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    Tahoochi

    I remember in Canada they used to play his song "Rock'n Roll" (the "Hey!" song) at hockey games all of the time until the 90's when he got convicted of child porn possession. They stopped playing his songs across Canada. I think they still play it sometimes in the US though..... maybe not anymore.

    Posted in: Glam rock star Gary Glitter jailed for 16 years for child abuse

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    Yelnats: Point well taken. K-cars are cheap and probably will serve the government the same purpose of getting around town. However, I'm sure your average civil servant will still be running around in k-cars, and the people who run the offices will be riding these shiny new cars "for the sake of the environment".

    Posted in: Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line

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    I am with pro-choice on this one. At the very least, I think the teacher should have cleared this with the school and the parents before the fact. Then, and most importantly, explain thoroughly to the students before showing the video, allow any students who choose not to watch it, to go study in the next room, and then have a thorough discussion afterwards.

    With that said, I don't see why high school kids need to watch someone actually dying in order to "toughen up" or become "more aware" of what's going on. They are high school kids, they're not stupid (most of them anyway). Most people whether adult or adolescent who can make most of their daily decisions on their own can surely decide for themselves whether or not they want to watch something like this. Personally, I don't.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

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    When I went to the restroom out in the country in China once, there were no walls separating each hole in the ground. Everyone was using umbrellas for privacy. I held it in until I got back to the hotel.

    Posted in: China media mock Japan's luxury lavatories

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    hmmmm.... it does make one wonder what the girl was thinking, getting into the car, and even making it to a hotel with the guy??? ...which no doubt was a "Love" hotel. And why wouldn't the mother call the grandmother after her 13 yr old daughter didn't come home at night? Surely, if she realized earlier that her duaghter was missing, she would would have contacted police earlier??? No doubt the man should be arrested and punished, but something isn't right.

    Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping Kagawa school girl

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    Tahoochi

    To me, this is a perfectly healthy and normal sign. Someone being killed should be a horrifying thing to see. Where I am from (Canada), not even 20 years ago this would have had similar effects. I remember hearing about the police and other emergency services using a training video called "The faces of Death"(?) to de-sensitize professionals from being traumatized by seeing real people die. At the time, us "normal people" would cringe even at the thought of watching something like that.

    Posted in: 2 school girls hyperventilate while being shown IS documentary

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    sensei258Feb. 26, 2015 - 06:32AM JST

    Taking away the family's source of income won't help the situation.

    @Sensei258: In one hand, you've got "take away the family's source of income", and in the other you've got "child's life".... "income", or "child's life"...........tough decision for sure, but I think the answer is obvious.

    Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 4-year-old son

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    Tahoochi

    @Yelnats: I understand why you would be cynical, but you are just assuming that the cars are very very very expensive, and you're probably also assuming that the cost of hydrogen vs. gasoline is also expensive. Hydrogen costs $1.00 to $1.80/kg and the Mirai holds 5kg, on which it can run for 300 miles.

    All it takes is a google "Toyota Mirai", and voila! All sorts of info: MSRP $57,500 in the US. Also in the US, it looks like there will be some incentives from Toyota and the Government.

    The list price is $57,500. Federal and state incentives of $13,000 could get the price down to less than $45,000. You get free hydrogen for three years (Paid for by Toyota). The fuel cell components are warranted for eight years or 100,000 miles.

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/198231-test-drive-hydrogen-fuel-cell-toyota-mirai-cruises-300-miles-costs-45k-can-your-ev-do-that

    Posted in: Toyota unveils fuel-cell car assembly line

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    bjohnson23: Definitely not a "Japanese only kind of thing". I think it goes without saying, but child abuse is a world-wide problem. This is "Japan Today", a news website about news in... well, you get the point.

    Posted in: Man arrested for abusing 4-year-old son

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    Tahoochi

    Thanks JT for following this story. I hope the boy finally finds some peace where ever he is now and I hope whoever is responsible is punished so that they regret it for the rest of their lives.

    Posted in: Kawasaki boy told friend on Line he might get killed

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    Tahoochi

    "It's a small spat and it's going to be used by anti-Mongolian partisans to show that the Mongolians don't have the 'hinkaku' (dignity) necessary," Japan-watcher Michael Cucek of Temple University Japan told AFP.

    "Japan-watcher"... cool title.

    Posted in: Hakuho denies breaching sumo protocol

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    marcelito: Actually, it wasn't Abe who said that.

    On a separate note,

    He said the rallies, which disturbed classes and scared children, constitute racial discrimination defined under the United Nations' convention on the elimination of racial discrimination, which Japan has ratified.

    This is where Japanese politicians and officials have it wrong. We shouldn't be fighting racism because of what the UN says, we should be fighting it because it's wrong. That's the message that these spineless people who run this country fail to send to the public, time and time again.

    Posted in: Abe criticizes hate speech

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    Sensato: Thanks for the info. Absolutely agree. I hope they find the sub-humans who did this and I hope JT follows the story.

    Posted in: Police say burned clothing may belong to murdered Kawasaki boy

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    Tahoochi

    I recall many years ago when Microsoft was talking to the then "Big 3" about collaborating and installing computer systems to make a "Smart Car"... the deal was called off because Microsoft couldn't meet any of the deadlines due to program bugs, and it was determined that the IT industry just cannot keep up with the pace of the automotive industry.

    The automotive space is so highly competitive today, and margins in new car sales are extraordinarily thin, which is something Apple is not used to.

    ...that pretty much sum it up.

    Posted in: Tesla, Google, Apple: Is Silicon Valley the future of U.S. car industry?

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    Disillusioned: Wow, you sound like those parents in America who scream at the kids for screwing up on the field. And this one's in critical condition. You may want to yell louder so he can hear you. Poor kid.

    Posted in: 16-year-old boy in critical condition after being hit in head by baseball

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    Thank you Crown Prince! Bend Abe over and give him the spanking he deserves!

    On the other hand, I don't know if I agree with some posters saying he should replace Abe... I mean, wouldn't that be establishing a monarchy... again? If the Crown Prince ran for election, then I would agree...

    Posted in: Crown prince warns of need to remember World War II 'correctly'

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    Tahoochi

    I thought almost all electronics manufacturing had moved to China, Taiwan, or Korea, and I was puzzled as to how a company can continue to grow while manufacturing in Japan.... until I saw this in the article:

    Japan Display, formed in a government-backed deal in 2012 from the ailing display units of Sony Corp, Toshiba Corp and Hitachi Ltd

    Posted in: Japan Display in talks with Apple to build iPhone screen plant

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    Tahoochi

    Disgusting. Poor mother yes, but also poor boy. I can't imagine the pain he must have suffered... when I picture this happening to one of my boys it makes me shudder.

    Posted in: Body of naked 13-year-old boy found on riverbank in Kawasaki

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    Burning Bush: The one and only purpose of airbags is to help save lives; not take lives away. When you choose to manufacture and sell airbags, I think most would agree that you are obligated to at the very least cooperate with investigations.

    Posted in: U.S. to fine air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day

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    Tahoochi

    Not blaming the victim, but in this day and age, why would you ever let a boyfriend take nude pictures of you?

    Posted in: Man arrested for distributing revenge porn in Fukushima

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