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    presto345

    Latest news, reported on the networks. Thick fog severely limiting visibility may have forced the pilot to over correct altitude.

    Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows

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    Netanyahu is a hawk like no one else. I think he is far off track with playing the stale nazi card. Offensive too. Apparently he needs that rhetoric to convince the nation to keep supporting him.

    Posted in: Netanyahu likens Iran to Nazis during Holocaust remembrance

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    They were approaching too low and that's that....pilot error once again on the Asiana crew.

    That will have to be confirmed by the investigation. Initial conclusions indicate the craft was approaching the runway at a safe and correct altitude, but next, for a still unknown reason, it suddenly dropped exceedingly low. I am in Hiroshima at the moment and follow the news closely.

    Posted in: Probe begins after Asiana jet skids off runway in Hiroshima, injuring 23

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    At this moment Hiroshima Airport is still in lock down. Teams of investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. Let's not crucify the pilots, airline, craft for the mishap before the results of the investigation become known. I'll just add that fortunately there were no fatalities.

    Posted in: Asiana plane hit antenna on runway, footage shows

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    Boko Haram, meaning western education is forbidden. Meaning people are denied freedom. Freedom to choose their directions in life, education, religion, marriage, what clothes to wear. Meaning the atrocious Islamist 'group' can kill, capture and enslave anyone who disagrees with their radical and ridiculous beliefs, especially women, of course, as they are the easy targets for the cowards. Boko Haram are no different from the Taliban, another radical, violent cult whose motto is destruction in the name of their allah creation, their version who does not allow freedom, peaceful coexistence, happiness, but only subservience to misguided creatures that revel in their lust for power all justified by misinterpretations of ancient scripts.

    Posted in: At least 2,000 women and girls kidnapped by Boko Haram: Amnesty

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    I have no idea why Nishikori was given this golden pot. Lixil is a holding company which seems to have taken under their umbrella many prestigious companies like Inax, Tostem, Sunwave, etc. Whenever I need to have some work done on my house and its surroundings I can no longer find the original companies that built it, it's all Lixil. I guess it's beside the point. I wish Nishikori success.

    Posted in: Pot of gold: tennis star Nishikori bags golden toilet

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    Eliminate discrimination in the work place. The discrimination I allude to is about pay. There must be equal pay for equal work irrespective of gender. Not only that, part time workers must be entitled to the same pay as permanently contracted workers for the same work. How does this help working mothers? They will have more disposable income to help them arrange their daily lives. I agree with GW, the people have to stand up and make demands if they want things to change.

    Posted in: What should the Japanese government do to help working mothers?

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    Are you people suggesting that anyone who has ever suffered depression should be barred from flying?

    This case is about someone who suffered from a severe depression, not just an insignificant bout of depression and the problem is that it was covered up - OK - not reported to the aviation authorities. Lufthansa is trying to cover its tracks hiding behind legal requirements and gloss over what they should have done. In selecting pilots who are responsible for the lives of hundreds of people per flight you do not take any risk. Mental instability is an extremely unpredictable phenomenon. You would never take any chances with that. The airline can wriggle all it wants, but they carry a heavy responsibility.

    Posted in: Lufthansa says it was not required to report co-pilot's depression

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    “Our country’s textbook screening is carried out impartially and neutrally, based on professional and academic deliberations,” Suga told a news conference.

    Shame on him. But I presume the term 'shame' means nothing to him.

    Posted in: Japan rebuffs outcry over new history textbooks

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    Where I live, in a radius of a a few hundred meters, there's a kindergarten, elementary school and junior high school. These places produce all kinds of sounds all year round. Coming from the playgrounds, the buildings, sports events, and I love those sounds. They don't continue into the night like the drone of traffic on busy roads. I like the sound, noise if you will, kids produce as it makes me feel there is a future.

    Posted in: Residents up in arms over children's noise at daycare centers

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    The theory that a mental illness such as depression had affected the co-pilot was suggested by German media, quoting internal aviation authority documents.

    That is a quote from the media. Lubitz had been hiding the facts about his illness, but authorities were aware of the man's history. Anyone could come to the conclusion they should never have allowed this man to pilot a passenger plane.

    Posted in: Mad, sad or bad: The psychology of murder-suicide

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    When politics and religion get mixed there is a problem.

    Posted in: Tea Party's Ted Cruz launches White House bid

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    The plaintiffs need to prove that kicking a ball in a schoolyard was illegal or extremely irresponsible and/or that the boy was aware of any dangers involved.

    Posted in: Parents of schoolboy liable for Y15 million after wayward soccer ball leads to man’s death

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    Elizabeth writes: "The arguments about the cost are silly,"

    I agree. It boils down to unwillingness and lack of vision which seems strange coming from a perceived advanced nation. Conforming to a world wide metric system governing weight, volume, distance, temperature, etc. can only be beneficial and cost saving in the long run. Fiercely conservative forces keep opposing change for reasons defying logic.

    Posted in: Why doesn’t the U.S. adopt the metric system?

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    Anyway, the TGV runs faster and cheaper than the Shink with less technology.

    Which is a moot point.

    Posted in: Japan's shinkansen best in world at safety, punctuality, tech, but not marketing

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    sing Edelweiss......

    Huh??

    Posted in: No to Abe

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    Electricity has never been "cheap" in Japan

    Agreed. Electricity is cheap in Canada, expensive in Germany (understandable) and for Japan it's something in between. The fact that Japanese homes have retained the smelly outdated kerosene heaters is not so much because of high electricity prices but rather because of the way houses have been built for ages. They lack thermal insulation.

    Posted in: The days of cheaper electricity are over and probably won't be coming back. It's time for the Japanese economy to make the transition to a less industrial, more service sector-oriented economy.

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    Or any developed country with a modern legal system. Can you imagine the lawsuits...Ah, Japan!

    Well, I am pleased Japan has not (yet) entered the sphere of the 'modern legal lawsuits'.

    Posted in: Model Miranda Kerr is hungry for tonkatsu in her new Japanese commercial, but what’s she selling?

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    Athens insisted it would not be blackmailed over its debt crisis.

    They are not strange to doing some blackmailing of their own. Like pulling the nazi card out of the deck. Not honoring the latest agreements and questioning EU sanctions imposed on Russia because of its annexation of Crimea does not help much either to put any trust into the new government. Tsipras may look good on the screen and in photographs, but so far he's been low on substance. Is he now going to play the 'Putin card?' And/or the 'Beijing card'? Securing help from Moscow will come at a heavy price to pay. If Tsipras thinks he can get a better deal from a shrewd and untrustworthy thug like Putin he is blind and not fit for his job in spite of his unique way of trying to get his country back on track.

    Posted in: Greece rejects blackmail; seeks meeting with top EU leaders

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    presto345

    http://www.tokyoreporter.com/2015/03/09/parliamentary-love-hotel-meetings-between-ldps-nakagawa-and-kado-preceded-street-kiss/

    And what is your comment?

    Posted in: Agriculture vice minister in trouble for kissing married colleague

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