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Posted in: GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand See in context

Thailand is a stronghold for Japanese Automakers, & also a major base of trans-factories for their market in Southeast Asia.

Indeed, GM's global sales is in decline for the past 5 years. Sensible decisions when your volume go down by 25% for that period.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/225326/amount-of-cars-sold-by-general-motors-worldwide/

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Posted in: IMF urges gradual consumption tax hike in rapidly graying Japan See in context

I can say that for sure. That the IMF is much more flexible with Japan compared to other first world countries.

Japan is an economic powerhouse, one of the leading, technologically advanced country in Asia Pacific, & 'bigger" country than Spain, all aspects considered.

Of course Japan can "flex" its muscle much more than what Spain is capable of.

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Posted in: WHO names deadly virus from China 'COVID-19' See in context

Like the Spanish flu of 1918-1919?

100 years too late.

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Posted in: Japan is an anomaly among developed economies. The era of coal is ending, but for Japan, it’s proving very difficult to give up an energy source that it has relied on for so long. See in context

so materialistic

I can name at least 5 other developed countries/economies that fare far worse than Japan in this aspect

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Posted in: Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment See in context

comedy value

Brexit has been a farce & low quality comedy for the rest of world too.

Northern Ireland and Scotland to leave the UK

Amen to that!

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Posted in: Apple's banner holiday-season quarter tops projections See in context

Apple is definitely a luxury brand in the developing countries

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Posted in: Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment See in context

Under Brexit Britain will be smaller, whiter, older, less powerful internationally, less prosperous, less relevant, and provide fewer social services. On the other hand, they still have that silly, multi-billion dollar reality show known as "The House of Windsor."

Just roughly 100 years ago, the British Empire was still the largest of its kind before the 21st CE, actively involved in advancing science & technology (while at the same time plundering the resources of its colonies).

But now look at them. No longer a giant in technology or high tech producing country. Politically a divided nation, and seemingly at lost in global political stage.

But it is only natural. Nothing will stay at the top forever. It is cyclical.

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Posted in: 15-year-old boy arrested for attempted murder after beating woman with hammer See in context

I hope he gets the juvenile jail time

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Posted in: Renault, Nissan chief engineers to meet, revive R&D projects See in context

Ghosn destroyed the quality of cars produced by Nissan. Constantly cutting cost over QUALITY!

Wow, the most misleading & fake comment that i've heard in JT for a while.

Ghosn single-handedly rejuvenated Nissan from the brink of bankruptcy more than 20 years ago, & contributed very much to the Japan's Big Three (Toyota, Honda & Nissan) competitiveness, reliability & image as automotive producing country at world stage.

Countless book & study have been made highlighting Ghosn's drive to eliminate wastage & inefficiencies at Nissan prior to that.

Really unjustified prejudice has clouded, or even blinded the mind of some people here in Japan.

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Posted in: Trump peace plan delights Israelis, enrages Palestinians See in context

The Root Cause of All Evil post-1967

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Posted in: French investigators to move ahead with Ghosn prosecution over palace party See in context

We'll see when the evidence is put on the table!

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Posted in: Seattle shooting leaves 1 dead, 7 wounded; suspects at large See in context

Settling a dispute using gun, over a Big Mac...i'm imagining the worst possible reason for the perpetrator to pull out his gun

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

I love Japan and I always defend japan when they are accused wrongly on issues. But this is one area where Japan is clearly in the wrong

Same here. I'm yawning Japan.

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Posted in: Abe strikes conciliatory note on S Korea See in context

Korea is militarily stronger (not) than Japan

The delusion with this statement is so high even after a long hibernation.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

The moral values must have changed a lot in today's world. I am astonished to read that most of the commentators are siding with a shrewd crook and putting the blame on either Nissan or Japanese judicial system. What a world?

Either you didn't read & understand the whole story, or you are just as brainwashed as some of the "sheep".

Name me one Western, developed country that has similar pre-trial detention (extended up to weeks, can be without defense lawyer & very little family contact) method as Japan? Name me just one.

Even "some" developing/developed countries in Asia are far better than Japan in this.

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Posted in: Man arrested for leaving father’s ashes in toilet at Tokyo Station See in context

Funny at the old man that got arrested & comments that the news attracted

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

why can't some people admit that ghosn isn't exactly totally innocent here?

No, many people do realize that Ghosn is not totally in the right

The report found Saikawa received an excess of around 96.50 million yen ($877,000) before tax via stock appreciation rights, and six other executives were overpaid under the scheme by a total of 57.72 million yen.

And we'll keep banging on for the hypocrisy on Saikawa & other execs possible wrongdoings too. Will the japanese prosecutor take action?

You should know by now, the bigger spotlight is on the japan justice system. Change or ready for criticism.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Ghosn would unwillingly have done such financial misconducts for her gorgeous life .

How many times do we have to say? Innocent until proven guilty!

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

Why is Saikawa not arrested?

Err, he bowed, he apologized, he was let off the hook. Japanese Justice System (Double) Standard?

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

This goes to show just how greedy this vile man is.

Innocent, until proven guilty.

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Posted in: China’s bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus falters See in context

"Ten to 15 years from now, a next-generation C919, or other models developed by COMAC, may become real competitors on the global scene."

Ten to 15 years is 2030-2035. Made in China 2025 is still a pipe dream.

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Posted in: Boeing's ousted CEO departs with $62 mil, even without severance pay See in context

presented him with his own 737 MAX.

Life size replica as a memento. Couldn't have been any better!

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Posted in: Abe meets Saudi king amid tensions in Middle East See in context

Trump's willingness to do the same.

The USA sold a lot of weapons & military equipment to the Saud-led regime, while Japan up until today has a very restrictive exportation of such equipment down to the level of high tech component to produce them.

The hypocrisy level is very high indeed for Uncle Sam.

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Posted in: Seeking justice: The legal risks facing Ghosn See in context

Ghosn has been blaming everyone but himself.

The disgraceful Nissan people in power & Japanese prosecutor have been blaming Ghosn all the way, with disgusting extended detention, not seen anywhere else in the world for such alleged crime. Shame on you all!

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Posted in: Trial opens for man accused of killing 19 at home for disabled See in context

That is why we still have the death penalty in Asia guys!

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Posted in: Abe cancels visit to Middle East amid tensions See in context

I wonder if he will be going to Lebanon?

Funny & irony if he does.

People around the world is focused on the US-Iran conflict (& the wider ME issues), but he'd be shoving his nose there for japan's crappy justice system.

I really hope the next Japan PM can revamp their justice system.

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Posted in: More details emerge on Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

The world is a joke, law is a joke, justice is a joke.

Japan's Justice System is definitely a joke, mochiron desu!

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Posted in: Iraq wants foreign troops out after air strike; Trump threatens sanctions See in context

Then don’t come to us everytime there is a problem

The time that nobody would ask you anything will soon come.

Bigger Empires in the past have disappeared. So will you.

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Posted in: Japan calls Ghosn's escape 'unjustifiable' in first official comments See in context

So Japan, is there a justifiable escape?

This is the one Japan!

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