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Posted in: Wear a mask? Even with 20,000 dead, some New Yorkers don't See in context

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..

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 23 new coronavirus cases; number below 100 for 5th day in row See in context

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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Posted in: Abe asks citizens to be more diligent on social distancing See in context

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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Posted in: Australia defends choice of remote detention center to house locals evacuated from Wuhan See in context

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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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

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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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

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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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

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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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

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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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

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

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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

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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Posted in: Banned from internet or not? Does Ghosn's tweet violate bail terms? See in context

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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Posted in: 'I have names' - Ghosn vows to clear his name in trial See in context

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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Posted in: Japan's stance on Venezuela remains vague See in context

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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Posted in: Japanese whalers discuss plan to resume commercial hunt July 1 See in context

An overwhelming diplomatic victory for Japan in restarting commercial whaling.

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Posted in: Tokyo court denies Ghosn's latest bail request See in context

But but but he promised not to flee and destroy evidence! Lol Carlos is Ghosn

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Posted in: Ghosn again asks for bail; promises not to flee, pay for security guards See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn re-arrested for aggravated breach of trust See in context

I guess when Ghosn spoke of "restoring honor" he was talking about restoring the honor among thieves. He is forever disgraced

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Posted in: Ghosn to be detained for another 10 days; Nissan board to vote on his dismissal See in context

Good to hear he will be detained until charged.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi CEO says it will be tough to manage car alliance without Ghosn See in context

Well done to Japan for showing that no one is above the law, even top CEOs. Enjoy your time in jail Carlos!

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Posted in: Teachers reprimanded for using Japanese imperial flag and apparent war propaganda on school test See in context

Yeah yeah, there will always be someone out there who gets triggered by something, no matter how trivial or benign. It's time to grow up and bring this flag back

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Posted in: U.N. body urges lasting Japan solution to 'comfort women' issue See in context

Not this again. The UN has to be careful here lest they disgrace themselves as much as South Korea has by bringing this up like a spurned ex-girlfriend every 3 weeks. The UN still has a function to play in the world, but they are putting their reputation and credibility at risk by going down this silly path and endorsing unproven allegations

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Posted in: U.S., Mexico reach NAFTA deal, turning up pressure on Canada See in context

Haha wow, Canada is really getting thrashed these days.. It looks like they're going to have to swallow a pretty bad deal with a smile

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Posted in: Self-driving taxi with paying passengers tested in Tokyo in world first See in context

Good to hear real world applications of self-driving tech has begun. There are a lot of people here bizarrely hostile to the progress of technology, but thankfully there is nothing anyone can do to stop the march of progress. AI *will** *replace unskilled labour, there is nothing that can stop it.

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Posted in: Japanese fleet catches 177 whales in latest hunt See in context

Good to hear it was such a good catch! The resumption of commercial whaling is just around the corner as whale stocks have proven to be more than enough. In fact they should probably even be culled due to overpopulation of whales and pressure on the lower food chain. Good to see the Nordics upping their quotas too

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Posted in: Trump cites woman murdered by illegal alien at West Virginia rally See in context

How many Iraqis were killed by USA govt? Forgot.

Are you implying that because the US invaded Iraq, this girl deserved to be abducted and murdered? If so, what a foul comment and this is what drives people into the anti-immigrant camp

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Posted in: AI robots to help teach English in 500 classrooms next year See in context

This is great news! A good amount of technical disruption is definitely needed in the language learning industry, and long overdue. Just like all other industries disrupted by tech, the old ways of doing things are over

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Posted in: Tsukiji fish market to stop tourist tuna viewings See in context

This is a pragmatic move. Tsukiji is a place of work, not a place for tourists to take seflies and lick fish on sale like morons

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Posted in: Japanese firms reluctant to hire unskilled foreign laborers: poll See in context

Not sure what the problem here is. Obviously all companies would prefer skilled foreign workers, rather than unskilled. These workers aren't likely to stay in Japan long term, so why would companies want to spend their valuable time and money investing in foreign unskilled labour?

Australia does the exact same thing with its point based system for skilled foreigners

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Posted in: Emperor expresses deep remorse; Abe vows never to repeat horrors of war See in context

Great words by the PM and Emperor, and good to see people and MPs honouring the heroic war dead at Yasukuni

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Posted in: S Korea marks first 'comfort women' day See in context

Heard the same drivel over and over again, South Korea has permanently lost respect and face in my eyes. I can never trust them again

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