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Posted in: Costs for managing Japan's nuclear plants to total ¥13 trillion See in context

Japan has by far the most geothermal renewable energy sources of a any other country. Japan knows this and once considered it. However, in the 70's one scientist came out and said that using geothermal energy may end up having a negative affect on hot springs. Once that was said, the government reversed course and stayed away from geothermal energy. They didn't do research or testing. They just stayed away.

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Posted in: Japanese firms not well prepared for increasing floods: poll See in context

To be fair. I doubt most countries are properly prepared for floods.

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

@Commanteer

There are plenty of reasons not to like her that have nothing to do with nationality or race. 

Yes. There are reasons to dislike someone other than race or nationality. However, do not fool yourself into thinking that race and/or nationality played no part in it. An example: blackamoor jewelry which is well known and consider racist against people with dark skin. When Princess Michael was to meet Meghan and her family, she wore that broach even though she knew the implications. Then she tried to feign ignorance even though it was not her first time in that exact same type of incident.

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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

@FizzBit

I bet on 5-6 years tops.

I can't agree with you. If you see how she was treated, not only by the media, but by members of the royal family, you would realize this is a forever move for Meghan. She was successful prior to her marriage; however, wondering how Harry will adjust is the real question. Meghan endured an incredible amount of scrutiny and racism as well as disrespect towards her and her family.

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

@Mr. Kipling

How about a remake of Shaft as a white lesbian?

I think it would be hilarious. Women are able to say things and make certain jokes that men can't necessarily say. I would probably enjoy the film.

I'm not caught up on fictional people being portrayed by other races or gender. Its fiction so it's open to the imagination. Now if Ronald Reagan was portrayed by black woman or Nelson Mandela was portrayed by a white woman that would be purely satirical and it wouldn't be a film that can be taken seriously.

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

Unfortunate to see political correctness potentially ruining a franchise. James Bond is Caucasian in the novel and should stay that way in the movies.

To your argument. The Prince of Persia should not be blue eyed man. Neither should Moses or any of the other Egyptians and Egyptian gods. Neither should the Asian/Hawaiian girl from Aloha. Neither should the Dragon Ball or Ghost in the Shell movies.

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

@oldman_13

Unfortunate to see political correctness potentially ruining a franchise. James Bond is Caucasian in the novel and should stay that way in the movies.

James Bond was never said to be white. At least not by Ian Flemming the creator. He merely says where Bond is from. Not once mentioning his race. The only original James Bond characters to ever have their race mentioned are Dr. No, Oddjob, and Kananga.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

Ghosn's guilt and prosecution wouldn't be so bad if they have a real justification for arresting Kelly and letting all the other Nissan executives off.

Kelly was arrested and is being tried for possibly possessing knowledge of what Ghosn did. But the Nissan exec's had knowledge and stole from the company yet are completely cleared of any wrong doing. But Kelly, who hasn't stolen anything, is still being tried for possibly having knowledge.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

They haven't given us any new information. Yes. Ghosn misappropriated corporate funds. Possibly embezzlement. But what they haven't confessed is why this was allowed by the company and prosecutors while Ghosn and Kelly were arrested.

The report found Saikawa received an excess of around 96.50 million yen ($877,000) before tax via stock appreciation rights, and six other executives were overpaid under the scheme by a total of 57.72 million yen.

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Posted in: Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire's girlfriend applicants top 20,000 See in context

I'm surprised. The number is lower than I expected.

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

This case is ridiculous. She won't let him see their children because she is angry with him? Regardless of what the relationship is between the parents, this can have some seriously damaging effects on the children. They are old enough to read and understand what is going on. They have memories with their father. They have a relationship with him. To suddenly have all of that taken away doesn't have positive effects on anyone's mind.

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Posted in: House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate for Trump's trial See in context

Trump should get a fair trial and a fair decision. However, that won't happen. Its election time and too many Republicans are worried about alienating their voters. They don't want to be known to Trump voters as the ones that ousted Trump.

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Posted in: Kagawa politicians want to set daily limit on how much time kids can spend playing video games See in context

Goodluck with that. The fact that people have monetized it so well for people that are playing and streaming combined with the fact that countries now view it as a sport, it will be harder than ever to get children to put down video games.

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Posted in: Video review of decisions coming to Olympic table tennis See in context

When you are on the wrong side of a video review, it can be an incredibly vexing experience. However, letting a sport play out without all these reviews was part of what made legendary moments. An example: the immaculate reception for the Steelers.

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Posted in: Engaging with the arts may help you live longer See in context

may live longer

Really? A study on something that has no real result? I can throw random statistics out there too. Let's see if it sticks. Watching "Simpsons" may help you live longer.

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Posted in: Environment minister Koizumi to take 2 weeks paternity leave See in context

 want to take a total of two weeks off flexibly, making exceptions for important public duties,

This is akin to taking a few vacation days off. While I commend what he is doing, I want to see him take real time off and do it all at once. Not split two weeks up over the course of a year. I understand his job might be important. But his family is as well. Go spend that time with your family.

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Posted in: Spike Lee to be first black head of Cannes film festival jury See in context

@Mr. Noidall

I think I know the outcome of this.

I'm curious as to what you think the outcome of this would be? I think he is far more objective than any person that does this for the Oscars.

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Posted in: Japan corporate bankruptcies rise in 2019 for 1st time in 11 years See in context

90 percent of the bankrupt companies were small firms with fewer than 10 employees.

Abe's workplace reforms has hit small firms the hardest. Instead of fighting for better benefits from the entire workplace or place more pressure on large firms, he has largely protected big companies and placed his hopes on the working class and small businesses to pick up the slack.

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Posted in: Nissan denies reported plans to split with Renault See in context

The fact that many didn't want to see Nissan merged with Renault and wanted to remove any of Renault's voting shares is the one part of this scandal that people in favor of Ghosn and against Ghosn agree with. The fact that they are now making a public statement about it won't change people's minds.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

seeking single females aged over 20 for the show, which will be shown on streaming service AbemaTV.

Why don't they just call it what it is? A television show designed to line his pockets with even more money and for the network to benefit from it.

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Posted in: Queen agrees to let Harry, Meghan move part time to Canada See in context

Why would they need an old woman’s permission to do anything?

Because Harry is part of the royal family regardless of what he thinks or feels, he needs the monarch's permission to withdraw from royal duties. The monarch, the heir, and the spare are the only ones that are never allowed to withdraw from such duties. For other members, it can be done only with permission of the monarch. Regardless, of what he may think or feel, he is considered a royal no matter where he goes and because of this he cannot just withdraw from his duties.

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Posted in: Yamaha tweet on instrument case after Ghosn escape goes viral See in context

@kurisupisu

Lol

This article is pointless. Do people really need a warning for something like this? Also, sneaking someone in or out with the music equipment isn't a new thing. They've been doing it for a very long time.

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Posted in: Ghosn case adds to Nissan's financial problems See in context

And in December, it said it would not contest a $22 million fine levied by Japan's Securities and Exchange Commission for filing documents that under-reported Ghosn's compensation.

What I suspect happened is that the top brass of Nissan wanted Ghosn out and they used this to leverage a deal with the prosecutors that would let them off the hook for their misdeeds and watch Ghosn burn at the stake. The prosecutors were chomping at the bit to be named the ones that took Ghosn down; however, the case has hot been as open and shut at they were expecting and a lot of things Nissan said they would find hasn't been found so they are doing what they can to salvage the case against Ghosn.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

@WiseOnIn Kansai

analysis of the phone turned up evidence that Carole Nahas had demanded that an executive with the Omani subsidiary and staff at a Lebanese law office refuse to cooperate with Tokyo prosecutors.

That does not prove perjury. At best it can be construed as obstruction. Actions taken after the interrogation does not prove prior knowledge.

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Posted in: Mother arrested over death of newborn child See in context

The hospital was negligent. A woman who was ill came in for treatment. You noticed she had just given birth. This means that they should have contacted the police right away so that they could at least ID the woman and check on the baby. A woman that just gave birth and enters the hospital alone most likely has no one looking after the child.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

The issue with red notices are that they are not enforceable and are merely a soft request to a country that is a member of interpol.

For them to want a foreign government to arrest an innocent woman that wasn't on trial or suspected of any wrongdoing they will need evidence that leaves no doubt.

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Posted in: Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial See in context

The problem is racists not the system.

The fact that you don't see a justice system built on race being one and the same is a bigger problem.

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Posted in: Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial See in context

Oh, newsflash! All gaijin fall under the same umbrella. There's no playing favourites in japan.

So you are saying a justice system that treats all outsiders the same is more unjust than a justice system that treats it's own citizens like outsiders because they are a different color?

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Posted in: Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial See in context

@Yubaru

So you use this argument to justify the system here?

I haven't justified any system. But I can't complain against the Japanese system when the fact remains is that it would probably treat me much more fairly than my own justice system in America as a black man.

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Posted in: Ghosn puts Japan's justice system on trial See in context

@Aly Rustom

No justice system is 100% accurate. Also you would be hard pressed to find a truly fair justice system anywhere. The reality is, it was very unlikely he would have received a fair trial anywhere. Because of his wealth and status justice systems would have either been stacked against him or in his favor.

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