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MlodinowMar. 19, 2017 - 05:39PM JST
Agree with other posters..Abe just trying to deflect from the Kindergarten Cover-up. Politics 101.
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MlodinowMar. 18, 2017 - 01:32PM JST
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MlodinowMar. 16, 2017 - 07:53PM JST
Is the speech by the CEO really so full of vital information that they feel compelled to take notes? I notice a similar thing at my company where all new recruits feel they have to take endless notes they'll never look at again. Or is it just because they're in the front row?
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MlodinowMar. 15, 2017 - 03:09PM JST
Not sure this will help with chikan, but perhaps some other disturbances, arguments etc it might. To my understanding, chikan occurs mostly (not always of course) on very crowded trains where I doubt a camera would be of much use. You might see the resulting argument etc. Hopefully though it will act as some kind of deterrent.
MlodinowMar. 08, 2017 - 08:08PM JST
Agree that it seems nonsensical to lower the height of seawalls? What is the reasoning..I hope nothing silly like obstructing a view or anything.
@techall it's probably something more like natural bounce-back. But I'll readily admit I'm not a geophysicist.
MlodinowMar. 05, 2017 - 04:05PM JST
Strange that for companies such as this union membership is compulsory in Japan (because unions are toothless and weak, so allow management to keep a stranglehold on workers) but they actively try to discourage unions overseas where unions have actual power & sway. Well, not so strange after all I suppose.
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MlodinowMar. 05, 2017 - 04:00PM JST
gaijintraveller: Many of them do, but do so illegally. Especially towards the end of the season.
MlodinowMar. 04, 2017 - 05:47PM JST
People jumping in front of trains is bad enough mentally for people forced to experience or watch it, but this takes it to a whole new level. If it does indeed turn out to be a suicide he's intentionally caused an accident which could easily have caused serious injury to the driver and the passengers in that carriage which derailed. A lot of police recently seem to have major mental issues, perhaps on the job stress counselling or better screening before they join would help.
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MlodinowMar. 04, 2017 - 12:51PM JST
However, unlike other world cups, it takes real fans to sit through an entire 3 or 4 hours game of baseball. Especially when it includes such baseball powerhouses as....Israel? I'm sure the vast majority of that revenue will come from the final 4 games alone.
Posted in: World Baseball Classic growing slowly, but far from mature
MlodinowFeb. 28, 2017 - 07:02PM JST
Why the necessity to not be rude? I get cold-called almost once a week as it seems my number somehow ended up on a property cold-call list. As soon as I say "not interested" they ask "but whhyyy?". So cutting out my initial answer & just hanging up saves us both time.
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MlodinowFeb. 28, 2017 - 06:56PM JST
Do they all go to the airport every time? I recently watched the PM's motorcade on Youtube and it is quite a drama just for his one car. Can't imagine the goings on for him plus the Emperor & his whole family.
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MlodinowFeb. 26, 2017 - 02:24PM JST
Aso leading negotiations...let the gaffes begin!
MlodinowFeb. 26, 2017 - 02:16PM JST
Given the weight, these figures could also include precursors for manufacturing meth etc.
MlodinowFeb. 26, 2017 - 04:20AM JST
Sunwolves are in for a shock this season as they largely avoided NZ teams last year. This will be the first of many hidings, unfortunately for them. Wolves really needed to try harder to get more of their international team playing.
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MlodinowFeb. 22, 2017 - 09:45PM JST
I wonder if it was Ricin? That is noted to kill in just a few hours, has no known antidote and is odorless/colourless. I think it is only effective if inhaled or injested so if the suspects washed their hands thoroughly they should be okay (as they in fact were/are). His early symptoms would largely fit ricin poisoning as well.
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MlodinowFeb. 22, 2017 - 09:36PM JST
A team at my company organized a nomi-kai to celebrate the first premium Friday. But because 3pm is "too early" it was decided to leave the office at 4pm instead. You really can't help some people....
MlodinowFeb. 22, 2017 - 09:34PM JST
@Yubaru, I saw the same video. Very much reminded me of the Bill Cosby "I don't know what you're talking about coz I'm so old and feeble now" shuffle
MlodinowFeb. 22, 2017 - 01:59AM JST
I doubt the first girl called him gross for no reason. Perhaps this 40yr old man should stop trying to approach school girls?
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MlodinowFeb. 22, 2017 - 01:50AM JST
Apparently not. The IOC have told Japan to change clubs or else lose Olympic Golf. It will do nothing to create change at that club of course, but at least there will be some sucking of air & the Japanese Olympic Committee will move the event.
MlodinowFeb. 21, 2017 - 07:42PM JST
It's hard not to write a sarcastic comment about their concept of "inclusion" in the Paralympics. I truly wonder what little would get done in Japan (increased access for the aged, increase of smokefree areas) without these Olympics. They're going to plunge the economy into despair but at least there might be some benefit after all.
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:14AM JST
Something does not add up at all here. When you deal with the Yaks, well, lets…
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:13AM JST
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:09AM JST
I love the way Democrats like to throw around words like "reality" and "facts" as though…
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:08AM JST
Wow I thought I was in Disneyland till I saw all the adults...
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Mar. 23, 2017 - 07:07AM JST
Not a good idea in my opinion. It sounds too much like the way a Japanese…
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