Appalling. I can’t remember is no defense.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
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.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
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.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
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.
8 ( +9 / -1 )
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.
9 ( +11 / -2 )
Japanese so called justice. Hypocrites.
1 ( +2 / -1 )
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...
7 ( +7 / -0 )
Good grief, 75 years ago. Be more progressive look forward not backward.
8 ( +8 / -0 )
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).
3 ( +4 / -1 )
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.
10 ( +15 / -5 )
Disgusting. The poor child. Some people mustn’t be allowed to have children, they aren’t cut out for it.
7 ( +9 / -2 )
Commendable. Don’t stop there.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
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
1 ( +2 / -1 )
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.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
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.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
Guilty or not this legal system is slapstick and farcical, except it’s not funny.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
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.
8 ( +13 / -5 )
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?
9 ( +14 / -5 )
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.
5 ( +10 / -5 )
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.
17 ( +18 / -1 )