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    bigfujiyama

    Three out of the four new element names up for review by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry are place names. Moscovium, nihonium, tennessine are proposed to be named after the places where they were discovered.

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    bigfujiyama

    In a span of a week or two, there was an earthquake in the Burma/Indian border area, Japan, and now here in Ecuador. Coincidence or no?

    There are quakes everyday all over the world. No it is not a coincidence.

    The number of quakes over 7 in 2015 was around the average. 2016 is following the same path.

    Posted in: M7.8 quake kills at least 77 in Ecuador

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    Opposite side of the Pacific plate to Japan, probably related to the Kyushu quake?

    Ecuador isn't even on the Pacific plate.

    Posted in: M7.8 quake kills at least 77 in Ecuador

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    bigfujiyama

    Educator60 is right. A Tokyo university seismologist just said because of its makeup that area is susceptible to more aftershocks than other areas.

    There are also foreshocks that precede larger quakes. It is impossible to tell them apart. The only thing you can do is be prepared.

    Posted in: Strong quake hits Kyushu region, collapsing walls, houses

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    No it isn't....we rarely get earthquakes in this area. Compared to other areas of the nation, it's one of the safest.

    No it isn't. There are a large number of active faults in central Kyushu because the Japan Median Tectonic Line runs straight through there. Just because there haven't been any large quakes there in recent years means nothing in tectonic terms. Anywhere along the Median Tectonic Line has the the potential to produce large quakes.

    Posted in: Strong quake hits Kyushu region, collapsing walls, houses

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    I always notice it when Japanese people pick up their phones with chopsticks and put them on top of the rice.

    Posted in: 10 things foreigners in Japan notice about Japanese phone culture

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    The Meteorological Agency announced it was a plate boundary earthquake - not the type I like to see.

    Plate boundary earthquakes are usually stronger than fault quakes and are what caused the Tsunami in 2011.

    Posted in: M6.7 quake strikes off Hokkaido; 2 injured

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    @WC626

    Or maybe "pride" got the best of them. In Japanese culture the shame of "defeat" is intolerable. And because they aren't christian, they never "forgive" one another

    Since when do Christians have a monopoly on forgiveness? I see plenty of then baying for Muslim blood.

    Posted in: 'Nothing to forgive,' says U.S. vet on crashed plane

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    News just in...

    We are all going to die.

    Posted in: WHO: Processed meat linked to cancer; red meat is risky too

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    Anyone who tries to build the a future basec on tradition needs a good kick in the cobblers.

    Posted in: Abe's new slogan stirs memories of wartime rhetoric

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    There is always some risk of injury with any sporting event, but this one is just silly. An orthopedic doctor came forward and said that the children at the bottom of the pyramid are subjected to stresses on their spine that even fully-developed adults should not endure. They are supporting weights of around 160kg on their backs. It is a surprise that someone hasn't been paralyzed.

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    Many studies have shown that children who grow up in an environment with animals have a much stronger immune system that those who don't.

    One piece of research showed that house dust in a residence with dogs prevented a certain type of childhood asthma. Other research has linked a reduction in allergies with keeping pets.

    If you run around afraid of all bacteria you will probably die from a stress-related heart attack.

    Posted in: Skinship with a pet may make you ill

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    Tradition is never an excuse for anything.

    Anyone who excepts tradition without questioning its worth should not be involved in tradition in any way.

    Posted in: Rabid animal rights activists go head-to-head with tradition

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    @cardsfan5

    But the Japanese public voted them in. They had a chance to get rid of Abe, but he won a landslide victory and people knew his policies then.

    Perhaps the silent majority agree with him.

    Posted in: Upper house panel approves contentious defense bills amid chaos

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    bigfujiyama

    The German army has no limitations left that were imposed by the Allies.

    Why is it such a big deal when Japan tries to lift them.

    It seems to me that some people can differentiate Nazis and Germans, but they can't do the same with modern Japan and Imperial Japan.

    Posted in: Upper house panel approves contentious defense bills amid chaos

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    so much for all the scientific communities monitoring expertise

    It is thanks to the scientific community that there were no people at the crater when it erupted. Mt. Aso has had restricted access to the crater area for a while. They can't predict exactly when an eruption will occur, but there are many factors that show the possibility of one.

    It is very easy to dismiss something of which you have no knowledge.

    Posted in: Mt Aso in Kyushu erupts, sending smoke 2 kms high

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    bigfujiyama

    I'm deeply thankful that none of them are deployed overseas yet. They need all the manpower they have.

    A few thousand are taking part. They have 250,000 SDF troops and 56,000 reserves. They are hardly overstretched.

    Posted in: More rivers burst their banks triggering further floods; 25 missing

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    You can watch Netflix from any region with a Japanese account.

    Posted in: TV party – Netflix, Hulu and other TV streaming services in Japan

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    bigfujiyama

    If Sakurajima throws rocks and has a pyroclastic flow that reaches 50km it is not just the nuclear plant that will be affected, it will be global event.

    The last time Sakurajima had a proper eruption was n the 1980s. Then is threw 2m sized rocks about 2km. 50km is not in the danger zone.

    Posted in: Japan raises eruption warning for volcano near nuclear plant

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    Most Japanese people I have spoken to don't realize that the systems of ancestor worship and responsibility for family graves was forced by the Shogunate to control the ordinary people.

    Keep them plebs in one place. Stop 'em from moving around too much.

    Posted in: Five things you need to know about Obon

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