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Posted in: 7 countries restrict entry from Japan to thwart new virus spread See in context

I guess better safe than sorry, but if this virus takes off in a large number of other countries, are we going to be seeing an almost complete ban on entry for most nationals into most countries?

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Posted in: Trump scoffs at 'Parasite' Oscar win See in context

Well he was elected the president of the US and is still supported by over 40% of people there. A lesser percent than supports Brexit in the UK. So much for that lauded and mythical "critical thinking" that is supposedly taught in the US and UK that people comically take pride in. I guess it was make believe all along.

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Posted in: Japanese restaurant in Paris vandalized with 'coronavirus' graffiti See in context

Well many people can't tell Chinese and Japanese apart, just as I can't tell the difference between a Brit and a Slav, or an Italian and a Lebanese so we're all the same that way. However taking action on this is a different thing altogether.

Either way, it seems there's only a thin line holding back actions like these which are just beneath the surface of these societies.

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Posted in: Americans from virus-hit cruise ship head home by chartered plane See in context

Good to see the Americans wearing their face masks, they'd be truly stupid not to

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Posted in: Japan urges citizens not to travel to China because of virus See in context

@rgcivilian1 What rest of the world has banned travel to China? The US only today raised its alert level to strongly urge against travel to China, so I assume you think the US is behind the rest of the world too? Besides North Korea and Russia, there doesn't appear to be any outright travel ban to China so what the hell you on about?

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Posted in: Prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Ghosn, 3 Americans over his escape See in context

The criminal has to stay in Lebanon, no civilized country will accept such a tainted and criminal family, and likely he'll end up dead at some point in Beirut, so dominant is Hizbullah the terrorist group in that country. Maybe he finances them, in that case he's safe but will be targeted by Israel and the West meaning a quick end. Either way he's done for. Good riddance

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Posted in: Nintendo wins ¥50 million lawsuit against operator of Tokyo 'real-life Mario Kart' company See in context

Good, there is nothing cringier and more embarrassing in this world than seeing a bunch of idiotic tourists wearing Pokemon costumes driving around at a beginner's level dangerously on the roads. Good riddance

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Posted in: Prosecutors issue arrest warrant for Ghosn, 3 Americans over his escape See in context

Japan should open up a back channel with Hizbullah and indirectly send them some cash; they'll send Ghosn back to Japan in a dog cage. They control Lebanon and couldn't care less about this dirty criminal family. Ghosn used private actors to break the law in fleeing like a coward, Japan should too now.

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Posted in: Australia defends choice of remote detention center to house locals evacuated from Wuhan See in context

A country with some common sense! All the whiny PC types should probably be sent for a 14-day stay too to clear up their illness.

Compare this to Japan where they aren't forcing evacuees into quarantine camps, absolutely ridiculous! Anyone with any contact to China should be in a camp, it's common sense

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Posted in: Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing See in context

Hmm, I don't think saying it's all a conspiracy is a good idea, makes him look unhinged and severely discredits him, particularly seeing as he doesn't seem to have any facts on his side. I would think his lawyer would have advised him against that..

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

How could they prove that anyway? Did they have it on camera because a phone doesnt leave a history of who is using it. I call this busted. Even if that's what the prosecutors are after.

I don't know what sort of data the police have on phone usage, but I suspect they have phone usage metadata for most phones in the country (as does likely all countries). If they had records that her phone was used in a way that violated his bail conditions, or possibly even tied to these new charges or something, then that could be grounds for confiscation to prove that the phone was used in that way that could lead to charges, which I would say is a reasonable move. This is obviously hypothetical, but then the question would be who exactly used the phone in that way.

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

Dont you think they would have arrested her as well if this were the case? I'm positive they have been monitoring all family members phone records, they don't need to check the actual phone to see if Ghosn had been using it.

Who knows, maybe they have records of her phone being used in ways that would violate the bail conditions and they need the actual phone to cement that evidence, particularly seeing as this entire saga is being scrutinized so heavily (ie. 2 sources of hard evidence would implicate whoever was using the phone, that being either Mr or Mrs Ghosn). Perhaps just having police surveillance records on the prosecution side is not enough to convict here; although I have heard cases in the US where mobile metadata (call summaries and locations) has been enough to convict in the US

Anyway, this is all speculation so we shouldn't jump to any conclusions and wait for more detailed info

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

Uh oh, sounds like Mrs Ghosn could be implicated here. If she allowed her husband to use her mobile while under bail conditions she could become an accomplice for violation of bail. If this is the case seizing her passport makes sense. Needless to say, this is shaping up to be one of the trials of our time

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn served 4th arrest warrant; calls it 'outrageous' See in context

An elite criminal getting arrested for committing an incredible number of crimes? How outrageous!

He was putting on weight again so it's nice to see he'll get back down to a healthier size

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Posted in: Renault probes gift from Versailles chateau linked to Ghosn's wedding See in context

Let me guess, this elaborate wedding at the palace "gifted" to Carlos was also all a lie and part of a smear campaign by Nissan and Renault? Bye bye Carlos, you are definitely going to stay in jail now

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Posted in: Why do Japanese characters in anime, manga and video games "look" Caucasian? See in context

Sometimes they look caucasian, but Japanese find caucasians a curiousity to be adapted and laughed at rather than emulated. One only needs to look at a few TV commercials with silly caucasians attempting to speak Japanese and doing goofy things to see what the intent is, although caucasians do themselves not favours by submitting to this generalisation

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Posted in: S Korea accuses Japanese patrol plane of threatening flight See in context

I trust South Korea as much as I trust North Korea, China, and Russia.

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Posted in: Tokyo court denies Ghosn's latest bail request See in context

Good. He would immediately destroy evidence, in addition to all the evidence he has destroyed so far so no chance of release. Hopefully they bring charges of destruction of evidence too

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Posted in: Japan says S Korean claim over radar lock-on baseless; breaks off defense talks See in context

Until South Korea apologizes sincerely for this and pays reparations, all discussions on the supposed wartime comfort workers issue should be shelved indefinitely

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Posted in: Marie Kondo's Netflix show has cluttered Americans abuzz See in context

Never heard of her in Japan

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Posted in: Ghosn again asks for bail; promises not to flee, pay for security guards See in context

this part hasn't exactly been confirmed yet, now has it?

Neither has his innocence, yet you would think he was Jesus himself judging by the fawning comments here by fanboys proclaiming his innocence and talking of delusional conspiracy theories. Surely we're not engaging in hypocrisy right?

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Posted in: Ghosn again asks for bail; promises not to flee, pay for security guards See in context

I meant, you do the time

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Posted in: Ghosn again asks for bail; promises not to flee, pay for security guards See in context

Are we supposed to feel sorry for him?? You commit the crime, you do the crime. Do not release him Japan

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Posted in: Ghosn re-arrested for aggravated breach of trust See in context

His biggest regret is that he got caught in the first place with all his money thieving. This will set back the plight of the foreign CEO or manager in Japan by a decade or so I would assume. Thanks for that Ghosn..

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

Nikkei is reporting that Nissan, Ghosn, and his partner in crime sidekick will be indicted on Monday. Finally!

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors fires Ghosn; CEO to be interim chairman See in context

Renault has always been the weakest link in this auto alliance, so it's good to hear that this leacher will finally be culled. Good riddance to Renault and Ghosn

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Posted in: Nissan Chairman Ghosn arrested over financial law violation See in context

Glad to hear this criminal is arrested. How astonishingly disrespectful and spiteful he must be to his own employees at Renault and Nissan.. He is done

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Posted in: Japanese government separated families by deporting 47 Vietnamese See in context

Having a kid is no free pass to commit crime, and in fact parents should be punished far worse than non-parents due to their additional damage and burden caused to their dependant kids.

They should be permanently financially penalised too to support the kid their parents' shortcomings

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Posted in: AI robots to help teach English in 500 classrooms next year See in context

A lot of people here ridiculing the idea of AI and tech playing a part in education. Reminds me of the whingeing taxi drivers put out of business by Uber, the hotel owners savaged by AirBnB, and conservative workers who can't adapt to the modern economy.

You can't fight progress, especially when it's technological progress. AI will replace humans in education, there is nothing anyone can do about that.

Whether those who are affected most by this change spend their time whingeing and complaining about change like conservatives, or adapting and re-educating like free-marketers, will determine their competence in today's economy

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Posted in: Venezuela slams Kono's remarks as interference See in context

Haha, coming from that socialist failed state? It's only a matter of time before Venezuela completely collapses into anarchy

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