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Instead of banning smartphones in the classroom, they should be embraced.
Kids these days use technology to interact with, and understand the world around them. Completely banning them from the classroom doesn't make any sense at all.
The only thing banning smartphones from the classroom says is that teachers don't know how to use them effectively.
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So the 'panel formed to propose solutions to the issues weather may pose for the summer games', AND the domestic and international sanctioning bodies for athletics suggested starting at 05:30, but the great sages that make up the 2020 organizers decided on 06:00.
I wonder what medical advice they took into account? I wonder what professional level sporting experience they all have? Who ultimately made the final decision? How did they make the decision - the head honcho decided or it was a committee vote etc.?
What is the point having a 'panel formed to propose solutions to the issues weather may pose for the summer games' if the organizers just ignore their solutions?
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Masuko said he did not know the specifics of the criminal allegations...Masuko said he was baffled.
"To be honest, I was shocked, and I couldn't believe it," he told reporters at Mitsubishi Motors' showroom at headquarters. "I still can't figure out why, and I just don't understand."
Yet his conclusion was to support Ghosn's removal as chairman. Weird logic.
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And what about the Democrats (take your pick) that lie on a minute to minute basis. Oh, liberals.....
My pick: Bernie Sanders
Your challenge: Provide a list of all the lies he told 'minute to minute' yesterday.
Thanks very much.
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The thing that stood out most to me in this article was the fact she became quadrilingual when living in Malaysia from 5-13.
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Nissan / Japan are handling this awfully.
Im still not entirely sure why Ghosn is still being held in detention.
Also, based on the reasons given for his arrest, I cant understand how any other Nissan employees cant be implicated. It would be impossible.
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Instead of "strengthening our discipline", how about "relaxing our demand to strictly adhere to rules and regulations in the workplace - including the ridiculous expectation that employees work 100 hours of overtime a month"?
Maybe then workers will experience less pressure and stress, and have a little more free time to relax and not need to turn to using stimulant drugs.
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And here you have it, the first direct indication of what is essentially behind the ousting of Ghosn.
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A sad case in which everyone suffers.
I cant possibly say that the driver wasnt solely to blame for hitting the child, but what on earth was the mother thinking?
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This looks more and more like a stitch up as each day passes.
If it is, this could end up being very very bad for Nissan.
Did they have to do this to prevent a merger with Renault?
Or has Ghosn actually been defrauding the company for 5 years without anyone noticing?
Let the man speak. Let’s hear what he has to say.
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Not a single Japanese person within the company aided or abetted his alleged actions? Based on what the allegations are, that would seem highly unlikely to near impossible.
Until Ghosn has a chance to respond directly, I'll reserve judgement.
It certainly appears to be a stitch up of the highest order, and a stark reminder as to how the 'justice system' works in Japan especially if you aren't Japanese.
Correct me if I'm wrong but the CEOs of the following companies were never arrested when PROOF of their corporate corruption and fraud was exposed:
Kobe Steel falsifying data
Various vehicle companies emissions data
Suruga Bank loans
KYB data rigging
Hitachi's improper tests
Toray Industries falsifying data
(Let's not even talk about TEPCO, Abe and his Kindergarten etc.)
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He’s mentally ill, and the 40 people who attended the ‘ceremony’ should be trying to get him help rather than reinforcing that this is normal, acceptable behaviour.
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So basically Tokyo Disneyland think it's a Mickey Mouse suit!
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This could have a big effect on DoCoMo, AU, et al.
Maybe this was one of the reasons why they announced they’d be cutting prices quite dramatically soon.
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However, when asked if the KYB scandal would affect their own business, 94 percent said it wouldn't.
...until they are outed for having done something wrong themselves!
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In any normal sane White House Acosta without doubt would have simply relented when asked, given the mic back, and allowed the next journalist to ask his/her question...
...but this isn’t a normal, sane White House. The President was standing there flat out lying - and lies multiple times every single day. The President makes, what some people feel are racist comments - dog whistles to white nationalists. The President attacks and insults with impunity.
Good on Acosta for trying to stand up to this bully, instead of just wilting and accepting his nonsensical waffle. Compare Acosta’s ‘awful’ behaviour when he actually makes a point of saying ‘pardon me ma’am’ to the WH staffer - with the President shouting multiple times at a black reporter to ‘sit down’, and telling the foreign journalists that he couldn’t understand what they were saying.
Its about time the journos start standing up to Trump. They need to start calling out his lies to his face.
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Interesting...but 123 rooms and only 16 seats in the movie theatre and 1 pool table?
Seems to me that they should really offer more than that if those facilities are kind of the main attraction of living in such a place.
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Unfortunately I'm at the stage where I'm unable to believe a single word they say.
There are too many high level people involved, with too much to lose. With all the corruption scandals surrounding Japanese companies and institutions (fudging data etc.), are we supposed to believe that this is whiter than white?! Yeah right.
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The only sensible solution is to move the whole event to a different time outside the hottest and most humid time of the year.
October would work.
April/May would work.
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"I fear Shibuya will be labeled a scary place. I want Halloween street parties to be banned next year,"
Kinda sounds like the best location for a Halloween party!
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Either keep the current system - because people are used to doing the 'ichi, jyu, hyaku, sen, man' dance to work out a big number- or be wild and officially drop the current system in favour of 'thousand', 'million', 'billion' etc.
Moving the comma is just a fudge. Why would we expect people + companies to function with such a confusing system, when we can't even trust people to understand roundabouts.
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He denies it claiming he doesn’t remember the incident!
How can you deny something you don’t remember?!
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Just another day in the murky world of fake Japan.
What will happen to these companies though? The people at the top should be prosecuted, and the companies should receive severe punishment. This is fraud which endangers the lives of thousands - if not millions - of people.
My prediction: Nothing significant will happen and this sort of stuff will keep on happening.
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Fake Japan strikes yet again.
For a country that prides itself on manners, politeness and good behaviour, there is clearly an issue with dishonesty, fraud, and mismanagement.
I could understand it if these negative stories were always the actions of ‘rogue’ individuals, but they aren’t - it’s large groups, across many different industries, and such behaviour seems to be institutionalised.
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@Alex Einz - ...how then this statement is true...
The same way that government officials had the audacity to insist ‘there has been no meltdown’ in Fukushima after the tsunami, when in fact there had been.
They aren’t going to admit that there is a fundamental problem with the foundations that means the whole thing needs to be taken down. They’d never rebuild it in time for the Olympics.
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Absolutely. It’s ridiculous isn’t it.
Its just yet another example of what I call ‘fake Japan’ (that for some reason is always modded out). On the surface everything is great, but scratch a little below and things are very different.
Im sure there’ll be another example in tomorrow’s news.
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Double the sentence for anyone willing to offer up this excuse rather than own their actions.
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They need to start sending people to prison for this kind of thing.
It’s an absolute scandal that once again puts thousands of lives at risk.
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Fake Japan strikes again
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