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Posted in: Top court upholds damages ruling in Japan's #MeToo symbol's rape case See in context


Weird ruling. The rapist has to pay his victim 3.3 million yen, but she has to pay him 550,000 yen for defamation? For writing in her book that he did it? What perverted type of justice is that? Oh, yeah, I forgot, it's Japan.

Rape and defamation are two different things. Just like Johnny Depp won his suit but still had to pay $2M in damages to Amber Heard. She said things about his character that was found to be untrue. She also received compensation for damages from others that worked with him for defamation as well for their social media onslaught of her character that proved to be untrue. The court did everything correctly. They saw everything in the eyes of law and that was all.

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Posted in: Hosoda: Japanese anime has problem with women and girls See in context

Women in Anime are treated as sacred? I always thought they were treated as some pedophile's fantasy.

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Posted in: Pandemic clouds Japan's hopes of active diplomacy during Olympics See in context

This might become on of the most unsuccessful Olympics of all time and most of it is not the fault of the Japanese government. The IOC has shown their true colors throughout all of this. Ignoring the plight of the world and host country, pushing forward even as countless companies file for bankruptcy, still pushing forward as numerous positive tests show up for athletes around the world, high discriminative restrictions and actions. This entire Olympics has been a s show.

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Posted in: Super Crazy Kun’s election win deemed invalid a second time See in context

This is crazy. He won a proper and hard fought election; however, because he didn't fit the mold of what they want a politician to look like they vacated his win on ridiculousness? First they challenged his residence. He proved them wrong. Then they vacated it again because he didn't forward his mail properly and he didn't report his garbage? You cannot make something like this up. I am baffled.

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Posted in: Trump files suit against Facebook, Twitter and YouTube See in context


Winning lawsuits, on the other hand….

Unfortunately, Trump has a real chance at winning this battle. One key reason is that all his lawyers have to do is either prove a pattern of allowing such behavior as what they have banned him for, and then it becomes a case of inconsistent enforcement of their own rules and regulations. Sadly, these platforms have allowed too much in the past so the case will probably go in Trumps favor.

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Posted in: Prosecutors drop case against all 100 recipients of ex-minister's bribes See in context


No, its par for course in Japan's old boys cronyism.

I can't agree with you on this. They forgot the usual apology and bow before being let off without punishment. This is highly unusual. That step is always included.

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Posted in: Japan to send another 1.1 mil AstraZeneca doses to Taiwan See in context

I love how Japan keeps canceling their own vaccination attempts because they claim they don't have enough vaccines and over scheduled millions of people. Then turn around and keep sending millions of vaccines abroad.

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Posted in: Women hold only 5.9% of director-level jobs in Japanese gov't See in context

@Commodore Perry

I would hope the best qualified people would be put int here high-level positions. Regardless of their gender

They won't even put the best qualified candidates into medical school. Do you really think they will do the same for Government jobs when Japan has such a strong top down culture? Think of how many male doctors couldn't even make it into medical school unless they purposely failed female students. Think of the Cyber security chief that didn't know how to use a smartphone or computer. Does that really sound like "best qualified people?"

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Posted in: Man arrested for molesting elementary school girl See in context

@Tokyo Yokohama

There needs to be some wording differences between "pre-puberty" , "post-puberty" and "sexually immature". They are all very different classes of "school girl".

That's what you are focusing on? She's still a minor. Even worst, she is still an elementary school girl. What stage of her development she is in, is completely irrelevant and shines a particular light on you. The victim is a child. How mature or what stage she is in is irrelevant and doesn't justify that man's actions in any way.

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Posted in: Do you check work emails on your days off, after you wake up in the morning or at night after you return home? See in context

Since coming to Japan, one habit that I have cut out is checking work emails outside of working hours. I also don't accept work calls outside of working hours. Japanese companies don't value the time of their employees so I show them the same courtesy.

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Posted in: Japanese dream: Foreign entrepreneur hits the ground running in Tokyo’s tech market See in context


The Japanese dream is real, but those who complain about everything here, are not able to achieve it !!.

That's right Kenta, you tell them. The whole idea that standards or the rule to something has exceptions is just ludicrous. This guy is clearly the normal for all foreigners in Japan. Anyone that can't achieve that level at a minimum has something wrong with them.

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Posted in: 130 countries back deal on global minimum tax for companies See in context

130 countries back this ruling? What this ruling does is actually hurt the smaller countries in favor of the bigger economic powers. If the tax haven countries lose some of their ability to grant those services, companies will reduce their operations in those areas essentially taking money away from these countries that were being exploited by the bigger companies. Now instead of being exploited by companies they are once again exploited by bigger countries.

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Posted in: Americans apologize to Tokyo court for role in Ghosn escape See in context

Some people don't understand the laws in Japan. Especially sentencing. How sorry you are for your actions play a big part in sentencing and leniency in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's vaccination rollout reaches daily rate of 1 mil See in context

To say this vaccination roll out has to do with Japan as a national government would be misleading. Many cities decided to say screw the government and took things into their own hands.

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Posted in: 29-year-old Tokyo man arrested after letting schoolgirl live with him See in context


Yikes. I hope they go easy on the guy if he really is taking in the girl in good faith.

Go easy on him for what? Regardless of if he did nothing with the girl, there are a lot of alarming things about his actions. Befriending school aged girls, willing to take in school aged girls, not even trying to notify her parents, and again, why is he online getting so close to a school aged girl?

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Posted in: Alcohol allowed but no condom distribution in Tokyo Olympic village See in context

Some are asking why do they distribute condoms? There are a lot of chemicals running through the human body and they are heightened during times of competition. It has never been a secret that a lot of "fun" occurs during the Olympics. The condoms simply allowed the fun to be safe. To remove condoms won't change what occurs but rather reduce the chances of safety. I don't believe this rule comes from Japan but rather the IOC in hopes that athletes will just stay in their rooms and not mingle. Some of the biggest companies in Japan are condom makers and I am certain they were looking forward to this particular event. It actually further hurts the Japanese economy with this ban.

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Posted in: G7 pledge to share vaccines, make a fairer global economy See in context

The G7 is still one of the biggest waste of time. They are supposed to be the 7 best countries. Laughable. The world's number 2 economy isn't in it. China, India, Brazil, and Russia are more relevant and economically better than 3 of the 7. 3 of the 7 are not even top 10.

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Posted in: Biden sells G7 on global tax, but U.S. Congress is a hurdle See in context

@The Fu

Congress doesn't matter. They have no say in treaties. This would be a treaty.

The Senate matters. That's a problem for President Biden. The Senate has to ratify all treaties.

The Senate is in congress.

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Posted in: Four decades on, where's the HIV vaccine? See in context

Since the late 90's, according to multiple sources such as the NYTimes, AP, Forbes, and other reputable sites, one of the biggest profits on the books for many pharmaceutical companies are AIDS and HIV treatment drugs. That is one of the primary reasons why there isn't that much of a rush to create a vaccine. It would be reducing one of their biggest profit channels.

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Posted in: Japanese parties vie to boost number of female lawmakers ahead of election See in context

What is the point of rushing to place female lawmakers when you undermine them and discard them soon after? Abe tried to add more female lawmakers, then every single one was forced to resign over a scandal, yet somehow male lawmakers stick around after multiple scandals, and these female lawmakers end up having their voices muted. In every campaign since, there hasn't been a push for female lawmakers and the party was elected just fine. I don't want female lawmakers just for your photo op. Actually give them a voice.

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Posted in: Toshiba colluded with ministry to undermine shareholders, probe finds See in context

I am still confused how Suga has not stepped down yet. I feel like every single month, he is involved in a new scandal.

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Posted in: Former illegal manga site operator gets 3 years in jail See in context


comparing apples and oranges 

When it comes to comparing the different cases it is not a comparing two unlike situations. Because what people are comparing are sentencing patterns where the more severe crimes to public saftey are sentenced more on the minimum side and the blue collar crimes are sentenced more on the maximum.

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Posted in: Former illegal manga site operator gets 3 years in jail See in context


Don't these statements contradict each other?

n all fairness, that's because you're comparing apples and oranges between the two crimes which shouldn't be equated in terms of sentence lengths. Unfortunately, the typical not-so-bright posters (not you) have already commented based on these false comparatives showing their lack of critical thinking skills.


The defendant profited massively off of copyrighted materials and transferred huge sums of money out of the country and into an offshore account. This shows clear intent to break the law (profit off of these manga illegally) and then to further evade wrongdoing by transferring the funds out of the country (which can also be an attempt to evade taxes). Look up how Al Capone finally got arrested (it wasn't the killings).

These two cases have nothing in common thus you become guilty of the same thing that you are being critical of other posters of doing.

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Posted in: Former illegal manga site operator gets 3 years in jail See in context

This man gets more time than sex offenders. Pedophiles and sex offenders often receive a slap on the wrist or very little time. This man got three years in jail. Drug offenders also don't get that much time. The priorities of the legal system is disappointing.

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Posted in: NBA stars urged to end China endorsements, warned over forced labor See in context

Really? The US wants to speak on forced labor and cotton when they refuse to even have discussions on their own transgressions. Comical. How about begin by being an example for others to follow.

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Posted in: Are you in favor of vaccination passports for international travel? See in context

While I understand the inherent risks involved of someone not being vaccinated and contracting covid. I still wouldn't want the line crossed of someone's medical history now being subject to view by those that shouldn't have access to it. It might seem like a small compromise, but it can open the door to much larger things.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of 10-year-old girl 8 years ago See in context

I am a father. Things like this piss me off so much. Especially if its someone you know and welcomed into your home. Someone you and your family should have been able to trust. I would end this man. You just don't touch children... or adults man. But especially leave the children alone to be children and grow. How is she supposed to deal with this trauma? He stripped all of her freedom and even threatened her family. I can't stop getting angry thinking about this story.

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Posted in: Bitcoin down almost 50% from year's high See in context

@Mr Kipling

In 30 years time we will be asking each other..."Do you remember Bitcoin?"

I'm not necessarily a fan of cryptocurrencies but I can't agree with you. The main reason is that countries have long been looking for a way to remove themselves from being tied to the US dollar. Also, people have been searching for ways outside of their country's currencies. The push from the people will ultimately make it stay. Also, once it becomes regulated world wide, it becomes something of a dollar alternative for most countries.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't drops bill to revise immigration law amid opposition See in context

pushing through the amendment of the immigration law, which could worsen conditions for asylum seekers in Japan, could draw public backlash.

The government is comical. They only reason they are putting off an absolutely horrible bill is that they don't want to deal with public backlash during the Olympics.

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Posted in: Japan's Jan-March GDP shrinks 1.3%, hit by virus restrictions See in context

I wouldn't blame this on virus restrictions. I would blame it more on governmental idiocrasy than anything else. The government has been abysmal in their response since Suga took over. I can't believe I am saying this, but I miss the Abe days.

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