MiuraAnjin's past comments

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    MiuraAnjin

    The official line is that these new facilities are for air-sea rescue.

    So what's to stop US and Japanese ships and planes using them? Just send a couple of C2s down to set up a Japanese coastguard station, "in the spirit of international cooperation".

    Posted in: New Chinese islands don't settle sea disputes: Japan

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    MiuraAnjin

    But after decades of turning a blind eye to the clubs, a police crackdown began following the 2010 death of a 22-year-old student after a fight in an Osaka club.

    Codswallop. The ban was widely enforced before 2010 in Osaka, Fukuoka, Yokohama and Tokyo.

    Posted in: Japan overturns midnight dancing ban

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    Somewhere in London last night there was a very worried night watchman in a mortuary.

    Posted in: British actor Christopher Lee dead at 93

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    MiuraAnjin

    I'll be honest and state that I have not read all the posts above; the first 30 did my head in.

    But the folks who don't understand the 1/2 + 1/2 = 1 should know that: I'm half English, a quarter French and a quarter Dutch. My girlfriend is half Okinawan, a quarter Italian and a quarter French but has Peruvian nationality.

    So, a question to the "Double Brigade": Am I triple? Is she triple plus one? Quadruple? If we have kids, what will they be?

    As I said, this is doing my head in.

    Posted in: 'Haafu' to represent Japan at Miss Universe 2015

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    MiuraAnjin

    As the Ozzies say, If you want to drive in to the Outback, get a Land Rover. But if you want to drive in to the Outback and drive back out again, Get a Land Cruiser.

    Posted in: Jaguar Land Rover drives to success in Japan

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    And they like to accuse Korea of fixating on this subject... What possible good could come of this?

    Posted in: Gov't considers revision of 'comfort women' apology

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    MiuraAnjin

    The same Anri Takeda who claimed to be a descendant of Shingen Takeda, despite Takeda being a stage name - her real name is Suzuki. Real live wire that one.

    Posted in: Fashion magazine model arrested for shoplifting

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    MiuraAnjin

    FrungyJAN. 16, 2014 - 03:49PM JST

    Metabolic rate is influenced by factors such as caloric restrictions (they tend to slow down the metabolic rate), sleep , ...... Another consideration is the conversion of excess energy into fat, which is regulated by chemicals such as insulin. Insulin levels vary widely depending on a range of factors such as sleep ......

    Newsflash. Sloth makes you fat.

    Nothing wrong with what OccupyTheMoon said, or this article. I'd take an active big eater over a low-cal couch potato any day.

    Posted in: Japanese TV show fills us in on 'the right and wrong kind of fat woman'

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    MiuraAnjin

    Downward trend has a bit to do with demographics but more to do with the improved safety of the cars on the roads. 20 years ago Japanese cars were made of tin (and a lot more fun to drive for it BTW) but now they have high tensile steel in the door frames and scuttle, proper crumple zones and bristle with airbags, ABS, ASC and now even automatic braking systems.

    What I want to see is not the fatality rate, but the accident rate.

    I very much suspect that there are now more accidents on Japanese roads per day than 20 years ago, but that less people are getting killed in them.

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    MiuraAnjin

    So, the Chinese parliament now has no right to criticize South Korea's new ADIZ. Way to back yourselves in to a corner guys.

    Posted in: China's parliament: Japan has no right to criticize air defense zone

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    MiuraAnjin

    Following the Snowden and Manning revelations nations around the world are forcing their governments to rein in the special powers they were afforded during the knee-jerk days following 9/11. Meanwhile, Japan gleefully marches in the opposite direction.

    Posted in: Tempers flare in Diet over state secrets bill

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    MiuraAnjin

    The UK (both government and grass roots) sees Japan's $50,000,000 is raises the stakes to $130,000,000. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24970066 Almost 100 times more than the Greatest Power in the Region. Well done Great Britain.

    Big numbers until you remember that JP Morgan is giving $4,500,000,000 (nearly 3000 times more than China's donation) to a bunch of investors who gambled and lost.

    Priorities people. Priorities.

    Posted in: Japan triples Philippines aid package to over $30 mil

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    MiuraAnjin

    Decommissioning Sellafield is costing an unknown amount of money, and will take an unknown length of time, yet their building another one? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-21298117

    Posted in: Britain to build Europe's first nuclear plant since Fukushima disaster

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    MiuraAnjin

    LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is not "natural gas" and the jury is out as to whether it is a cleaner fuel than petrol or diesel. It is cheap though, thanks to vastly reduced taxes, which is why those in the know convert their cars to run on the stuff...

    Posted in: Taxi, anyone?

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    MiuraAnjin

    "Pollution levels on Fuji have been monitored annually since 2007"

    Good job they didn't do that in the '70s and '80s when you couldn't see your hand in front of your face in Kawasaki and Tokyoites reminisced about the days when you could see Fuji from Shinjuku in winter...

    Posted in: China polluting Mount Fuji: Japanese study

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    MiuraAnjin

    Way to blur the message Goto-san. As GG2141 says, it's not like the man isn't speaking the truth. Many of the towns on the Sanriku coast were ghost towns before the events of 3/11 and there has been more than a bit of opportunistic pork barrel profiteering by local govt.s and construction co.s since. But now everyone will focus on his captioned pic. of the old dear.

    Posted in: Bureaucrat suspended for insulting elderly tsunami victims on blog

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    MiuraAnjin

    the tsunami and the earthquake was an event that only takes place once every 1000 years, the last time being in 869

    Noooo.... Massive earthquakes and tsunamis hit the same region in 1896 and 1933.

    Fact and basis should be reported.

    Quite.

    Posted in: Tokyo governor slams Fukushima coverage on eve of 2020 vote

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    MiuraAnjin

    one affair as an unhappily married woman

    Err... James Hewitt, Will Carling, Barry Mannakee, James Gilbey, Oliver Hoare... And those are just the ones on court records.

    Posted in: Critics savage Diana film after London premiere

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    MiuraAnjin

    I have taken out insurance for injury and damage my kids might cause... by being kids. It's quite reasonable, but I'll be checking the maximum amount payable tonight - I've got a feeling it's not 100M

    Posted in: Mother ordered to pay Y95 mil after bicycle-riding son collides with elderly woman

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    MiuraAnjin

    There's an upside. Next time you have a hard drive crash, just contact the NSA and ask for an image of their copy.

    :-)

    Posted in: Does it bother you that governments may be monitoring your email and phone calls?

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