KariHaruka's past comments

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    KariHaruka

    MoonrakerMAY. 04, 2016 - 08:26AM JST Great! Stilton and even decent cheddar at more affordable prices.

    Not if the UK votes to leave the EU in the referendum next month.

    Posted in: EU confident of Japan free trade deal by year-end

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    KariHaruka

    After the second (and even stronger) earthquake I would certainly agree that it is wise to stay awake from the Kyushu area for now. Not only due to the strong tremors that are still being experienced, but also because of just how bad transportation will be in the area. Trains are currently out of operation in Kumamoto & Oita prefectures, and many buses aren't running in the Kumamoto area either. You can find more information regarding the travel situation here though http://www.japan-guide.com/news/0035.html

    I wish you and you're mother all the best though and that you both stay safe during the rest of your travels!

    Posted in: Strong quake hits Kyushu region, collapsing walls, houses

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    KariHaruka

    Its angering me whenever I see people asking whether Kumamoto Castle will be reopened again soon as its 'affecting' their travel plans, with total lack of care for the locals who have been left devastated by this disaster. I just wish that these people would have some god damn respect for the people who have been killed and those who's lives are now in need of repair.

    Posted in: Quake breaches historic walls of 400-year-old Kumamoto Castle

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    KariHaruka

    My heart is really breaking for the people of Kumamoto right now. I am praying that the worst really is now over.

    My thoughts are with those sadly killed and everyone that has been affected by the events of these past few days.

    Posted in: Scores feared trapped as death toll from 2 Kyushu quakes hits 37

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    KariHaruka

    AnizaDAPR. 15, 2016 - 09:40AM JST My condolences to those who have suffered in this earthquake. I hope the worst is over. I'd be glad of advice though. I'm travelling through Japan with my elderly mother at the moment and am headed for Nagasaki and Kitakyushu in less than a week. We have no experience with earthquakes, and are quite concerned about being on the same island. Is it safe to travel to other parts of Kyushu?

    Besides tremors from the initial earthquake, Nagasaki & Kitakyushu (to my knowledge) haven't suffered damage, and if they have it hasn't been reported in the media. Expect aftershocks for the next week or so though, but these will mainly be concentrated around the Kumamoto area. I have the Yurekuru app and areas such as Nagasaki have only faced intensities of 1&2 on the Shindo Scale, and that is at the very low end of the scale. You can find out more info on the Shindo Scale here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JapanMeteorologicalAgencyseismicintensity_scale

    So keep to your travel plans but as with any area of Japan, assert a level of precaution and be prepared in the event of a earthquake! Also make sure that you read your hotels procedures for earthquakes. You can usually find the booklet that contains this information near the door to your room or in the dressing table with all the other booklets.

    Posted in: Strong quake hits Kyushu region, collapsing walls, houses

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    KariHaruka

    WesternerJapan87APR. 15, 2016 - 07:28AM JST 6.5 earthquake is enough to topple buildings? Seems strange. Maybe the building codes are more relaxed in less developed areas

    The intensity of the earthquake isn't completely determined by the magnitude of the earthquake. On the Shindo Scale (0-7), Mashiki Town recorded a intensity of 7, whilst other areas recorded 6 lower and 6 upper.

    Therefore by using comparisons to previous earthquakes, Mashiki Town experienced a same level of intensity that Miyagi prefecture suffered during the Tohoku Earthquake which was a M9.1.

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    KariHaruka

    This article needs updating, as according to the NHK website there are sadly now 9 confirmed deaths with a further 900 injured.

    My deepest thoughts are with all those that have been affected by the latest earthquake to hit Japan.

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    KariHaruka

    don-in-japanAPR. 15, 2016 - 06:06AM JST Erm... I think you're mistaken - as far as I can ascertain, no-one died.

    From the NHK reporting there has now been 9 confirmed deaths, with a further 900 injured. Whether that number will go out we won't know till the rescue services complete their searches in day lit conditions.

    Posted in: Strong quake hits Kyushu region, collapsing walls, houses

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    KariHaruka

    RIP to those tragically killed and my deepest thoughts with all those that have been affected by this latest earthquake.

    Stay safe everyone, and remember to be ready for whenever the next one will hit. Preparation will play a key factor in whether you escape unharmed or not.

    Posted in: Strong quake hits Kyushu region, collapsing walls, houses

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    KariHaruka

    Its just processed rubbish anyway! Heavy in calories & sat fats and low in nutritional value..

    Posted in: McDonald's Japan wonders where its customers went

  • 0

    KariHaruka

    Are US forces personnel subjected to curfews in the same way that they are on South Korean soil? If not perhaps it is time that they are!

    Posted in: U.S. sailor reportedly charged with Okinawa rape

  • 2

    KariHaruka

    Absolutely sickening attacks on innocent civilians by a bunch of cowards!

    To my European brothers and sisters, RIP, it is disgusting that you were killed in this manner by terrorist scum. But Europe shall not be defeated by these terrorist scum! We will grieve together, and we will stick together.

    Posted in: Attacks on Brussels airport, metro station kill 34

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    KariHaruka

    There is no parent that should hold their head high knowing that their blood line is severed forever. I call this manipulated false pride. This is clearly more proof that the future is not in the hands of western culture. Panasonic ought to act accordingly in order to survive.

    If one of my daughters came out as lesbian my head would be held high and I would be proud of my child for being open with who they are. Unless you are a loving parent you would never understand that your child's happiness is your happiness as well.

    And you've never heard of gay and lesbian people having children? Because funnily enough their reproduction systems still work regardless of their sexuality.

    Posted in: Panasonic grappling with criticism of LGBT policy shift

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    KariHaruka

    “I never felt this much how different a response can get by nation,” Tetsuya Senmatsu, a human resources manager, told reporters Friday,** while declining to specify the nations where the change was poorly received.** The policy was welcomed in the U.S. and Europe, he said.

    Doesn't take a genius to guess which countries would be on the list...

    Thumbs up to Panasonic though! Hopefully more companies will follow your lead!

    Posted in: Panasonic grappling with criticism of LGBT policy shift

  • -1

    KariHaruka

    The pot calling the kettle black.

    Posted in: Chinese foreign minister accuses Japan of constantly seeking to make trouble

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    KariHaruka

    Good idea! I absolutely loath ticket touts and I am happy to see that the museum is doing something to stops these touts within their tracks.

    Posted in: Ghibli Museum set to crack down on ticket scalping and resales with pre-entry ID checks

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    KariHaruka

    Absolutely loath Valentines Day. Just another way for corporations to drain the foolish of their hard earned money....

    Me and my partner don't have the need to celebrate this or White Day. If we want to say love you or buy each other chocolate or gifts. We will show it on any of the 365 days of the year!

    Posted in: Roses are red, elbows are blue: Japanese women jostle for chocolate

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    KariHaruka

    On point though there has been a bit of activity this past week with the earthquakes in Kanagawa, Ibaraki & now Tokyo. Plus Sakurajima making more noise than usual.

    Posted in: M4.6 quake rattles Kanto area

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    KariHaruka

    It is a matter of fact that a British national wouldn't get taxed when working overseas (I.e working in Japan) and that we can voluntarily contribute towards taxes back home if we choose to do so. Something that the US citizens don't have the right to do.

    Posted in: Memo to U.S. citizens: Pay your taxes or you may lose your passport

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    KariHaruka

    Waiting for the hilarious replies from the weeaboos and bitter expats.

    Posted in: 5 life-altering mistakes foreigners make when living in Japan

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