tokyoclambake's past comments

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    tokyoclambake

    How about a list of hospitals to treat ANYONE? In the past year I have seen my elderly, pace-meker-sporting neighbor fall and break her hip. She spent 50 minutes in the ambulance waiting as they called hospitals to find one that could take her. In another case, I sat with a kid at a sporting event for 40 minutes in the ambulance as they called hospitals to find one to take him. Fortunately it was nothing urgent; he had only collapsed and complained of severe chest pains and difficulty breathing. Whether or not the doctors/dentists are any good is irrelevant when one cannot get to see them in an emergency. Also of note, when my son was four years old, he broke his collar bone and I met him at the hospital that his nursery school had taken him to. I had to show the doctor how to put the brace on to immobilize the bone. The hospital was chosen after many phone calls as they "could treat an orthopedic issue."

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    tokyoclambake

    Window dressing, plain and simple. If someone wants to detonate a bomb at a major station or gathering place, they will. What are they looking for from atop the little platform outside Tokyo Station? Someone "suspicious," or carrying a black ball with a fuse and "bomb" written on the side?

    Posted in: Police bolster 'soft target' security for G-7 summit

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    tokyoclambake

    I believe the correct title is "Oot and aboot"

    Posted in: Out and about

  • 2

    tokyoclambake

    A major case of form over function. Very much like removing/covering trash bins. I can just see some nutter who has gone to all the trouble of fabricating a bomb, arriving at the train station and saying "Welp, never mind my plan to blow something/some people up; there's no trash can to put my bomb in. I guess I'll go on home." Also, I noticed that Seibu has closed up their trash cans, but JR East and Keio seem content to let the terrorists win.

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    tokyoclambake

    The second guy from the left is not wearing a uniform; maybe an investigator or detective; this is some serious business now...Also, close examination reveals EIGHT cones, not seven; these guys are really overtaxed.

    Posted in: Precautions

  • 2

    tokyoclambake

    Considering it is customary for the prime minister and the minister of agriculture to visit the shrine on the first working day of the year, I think the idea of "separation" is rather out the window.

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  • 0

    tokyoclambake

    Sasoriza; Somebody should tell the loser designers at Milan Fashion Week to check with you; some of them had quite a few shorts in their collections... http://www.theskinnybeep.com/2014/09/ermanno-scervino-spring-summer-2015-women-s-collection-milano-fashion-week/

    Posted in: Ambassador Stefani

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    tokyoclambake

    Harry_Gatto:

    Because in Japan only doctors can confirm death and the doctors are in the hospitals, not in the ambulances.

    If two can be pronounced dead, so can the third-the two dead had to be pronounce as dead by a doctor; that's why you will see stories such as a recent police suicide that said the officer, with a bullet hole in his head, was transported to the hospital where he was declared dead.

    So if two were pronounced dead they were "called" by a doctor, the third could have been as well.

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    tokyoclambake

    I also don't understand why my company needs my wife's number and hers mine. As for lack of privacy, I went to the city office for the first time in about three years with my wife the other day when she was replacing a lost health card. When they called her up to the desk, they handed her her card, as well as a piece of paper with my name on it and pointing out I had missed a health insurance payment in October. While I did miss a payment, my issue is how did they know I was her husband (we don't share last names) and why are they showing documents to people without confirming identity.

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  • 0

    tokyoclambake

    I think the implication is that Harajuku is trendy, not the young ladies' attire...

    Posted in: Smile

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    tokyoclambake

    Genmaken; I live in Saitama and the four supermarkets I use; Seiyu, Yaoko, Gyomu and another Yaoko have all had limits (or no butter) for the past two years...

    Posted in: Hope fades TPP pact could end Japan's butter shortage

  • 1

    tokyoclambake

    Nearly double? I think 265.1 billion is MORE than double 130 billion, not nearly.

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  • 2

    tokyoclambake

    Strangerland Atheism is the absence of belief in any God. Hindus and Buddhists and Shintoists believe in gods.

    Strangerland, sorry I was not pedantic enough for you; by definition (Oxford Dictionary) an atheist in one who does not believe in god or godS.(emphasis mine)

    Posted in: Visiting a shrine to pray is different from being religious. It has nothing to do with religion. Most Japanese, including me, don’t think about whether we’re religious or not.

  • 1

    tokyoclambake

    Nothing you said counters anything I said, nor did I mention anything about atheism.

    Stangerland; You did, though; by definition one who doesn't believe in god is an atheist; your first post says "whether you believe in god or not."

    Posted in: Visiting a shrine to pray is different from being religious. It has nothing to do with religion. Most Japanese, including me, don’t think about whether we’re religious or not.

  • 2

    tokyoclambake

    I wish I could give credit to whoever said the logo should be a white elephant drowning in red ink...

    Posted in: Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third, say lawmakers

  • 0

    tokyoclambake

    Why is the NATIONAL government even involved in this? It is the TOKYO Olympics, not the Japan Olympics. Can anyone imagine Barack Obama and his Cabinet or the Senate or Congress being involved in, say Los Angeles' Olympic preparations? Ottawa was not involved in Vancouver's Olympics... Our tax dollars hard at work!

    Posted in: Japan to cut cost for Olympic stadium by third, say lawmakers

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    tokyoclambake

    Whether the tournament was important or not, I think the deeper issue is the seeming lack of depth of Japan. Even though they are not playing their top players, I think they should still be better than they were last night; if this is the future of Japanese football, the future is dim.

    Posted in: North Korea stun second-string Japan in East Asian Cup

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    tokyoclambake

    What I don't understand is the need to open another design competition for the next stadium. Take the second or third choice that were beat out by Hadid's design and move on. I'm experiencing a great deal of schadenfreude watching this thing turn into clown shoes.

    Everyone have a great weekend and stay cool out there!

    Posted in: Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of Olympic sports association head

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    tokyoclambake

    @sighclops I think that Mori has been absent is among the problems; who is in charge? Honorary President of the Tokyo Olympic Committee Mori, Honorary President of the Tokyo Olympic Committee Mitarai (how come nobody talks about him?), Sports Minister Shimomura, Olympic Minister Endo, Japan Olympic Committee President Takeda or Prime Minister Abe? Way too many chefs in the kitchen...

    Posted in: Japan ruling party to recommend sacking of Olympic sports association head

  • 5

    tokyoclambake

    This is an exceedingly preventable problem (in most cases); the education on the subject has been in place for years; drink lots of water, stay cool, don't exert oneself in the hottest time of the day. I can understand old people who are unable to take care of themselves, but these numbers are ridiculous. I could even understand the high numbers if it was suddenly this hot in the Yukon or Norway, but it's Japan in July-IT'S HOT. It is NOT a surprise and it was hot last year and the year before that! I also think coaches and teachers are negligent when their charges are requiring hospitalization for heatstroke/heat exhaustion - let the kids drink and rest properly.

    Posted in: 6,165 treated for heat exhaustion in week to July 19

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