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    Badge213

    If people can afford it, who cares how they spend it. I choose to fly business class because I can't stand the service in economy, sometimes paying 2-3x the cost of an economy ticket. My friend on the other hand doesn't mind paying the cheap LCC flights in economy. To each his own.

    Posted in: Hotel-style train unveiled

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    Asthma medication in the US WITH insurance (before Obama was President) would cost me a little over $100 USD.

    Living in Japan, now, it cost me less than 500yen with insurance. At first I almost said to the doctor, did you forget an extra zero somewhere? Even without insurance it would cost less than 2000yen

    Posted in: 28 hospitals selected as foreigner-friendly

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    What happened to William Hagerty?

    https://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/trump-to-choose-hagerty-as-next-u-s-ambassador-to-japan

    Posted in: U.S. President Donald Trump is yet to name an ambassador to Japan. Which is more important for incoming ambassadors: To be well connected to their head of state or to have a good knowledge of the country where they are being posted?

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    Mirai Nagasu has dual nationality (under 22, parents are both Japanese) and team Japan has been trying to get her to join them, but since she was born and grew up in the US has option to stay with team USA.

    There was some controversy in the 2014 Winter Olympics she qualified for the Olympics, but instead sent Wagner (who actually placed 4th behind Mirai). Wagner of course choked during the performance, which some say cost the US a higher medal.

    Posted in: Nice on ice

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    There are a lot of factors involved:

    Kobe/Kansai area is a major metropolitan area, easier for many people directly affected and other areas to have easy access.

    SDF and US Military. After Kobe there was a lot of criticism because then Prime Minister DID NOT want troops on the ground assisting with the recovery efforts. This lead to Yakuza helping out more then the government did. In the case of Tohoku, SDF and US Military were utilized providing relief and rescue.

    General fear of nuclear radiation at the time , Kobe/Kansai earthquake had no such risk.

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    While gates are useful in preventing accidents, it would be hard to prevent someone from deliberately jumping in front of a train. If not this station, another station/crossing/area.

    Posted in: Woman jumps to her death at subway station in Tokyo

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    Lots of data in this article, so 32% of 28 % of the respondents etc...

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    Doesn't explain how much they overworked, other than they overworked the legal limit for part-time students (28 hours a week). The law is flexible in the summer/winter/spring holidays allowing up to 8 hours a day during school closure periods.

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    One question to all those that applaud the order. Do you want undesirables as well as desirable to come into the country without being first checked as to who they really are and their real purpose is? If yes. Do you want just anyone to board the same plane you are boarding? If yes. I would not want to board it with you.

    The problem is your thinking is flawed.

    It is not that the doors are open and anyone can come in. All of these people have US visas and are vetted like all other immigrants to the US. They in addition go through CBP inspection upon arrival into the US and go through fingerprinting, database background checks just like everyone else.

    None of the people from the countries Trump wants to ban attacked the United States on 9/11. 15 of the 19 , 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia (A united states ally and NOT, repeat NOT banned from Trumps order).

    History of Major incidents in the United States have been committed by people NOT from the list of countries Trump wants banned.

    -The Unibomber - Caucasian American, Born in Illionis, graduate of Harvard University - Should we ban everyone from Illionis?

    -The Oklahoma City bomber - Timothy McVeigh,Caucasian American, born in New York State. Should we ban everyone from New York?

    -The Olympic Park bomber - Eric Robert Rudolph, Caucasian American, born in Flordia. Should we ban everyone from Florida?

    -The 9/11 terrorists, 15 came from Saudia Arabia, should we ban everyone from Saudia Arabia (no), not to already mention the fact that Saudia Arabia IS NOT on Trumps banned list

    Posted in: U.S. suspends enforcement of travel ban; Trump blasts judge

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    Incorrect Lizz, the Robarts ruling does not expire this weekend, the article you yourself linked but probably failed to read, has to do with another ruling, not the Robarts ruling.

    Posted in: U.S. suspends enforcement of travel ban; Trump blasts judge

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    For those claiming Trump is only doing it for National Security, then If Trump is worried about National Security, why doesn't he ban people from Saudi Arabia (an oil rich USA ally and because he probably has huge business interests there as well).

    15 of the 19 9/11 terrorists came from Saudi Arabia, NOT from Syria, Iran or Iraq.

    Posted in: Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on immigrant ban

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    Badge213

    THE LAW:

    The Nationality Act of 1965:

    "No person shall receive any preference or priority or be discriminated against in the issuance of an immigrant visa because of the person’s race, sex, nationality, place of birth, or place of residence."

    Posted in: Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on immigrant ban

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    Sally Yates is not a politician, she has spent the last 30 years in law In private and public practice and has served the government as a prosecutor, prosecuting domestic terrorists like Eric Ruldoph (Olympic Park bomber) and has received the support of both Republicans and Democrats in her position as Deputy Attorney General.

    Posted in: Trump fires acting attorney general who defied him on immigrant ban

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    Could perhaps people see the guidedog they think that he's in good hands and the dog will warn him vs a blindperson without a dog someone is more willing to assist or warn.

    Posted in: Man with guide dog hit, killed by train after falling off platform

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    Trump has said that he will not meet with any foreign leaders before he takes office,

    He met with Abe .

    Posted in: Chinese state tabloid warns Trump: End one China policy and China will take revenge

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    Badge213

    If the Police stop you in Japan they are going to arrest you. It is rare for them to pull up a person without issuing a fine or arrest.

    Huh? The police stopped me to check my bicycle registration number, no fine, ticket nor was I arrested.

    Posted in: Four 18-year-olds arrested for possession of drugs

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    Perhaps they were all holding something, the article says "in their possession" .

    Posted in: Four 18-year-olds arrested for possession of drugs

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    Even though he's dead there are still an open case. My formally filing a case they can have a formal suspect and investigate it more. The case is still an open case.

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    Wow reminds me of the film "the Pledge" the police were looking for a killer, but in a twist the killer was killed in a car crash on his way to the next victim.

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    Badge213

    Maybe too much to drink.

    I was at Haneda last week and there was this really drunk passenger (not sure which country, but was speaking English). He sat on the security conveyer belt , and was speaking loudly in the faces of the Japanese passengers directly behind him. The local security staff started to pat him down and open his bags, and I noticed another passenger inform the police, which surrounded him after the security check point. Not sure what happened to him after.

    Posted in: Chicago flight to China diverted to Narita due to 'unruly passenger'

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