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    FightingViking

    Better late than never... but I would not want to eat fish from that region either.

    Posted in: Debris recovery operation in sea carried out for first time since Fukushima nuclear disaster

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    FightingViking

    @gaijinpapa

    What we can say is that when there's a divorce, there's usually a complete break with the families.

    That is probably the strangest thing about ours... I am still friends with my ex's oldest sister (who is now in an "old peoples' home"). When my mother died, my ex did have the decency to commiserate (by letter) with me and even sent me some money (to "Gaikoku") to buy flowers for her funeral. We had been legally divorced for just over a year.

    Posted in: 4 ways people break up in Japan

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    FightingViking

    Kind of spooky !

    Posted in: Intruder leaves tap running in Chiba junior high school classroom

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    FightingViking

    Snakes alive ! I misread (seems to happen quite often...) the title : "Shake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka..." With all the earthquakes Japan has been experiencing these days, could very well have been the case... When I realized my error, it made ME shake ! So lucky I wasn't on that train !

    This, however, made me LOL...

    Train staff made announcements asking if any passengers had misplaced a snake

    Posted in: Snake on bullet train causes unscheduled stop in Shizuoka

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    FightingViking

    I agree with all three posters above ! (Although it's true about the waste of taxpayers money and I've also mentioned the huge debt too...)

    Posted in: Since Aug 21, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been to Brazil, Kenya, Russia, China, Laos, the U.S. and Cuba. Do you think he is traveling abroad too much?

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    FightingViking

    My (several different) passwords are kept either on a Note-Pad or in a Word Document which has the title of : "Reply to so-and-so"... (for example).

    Posted in: How do you remember all the passwords and user IDs you use in your daily life?

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    FightingViking

    What ? Another pledge ??? Mr. PM, have you already forgotten your own people living in "temporary housing" in both Fukushima and Kyushu ? Probably even more now, after typhoon No 16. Don't you think they deserve to be taken care of first ? Autumn will soon be upon us - then winter when those people will need warmth and shelter (which should be stronger than "temporary built-in-a-hurry" shelters). Also, as J Chino remarked, Japan is supposed to be hosting the 2020 Olympic games... Do we have enough money for the stadium ? Has it been started yet ?

    Posted in: Abe pledges $100 mil in aid for refugees at U.S.-led summit

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    FightingViking

    @Strangerland

    I guess a lot of people noticed that however here, I think they wanted to point out that it includes the same pronunciation as "I"...

    Posted in: Ai love you

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    FightingViking

    "It always amazes me how Abe can throw money - that his country already owes - to other countries while not only Kumamoto (the most "recent" case) but even now, in Fukushima, the residents still have no "decent houses" to speak of... "Charity should DEFINITELY start at home..."

    Posted in: Japan pledges $2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years

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    @Dennis Bauer

    I agree that 18 is considered "adult" in most western countries and I also agree with "young woman" without the parentheses around "young"... (it's only one "extra word" but it makes ALL the difference !)

    Posted in: Woman assaulted, robbed while on her way home in Saitama

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    @Yubaru

    I beg to differ... There may be some women who have absolutely NO "instinct" but generally speaking, since even animals know how to take care of their young without any kind of "instructions", it also seems to come "naturally" to most of us... Slightly more complicated for the men though since they don't go through all the changes, both physical and mental, that a "future mother" goes during the "nine-month wait" for the baby to "arrive".

    Posted in: The art of parenting

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    @Tony Alderman

    A doctor once told me that Japanese people live a long time despite the doctors here...!

    So glad to know I'm not the only one to think so !

    Posted in: No. of people aged 65 and over in Japan tops 34.6 million

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    FightingViking

    @smithinjapan

    Trump has said he would do with Japan in terms of making it pay the bill for defence.

    Just can't help it... pay for the bill for defence or for de fence ? (Mexico...)

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    FightingViking

    No 5 is BAD ??? So nobody (who believes this) will ever eat my Ratatouille again ??? (maybe in France we have a different "set of rules" ?) As a mixture of all summer vegetables, this is THE summer dish "par excellence".

    Posted in: Don't eat these foods together and avoid possible intestinal distress

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    FightingViking

    For all the above reasons, I sent my son to an International school... and he did extremely well !

    Posted in: What do you think of the quality of school education in Japan? If you have a child at school, are you happy with that school?

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    @Yubaru

    Getting 3 hours of overtime pay.

    M son does at least 4-5 hours "overtime" practically EVERY day... He has yet to receive any pay for it !

    As for me, when I worked in a Japanese printing company, we had "flex time". I was always the first to arrive at around 8h00 - sometimes even before - because it was SO MUCH easier to work in an "empty" office than to have to hear all the chattering on the 'phones - or among colleagues ALL morning and most of the afternoon and when I went home around 17h30, they actually started working !

    Posted in: Koike tells Tokyo gov't employees to finish work by 8 p.m.

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    FightingViking

    The longevity increase is also attributable to more pets being kept indoors, given better food and having their medical issues treated

    Maybe some of our neighbours should read this...

    @EyeOfTheCat

    I agree with everything you wrote.

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    FightingViking

    Absolutely gruesome...

    Posted in: Woman arrested after severed body parts found in Chiba home

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    @Tanukiponpon

    When you file a divorce in Japan only one parent can be the full time legal and physical guardian.

    That didn't prevent Japanese hubby from separating our two boys and while I allowed the younger one to visit his father, father wasn't about to let me see our older one...

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    FightingViking

    @forzaducati

    "Interesting" picture ! Looks like he's really "enjoying" it !

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