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Posted in: Kelly innocent of Ghosn pay scheme, his lawyer says See in context

 Even in Japan, where more than 99% of criminal trials result in convictions, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, he noted.

You are guilty from the very moment you're detained.

Ask Ghosn, he hasn't been on trial or convicted, but unanimously guilty.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Japan is doing the ilegal detention thingy again to the Taylors, they never learn.

UN panel says former executive should be compensated for ‘arbitrary’ detention, though it made no judgment on allegations against him

the UN will have to make another panel and do another fine to Japan, yet again.

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Posted in: The Tokyo Olympic Games: Will they happen? See in context

Now we know that there will be no spectators buying tickets, there's not much to argue.

Tokyo Olympics is not gonna happen.

Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 279 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,168 See in context

the total tests and the infected are dispared. there's no pattern.

defies the long years i spent studying probability and statistics.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

just logged in to mark your words

So, in Japanese system books the act itself is not a crime but assisting it is. More reasons to escape such a system or help someone to do it. Taylors are not criminals. Neither is Carlos. They are free minded civilized people who fight for human dignity and liberation. I don't judge them.

yep, there it is!

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Posted in: Taiwan prepares white rhino to find mate in Japan See in context

As JT official rhinoceros ambassador, I truly appreciate the help of Japan.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

What I've learnt today (and yesterday):

Torture is present.

Words do not mean what they mean.

Prosecution can detain people undefinedly.

Its all about convictions, not actual justice.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

Interpretation techniques can only be learned if you are legally qualified.

you love that, don't you?!

Trials in Japan 5~6 years ago where much worse.

The defendants were not allowed to speak.

They just get in front of a scholar that reads a bunch of documents.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

@Kazuaki Shimazaki Today 06:57 pm JST

It's valid. But it had its day in court [...] and it lost, with purposive interpretation . As a result, the article was not reworded.

OK, I get that...

They should use the language properly instead of changing the meaning of words.

If citizens cannot understand the law. How can they aby it?

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

@socrateos Today  02:36 pm JST

In short, harboring an escapee (from custody) is a crime.

there's no "escapee" anywhere in that sentence.

harboring a criminal is a crime.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

There's actually a ruling on Ghosn. And doesn't look good for Japan.

UN panel says former executive should be compensated for ‘arbitrary’ detention, though it made no judgment on allegations against him

We don't know yet if Ghosn is a criminal or not. But we know that Japan must compensate him.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

"How did Ghosn - arguably the most watched and well known face in Japan at the time - travel from his Tokyo apartment to Osaka airport on public transport including the shinkansen, without being noticed at all?"

Ghosn wasn't hiding at all in the Shinkansen, he got greeted there by some people there.

Then he made a big party on a Sushi restaurant in Osaka on his last night in Japan. One of my friends was in that party.

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

@i@an

those who break the law should not be subjected to its justice system because it's "archaic".

you get to acknowledge that the Japanese justice is archaic. well done!

But if they are wrongfully accused it may be another matter, are they?

that's the subject of debate.

is not clear if they committed a crime as defined in the Japanese law-book.

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Posted in: 2 Americans wanted in Ghosn's escape now in Japanese custody See in context

Kelly got in detention for months and his trial is taking years to finish.

by now is pretty clear that his Japanese counterparts committed the fraud. but Kelly is the only that's actually paying for it.

the Taylors are going to suffer the same.

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Posted in: Crowds gather outside court after Hong Kong dissidents charged See in context

Honk Kong is on the edge of a civil war.

lots of citizens would prefer to die than live in fear and without freedom.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

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what's happening?

is my statement wrong?

somebody please explain.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

in the "this is Japan" justice system the terms Hikokunin(defendant) and Hannin(criminal) are used indifferently in the books.

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Posted in: Gov't OKs bill to enable simpler court steps to spot cyberbullies See in context

Easy. VPN-fake email address, name. Just as I do here.

don't know if that's enough.

if the VPN provider is offshore you're probably safe.

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Posted in: 2 Americans who helped in Ghosn's escape to be turned over to Japan See in context

No Japanese has been convicted.

Hari Nada, Hiroto Saikawa, Toshiaki Ohnuma, and all the rest of "innocent" people in Nissan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 329 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 999 See in context

7,139 tests

not enough!!

will we ever make any broad test with a significative sample?

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Posted in: LA police probe fire, vandalism at Japanese Buddhist temple See in context

I'm watching Age of Samurai in Netflix.

there is a lot of temples burnt down in war time.

maybe somebody that's watching the same documental wanted to try it out.

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Posted in: SoftBank reaches deal with WeWork See in context

Looks like Softbank is planning to rent all their offices.

Softbank workers will use this shared desks a la WeWork style.

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Posted in: Japan's android pets ease virus isolation See in context

human contact is underrated.

don't make me start talking about my ex-wife and her toys.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics should have fans in stands: Hashimoto See in context

What if you vaccinate people on the entrance of the events?

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Posted in: Governors urge central gov't to deliver vaccine rollout plan See in context

Japan has handled COVID better than many other countries.

yes! you're right, Japan is doing better than other 3rd world countries.

Right after Bangladesh and Indonesia.

src: https://ourworldindata.org/grapher/covid-vaccination-doses-per-capita?tab=chart&stackMode=absolute&country=BHR~BGD~BRA~CAN~CHL~CHN~DNK~FRA~DEU~IND~IDN~ISR~ITA~MAR~POL~ROU~RUS~SRB~ESP~CHE~TUR~ARE~USA~GBR~JPN&region=World

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 337 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,214 See in context

9,580 is so few tests.

you gotta make it a 100 orders of magnitude to be of any significance.

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Posted in: Suga denies ethics scandal pushed him to skip press conference See in context

He lied to protect ex-PM Abe, piped money to Dentsu, GoToTravel fiasco, Fukushima spilling waste, ...and a big etc.

after all of that regrettable mistakes, he'll be taken down just for having dinner with a female co-worker.

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Posted in: Paul McCartney memoir due out in November See in context

I wanna read the part that explains his experience in Japan.

He has imprisoned and later deported in 1980 for marijuana possession.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 340 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,025 See in context

the percentages defeat all logic, day by day goes randomly from 10% to 65%

is there any statistics expert that can make any sense of this mess?

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic torch relay scheduled to begin in one month — without cheering See in context

Olympics will be a reminder of how badly handled was the pandemic.

And Japan surge in infections will be there greatest world record.

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