Look at the Japanese in the photo: Four smirks are worth a thousand words.
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Nearly half of the 5.7 trillion yen ($52.8 billion) additional annual revenue expected from the tax hike will be used to improve welfare programs, centering on free preschool education ...
Japan continues to issue deficit-covering bonds to pay for swelling welfare costs, including public pensions and medical care, ...
New spending on free preschool instead of paying down the enormous pension and medical care debt?
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I just searched the Japanese press for reports in January and May about these delays — not a one. Thank you to the free press outside Japan for keeping us informed.
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@Joe Yan, Funny how everyone here is on Ghosn's side. It must be a racial thing!!
Yes, us Asian-hating Lebanese. (Sigh, major eye roll)
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Saikawa ... told investigators that he signed a company document regarding payment to Ghosn after his retirement "without thinking deeply" ...
The "without thinking deeply" defense seems to work well for Japanese (“How honorable for him to demonstrate remorse”). Not so well for non-Japanese (“A crime is a crime is a crime.").
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Applied: 11 events, 2 tickets each
Won: 1 event, 2 tickets
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@Maria Lesson - follow rules and you won’t Get fingerprinted. Obey the law. We should mind our own business so they can continue to run the country smoothly.
Maria, the problem is that any caring person could have easily not realized that posting this flyer would be considered a criminal offense. Japanese laws are often vague, and police can be very unsympathetic, as demonstrated by this case.
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The Japanese police can easily obtain DNA by going through discarded garbage, but referring a woman to prosecutors for a missing dog flyer is by far "police overkill" -- making us seriously question whether the Aichi prefectural police are overstaffed and overfunded.
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Mrs Trump also learned how to summon carp at a pond in the garden: She clapped her hands, following the example of Mrs Abe, and the fish raced to her.
So kind of Mrs. Trump not to roll her eyes.
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Nissan, which is allied with Renault SA of France, has seen profits nose-dive amid the fallout from Ghosn's arrest.
It bears repeating.
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... his wife Carole, whom prosecutors believe has made contact with people involved in the case against the tycoon.
So the prosecutors can contact people involved in the case, but Ghosn cannot? Unbalanced. Unfair. Unjust. Japan.
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More than 95% of the people support the imperial family
Actually, the AP reports that recent media surveys have public support for the imperial family at 80 percent. Only 67 percent of respondents to a Mainichi poll last year said that Emperor Akihito had fulfilled his role “sufficiently.” And half the respondents to the same poll reported feeling a detachment between them and the Imperial Family.
Regardless, it’s hard to justify the exorbitant expense.
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I agree with the protestor in the photo. Haven’t we as a society evolved to the point that we no longer require a human “symbol of the state”? It’s a tremendous waste of resources.
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Constitution of Japan, Article 37. In all criminal cases the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial tribunal.
Japanese prosecutors arrested Ghosn in November 2018, have detained and questioned him for 120 days, and after May, June, July, and August, these prosecutors will not be prepared for trial? And they have no idea when they will be ready?
What a genuine mockery of the protections supposedly provided by the constitution.
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A waiting Toyota Alphard van whisked him past the dozens of reporters, ...
Sly of the writers to slide the automobile make and model in there. :)
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Ghosn is also not allowed to meet his wife Carole ...
Ridiculous! This harassment is absurd!
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Carole Ghosn criss-crossing world in emotional media, political campaign for husband
... in response to smear campaign in Japan highlighted by nearly 120 days of "hostage detention" and not one confession (ahem, conviction).
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In a country where apartment owners openly accept pets but not foreigners?
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"I have no choice but to work," said Furuse, 62, a senior adviser ...
If the senior advisors of Japan Inc. “aren’t entirely happy with their pension incomes,” aren’t the rest of us screwed?
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"A lot of lies have been told and these lies have come one after another,"
This fiasco in a nutshell.
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Keep your money in an account in your name ...
@Reckless This advice is a bit reckless. All property and savings acquired during marriage are divided equally upon divorce regardless of whether the husband or wife is listed as the owner. Having written that, the existence and location of the asset would need to be known by a claimant to make a claim.
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Japan’s system of divorce — and the terminal separation of child and parent (usually the father) that often sears the heart of a loving caregiver — unfortunately drives some to engage in horrific acts.
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It’s become “Cool Japan Times”! (Eye roll)
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I wonder who Aso will chose to replace him.
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Prosecutors have defended the system. "Each country has its own culture and systems," said Shin Kukimoto, a deputy public prosecutor.
Sorry, Mr. Kukimoto. You don't speak for all Japanese. In fact, most Japanese are not happy with how you terrorize suspects -- not convicts, but suspects -- by keeping them hostage.
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Delighted to see that Ghosn is out of that silly mask and uniform the policed put him in yesterday to parade him before the press like a remorseful criminal ashamed to show his face.
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