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    Prosecutors said that Watanabe, a former fishery company executive, bore a grudge against Shimomi, blaming him for the loss of hundreds of millions of yen in investments, TBS reported.

    Must not have been a very good asset manager!

    Posted in: Suspect pleads not guilty to killing Swiss-based Japanese asset manager, wife

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    Japan (and especially Hokkaido) is NOT Singapore. The Singapore casinos are in resort areas, good weather year round, other activities right at hand, beaches, shopping etc. Singapore is not a good model to assess the merits of casinos in Japan with the exception of maybe Okinawa.

    Posted in: Hokkaido governor inspects Singapore casinos

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    The fence and sign was adequate

    Five kids got over the fence and one of them died. Obviously it was not adequate. Maybe hire one of those old-guy security guards who work for less than minimum wage to keep kids out......safer and a job for someone who needs it.

    Posted in: 6-year-old boy drowns in pond in Chiba

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    Apart from stopping them from entering the UK in the first place, of course.

    They don't usually wear signs around their necks

    Posted in: IS could come to streets of Britain, warns Cameron

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    should be "Kurdish forces assisted by USAF

    Actually, most of the strike aircraft are from carriers...............so it would be USN, not USAF.

    Posted in: Kurdish forces retake parts of Iraq's largest dam

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    but that's nothing compared to the thug-like gang that is the US police force

    There is no such thing as "the US police force". Police forces are all local. The US federal law inforcement agencies are the FBI, the U.S. Marshal's Service as well as some specific crime related services like the INS and ATF.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    This tragedy strikes a particular chord with me. First, August 12th is my birthday and I remember driving home from Disneyland when we heard about it on the car radio, second, my wife's design school classmate was one of the victims.

    I don't know if it was the same program timeon say but Discovery had a series called "Aircraft Disasters" and one of the shows was about this crash. Many interesting points. The TSA and Boing inspectors were kept away from the site for many days because the Police were calling it a crime scene. When they were allowed to visit the wreckage, they were not allowed to touch anything. It was the Boing inspector who noticed the section of the aft bulkhead with only one row of rivets where there should have been two. The improper repairs were made by Boing technicians in Japan and they were Japanese. They repair was approved by the JAL main tenance manager who was also Japanese.

    Posted in: 29th anniversary of JAL jumbo jet crash marked

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    Police circulated a portrait likeness of Shiratsu following the discovery of her remains

    But the story is accompanied with an image of a wanted poster for a man already in custody??

    Posted in: Body found in cardboard box identified as 16-yr-old girl missing for 2 years

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    Tragic.

    I think this 20 year old kid wanted a pic he could post on his twitter or facebook page where he got into Tony Sterwatr's face. Any you never do that from the outside side, you do it from the infield side because the cars naturally drift outside.

    @wolfpacK: It wasn't a NASCAR race, it was a sprint car race and Tony was moonlighting.

    Posted in: NASCAR's Stewart pulls out of race after hitting, killing driver

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    Without more details, I have trouble believing this is surrogacy and not illegitimacy.

    Posted in: Japanese businessman fathered 13 surrogate babies in Thailand

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    Bait and switch

    Posted in: Sailing venue for Tokyo Games under review

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    Just duct tape the kids to ya.

    Posted in: 116 cases of babies falling from baby slings reported

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    The picture associated with the headline is rediculous, ..................The Japanese are not putting F15s in space!

    Posted in: Japan to launch military space force: report

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    There is a contracting term called "anticipatory default" specifically for situations like this. It allows the contractor to terminate (and collect damages) when it becomes aparant that the client does not have the funds to make payments. It would be unreasonable to keep fabricating and accruing costs for customized equipment if there is no chance of getting compensation.

    Posted in: Airbus says no room for more talks in cancelled Japan jet deal

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    Some good posts here but I have a few comments:

    1. Shade doesn't always help. If the ambient temperature and relative humitity are high you can still suffer heat stroke.

    2. As the story states, many of these people are elderly. Unfortunately the meager income for pentioneers in Japan discourages the use of AC. Some people just can't afford the electric bills.

    3. Heat stroke has precursor symptoms. If you feel dizzy or ill, get someplace air conditioned, if you can't find a hotel lobby or other "public" indoor area that has AC, get into a coffee shop and drop a couple hunderd yen for an iced coffee. Or, just ask if you can sit there for a few minutes until you feel better, maybe with some water. I doubt if they are going to throw you out.

    4. Good-Samaritanism (It's a real word), if you see someone in distress, ask if they need some sort of assistance. Help them get inside wait until they feel better or need EMS.

    Posted in: Heatwave kills 15; more than 8,000 hospitalised

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    Saddam kept these factions at bay and kept things in order.

    Yeah, Sarin gas will do that.

    Posted in: Shiite militia display jihadist bodies in Iraq city

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    Both, there are some conversions and some new builds.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    @OsaanAmerica:

    I am in the oil and gas industry and have been for 40 years. Right now I'm in Nowray building subsea connection systems. Two major Norwegian companies (that I personally know) pulled out of Brazillian contracts for default. The Japanese used to build jack-up rigs but that was long ago. IHI also used to own one of the Kepple yards in Singapore (called the Robin yard - now Kepple Benoi yard). FPSOs (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) platforms are mostly built in South Korea and Southeast Asia (Engineering mostly done in Europe). I build the first ever FDPSO (and FPSO with a drilling rig on it.) in Singapore. Believe me, every time a company signs a LOA or contract with Brazil it's big news until the work actually starts.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    Unfortunately, Japan has very little special "technology" for FPSOs and FDPSOs as well as subsea systems etc. The reason the Brizillians are talking to the Japanese is because they have reneged on payjments to all the experts in the field and are getting down to their last resort.

    Posted in: Brazil seeking Japan's help in offshore oil project

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    • We know that the separatists actually boasted on 29 June that they had captured an SA-11 air defence system from the Ukrainians*

    Okay, I googled the BUK (SA-11) missile system and the first thing I see is that this puppy come with 4 missiles. So, if you captured one, let's see it and count the missiles.

    Posted in: Int'l probe demanded after Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine

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