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maitai62Jul. 31, 2016 - 08:11AM JST
@San_Diegan (or anyone else who may know)
I'm a US Air Force reservist and come to Japan on vacation or short TDY's. I know the law requires a temporary visitor to carry a passport with you at all times. However, I don't like carrying my passport around in my pocket when out on the town in fear of losing or damaging it. Would producing a valid military ID suffice if stopped by police in lieu of a passport?
Posted in: Getting stopped by police in Japan – how often does it happen (and why?)
maitai62May. 01, 2016 - 12:35PM JST
Posted in: Clam seekers
maitai62Feb. 16, 2016 - 09:10AM JST
Tamiflu within the first 48 hours of onset of symptoms helps. I always have some handy if traveling during flu season. Its available by prescription.
maitai62Jan. 21, 2016 - 09:40AM JST
Use the seatbelt. I always do but noticed hardly any other passengers use them since they are not required by law. The chances of death or serious injury is reduced significantly if one is not ejected in a rollover.
maitai62Nov. 18, 2015 - 08:45AM JST
Need to keep situational awareness (SA) high at home and abroad especially after the Paris attacks.
Posted in: 2 Japanese women killed after driving into shootout in Brazil
maitai62Jul. 24, 2015 - 09:43AM JST
I use the stairs. Burns more calories...
Posted in: Consumer Affairs Agency urges people not to walk on escalators
maitai62Jul. 20, 2015 - 09:21AM JST
I hope the mission went out with fighter CAP since it was a high asset value aircraft. Fighters probably couldn't be "seen"...
Posted in: U.S. Pacific Fleet chief joins surveillance of South China Sea
maitai62Jul. 18, 2015 - 06:48PM JST
Damn shame...RIP... I concur with Alan as to why the schools weren't closed.
Posted in: Body of 16-year-old girl swept away in canal found
maitai62Jun. 23, 2015 - 09:19AM JST
Isn't it a characteristic of the Millennial generation in the US too?
Posted in: 40% of unattached singles in their 20s, 30s don't want relationship: survey
maitai62May. 31, 2015 - 09:16AM JST
In the U.S., convenience store staff suffer one of the highest on the job injury and death rates. I doubt Japanese violent crime rate will come close to the U.S., but combini staff (especially graveyard shift) need to undergo workplace violence training. No amount of money is worth risking serious injury or death. Just give them the money and call the cops.
Posted in: Convenience store employee injured by robber
maitai62May. 24, 2015 - 12:49PM JST
Sorry. wrong link. This is correct:
Posted in: Shin-Koiwa Station going all out to prevent human injury and death
maitai62May. 24, 2015 - 11:47AM JST
I agree with other posters that money is better spent improving mental health care in Japan and trying to remove the stigma of seeking help for mental illness.
I really feel for the others that are traumatized by witnessing such acts. This poor driver tries to remain calm after a jumper jumps in front of his train. I'm sure he was mentally scarred and hopefully recovered.
maitai62May. 06, 2015 - 10:40AM JST
Sausage Fest? Why isn't one of them riding on top?...
Posted in: Phallus Festival
maitai62May. 06, 2015 - 09:45AM JST
@toshiko: I can't fully understand your message but SC is not bad. Just a little jab at the Trojans in jest since I am a proud alumni of its crosstown rival UCLA. If you follow college athletics and have ever attended a USC-UCLA football game, you would understand.
btw. UCLA IS a top U in the area. Very highly ranked in the world (even above Todai).
Several notable Japanese have attended, taught and graduated from UCLA.
Posted in: Abe visits Univ of Southern California before returning home
maitai62May. 05, 2015 - 09:07AM JST
I occasionally enjoy teriyaki spam musubi. The spam is marinated in teriyaki sauce and placed on rice Nigiri style. So Ono! Of course eaten in moderation. I make it with spam lite which is lower in fat and sodium.
Posted in: Hawaii food festival explores the wonders of canned meat
maitai62May. 05, 2015 - 09:02AM JST
What?! He probably couldn't get in to UCLA... Go Bruins!!
maitai62Apr. 28, 2015 - 12:45PM JST
Damn! She better chill before she has a stroke...
Posted in: Risa Yoshiki is back to yell at us, help us become better workers
maitai62Apr. 12, 2015 - 03:40PM JST
P*#ck needs a swift kick in the teeth then a long term prison sentence.
Posted in: Man drives into 2 kids, father; then gets out and punches father
maitai62Apr. 06, 2015 - 08:56AM JST
These old geezers need to lighten up and accept the "white noise" of children at play. These geezers need to realize that these young people are the ones that will be paying their (Japanese equivalent) social security checks...
Posted in: Residents up in arms over children's noise at daycare centers
maitai62Jan. 17, 2015 - 09:50AM JST
In the US, the predominant strain infecting people is the an Influenza A H3N2 type that is different from this years H3N2 component in the vaccine. This change in the flu virus is a result of "genetic drift" or change due to random changes in expression of its DNA. Estimates indicate that this years vaccine (based on last years flu viruses) is only 23% effective against the predominant circulating flu virus this year. Therefore, basic hygiene and infection control measures are important in protecting against flu. Also, early treatment with antivirals (Tamiflu) within the first 48 hours would lesen the severity and duration of illness.
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Sep. 28, 2016 - 05:31PM JST
Ironic - with all the "fresh" unpachege water around her.
Posted in: Hikaru Utada previews new song, hikes Japanese Alps in beautiful videos
Sep. 28, 2016 - 05:30PM JST
Bill Murphy, the email scandal is like so many other fake investigations that the republicans have…
Posted in: As Clinton cheers, Trump digs in after debate
Sep. 28, 2016 - 05:26PM JST
The cheapest is 685 yen for 450 yen.
Posted in: Gov't to import 4,000 tons of butter to ease shortage
Sep. 28, 2016 - 05:22PM JST
Luckily our company allows it. As previous users have stated, some people (including me) need the…
Posted in: Do you find it annoying when you're trying to get a co-worker's attention in the office but can't because they are listening to music? Do you think companies should ban employees listening to whatever it is they listen to, especially in an open office where employees need to communicate with each other?
Sep. 28, 2016 - 05:19PM JST
Sounds similar to the food shortage" problems" experienced by the Eastern European behind the iron curtain…
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