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Posted in: World Rugby slams Scotland legal threat over typhoon-hit game See in context

Not very in keeping with rugby this talk of legal action.

Perhaps Scotland could’ve put in a better performance in its other games. Perhaps they should challenged the laws stipulating a declared draw in these circumstances.

As for those critiquing the choice of Japan fro the World Cup, typhoons hit all the time and are the equivalent of a British summer storm. This one is a once in a generation type, so most rare. Get over yourselves, Japan is a fantastic choice for host country who can’t account for all acts of God same as the rest of us.

Now the Scotland chief has said this I’m shouting louder for a Japan win, and knowing these typhoons it will have passed by morning and it will be game on. Know what you’re dealing with Scotland before you cry foul!

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Posted in: 7 injured after taxi veers into street music event in Nagoya See in context

Appalling. I can’t remember is no defense.

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Posted in: Whaling town Taiji begins dolphin hunt See in context

Japan leading’ from the back again. Shame on you.

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Posted in: Yahoo Japan to end ivory trade on its websites See in context

Very disappointing to learn this was in fact still going on. Japan leads the world morally at nothing. It can and should do better.

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Posted in: Japan under pressure over past hunting of endangered whales See in context

All nations, all people need to become responsible for their actions. Humans pinpoint species to destroy, ostensibly for human benefit, however it breaks a perfect chain in nature causing imbalance. Humans are increasingly seeing the effects of this approach today. Do we sit by and watch fish, stocks reduced 95% fall to zero, watch the Amazon, lungs of the world reduced to the tipping point where desertification happens, do we sit and watch Japan drive a species extinct, in this case for very little if any perceived benefit? No. Responsible nations are going to need to take more control of the stewardship of the planet, or frankly the human race is gone.

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Posted in: Portable fans a breath of fresh air in sweltering summer heat See in context

What a shame we humans are happy to buy the latest disposable item made of plastic rather than changing our behavior to help the planet and stop the record heat in the first place. Wishful thinking I know, I’m guilty too but considering ways to improve my actions.

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Posted in: Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in S Korea feud See in context

Boycott Japan? He’ll im boycotting Korea. One family break in Korea cancelled, I was also on the cusp of buying a Samsung Android cell but have gone with iPhone.

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Posted in: 'No Japan' banners scrapped in Seoul district after outcry See in context

I’m a neutral but South Korea disappoints me immensely. Japan closed the compensation case, the Korean government kept the money. The Japanese government quite rightly considers it case closed (how many times will South Korea otherwise come back). That said, the Japanese firms themselves should, minimum as a gesture, pay some compensation privately to whatever trust there may be set up.

As for the behavior of South Korean stars etc, disgraceful. Ripping up plane tickets, inciting hate, really very childish actions that are seeds of hatred.

I’m a consumer. I had intended a 4 day weekend with my family in South Korea, but this is so against what I stand for that I have chosen to take my family to Taiwan for a short break instead. This is my quiet means of protest.

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Posted in: An interview with #KuToo founder Yumi Ishikawa See in context

Good call and good on her. I’m always struck by how feminine and elegant Japanese ladies are but they are elegant even without such things as high heels. Time the playing field was leveled men.

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Posted in: Man who lost wife, daughter in car crash conducts petition against driver See in context

Japanese so called justice. Hypocrites.

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Posted in: Japan Post unit admits to mismanaging 90,000 insurance policies See in context

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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Posted in: Calls for boycott of Japan grow in S Korea as labor row simmers See in context

Good grief, 75 years ago. Be more progressive look forward not backward.

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Posted in: Whale meat fetches 'celebration prices' after Japanese hunt See in context

My 50%+ tax rate contributes?!

helps make my decision easier.

so long Japan...

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Posted in: Malaysia arrests 3 Japanese cosplayers in festival raid See in context

Wow. Major crime Malaysia, well done...(yes I’m being facetious).

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Posted in: New law takes effect, banning smoking in gov't buildings, schools See in context

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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Posted in: 25-year-old mother arrested over death of 2-year-old daughter See in context

Disgusting. The poor child. Some people mustn’t be allowed to have children, they aren’t cut out for it.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven Japan to sell 'onigiri' in bioplastic wrappers See in context

Commendable. Don’t stop there.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic tickets: Be prepared to be disappointed See in context

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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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics to ban fans from posting photos, video of events on their social media accounts See in context

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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Posted in: Man arrested for pointing laser at U.S. military plane in Tokyo suburb See in context

The guy is a complete imbecile. Lock him up.

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Posted in: Chinese court hands Japanese man 5 1/2 years in prison over spying See in context

Ha ha, China, Champion in Hypocrisy

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Posted in: 91-year-old driver who hit pedestrians killing one, gets suspended sentence See in context

If he ran a red light, then shame on him, prison sentence it should be!

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Posted in: Car hits group of preschoolers in Shiga Pref; 2 dead See in context

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...

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Posted in: Car hits group of preschoolers in Shiga Pref; 2 dead See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn granted release on ¥500 mil bail but can't contact wife See in context

Guilty or not this legal system is slapstick and farcical, except it’s not funny.

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Posted in: Ghosn to be indicted on new charge on Monday See in context

Surprise surprise. What a shockingly bad justice system Japan has. Lock you up until you go stir crazy and admit to anything. Poor. Prosecutors are inhumane.

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Posted in: China says Japan should do more to seek cooperation, not competition See in context

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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Posted in: Court extends Ghosn's detention until April 22 See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn, suffering from kidney failure, was arrested illegally: defense document See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

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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