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gaijintravellerSep. 02, 2015 - 07:46PM JST
Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.
Even now some make misguided safety assumptions. That is why Sendai is starting up again.
Posted in: Misguided safety assumptions key factor at Fukushima: IAEA
gaijintravellerSep. 02, 2015 - 07:03AM JST
Japanese assume ham is made from pork. In most countries this is true. However, I was told that this is not always true in Japan by both a person who worked for a company that imported rabbit from China and sold it to a famous Japanese ham company. Leter, when I met some who worked for that ham company, I asked about this and that person confirmed that they used rabbit to make ham.
Posted in: Muslim man accidentally served bacon while being detained at immigration center
gaijintravellerSep. 01, 2015 - 08:52AM JST
"with an eye on a possible escalation of tensions with China."
By whom? Abe?
Posted in: Defense ministry asks for record budget to defend southern islands
gaijintravellerAug. 29, 2015 - 11:11AM JST
Any penalties for not doing so?
Posted in: New law requires companies to set goals in hiring female execs
gaijintravellerAug. 29, 2015 - 11:08AM JST
Look what happens when America does help. It helped Europe in World War II but it seems ot have made matters worse for just about every country helped since then.
Posted in: If Japan gets attacked, we have to immediately go to their aid. If we get attacked, Japan doesn't have to help us.
gaijintravellerAug. 13, 2015 - 08:13PM JST
Punched the lawyer? Did he actually knock the lawyer out? I find it hard to imagine he could have done it. Garden shears require the use of two hands, so how did he stop the lawyer moving?
HonestDictator, I imagine in Texas the father would also have been released if he had shot the assailant.
Posted in: Man cuts off love rival's penis; flushes it down toilet
gaijintravellerAug. 13, 2015 - 08:47AM JST
I was wondering about phone tracking and find my phone apps. Can a phone easily be turned off, or should I say completely off? I have read that the only way to really turn off a phone is to remove the battery, not easy with an iphone. Snowden makes journalists turn off their phones and place them in a fridge, which I assume is earthed (grounded).
Posted in: 340 wallets, 100 smartphones stolen at Waseda Academy's summer training camp
gaijintravellerAug. 12, 2015 - 08:12AM JST
I was going to state the obvious, but Yubaru took the words out of my mouth in the first comment on this article.
Posted in: Japan committed to nuclear power despite Fukushima disaster
gaijintravellerAug. 04, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
gokaiwomaneku, I think most Japanese are well aware of Burakumin, they just deny any knowledge, which is true about older people, too. This is particularly a problem true when it comes to getting married. Remember that most Japanese deny they have any racial prejudice.
Posted in: 5 interview questions employers in Japan are no longer allowed to ask
gaijintravellerJul. 27, 2015 - 08:19AM JST
This and urging people not to walk on escalators. It seems the mostly ineffectual Consumer Affairs Agency is trying to justify its existence.
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges caution when using disposable lighters
gaijintravellerJul. 27, 2015 - 08:15AM JST
Maybe the police will now provide them with free accomodation, but not so comfortable.
Posted in: Couple held for refusing to pay hotel bill after 42-night stay
gaijintravellerJul. 24, 2015 - 11:02AM JST
The idea is to slow everyone down. The escalators will then be overcrowded. More escalators will have to be installed to handle the load.
Good for business, at least escalator sales.
Walking is quicker, healthier and helps you get away from the stupid and annoying yellow line announcements. We waste too much time on trains and at stations. We don't need to waste any more.
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators
gaijintravellerJul. 21, 2015 - 07:55PM JST
Did they have lights on? Were they wearing helmets, and if so, were they proper helmets or the toys ones favoured by bosozoku?
I feel sorry for the driver.
Posted in: 2 youths on motorbike going wrong way on expressway killed in collision
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 06:10PM JST
JoeinTokyo, I came across a fisherman in Vietnam who was electrocuting fish. He had a battery on his back and put two electrodes in the water. It worked.
Posted in: 2 dead, 5 injured after being electrocuted by electric fence
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
If they are a politician, their lips move.
Posted in: How can you tell if someone is lying to you?
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 09:17AM JST
If the choice is between him and the present deputy PM, Taro Aso, there isn't much to choose between them, so why don't the Japanese vote against the LDP? The alternative has to be, is, better.
Posted in: Public support plunges for Abe
gaijintravellerJul. 20, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
I have often wondered about the safety of these electric fences. In my area they surround all the fields. They are supposed to shock wild boar. I worry because I have cats and other people neighbouts have dogs. I have been assured they are safe, but it seems some are strong enough to kill humans.
Were there no fish in the river? If there were, they should have died or been stunned and given a clue that something was wrong.
gaijintravellerJul. 19, 2015 - 08:37AM JST
Why does it drop now? It should have dropped a long time ago. This has been his clearly stated intention, his desire, since he became PM again, yet so many supported him.
Posted in: Abe's support rate plummets after defense bills pass lower house
gaijintravellerJul. 18, 2015 - 08:06AM JST
But how much of this goes to the musicians?
Posted in: Review: Apple Music has everything, perhaps too much
gaijintravellerJul. 14, 2015 - 08:02AM JST
And what about the friend who gave him the gun? Did anything happen to him? Did he reveal who the friend was?
Posted in: Case dropped against Thai ex-police chief over gun possession
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:29AM JST
Toshiko, first since you live in USA.. I am not sure you are entitled to comment…
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:27AM JST
Finally Hulu has the walking dead back ! It took them over 3 years to air…
Posted in: Netflix starts Japan service
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:26AM JST
Democracy lesson 1. Majority rule
Definition of Democracy: Democracy is "a system of government in which**…
Posted in: Noda expresses readiness to run against Abe in LDP presidential race
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:25AM JST
I'd like to make only one comparison: the only difference between US and Greece economy is…
Posted in: Putin calls act to glorify war criminals 'flouting' of Tokyo tribunal
Sep. 03, 2015 - 11:22AM JST
I wonder if the pickup line "Netflix & Chill?" will work here...
Anyone got a list…