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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly shifted personal investment loss of ¥1.7 bil to Nissan See in context

I can only imagine what the poorly paid line workers at Nissan factories are thinking. Their labor produced the billions of yen Ghosn got, and they get minimum wage.

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Posted in: Ghosn's income under-reporting 'may reach $71 million' See in context

And I don't believe that nobody at Nissan was aware of what was going on. Even these senior executives who are saying that they are "appalled".

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Posted in: Prosecutors likely to build new criminal case against Ghosn: report See in context

Many people in many threads are saying this is a plot to get rid of the gaijin. As more and more stuff he and his colleagues did (like paying Ghosn's sister 100,000 dollars a year for doing nothing), has this not changed your mind? Maybe he really was just a crook.

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Posted in: Prosecutors likely to build new criminal case against Ghosn: report See in context

Lots of people in various threads have said this is all about getting the gaijin out. After seeing all he did, could that possibly be true?

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Posted in: Nissan ends Ghosn's two-decade reign with last-minute Renault backing See in context

I wonder how Ghosn's current housing compares to his usual housing. Is he put in special housing away from hardened criminals?

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Posted in: S Korea to dissolve Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation See in context

In both S. Korea and China, there are many "patriotic groups" whose funding depends on having a bad relation with Japan by harping on the past. Follow the mondey.

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Posted in: News of Ghosn's arrest stuns Nissan employees, customers See in context

The accountants at Nissan who actually filed his taxes are probably at Narita Airport now to flee Japan.

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn and another top exec sends shockwaves through Nissan See in context

I doubt that Ghosn did his taxes by himself. He is a full time employee of Nissan, so his taxes will be handled by the accounting department. So we should look forward to the arrest of the accountants who actually calculated, filled out, and filed his taxes, right?

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

Does he actually do his own taxes? Wouldn't taxes be done by Nissan accountants? He is, after all, a full time employee, right?

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

"blocking imports of US autos" So the Chrysler and Ford dealerships in Japan sell whose cars? I had presumed that they were selling Chysters and Fords (although Ford recently withdrew from Japan).

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Posted in: Hagerty defends U.S. trade policies, says they are not protectionist See in context

I don't understand. Trump says American trade policies are protectionist.

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Posted in: 340,000 foreigners may flow into Japan in 5 years under new visa system See in context

I am not at all against having more foreign workers in Japan. However, the government should find out why Japanese are not reproducing (answer: it is too expensive).

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Posted in: Tokyo Disneyland seeks rejection of costumed performers' damages suit See in context

7.5 million yen is chump change for Disney. They should sue for much more.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

Take that 10 trillion yen and divide it among 126,000 Japanese, each gettin about one million yen each. That will stimulate the economy.

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Posted in: Old neighborhoods endangered by 'zombie' redevelopment scheme See in context

Follow the money.

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Posted in: Trump insults more reporters; claims Acosta video wasn't altered See in context

Trump again makes heros for the left (normal people). He should stop doing that, shouldn't he?

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

There are a lot of very successful American companies in Japan. They did their homework and the hard work. From what I'm hearing, they are mainly afraid that President Trump is somehow going to ruin it for them. They are communicating with their Japanese clients about how to keep Trump from ruining everything. Other US companies should just do their homework and hard work to get into the Japanese market.

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Posted in: Omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood tied to healthy aging See in context

But now sea food is found to be high in microplastics, which are supposed to be bad for the health. Will that be taken into account?

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

@lostrune2 and Para Situs: Too bad Ford just pulled out of the Japanese market.

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Posted in: TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt See in context

The shirt is in English. I wonder if he knew what it says.

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

Yeah, as Goodlucktoyou says, most big US cars are driven by Yakuza and chimpira now, so there is an image problem. If you look at pictures of post-war Japan, you see lots of US cars on the roads, but then they disappeared. I'm guessing that Trump will not be satisfied until Japan passes a law saying that every Japanese has to own at least one US car. But come to think of it, maybe even Yakuza and chinpira have stopped driving US cars as I never see that these days, unlike when I was a kid in the 80s.

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Posted in: Trump says Japan treats U.S. unfairly on trade by not taking more American cars See in context

No tariffs or anything, but US car makers can't make it in Japan. How about US car makers actually doing some homework and finding out what Japanese consumers like. This is all on them, not on us! Look at the success of European car makers in Japan. Oh yeah, remember the bowling balls!

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Posted in: Japan to provide Y200 bil loan to help Malaysia battle debt problem See in context

A "loan" to help battle a "dept" problem? That seems self-contradictory.

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Posted in: 'Racist' Trump ad pulled from air as campaigns rush to uncertain end See in context

Fox News pulled the ad? But I thought that they were President Trump's mouthpiece. Is Trump in trouble?

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Posted in: SoftBank CEO Son says Saudi fund to continue despite Khashoggi murder See in context

It must be OK. Remember "Masa" is one of President Trump's best friends and surely would not do anything to offend Mr. Trump. Right?

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Posted in: Japan's youth suicides hit 30-year high See in context

We don't make many children, and many of the ones we do kill themselves. What is wrong? What is to be done? Why is life so difficult for kids? It wasn't that difficult for me growing up in the 80 and 90s Japan.

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Posted in: Japanese carmakers' weapon of choice in Trump trade war: Flexible factories See in context

Well, Americans could easily solve the problem by buying more American cars like Fords or GM or Crystler. Whey don't they?

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Posted in: Mahathir, Cheney among decoration recipients in Japan See in context

Well, about Cheney, remember that an award was given to Curtis Lemay for building up the Japanese air force. He is the one who advocated the "everyone is the enemy" ideology, where every living man, woman, child, and little crawling baby is a legitimate object of death in war. So during the war, he firebombed all Japanese cities killing mostly women, children, old people, and babies because the men were off at war. But he got an award.

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Posted in: Is populism a disease? Or a cure? See in context

Populism has arisen for one reason: most of the wealth of the world is owned by the 1%. The working class and middle class conditions have deteriorated, and they want to find someone to blame. Immigrants! Globalism! You name it! Their jobs are being taken over by machines, and with the exception of Germany, Japan, and now China, the working class is not well enough educated to work in smart factories. Yet they blame immigrants, their total explanation for everything.

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Posted in: Doctors recommend Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon start at 5:30 a.m. See in context

I think doctors should be recommending that the Olympics be moved to October, like the 1964 Olympics.

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