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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

Preventing Miscarriages of Justice: Tadashi Ara, President of Japan Federation of Bar Associations - YouTube

Japanese Lawyers explaining in detail the system in Japan and all of its flaws.

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Posted in: Opposition raps gov't virus response as Diet debate starts See in context

The government is now planning to make a legal revision to penalize those who reject hospitalization with imprisonment of up to one year or a fine of 1 million yen.

I was under the impression that there is a shortage of hospital beds and facilities??

Go figure, right? Suga's administration is pretty much the same as any other LDP administration: Its the blind leading the blind to the tune of the Benny Hill Show.

Generally, I agree with all of points Edano has raised in this article

Generally, I agree with all points Edano raises anytime

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

I was not aware that Mrs.Ghosn has been indicted for anything, anywhere.

I don't think she has

The above comment, again sounds like hostage taking.

It is. It looks like this is the newest right wing ultranationalist to join JT. They constantly rotate them every couple of months. Its been a while, and I was wondering when the next one would pop up.

This is nothing more than revenge for the egg on Japan's face after their JOKE of a Justice system has been revealed to be closer to China's than it is the West's. Any smart nation would lay low and hope that everyone would forget about this case, but the people in Kasumigaseki are about as dumb as a Ganseki.

I hope that US authorities have considered the UN report in regards to Mr.Ghosn's ilegal detention im Japan before making a final decision regarding the Taylors.

I think they have, and it is probably why they haven't been extradited yet. It certainly is a very strong argument for their lawyers to make. The same goes for the Turkish defendants in this trial. The very fact that a UN body saw Ghosn's detention as a human rights violation could complicate the extradition of ANYONE involved in this case to Japan. That's good news.

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

Did you not read this ?

*The pilots and the MNG Jet employee are accused of *"illegally smuggling a migrant"

I did read it, but its a complete farce. Ghosn is not a migrant as he did not remain in Turkey. That's why the charges are BS and this is all about the J Gov using its corrupt influence to entice an equally corrupt gov to do its revenge bidding.

Now they are being made escape goats to avoid the Turkey government being embarrassed over Ghosn escape via a Turkey airport.

We can agree on that.

Thank you Aly.

Welcome brother!

I would also like to beg the question - under any jurisdiction, is it morally wrong to rescue any hostage?

No it isn't. Hostage taking is an international crime and it is amazing that japan is still considered a western ally with its hostage system.

But then again, considering Saudi Arabia is a western ally, should we actually be surprised?

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Posted in: A new COVID-19 challenge: Mutations rise along with cases See in context

A couple of days ago, I was listening to Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State ,and he said something I thought was very interesting:

People are confusing surges with waves. Waves are spikes in cases due to a mutation of the virus. If the virus has not mutated it is not a wave but a surge. Surges are spikes in cases due to other influences such as weather or the end of a lockdown.

Anyway, thought I'd throw that out there as I thought it was very interesting.

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

Alan, agree with you 100%

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Posted in: Kono's vaccine appointment by Suga seen as neutralizing a rival See in context

He is already a member of The Shinto League which is the first step to becoming a member of Nippon Kaigi.

If he gets the first round of vaccines done swiftly then it will only be a matter of time before he is.

If he joins NK he might have a shot. if not, he won't vaccine or not.

NK is NEVER going to approve Kono as PM as he is not even a member, and you mark my words- No one gets to be PM without being in Nippon Kaigi. Not going to happen."

and that is the best news, I heard all day.

You need to get out more

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Posted in: Opposition raps gov't virus response as Diet debate starts See in context

Suga rebutted, saying his decision was based on expert opinions.

What a load of Garbage! Since when has the LDP listened to the experts? If they did, the SOE would resemble the first one. Suga is full of Bull

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Posted in: Couple arrested over death of 3-month-old daughter in Saitama See in context

News like this in the morning can ruin your whole day

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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official face 12 years jail for Ghosn flight See in context

Insane. They didn't commit any crime in Turkey. You know the corrupt J gov is "incentivizing" the equally corrupt Turkish officials.

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Posted in: Capitol rioters hold out hope for a Trump pardon See in context

They will be treated just like Stormy Daniels was.

Hopefully when they're in prison.

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Posted in: Capitol rioters hold out hope for a Trump pardon See in context

And so is Mitch McConnell. (I know he's a shape shifter who canNOT be trusted). But it could be McConnell has intel the rest of us don't have directly connecting Trump and his pals like Flynn, Bannon, Giuliani etal with the failed coup.

He deserves to be locked up with the rest of them. He aided and abetted Trump until nearly the end. He should be prosecuted too

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Posted in: Capitol rioters hold out hope for a Trump pardon See in context

You deserve prison, you dimwit, and so does your leader.

He’ll join you soon.

From your lips to God's ears

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Posted in: Keidanren sees pay hikes across board as unrealistic amid pandemic See in context

Agree strongly with all above!

Of course not. Their neoliberal business model is wage suppression, regardless of the economic circumstances. They don't give substantive wage rises in good times or bad times.

This is why universal basic income is essential, lest the population be plunged back into poverty.

Absolutely! Well said Jeff!

Yeah... Keidanren sees it only for CEOs, politicians, and other leading business figures.

exactly!

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Posted in: Kono's vaccine appointment by Suga seen as neutralizing a rival See in context

Here is the wikipedia page

Nippon Kaigi - Wikipedia

and here is a list of their most influential members.

List of members of Nippon Kaigi - Wikipedia

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Posted in: Kono's vaccine appointment by Suga seen as neutralizing a rival See in context

Sly, what is the Nippon kaigi?

They are the real rulers of Japan. Most of the politicians, media moguls, military personnel, and business people are members. This group controls the Political and Media landscape as well as the business and media world. they control Japan.

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Posted in: Okinawa declares coronavirus state of emergency as cases spike See in context

Okinawa Governor Denny Tamaki said emergency measures include asking restaurants and bars to close by 8 p.m. and residents to refrain from non-urgent outings after 8 p.m.

emergency measures? pfft. whatever...

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Posted in: Do you think climate change could lead to a greater crisis for humanity than COVID-19 or any other pandemic that might occur in the future? See in context

Climate change and COVID-19: Does global warming fuel pandemics? (usatoday.com)

Pandemics, climate change, and the eye (nih.gov)

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Posted in: Do you think climate change could lead to a greater crisis for humanity than COVID-19 or any other pandemic that might occur in the future? See in context

Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Environment

A Conversation on COVID-19 with Dr. Aaron Bernstein, Director of Harvard Chan C-CHANGE

Coronavirus and Climate Change – C-CHANGE | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Posted in: Do you think climate change could lead to a greater crisis for humanity than COVID-19 or any other pandemic that might occur in the future? See in context

> How so?

Climate change leads to migration of certain species and causes them to come into contact with other species they wouldn't have come into contact with under normal circumstances. Disease then jumps from one animal to another mutating in ways that can lead to pandemics

There was an article about this subject a few weeks ago here on JT.

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Posted in: Kono's vaccine appointment by Suga seen as neutralizing a rival See in context

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's choice of a popular minister to handle the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine is largely a move to boost rapidly-sinking support rates, but may also aim to neutralize a strong rival for his job.

BS. First of all, the people don't vote the PM in. They vote the party in and the party decides the PM (or rather, NIppon Kaigi decides).

NK is NEVER going to approve Kono as PM as he is not even a member, and you mark my words- No one gets to be PM without being in Nippon Kaigi. Not going to happen.

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Posted in: We are prepared for the government to publicly name our restaurants for non-compliance. See in context

If they name them, that's going to be advertisement for them. Why not close them down instead? if they can deport foreigners for breaking quarantine and ruin their lives as well as their JAPANESE spouses and children's lives they can at least close down the non compliant businesses.

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Posted in: Pandemic reveals hidden poverty in wealthy Japan See in context

That's what happens when people constantly elect the same politicians and don't demand change.

More than 10 million people in Japan live on less than 2 million yen a year, while one in six lives in "relative poverty" on incomes less than half the national median.

Those 10 million and their loved ones should have voted the LDP out.

Around 40 percent of workers are in vulnerable "non-regular" jobs with lower wages and contracts that can be terminated easily. Many also struggle to access welfare.

Thanks mainly to Koizumi's labor reforms in the early 2000s. Again, those 40% should have voted the LDP out and voted more left wing parties in.

Sorry, but no sympathy from me. They're Japanese. They can vote. They by and large chose to keep the status quo. We as foreigners are disenfranchised and have to play the cards we are dealt. But they HAD and still HAVE a choice to vote out the people that put them in this predicament. They never do. You make your bed you sleep in it.

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Posted in: Last trains in Tokyo area to leave earlier from Wed night to help stem virus surge See in context

Agree with everyone above. This idea is even more retarded than anthing they've ever done before.

Without pushing companies to make their people work from home and students to study at home through online classes with their teachers while their parents work at home the virus will continue to surge. And reducing the number of trains is just DUMB DUMB DUMB.

OOOOHHHH, my kingdom for some good leadership here.....

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Posted in: Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy, promote structural reforms See in context

Aso vows to revive virus-hit economy, promote structural reforms

Hilarious coming from a guy who doesn't know how to make a purchase at a supermarket. Oh well, I guess its the same as having someone in charge of cybersecurity who doesn't know how to operate a computer.

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Posted in: Do you think climate change could lead to a greater crisis for humanity than COVID-19 or any other pandemic that might occur in the future? See in context

Do you think climate change could lead to a greater crisis for humanity than COVID-19 or any other pandemic that might occur in the future?

This is a silly question as the 2 are intertwined. Pandemics are directly linked to climate change

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Posted in: I'm not a friend or an acquaintance. I'm free of the bothersome things that accompany relationships, but can ease people's sense of loneliness. See in context

must be nice to get paid to eat and drink with someone and just talk

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Posted in: The broadcaster should consider seriously what it can do to reduce the financial burden on households amid the COVID-19 pandemic. See in context

“Lower”? How about eliminate the fees for the government propaganda mouthpiece?

hear hear!!!

Who actually pays them?

Not me!!

The broadcaster should consider seriously what it can do to question government policies and hold the government and all the politicians to account with proper investigative journalism.

That only happens in proper democracies- which Japan is not

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Posted in: Japan to study cases of people infected after coronavirus vaccination See in context

Japan is way behind the rest of the world on studying the virus. 

Japan is way behind the rest of the world on anything and everything to do with the virus.

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Posted in: Japan finds COVID-19 variant in 3 people with no record of travel to UK See in context

there was no proof yet that the variant first detected in Britain was spreading in Shizuoka now

Of course there was no proof. You need to test before you can get proof.

exactly.

Ask that Japanese guy who returned from the UK and ignored quarantine measures to have dinner with friends outside.

Its ok for him to do that. After all, he is Japanese. What are they going to do? Deport him?

This incident only take few people who that supposed to be in quarantine and infected with that strain go out for dining with 10 people, after that it will spread without control.

All of which are Japanese

This variant of COVID clearly doesn’t follow the Japanese government’s thinking that COVID lays dormant until 8:01 p.m.

Or that it is mainly spread by foreigners

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