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Would seem to me the facts indicate otherwise regarding fire safety per your article:
Building compiled with fire safety standards

The building targeted in the attack was three stories tall and made of steel-framed reinforced concrete. A circular stairs inside the building extended from the entrance where the gasoline was splashed up to the third floor.

The structure allowed fire and smoke to spread quickly, which might have prevented many people from escaping,” a person connected to the fire department said.

Waseda University Prof. Yuji Hasemi, a specialist in building disaster prevention, said: “Gasoline is highly volatile and creates large flames in a short period of time. Fire may have flared up outside the windows on the first floor, reaching the second and third floors quickly. Smoke may have also been lifted by rising air caused by the inflammation of gasoline, spreading throughout the building through the stairs.”

The Kyoto prefectural police believe that most of the 33 victims died of carbon monoxide poisoning.

According to the Kyoto City Fire Department and other sources, the building was constructed in 2007 and was not equipped with a sprinkler or indoor fire hydrant. "Bing Bong!" However, the structure is categorized as an “office” under the Fire Service Law and therefore was not required to have such installations. Because offices would not be so rude as to combust.

When the department conducted an on-site inspection last October, it confirmed there were no problems with the building as fire extinguishers and emergency warnings had been set up in accordance with the law.Speech
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CYA is in effect.
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勿論。

でも、[ダメ!--Ed.] unfortunately it is things like this that are necessary to change such stupid rules.

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頑張って!

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Follow up from an issue nearly two years ago: Tokyo public schools will stop forcing students with non-black hair to dye it, official promises

The lawsuit mentioned previously is still ongoing.

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That ramen looks pretty good.

(If the only ramen you've ever had is instant ramen, trust me, it isn't the same.)
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Too much salt.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:00 pm That ramen looks pretty good.

(If the only ramen you've ever had is instant ramen, trust me, it isn't the same.)
Is that why they have it attached to a chain?
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solely wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:03 pmToo much salt.
Too many onions.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:00 pm That ramen looks pretty good.

(If the only ramen you've ever had is instant ramen, trust me, it isn't the same.)
They really shouldn't even share a name.

There are a number of bad to amazing Ramen restaurants in and around Los Angeles. My favorite is Hakata style Ramen from Shin-Sen-Gumi.
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Rob Lister wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:41 pm
Anaxagoras wrote: Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:00 pm That ramen looks pretty good.

(If the only ramen you've ever had is instant ramen, trust me, it isn't the same.)
Is that why they have it attached to a chain?
The cooks are chained until they pay off their debt.
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何ですか?

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57 dead and 18,000 taken to hospitals in one week amid Japan heat wave

Fifty-seven people died due to heat-related medical issues in Japan over the week starting July 29, the government said Tuesday, with the number of those taken to hospitals more than tripling to 18,347 from the previous week’s 5,664.

The weekly figure for hospitalizations due to high temperatures was the second highest since tallies began in 2008, according to the Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

Of the 18,347 people, 729 had severe symptoms that will require more than three weeks of treatment as an inpatient, while 6,548 had less serious issues, requiring shorter stays. Those age 65 and older accounted for 54.3 percent of the total.

Tokyo had the most people taken to hospitals at 1,857, followed by 1,342 in Aichi Prefecture and 1,307 in Saitama Prefecture. Deaths were reported across 24 prefectures, with Hokkaido seeing the most at seven, followed by five each in Ibaraki and Saitama.

A high pressure system over the Japanese archipelago preserved extreme heat, said the agency. It is advising people to constantly stay hydrated and rest in cooler areas.
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/ ... UtmF3BUOUl

We also had an official warning (somebody put it up in the elevator) which boiled (!) down to: avoid the heat; drink water. Thanks Captain Obvious!
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Witness wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:07 am
57 dead and 18,000 taken to hospitals in one week amid Japan heat wave
And just a reminder: the Summer Olympics will be happening here right around this same time next year. (July 24th through August 9th according to the internet)

I would not recommend planning a trip to Japan in late July or August, but what do I know. I just live here.

It's not going to be outdoor weather, I think I can predict that much. But the events include marathons and such. :notsure:
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↑ Survival of the fittest. :twisted:


But that will be the least of your worries:
Japan successfully tests flying car which hovers steadily for a minute

The Japanese government aims to have people driving flying cars by the 2030s.

https://i.imgur.com/5Z75oqZ.jpg

A flying car has been tested in Japan and was able to hover steadily for about a minute using its four propellers.

Electronics firm NEC unveiled the technology at a facility in the city of Abiko, situated around 22 miles from Tokyo.

Two brief demonstrations took place inside a giant cage and those watching were told to wear helmets as a precaution.

The Japanese government aims to have people using flying cars by the 2030s and has backed the construction of a huge test course in an area devastated by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disasters in Fukushima.

There are also hopes to use flying cars to connect islands in the Mie resort area, which is frequented by Hollywood celebrities.

Japan wants to become a world leader in the sector but could find itself competing with Dubai, which is also aggressively pursuing the technology.
https://news.sky.com/story/japan-succes ... sf-twitter

Radioactive flying cars, Anax. I'm sure they will sprout tentacles in due time. :mrgreen:
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:28 pm
I would not recommend planning a trip to Japan in late July or August, but what do I know. I just live here.

It's not going to be outdoor weather, I think I can predict that much. But the events include marathons and such. :notsure:

Ha. Ha. How dare you criticize one of Japanese lovely four seasons? Japan has four seasons, you know. Summer is just one of four seasons. Four. That is why Japan is unique and lovely. By the way, does it rain in America?
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:28 pm But the events include marathons and such. :notsure:
So bet on Florida Men?
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Grammatron wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:43 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:28 pm But the events include marathons and such. :notsure:
So bet on Florida Men?
But not Florida Women?

*triggered*

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Grammatron wrote: Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:43 am
Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:28 pm But the events include marathons and such. :notsure:
So bet on Florida Men?
Well, I'm sure the runners will train accordingly. I wouldn't be surprised to see some tourists and audience members suffering from heat-related medical issues.

They held a lottery a couple months ago for selling tickets to the events (because a lot more people wanted to buy tickets than were available for many of the popular events). My wife and I entered for a few of the events that seemed like they might be enjoyable, but we didn't win. In hindsight, I'm actually kinda glad we didn't win. The tickets are expensive and it's going to be easier to just stay at home and watch on TV.
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Want a robotic tail? Well, Japanese scientists built one for you anyway



Some wearables are subtle, relatively understated devices like smartwatches, which nonetheless have the ability to make a major impact on their wearers’ lives. Others are a little more ostentatious — like this animated wearable tail that promises to improve users’ balance and agility by, err, giving them an appendage straight out of the Alien movies. Because who doesn’t want to incorporate a spot of cosplay into their daily lives?

Called Arque, this “artificial biomimicry-inspired tail for extending innate body function” was developed by researchers at Keio University in Japan. Its creation was inspired by the way that monkeys are able to leap from tree to tree, while using their tails for balance by shifting their center of gravity.

The tail is created using multiple interlocking plastic vertebrae. This modular design means that additional segments could be added, or removed, to better fit the size of the wearer. The tail itself is powered using compressed air, which causes four artificial muscles to contract or expand in order to make the tail move. Right now, it requires an external air compressor, but this could potentially be removed in the future as other power systems are developed.
https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech ... able-tail/
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↑ Nice. :mrgreen:
Japanese women's breast size boasts 40 years of continued growth

Well, there's no denying it any more: the size of Japanese mammaries have become larger. We know this thanks to a survey by lingerie manufacture Triumph International Japan, which recently made public the results of its research.

According to Nikkan Gendai (Aug 7), the subjects of the survey were Japanese females between the ages of 20 through 60 years. And when the data was confirmed, Triumph found that while only 4.5% of its customers had required a D-cup size bra or larger back in 1980, that percentage had expanded to 17.6% by 1990. By 2018, the percentage had swelled impressively to 53.1%. Or in other words, a remarkable twelve-fold increase over 40 years.

Interestingly, the 17.5 centimeter average measurement from the underside of the breast to the top had not shown any appreciable change during those four decades. Which means the size of the breasts themselves had definitely become larger.

Naturally Nikkan Gendai's reporter wants to know why.

"There are two reasons for this," explained Shuko Sakata, manager of brand marketing at Triumph. "The first is changes in the diet, such as increased meat consumption and westernization in general. The other is because we manufacturers have become better at teaching customers the correct way to select a brassiere. When putting on their bras, women tend to lean forward and by so doing gravity collects fleshy parts on the sides of their torso to fill up the cup. That alone can increase cup size by as much as two sizes."
http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdes ... 125362.php

I'll hazard the guess that it's not only in Japan. :mrgreen:
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Thanks Hugh
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Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:08 am Third reason is that bikes don't get stolen here (much). If you park it somewhere it will still be there when you come back.


Isn't that true for almost every other thing in Japan? You can leave almost anything and it won't be stolen.
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robinson wrote: Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Anaxagoras wrote: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:08 am Third reason is that bikes don't get stolen here (much). If you park it somewhere it will still be there when you come back.


Isn't that true for almost every other thing in Japan? You can leave almost anything and it won't be stolen.
In my experience, generally yes. Although I don't test the proposition intentionally I did once lose a wallet, but I got it back with all the money in it.
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As Anax says, theft is not a serious problem in Japan. In my experience, bikes and umbrellas are the two biggest targets.

My ex-wife’s aunt was burglarized in Sapporo. As was my girlfriend’s parent’s business in Osaka, so I guess that’s not unheard of either. But from what they said, it sounds like the latter was an inside job by a former employee. I’ve also heard of cell phones getting lifted by pick pockets.

Maybe it’s not as safe as they’d like the world to think. But compared to where I’ve lived in the U.S., and especially with regard to violent crime, it is extremely safe.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/TechNewsToday/ ... um=ios_app

70% probability of a magnitude 7 or larger earthquake striking Tokyo within 30 years.
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Reminds me of this:


Also reminds me of a student film I saw at my daughter's college. That one was actually filmed from trains in the greater Tokyo area, and it was quite excellent in my opinion. That sort of thing could be quite boring I suppose if you don't get the best shots at the right time of day or do a good job of editing, but I was rapt for the whole thing and it left me wanting to see it again. I don't think it's on YouTube unfortunately, and I wouldn't know what to search for even if it were.
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Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation

https://i.imgur.com/tfoV8ju.jpg

TOKYO – The head of a minor opposition party, whose primary goal is to "crush" Japan's public broadcaster NHK, makes a remark hinting that genocide is the solution to overpopulation in a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday.

"To put it very roughly, 'we should just wipe out races that have babies like idiots,' or something like that," Takashi Tachibana of the NHK Kara Kokumin Wo Mamoru To (the party to protect the people from NHK) says in the video, adding he has "no motivation to do so though."

Tachibana also questions the provision of educational support to countries in poverty.

"It's impossible to teach dogs. They're close to being dogs. There are an overwhelming number of people like that in the world," he says, adding, "These countries have babies to the point of idiocy."

In a separate video discussing racism, Tachibana suggests that discrimination and bullying are forms of divine providence.

"Isn't it good for things to be natural? The natural order God created. People killing each other is part of God's system, too," he says.
https://japantoday.com/category/politic ... population
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Witness wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:14 am
Anti-NHK party head suggests genocide to solve overpopulation

https://i.imgur.com/tfoV8ju.jpg

TOKYO – The head of a minor opposition party, whose primary goal is to "crush" Japan's public broadcaster NHK, makes a remark hinting that genocide is the solution to overpopulation in a video uploaded to YouTube on Friday.

"To put it very roughly, 'we should just wipe out races that have babies like idiots,' or something like that," Takashi Tachibana of the NHK Kara Kokumin Wo Mamoru To (the party to protect the people from NHK) says in the video, adding he has "no motivation to do so though."

Tachibana also questions the provision of educational support to countries in poverty.

"It's impossible to teach dogs. They're close to being dogs. There are an overwhelming number of people like that in the world," he says, adding, "These countries have babies to the point of idiocy."

In a separate video discussing racism, Tachibana suggests that discrimination and bullying are forms of divine providence.

"Isn't it good for things to be natural? The natural order God created. People killing each other is part of God's system, too," he says.
https://japantoday.com/category/politic ... population
Wow a Japanese JB "I don't want no jew votes I don't want no nigger votes I want white votes" Stoner.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._B._Stoner
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Sounds like a fringe lunatic. There's a few like that in Japanese politics.

Fwiw:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Party ... e_from_NHK

It's mainly just a one-issue party though, as far as I can tell. Some people don't want to be forced to pay for NHK, but it's mandatory here. Sort of like the BBC in the UK. There is no "opt out" option, other than not owning a TV at all.
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Anaxagoras wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:21 am Sounds like a fringe lunatic. There's a few like that in Japanese politics.

Fwiw:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Party ... e_from_NHK

It's mainly just a one-issue party though, as far as I can tell. Some people don't want to be forced to pay for NHK, but it's mandatory here. Sort of like the BBC in the UK. There is no "opt out" option, other than not owning a TV at all.

I saw some of these guys for the first time at the train station yesterday.

As much as I can get behind their "No NHK tax,"* they struck me as oddballs.


* I've gone enough rounds with the NHK tax collectors to make me hate them.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:33 pm What is NHK tax?

Is that an acronym in English?
Nippon Hōsō Kyōkai

It's japan's BBC.

And as with the UK, if you have a TV, you have to pay it.

NHK World (English version) is available as an app on Roku. It's free! I have it but rarely watch it.