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Kent McgrawMay. 22, 2015 - 05:27PM JST
One of the things I like least about Japan. Constantly removing your shoes and putting them back on. What is really silly is that when you call an ambulance, even if you are dying, they must take the time to take their shoes off before entering a house. By that time the person could die. If someone has a real emergency forget about taking your shoes off but they always have to take the time to take the shoes off and then put them back on. It is ridiculous.
Posted in: What do you think of the custom of taking one's shoes off before coming indoors at home? Would you do it in your country?
Kent McgrawApr. 11, 2015 - 12:49PM JST
Just another excuse to raise prices on rice and wheat products.
Posted in: El Nino likely to emerge by summer, says weather bureau
Kent McgrawJan. 14, 2015 - 04:37PM JST
Most people and most cyber security experts believe it was an inside job and not North Korea. I do not think North Korea has the technology for a successful cyber attack.
Posted in: N Korea wants U.S. evidence of its role in Sony hacking
Kent McgrawJan. 11, 2015 - 06:56PM JST
I support him in this, which is one of the few things I will support him with. I do not agree with visiting the so called Palestinians. Once again I am not sure about the leaders and there motives.
Posted in: Abe to begin 2015 diplomacy with visit to Middle East
Kent McgrawJan. 11, 2015 - 06:52PM JST
I agree with most posts here. Abe is to Japan as Obama is to America. The problem is that people do nothing. One person said at least it is the law. I respond, if they make a law that says you must commit suicide because it is the law, will you obey the law? Laws can be unjust laws with ulterior motives and those who obey unjust laws are guilty of the wrong the unjust law wishes to enforce. When immoral laws are passed is it moral to follow immorality?
Posted in: Gov't designated 382 state secrets last year under new law
Kent McgrawDec. 09, 2014 - 08:38PM JST
This articles says that they arrested him for 17kg of salt which was planted on him. The planting is a crime in itself.
I guess there is a law against importing salt which would not surprise me in Japan. The article says nothing about the man believing he was receiving drugs but he is being booked on a drug charge? Either give more facts or admit that the J cops can frame anyone they wish.
Posted in: Yakuza member arrested for possession of 17 kg of salt
Kent McgrawOct. 23, 2014 - 12:14PM JST
fds, is it worth the trouble to save a life? in the US, if you did the CPR and the patient died, you could very well end up being sued by the family for negligence. not worth the trouble imo.
In the United States there is the Good Samaritan law that protects people from law suits when they act to help in the event of an emergency. So there would be no law suit.
Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads
Kent McgrawSep. 14, 2014 - 05:28PM JST
@Disiilusioned. He kicked her in the leg and she went into cardio-respiratory arrest? Is that even possible?
It is not cardio-respiratory arrest. The proper term is pulmonary embolism and yes it is possible if the leg was hit with sufficient force and the person was immobile for a few hours. The blood clots and then goes the the lungs. It is a problem with people who have leg fractures. As an RN I had to watch people carefully who had fractured femures as a blood clot could develop and cause a pulmonary embolism. I was able to save one woman because I knew the signs and a pulmonary embolism must be treated within 10 minutes or the person will die.
So Yes it is possible and he must have kicked her very hard.
Posted in: Man arrested for fatally abusing 4-year-old daughter
Kent McgrawAug. 22, 2014 - 11:38AM JST
Price fixing is the way of life in Japan.
Posted in: Denso fined $2.2 million in Canada for violation of competition law
Kent McgrawAug. 07, 2014 - 11:46AM JST
If they would stop selling the 100g packages and begin selling in larger portions per package so a family of four does not have to buy 4 or 5 packages of ground meat for one dinner it would help. I was amazed when I came here and found how much plastic trash accumulated in one day for a family of 4. It is not just meat that comes in small packages, all products come in one serving packages. The plastic trash just accumulates and you have empty the trash almost daily.
Buy in larger quantities and take the portions you need and store the rest in the refrigerator in reusable containers.
Posted in: What suggestions do you have for reducing the amount of garbage that gets thrown out each day?
Kent McgrawAug. 03, 2014 - 05:12PM JST
@crush them. The mission statement of Hamas is to destroy Israel. They put their children in front of their bombs and then cry Israel is killing their children when Israel is destroying their bombs.
You can not live side by side with someone whose sworn mission is to kill every Jew. Hamas needs to be destroyed. They block the people in Gaza from finding shelter before an Israeli bombing so that they can say Israel is killing civilians. The children are taught to shoot and kill any Israeli they see and yes, the children have weapons. Israel is one of the most humane nations in the world and will rebuild the Gaza strip after the war is ended and there is no more threat from Hamas.
Posted in: Israel, Hamas vow no let up in Gaza fighting
Kent McgrawJul. 18, 2014 - 11:17AM JST
I would think the companies that bought the lists should also face prosecution. They encourage these activities through buying the personal information. Although it would be hard to prove they knew it was stolen data but they should have asked where the data came from.
Kent McgrawJul. 12, 2014 - 10:44AM JST
Shame on Israel.
Shame on Hamas. Hamas lines civilians up and hides behind them like the cowards they are. Hamas began firing hundreds of missiles after kidnapping and killing 3 Israeli boys, one of which was also an American. They bomb Israel relentlessly and cry when Israel says "Enough is enough" and fights back. Israel send warnings before they fire so that civilians can leave but Hamas forbids the civilians from leaving. Then there is the problem with the children there who are trained to fight and kill at the age of 3 years old. Just because they are not officially in an army does not make them civilians.
Israel has the right to protect their land and their people. If Hamas would stop firing, the problem would be solved but how do you deal with a population who has made it clear that they want every living Jew annihilated from the face of the earth?
Posted in: As death toll rises, no end seen to Israeli offensive
Kent McgrawJun. 19, 2014 - 12:09PM JST
I want one.
Posted in: Robot maker showcases thought-controlled suits
Kent McgrawMay. 31, 2014 - 03:53PM JST
TBS quoted police as saying that the remains were that of a young boy who apparently died about seven years ago when he was five.
In April, when the boy failed to show up at the start of school—where he had been enrolled several years ago—school officials notified a child welfare center which, in turn, contacted police on May 22.
So it took 7 years for the school to notice that the boy did not show up?
I won't even comment on a worthless father who allows his son to starve to death.
Kent McgrawMay. 29, 2014 - 12:05PM JST
The emergency medical personnel in Japan are nothing but taxi drivers. Japan does not allow them to administer medications so basically they are just transporters. I was actually shocked to find out that the EMT's here could do nothing to save a person because they can not have drugs on the ambulance. What good is emergency medical personnel who can not administer medication on the spot to save a life?
Posted in: Man dies while in police custody in Tokyo
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 04:43PM JST
Japan gets upset about a comic book. I do not read comic books but often they tell a story of things that will be. Look at Iron man. The US government is working on creating such a thing and is almost there.
Most serious comic books have some truth in them and much imagination but it is the imagination that creates things most people think are impossible. Most comic writers study their subject well so that they can write about it. I never disrespect one who writes comic books and the things they expose should be taken seriously.
Posted in: Nosebleeds, food, and fear: How a manga became center of a debate on Fukushima
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 03:15PM JST
Why do people always take things out on other people because they are from a country where the government does things that the people do not necessarily support? We need to learn it is not the people of a country but the government and politicians in a country who are the ones doing the bad things. Most people are nice and can not help where they were born.
We are not responsible for what our government does, we are responsible for what we do.
Posted in: China evacuates more than 3,000 nationals from Vietnam after unrest
Kent McgrawMay. 18, 2014 - 03:04PM JST
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe charges ahead with his “Abenomics” policies to revive economic growth, things look set to get harder, not better, for Japan’s down-and-out.
These are policies to reverse growth not revive growth. The rich will get richer, the middle class will slip into poverty and the poor will become poorer. Abe is following the same policies that have ruined the world economy but if you hype it enough the people will believe it.
Abenomics are only for the rich that invest their money to make a profit, the people will not see any gain as the prices get higher and the Yen falls to record lows reducing the buying power.
Posted in: Japan's working poor left behind by Abenomics
Kent McgrawMay. 09, 2014 - 09:59AM JST
Actually the charge should escalate to dispensing medication without a license, attempted murder due to tha fact the person may have been allergic to the mdication. Diuretics can reduce the potassium level in the blood sending someone into cardiac arrest. What this man did is a serious crime and should be treated as such and not just as another sexual perversion.
Posted in: Taxi driver held for drugging women with diuretics
Jul. 08, 2015 - 11:32AM JST
@fxgai - Oh, some very important lessons will be learned if Greece leaves the Euro zone.…
Posted in: Greece faces last chance to stay in euro as cash runs out
Jul. 08, 2015 - 11:31AM JST
Isn't Jingu-mae the entrance to Yoyogi Park?
Couldn't it be they were actually in the park…
Posted in: 4-year-old boy dies after being hit by van; driver arrested
Jul. 08, 2015 - 11:30AM JST
All this story shows if you are rich and a woman you can get off, but…
Posted in: Arrested American Toyota exec to be released
Jul. 08, 2015 - 11:25AM JST
They are all going to dance the dance when the very active Sakurajima goes Boooom!!!
Posted in: Sendai reactor refueled for restart, despite opposition
Jul. 08, 2015 - 11:24AM JST
" a fry cry"?
Posted in: Wait, just what exactly have they done with the new 'Death Note' drama?