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.
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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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Sumitomo Heavy pledged to enforce thorough oversight of its subcontractors moving forward.
What a joke. If they hid from their subcontractor the fact that the components were for weapons, it's completely Sumitomo Heavy's fault. Trying to blame the subcontractor, who were simply trying to provide the best cost estimate, is a typical salaryman ploy.
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"abdominal pain" is Japanese for "urgent diarrhea". It was not something that could be taken care of by peeing in a bottle. The driver dealt with the emergency as best he could.
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I'm with you Blacklabel, it's sad that we have to pay so much. I would actually love to get my tax bill down to 1m/month. But we have to give back, an I like your idea of feeding the less fortunate, I might try that myself.
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Still not much about this on the news in japan.
Imagine though, if it was reversed and the Japanese parent was victim though. It would be wall-to-wall coverage with plenty of head-shaking.
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The staff were the rudest, most disagreeable people I have ever met in all my time in Japan
Well, seeing as it's yakuza-run, I'm not surprised.
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Enjoy your time in jail... what an idiot. Hope the video was worth it.
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Unlike the NBA making a racist owner sell the team a few years back,English football officials don't have the juice to make these foreign businessmen sell their teams.They make too much money and unless there are by-laws that can force them to sell,owners will just ride out the storm of criticism,since the PL is the richest football league in the world.
You think owners should be forced to sell for making (what you feel is too much) money? Haha. The typical English football supporters' sense of entitlement over ownership issues just because they support a club makes me laugh. Unless you have a German-style model, you have no say as a fan, get over it.
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What's (shockingly) not even mentioned in the article is that the current CEO of Toshiba is a former senior executive of CVC. He was initially brought in to shake things up, and if he's going this route I can only guess the resistance he felt to change was too entrenched. Taking it private will allow for the necessary restructuring, but as one of the old-guard lifetime-employment big players in Japan, it will certainly be interesting to watch this clash of cultures play out.
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At least Muji is courageous enough to say something, knowing full well the indignant wrath of the online mob in China could come down at any time. Japanese apparel companies are some of the worst, in that most don't even bother with pretenses about caring, and will switch factories/countries at the drop of a hat if anyone dares increase their costs. The big Japanese shift to Myanmar is case in point, as is their overall general silence on Myanmar, as Japanese business is, generally speaking, solidly pro-military in Myanmar. But I digress.
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Completely agree. Unfortunately, the Canadians are likely too busy trying to avoid offending each other.
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OR....what you could've done was acknowledge his claim and either carpet your home, wear socks or simply try to walk quiter!
I'm living a hard life in a cheap flophouse at the age of 55, and some young punk comes and complains about me "walking loud", so I'm going to go out and spend the last few yen in my pocket to get my room carpeted?! Please. If it escalated to this level, I'm pretty sure the younger guy wasn't making a polite request.
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I saw this guy around Yokohama a few times last year, as his pristine shiny Thai tuk-tuk is not inconspicuous on the grey streets of Japan. He was clearly doing a tour guide service, not unlike the rickshaw guys in Asakusa or Kamakura. Whether he had the proper license I don't know.
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This whole project has been dogged, from the beginning by astounding hubris regarding Japan's so-called technical prowess, both from the J-gov't and from Mitsubishi Heavy, Once they realized they were in beyond their heads, they scrambled to bring in foreign expertise, in the form of rapid hiring and Bombardier, and now they are luckily handed a "divine wind" of sorts in the form of a face-saving excuse to get out without admitting their lack of ability.
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Niconico's rates are about half of those Toyota rates for all classes you mentioned, with their lowest rate 2,420yen for 12 hours. That cheap enough yet?
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Gotta wonder why the Japanese media outlets are falling over themselves with these over-the-top positive portrayals and attempts to humanize him.
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