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nzsnowmanMar. 20, 2013 - 06:56PM JST
As a New Zealander, I've been watching this story, and I have to say it is disappointing - what the heck(!) was he thinking? That's what we're all wondering. Culture shock and social media threat combo finally tipped him? Interesting that the Japanese police have also requested a 10 day hold extension as well. There's more to this story methinks....
Posted in: Former All Black Collins arrested for knife possession in department store
nzsnowmanJul. 14, 2012 - 06:07PM JST
I am living in Kumamoto City, Kyushu, and it is big news on the local stations here. My friends in London, Australia, New Zealand, and San Francisco, and even Qatar have also said they have watched news footage on their local channels about it. For me, the rains here are similar to what we used to get on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand (I am from Queenstown NZ), so that in itself hasn't shocked me per say, as my first experience of Kyushu's rainy season. However, the damage from mudslides and such rapid flooding did surprise me, given what looked like quite good infrastructure to contain flooding on the river banks and hillsides beforehand. With several more days of heavy rains predicted, this is only going to get worse, before it gets better. It looks like MDF are getting more involved now though, thankfully.
Posted in: 400,000 ordered to evacuate in 4 Kyushu prefectures
May. 23, 2013 - 05:00AM JST
@malfupete - interestingly though - if you go INTO Canada - the border guards give you…
Posted in: Diet approves child abduction treaty
May. 23, 2013 - 04:55AM JST
One word "how?"
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May. 23, 2013 - 04:46AM JST
Nintendo was never about graphics. I am a loyal fan of nintendo from Miyamoto's first party…
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May. 23, 2013 - 04:39AM JST
didn't Obama say that those involved should be held accountable for their actions. Pleading the fifth…
Posted in: U.S. Congress grills former IRS boss over tax scandal
May. 23, 2013 - 04:37AM JST
But, but, but ... didn't Obama say that those involved should be held accountable for their…