a good article on its web site & a FAQ section - a lot of what they say could apply equally to Japan and practically any fishing community in the world. Yes, the bidding frenzy makes it worse and encourages more mad plundering.

    Posted in: Bluefin tuna sells for record Y155.4 mil in Tokyo

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    Agreed, Smith, Miffy and alliswell. Only needs a look at the history of cod in the N. Atlantic to see how quickly fish stocks can crash. Even Hong Kong, famed for its seafood, has brought in a trawling ban this year in a last ditch attempt to halt the decline. Egotists like this need to be ignored & fish stocks need proper management. And diners need educating. Sigh.

    Posted in: Bluefin tuna sells for record Y155.4 mil in Tokyo

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    Rape is rape Zichi, no high level or low level,

    I think he means high levels numerically speaking.

    Proves can't depend on powers & authorities. Depend on self-defense. Dress against titillation. Don't display charms to sundry. Don't let faculties be blunted by medication & alcohol except in safe environment. List goes on depending on how safe you want to be / how much you dare to risk. Finally hope for good luck.

    -mods, why is this comment still here? Offensive doesn't even come close. It is precisely this victim-blaming that lets men get away with violence.

    Posted in: Indian gang-rape victim dies in Singapore hospital

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    Some dummies in the UK just named their kid Hashtag - seriously. Hashtag Jameson... google it. Actually maybe the next kid will be called Google...

    Posted in: Abe takes a stand against parents naming their children Pikachu

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    Yeah, an 11 year old shouldn't need to be accompanied to school- sounds like she's going to grow up with her mother's coping skills. What does the IHA do to its womenfolk? Look at poor old Michiko... anyway, good for them getting a rescue dog, thanks for the info Cleo. Hope it gives her some solace. And if I made my 11 year old dress like that, she'd run away screaming.

    Posted in: Princess Aiko marks 11th birthday

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    Smoking and excessive drinking claims another soul.

    He made it to 81 - more than a lot of people who live healthier lives!

    I had to write a finals paper in '83 on Victorian melodrama & use a modern example for comparison- thanks for that, Ewing family!

    Posted in: 'Dallas,' 'I Dream of Jeannie' star Larry Hagman dead at 81

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    Well said Cleo, smith, tmarie, Marilita. Sadly, even global warming won't stop these idiots - here in Hong Kong temp's are hovering around 20 which means it's time to get the dead animals out of storage cos it's so cold. Wonder what would happen if Japanese women realised that most of those "meaningless fur trimmings" (nice one, Cleo) were kawaii cats and bunnies from China...

    Posted in: Anna Tsuchiya wins 'Fur of the Year' award

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    baby girl, with its umbilical cord still attached,

    "its" - can we give HER a little dignity?

    Posted in: Newborn baby girl found dead in Ibaraki parking lot

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    Huh? Where does it say he was cut into small pieces?

    Posted in: Man's remains found in vinyl bag by river in Tokyo

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    Jannetto

    Interesting - the Hong Kong observatory is saying the opposite for the region... one newspaper said women may need to wear warmer clothes.... anyway, if it's a cold winter, we can all blame the Chinese.

    Posted in: Japan to see normal to above-average temperatures this winter

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    Japanese Yukatas? As opposed to what other kind?

    Posted in: 26 amazing things about Japanese budget hotels

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    Whaaat? Didn't they have the waist-high gates closed??

    Yes, they did, that's why he had to "scale" the huge fence:

    scaled a 150-cm fence

    Posted in: Man enters elementary school, menaces girl after allegedly smoking herbs

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    If china just had a Coast guard like Japan Coast Guard everything would be different.

    -huh? China and Hong Kong are two separate jurisdictions, if there is a Chinese coast guard, (I have no idea if they do - do you?) it wouldn't have helped, as they would have no jurisdiction in HK - and this accident was to the south, a long way from mainland waters. Thankfully HK does have full search and rescue services which is why over 100 people were saved. Some of the photos here were taken in my neighbourhood, at the pier used for the main rescue effort & the survivors were brought in pretty damn fast & moved swiftly to hopitals.

    Posted in: 36 killed in Hong Kong ferry collision

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    Tiger, you are quite right. The average HK person has no interest in these islands & it's always the same loonies that get involved in this kind of thing. Meanwhile tens of thousands of people picketed govt offices last week to protest against proposals to teach "National Education" - i.e. how great China is. Contrary to what Crazy Joe says, we have no intention of being a backscratcher for the world's greediest capitalist nation.

    Posted in: Protesters attempt to enter Japan's consulate in Hong Kong

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    No one is defending her, Smithinjapan, just pointing out what sort of condition she MAY have been in. Unfortunately PPD is barely recognised in Japan & she won't get the help she needs. Anyone doubting PPD needs to do some reading- start with something easy like Brooke Shields's "Down Came the Rain" - and I don't think she was an extreme case. Then you can move on to the medical literature. There's plenty.

    Posted in: 26-year-old woman arrested for drowning baby son in bath

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    Hong Kong belongs to PRC. They all would have to take such a lesson of the Communist. If people don't want it, better leave there for free country

    kwatt, utter garbage. Hong Kong and Macau are SARs - Special Administrative regions - i.e. semi autonomous - we are most definitely NOT part of communist China, politically speaking & we turn out every year in our tens of thousands to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre- this is not allowed or even mentioned on the mainland. Interestingly, mainland visitors are starting to come to this event and learn a few things. The HK govt. had backed down on the national education issue this evening- schools will be free to choose & I can only hope they will ignore this daft plan. I passed by the the protest last night & there must have been 100,000 people there, not the 40,00 that the kowtowing police counted.

    Anyway, I must get some sleep, it's election day in HK tomorrow & we all will go out to vote, cos we live in a sort of democracy... -ish... more than our immediate neighbors do, anyway.

    Posted in: Hong Kong students protest over 'brainwashing' classes

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    Zichi, according to The Guardian:

    The elder girl found near the car had been beaten and suffered a fractured skull, said Maillaud. She was taken by helicopter to Grenoble hospital, where he said she "seems to be pulling through".

    Poor kids.

    Posted in: 2 sisters found alive under bodies in car after shooting in French Alps

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    Glad the school was on the ball & she was found quickly. And people still let their little kids walk to school alone. My friend's 8 year old lives farthest of her walking group from the school & won't even "let" mum walk her to where she meets the next couple of kids on the route. Mum says it would be "hazukashii" for the kid. Sigh.

    Posted in: Man arrested for murdering father, kidnapping 7-year-old girl

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