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Posted in: 'Where's Abe?' critics ask, as coronavirus spreads in Japan See in context

Thanks a whole lot Mr. Abe. What a piece of work you are. For a nation that excels in R & D and more so in the medical industry this sure shows how counterproductive Japan turned out to be. What happened to you Japan? You can kiss the 2020 T.O. goodbye...it will at least take 1/2 a year to a year for a vaccine to become publicly available.

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Posted in: Japan needs foster care rather than institutions: UK experts See in context

I see so many couples lavishing their pets with ineffable love, and can't help wondering how wonderful it will be if they could register as a foster parent...the orphans will thank you for it.

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Posted in: Gov't panel, responding to criticism, says cruise ship not designed to be hospital See in context

As much as I detest stating this...Brace yourselves its going to be a rough bumpy ride all courtesy of your friendly GOJ. IOC...its time to consider throwing in the towel. To everyone here and out there - keep safe and salubrious!

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Posted in: Rockets fired from Gaza after Israel kills Palestinian on border See in context

May peace reign in these regions. No more bloodshed between them please!

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Posted in: Coronavirus infection cases spread further in Japan See in context

I was once told long ago at my kids kindergarten that in order to kill hand bacteria you are to wash with soap, loather for 10 seconds at least (sing a silent happy birthday song should amount to 10 seconds) and rinse thoroughly well. I have to admit, it works.

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Posted in: NPO raises alarm over possible pardons of sex offenders See in context

Can't tell for the rest of you out there, but THIS is inconceivable. Abe is insane to legislate such condition as a public servant. One of his sole duties is to protect the very young from predators. He can select other options to pardon but not this! These sexual offenders must be exposed to all social medias and platforms - to never again exercise nor practice at any job related with children ever again! And for them insalubrious politicians - rack, pack and sack them too! Its a mental sickness and since Japan has no countermeasures of adequate rehabilitation much less policies lacking severe punishment to the full extent of the law!

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Posted in: Americans from virus-hit cruise ship head home by chartered plane See in context

Quarantine countermeasures: The upside...once home its always good to have family and friends next door ready to back you up rather than remain isolated all lonesome in foreign soil. The downside...just hope good Uncle Sam (U.S.) is going to pick up the tab. Can't stand the idea of smacking the expenses to innocent passengers. Welcome home!!

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Posted in: Robot bartender starts work at Tokyo pub See in context

An option, but never replacement. Call in sick, running late, on holiday...I think so. Personal and social behavioral skill - I think not. But wouldn't mind having one at home.

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Posted in: 88-year-old ex-bureaucrat indicted without arrest over fatal car accident See in context

A classic exemplary when you have clout in politics...you can literally get away with murder and a free pass from jail - Insane!

My heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to the family members and friends of Matsunaga-san. May they both RIP in heaven.

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Posted in: No. of court interpreters falls in Japan despite increase in foreign defendants See in context

@Silvafan...

#1 It is time consuming, stressful, and demoralizing with low pay.

Your assessment is outstanding. I had my doubts and this nails the coffin. Can't wrap around why these circuit courts, knowing the vital necessity these translators play, are hesitant to justify the wage standards. Someone will soon pressure them in return by simply using scarcity and demand techniques...at least defray the same pay-rate for the screening/hearing and you got yourselves a deal.  Win-win situation!

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Posted in: Japan speeds up new virus measures; infected carriers to be barred entry See in context

When it rains...it pours! People emptied-out mask and sanitizer shelves from most stores. Talk about panic...!

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Posted in: 3 Japanese returnees from Wuhan test positive for new coronavirus See in context

The number count affected could be way over 250,000, at least. This plaque occurred during the Chinese New Year festival where a few millions dropped in Wuhan to celebrate with love ones, and "they" returned a day or within 24 hours before the outbreak came to light. Not to alarm anyone, but I'm afraid there's more to come on this. Just pray this is contained before the Olympics make there way through. Uff, what a mess that will be!

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Posted in: JR turning to AI to combat problems with snow See in context

"A.I." to measure and assess infrastructure weather patters? You have GOT to be kidding me! This is a disaster waiting to take place once a virus or power surge of great magnitude occurs. Then what...?! With the velocity these transport devices generate, JR railway firms will imply is wasn't human error and, therefore, the lost and casualty count is justifiable. Don't know about you guys, but that ends my joy ride on bullet trains!

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

He also said that everything was on tape and would have been available during Ghosn's trial if he had not fled.

"It would have been available"  sounds more like it never happened. With all the high tech savvy at their disposal editing (tampering evidence to say the least) will come easy for Mr. Saito and his law office of incompetents.

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Posted in: Downtown Tokyo's homeless fear removal ahead of Olympics See in context

As community service assisting the homeless, have all them crook politicians and corporate executives form a two-weeks accommodation with food and beverage collection from all the money they stole from us tax-payers.

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Posted in: Late-night train services planned during Tokyo Olympics See in context

I suppose the Taxi Union(s) won't mind or, on the contrary, livid against it. This I call "The Transit pre-Olympics tryouts."

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Posted in: Ghosn's aide Kelly stands high chance of acquittal: ex-prosecutor See in context

MOJ...look its easy, just have Ghosn and Kelly practice the apology bow and memorize the right lines to public acceptance. There you go - done!

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

MOJ...no point in explaining yourself. You're dirty deed tricks have been exposed! Best come out clean while you can.

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Posted in: Apologetic ex-ministers, lawmakers keep quiet on details of scandals See in context

THIS is exactly what I mean people...They apologize, they bow, they pretend and in the end, they steal from people.

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Posted in: Renault chairman says there is 'real desire' to make Nissan alliance work See in context

Who is next on our scapegoat list? 

We have...from France...Jean-Dominique Senard.

He will do!

Rock solid!

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

Caught with the hands in the cookie jar...!  TSE noticed, told Tokyo Prosecutors and now Nissan finding ways to close the lid tight. Oops!

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

The scene between Saikawa-san and the prosecution office...

Q: Did you under-reported earnings?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you violated the breach of trust?

A: Yes.

Q: Did you misappropriated company funds?

A: Yes.

OK. Just say you're sorry, resign and go home to your family. Enjoy life.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Japan's justice minister has said Ghosn's escape from his trial could constitute a crime.

Oh, please...Mori-San...? No crime was committed in the first place and now this? You're hilarious!

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

Glad it's all over for the lad on a bogus allegation.

Hmm...released after 45 days in detention - I call this "The Ghosn Effect".

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Posted in: The big squeeze See in context

If you're seeking for best cars to ride in...my bet will the 1st and last (unless they're "Women Only").

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Posted in: M5.0 quake jolts eastern Japan, including Tokyo See in context

Preliminary 5.0...? The networks argue otherwise - magnitude of 4.0. Which one is it? Any takers?

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Posted in: An Olympic first: Cardboard beds for Tokyo Athletes Village See in context

From all the possibles...this is the best they sprang up with? It only takes one athlete - just one - to claim injury against the bed and...well, I leave it to your own imaginative summary.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

She was banned from meeting with Carlos while he was out on bail because she was seen as someone who might help his escape so this is their argument. Pathetic!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

Officially, there is presumption of innocence. But even if the suspect is not guilty, there is an advantage for them to admit to the crime. This is the most evil effect of Japan's hostage justice system.

After the first 23 days of detention, the ordeal is not necessarily over. Prosecutors are permitted to re-arrest a suspect on a slightly different accusation, with approval from the courts. The clock is then reset and another 20 days of interrogation begin.

This is what happened to Carlos Ghosn, twice. In all, he was held in interrogation for 53 days before being formally indicted.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

Officially, there is presumption of innocence. But even if the suspect is not guilty, there is an advantage for them to admit to the crime. This is the most evil effect of Japan's hostage justice system.

After the first 23 days of detention, the ordeal is not necessarily over. Prosecutors are permitted to re-arrest a suspect on a slightly different accusation, with approval from the courts. The clock is then reset and another 20 days of interrogation begin.

This is what happened to Carlos Ghosn, twice. In all, he was held in interrogation for 53 days before being formally indicted.

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