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    Yubaru

    to bring online access to billions more people around the planet.

    and....

    serve the 10 percent of the world’s population that live in remote communities without existing Internet infrastructure,”

    Sensationalism anyone?

    Current world population...roughly 7 billion people. 10% or so equals roughly 700 Million.

    BILLIONS?

    Posted in: Facebook moves ahead toward Internet drone air fleet

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    Yubaru

    Japan became a loyal U.S. lapdog at times.....,

    Korea can urge but Japan is not Korean territory. Useless urging.

    With all this urging going on I wonder what the outcome is going to be.

    Posted in: Boehner invites Abe to address U.S. Congress on April 29

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    Yubaru

    200 Japanese working males in their 20s and 30s

    (tongue-in-cheek) I wonder how many guys that they actually had to talk to in trying to find 200 guys in that age group that actually work.

    Posted in: Japanese men share top 10 ways their weekends disappear

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    Yubaru

    Anybody want to buy some earplugs?

    Posted in: Campaigning begins for 960 local elections

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    Yubaru

    No details, and yet if they're already charging him with that it sounds like another pretty clear cut case of a truck speeding through the intersection and expecting everyone else to work around it instead of the driver paying attention to the road himself. RIP to the little boy.

    Ever driven a dump truck? Kind of hard to turn left while speeding. Way to go assuming something that was not even written nor reported in the news.

    I don't understand why it is not possible to have pedestrian buttons that stop all four directions of traffic to facilitate safe crossing.

    Got one about 200 meters from my house. They exist, and they also exist in many places in Japan as well. Just no everywhere. WHere there are many children around I agree they should install them, not too hard either.

    Traffic gridlocks would be the result of that. Footbridges and tunnels are the best solution.

    Not necessarily, ever seen the Shibuya scramble cross? In fact ALL scramble crossings in Japan, (Okinawa too) are all ways full stop.

    Posted in: 11-year-old dies after being hit by dump truck; driver arrested

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    Yubaru

    . He should have called the proper authorities if he had a problem. What he did was illegal and was severely compounded by the fact he did this on school property and in front of school children.

    Do you know what the laws are in his area with regards to disposal of dead animals? I give him credit for wanting to bury them, because the "legal" option is to put them in with your "burnable" waste and toss them out on trash day.

    Burying them was against the law, my neighbor had some chickens in coops that he used to get fresh eggs from daily, when one died he called the town office about disposing the body, they told him just put the carcass in the town labelled burnable trash.

    Burying seems more dignified and that is probably what was against the law, so slap him on the wrists and let it go. People are making too big of a deal out of it, considering there are plenty of Japanese that like to keep their dead relatives mummified in their houses by comparison.

    Posted in: Chiba school apologizes after teacher buries kittens alive

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    Yubaru

    Like I have repeated ad nauseum here, Abe may be the leader of Japan but he does not have any leadership skills.

    A true statesman would have found this an opportunity to open better lines of communication, not close them.

    Posted in: Abe expected to skip China's Victory Day parade

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    Yubaru

    A survey of 441 women to base what an entire country of women think......really scientific.

    Posted in: Japanese women list top 10 lies they can spot the second a guy says them

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    Yubaru

    And as for amateurs euthanizing kittens and acting proud of it-- look, there are professional organizations you can contact to come take care of the problem

    Where do YOU live? Where I live the town office will ONLY pick up stray dogs. Stray cats cause a lot of problems, not to mention the fact that there was even a fatal car accident because of stray cats running across a busy road and a driver swerving to avoid hitting it, he got slammed into head-on by a dump truck. Not a pretty sight there.

    In my neighborhood it's been a problem and the town office refuses to deal with it. Besides that there are NO other "professional organizations" here that will take them, you have to bring them to the center where they are kept for less than a week and then euthanized in groups. (Read that as gassed in groups)

    Posted in: Chiba school apologizes after teacher buries kittens alive

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    Yubaru

    But a panel member, whose name was not recorded in the document, said it was wrong to retrospectively apply values and definitions, citing a 1974 United Nations ruling on the meaning of the word “aggression” in the international context.

    And why in heaven's name was a member's name not recorded in the official minutes of the meeting? They make the point of giving the name of the Chairman's opinion. Playing games to me it seems!.

    Posted in: Abe's advisers split over how to describe Japan's WWII actions

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    Yubaru

    I wonder how many people here understand the problems with stray cats and dogs? What the teacher did may not be the "best" thing, but from experience I have euthanized a few kittens in my time here because there was no way to save them nor find people to take them.

    Saving them would only mean saving them from being gassed at a later date. Where I live well over 5,000 dogs and cats are put to sleep every year.

    I do not know the mindset of the teacher, but if the kittens were in a weakened state and close to death he may have been doing the humane thing that he thought possible.

    It's too easy to play keyboard commando and criticize that he should have done this or that but until ALL the facts come out he does deserve due process.

    Oh and to those dissing this teacher, please come here to Japan and take responsibility for ALL the strays, feed them give them homes, take care of them.......

    And btw I own dogs that have been rescued from desperate circumstances and I know the costs it takes to keep them alive, and it burns me to no end about the irresponsible owners that let their animals run wild.

    Talk is cheap...

    Posted in: Chiba school apologizes after teacher buries kittens alive

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    Yubaru

    The budgets from the Central Government should be based on the needs of the people of Okinawa and should not be used to blackmail and bribe the people of Okinawa to accept things that they do not want. The governor is elected by the people and is obliged to do what they elected him to do and if that means doing battle with the Central Govt. then so be it.

    Hey Onaga can beat his head against a wall all he wants, he's a politician. The "central"government of any sovereign nation does things that "locals" don't like, even when it's in their best interests. I could give examples from countless different countries that have done things that "locals" don't like but that doesnt change the fact that a nations needs at times outweigh the needs of one "state".

    ??? Who promised to pay???

    Please try to learn how to read between the lines. Japanese people typically are quite adept at nuances but I do believe that you have a hard time doing so.

    Okinawa remains part of Japan, and so long as they remain part of Japan, then they have to deal with what the central government requires of them.

    Yup...but too many folks here live in a utopian world, or behind their keyboards and fail to look at reality.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation

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    Yubaru

    It's obvious to me that the folks running this show have the same mentality as the Japanese government, throw money at the problem and "things" will miraculously happen.

    I wonder how many people remember when the discussions started about how to "fix" Fukushima, the government made a number of statements saying that "The technology needed to clean up this mess has not even been developed yet, so the public needs to understand and have patience", or words to that effect.

    Little did the public know or realize that this was a coded message for businesses to get their piece of the pie! There is no accountability and until the public gets fed up with the system nothing will change, and everyone will just sit and suck their teeth along with sucking it up!

    Posted in: Auditors say billions of yen wasted in Fukushima cleanup

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    Yubaru

    Due process people.

    Posted in: Chiba school apologizes after teacher buries kittens alive

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    Yubaru

    or joe public for putting up with this and footing the bill? I dispair.

    And how is joe public here supposed to do anything about it? Suggestions please.

    Posted in: Auditors say billions of yen wasted in Fukushima cleanup

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    And the yaks got how much?

    Posted in: Auditors say billions of yen wasted in Fukushima cleanup

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    Yubaru

    The Okinawan people understand the big picture very well,

    Actually I beg to differ with you. They for one do not see their place in being a part of a sovereign country and based upon their strategic location have a responsibility for the defense of Japan, whether it be the US on those bases or JSDF (soon to be Japanese military if Abe gets his way), the people protesting the bases are for the most part against the JSDF as well.

    So it's actually a very narrow minded view that many have.

    The Okinawan people understand the big picture very well, the big picture for them is always having to host massive U.S. bases to protect the Mainland Japanese while being the poorest prefecture inJapan.

    Okinawan's protesting against the bases see only one small piece of a very big world puzzle. I for one think that it's great they are protesting, while I may disagree with their position as being misguided and misinformed it's a democracy in action.

    Oh and Onaga better watch out, as he is going to force Abe's hand in this and he is not going to like the end results.

    I've been through the throttling that Ota gave Okinawa because of his hardheadedness and Okinawa does not need to have it's economy damaged again because of narrow-minded views.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation

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    Yubaru

    Why should we? We're set in our ways. Why don't we use fahrenheit & drive on the right? Maybe all these issues were early america's way of disregarding what the outside thought of us. After all, early america was mocked big-time. So is it any wonder why they should not have embraced that system?

    When I was a kid they tried teaching the metric system in school. But they made it so hard that it was bound to fail because they taught us esoteric crap that no one really needs to know, like decameter, decaliter etc etc etc, and much focus was placed on the next to impossible task of calculating the equivalents in metric and imperial.

    Metric is infinitely easier than imperial, and easier to use and remember too. I am ever grateful that I use it instead of imperial.

    Besides 100Kg sounds a heck of a lot better than 220lbs!

    Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?

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    Yubaru

    You cannot relicate a military base in the middle of a city,

    No one is suggesting any such thing.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation

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    Yubaru

    Gov Takeshi Onaga said that a concrete anchor thrown into the sea for a drilling survey at the site is believed have damaged coral.

    I saw footage of the anchors on the local news last night, and I would love to know just who "threw" those anchors into the ocean.

    Posted in: Okinawa governor orders halt to work related to U.S. base relocation

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