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Posted in: Abe planning trips to Europe, North America in late April See in context

Sorry Akie, but me thinks Abe and leadership are mutually exclusive terms.

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Posted in: Nissan's governance committee says Ghosn had too much power See in context

Stating the obvious is supposed to make us say, "aaahhh...?" There should be a complete house cleaning at the top including Saikawa. Incompetence and if not that, then professional negligence. Stockholders should be up in arms. Whose hanko is on the internal and external audits since Ghosn became CEO/

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Posted in: Abe may meet Trump in April: officials, media See in context

Golf and party at Mar a Lago, kiss up, then, agree to cost + 50% to pay for U.S. security. Then talk about N. Korea and Japanese kidnapped vicitms for about 5 minutes and agree to automobile manufacturing demands. Meanwhile Akie drinks up all the great wine from the personal Trump collection! Golden week retreat at tax payers' expense.

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Posted in: Abe renews commitment to constitutional reform See in context

Better take care of the dwindling birth rate and aging population first. Where's your revenue stream going to come from for all your defense toys and whose going to man these? Wait, I know, you're going to use the same ol' story. Increase the consumption tax to 10% and tax the heck out of old people who live on a fixed income and then you're going to develop AI robots right? All the while, the same ol' farts run the government and live off everyone's taxes. Abenomics 101.

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Posted in: Frugal consumers, higher costs take fizz out of Japan's food stocks See in context

Good point jcapan! The producers should start thinking about internal excess cost like packaging before simply hiking the product price. I would like to see a study of what percentage of the retail price goes to packaging.

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Posted in: Court rejects call to halt nuclear reactor in western Japan See in context

Everyone remember that name, Judge Akira Onose.

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Posted in: Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Motors form new board See in context

That logo in the back sure looks like Adobe Acrobat. Not exactly the same, but neither was the old Tokyo Olympics logo.

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Posted in: Epileptic driver of wheel loader that hit and killed 11-year-old girl gets 7 years in prison See in context

A wheeled loader is considered heavy equipment so this guy was on epilepsy meds and was still able to get his license, and the company he worked for let him work. The police also said that he was in an accident prior, but the article doesn't say if they knew about his epilepsy. I guess no one knew and the guy of course understood that it would be difficult to get a good job if anyone knew so he hid his condition. There's a broken system and the result is the death of an innocent victim. Is this "tough" road traffic law really going to solve the underlying issue or is it just going to drive more people with conditions into hiding? This really is sad.

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Posted in: The art and science of Japan's cherry blossom forecasting See in context

Don't' get me wrong, I think they are beautiful and I understand the cultural implications, but me thinks it's much ado about nothing.

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Posted in: Suspected abuse of record-high 80,100 children reported in Japan in 2018 See in context

This is a deeply rooted problem that needs more safety nets, pro-active intervention and counseling and therapy for not only the victims but also the perpetrators. Most people who abused were themselves abused and the cycle needs to be broken.

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Posted in: More details emerge over fatal abuse of 10-year-old girl by father See in context

The children are being killed, committing suicide, and screaming out for help and the system fails them. For a country that desperately needs its future generation, it sure isn't doing much to secure its future.

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Posted in: Man gets 16 years in prison for Osaka road rage murder in 2018 See in context

What a joke. A terrible joke. Chased the kid for a minute then killed him. Prosecution seeks 18 years and the sentence is 16? The car was used as a weapon so if someone ran and chased another person with an axe for a minute then killed them, they would get 16 years? Go figure.

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Posted in: JOC chief 'did not know' of lobby firm's links to middle man: investigators See in context

For someone who holds the purse strings, at best, he's inept and incompetent for not doing his due diligence.

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Posted in: About 40 dogs burned to death at Nara breeding facility See in context

Adopt, don't buy. Put an end to this business!

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Posted in: Families of detained Yasukuni Shrine protesters seek China's help See in context

And how would the Chinese police react if someone started a fire in Tiananmen Square?

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Posted in: Actress Yoshiko Mita’s son gets suspended sentence after 4th arrest for using stimulant drugs See in context

How about mandatory addiction counseling to go along with two years of community service?

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Posted in: Global arms firms show off wares in Japan See in context

Ha! And with Japan's dwindling and aging population who is gong to fly and man these new toys?

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Posted in: Auditor said to have questioned Nissan on payments to Ghosn See in context

Of course the auditor would have noticed. A company as large as Nissan would have both internal and external audits and if their findings were not further investigated by Saikawa and others they should also be held accountable.

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Posted in: With Ghosn in rear-view mirror, Nissan faces new tests See in context

Saikawa and the other corporate officers need to be fired for this fiasco as well. Did he read the internal and external audits? No corporate governance, this didn't happen in a vacuum.

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Posted in: Japan urges cooperation with ASEAN on N Korea, environment See in context

Japan should set an example and take the initial step in reducing the use of plastic. There is absolutely too much unnecessary plastic packaging in Japan.

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Posted in: Abe says he won't force sales tax hike if economic conditions worsen See in context

Hey dude, I thought your Abenomics was supposed to cure the economic woes?

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Posted in: 10,000 or 1,0000? Japanese schools are starting to move commas on big numbers, but why? See in context

Idiocy. Stop messing with numbers and also start using normal years like 2018 instead of years based on the emperor's reign.

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Posted in: Journalist freed from Syria returns to Japan to relief, rice balls and criticism See in context

And as you sit there mindlessly on the train reading the news it never occurred to you to what extent journalists go to so that there can be some semblance of truth for posterity. Throw stones while you see and read the news from the comfort of your mundane world while there is real suffering all around. Yes, he did it on his own, and he accepted and suffered the consequences, but the real issue is the protection of journalists and aid workers in a war zone. And to Kawako, would you be saying the same thing to Sawada, Kyoichi and his Pulitzer prize?

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Posted in: Quake shock absorber maker says products may have been used nationwide See in context

Ha ha, Fukuwa at Nagoya Univ played down the problem! Says that falsification of the data was not a major issue! Same could be said of the nukes in Fukushima before 3/11 right? Everyone played down the issue. If the data was falsified, what else was falsified? What about the testing methodology, what about the actual installation? It goes on and on, it's not just about the data, and if investigators stop there, then they should also be held responsible for not going to the heart of the matter. So is this going to delay the completion of the Olympics venues? Made in Japan....right. Those days are gone.

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Posted in: Kanye West delivers surreal Oval Office show See in context

When sailing on a ship of fools, mutiny is a means to survival, lest you sail in circles only to await the end. Don't mind my comment, "it was from the soul, I was just channeling it..."

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Posted in: Tokyo braces for potential rat infestation after Tsukiji fish market closure See in context

Agree with Jeff Huffman. Katz have always been used throughout history to control rats. It would be a good way to have a new appreciation for our feline friends instead of only the artificial, faddish obsession with cats.

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Posted in: Cat Cafe Mocha in Tokyo shuts down after cats die from feline parvovirus outbreak See in context

Another concern that I have is that cats are the trend in Japan now, so what happens after the fad? Fads die fast in Japan.

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Posted in: Ruling party lawmaker says LGBT couples lack 'productivity' See in context

Is she focusing on "productivity" or on their sexual preference? Either way her reasoning doesn't hold water. First of all, she has only one child so she's also not as productive as she should be. Also, would she hold the same view if her only child comes out and says that they are other than "straight?" C'mon lady, your idiocy is so apparent!

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Posted in: TEPCO to resume TV commercials for 1st time since 2011 Fukushima crisis See in context

The best advertisement would be their actions for compensating the victims. What are they going to show anyways, bright city lights and a vibrant metropolitan scene? Utility cost to the consumers are going to pay for this marketing blitz right?

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Posted in: Abe scraps plan to visit Iran amid Trump's tough line See in context

Sovereign nation? More like SM relationship Abe...

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