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    jonobugs

    Get outside more!

    Posted in: Vitamin D can protect against colds, flu: study

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    I'm still flummoxed that dating services are allowed to hire people who are not even adults.

    Posted in: Dating businesses using schoolgirls to face tougher rules in Tokyo

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    Giving Coca Cola the benefit of the doubt, I would say the title should read, "First healthy Cola" rather than healthiest as the others are anything but healthy.

    Posted in: Coca-Cola to release their healthiest cola ever in Japan

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    If njca4 is correct in that these jackets were made 10 years ago, then that means it took 10 years for someone to read and understand the English and make a complaint. Wow.

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    The police are most likely speculating on the actions of the woman, not the facts of what they found. In other words, they don't believe there is foul play.

    Posted in: Woman dies after being pinned between car and concrete block

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    I dunno...that sort of thing always worked for me, when I was in grade school.

    Posted in: Russia declines Japanese dog diplomacy ahead of summit

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    Of course it's impossible to think of every contingency but I believe that it's very possible to plan for driveless cars and also plan for emergency actions in case of failures. I don't think insurance will be that difficult to sort out. In fact, I believe that the percent of errors will be miniscule compared to that of human error which will cause insurance rates to plummet. A simple scenario might be that the owner of the car is responsible for what happens and if there is an accident, it will come out of the owners insurance. However, if it turns out that it was a design flaw, then of course the manufacturer could be liable. That's always been the case anyway.

    With elderly people on the rise world wide, how could this not be a better thing than some octogenarian getting behind the wheel?

    Posted in: Cars without drivers scoot around Nissan plant, towing cars

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    Since this problem this is so prevalent and it's not going to go away, they should issue special licences for parking, etc. Make appropriate rules and if they break those rules, then they are heavily fined.

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    Wow. There is also an underground walkway beside that area where people can lock up their bikes and it's also near the underground shopping area. Crazy!

    Posted in: Sinkhole in Hakata

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    I think that there is one thing that everyone has overlooked. It's assumed that the child took his life because of being bullied but where's the proof of that? While bullying is certainly a huge problem in Japan, isn't it possible that the boy had another reason? In my youth I knew several kids who were suicidal and their reasons were not because of bullying. The reasons are often distorted views and even seemingly minor to someone else.

    Posted in: At what point does ordinary childish horseplay become bullying?

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    so grab one while you can, before it disappears from shelves forever.

    The reason that food that is only available for a limited time is because the company is experimenting. If it's any good, it will be back.

    Posted in: Häagen-Dazs announces new Japonais flavour for 2016

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    Chances are he didn't survive, but the story doesn't say if he did or not. I suppose there is a very small chance he survived if he was severed around the legs and someone stopped him from bleeding out. Either way, I have to agree that this person now serves as cautionary tale to other people who want to run for no good reason.

    Posted in: Motorcyclist cut in half after being flung into cable wire following police chase

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    I wonder if the person who originally stated that there were a lot of foreigners aboard was making a negative statement or just stating a fact.

    As a foreigner myself, I catch myself saying the exact same thing when I go to Costco, but I'm not saying it with any emotion (negative or positive). I just notice.

    Kind of the same tone as stating the weather.

    Posted in: Osaka train driver apologizes to Japanese passengers for ‘having many foreigners’ on board

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    Very slick and completely unnecessary.

    Posted in: Hate standing in line? Japan now has self-driving chairs

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    I thought snakes only took planes.

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

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    It would have been nice if they had mentioned what record they are actually trying to go for.

    Not sure if this wasn't shown when you read it, but it appears they want have the record for the most variety of parfaits available.

    ...applying to achieve recognition for their menu by applying for a Guinness World record.

    Posted in: Japanese love hotel makes plans to apply for Guinness World Record

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    Hey pretty much missed Fukuoka, fortunately.

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    I have a friend back home, smoked for 25 years, and for the past two years has been vaping only. Same thing - cut the nicotine down to zero over time.

    I just worry that vaping will turn out to cause cancer in even higher numbers than tobacco does.

    I have no idea on the efficacy of e-cigarette smoking as a means for quitting smoking but if it does work then it wouldn't matter too much if long term usage causes cancer as the whole idea is to quit. In the process of quitting they are not affecting others around them nearly as much, so it's an added bonus. I also doubt that it would be worse than tobacco as they are controlling which drugs are introduced (ie. pretty much only nicotine, right?) whereas cigarettes have many different substances that have been shown to cause cancer.

    Posted in: Scientific evidence grows for e-cigarettes as quit-smoking method

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    Wow, everyone knew the meaning of this except for me. tingbudong

    Not necessarily, but it's extremely easy to look it up...like I just did with tingbudong :-)

    Posted in: Last-minute cancellation by Chinese tour groups driving businesses crazy

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    I completely agree with theFu. I love tech gadgets but the main reason I have stayed away from smartwatches is because of the battery life. I just don't see a time when a smartwatch can last as long as a regular watch, but if it ever did I can see them becoming popular.

    Right now, they are in their infancy. I am looking forward to seeing them several years from now. Perhaps someone will make a breakthrough, but I strongly suspect that it will take much longer than a few years.

    Posted in: Smartwatches: For fitness freaks and tech geeks only?

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