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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An ambulance chaser is a "barrister" too. Are we serious? Submarine? If a refugee going to the hospital gets a rope around the waist and handcuffs... what do you think Ghosn will get as a high, high-profile, can-not-let-get-away suspect. Lol... destroy evidence. Japanese celebrities who have been caught with small quantities of drugs have had their entire apartments searched and stuff hauled away. They are obviously looking into his residences and computer files. Plus, it's not like he did all the "crimes" on his own laptop - he doesn't issue his own paycheck.
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For the argument of it not being fair just because he has money and can afford it. This is not new people. You think everyone has the same caliber of defense lawyer in the "fair" justice system? Of course not, the more money you have, the better the lawyer you can get to present your case. Imbalance already exists.
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@Geeliez Your argument of "how do you know he's innocent"... smh... it's the standard course of law in most developed countries - innocent until proven guilty. So either you are just unaware or you grew up in some other system of law. And for the others saying, well he could just run into an embassy then what? Hello?!? It would still be a jail of sorts, ie. a lack of total freedom. What, he's going to live in the French/Lebanan/Brazilian embassy for every like Assange? Give a passport - but he has 3! - ok... then there's the electronic monitoring bracelet and posted guard duty (I'm assuming of Japanese prosecutor's choosing)... does he need to add a 20kg ball and ankle chain, with a special moat with flesh-eatin pirranha surrounding the apartment. Then there will be martial arts fighter on each level to fight through.
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Interesting... do you know why people need to rely on others - because they have no choice, don't have the skills/ability, or have a need.
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Lol... what is it, like 2 decades of stagnant economy, now suddenly there is this windfall of money flowing into the country and Debby Downer 1981 thinks this is unfair to the "hard working" Japanese who are footing the bill... I suppose if you equate time logged and obligated time to be in office to be representative of hard work. I believe others have pointed out that tax-payers do not foot the bill for all the "freeloaders".
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Carlos, save your energy. Get out and plan your Oceans 11 job on Saikawa and the Nissan cronies. Lol... be free, go back to France and have them make you CEO of Renault again, then make life hell for Nissan. Since if you're out of Japan, it must mean you have been cleared or paid your dues.... no extradition (as if France would just hand citizens over).
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Sadly, at some point a few months late, the Japanese prosecutors will dangle a carrot in front of Carlos. He "confesses" to dipping into the honey pot, bow to the cameras and he is free to go home, leave the country, whatever he wants. Totally not fair, but Carlos would need to evaluate how much taking this stand is worth to him. If he were a martyr for his people sure... but in the grand scheme of things, if he sticks with it, he's a rebel without a cause. This stand will not change Japanese law, societal rules, etc. He could sign the "confession" be done with it and enjoy the rest of his life. It was a set-up and I'm sure his countrymen would be on his side of the story. So what would he care of the Japanese public possibly think him to be a criminal.
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@bass4funk By hunkered down you mean enjoying watching tv, eating hamberders then going to play golf at his resorts. Hmm... for a guy asking for a lot of money.. he has no problems spending it on security detail for unsecured places such as Mar-a-lago.
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Lol.. my goodness. If I walked up to a McDonald's counter and demanded that I get a 20 piece KFC bucket of chicken... am I the jerk or is McD's for saying, "No, go away". And @serrano the daughter was actually saying her mother was a tough cookie and she won't back down from a fight. I hope you didn't just read a headline and jump to conclusion...whoops.
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I'm glad they had the sense not to make it a rounded, bulbous tip, with two large round "stabilizers" on the bottom. "Don't rub it, Billy"
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Japan accepted 20 asylum seekers... The typical Konbini line-up at lunch is longer than that.
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フフフ。。。"Japan accepted just 20 asylum seekers last year – despite a record 19,628 applications – drawing accusations that the country is unfairly closing its door on people in genuine need." And before you say these numbers are exaggerated...
So basically all are detained. But remember folks... detained does not mean that they did anything wrong other than to apply for asylum. So anyone "knowing" that they must have done something wrong is speaking out of their tiny-little-pony.
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This isn't about Japanese vs. foreigner. It's about staying out of the established corporate Japan old boy's network. You don't go against the Borg Collective. Ghosn was credited with saving Nissan and soon he was going to hand over the keys to Renault. Corporate Japan was saying "oh no you don't". Same thing happened to Horiemon when at LiveDoor. He messed with the Corporate Big Boys and they banded together to make his life hell.
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@Furan Either you have a copy of the "police" report or you are doing nothing but making an uninformed assumption in this particular case. "Those who were deemed clearly not to meet the requirements or have applied many times for asylum in the initial screening can be detained." Surprise! No asylum seekers are ever deemed to meet the requirements.
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@602miko Sensei258 was being sarcastic... And by the way, he did NOT "violate the law". He is an assylum seeker, not a criminal.
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The U.S. would respond if Russia used nukes? Hellooo? You remember who POTUS is right now? A puppet with a large Russian hand stuck up his... "woohoo".
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Lavrov is wrong:
"Japan votes not with us but against us on all the resolutions that interest Russia in the U.N.," he said.
A vote for the US now IS a vote for Russia. waamp waamp
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If you think that was Karma... lol. Nancy denying Trump the chance to speak is like her horking up a nice gooey spit wad on his face. While his "retaliation" is more like, "oh yea, no TV privileges for you. hA! how like that?" Plus cut out the fake guilt trip. Overseas travel and "poor workers not getting paid"... let's not forget that this was not an uncontrollable circumstance and that Trump is the one shutting down the government. I'm sure, all those "poor workers without pay" is not getting in the way of Trump enjoying his rounds of golf and good meals.
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