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Posted in: Ghosn indicted on aggravated breach of trust charge See in context

At this rate, the charges are going to be coming even after Ghosn's trial!

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Posted in: Suzuki recalls 2 mil vehicles in Japan over faulty data, improper inspections See in context

Yeah, but which models?

All, presumably.

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Posted in: Japanese museum show tries to clean up poop's image See in context

Is the aroma included for authenticity?

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Posted in: Man sues parents for getting rid of his vast porn collection See in context

These jazz mags likely weren't the ones one might use for a bit of light relief: they were almost certainly collectors' items, thus an investment worth a pretty penny.

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Posted in: Michelle Obama charms British audience with praise for Queen Elizabeth See in context

I was looking out over the city, London, a beautiful city, and the thing I love about it is it is truly representative of true international diversity,

Indeed it is, but not in the way you mean, Michelle.

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Posted in: Ex-Japanese envoy to Iran faces complaint over sexual offense See in context

I can understand how this woman is justifiably outraged and Komano should definitely face the consequences of his actions, but acute stress reaction?

Lawyer speak - the woman's looking for compo, probably supplemental to what was paid at the time.

A lot of these oyajis act entitled around women, and especially young women, but there is a certain kind of woman who will use her feminine charms to influence men - particularly ones in positions of power. The fact that she is still after money makes me wonder whether he didn't perform his part of the bargain.

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

...taking her passport by definition implies that they confine her in Japan and prevent her from her free movement. On what legal basis?

Because they can. Japanese society is based on power structures at every level. The cops are just reminding Mrs. Ghosn of who is wearing the trousers.

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

Whoever Ghosn has upset draws a lot of water. The message is that if necessary we’ll get at you through your family.

If I were Mrs. Ghosn, I’d be hiding in the French (?) embassy.

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Posted in: May gambles on talks with Labour to unlock Brexit, enraging her own party See in context

Remaining in the EU means:

Joining the Euro,

More EU regulation,

An EU Army,

Fiscal alignment (no control of your own finances),

No democracy ("The post democratic age"),

Loss of any veto on policy,

Rule from a politburo, not an elected parliament,

A European President,

Unelected leaders,

Government by the EU Civil Service,

No control over fishing,

No British parliament,

EU foreign policy,

Uncontrolled immigration,

Dissolution of the UK as a country,

Napoleonic Law,

EU security services,

EU Police,

Eternal left wing government,

The UN Migration Pact,

Cultural displacement,

German hegemony,

A car crash economy,

...and...

Virtually no influence over any of the above

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Posted in: Popular Tokyo cherry blossom-viewing park increases admission prices by 150% See in context

They’ll only make more money if they can ensure that the ticketing staff don’t trouser the receipts.

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Posted in: S Korean court orders Mitsubishi Heavy Industries asset seizure over WWII forced labor See in context

Japan must recognise the current RoK administration as hostile and make the appropriate preparations.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

Book banning is only one rung on the ladder away from book burning. Let Tarrant’s manifesto be disseminated and stand on its own merits - surely if it’s a load of tosh people will see it for what it is and laught at it.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

Why are you so offended?

White nationalism is corrosive and dangerous. 

Islamism is corrosive and dangerous.

Weasel words.

While your argument is of course superficially seductive, it completely overlooks quantities of scale.

Your argument is no more meaningful than someone saying “Speeding is dangerous, so are lions, therefore we should condemn both speeding drivers and lions.”

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

Islamists and white nationalists are two groups whose ideologies need to be shredded.

This is just about the lost disgustigly offensive false equivalence I have had the misfortune to read in a very long time.

Hang your head in shame.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

How depressingly predictable it is that liberals would use the actions of this maniac to clamp down on freedom of speech.

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Posted in: New Zealand mosque killings spark debate over free speech See in context

Watch this law spread to include other things the NZ government doesn’t like.

It’s a very slippery slope.

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Posted in: Osaka left to regret 'immaturity' in loss to Hsieh See in context

Hsieh's coach is also her boyfriend? Hmm, that doesn't sound like the best idea.

It goes on all the time.

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Posted in: Osaka left to regret 'immaturity' in loss to Hsieh See in context

She should have retained the services of her former coach, and also paid off her junior coach as promised.

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Posted in: Gasoline station robbed of ¥2.9 million See in context

Don't they have drop safes in Japan? I remember working in a gas station and never having access to that kind of money - maybe a couple of grand if the tills were stuffed and we hadn't had the opportunity to do a drop during a rush.

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Posted in: ANA takes delivery of first Airbus A380 See in context

The only thing done by ANA more idiotic than this purchase was putting RR engines on their 787 fleet.

True - Rolls have had their problems, but none of their products have made whopping great holes in the ground.

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Posted in: Disney stops selling, producing 'Frozen' Blu-rays in Japan as Pierre Taki drug arrest fallout continues See in context

It’s been less than a week since Japanese musician and actor Pierre Taki (legal name Masanori Taki) was arrested on charges of cocaine use/possession. As is the norm in the Japanese entertainment industry, 

LOL!

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Posted in: Closing time? Japan's convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labor crunch See in context

The article outlines three problems that the industry is facing:

a) staff shortages.

b) a change in shopping habits (internet shopping).

c) over proliferation of stores.

A wage increase may resolve (a), but (b) and (c) require consolidation. Whether that means getting rid of the night shift in some cases, and closing stores in others, is for the industry to decide.

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Posted in: Kondo vs Trump: Make Cleaning Great Again See in context

@kenji

OCD is no joke for most sufferers and their loved ones. Fortunately for Kondo, she found a way to monetise her illness.

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Posted in: 2 Japanese men arrested in Cambodia for allegedly killing taxi driver See in context

I feel a Tarantino movie in the making...

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Posted in: Trump slammed for silence on white supremacist threat See in context

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t!

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Posted in: Trump downplays white nationalism threat after NZ mosque massacre See in context

I hate to break it to you all, but not everything is about Donald Trump.

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Posted in: Ferry operator apologizes over collision with apparent marine animal See in context

”White object”? Basking polar bear? Obese gull? Lighthouse?

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Posted in: Malaysian court frees woman accused of murdering N Korean leader's half-brother See in context

Poker face is for someone hiding something.

Yes. It's for hiding the fact that she was, unwittingly or not, complicit in someone's murder, and is now delighted that she got off scot-free.

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Posted in: Malaysian court frees woman accused of murdering N Korean leader's half-brother See in context

She is relieved and happy to be free. It is normal to smile hearing such good news.

Aisyah was nevertheless complicit in the murder of Jong Nam. Maintaining a poker face in public would be more dignified.

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Posted in: Safety of Boeing's MAX 8 in question after Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes, killing 157 See in context

All four of the last major airline crashes have been Boeings.

Instead of building a clean sheet design, Boeing have retrofitted the 737 to such an extent it’s now a modern day Comet. De Havilland at least had the excuse hathey were right at the bleeding edge of then state-of-the-art jet tech - what’s Boeing’s excuse?

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