Striker10's past comments

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    Striker10

    If China is so worried about THAAD compromising it's own capabilities, they should have kept North Korea on a tighter leash. They repeatedly declined to restrict North Korea and their missile tests, so this is their just desserts.

    Posted in: China overtakes Japan on S Koreans' worst countries list

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    I think the tesla one's look much better.

    Posted in: Panasonic integrates solar panel with residential roof

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    Could have used a discount a few months ago when we held a funeral for our grandfather at a Japanese funeral home... between the funeral home itself, the florists and the buddhist priests, I've never seen such greed before. It's despicable the way they take advantage of people at a vulnerable time.

    Posted in: Funeral discount offered to elderly people who return driver licenses

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    Taxes, shaken inspections, parking, high repair costs from stealerships, all this on top of insurance - it's the high running costs that are probably the biggest deterrent. Not to mention that if you live in a big city you really don't need a car because public transportation works very well.

    Anyways, I welcome the news. There are already too many cars on the road causing obscene traffic jams at times. Less drivers in the future is better for the rest of us.

    Posted in: Nonlife insurers promoting affordable car insurance for young people

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    Japanese whisky is very good, and* used to be* a great deal. I started really getting into it about a year before it exploded in popularity and prices shot up. Wish I had picked up more bottles of the old yoichi for 1500 yen back in the day, they're now almost double that!

    As it stands now, Japanese whisky has become over priced because of high demand and low supply, so I've switched to foreign brands that have become cheaper, relatively speaking. Btw, Canadian whisky is cheaper here in Japan than back in Canada!

    Posted in: Japan one-ups Scotch with whisky, coveted around the world

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    There are so many problems with corporate culture in Japan, this is just the beginning. Hope this leads to some changes, but like the many scandals up until now, nothing much will change, will it?

    Posted in: Toshiba crisis shines light on Japan's corporate culture

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    Yamamoto-san, please stick to your guns and deny approval for any more coal plants. Economically speaking renewable energy is fast becoming one of the cheapest options, and only going to get cheaper in the years to come, and that doesn't even take into effect the huge health costs of coal plants.

    Posted in: Environment minister sees business risk in building new coal-fired plant

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    They should make a law that makes radar sensors on cars mandatory - I don't remember what it's called, but I'm talking about that technology that stops the car when the driver mistakes the brake for the gas and is about to run into something. It's already available on many new cars. It would be good for all people, but especially for elderly drivers.

    Why is my comment being downvoted?? Are people against using this technology that will likely save lives? Or is it just the people whining about age discrimination who are downvoting?

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    We paid a little under 400,000 out of pocket (after reimbursements), including all the pre and post check ups, but that was for an upscale hospital with a private room. My brother-in-law went to a regular hospital and I think came out about even.

    Posted in: Cost of giving birth in Japan

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    In many countries around the world renewable energy (mainly solar and wind) is quickly becoming the cheapest energy to produce. I can't find it at the moment but I recently read an article talking about how renewables are now the cheapest energy source in Australia.

    On the other hand, nuclear is among the costliest, once you figure in all the government subsidies and safety costs. If you add on top of that the decontamination and clean up costs after a disaster, nuclear is by far the costliest.

    It should be a no brainer decision, but unfortunately abe and his party have too many interests and connections tied up in the nuclear industry.

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    They should make a law that makes radar sensors on cars mandatory - I don't remember what it's called, but I'm talking about that technology that stops the car when the driver mistakes the brake for the gas and is about to run into something. It's already available on many new cars. It would be good for all people, but especially for elderly drivers.

    Also, I don't see the point of the 2 or 3 hour lectures, unless maybe they are tested on the contents of the lecture at the end.

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    In the nearby town of Tomioka, hunter Shoichiro Sakamoto leads a team of 13 assigned to catch and kill the wild boars with air rifles.

    Can you really kill a wild boar with an air rifle??

    Posted in: Wild boars offer challenge for returnees in radiation-hit Fukushima

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    FC Bus sounds like a German football club or something, lol

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    She can choose to show whatever she wants, the same way men can. Isn't that the basis of feminism? More power to her!

    Posted in: Actress Emma Watson says revealing photo does not undermine feminism

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    My friend used to be a host and said he didn't have sex with the customers - that way they keep coming back for more.

    Posted in: Japan's silver-tongued Lotharios sell dreams to lonely women

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    Maybe the nurse smirked at his tiny package. Great how this is now national news so the whole country knows that this old yak sob has a tiny little ding-a-ling and has a complex about it!

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    if you're even smarter you just take out everything in her name because the terms of the credit or loan will be more favorable than for you regardless of how much you earn.

    In my experience this is completely untrue. The rates I was quoted were the same as Japanese nationals would receive. This goes for private banks as well as for the government-backed Flat 35 loan. It might be a different story for foreigners without permanent residency though.

    Posted in: Mortgage considerations for non-Japanese in Japan

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    In the process of closing a Flat-35 loan this month. I have permanent residency and I don't think the banks really treated me any differently than a Japanese national. The biggest hiccup was over where to write my middle name on the application forms - there's no space for it of course since Japanese people don't have middle names. Initially I wrote it after my first name in the first name slot, as you usually would in my home country, but they had me rewrite the application with it after my last name in the slot for my last name. It all seemed very strange to me, but that's how they wanted it. However, now whenever they send me a letter they address it Mr. ... oh well, as long as I get the money I'm not too bothered!

    Posted in: Mortgage considerations for non-Japanese in Japan

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    This trucks are usually very tacky, just like Gucci, so a perfect match!

    (P.S. an article like this would really benefit from some more pictures)

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    I want Japan to focus more on renewables, but one thing I will say is that if they are going to be buying oil and gas from somewhere anyway, better from America than from states that fund terrorism.

    Posted in: Japan considers buying more U.S. energy as Abe prepares to meet Trump

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