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Posted in: Ghosn hid scale of Nissan salary, fearing dismissal from Renault, Tokyo court told See in context

This guy nada lives up to his namesake clearly he doesnt have NADA on Ghosn & is making stuff up!! Pure hearsay, should be tossed by the judge!!! Ooops sorry forgot this is Japan, so the ""testimony"" is ""good"".

And yeah this guy nada was up to no good trying to frame Ghosn & was nasty what J-prosecutors did to that Indian man & his family entering his home in Japan & scaring his children etc, real nasty!

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Posted in: Pet ownership in Japan on the rise amid pandemic See in context

Same here, hoping these new pets dont become disposable down the line!

Had a number of pets, my dachs is very old now closer to 19yrs than 18, needs help with everything now so glad I am able to be there, will miss him when his time comes, but we still have 3cats of various ages.

Had a dart poison frog about 2cm for 14yrs as well, pet shops really dont care though, there will sell a kitten or pup to the elderly no questions asked, definitely go for pet friends at some of those mentioned above!

For us I laid the law down with the wife, no more pets due to how long they are with us. There is a slight chance (dare I say HOPE!) that maybe down the line might be in a position to adopt old or very old dog to pamper their remaining days....... now dog & 3 cats, plus all the critters that live in my front yard with thankfully is considerable!

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Posted in: Do you find it troubling that Big Tech can silence a U.S. president, or anyone, for that matter? See in context

This ENTIRE topic would be better served & discussed if it was just about the average person on the street being silenced etc rather than trump!

Throwing his name in this topic guarantee's it wont be reasonably debated

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Posted in: 'Sex and the City' revival coming on HBO See in context

If the re-boot is realistic there should be a LOT of cats in the new show LOL!!

And the line, ""where have all the good men gone"" should figure prominently :)

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Posted in: Apple, Amazon suspend Parler social network from App Store and web hosting service See in context

Seems clear to me these 3 companies are using the riot as a CHANCE to try to take out this parler.

I have never been there but just watching youtube vids on all kinds of things you hear more & MORE setting up on parler & others because even single words will get vids flagged, demonitised, cant upload etc etc

So some of these other services are starting to build up some momentum & THAT I think is why apple google amaon are doing what they are doing.

I mean why isnt Amazon shutting down its consumer goods businesses, I heard some fans of trump BUY stuff there........... so how bout it Amazon, you going to do whats ""right"" & shut yourself down........or will you still take the $$$$$

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Posted in: Google suspends Parler social networking app from Play Store; Apple gives 24-hour warning See in context

....google & apple are just trying to look ""good"" and cover their you know what's.

Or perhaps shut themselves down as well.

Look, I hate the fools & nut jobs on the right, left & middle for that matter, I think its better to keep things in the open than trying to ban etc because now in the digital age anyone or thing can just re-surface elsewhere.

Personally I have thought its best to just stay off social media as it will come back & bite your behind even if you are a little ole angel at some point, just sayin!

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Posted in: Trump urges healing and pledges smooth transition of power See in context

Clearly he is NOT reading anything HE wrote or thinks........

The ONLY +ve thing he could do at this point in time is to take HIMSELF out of office, resign in the disgrace he is & take a bunch of those hardcore daft repubs with you!!

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Posted in: 4 dead after Trump supporters storm U.S. Capitol, forcing Senate to evacuate See in context

Heaven help the excited states of a America!!

When will trump be led away in cuffs. It could takes months, years & likely DECADES before we can see the final affects this IDIOT has done his country & the WORLD!

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context

naitch,

They are NOT after him for the same thing Japan is, pay attention

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context

The reason the Japanese would never send anyone over is because then their gross incompetence would be on full display, they can only deal with hostages where truth just isnt a requirement at all!!!

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Posted in: Badminton world No. 1 Momota tests positive for COVID-19 See in context

This example is the reality for all people around the world, I hope the IOC will do what is right & SOON!

That said I feel for this guy, clearly he has had to battle both physically & mentally to get back in top form.....

I imagine a TON of athletes worldwide are now & have been on an emotional rollercoaster, being excited for the games but also feeling down, maybe even guilty that the games are still being pushed etc.

What a mess!

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Posted in: Japan's middle class slowly sinking into poverty See in context

As others correctly point out the decline has been going on in plain sight for decades.

I remember when I washed up on these isles beginning of the 90s the CONFIDENCE people had was extremely evident even though the bubble was ending at the time, fast forward 3decades & its a completely different world, covid has just been a big whammy on top of the decline.

Just a few things I have witnessed, the decimation of J-electronics companies, lots gone, some are just parts makers. The invention of happoshu, THAT was to keep the masses who were just starting to be hit with the decline, cheap liquor & its now MOST of what we see on shelves, nasty happoshu & even worse for you chuhi's! Sodai gomi has now become big business with recycle shops paying low & selling at high profit. When I first arrived sodai gomi helped bigtime kicking off my life here! All the super cheap retailers like uniqlo that basically are selling us GARBAGE as their goods end up in landfill in short order.

And the biggie is the presence of Y100 stores & in general a the CHEAP CRAP made in China that like cheap retail clothing ends up in the garbage dump in short order then we go out & buy more GARBAGE

Sorry bit of a ramble

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Posted in: Is it rude to eat when your food arrives first at a restaurant? See in context

Of course there are no absolutes in this BUT it is better manners to wait till everyone is served, especially if this is SUPPOSED to be a nice evening dinner. Not terribly important for the run of the mill lunch quaffing though.

And yeah as pointed out above a LOT of restaurants are really BAD at how they time & serve meals, some are downright awful & frankly ruin the dinner some times!!

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Posted in: Gov't gave more than 100 contracts over 10 years to Dentsu-linked non-profit groups See in context

Corruption 10,000% for sure!

And this article is only about dentsu & its use of ""non-profit"" front companies.....

Try to imagine the REST of the corruption that walks right in through the from doors of dentsu........would make this article look like its about petty ca$h!!! Just sayin

And yeah the damage dentsu does to Japan is way way beyond straight $$$ rip off of tax payers, yeah toss in media control & its down right scary

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Posted in: We want to repopulate those areas because only around 20 percent of residents have returned there even after the evacuation orders were lifted. See in context

STUPID..............BEYOND..........BELIEF!!!!

But sadly I am NOT surprised by such idiotic ""ideas"" & yeah when is hirasawa moving there to start a ramen shop!!!

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Posted in: Tokyo stocks seen climbing in 2021 on economic recovery from pandemic See in context

I have watched these cycles here for 3 decades, foreign money floods in from time to time when things are looking bad in the US & Europe....Japan becomes a ""safe haven"" & then when things settle down, get better in US & Europe etc the money leaves Japan once again.

Its theatre of the absurd but it KEEPS happening, now were are witnessing an inflow to Japan.

And as many above have said there is little to NOTHING of anything REAL happening in economies around the world, just $$$ shooting around here & there

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Posted in: Pandemic, celebrity deaths likely trigger rise of suicides in Japan See in context

Yep about 70% of suicides in Japan are men. From 2018 it was 9.4 women & 22.9men per 100,000people.

It shouldn't be a competition obviously but good luck finding an article about male suicide, there just isnt many, most dont care about men only women, when we should care for EVERYONE

Just sayin.

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Posted in: Enka singer Shoji Koganezawa not indicted for drunk driving See in context

prosecutors here are a world unto themselves, judge, YEP, jury YEP, executioner YEP

Oh almost forgot, get outta jail free card provider............................YEP!!

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Posted in: Put down the soy sauce ... We try a new way to season your sushi See in context

That dish looks nasty, wouldnt want to eat off that!

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Posted in: Lebanon yet to begin probe into Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

I guess the ""prosecutors"" havent yet gathered any evidence because they DIDNT need it for a ""trial"" in Japan LOL!!!!

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Posted in: Abe apologizes in Diet; corrects statements on funding scandal See in context

Perhaps the prosecutors should charge abe & get him a room for 23days & you know get him to fess up some more, he is guilty of a LOT more than cherry blossom parties I can tell you that! Hell his wife probably can beat that!

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Posted in: Novelist Yu Miri says Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuild See in context

Yu san, well done & its rare for a person these days to not just talk the talk but to walk the walk!!

I hope your caf'e works out the way you want it!

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Posted in: M6.5 quake hits northeastern Japan; no tsunami warning issued See in context

Hope everyone is ok in Tohoku!

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Posted in: Councilwoman says her ouster shows gender bias in politics See in context

Arai san do yourself a favour if you have not already, go to the police station & file a report

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Posted in: Sexism still rife in Hollywood despite #MeToo movement, survey finds See in context

Where men even part of this I wonder.......

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Posted in: No. of foreign visitors to Japan in November more than doubles October figure See in context

At the very least the article SHOULD have broke those numbers down into things like students, cheap labourers, tourists etc

Sloppy reporting

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Posted in: Coronavirus forcing more and more women into poverty See in context

I am sorry but the internet is FULL of stories about women being affected by this, that & a million other things!

Stories about men are a rarity & men dont have the oldest profession to fall back on as much as women do!

Look this SUCKS for everyone, just do your best, you all wanted equality & you have it, just put on some NIKES & DO IT!

but the application procedure is complicated, I don’t understand it.” Complicating it further are the facts that she’s never filed a tax return

Are you kidding me! GO to the place where applications are made and .......ask for some help!! And taxes, .....yikes, she might be delinquent or maybe she is owed REFUNDS....

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Posted in: Gmail, YouTube down briefly as Google suffers brief outage See in context

Yeah couldnt access my Gmail last night for about an hour or so.

This kind of thing is inevitable with things digital. At some point we will likely get hit with massive data losses in cloud services etc

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Posted in: Mayor defends councilwoman's ouster over sexual assault claim See in context

If it happened = awful

If it didnt happen = awful

If it did happen please report to the police soon as possible.

Making public accusations many years after the fact is a bad idea, should go to the police, earlier obviously much better

Above applies to everyone

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Posted in: What’s in store when the Electoral College meets See in context

Question, why do some of you GPers hate democracy.....

SERIOUS question!!

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