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    jonobugs

    I'm sure that if you asked a similar group of Canadians similar questions about Japan they wouldn't do much better. It's just so sad that the only famous person they knew was J. Bieber.

    Posted in: Video asks young Japanese adults what they know about Canada

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    Well, I guess that answers the rhetorical question my mom used to always ask. "If your friends jumped off a bridge would you do it too?"

    Posted in: One dead, one injured after 3 firefighters jump off bridge while drunk

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    It makes me wonder if more awareness needs to be raised among the Japanese about help that is available. Too many people here think in absolutes and believe that their situation is unique and hopeless (which it almost never is).

    Posted in: Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to be featured in documentary

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    This reminds me of the question that was posed to figure out why driving ability in my city was declining. Accidents were at an all-time high and there were many bad habits such as running reds, going through pedestrian crosswalks, improper signals, lane changes, etc. Yet, when people answered the survey about their driving, almost everyone said that their driving was just fine, it was the other people on the road that was terrible.

    Texting is like calling up your friends for a quick chat. No one speaks formally, and I can easily imagine the conversation may even have times when only close friends would understand them since they have a long history and only one word would suffice to bring back those thoughts. In texting, there is no real need to make certain that all your words are correctly spelled or that your grammar is perfect as it is only meant for friends. If this article is referring to online posting, I think that's a different matter entirely. For emails, the same applies when chatting with friends, but if you're writing to a business colleague or someone you don't know, I think there is a certain amount of formality that should be adhered to.

    Posted in: Do you think that constant use of abbreviations while texting messages or sending email is having an adverse effect on your spelling, grammar and punctuation?

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    Pressing a spoon, heated up by hot tap water, onto the affected area does the same thing.

    Posted in: Electronic insect bite healer

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    I don't see the difference between listening to music while riding a bike or driving a car. In both cases you can either listen at a comfortable level while still able to hear ambient noise or blast away and only hear the music. How is it less dangerous for car drivers? If anything, I would think it's more dangerous since there is a couple of thousand kilograms of extra metal going at a much higher rate of speed.

    Posted in: Ear speakers mountable onto cycling helmet’s strap

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    If anything, it sounds like this unfortunate man needs counselling for his own problems not blame for something the woman most likely did on her on.

    Posted in: Man held for abandoning body of woman he met on suicide site

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    I call BS. She can't claim to have not known better when she was clearly trying to and conceal the drugs within the package. Then, mislabeling it. If her father had sent it to her, I have strong doubts that she didn't know about it. At the very least, she had to have been aware for taking a strong drug into another country was not allowed which is why she was trying to be sneaky. She got caught, and now she has to pay the very steep consequences.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

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    Sounds like a good policy. What about photos that WERE taken with consent? I'm sure there are times when a photo was taken with the promise that it would only be seen by one person but that promise was not kept.

    Posted in: Google acts to curb 'revenge porn' from search results

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    I didn't give any thumbs down for that, but I do understand the feeling that all life is precious so by saying killing one person is worse is than another is, by default, saying that one life is worth more than the other.

    Posted in: Stalker jailed for 22 years for killing ex-girlfriend

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    Although people can easily drown in shallow water, I wouldn't consider 3 metres shallow. Add to that a 1 metre embankment and it would be a challenge for a physically fit person. This is such sad news. I hope other people can at least learn from this. Be very vigilant around bodies of water and perhaps stay away from places where it may be difficult to escape from.

    Posted in: 60-year-old man, 7-year-old girl drown in pond

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    In my opinion, the most effective way to reduce smoking is just to make it costly, coupled with education (especially towards children aged 8 and up). People will WANT to quit smoking on their own which will in turn lead to less smoking in public areas, etc.

    Posted in: Beijing smokebusters to go on patrol

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    jonobugs

    This is guy was obviously out of his mind but yes, it took a degree of "bravery" to stab a poor innocent girl with an ice pick.

    I'm afraid that you and I have different definitions of "bravery". If anything this was an act of cowardice. A solitary girl sleeping on the train does not seem like a difficult or dangerous target that would jump up and attack him.

    Posted in: Man says he stabbed girl on train to see if he had guts enough to kill someone

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    I always wonder what these creepy people are thinking..."Hey, I think that girl is cute! I'm gonna throw some coffee on her so she'll notice me and think I'm cute too..." ???

    Posted in: Man arrested for throwing liquid on girl

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    My bicycle is way more efficient than both of those!

    Posted in: Flying has become more energy efficient than driving

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    All that sweet talk about plucking her eyes out and decapitation, and he still can't figure out why she dumped him!

    Posted in: Man, inspired by IS video, threatens to behead ex-girlfriend

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    How about speedy service so you don't need to wait around ... still, it would be entertaining ...

    Posted in: Pepper Robot to offer concierge service at Mizuho Bank

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    Seriously? Wow, and they wonder why their company is struggling...

    Posted in: Hi-res flagship Walkman NW-ZX2

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    Wow, just ... wow.

    Posted in: Scientists develop micro-fine adhesive sensors

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    I watched Japanese TV for the first month of my stay (mostly at hotels) and I haven't watched it since. Everytime I turned it on, there was a 'variety' game show going on and little else. Occasionally I would stumble upon the news and an old drama that I would classify as the Japanese version of an old Western. A samurai hero would save the town from some evil dude. I never did see the anime, although I've watched them elsewhere. The only shows that were interesting for me were the old samurai shows as the variety shows just repeated the same stuff over and over. I was surprised to see the same people on different variety shows.

    Posted in: Is Japanese TV really as bad as its reputation?

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