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Posted in: Sony to shift European headquarters from UK to Netherlands to avoid Brexit disruption See in context

This is just the first nail in the Sony UK coffin and perhaps that of the UK too.

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Posted in: Dowdy no more: Men in suits storm back into style See in context

Baggy suits were fashionable at one point in time, many years ago, but a well-tailored suit will never go out of fashion, you can go anywhere in a smart suit.

Wear a 3 piece suit with an Hermes necktie, what could possibly go wrong.

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Posted in: Car driven by 79-year-old man runs onto sidewalk near Tokyo's Shinjuku Station; 5 injured See in context

People here over 70 should not be allowed behind the wheel of any vehicle. Period.

Don't be ridiculous. There are many, many young bad drivers, I see them every day. Are you going to give up your licence the day you hit 70?

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Posted in: 2 Nepalese men arrested for placing bicycle on train tracks See in context

I don't think they should be allowed to get away with it

Oh I don't think they will get away with it, neither should they. There's little senseless crime here compared to many other countries so perpetrators need to be seen to be heavily punished.

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Posted in: Grisly Mexican gang battle near U.S. border leaves 21 dead See in context

I wish Trump had gotten a lot closer to the battle.

This visit is probably the closest he's ever been to a battle in his whole life.

The steel pillars wouldn't even stop bullets..............

Steel pillars will stop most bullets.

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Posted in: More than 3,000 stung in Australian jellyfish 'invasion' See in context

Australia seems to have more things that can bite, sting or even kill you than anywhere else. This, for example, is no joke:-

Stings from these box jellyfish -- which can be smaller than a finger nail -- can cause acute muscular pain, violent vomiting, feelings of "impending doom", hair that stands on end, strokes, heart failure and death within minutes.

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Posted in: Ghosn set for court hearing Tuesday to hear reasons for his detention See in context

And yes it has everything to do with income, and indirectly taxes, as he supposedly/allegedly, under-reported his income, which is contrary to laws here. It's about the deferred income, and directly what he would be taxed.

Ghosn's detention is not because of tax evasion. Neither you nor I know where he is tax resident and which double-taxation tax treaties he may be taking advantage of so, until I know that I would not be indirectly accusing him of tax avoidance in Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn set for court hearing Tuesday to hear reasons for his detention See in context

.... especially one that involves not paying taxes... that should be between Japan's Taxation Bureau and Ghosn.... I've never seen any company accuse its own employee of tax evasion.

Ghosn's detention has nothing to do with income tax or the Japanese Income Tax Bureau.

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Posted in: Newspaper delivery man arrested after ramming man with car in pachinko parlor parking lot See in context

This nut job needs to be in a mental institution for the rest of his life!

Seems like he should have been in one already.

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Posted in: Japan to start collecting ¥1,000 departure tax from Monday See in context

Let me get this straight. On top of paying taxes and air fare, ones required to pay this too?

Your country charges departure tax too. (From Incheon Airport website).

International passenger airport fee: departing passengers 17,000 KRW per person, layover passenger 10,000 KRW

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Posted in: Where to find mixed gender onsen in Japan See in context

How do these mixed onsen work then??

Read the article again, particularly this part:

Please read this Guide to Mixed Gender Onsen in Japan before going to any of the locations listed.

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Posted in: Democrat Warren announces challenge to Trump in 2020 See in context

No please no! Not US election reporting starting already.

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Posted in: JABF finds ¥24 million in unaccounted-for expenditures See in context

Boxing and organised crime go hand in hand in most countries, why should it be any different here?

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Posted in: Putin says U.S. presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty See in context

Classic Putin.

Going on offense by changing the subject. He knows full well that this will cause the Japanese foreign ministry bureaucrats to spin their wheels dealing with this. In the meantime, the things Japan wants get deflected / ignored.

Exactly! Couldn't agree more.

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Posted in: Putin says U.S. presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty See in context

They risk there lives to protect Japanese citizens every day. 


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Posted in: Elon Musk bores tunnel to revolutionize city driving See in context

Tunnels are also small-bore, using extracted dirt to build walls.

Building walls eh. There might just be a ready-made market for that dirt if you know who to ask.

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Posted in: Man gets 18 years in prison for fatal highway road rage incident in 2017 See in context

Good that he has been put away but, was the truck driver prosecuted? He should have been driving such that he could stop within his "seeing distance".

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: U.S. media See in context

Seems that some candidates withdrew as they don't want to have working for DT on their CV/resume.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 10-year-term for ex-MtGox bitcoin chief Karpeles See in context

He's a clever lad, they should put him into the BoJ to advise them on cryptocurrency.

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Posted in: In rare on-camera clash, Trump, top Democrats argue about border wall See in context

Pelosi..................... said she had prayed with Trump during the private portion of the meeting, recounting the biblical story of King Solomon asking God for wisdom. After the meeting, the Democratic House fundraising arm immediately sent out an email asking supporters for money.

Mmmm, ask God for wisdom and supporters for money. Religion and money always seem to go together in the US.

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Posted in: 3 dead, 12 wounded in Strasbourg Christmas market shooting See in context

French media are reporting -

"The assalians is Cherif C, a 29 years old man of North African origins (2nd generation immigrant)."

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Posted in: Japanese school explains why it won't let cold schoolgirl wear tights under her skirt See in context

But when she got to school, they told her ‘Tights aren’t allowed, because if your legs are warm, you won’t be able to concentrate.’

The school did not tell her this nonsense, a person at the school told her. A good journalist would have found that person and asked them to comment. Their comments (or failure to do so) should be reported along with their name and rank.

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Posted in: Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to apartment in Rio See in context

After all these alleged misconducts happened for many years while someone at Nissan was in charge of filing his taxes,...............

Nothing to do with his taxes and most certainly "someone at Nissan" would not be dealing with Ghosn's personal taxation.

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Posted in: Trump calls Tillerson 'dumb as a rock' and 'lazy' See in context

A further example of Trump's judgement and understanding of current affairs here in his latest tweet:

“The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris. Protests and riots all over France. People do not want to pay large sums of money, much to third world countries (that are questionably run), in order to maybe protect the environment. Chanting “We Want Trump!” Love France.”

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Posted in: 1 Marine killed, 5 others missing after 2 aircraft collide during mid-air refueling exercise See in context

One of the planes was a "tanker". What happened to all the gas that was being carried by the plane? Is it now in the Pacific Ocean?

Where else?

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

Seems the whole damn board of Nissan should have been arrested.

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading corporate governance advocate said the board of Japanese carmaker Nissan must accept collective responsibility over alleged disclosure failings that led to the ousting of chairman Carlos Ghosn.

The remarks by Jamie Allen, secretary-general of the Asian Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), come as a biennial survey by the ACGA and CLSA, an Asia-focused brokerage, showed Japan sliding three places to seventh in a regional ranking of governance standards - the worst decline in performance of any country.


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Posted in: Police arrest 11 Chinese for working without visas; 47 others missing See in context

The hiring company's boss should be arrested too.

My thoughts too, he should be in the next cell to CG.

However, there will be chain of companies involved in supplying this labour and the construction company will claim that they were told by the "supplier" of the labour that they were fully legal.

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Posted in: 'Sodane' (that's it) selected as top buzzword of 2018 See in context

To me, that phrase should have died right there. Picture adults in suits trying to use Bae and Lit or AF in sentences while 'dabbing', thats how cringey it looked.

"cringey" should die right here too.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

The charges against Ghosn have nothing to do with income tax.

As far as I am aware there has been no charge yet.

Absolutely correct, allegations would have been a better word.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

I'm no expert at Japanese tax law, but if what Gohsn says it true, this is egregious. To be tax on income promised but not yet received is ridiculous. 

The charges against Ghosn have nothing to do with income tax.

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