Petty wages? Well, they got paid a little cash and they get to stay on the yakuza's good side. I'd wager they didn't have much say in the matter. Plus obviously, if you came up from Osaka in the entertainment industry... even their company knows what's up. A slap on the wrist and some lip service. Lay low for little bit and come back in a year.
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@JenniSchiebel lol.. umm... are you for real? Guess what, it is white people who came up with the terming "colored people" because who are not white would actually just expect to be referred to as people. Are the KKK just a hobbyist group interested in cosplay?
"Colored is an ethnic descriptor historically used in the United States (predominantly during the Jim Crow era), and the United Kingdom with its former colonies. In the United States, the term denoted non-"white" individuals generally. The term now has essentially the same meaning in the United Kingdom, with "coloured" thus equivalent to "people of colour"."
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This is getting too complicated. This probably isn't just about Ghosn now but also Hironaka. Hironaka has beat the J prosecutors at their game twice I think - winning two other cases. This may just be a grudge match to also make sure that they don't lose to Hironaka again.
They probably suspected the possibility of a rearrest, which is why they would pre-tape the announcement. Speaking of dirty laundry, every organization and some of the people within it will have dirt. Might as well let it fly, go all in. Even if the public won't care, I'm sure shareholders would love to know what is really going on inside.
If the prosecutors find a way to shut down that video... well, we all know what's what.
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So all the ones sitting up front in the JAL photo are the future executives (first class). The ones at the back are the peons.
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Well... overtime in Japan is staying at the office long hours to look like you are a dedicated employee. It has nothing to do with actual hard work, efficiency or productivity. As long as everyone looks the part, that's all that matters. Overtime is also a nice little excuse for salary men to go drinking and date their secret girlfriend.
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That is so gross.... Yum... eating recycled noodles that everyone's contributed their saliva to. Can't wait.
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This sounds like buying stuff on the tv shopping channel. Once you get it home, you use it a few times, realize it's a dud and toss it in the closet.
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I'm not sure why some of you are getting so excited with so few details. I mean, a 76 year old woman with a hunch and a bad limp running naked through the station isn't quite my cup of tea. Yesssss, picture that.
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As much as much as the West describes Russia as the "enemy", Russia sure did lose a lot of people in WW2. This video estimates it to be about 24 million. Russia sacrificed a lot in that war. Would you be so surprised as to why they'd just sit and wait til the last minute to take the spoils?
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I think it's nice they celebrated Naomi with a sculpture. Like they say: A Tennis pro is like a dominatrix. To be really good, you have to smack a lot of balls.
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@USNinJapan2 That's a snow shoe. She's still wearing the other one.
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@Meiyouwenti You think the Japanese government wouldn't prefer supporting their own? The problem is that the long-term forecast is that with such a rapidly aging society, there simply won't be enough young Japanese "aspiring" to be caregivers, especially not those who want to go to smaller rural areas. So, don't be jealous. The government is actually preparing for 20, 30+ years into the future. By 2050, it's estimated that 1/3 of the Japanese population will be 65 years old or older.
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@semperfi Oh, of course a system that allows prosecutors do dangle and string out charges just so they can reset the detention period is just and fair. Sounds legit to me. A system that also lets the defense have a massive head start in collecting evidence or altering it or destroying while the accused is unable to do anything to plan their own defense is obviously not unfair either. That is such a level playing field. wow.
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@semperfi You dream on. The list of rich and wealthy who are jailed are only the ones that the network of more powerful and wealthy say to jail. It's all rigged and it's based on who you are and who you know. Horie was jailed not just because the law didn't care he was rich. It was because the old boys network wanted it. The guys behind the scandal at Olympus got 3 year sentences BUT all suspended up to 5 years - because they are part of the network. But go ahead and ignore what you want to ignore.
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@Akie Oh right, the Japanese follow their own system of sovereign law, which is perfect for Japan. Of course, that's why they moved to copy the western system by introducing the jury system several years ago. Wait, by doing that does it mean that the Japanese system is not whole and perfect?
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The last survivor is 95. All his mates have passed on. You think he really expects the court to rule in his favor? He knows what's up. But while he's got another breathe, he's going to make sure this stays in the spotlight... to the chagrin and shame of Japan's wartime past. This is really what it's about - keeping the spotlight on and pointing out that big ugly blotch on Japan's pristine reputation.
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And you may want to actually visit the museum website. This is from the About Us section. So, go ahead, keep telling everyone to move one. The people who are most impacted (women) completely know what it's about. The state must take responsibility and prevent it from happening again. But don't take my word for it:
More than a decade has passed since the women survivors of Japan’s military sexual violence courageously began to speak out. Their stories have challenged us in many ways. They have taught us that war crimes are never rectified unless the State faces its crimes; that a genuine apology and promise to prevent recurrence from the State is an absolute necessity; that in order to overcome the past we need to keep the memory of past aggression alive, and pass it on to future generations.
Here in Japan, there are those who deny the fact of military sexual slavery, and try to evade responsibility for it. But however vigorously they may seek to deny them, historical facts can never be erased.
Please listen to the voices of the women survivors. Come and join us in asking why these things happened and are still happening, and in thinking about how we might work together to bring about a non-violent world where peace and equality are realities rather than dreams.
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@Comanteer Was there an entire generation of young people plus other segments of society who opposed the vietnam war and allnit represented. Yes. Was there even a generation of Japanese who opposed, protestwd and spoke out against the occupation of Asia by the Japanese army? I'll wait for your response. Take ur time. No rush.
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In all fairness, I can understand why the Koreans/Chinese still protest. It's personal, it's raw, I get it. Unfortunately, they will never get what they want from Japan. And nothing Japan ever does will give them closure. It sucks, but the more they dwell on the past, the more bitter and enraged they'll become. Unlike some peoples' tones about "just get over it already", I fully empathize with what has happened. If they don't try to look forward and to see that this generation isn't THAT generation, they are only hurting and cutting themselves deeper. Using a very incomparable analogy, if you let that guy who just cut you off in traffic piss you off so bad that you are driving like a maniac... you might end up being the one losing your life by driving blindly and recklessly. But let's call a spade a spade, this whole thing is political. The people on the street are a different matter in all countries concerned. In the U.S., even the Hatfields and McCoys finally stopped their generational conflict.
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If only Japan just separated the common people from the evil, sadistic bast#rds who started the war, it would have been all clean and easy. But guess what, evil bast#rds have run and still run the government. That is the problem.
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The problem is that Japan has said "sorry" but has not taken a position of educating their nation about what they actually did. Is it in the history books? Are there museums set up to allow the Japanese public to see what happened? No. Japan says "sorry" and pays money hoping it all goes away, unlike Germany, which has taken a very proactive stance in publicly and forcefully denouncing what happened and setting up access to information so that it hopefully doesn't happen again. Japan's own sense of shame and disgrace is what's preventing the two sides from getting any closer. But one thing the Koreans and Chinese don't fully understand is that the Japanese aren't necessarily anti-Chinese or anti-Korean. Japanese men treat their own (Japanese women) the same - with an attitude of superiority. You think Japanese women are the ones that wanted to build a world class porn industry? You think Japanese women are the ones who love to be groped by men without consequence? Of course not. Japanese men already don't treat Japanese women well, you think women from another country would fair any better? Regardless of whether women were enslaved or were prostitutes.. Japan doesn't even want to admit that their "honorable" men slept with a lot of women who are not their dear wives during the war. What honor - and it was run by the military, be they brothels or sex slaves.
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Nooo... the Olympic committee decison-makers base their decisions on how strong a case each potential host nation presents. There is a lot of "stiff" competition. So the Olympic committee dutifully "pounds the pavement" to make sure they tour all sites. For such an international "orgasnization", they most uphold fairness. Not going through proper procedures would be a "blow" to their "job" as representatives of the Olympic spirit. They are of course looking for a happy ending.
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My, my, my... France seems to be a little hot-under-the-collar these days. First, the push to finalize the Renault takeover. Then the egg-on-face suspicions of the Japan 2020 bid. I have no clue why relations have soured. No clue at all. Anyways, I will ponder it over my bowl of Nissin cup noodles.
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This is armchair psychology to see physical discipline equates to violence later in life. Physical discipline has it's place. What determines a repetition of "violence" is more dependent on the overall family relationships (closeness, trust) and socio-economic factors than the physicality itself. Kids who grow up abusive not just only because they were beaten but because their family situations were Sh#T to begin with. A beating with a talk and an explanation/apology afterwards can be productive. A beating with constant aggressive, uncaring attitude is what builds hate and anger in children. Everyone has someone to blame, but some days, people need to know when they themselves are the @sshole.
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It is a progress. If Abe can make a deal, he will be one of great PM in morden time.
You know, trading a $100 bill for a $5 bill is a deal too. Would that make someone the greatest of all time, too? Maybe Putin will offer some magic beans.
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What part of "NO" does Ghosn not understand ?
What part of legal process don't you understand? Oh, such a thing as legal process must not exist where you live. You must not understand what appeals are for. You must not understand that the law and rules, even in Japan, allow for him to make a case for bail. These are the rules, otherwise known as the law. It's the same as if you saw a sign that said "Free Refills" at the burger chain. It means, you are allowed to have a free refill. That's what words are for, to convey meaning.
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No doubt in my mind, that the Japanese legal system is one of the finest.
Oh yea... so "good" that I'm sure a 99% conviction rate is not manufactured, coerced or forced. Of course not, I mean the justice system in Japan must be the Walter White of the justice world... wizards at very high percentage. 99% - think about that. lol. By the way, Japanese law prohibits gambling and prostitution... . These activities are "illegal", you know. This whole circus is for what, about 3 years in jail, possibly fully or partially suspended?
Pfftt... Horiemon got 2years and 4 months. https://japantoday.com/category/features/kuchikomi/a-resigned-horiemon-prepares-for-life-in-prison
The "shining examples" at Olympus, were given 2.5 years BUT all suspended up to 5 years. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financial-crime/10156688/Ex-Olympus-executives-escape-jail-over-fraud.html
So at the end of the day, this whole sham was just for Carlos to sign the damn paper, bow, shed a few crocodile tears and say " sumimasen." The court would immediately hand him 2.5 years, and possibly suspend it. That's how they thought it would work. Low and behold, international law doesn't work like that. Surprise, surprise. This is one big hot, dumpster-fire of a mess.
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They are trying to kill 2 birds with one stone. Their private research study also discovered that train gropers showed statistically stronger interest in soba and tempura, especially when free.
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