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Christopher Glen comments

Posted in: What to do about the Tokyo Olympics? See in context

And you miss the point - athletes are not training. While Japan is still focussed on the Olympics it can’t fight the virus.

Doing both can’t happen. Postpone

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

They’re waiting till Monday? Why not now???

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Posted in: S Korea protests over Japan's virus travel restrictions See in context

Why are they still including the tally from the cruise ship? Those people have been repatriated, and are counted among their own countries’ tallies.

And also, way too late.

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Posted in: Gov't panel, responding to criticism, says cruise ship not designed to be hospital See in context

Cambodia could have managed the crisis more competently

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Posted in: Abe urges people with cold-like symptoms to avoid work, school See in context

Good luck Abe. The Japanese work ethic being what it is, I find that unlikely

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Posted in: Professor denies he was pressured to remove videos on virus-hit ship See in context

Heaven forbid the government is made to look bad. (Sarcasm)

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers committed but vague on virus countermeasures See in context

"Soap in the restrooms with adequate hand-drying facilities would be a start."

Even when soap is there, not many people use it. Hopefully virus fears will force a change in thinking.

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Posted in: Japanese manners videos show how to be a 'really cool' traveller in Japan See in context

"I was told it was rude to blow your nose in public, etc."

Better than snorting and sniffing on the train

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Posted in: Japan may expand ban on foreigners from China amid virus outbreak See in context

Blanket ban

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Posted in: Japanese manners videos show how to be a 'really cool' traveller in Japan See in context

"Japanese people need more manners I think"

Bingo!

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Posted in: France beat England 24-17 in Six Nations See in context

No doubt a bit of psychological background from Brexit played a part with French motivation

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Posted in: Gov't asks people to be wary of rumors amid virus outbreak See in context

Wipes and masks are already sold out in many places. Like with typhoons, people are overreacting a little too much.

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Posted in: Abe eyes Moscow visit in May for WWII anniversary See in context

"Does he think the Russians will then return the islands to Japan?"

Probably

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Posted in: Prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Ghosn, 3 Americans over his escape See in context

Shutting the door after the horse has bolted

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Posted in: Prosecutors probe 2 Americans for allegedly helping Ghosn escape See in context

"Since the US is one of two countries that Japan has an extradition treaty with the prosecutors will just ask the the US to extradite them".

I imagine the two men are in a non-extradition country by now, and have been paid handsomely to do so for their help.

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Posted in: Nose-blowing and face masks provide deep insight into Japan’s social norms See in context

"But why is booger mining in public exempt from this constraint?"

Good question. That and uncovered coughing

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Posted in: Lebanon, Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate See in context

"I'd spill ALL the beans I could and name EVERYONE and show all the files now. "

I have a feeling that's his trump card against extradition.

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Posted in: Lebanon, Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate See in context

"There is no way Lebanon will release Ghosn to face the farce known as, Japanese Justice. Therefore, Japan has 40 days to put-up or shut-up and p-off!"

Yep. Getting interesting. If they can provide no evidence to Lebanon within that time, the case will basically get dropped.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Perhaps. But I get the feeling that another press conference by Ghosn during the Olympics might get something done.

The last thing Japan wants is a negative spotlight during their much-heralded Olympics.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday it was "extremely regrettable".

How they love this phrase

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

The only thing that has changed between Japan's pre-war and postwar systems is they are no longer allowed to physically torture people.

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

“he powers that be are still playing to a gullible public by glamorizing a young politician who has done basically nothing but live in privilege.”

Agreed

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

He's an LDP blue blood, who is only famous because his dad was PM.

Congrats nonetheless.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

shows the absolute bias and discrimination of the joke that is the Japanese justice system!

Yep

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

As time passed and I got better and better at detecting sincerity (very important in Japan) and just generally becoming more wise from experience

THIS

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Mrs Ghosn is right on the money

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

But great for absentee Japanese dads who had no time for their kids before their divorces and certainly can't be bothered with them afterwards. They're the ones who can vote, so no politicians are ever going to care about tiresome foreigners who aren't welcome here anyway and harping on about their ridiculous foreign notions of "individual rights."

Precisely!

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

It was also not clear why he was arrested more than a month after the illegal entry, or why he had been detained for so long. An earlier request for bail was denied on grounds that he could destroy evidence or flee the country.

He's hardly likely to do so while being unable to see his children. If anything he has all the more reason to stay in Japan. That reasoning is nonsense. Poor man

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

"When he told me that 'two hours or three hours later, after your arrest, Saikawa went in a press conference and made his infamous statement where he said, you know, 'I am horrified, but what I'm learning...' So when he told me he made these statements, I said 'Oh my God this is a plot.'"

So therefore Saikawa knew about the over-compensation, because he himself was receiving it. But when called out, all he had to do was apologise and resign, all forgiven.

Complete nonsense.

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

The latest is Hollywood is interested. Going to be tricky unless he elaborates on his escape. Getting Japanese actors to agree also...

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