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Posted: Sep 2, 2016 - 6:54am

Japanese fisherman uses karate skills to fight off black bear in mountains
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Posted: Jun 17, 2015 - 8:59am

 miamizsun wrote:
i think monbiot took caldicott apart on her evidence

newer nuclear tech looks to be much safer and potentially able to deliver on energy needs

and it could be considered green
 
People have also taken Monbiot to task (or apart for dramatic effect) for his opinions on nuclear energy, incl. how newer versions will be soooo much safer and or greener. Historically there was always the promise that it was safe. Until it wasn't. See the ongoing Fukushima disaster which apparently isn't even close to being solved/fixed.

PS: Even if it were safe, it appears to be fully negated when they're placed in geologically active zones.
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Posted: Jun 17, 2015 - 8:46am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

The video was very nice - probably as close as I'll get to ever actually seeing the place. I could only suffer about 30 seconds of the "music" thow - *mute*. 

 
i enjoyed the music/video

i'm not sure about the article

i think monbiot took caldicott apart on her evidence

newer nuclear tech looks to be much safer and potentially able to deliver on energy needs

and it could be considered green
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:09pm

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The video was very nice - probably as close as I'll get to ever actually seeing the place. I could only suffer about 30 seconds of the "music" thow - *mute*. 
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Posted: Jun 16, 2015 - 5:03pm


What’s Really Going on at Fukushima? » CounterPunch
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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 7:59am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Very nice. I assume the confusion in the filmmaker's summary is due to him not being a native English speaker... "Until 2011,..." It's still running, so maybe "in 2011, it was declared to be..." or something? I kept watching for the part telling about why the business closed.

Yes, I wondered too (he's German), but thought maybe someone discovered an even older business in 2011. Dunno. You might like his other video on collotype as well.
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Posted: May 29, 2015 - 5:36am

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Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then.

It is the oldest still running family business in the world.

This ryokan (a traditional japanese style hotel) was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan in the year 718. Until 2011, it held the record for being the oldest hotel in the world.
Houshi Ryokan has been visited by the Japanese Imperial Family and countless great artists over the centuries. Its buildings were destroyed by natural disasters many times, but the family has always rebuilt. The garden as well as some parts of the hotel are over 400 years old.

Houshi means buddhist priest. It is the name of the family as well as of the hotel.



 
Very nice. I assume the confusion in the filmmaker's summary is due to him not being a native English speaker... "Until 2011,..." It's still running, so maybe "in 2011, it was declared to be..." or something? I kept watching for the part telling about why the business closed.
 
And, re: Japanese food: What the SAM HILL was that on the hibachi?  
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Posted: May 28, 2015 - 11:37pm

Houshi Ryokan was founded around 1,300 years ago and it has always been managed by the same family since then.

It is the oldest still running family business in the world.

This ryokan (a traditional japanese style hotel) was built over a natural hot spring in Awazu in central Japan in the year 718. Until 2011, it held the record for being the oldest hotel in the world.
Houshi Ryokan has been visited by the Japanese Imperial Family and countless great artists over the centuries. Its buildings were destroyed by natural disasters many times, but the family has always rebuilt. The garden as well as some parts of the hotel are over 400 years old.

Houshi means buddhist priest. It is the name of the family as well as of the hotel.


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Posted: Sep 24, 2014 - 8:37pm

Uchi-Soto and Japanese Culture

The concept of Uchi Soto is one of the most unique aspects of Japanese culture. This concept is the key to understanding Japanese society and it explains why Japanese people behave the way they do and how they view foreigners in Japan.

So what is Uchi Soto? Uchi (内) literally means home, while Soto (外) refers to outside. The core concept revolves around the idea of dividing people into two groups, a in-group and an out-group.

Your family and close friends are considered uchi (in-group), as well as your co-workers and superiors at work. However, your clients are always considered “soto” (out-group).

When speaking with someone from an out-group it is important that the out-group be honored, and the in-group humbled. This is done through the use of Japanese honorific language (“keigo”). Although many young people don’t embrace this tradition as much as the older generations does, uchi/soto is still the big part of the foundation of Japanese business culture. (...)

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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 - 9:16pm

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Can I blame it on American format dates? {#Foot-in-mouth} But really Richard, do your research before posting {#Cheesygrin}.
 
Never. {#Mrgreen}
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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 - 8:47pm

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FYT {#Wink}

 
Can I blame it on American format dates? {#Foot-in-mouth} But really Richard, do your research before posting {#Cheesygrin}.
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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 - 7:56pm

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I put it in the News of the Weird thread about a month day before Richard posted it here.

About all I can say is that she has a really large cockpit.

Ok I could make more inappropriate puns but I don't want to get banned 

 
FYT {#Wink}
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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 - 7:40pm

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This might be a good candidate for the WTF? thread...

 
I put it in the News of the Weird thread about a month before Richard posted it here.

About all I can say is that she has a really large cockpit.

Ok I could make more inappropriate puns but I don't want to get banned 
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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 - 7:16pm

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Japanese vagina selfie artist vows legal battle against obscenity charges
Megumi Igarashi says she is outraged after being arrested for sending 3D printer data of her scanned vagina to her fans
...
The artist and her infamous kayak...{#Mrgreen}

 
This might be a good candidate for the WTF? thread...
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Posted: Aug 18, 2014 - 6:49pm

What Is Your Blood Type? - GaijinPot

Japanese people love to ask the question: “What’s your blood type?” Is that because they are concerned about your health? Are they worried that you might need a blood transfusion? No! It is because many of them believe that blood type determines your personality.

Growing up in Japan, I had never questioned the theory of blood type because everyone including teachers, parents, friends and even potential employers have asked my blood type. Certain blood types are more favourable and some of my friends have even lied to employers about their blood type to try and secure the job.

My blood type is AB, which is the least common in Japan and we are the most discriminated against in Japan. We are odd, eccentric, unpredictable and we are not worried what other people think of us. I don’t remember how many times my classmates asked my blood type and many of them said to me: “I can see that you are AB.”

It may be a surprise to many westerners but many dating agencies in Japan encourage subscribers to list their blood type on their online profiles. I don’t think I would be very comfortable with this idea because my blood type may drive many potential partners away! (...)


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Posted: Jul 17, 2014 - 10:37am

Japanese vagina selfie artist vows legal battle against obscenity charges
Megumi Igarashi says she is outraged after being arrested for sending 3D printer data of her scanned vagina to her fans

The artist and her infamous kayak...{#Mrgreen}
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Posted: Jun 29, 2014 - 2:12pm

Man sets himself on fire in Tokyo in protest against Abe
A Japanese man set himself on fire in Tokyo on Sunday after giving a speech opposing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to reform the country’s pacifist constitution, police and reports said.

The middle-aged man doused himself in what appeared to be petrol before setting himself alight outside the main train station in Shinjuku, one of Tokyo’s busiest shopping and entertainment districts, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

The man was taken to hospital with burns and his condition was not immediately known, police added, without giving further details.

Such incidents are extremely rare in Japan.

The Jiji Press news agency reported that the man, presumed to be in his 50s or 60s, climbed the frame of a pedestrian bridge and spoke through a megaphone for about an hour against Abe’s drive to expand the use of Japan’s military.

Photos on Twitter showed the man dressed in a dark suit and tie. Two plastic bottles were beside him.

The premier is pushing to reinterpret Japan’s strict pacifist constitution to allow its well-equipped armed forces to fight in defense of an ally, something currently prohibited.

Social networks were abuzz with reports and photos about the fire which happened in front of several passers-by.

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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 - 3:24pm

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Ok, last serious post from me for awhile.  If it ain't a funny cat pic or something, I promise radio silence.  Goodluck and Godspeed:

M 7.3 - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2013-10-25 17:10:17 UTC

 
Not too bad.
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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 - 11:24am

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Um, does this look bad to you? It looks bad to me.

 
potentially catastrophic, actually
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Posted: Oct 25, 2013 - 11:19am

 sirdroseph wrote:
Ok, last serious post from me for awhile.  If it ain't a funny cat pic or something, I promise radio silence.  Goodluck and Godspeed:

M 7.3 - OFF EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN - 2013-10-25 17:10:17 UTC

 
Um, does this look bad to you? It looks bad to me.
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