You can say that again! I came from the States, and yeah lol I won't be going back, far too embarrassing. I regret nothing moving to Japan.
@Merryanne: Oof yeah that's tough.. But glad you're loving your new home, you won't be disappointed. I think this year has really highlighted the underlying weaknesses in a lot of our home countries and unfortunately most of these weaknesses are innate and likely unfixable. So incredibly disappointing..
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So glad Japan is owning this virus, unlike back home in Europe. Won't be going back home for a while that's for sure.
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I agree with Maria. If you're 47 and can't draw 100k from a pot somewhere for an emergency, you're not in for a very rosy retirement, or any sort of retirement.
Oh yeah, if you're even 40 and don't have $100k in savings or assets that can be drawn down on, you are in big trouble and have failed big time
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Too little too late Biden, the BLM riots and looting have cost the Dems this election in my opinion. I think the Dems may have also lost a load of voters permanently due to their arrogance and contempt towards victims of mob violence and looting. It may even turn into a landslide win for Trump. The Democratic party needs some soul searching because it won't ever win in future with such a far left activist wing constantly hijacking and humiliating the party..
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Wait there are foreigners who are still willing and wanting to come back to Japan and live here even after all the humiliation Japan has put them through?! Are they wanting more lol? Desperate times, desperate people I guess..
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Yep too little too late, non-Japanese should know very clearly now that they will always be second class citizens. To be honest, you'd have to be a bit silly or desperate to stay in Japan after this!
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I can't begin to imagine the despair the mother is feeling, but any attack on free speech is a crime against humanity in my view as it is one of the most important freedoms we can have in this dreadful world, just look what's happening to free speech in the US with their cancel culture garbage, a cancerous virus far worse than COVID will ever be.
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Ammonium nitrate again, same as the Tianjin explosion a few years ago. Guess no lessons were learned from that event. What a disaster..
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This will be an absolute disaster for America. With the current third world level of American education, we got Trump, Repubs, Dems, populism, rampant police killings and brutality, protesters against social distancing, armed morons during the pandemic, indiscriminate bashings and lootings, and a virus death and infection toll unmatched in the civilized world.
What on Earth are we going to get with permanent damage to American education? Anyone who believes the hilarious falsehood that we have critical thinking education in the West, needs to get their brain checked for Coronavirus, or they were education in America.
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Japan has a very similar murder rate to most other countries.
Not sure what planet or fantasy world you're living in because of the virus, but Japan's homicide rate is 1/3 the rate of famously safe New Zealand, and 1/2 the rate of comically safe Norway. Japan's murder rate is also 20 times lower than the USA where ordinary citizens are strangled to death and murdered on the streets at will, often by the police who are claiming to protect them. The data will never support you when comparing a developed nation to a failed state like the US.
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For professionals and skilled labor, sure work practices will change for the better. For minimum wagers, language teachers, unskilled labor, nope there won't be any change for them.
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My impression as of late is that lives don't matter to the Japanese government.
US over 100k dead and Europe even more, including bodies on the streets in Europe and even abandoned bodies and soiled patients in Canadian nursing homes. You wouldn't even expect that from a warzone in Syria.
But yeah you're right, the J government doesn't care about lives! LMAO what an amusing and sad joke, and a disgusting insult to all the dead in Europe and America
-5 ( +3 / -8 )
Places that wear masks: East and SE Asia (virus controlled and infections low)
Places that don't wear masks: USA and Europe and other failed states (hundreds of thousands dead with bodies in the streets in Europe and both on the verge of collapse with armed protesters in USA)
I really wish we had better education and more critical thinking and common sense back in our home countries, what an historic embarrassment..
-3 ( +9 / -12 )
Incredible news and congrats! Just shows that Japan has properly learnt from the US and Europe on how not to handle a pandemic! What a catastrophic and moral failure we have seen in Europe and the US, absolute disgrace!
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Almost as dumb as the thousands of Aussies who flocked to Bondi Beach at the height of the pandemic there and the Americans going for Spring Break leading to hundreds of thousands of infections. Not anywhere near that level of shocking stupidity and lack of critical thinking and common sense, but almost as dumb.
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This is the right way, these people surrendered their right to object when they decided to go to Wuhan. They should be interned for far longer than 14 days though and any resistors taken out the back. Well done to the conservative government in Australia, once again showing how incompetent Labour is by objecting to this policy
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And they'll most likely get the arrest warrant too preventing her from travelling abroad for yacht shopping, but the squeaky clean and incorruptible Lebanese won't hand over their beloved fraudsters. The 2 criminals won't be able to leave the country though so that's punishment enough. Hizbullah will ruin Lebanon in the coming years anyway so they got big trouble coming their way. Good to see criminals getting what they deserve
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How is he going to tamper with evidence when he's not even allowed to access the internet??
Wait what, so you now do accept that one of his bail conditions was that he was not allowed access to the internet? Do you also accept that there was a Twitter identity-verified post by him on the internet, as a fact stated in this article, thereby violating his bail? Perhaps a fake news conspiracy by Twitter?
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But its obvious that the government colluded with Nissan to lock him up real quick and try to get a confession
When you say "the government", I assume you also include the French, and possibly even Oman, government too right? You know, the one that is also investigating Ghosn and also handing evidence to the prosecution team in Japan?
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That these are in fact trumped up charges and that japan inc is doing this to prevent him from speaking. He was out on bail. They didn't need to arrest him again. They're doing this to cover their corrupt behinds.
Yeah yeah we get it, it's all conspiracy theories and fake news right?
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Oh so another BS trumped up charge? I see.
Well, he's charged with making illegal payments of his company's money to his mates in shady companies and countries. Doesn't seem at all BS or trumped up and am glad this type of crime is actually prosecuted here. Back home in Germany they would let CEOs off in a heartbeat, so great are the ties to industry
10 ( +15 / -5 )
Then what exactly was he arrested for?
"On Thursday, Ghosn was subjected to a fourth arrest, this time on fresh charges of breach of trust at Nissan in what media reports linked to payments to an Omani vehicle dealer"
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his legal team said he had agreed to a series of conditions, including no access to the internet and that he could only use a computer not linked to the web at his lawyer's office
His bail conditions included no access to the internet. He used the internet while on bail. He is now guilty of breaking his bail conditions. Pretty simple if you ask me
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Yes he should clear his name in the trial, although I suspect he has no chance of winning looking at the incredible charges against him. Shouting out "I have names!" just discredits him further. Glad CEO crimes are actually prosecuted here
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And? The situation in Venezuela is far from clear and could turn to violence at any moment. Regardless, the UN and most of the world still recognizes Venezuela's current autocratic government.
If there is violence in Venezuela, you can bet the Euro nations won't lift a finger to help Guaido
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An overwhelming diplomatic victory for Japan in restarting commercial whaling.
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Promises not to flee? Haha has he gone senile in detention? No Ghosn, you're staying exactly where you are. Promise not to flee.. Haha oh dear
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