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    albaleo

    Does anyone understand what point 3 is about? Forwarding an email is not what the 36-year-old systems engineer in Tokyo was arrested for. I can forward a client's email to a colleague without needing permission of the sender. I can't forward it to my wife or my drinking buddies.

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    albaleo

    That reaction goes mostly away after you reach a certain level.

    I'd like to think that, but I suspect it goes away when you reach a certain age.

    Posted in: IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

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    albaleo

    @keika1628

    No thumbs down from me. I was genuinely interested, and your post prompted me to search around a bit. I'm sure I'm not qualified to figure out the law. But it seems that in some jurisdictions, stabbing someone with a knife can bring a charge of attempted murder. I guess it may be determined by where you try to stab them. In my mind, picking up a knife and stabbing someone in anger suggests you are trying to kill them.

    Posted in: Izakaya manager arrested for attempted murder of employee

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    @keika1628

    in another jurisdiction outside Japan as the prosecution would have to claim it was planned

    Are you sure about that? I thought "intent to kill" was more important than any planning. In English law, "picking up a weapon, and making serious use of it" is a key determination.

    Posted in: Izakaya manager arrested for attempted murder of employee

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    @Educator60

    If the report of the selling of videos is the same one I read, then it's a different location. The day laborer area is Kamagasaki in Nishinari-ku. (When I first moved to Osaka, I was advised to drive as close to center of street as possible in that neighborhood as jumping in front of cars for compensation is common activity. I don't think it was a joke. I never did master the technique.)

    Posted in: Stopping online counterfeiters a big challenge

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    albaleo

    These people aren't asylum seekers. Being on French soil, they have the right to apply for refugee status

    Is there a great difference between refugee and asylum seeker? If so, please explain.

    Posted in: Eurotunnel: 37,000 migrant crossing attempts blocked

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    albaleo

    It might interest people to learn that it's not even clear that this type of protest outside of a shop is actually legal in Japan.

    I'm not sure if it's clear in any country. (disrupting people, disrupting business, generally being a nuisance, etc.)

    Down at Kasumigaseki there are folks protesting daily without causing much disruption. Why don't they go there? Otherwise, are they any different from people promotging religion, cheap golf clubs, or personality tests?

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    albaleo

    Why the assumption that Watson is a man?

    Posted in: IBM's Watson computing technology learns Japanese

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    albaleo

    Just hold the event in some elementary school sports ground. Is there any need for a big stadium? We can all watch it on TV.

    Posted in: Warnings on Olympic's cost rises were ignored say Japan stadium designers

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    albaleo

    The only thing know about Marugame is the boat racing. Is this how they planned to pay the bill?

    Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay

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    albaleo

    @smithinjapan

    This is another "Japan vs. the Western world" question

    While I agree, I feel like withdrawing my original comment. The comments here suggest the 'Japan vs. Western' distinction is something pushed by non-Japanese and not, as I implied, a creation of a Japanese worldview. A comparative study of the Seikyo Shimbun and the West Highland Free Press may be in order.

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences between the way Japanese and Western media report the news?

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    albaleo

    I'm sure we could all write volumes of the baths and toilets we've had in Japan. My first apartment had no bath and shared toilets (2nd floor pottan benjo). The last house had the fully automated bath. Various things in between.

    I know two families who still use a goemon buro, one in its own separate outhouse. Very enjoyable if someone else is looking after the fire. Keeping the water cool enough is more of an issue than keeping it hot.

    Posted in: 12 awesome features of Japanese bathrooms you won’t find in the West

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    albaleo

    I think Poland are in Group E, not F. I hope so anyway. Scotland are going to have a hard enough time against Lithuania and Slovakia without having to face Poland too.

    Posted in: Spain, Italy to play in 2018 World Cup qualifiers

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    albaleo

    One difference lies in the question itself. There is an implication that the Croatian media are the same as the Mexican media.

    Posted in: What do you think are some of the main differences between the way Japanese and Western media report the news?

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    albaleo

    "Financial Times culture"

    Sounds ugly and dangerous.

    As a student, this was the most despised newspaper in the UK. Who cares whether it publishes the views of UK or Japanese corporate interests? If they'd bought out the Morning Star, that might have been interesting.

    Posted in: Nikkei pledges to respect Financial Times culture

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    albaleo

    And so it begins. The end of 'safe Japan'.

    Don't be silly. There have been various armed bank robberies in Japan over the years. My wife still talks of the Mitsubishi Bank robbery in Osaka in 1979.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akiyoshi_Umekawa

    Posted in: Armed man tries to rob bank in Fukuoka Pref

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    albaleo

    I wonder if the FT will now name Tokyo the world's most liveable city

    Perhaps the FT's influence will push things the other way and the Nikkei will reveal that Middlesborough is the world's most exciting city.

    Posted in: Nikkei to buy Financial Times for $1.31 bil

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    albaleo

    Matsuyama is at -7 if anyone is interested.

    Posted in: Spieth, amateur Dunne eye history at St Andrews

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    albaleo

    you'd think the U.N. or whoever

    It would be nice if 'the U.N. or whoever' took care of all our problems.

    Posted in: More anti-Islam rallies, counter-protests flare up in Australia

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    albaleo

    A hot bath in the evening rather than a cold shower. You may sweat profusely for 20 minutes or so afterwards, but you'll cool down afterwards and sleep better for it.

    Posted in: What is the most environmentally friendly way to keep cool in summer?

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