It’s a Japanese firm close to the government by shareholder and more. Watch the ‘feather rapped on the knuckles’ so called punishment they’ll get.
Now, if they were a foreign company, different story...
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Good grief, 75 years ago. Be more progressive look forward not backward.
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My 50%+ tax rate contributes?!
helps make my decision easier.
so long Japan...
0 ( +4 / -4 )
Wow. Major crime Malaysia, well done...(yes I’m being facetious).
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Why so much effort and expense to support what is 19% of the population that still smokes, what a waste. Further, laws exist to control where to smoke and they are never enforced e.g. Shinagawa-my no walking and smoking is a joke, and cigarette butts - littering - is never challenged.
Worst for me though is I have young kids, so where I am my wife once ate out regularly we found only 1 local restaurant that is no smoking - Kushikatsu Tanaka - and 1 other where we can hire a private room away from smokers. I’ve plenty of money to spend on nights out but seems restaurateurs prefer the 19% minority smokers business.
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Disgusting. The poor child. Some people mustn’t be allowed to have children, they aren’t cut out for it.
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Commendable. Don’t stop there.
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Mmm. Expected as much, Olympic ‘backhander’ Committee sends tix to the highest bidders I’m sure. Actually I got x 2 tix for a minor event, but so disappointing to:
a) use the travesty of a website that is trying to host this and failing
b) hear that so many residents won’t get a shout
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Folks, I can assure you that this is entirely down to the Olympic Committee, nothing to do with Japanese or Tokyo Metropolitan governments. The Olympic Committee are fond of protecting their revenue streams (greedy actually) and as social media develops so their terms and conditions have. It is sad they feel they need to go this far.
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The guy is a complete imbecile. Lock him up.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
Ha ha, China, Champion in Hypocrisy
3 ( +3 / -0 )
If he ran a red light, then shame on him, prison sentence it should be!
0 ( +3 / -3 )
Time for cameras at traffic lights that take a pic when cars run a red, and time for this to be a painful penalty, fine and points. Why police time is spent on ‘mouse traps’ for minor athletically minor infractions that will never cause death rather than tackling truly dangerous driving issues I don’t know...
3 ( +3 / -0 )
Not aware if it is a factor here but Japan seems heavily populated by traffic lights. I note that though the law says you should slow down on amber (orange) most drivers speed up. Many still go through red. This should end.
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Guilty or not this legal system is slapstick and farcical, except it’s not funny.
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Mmm. Agree cooperation is a good thing, but, China, you beat on about a World War history that was 80 years ago at your convenience, ask for atonement, when the Communist Party has killed millions (fact) of its own people yet shown no atonement if it’s own.
Back to the point, collaboration is a good thing, assuming participants genuinely engaged for good of all and not just national politics.
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Why weren’t Olympus, Toshiba, TEPCO, Taisei, and so many other company executives treated similarly?! For TEPCO and Taisei they put lives at risk, but nothing.
This is disgraceful, a tactic to bully and get confession only. What if they find him innocent?
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It’d be disappointing and odd if Carlos, richer than rich that he is, ‘enriched’ himself for only $5M, surely not and part of the Saikawa plot?
As for the legal system tactics, disgusting, and the law supports it.
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Carlos and Horie pissed off Japanese establishment, but Tepco chiefs who nearly killed us all who should be shot underwent no such treatment, not to mention Olympus and a whole host of others.
Sad to see these very low double standards. More is expected of this country.
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So many intolerable people saying birds need killing. Sad. Misguided.
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Facts are people who willing kill animals have mental issues. There was the kid who beheaded Jun Hase years ago who was known as the local kid who cut the heads off of cats. Why is it not acted on. Hope this guy gets a sentence and mental help.
Also, someone in my neighborhood cross bowed a cat to death. It will be his last action if I catch him.
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“Do you think it's a problem unique to Japan? Perhaps you should inform yourself more and you will see that the reality is different.”
Japan is a developed nation, it can set examples, it doesn’t belong in the third world or dictator league of standards.
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I’m not sure how credible Japan and Norway can be given their withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission. But otherwise wake up Japan. I go to a convenience store and buy one item and have a spoon, a fork, a wrapped hand towel and a plastic bag to carry it thrown at me (I turn these down). Everyone I buy is far too individually wrapped, wrapper within a wrapper, within a wrapper, it isn’t clean or quaint it’s abusive of the environment.
Fix this first Japan before you take your tarnished record of global leadership on the road.
5 ( +7 / -2 )
Why does Japan allow such bullies to get away with their appalling behavior?! In all my years managing people I’ve always met my objectives and never treated anyone in this way - not once. This guy gets off on it.
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Time Japan showed less developing nations some leadership. Not leadership in paying ridiculous money for a species pushed to the brink of extinction - it being classed as endangered - but by showing proper management of the oceans and it’s riches, be it tuna, whales or other.
This is a sad story, a celebration in killing an endangered species.
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I knew roughly about how Japan (falsely) gets a 99% conviction rate, but this is baring it all for the world to see. This repeat extension and filing of new charges is poor, why were they unable (inept?) to file it all the first time, or is it just a means to maintain the 99%+ conviction rate. Either way it is extremely disappointing a country like Japan. They can do better than this system and it should be up for reform.
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