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Posted in: Most automakers fall short on climate goals: report See in context

Electric vehicles aren't green if energy sources aren't green? Are they?

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Posted in: U.S. gov't to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes See in context

Beiden could have solved the issue in no time just by calling on mothers to breastfeeding their babies.

You think if the mothers have milk that will not occur to them without Biden telling them?

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Posted in: U.S. gov't to fly in baby formula on military contracted planes See in context

Hope they find a formula for this problem soonest

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

If he is not the stupidest person and has a somewhat decent lawyer, he will get out of it scot-free.

He has(had?) money to hire one and if he's not stupid he probably used the first withdrawal/s to retain one and consult before making the decision to fully commit to keep the gift from the gods

First of all, he was definitely not "arrested". In Japan, less than 3% of all persons charged with a crime are actually "arrested" - they must pose a threat to others or there must be sufficient evidence that they disappear.

Interesting

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

…. If not , we’re going to be seeing a lot more of these mistakes.

If the one/s who made the mistake are not accountable/made accountable then we'll be seeing more, probably deliberately

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

Thanks for the post @blue, very informative, always appreciate when people post about own fields of expertise

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

Is it true that a test floppy was used and signed by the mayor??

Seems many govt offices still use old computers and floppies.

When I was at university a friend maintaining the network said there were still very old machines being used by old faculty, seems they're too old to upgrade to newer software and hardware

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

I worked with banks in japan and other countries and these kind of transfers are alway double checked how is it possable that this mistake was made 

The bank was given instruction to "transfer 46.3 million yen to the ff acct/s" I assume.

instruction should be to transfer 100,000 yen to the ff accts.

Agree though failure on the part of the banks also

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

Kinda hard to do internet casino gambling without one. (A smartphone is considered a computer, as well.)

So is a calculator. Did he use that?

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

Does the guy even own a computer?

Slapped with a charge they slap hackers because someone sent him money

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

What about the person who committed the mistake?

Not a word yet

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Posted in: Man arrested for spending mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds See in context

 was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of computer fraud, police said.

Ok

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,355 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 42,161 See in context

The death rate was low for previous variants because Omicron is the deadliest variant of Covid in Japan to date. 

Yes although the ifr of the other variants were higher, overall death rates were lower compared to omicron's

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,355 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 42,161 See in context

, in Europe most countries have only gotten to the point where seasonal influenza is causing more hospitalizations/deaths than covid19 just recently,

influenza also at epidemic levels now?

that's concerning

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,355 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 42,161 See in context

Example 65% of 126M population multiplied by .0013 omicron ifr would translate to roughly 100k deaths if my calculations are correct.

If you can find 70thousand bodies lying somewhere that would be acceptable basia

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 4,355 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 42,161 See in context

. I suspect the actual infection rate is at least 10X greater...

Any basis at all for this figure?

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Posted in: Man offers to pay back mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil COVID funds 'little by little' See in context

He just withdrew funds from his own account

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Posted in: Man offers to pay back mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil COVID funds 'little by little' See in context

Around 100k per month until retirement not including interest

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

My first thought when I read this was charge the guy for non-payment of taxes.

That way they can at least find out if there's still money left, if there's none maybe jail him for tax evasion.

Occurred to me just now unfortunately since it's covid money it tax free

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

Isn’t it a bit similar to those many unordered package deliveries from big companies, by error or by bonus campaigns?

quick search says in the US, according to law you are not obligated to pay for or return deliveries you didn't order

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

Isn’t it a bit similar to those many unordered package deliveries from big companies, by error or by bonus campaigns?

Would be a bit similar if delivered to your house with your name on it.

In that case I'm pretty sure you can keep it legally, unless the thing delivered was illegal

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

He did - theft. In Japan, if you find money and don't turn it in, it's theft. This is the same thing.

You're just insisting it's the same.

Show the law.

The "find" in this case is not the same as finding a wallet in the street. The money was sent to his mailbox or house

In any case if he indeed committed theft the police would have charged him and didn't let him go

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

He wasn't entitled

Maybe.

But as you said law is involved.

He either broke some law or he didn't.

Either case he seems determined to keep the money

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

Either way, he is legally liable to payback the money cause it doesn't belong to him. 

Technically, it’s his because they gave it to him, albeit accidentally.

That's the stickling point, assuming it's not his.

I received money too, definitely mine.

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

Anyway could this be a conspiracy? =)

He's not from the place originally. A large sum was "mistakenly" transferred" to his account.

He seems to know exactly what to do.

We're not hearing anything about the culpability of the people who made the "mistake".

Seems the bank personnel is also complicit, transaction was highly irregular yet executed without confirmation.

Long time has passed the govt ofc didn't even check if the funds went to everyone on the list or someone was missed etc etc

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

He didn't find the money in the streets, he found it in his mailbox

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

If he committed a crime or there's a crime he could be charged with he would have been charged already.

Or arrested, or both.

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Posted in: Man mistakenly sent ¥46.3 mil in COVID funds gambles it all away See in context

Seems he's totally committed to keeping it at all cost.

It's okay though, since the govt official/s responsible will be paying back the amount

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

I really don’t understand the point. If I have a son working in Japan since 2017, when will

I be allowed to see him ?

Allowed now, to second degree

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Posted in: Japan to trial small group tours from 4 countries See in context

Curious how this one will go

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