It's a farce because it's the equivalent of a white-collar misdemeanor at best. It certainly is NOT the major criminal case the Japanese prosecutors are trying to paint it to be. Their lack of prosecution of the Japanese executives of Nissan who also were party to all this indicates they know as such, but are purposely going after Kelly because he's non-Japanese. Hence, farce.
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Kelly is a hostage and his case is a farce, and I'm glad somebody of the status of a Senator and former Ambassador is pointing out the obvious.
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While it does look esthetically pleasing from the outside, you'd need to shout to be heard and it's got to be impractical for eating, not to mention it probably reflects light making it harder to see people. But I guess the biggest problem is that an infinitesimal number of people actually need protecting from in this manner.
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Korea is even worse than Japan for the bullying bukatsu type "leadership". But two Korean managers in a row makes me wonder if some cross-cultural animosity amplified their approach.
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The defense team had asked that the sentence be quashed and Shibuya acquitted
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Eta?! I know the variant is named as such from the Greek letter, but as it's also the derogatory term Japanese used (still use?) to use to describe the burakumin underclass, this probably won't go down well here.
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Guess I won't be buying any for my kids then. But hey, at least some otaku is happy, right?
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Mizuho has the most incompetent IT department. The FSA admonitions have proven to be toothless, Mizuho doesn't really care to spend more on better quality IT, and they're too big to be sanctioned in any meaningful way. And notice that since it's domestic IT they can't even pull the usual "blame the foreign company" routines that have been adopted by others in the past.
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A bit surprising that Suga-san had the time to meet the spouse of the vice president. Maybe Aso-san's level or below would be more appropriate.
Exactly. Strange protocol decision, but I can only assume Japan thinks it needs to kowtow and show the US the proper level of respect.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Given how quickly they capture molestors and pickpockets using video surveillance, and given this was in the middle of Tokyo, I imagine they'll have this guy in custody soon enough. Massive failure if they don't.
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China accusing Canada of doing exactly what they are trying to do: unduly interfere and influence another country's justice system.
But China is too arrogant to realize that all of this posturing is just making them look worse and worse in the eyes of the world. Instead, they think it makes themselves look strong.
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I've been commuting to Tokyo station for over a decade using that exact exit but never even noticed ... thanks for the interesting history lesson!
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So let me get this straight, this guy got slammed and officially punished by his company for saying there should be a rethink over the prevalence of extreme sexual content in manga? Wow Japan, tell me how you really feel! Great example of the honne trumping the tatemae if there ever was one. And people wonder why gender inequality persists...
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They met at a "members-only club" ... shorthand for a happening bar.
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Amazing how quickly the wheels of justice can turn when it suits them. I've seen murder cases take longer and the guilty get less time.
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The Olympians are at greater risk from the Japanese public than the other way around.
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Straight up mafioso tactics by the J-govt.
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I think this sums up perfectly everything that is wrong with Japanese attempts at innovation. What talent there may be is squandered on crap like this.
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Easy way to get the truth and bypass all these coverup attempts: ask the Harvard fund what happened.
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Should named them Thunder & Lightning Bolt.
His first daughter is already named Lightning!
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Greatest Olympian ever. Legend.
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¥2 million a year? Haha, no. More like ¥6 million would be my guess, what with the boarding school setup.
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Lots of people are out and about. If anything, these measures have served to concentrate more people into less space in less of a time window.
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"Mass" vaccination center? That picture clearly shows otherwise. The local drivers license center can handle 10 times more people than that.
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FINALLY, FINALLY they are doing something to save innocent, brave lives who only want democracy.
No, they haven't done anything, it's just talk at the moment, a declaration that they will "kento" it. I'll believe it when I see it, and I certainly will not be holding my breath.
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