Alan Harrison comments

Posted in: Gov't to accept Princess Mako's decision to decline ¥150 mil marriage money See in context

Japanese media harassing the guy on the streets of New York.

He should file a complaint of harassment in New York and get the Japanese media deported.

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Posted in: Dead Sri Lankan's sister urges Japan immigration to accept responsibility See in context

Dead Sri Lankan's sister urges Japan immigration to accept responsibility

Japan's bureaucrats (and culture) can never accept responsibility for anything.

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Posted in: Gov't to accept Princess Mako's decision to decline ¥150 mil marriage money See in context

I fail to see what Komura's mother's financial affairs has anything to do with anything. How did it "come to light" anyway. There is such a thing as data protection. Very disquieting that Japanese aristocracy go snooping around in a sneaky fashion.

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Posted in: Japan court rules in favor of Sri Lankans over rights to fair trial See in context

The Japanese immigration system has been a disgrace for 30 years or more. But Japans Ministry of (so called) justice is a disgrace. Although Japanese judges at High Court level are of higher calibre than the imbecile judges at lower courts, they are still scared of challenging the bureaucrats who control Japan ie. Their own (so-called) justice Mimistry.

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Posted in: Japan court rules in favor of Sri Lankans over rights to fair trial See in context

I think that the only reason why the court has made this ruling is because the so called judges are aware of the adverse international attention Japans legal system is getting. As one commenter has already stated, the immigration service at the lower levels will just be sneaky and change the rules.

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Posted in: Princess Mako's boyfriend to return from U.S. to register marriage See in context

Congratulations, and well done Princess Mako for going ahead. The best advice I would give to Princess Mako's mother is don't go looking for problems which are not really problems, just because you obviously cannot bare to see your daughter happy. (She probably hired a private detective). The best advice I would give gto Mako's father is to be a man, stand up to your wife, and concentrate on your daughters happiness.

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Posted in: Osaka immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner See in context

i'm curious if they pick and choose their victims? i.e. if he is American, do they dare to lay their hands on him...

Generally speaking, Japanese culture only kicks non-Japanese people when they are down, regardless of their country of origin.

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Posted in: Osaka immigration footage shows mistreatment of detained foreigner See in context

Why have these immigration officers not been arrested? Probably because in Japan immigration falls under the jurisdiction of Japans Ministry of (so-called) justice.

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Posted in: Suga says N Korean missile launches threaten Japan's security See in context

Japan always has the option of developing its own range of missiles with similar capabilities and range as those of North Korea, capable of retaliation if needed. Dont just complain about your neighbors actions, take counter measures and make yourselves safer.

Actually it would be illegal, according to the current constitution to develop their own here now, because they would be considered "offensive weapons" and not for defense.

Hence the discussions in the past about Aegis Ashore and increasing their Aegis capable ships.

So unless there is a change there, no Japan can not develop it's own. (It does have the capability, as evidenced by their space program!

I know of private Japanese companies (Interstellar Technologies Inc for Example,) who are developing small rockets less than 100 kg. and it seems to be legal. a successful launch was conducted very recently from Japan.

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Posted in: Kishida singles out China threat See in context

Japan obviously feels very thrratened by China (although anything foriegn seems to threaten Japan). If China goes about it's business anywhere near Japanese territorial waters, Japan seems to feel threatened. It seems that Japan is more dangerous than China.

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Posted in: Japan to raise prices of imported wheat by 19% See in context

It's just Japan being it's usual protectionist self.

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Posted in: Australian watchdog blocks Qantas-Japan Airlines deal See in context

A good decision in my opinion. Deals and jpimt-ventures with Japan are never fair. Japan is still protectionist at heart

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl in bookstore See in context

*They know it, he knows it so, sorry, @AlanHarrison 7:49p but this doesn’t read like a case of unwarranted arrest and unnecessary detainment. Looks like there was 2 months of investigation supported by undeniable, video evidence of the crime.*

@snowymoumyainhell. ou are probably right. That is why all procedures and due process of law need to be followed correctly.

It works both ways, just as innocent people have been imprisioned in the pasr, guilty people have walked free, because procedureswere not followed correctly.

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl in bookstore See in context

Police said Ishikawa, who was arrested on Friday, has refused to discuss the incident until he meets with a lawyer.

A very serious alledged crime, but I think that the arrested man is quite right to remain silient until his lawyer is present. Japans track record of forced confessions is truely abysmal.

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Posted in: Crown princess respects 'as much as possible' her daughter's feelings on postponed marriage See in context

Amid public unease about the couple's marriage, '.........

What public unease. More like Palace unease, or specifically Crown Princess Kiko unease.

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Posted in: Execs accused of illegally exporting bioweapon equipment sue gov't See in context

Arrested in March and May and released on bail next February.

Disgusting. Probablyheld im isolation too. Japans judges must be a bunch of imbeciles for allowing this.

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Posted in: Ex-lawmaker found guilty of casino bribe says he was wrongly convicted See in context

Ex-lawmaker found guilty of casino bribe says he was wrongly convicted

I would say thatover 50% af people covicted in Japan have been convicted wrongfully.

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Posted in: NHK praised for deaf interpreter use in Tokyo Games ceremony broadcasts See in context

Well done NHK. Good to see them copy what other countries have been doing for years.

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Posted in: IOC suspends N Korea from Beijing Olympics for Tokyo no-show See in context

Since when has a country not attending the Olympic games been a breach of any "rules".

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Posted in: How COVID response sank Suga See in context

In all fairness to Suga, I don't think anybody else could have done things better. This is because of the Japanese physic of when confronted by a situation or event or problem which is new, nobody seems to be able to take leadership command and deal with it.

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Posted in: UK to send four million vaccine doses to Australia See in context

Cargo planes that take weeks to travel from England to Australia? Amelia Earhart could have done it much faster.

Cargo planes take hours to travel from England to Australia. (Thanks to aviation pioneer's such as Amelia Earheart).

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Posted in: Suga to resign; says he couldn't run for reelection and handle virus response See in context

I think a new political party needs to be in power, rather than just another LDP bureaucrat PM.

Japans decline in the last 30 years has been phenomenal, and a new approach is needed.

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

According to the source, the Imperial Household Agency is planning to skip traditional marriage ceremonies, given the financial troubles on the Komuro family side.

The princess will likely decline a lump-sum payment to be offered upon her departure from the imperial family, and it is believed the couple will live in the United States once married, the source said.

No ritual rights and no dowry. I think that sums up the real feelings.of her parents.

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Posted in: Princess Mako, boyfriend Komuro to marry by year-end See in context

They were unofficially engaged in September 2017.

How on earth can two people be unofficially engaged.

Crown Prince Fumihito, the emperor's younger brother, has said he approves of his daughter's marriage to Komuro but suggested it has to be welcomed by a so-far skeptical public.

What makes Crown Prince Fumihito think that the public is skeptical. The public live in the 21 st century.

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Posted in: Japanese man says 'I’m a Vietnamese' while pointing knife at convenience store worker to rob her See in context

A cheap little clown.

But unfortunatly, because he is Japanese, the culture will make excuses for him (with the usual self denial) but if he was Vietamese he would be hauled over the coals.

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Posted in: University students attending virtual classes struggle with isolation See in context

Tens of thousands of students all over the world are in the same boat.

This generation of students will all have something that will bond them forever.

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Posted in: Do you respect anti-vaxxers' stance? See in context

Anti-vaxxers are, in my opinion, selfish, self- centered, poorly educated, inconsiderate, ill-informed people, who if become seriously ill, expect treatment and sympathy, with no thought as to who else they have infected.

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Posted in: Japan's governors call for COVID lockdown See in context

NO LOCKDOWNS.

It didn't work for other nations, it destroyed the local economies especially small businesses and it caused severe stress on the people effected.

More Vaccination is the only path

Lockdowns did work. It bought time while a vaccine was being developed. Lockdowns continue to work while the vaccine is administered.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan exec Kelly wants boardroom, not criminal, trial See in context

executive who was underpaid" my ass. Glad Nissan finally got rid of Ghosn and his cronies. Hopefully they'll nab Ghosn someday when he eventually flees Lebanon.

Not going to happen.

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Posted in: China, Russia slam Japanese ministers' visits to Yasukuni Shrine See in context

It's about showing respect for those who fought for Japan and sacrifice their life, long before WW2 ever happened. Shrine was there.

It actually degrades Japan . Proper respect is shown at Nippon Budokan. (15 August).

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