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    Nearly 1000 dead now :(

    Posted in: Over 700 dead in Nepal quake; Everest shaken

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    My boss is working in a Christian ear hospital in that very area... I really hope he's safe.

    Posted in: Over 700 dead in Nepal quake; Everest shaken

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    I don't know anyone who believes in this myth. No one's denying other nationalities were involved and suffered losses in the Gallipoli campaign. It's just that this campaign was the ANZAC's first major deployment and heavy loss. Naturally, it's a big deal to Australia and New Zealand.

    I know, it's just that it seems to be only about ANZACs in the media... and the great unwashed believe what they see in films rather than the reality.

    Posted in: Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary

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    I'd say a list of the top ten smug nations rather than happy, lol

    Posted in: Switzerland, Scandinavia top global 'happy' index

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    Why does it have an American code on the tail?

    Posted in: It's a Honda

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    Sony Pictures announced plans for an animated “Spider-Man” feature from the “Lego Movie” writing/directing team of Christopher Miller and Phil Lord on Wednesday at CinemaCon.

    Why? The live action films not doing the biz?

    Posted in: Sony announces animated 'Spider-Man' from 'Lego Movie' team

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    The myth that this was just ANZACs is just that... a myth. One of my ancestors was in a Highland regiment and fought and died at Gallipoli. A good many British soldiers died there as well as Aussies and Kiwis. They should not be forgotten, or their sacrifice ignored.

    Posted in: Thousands gather to remember the fallen at Gallipoli centenary

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    Love them... no matter where you are you can get a nice cold drink on a warm/hot day. Fabby

    Posted in: What do you think of vending machines in Japan?

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    I think they really need to regulate these things. Remember the ones hovering around power plants in France earlier? There have also been sightings around some British airports. There are UK regulations on them which seem fairly logical.

    They can't be flown:-

    . over or within 150 metres of any congested area

    . over or within 150 metres of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 persons

    . within 50 metres of any vessel, vehicle or structure which is not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft

    . within 50 metres of any person except during take-off or landing, the aircraft must not be flown within 30 metres of any person except for the person in charge of the aircraft.

    Maybe Japan could introduce something like that?

    Posted in: Drone may have been on roof of PM's office for days

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    I had to get a bullet train early one day so had to take the commuter train... never again. I really feel for those who have to do this every morning and evening going to and from work. Not a lot of fun.

    Posted in: 9 tips for surviving Japan’s crowded trains

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    Smith, old bean, Germany has apologised for the Holocaust yes, and made denial a crime. I'm not denying that. But what about the Blitz? What about the people of Europe killed as the German War Machine trundled all over. Those killed by V2 rockets? For Germany to apologise now is pointless... for the same reasons as Japan apologising is pointless. The people of Japan and Germany now are not the same people as the wartime generation. They should not be forced to apologise for something they had no part in.
    I know that what was done in the name of the Emperor was evil, we all know that... I even had a great uncle captured by the IJA. I just feel that post war generations should NEVER be forced to apologise for their ancestors' actions. Any country.

    And no, I won't apologise for my question... I have my opinion and I will stand by it, thank you very much.

    And yes, by all means commemmorate those killed by the A Bombs, but don't demand apologies. I don't remember hearing about von Braun apologising for his rockets destroying London.

    Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement

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    I just don't want to have a machine being in sole control of my life. Maybe just paranoid.

    Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour

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    Bring in men only cars. Having a women only carriage is sexist anyway.

    Do Japanese women tend to grope men on trains?

    Posted in: New anti-chikan cell phone stickers let you mark train gropers with sign of shame

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    Sounds like a British comic strip called "The Numskulls", which started in 1962.

    Posted in: Disney Pixar’s new movie attracts criticism again in Japan

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    Abe, an unabashed nationalist, made a symbolic donation to Yasukuni shrine, the supposed repository of the country’s war dead...

    Why 'supposed'?

    Will Germany apologise this year for the wrongs their ancestors did during WW2? If not then why expect Japan to? It was 70 years ago... it's over. Modern Japan isn't the same country it was in 1945. Bit like asking the Italians to apologise for what the Roman Empire did 1000 years ago.

    Posted in: Abe says he may drop direct apology in WWII statement

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    Just knee him in the 'nads... then again that might turn one of these pervs on.

    Posted in: New anti-chikan cell phone stickers let you mark train gropers with sign of shame

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    No driver? At over 600km/h? Eeeehhhhhhhh? I would hope that there would be failsafes built into it... and it travels in a reinforced clear tube to prevent it flying off at that speed.

    Posted in: Maglev train sets world record speed of 603 kms per hour

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    I've only heard of Taco Bell in "Demolition Man"... and after a Google search I doubt I would be bothering with them when I'm next in Japan. Maybe suit the Pringles generation more, but I would prefer a nice portion of fish and chips any day :D

    Posted in: Run for the border

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    Basically I think that rather than being a pushy foreigner and demanding access to an onsen you just accept that those are the rules and abide by them. Unless you are a permanent resident and/or work and pay taxes, most foreigners are guests in Japan... it's not your place to tell them what they should and shouldn't do.

    Posted in: Nagano onsen welcomes foreigners with tattoos, as long as they patch ’em up

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    Wow so much bitterness - it's like a glimpse into the 1950s.

    Posted in: Japanese men share a list of common male woes before and after marriage

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