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    presto345

    It seems to me the opposition party is more occupied with destabilizing the government than being a part in governing this country and serving the 'kokumin no minasan'.

    Posted in: Abe's troubles may not end despite resignations of two ministers

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    Putin reiterated that Moscow was ready to mend fences with Washington but only if its interests are genuinely taken into account.

    Looks like Moscow has a few more fences to mend than the one with Washington. How about Moscow explaining the legality of invading and annexing foreign territory. And do the explaining to the world in the United Nations, not to an obscure daily paper.

    Posted in: Putin accuses Obama of hostility, meddling

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    It's time Road Traffic policing agencies accept more responsibility for road accidents as they do not enforce traffic rules or educate drivers through aggressive public campaigns and ads in the media, like television.

    Posted in: Driver arrested after car hits, kills 5-year-old boy on crossing

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    presto345

    Like papigiulio said, quite a broad question. It depends on how the music was recorded originally, the equipment used for playback and the space in which it is played back.

    Posted in: Which offers the best sound quality for listening to music?

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    Good on them, nice little gesture - but lets just do away with the scrap-metal known as 1 and 5-yen pieces!

    Most EU countries no longer have 1, 2 cent pieces in circulation. Why does the consumer in Japan still bother with the aluminum piece, counting them out at the counter? Taking time to dig them out of their purses trying to make the change easier but just making it more complicated?

    Posted in: Vending machine dispenses cans with 5 yen coins taped to them

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    Oh, another shooting? What a surprise. Wait, why not make it compulsory to have every citizen carry a gun. Good for the industry and anyone attacked can shoot back then. Some nations, presumably advanced, have problems getting there.

    Posted in: 15 wounded in Miami nightclub shooting

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    It still is women who get physically assaulted, not men. Give women more space. It seems more women get abused than men falsely accused of molestation.

    Posted in: Britain considers women-only carriages due to sex assaults on trains

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    How is the fine line drawn between pornographic and somewhat pornographic?

    Posted in: Indonesia to censor 'pornographic' Japanese cartoon

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    Be prepared to pay 10 time more than anywhere else in the world, because the Japanese equivalents like Bufferin are so stupidly expensive that they can't compete without protection.

    Make that 20 times more. On top of that Bufferin often seems to be ineffective in treating even a simple headache. I have made people happy with distributing Paracetamol to relieve their pains, effective instantly where Bufferin failed. Paracetamol, widely available in generic form in western Europe, for peanuts, so to speak.

    The price of this over the counter remedy [Bufferin], a product which is no longer manufactured for sale in Canada by the way, is utterly ridiculous and a major rip-off. It is my estimate that even at one-tenth of the current price for consumers it is a huge profit raiser for the industry. It's not that it needs protection, it's just unreasonably overpriced.

    Posted in: Generic drugs: The best medicine for Japan’s economy?

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    presto345

    In September, a South Korean man who tried to swim to the North across the Imjin River section of the border was shot dead by South Korean troops manning a nearby guard post.

    The SK troops must have been proud and pleased to have had a reason for pulling the trigger knowing national security was at risk by the half naked swimmer.

    Bae, a Korean-American described by Pyongyang as a militant evangelist, was sentenced last year to 15 years of hard labor for seeking to topple the North’s regime.

    The N regime is admitting its impotence in protecting itself against one evangelist.

    And the Bible, now that is a real threat. People might get the idea fat boy is not the chosen one.

    Posted in: South Korea detains American trying to swim to the North

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    Ah, Asahi, no thank you :-)

    Posted in: Tokyo restaurant offering all-you-can-drink Asahi beer for 12 months

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    What a bunch of bull.

    Posted in: Russia, Ukraine trade blame as fighting tests truce

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    It is clear what the IS extremists do not represent: a religion with a god who created life and protects it and instills a faith where humans act like humans. IS is indeed pure evil, anything closer to satan I cannot imagine. Eradication of this cult which hides behind Islam but rewrote its script is top priority. Let Islamic leaders around the world speak out against this cancerous evil.

    Posted in: Video shows beheading of British aid worker

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    As a man of God (he probably felt he was), I wonder how in the twilight of his life he thought of responsibility for the loss of life of so many.

    Posted in: Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies at 88

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    Putin on Wednesday accused the West of using the Ukraine crisis to reinvigorate NATO, and said Moscow will ponder a response to the alliance’s decision to create a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect Eastern Europe.

    Ponder a response . . . yeah, yeah. Oh, of course, Putin (and/or Moscow) thought the west had no choice but to do nothing, not even ponder a response to Russian aggression Putin keeps lying about - of course. This Putin, the self anointed president for life is a sly calculating fox who thinks he has the west in his vice, uhh, vise. He might be right or he might be wrong when the west keeps pushing back and the man starts losing support in his own country.

    Posted in: Russian forces to conduct drill in east, including disputed islands with Japan

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    That's why I keep the phone book they insist on giving me every year.

    Good idea. My great grandfather used to slice up newspapers into neat pieces to hang them in the toilet every Saturday. The device to hang them was a piece of string nailed to the wall with another nail at the end to pierce the stack of sliced paper to hold them in place.

    Posted in: Do you have enough toilet paper?

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    presto345

    Jeff wrote this

    Someone died as a result of this lie and careers ruined.

    No. Someone died because he could not face up to the consequences of his own incompetence. Suicide the all too common way out of a bind in Japan. Very sad but very true.

    And the purported lie - it has not been proven so take a step back.

    Posted in: Riken says it was unable to replicate stem cell results

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    I'd think especially China has a couple of things to reflect on itself.

    Posted in: China, S Korea urge Japan to reflect on wartime aggression

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    presto345

    A single unnamed prude responsible for censoring art by an equally overzealous police otherwise totally failing in protecting citizens from seeing unsavory images not resembling any form of art in public places is an outrage and something we might expect to happen in regions where radical islam is in control. Applying censorship on a single complaint to protect who exactly we don't even know is misinterpretation of existing laws and wrong.

    Posted in: Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art forced to cover up 'obscene' photos following complaint

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    presto345

    Yuck :-(

    Posted in: What’s better than sushi? Ramen sushi

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