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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors claim Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set See in context

‘Corporate matter’ not ‘cornet criminal matter’.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors claim Ghosn said Nissan pay plan was not set See in context

‘Nissan officials have testified they sought Ghosn's arrest out of concern Renault, which owns 44% of Nissan, would gain stronger domination of the company’

I’m no fan of corporate bigwigs but this paragraph is quite concerning to say the least. Why should someone be arrested for this? What charge would be considered for ‘gaining stronger domination of a company’??? This is a cornet criminal matter and should have been dealt with under Japan’s corporate watchdog.

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Posted in: Two different Olympic scenes: Inside and outside the National Stadium See in context

@Christopher Glen

Show me your figures then….

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Posted in: Two different Olympic scenes: Inside and outside the National Stadium See in context

“Japan has attributed almost 11,000 deaths to COVID - good by world standards but poor compared to Asian neighbors like Taiwan and Vietnam.”

It’s not good at all! Those people have lost their lives. I find this quite insensitive the way it’s written.

If most if not all foreign athletes are vaccinated I’d hope the Japanese ones would be too, otherwise is there not a risk of local transmission?

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Posted in: 82-year-old woman arrested for hitting crying 3-year-old girl at shopping center See in context

Hey Bob settle down. I’m not childless but my first and probably my main thought would be for the police to charge the offender not for me to sue.

A lot of suing going on in the States by the sounds of it, way more than anywhere else.

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Posted in: Packed trains, drinking: Japanese impatient over anti-virus measures See in context

@Aly

I was going to say the same thing. The athletes arriving from overseas would have been vaccinated and tested vigorously prior to departure. The greater risk would be from local infection hence the bubble.

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Posted in: Australia defends decision to penalize its citizens returning from COVID-ravaged India See in context

@mrtinjp

There’s a difference in cases that are in quarantine and community transmission. Due to many recent arrivals from India the cases in quarantine have spiked. Cases recorded in the general community are low to non existent.

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Posted in: Man shot by police officer dies in Nagoya hospital See in context

The use of lethal force in this instance would be justified (alternative would be tasers but Japanese Police don’t carry these) however a warning shot would not recommended.

At the end of the day someone has lost their life and that will no doubt affect all involved.

@kyakusenbi, Police are not taught to aim for the knees, rather centre of seen mass.

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

Remember, it only takes one person to pass it on, 2-300 might seem a small amount but if a few of those were carrying the virus and not ‘pledging’ to stay quarantined then it can easily be passed onto others and so forth…..that’s why numbers are most likely increasing. Maybe you should tell this to your friend Steve!

Oh and if the foreign residents are threatened with deportation I’d say they would be complying more than returning Japanese, after all, they have more to lose.

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Posted in: Up to 300 people per day breaking self-quarantine pledge in Japan See in context

The system here may not be perfect but mandatory quarantine in a designated facility would probably be the right way to go. Oh an legislation with teeth if people fail to comply/breach quarantine etc.

None of this ‘pledge’ business…

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Posted in: 6 torch relay staff in southwestern Japan test positive for COVID-19 See in context

What is the contact tracing system like up there? For a country as technologically advanced as Japan I’d expect everyone to have a contact tracing app on their phones and QR codes at basically all venues?

Would be interesting to see where they got it and how many other people may have now been affected.

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Posted in: 80% supportive of reigning empress as pool of heirs shrinks: poll See in context

Have said it before, just have a referendum and implement changes. It’s not hard, these advisory panels of ‘experts’ is becoming quite a bore….

Better still, ask the people already in the job their thoughts? Or do they not count?

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Posted in: Australia bans arrivals of its citizens from India; says offenders face jail, fines See in context

Jpn guy, So where are you from? You’re obviously not from Australia, most likely never lived here and basing all the above on your own perceptions in media.

If I had the time and patience I’d be happy to explain things further with you but I’m actually quite offended with your comments regarding April 25 - how dare you refer to Anzac Day as a ‘quasi-religious ancestor worshipping festival’

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics could be held without fans: Hashimoto See in context

For a long time I was one of those people that was hoping the Olympics would go ahead, mainly because I was going to head up there for work and I was looking forward to the opportunity.

But now looking at what’s happening in Japan with Covid, the rules on no foreign and possibly no domestic spectators (which makes a big difference), multiple versions of ‘playbooks’ and all other rules and regulations, I’m of the opinion Japan will struggle to hold this event safely and enjoyably.

Postpone the games until we all have something to celebrate.

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Posted in: Australia bans arrivals of its citizens from India; says offenders face jail, fines See in context

Jpn guy, justify those comments please.

Sick of hearing such comments, It has nothing to do with race!

The simple fact of the matter is India is the epicentre of coronavirus at the moment in the world. The ban is temporary and will be reevaluated on 15 May.

This is being done to give our health system and quarantine program a chance to recover and prepare. It’s unfortunate for the 8000 up there but there’s 24 million down here that need to be considered.

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Posted in: Golden Week travel begins despite pleas from governors to stay home See in context

@R Barnett

Care to elaborate further on what has happened in Australia? It may seem draconian to you but despite some grumblings here I’d say most Aussies don’t have a problem with our response. After all, our numbers attest to that.

It’s a fine line these restrictions, I know, but the alternative could be worse. I just wish the Japanese government had been quicker off the bat in all this .

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Posted in: Japan's unused 14 mil doses of COVID-19 vaccines point to logistical hurdles See in context

@Englisc

Don’t get too excited it was just a juice, nothing stronger!

Japan is efficient in many ways, eg public transport, maybe they should put the experts at JR onto this?

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Posted in: Japan's unused 14 mil doses of COVID-19 vaccines point to logistical hurdles See in context

As other posters have said Japan has had a bit of time to prepare for this what’s going on?

I had my first dose at a convention centre in Perth, registered with my ID, answered a few questions from a nurse, asked a couple of questions in return, had the jab, was monitored for 15 minutes with others, free drink and left. Whole process took about half an hour all up.

Come on Japan you can do it. Use pharmacists/nurses/midwives/ defence force as well!

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Posted in: Australian man who filmed 4 dead and dying police sent to prison See in context

@wakarimasen - that’s quite an insensitive remark.

There is a charge for leaving the scene of an accident but in this case he remained at the scene, fortunately for him he survived, his conduct thereafter was callous and as such the most appropriate charge was proffered.

Our nation was (rightly) outraged.

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Posted in: Some Olympic officials to be tested for virus on daily basis See in context

I’d hope they test the Japanese athletes/officials etc as there may be greater risk of contracting the virus locally!

Our contingent will now be vaccinated and it’s fair to say will not be bringing the virus to Japan, rather they could contract it whilst there.

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Posted in: British warships, military aircraft to set sail for Asia next month See in context

Come on Desert Tortoise fact check please. The two biggest ships are HMAS Canberra and Adelaide (LHDs).

HMAS Sydney (V) is a guided missile destroyer.

I’m also not sure our LHD decks are reinforced to take the VTOL Lightnings but it would certainly be good to have a few in the future.

@albaleo, not sure about the Indians but the Chinese have sailed to Australia before and often sit off our EEZ during exercises.

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Posted in: China mutes reaction to Zhao's Oscars as S Korea lauds Youn See in context

Who really cares if the reaction’s muted. They’re not the only country in the world so just ignore them.

Some people don’t like the Oscars either, do we fuss about them?

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Posted in: Kyoto police investigating cream puff attack on Bentley See in context

Absolute waste of police time and resources

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Posted in: U.S. advises citizens to 'reconsider travel' to Japan See in context

Understandable. In Australia we have a similar travel advisory system as well for the rest of the world, not sure what it is for Japan but it might be very similar given the Covid 19 situation.

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Posted in: British warships, military aircraft to set sail for Asia next month See in context

@Peter14, that should be RN (Royal Navy) we have the ‘RAN’.

Good on em!

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Posted in: Let's fight terrorism See in context

I’m no marketing guru but I think the message should have been something like “if you see/hear something suspicious, say something”

‘Let’s fight terrorism together’ sounds like the average citizen is going to kit up and join the fight.

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Posted in: Parts of Western Australia in three-day lockdown after small COVID-19 outbreak See in context

Hello posters

I live in Perth so I think I’m qualified to offer my 10 cents

The three day lockdown Is to stop the movement of people, possibly spreading the virus further and giving the contact tracers enough time to do their job. Staying home is boring yes but if others have been infected, and we now know where this infected person has been, then they can immediately isolate and get tested.

Most people in Perth accept this as part of life now. We’ve done very well the last 12 months and we want to keep it that way. If it means a three three day lockdown to nip this in the bud so be it

Fortunately we don’t have any nutters going on about my “freedom’s been curtailed” or “my rights are being infringed upon”. I think we all accept it’s for the greater good.

Why do you think our numbers haven’t been higher?

Peter14, Yoshisan, I agree 100 percent

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Posted in: Australian city of Perth to enter snap 3-day lockdown See in context

@kurisupisu

Highly unlikely, given there hasn’t been any community transmission in WA for months.

More likely brought from returning international travellers.

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Posted in: Gov't to impose state of emergency soon in Tokyo, Osaka, Hyogo See in context

Would it be fair to say that the numbers are mainly from community transmission or are cases still being imported into the country?

I seem to be constantly reading about ‘fresh waves’ and ‘state of emergencies’ up there.

Maybe they should try a lockdown and beef up contact tracing?

I’d really like to see Japan improve the situation up there soon...

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