agree with the above.
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China has done nothing wrong
detaining innocent people is doing something wrong
China never protecting criminal like saudi MBS as bold as daring like Trump did!
China's whole communist party is made up of criminals
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The west has to stand up to china. We may disagree with Trump on MANY things, but if the west does not stand up to China with one voice and place sanctions on that rogue state this is going to continue to occur with other countries as well. EVERYONE, needs to get behind Canada. Economic sanctions, including pressuring oil producing countries to cut their supply to china would send a serious message to Bejing. Enough is enough.
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Jared Kushner does not belong in the White House, period!
Neither does anyone in the Trump administration, including Trump himself.
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“I thought if I killed someone, the police would come and arrest me.”
You thought correctly, IDIOT
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Ghosn and an alleged accomplice, Nissan director Greg Kelly, remain in custody and have had limited opportunity to respond to the allegations or defend themselves, particularly in public.
And Japan refers to itself as a country that respects human rights. HA!
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women’s issues have really progressed throughout the Heisei Era, so the fur trim was colored pink to represent the color of nadeshiko, a beloved flower whose name is also used by the Japan women’s national football team,
Yeah. Really progressive
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But getting wankered out of your mind has consequences - it tends to make the room spin, and make you feel nauseous and throw up and then a bad headache comes, lol.
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I'm not intending to lock horns, mate. I didn't assume you agreed with her either. I understand that some could see an admirable quality in May. I was just stating what I myself think. Your comments are always balanced and nuanced btw.
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Resilient is one way to describe her. However, she is deeply unqualified, lacks any leadership qualities and is out of her depth on every level. I understand she has had a very difficult job to do, but she's intractable. She's like a person in control of an aircraft instead of a real pilot. She is flying it dangerously and losing altitude, other people are trying to convince her to relinquish control but she's gone into some sort of trance and refuses to let go. They are going to have to pry her fingers from the controls. I'd say she's dangerous.
I didn’t say I agree with her. I just said she was resilient. Let’s not lock horns
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Who wants to avoid either of those?
I don't. I plan on stuffing my face and getting absolutely wankered out of my mind.
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Like her or hate her, May is one resilient cookie. Everyone keeps predicting her political demise, but she just keeps coming back for more punishment. You have to respect her for her tenacity.
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I have been to the Ninja area which was ok for a one time visit
Which ninja area are you talking about? There are several.
Did I say I go to Iga "just to do other things"? Did I not mention "and the surrounding area"? It's a charming area.
I have good friends who live nearby in Nabari.
Actually, Nabari is a part of Iga province. They were separated in the 1950s. But historically, Nabari and Iga are one and the same, and I use the name Iga when refering to Nabari.
And most of the people I hang out with would much prefer that area to Nagoya.
Absolutely. I went once to Nagoya and hated it. Some of the coldest and unfriendly people I ever met. At least that was my experience. I love Iga and go there once a year if not twice. And the Mie people..especially Iga people, are SO friendly and warm.
To each his own--which, of course, is not what the internet is about.
Of course. One of my best friends in Japan just LOVES Kyoto. She's been there over 10 times. I've been there a few times and hated every moment of it. My least favorite place in Japan. What can I say? I hate touristy places and big cities. Maybe because I lived in them most of my life. If I was going to live in Japan permanently, Iga is exactly where I would buy a home. Love Iga
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Sorry, but I find this recent ninja stuff a bit cheesy.
I agree. What these people are promoting is not ninja culture but cosplay. If they were interested in promoting real ninja culture they could design trips to historically significant ninja sites and hold seminars regarding the historical truth of the ninja and who they really were.
Here is a list of some of the really important historical sites connected to the ninja in Mie
I've always felt the same way. I think it's fine for kids or families but adults who are into ninja-tourism!? I've been to Iga and the surrounding area numerous times and always find plenty of other things to do.
I feel exactly the same way as I try to go to Iga at least once a year. The ninja festival is great family fun, but hardly appropriate for a group of adult tourists..
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The powers given to police and prosecutors to incarcerate suspects during an investigation without charging them are unique in the developed world
Maybe that's because Japan is not part of the developed world when it comes to human rights
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2 EXCELLENT posts I wanted to highlight: NAN DESU KA, Jimi excellent posts guys!
He is not a flight risk, he is a PR nightmare if released on bail. He has very little contact with the outside world now, imagine the storm that would erupt if the worlds press got a hold of statements from him personally. NISSAN would sink, and the judicial system would run out of channel, and the odor of the BS they've been brewing would overwhelmingly waft around the world. I m waiting for countries to start boycotting the OLYMPICS after JAPAN has spent BILLIONS, Hope the whole world boycotts it because of what's happening, cant send your athletes to a country that may lock them up because some Japanese individual says the touched me LOL
This Goshn case is a good example of the rampant racism at the core of the Japanese psyche... if he were Japanese he would be either charged or released. Foreigners do not have the same human rights as the yamato so they can do whatever they like with him.
Japan really needs shaming up to the rest of the world. The Japanese like to cultivate a nice face to the rest of the world, but once that balloon is burst they go into meltdown like little kids who have lost their toys.
i sent this link yesterday- I want to send it again because it is so relevent.
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Bah, if he's still in jail the whole Nissan board ought to join him.
This is nothing but kabuki theater organized by the locals.
> All that is needed is for Saikawa to get up and say..
> "Ware ware Nihonjin....."
> And then the Tokyo Prosecutors Band strike up and play:
> And all locals sing in unison.
> "Banish the foreign devils".
> That may all happen just in time for Setsubun-no-hi in a couple of months!!
Honestly, if they did that, I would not be surprised.
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Thats a pretty harsh way to live with that sword dangling over your head. Maybe I won’t buy any property, save as much as possible, live in a quake proof building, and know where to run in a tsunami?
Nah just move to Canada with us
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Asked about criticism that Japanese prosecutors often try to force confessions from suspects, deputy prosecutor at the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, Shin Kukimoto, has said no such method was being used with Ghosn and Kelly.
can we get that confirmation from Ghosn and Kelly?
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The reason they won't let him out is
A. He's going to disclose some really bad facts about Nissan, and
B he's going to talk about the inhumane ways he's been interrogated and detained in Japan's joke of a democracy.
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Japan inc has made ghosn out to be an evil troll. what they are not telling the people is:
Ghosn was a visible leader in recovery efforts after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, one of the worst natural disasters in modern history. On March 29, 2011, he made the first of several visits to the hard-hit Iwaki engine plant in Fukushima prefecture, 50 km (31 miles) from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, and at his direction Nissan restored full operations at the Iwaki factory well ahead of expectations. He appeared on television in Japan to encourage optimism.
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You expect to hear things like this from China or N Korea..
when my son was born there was a company looking for baby models. My wife sent in my son's picture and we got a lot of interest in him. the company tried really hard to get us to come to tokyo for an audition. I was like NO way Jose.
Best decision I ever made.
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The Pros are too many to be listed, and they are obvious. The cons are how they might be abused, which could lead to A social problems and B a bad impression and outright resentment of japan.
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Whether you agree with their point or not, they lost all credibility by adding 'emotional distress' damages to the suit.
I agree. This is just ridiculous.
Again, what the actual f... Why would you spend $108 mill on getting someone into symbolic position since we all know that emperor has no real power. He is there to smile and wave...
> Japan really doesn't know how to spend its money.
Again. i agree. This is just ridiculous
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Is he that busy, or does he not want to meet with me? Listening to someone who has a different viewpoint from his own is what it takes to be a real leader, doesn't it?
My dear- you are under the impression that this sliver-spoon fed poor excuse of a PM is a real leader. He isn't.
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Thank you for this link.
You're most welcome! Thank you for the kind words.
FYI, Japan Forward is considered the website of choice for people who do NOT want to be seen as lecturing Japanese people on wrongdoings by native Japanese in their country. So it is kind of exceptional and extraordinary that an article like this one got uploaded there.
I agree. Which says alot about how the Ghosn case is being viewed.
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Aly Rastom - You should be reading that tabloid garbage.
First of all, please learn to spell my name right.
Second, who are you to decide what is tabloid garbage?
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This is an INCREDIBLE article that REALLY NEEDS to be read!!
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