Watanabe, 38, is facing a separate charge in a Manila court for violating a law on violence against women and their children.
This is a fake story. So that he can't be extradited he had his Filipino girlfriend file this charge.
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Apparently one of them pays the equivalent of 60,000 yen for a VIP room in the Manila holding center (not quite the luxury you might expect, but he's not in a big room with a load of others). There's also footage of him using a smart phone contacting people in Japan from a couple of years ago. Guards have to be bribed to get the phone. These top guys couldn't be returned to Japan because they filed appeals against their detention.
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From G7 countries: 81,175, 4.5% of the total.
Of these: 34,178 from the US.
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The current system is a massive waste of resources. Medical institutions wonder how much longer the gravy train can keep going.
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It's not clear at all what's happening here. Every person who dies is tested for covid. When we get the figures for excess mortality October-December 2022 we'll know more.
It's just been annnounced that deaths were 30% more than expected in England and Wales for the first week of the new year.
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One thing that became clear with the last wave in August and September was that Covid had never ripped through the population, unlike in North America or Europe. With that wave and the current one finally we've reached a figure of where there have been over 30,000,000 positive PCR tests.
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I had a quick look. Shukan Gendai, a bit of a rag of course, said in November that medical institutions can get 10,000 yen for doing a 'free PCR test' that costs them 3,000 yen. Unscrupulous institutions were having people take mutiple unnecessary tests. Most people should just take an antigen test themselves and isolate if it's positive. The beloved day's case number, already an understatement, will become more of an understatement. However, people with more serious issues will easier be dealt with.
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Looking into the story further it seems the guy has mental issues.
Riding the bus he mumbles and shouts abuse. I don't think he gets many customers.
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She was married????
Twice before she married Lennon.
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He relationship with her husband seems to have done wonders.
She said she's over her troubles which is why she was able to give this talk.
Let's hope the cult collapses soon.
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The older partner of a Japanese gay couple can adopt the younger partner. This is regularly done
and makes marriage unnecessary.
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Humans have always chosen kids.
A lot of the time they didn't have good contraception.
They generally had more kids than they wanted.
In the past Sueko, the last child, was a common name in Japan.
But it was an invocation, hoping there would be no more children.
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One interesting thing is that insurance companies have been treating people who have COVID but are at home as minashi nyuin - as if they were in hospital, and paying them money. They've decided to change this from later this month. Older people and people with health issues will still get the payment.
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One interesting thing that has only begun to be talked about recently is that the Japanese women who went to Korea for those mass weddings in the 1990s often found themselves being married to Korean men who weren't Unification Church members. And the Japanese women had to pay a lot of money for their marriages.
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11 August 31,247
18 August 27,453
25 August 23,129
1 September 14,451
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Aug 9 29,115
Aug 16 23,511
Aug 23 21,770
Aug 30 14,219
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There are currently nearly two million active cases in Japan. We've had a high caseload near to this level for a few weeks. Even if covid had zero health effects many people would have died with covid (4,000 die every day.)
Death with covid is not death from covid.
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Somebody taking a daily PCR test has mental problems.
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Covid is running wild through the population. There are over 1,850,000 active covid cases at the moment!
But fortunately there aren't proportionately many serious cases.
254 people who died may have had covid but only a fraction of those will have died because of covid.
(About 4,000 people die every day in Japan. )
One hopes numbers of new infections will come down soon.
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For better or worse all of the Korean miners were citizens of the Japanese Empire at the time.
'Citizen' isn't the right term. It's correct to say:
For better or worse all of the Korean miners were subjects of the Japanese Empire at the time.
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This extract is confusing. I found the original Japanese article.
For the key point DeepL gives me:
removing masks to prevent infection has little effect on reducing the risk of heat stroke
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I've been looking for any mention of the Unification Church and the Abe assassination in news on Korean sites.
Zero. It looks like the taboo extends to South Korea as well.
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Hak Ja Han visited Nagoya in 2017. There was an event attended by 40,000 people.
Yamagami was unable to enter, not being a member of the group.
the assassin's mistaken belief that Abe was responsible for his mother and the family's bankruptcy
The assassin was correct in believing that Abe helped to give legitimacy to the group.
Abe ignored requests by a group of lawyers to consider the victims of the group and to cease his supportive activities.
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By 'church leader' Yamagami meant the actual church leader Hak Ja Han, widow of Sun Myung Moon.
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The usual poorly-informed mess.
Nobusuke Kishi was never charged as an "A class" criminal. And most don't understand what that term means.
Abe Shinzo wanted votes and would say things at times to keep the Unification Church happy. But he almost certainly viewed them with distaste. The more you study the group, the more you will be disgusted.
Interestingly, the Unification Church is in huge disorder at the moment. The breakaway Sanctuary Church leader, Hyung Jin Moon, is currently visiting Japan and giving speeches.
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Hospitalized in Tokyo with Covid - 952.
Occupancy of availabe beds - 18.9%.
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This mainly benefits rich people, getting rid of the income restriction.
Rural areas cannot afford to fund similar schemes.
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