Alan Harrison comments

Posted in: Prince Charles says royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support See in context

There is a extensive list of comments he made which would have seen a paid diplomat reprimanded or sacked.

I don't think Prince Philip would be (or ever was) bothered by such comments. As many people said about the man, he had little time for fools.

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Posted in: Prince Charles says royal family 'deeply grateful' for world's support See in context

I rather liked Prince Philip. He said it as it is, not down the road of political correctness. Sometimes in life we all have to upset people, because it is what it is.

I think that he had a good sense of humour, but again, in life, one cannot please everybody.

A truely remarkable man.

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Posted in: Experts say Suga gov't unlikely to approve female monarch See in context

Japan is not years behind in this respect, but centuries behind.

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Posted in: Man arrested for stealing women’s shoes and replacing them with new ones See in context

Interesting one, on an academic level. I'm sure that psychiatric treatment can be arranged by the judge at his initial hearing, no need to hold him for 23 days and beyond while everybody in the judiciary scratches their heads.

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Posted in: COVID-19 patient in Japan receives world's first lung transplant from living donors See in context

Re-assuring to see that some people in Japan are doing somrhing useful in this world.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend expresses resolve to marry her See in context

Crown Prince Fumihoto must be a freak. Does he not want his daughter to be happy! Can't let go, can he?

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Posted in: Suga planning visits to India, Philippines to counter China's growing clout See in context

Suga planning visits to India, Philippines to counter China's growing clout

What growing clout?

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend expresses resolve to marry her See in context

Princess Mako's boyfriend expresses resolve to marry her

Has the penny not dropped yet. Proncesd Mako's farher does not want them to marry. Just do it - marry.

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Posted in: Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020 See in context

Police report record number of cannabis offenders in 2020

Cannabis has been smoked in Japan for many, many years now. The only difference is that these days it is more available to the mass'es.

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures See in context

I wonder why Japanese do not understand about this dangers???.

Because the population is drip fed information that only the government want the population to hear.

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Posted in: Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures See in context

Coronavirus cases rising in 42 of Japan's 47 prefectures

Looking at the photograph, it is not difficult to see why.

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Posted in: Taiwan minister accepts responsibility for train crash as questions mount See in context

Like most accidents, a whole range of unforseen circumstances come together.

But it is good to see that the operator of the vehicle involved has been given police bail while all circumstances are investigated. A far cry from the lynch mob attitude of Japan and it's appalling rule of law. (I don't think Japan knows what bail is).

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Posted in: Valentino sparks outrage with apology for disrespecting Japanese culture in photo shoot See in context

It is a successful advert, because it seems to have received a lot of attention.

Personally, I think that it is quite imaginative.

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Posted in: If you are working remotely, how do you prevent frequent video meetings from causing you fatigue or adversely affecting your productivity? See in context

If you are working remotely, how do you prevent frequent video meetings from causing you fatigue or adversely affecting your productivity?

It does'nt.

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Posted in: Saitama officially forbids walking up and down escalators See in context

People need to be ordered not to run up or down escalators?

There are some really dumb people in this world.

No, there are some really dumb people in Japan.

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Posted in: Suga rocked by virus rebound in Osaka, forced to call tougher steps See in context

Suga is a stupid bureaucrat. Nothing more, nothing less. No leadership command at all. The Governer of Osaka should be PM.

Retire old man, your services are no longer required.

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Posted in: Olympic torch relay to be barred from Osaka public roads: governor See in context

It is very refreshing to see a person (Osaka Groverner) take leadership command.

Leadership command has been sadly lacking for years in Japan.

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Posted in: China pushes to expand virus origin search to other countries See in context

The only true fact we can be sure of is: China was the first to bring the virus to the attention of WHO

Doesn't mean it started there.

Yes, it could have started anywhere in the world, and was silently circulating for a while before it was detected.

The 1919 / 1920 Spanish Flu pandemic was first detected in an army camp in Kentucky, USA, but it was discovered many years later that the index case was in Dieppe, France, in 1916. (At that time Dieppe was a rallying point for soldiers during WW2).

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Posted in: Restaurant operator slams 'hypocrisy' of health ministry officials See in context

Good luck Kozu Hasegawa. At least there is one person in Japan witth principles.

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Posted in: Some medical experts unconvinced about holding Tokyo Olympics See in context

"Tens of thousands of foreigners are going to be entering the country, including mass media, in a short period of time," Sugaya said, "the challenges are going to be enormous."

No spectators are allowed, so I don't think that tens of thousands of foriegners will be entering Japan. Most countries have not made a final decision yet as to whether or not they will attend.

Cancel or postpone the Olympics, or else accept Tokyo 2021 will be the worst Games since 1936.

Convid-19 or no Convid-19, I think that the Tokyo Olympics would be the worst Olympics since 1936.

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Posted in: Health minister apologizes for late-night party by 23 employees See in context

This sort of thing is not new, in fact it's being happening for years. Government officials in Japan seem to break the rules they preach, then think that "Oh, we regret it" will suffice.

Of course, the millions of ordinary people who adhere to the rules and requests just accept this, as it is just the way it is.

Spoke to a close friend of mine by phone yesterday about this came up in conversation. He said, that's it's just the way it is in Japan. What can you do.

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Posted in: Megaship refloated; Suez Canal reopens to traffic See in context

He praised the duration of the salvage operation on the MV Ever Given as "record-breaking", claiming it would have taken three months anywhere else in the world.

Have to say, a job well done.

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Posted in: 23 health ministry employees party until midnight despite virus restrictions See in context

Health Ministry Employees! What an utter disgrace.

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Posted in: Overseas Tokyo Olympic ticket holders may get only partial refunds See in context

The rip off games.

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Posted in: Kelly's trial increasingly focusing on Nissan-Renault rift See in context

@Muratafan

A very intelligent analysis of this whole situation, and how it has come to this.

I think that the only good thing that has come out of this, is that Japan's legal system's very serious flaws have been exposed. The crux of the problem lies in Tokyo's public prosecutors office. You can't have a prosecutor who deals with Japanese, and a prosecutor who deals with non-Japanese. (The latter. disguised as a specialist prosecutor). I have ways been uncomfortable with this because many, many years ago, a prosecutor who deals with non-Japanese told me that during WW2 he was in charge of western POW's. May not be relevant to anything, but it gave me an uncomfortable feeling.

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Posted in: Kelly's trial increasingly focusing on Nissan-Renault rift See in context

What are the Japanese imaging ???. this is Japan. This unfair play will not be kindly look upon by the world. Nobody with real skills will want to work here. Who wants to help Japanese company makes money and get jailed ???. Fighting on their own grounds and still unfair. Never buy nissan.

I quite agree. Why are Japan's prosecutors and judiciary trying to degrade a once great nation?

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Posted in: Kelly's trial increasingly focusing on Nissan-Renault rift See in context

Any normal judge in an advanced country would just throw this out of court, 

I don't think so. In case of Ghosn, he offered USD 14 million as bail and he became an international fugitive, do you really think that any judge will throw this case out of court?

This is Mr. Kelly on trail, not Mr.Ghosn.

About Japanese prosecutors, they will follow Ghosn around the world wherever he goes and will try to make his life miserable as much as they can, especially follow him with interpol red alerts and cutting off his financial sources to his banking accounts - this case will continue for a very long time I guess.

Japanese prosecutors (bureaucrats) have no jurisdiction in other countries. The country where Mr.Ghosn is now have made it clear that they will not return him two Japan. Japan has no jurisdiction in foriegn countries banks.

His abidor Kelly is now facing a Japanese judge, the Taylors who helped Ghosn to skip bail and to leave Japan were arrested in USA and extradited to Japan, others who were helping with the airplane are facing trials in Turkey, and Ghosn and his wife are hiding in Lebanon.

No one is "hiding" in Lebanon. The matter does not involve Mrs.Ghosn. As for thr Taylors. I would call them hostages and martyrs.

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Posted in: Kelly's trial increasingly focusing on Nissan-Renault rift See in context

Any normal judge in an advanced country would just throw this out of court, and any Head of State in an advanced country would order a judicial review into the prosecutors office, and the justice ministry as a whole. Japan has become a stupid little circus, but a very barbaric one.

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Posted in: Indictment dropped against 17-year-old boy whose suicide leap killed woman See in context

What kind of stupid prosecutors are these, and what kind of stupid legal system.is this?

Very tragic.

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