Ex_Res comments

Posted in: Japan chases 300 North Korean boats out of fishing grounds See in context

No, Japan is correct to deploy the Japan Coast Guard. This is common practice when a nation's EEZ or territorial water is economically violated.

Out of curiosity, what other countries have an EEZ?

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Posted in: Trump says U.S. agency will begin removing millions of illegal immigrants next week See in context

Wow! He's gone nuts. No president ever has been able to do this. I speculate that he saw Germany overrun and wants to avoid that.

He has not gone nuts. Aboit time a President was able to do this. I speculate he sees how Japan eals with illegal immigrants, and has learnt from this.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan See in context

Tokyo Olympic CEO reminds visitors that cannabis is banned in Japan

I think that this could be aimed at Japanese sellers, and actually warning foriegn visitors not to buy cannabis from anybody in Japan.

But of course, Japanese don't do that. So it must be aimed at foriegn residents residing in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's detention center gives foreign media a look See in context

Japan's system of refusing bail while suspects await trial, often for months, has drawn international criticism as "hostage justice."

Japans CCP (Crimonal Code of Practice) under the constitution spacifically states that all susprcts awaiting trail are entitled to bail.

The reason why this is being disregarded is that judges in Japan judges decide bail. Judges are appointed for a two year tenure by the Justice Ministry. The Justice Minister is nearly always a prosecutor. J-judges are basically scared.

Incidently, safety is a very poor excuse for keeping "inmates" in solitary. This isolation could explain Japans high (68℅) re-offending rate.

It is well known in most countries the effect that isolation has upon a persons mental health.

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Posted in: 19-year-old arrested for stalking 9-year-old girl See in context

From the information given in his artical, nothing of a sexual nature was said or done.

My gut feeling is that the 19 year old has mental deficiency issues, which need to be addessed.

I just hope that police / prosecutors will not force a false confession out of him.

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Posted in: Japan's commercial whaling to restart July 1 after 3-decade hiatus See in context

What Japan does in it's own territorial waters is Japans business.

And if the Japanese government wish to subsidise an ailing industry, it is Japans business.

At the end of the day, the Japanese comsumer will determine the fate of the industry.

I look forward to seeing the conclusions of Japans research over the past few decades, and how it will benefit mankind.

I yhink that in this case, the Japanese are better being confined to Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife appeals to Trump for help in U.S. media interview See in context

I think it’s not really a help from TRUMP that she wants,

it’s the global attention! By calling on to Trump, he’ll TWEET. about the call and for sure the Tweet will go viral, then it will creat global attention and public opinion.

Maybe you are right. I will however shred more light on Japans human rights abuses, and it's appauling standards of justice.

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Posted in: Trump lavished with royal pomp and pageantry on state visit to UK See in context

I was just trying to inject a little humor into the occasion of Trump's pompous State visit (that most Brits find rather ghastly).

Do most British people find State occasions ghastly?

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Posted in: Trump lavished with royal pomp and pageantry on state visit to UK See in context

@ ex_Res

The war I was referring to was not the one that ended before Trump was born and about which, one may safely assume, he knows next to nothing, but the war in which McCain did his bit bombing and shooting up the Vietnamese while Trump dodged bullets and STDs by staying stateside on a doctor's note nursing his bone spurs.

The UK was not involved in the vietnam war, therefore the subject would not be brought up by Her Majesty, the Royal Family, other guests and staff.

Nor would any of the other issues mentioned as they do not concern Her Majesty or politics in the UK.

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Posted in: Trump lavished with royal pomp and pageantry on state visit to UK See in context

The Brits have centuries of experience putting on flattering shows of pomp and spectacle. Royal protocol requires first and foremost prudence and propriety. The staff, guests and members of the royal family were under strict orders to keep smiling while sporting a stiff upper lip, and on no account to mention the war, bone spurs, John McCain or the porn star. Sorted!

The war was mentioned. Donald Trump paid tribute to all those who fought in the war from the US and UK.

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Posted in: Trump lavished with royal pomp and pageantry on state visit to UK See in context

I know Trump supporters don't understand how the world of employment works, but: people can take the day off work.

I think Trump supporters know very well how the world of employment works. President Trumps policies are creating thousands of jobs.

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Posted in: Trump lavished with royal pomp and pageantry on state visit to UK See in context

I think that President Trumps speech was a credit to the USA.

A great President and a great Queen together.

Good to see. To the two or three people protesting - "Have'nt you got jobs to go to"?

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Posted in: Interrogation recording in serious cases becomes mandatory in Japan See in context

A small step in the right direction, but Japan still has a long way to go, to having a 21 st century, democratic, fair, accountable justice system.

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Posted in: Suspect's motive for Kawasaki knife attack remains unclear See in context

I hope I'm wrong about this, but part of me wonders if this school was targeted out of a hatred of outside religious and/or foreign influence.

That though crossed my mind to, and probably many others siliently. Mind you, Japan has had a diversity of religions for a couple of hundred years, and always had foriegn influence. As most commrntators suggest, I don't think we will ever really know.

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Posted in: Footage of Kawasaki knife attack recorded by school bus dashcam See in context

It is probably worth considering that the family of the assailant are also in a great deal of distress, and would not want the footage to be made public.

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Posted in: Footage of Kawasaki knife attack recorded by school bus dashcam See in context

The public has a right to that footage. It contains images that are prevalent in our society and we have the right to view it and use it as we see fit.

The footage is not public property at the moment as it is evidence to a police inquiry.

The footage probably shows a girl and man being killed, and other girls being injuried and naturally frightened and distressed. Out of respect for the victims and their families, I do not think that this footage should be made public.

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Posted in: Trump expects Japan's military to reinforce U.S. in Asia and beyond See in context

I don't think Japan is anywhere near ready yet to deploy it's armed forces beyond the borders of Japan.

Although Japan is "in the world", Japan is still not "of the world".

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Posted in: Old partner Nissan left sidelined by Renault-Fiat merger See in context

Karma

Karma indeed. In fact it's poetic justice, with an added bonus. The world is becoming enlighted to Japans good for nothing justice system.

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Posted in: Remains of 925 unknown Japanese war dead added to national cemetery See in context

........ and let's not forget over 300 allied Pow buried by the kempetai inside the Sado mines.

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Posted in: Bill banning parents from physically punishing children to be enacted See in context

As a child I was hit many times, and I knew why. Most of it was not abuse. A child can tell the difference.

I was never hit as a child either. I was occasionally slapped if I misbehaved, and did not heed the final verbal warning.

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Posted in: Families of Japanese abducted by N Korea hope meeting Trump will help See in context

President Trump has indicated that he already has raised this issue with Kim Jong Un. I am sure that President Trump is doing his best to keep the assurances he gave to PM Abe.

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Posted in: Australian tourist arrested over graffiti around Kamogawa River in Kyoto See in context

I seem to recall that some years ago the statue at Kamakura was defaced by paint. I cannot remember if anybody was ever arrested, charged and sentenced, but this Australian should be given the same punishment.

Japans constitutional clauses state "all persons".

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Posted in: Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court See in context

This is a joke, prosecutors are being used to solve an internal dispute.

Prosecutors are part of a tool in what is becoming apparent to be a classic Japanese scam.

This one is backfiring bigtime though.

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Posted in: Former Nissan chairman Ghosn appears in Tokyo court See in context

After seeing this I hope I am never accused of a crime in Japan.

Maybe anybody visiting Japan (including Olympic athletes) should consider a crash course in SERE training before they come.

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Posted in: Would former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest be a factor in whether or not you decide to buy a Nissan car in the future? See in context

I will never buy a Nissan again, in fact anything Japanese has dropped down my list whenever possible. I don't like Pearl Harbour tactics.

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Posted in: 9 teenage boys arrested for attacking, robbing 40-year-old man See in context

What has happened to the Japan I once knew many years ago?

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Posted in: Lawyer for Ghosn slams 'outrageous' rules on seeing wife See in context

The lawyers are exaggerating. You don't need one year to start the trial, you can finish it by tomorrow. Settle it outside of the court, as simple as that.

Why settle out of court? In other words keep Ghosn hostage while Nissan can milk him with exaggerated compensation settlements. (Mrs. Ghosn, don't allow Nissan or anyone for that matter, to communicate with you. Japanese will record the conversation and take ot to the prosecutor as evidence. Trust me, I have seen it done).

Japans so-called justice system is on trail. Lets all see the verdict. Sham law, and scam law.

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Posted in: Lawyer for Ghosn slams 'outrageous' rules on seeing wife See in context

Prosecution: "We're almost there boys"

Yes, and this is where things can get really nasty in Japan. Nisan will probably want money now.

Do not under-estimate the lengths that they will go to in order to get it.

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Posted in: Lawyer for Ghosn slams 'outrageous' rules on seeing wife See in context

The tough terms of his bail mean he needs court permission to visit his wife Carole, whom prosecutors believe has made contact with people involved in the case against the tycoon.

Whats to say that people involved in the against Mr. Ghosn are not trying to contact Ghosn's wife. Nissan for example are seeking exaggerated compensation Mrs.Ghosn should not answer her telephone to anybody.

"This is a clear violation of our own constitution as well as a violation of the human rights treaty, which our government ratified... (a) long time ago," he added.

Absolutly. What is extremely disturbing is that a judge rubber stamped this.

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Posted in: Kono to ask foreign media to switch order of Japanese names See in context

In some countries they drive on the left, in others on the right. Nobody needs to change, we all work around it.

In some countries, when writing the date it works: Day/Month/Year, in othrrs it works : Month/Day/Year. Nobody needs to change, we all work around it.

In some countries they put the surname first, in others the Christian name first. Nobody needs to change, we all work around it.

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