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Posted in: 2 Canadians face charges over smuggling of record stimulant amount at Haneda See in context

Why not check ALL bags for illegal stimulants, opioids, anti anxiety medications? The laws are clear on all websites, but all of these millions of tourists are bringing them in thinking the odds are against them getting caught! Same with tax free goods being used in Japan!

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Posted in: At least 130,000 bank accounts affected by latest My Number ID card issue See in context

I have the paper My Number card. I’ve applied 3 times for digital. It was returned to the My Number office every time. ALL of my mail comes to my house where I live. My jyuminhyo address is another house which I also own but my husband lives in it. I pay all of the bills so I need all mail to come to me. My number will not forward the card. I offered to pay for takyubin. They said no. I went to the jyuminhyo city hall and they could not help me. I tried doing my civic duty, but My Number doesn’t realize that many of us don’t fit into a perfect little system. Send the cards to forwarded mail addresses. Make me sign for it. I’ve tried my best to get the digital one but My Number refuses me. What am I supposed to do?

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Posted in: Kishida calls for aggressive wage hikes in push for wealth redistribution See in context

I am truly amazed when I see businesses advertising jobs for ¥900 , ¥1,000, or other ridiculous pathetic amounts. Nobody can live on those wages. Businesses don’t pay time and a half or even follow the current labor laws, so good luck with that wealth distribution plan.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context

I wrote a letter to Mr. Kono offering to help take on this monumental task. I understand and am very educated in business, medicine, and logistics. I have a track record in Japan of getting great results to impossible tasks. In other words, I have proved myself. He never replied. I don’t care about politics, but I care about getting Japan on par with other nations and their vaccine accomplishments. Pfizer is approved for emergency use in Japan. Time to get those shots into arms. Phoning for appointments is too late. It’s a nightmare on the phone lines, as well! It’s time to get the vaccines to cities across this country. With the Kominkans, this is a doable achievement, but somebody with some real know-how needs to be making it happen! These vaccines require special low temp freezers. A big part of the operation is keeping the vaccines safe during transport. I would take it on, just because I’m sad to see Covid cases rising and not a whole lot being accomplished! I’ve always excelled at huge challenges....and this is certainly a huge one, but very sad, as it is life and death!

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Posted in: Abe touts Avigan as COVID-19 treatment despite experts urging caution See in context

n1k1Today  04:38 pm JST

Bravo Fujifilm ! I am so proud of Japan for this ! Right the side effects .. not so nice ...but perhaps for the older population (the vulnerable group may i add) doesn't really make much difference does it ? Live or Die is what it really comes down to for them.

Can't wait for the remdesivir results !

I have great hope for Remdesivir, as a helpful drug in the treatment of COVID-19, however your attitude against older people needs much training/lessons/manners. I hope that you are not a medical researcher, physician, or pharmacologist as your nonchalant attitude and lack of empathy and respect towards older people needs much more training and awareness training. I wish you well. Have a nice day!

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Posted in: 14 more crew have virus on cruise ship docked in Nagasaki See in context

I work in the hospitality industry in Japan. I should rephrase to say, “I worked”.....We are closed for the unforeseeable future. Why can’t cruise ships stop completely too? I know that some have stopped. ALL need to stop. If the ships must come ashore, NOBODY should be allowed off of the ship. This is a deadly pandemic. Sail at your own risk. If somebody aboard falls ill, you are stuck! I stay at home except for once a week grocery shopping where I am covered head to toe! I have a mortgage, many bills, no job, no unemployment insurance, and I live alone. I’m terrified, but I don’t risk my health nor anybody else! Millions of us are in the same situation, so I hope mortgage companies will tack our mortgage payments onto the backend of the mortgage, while we are unemployed. We all must look out for ourselves and each other. It’s boring staying at home, so learn a new anything. Today, I studied common core math. I think it’s corny, but it used my head and kept me entertained. Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay home!!!!

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Posted in: Hotline service to begin for foreigners in Japan for virus inquiries See in context

Does Nagano not have a helpline for foreigners? Karuizawa has many, many foreigners.

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Posted in: Japan calls Ghosn's escape 'unjustifiable' in first official comments See in context

How did he pass facial recognition software and fingerprinting, which I underwent in Tokyo....both airports on exiting and entering? That does not make sense to me!!! I even had to remove my shoes....Nike’s which were a real pain in the butt! They were tight and one size too small! I had to sit on a bench to get them back on! How was anybody else allowed to forfeit this humiliation????

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Posted in: Manager at Turkish jet operator says he helped Ghosn escape because of threats See in context

I went through facial recognition systems and fingerprinting for international flights to/from Japan. I don’t understand how Mr. Ghosn could go through Immigrations and Customs at the Osaka Airport, unless private plane passengers aren’t required to go through the security checks like us “normal” people. Does anybody know?

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Posted in: Nissan not currently considering asking CEO Saikawa to resign See in context

Should he not be in detention center, investigated, and indicted just like Mr. Ghosn and Mr. Kelley? I’m tired of him saying that “he did not know” when anything happens. As a top level executive, it was his business to know. If he is so ignorant, he should be stripped of the CEO title!

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Posted in: School intruder says he intended to stab young Prince Hisahito See in context

I do not understand how “a plumber” was allowed entrance. Obviously, nobody checked to see if a plumber had been contacted and was expected on the property. I ran a large private youchien for 18 years. I took security very seriously. The gates were locked, a monitor/speaker was at the front gate, all guests had to announce their name and why they were there, an employee met them and stayed with them while on the campus, all employees wore a necklace with their name and position listed on it, all rooms had a very high piercing alarm to set off if anything ever happened. We had no famous students like a future Emperor in my school, but every student and every employee’s safety were my responsibility! It was common sense and I took my responsibility for each and every person in my care VERY seriously! I hope this school changes their security protocol! One event is one too many! This should NEVER ever happen in any school!

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Posted in: Incoming emperor's life filled with breaks from tradition See in context

It is an exciting time to be in Japan. Best wishes to the incoming new Emperor and Empress. I have the greatest respect for the current Emperor and Empress and wish them well and much happiness in their futures. It was always so great seeing them every August in Karuizawa. I hope they continue coming back!

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Posted in: 'I have names' - Ghosn vows to clear his name in trial See in context

What were the Board of Directors doing while all of these financial transactions were supposedly happening? They owed an allegiance to the company and the shareholders to make sure nothing damaging could happen to the company’s finances. Are they not being interrogated in a detention center, as well? What about the CFO? Auditors?

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says bail very difficult before trial See in context

His case brought my PTSD back up in full force. I was also an executive, arrested for 40 lousy vidocin pills which I had no idea were illegal in Japan. My business, worth millions after I saved it from bankruptcy, was stolen out from under me by a Japan congressman, and I was in detention center...treated exactly like Mr. Ghosn, but I thumb printed my print to the Japanese documents which I had no idea as to what they said. This happened to me in 2012. It personally cost me $600,000 plus my business worth several millions! I got out on $100,000 bail, went to court 3 times, was found guilty by the media while I was still in detention center, had 4 years of probation, and life finally returned to normal....minus a paycheck, minus a business, and minus 600,000 USD! It was hell! I wore the same plastic sandals as Mr. Ghosn, handcuffs, and ropes around my waist which they held on to. I felt like a dog on a leash! Baths twice a week, bored too death, horrible hard plastic mat to sit on all day long, wearing their horrible clothes, allowed no visitors except my lawyers at night...not during questioning by detectives for hours everyday! I would have admitted to killing JFK if they wanted me to! I hung myself. The translator was horrible in interrogations and in court. I even spoke up in court cause I understood enough Japanese to know the translator was wrong. The judge told my defense lawyers to keep their client quiet! I hope to right the wrongs in my case, thanks to Mr. Ghosn and Mr. Kelly. I am also from Tennessee. I love Japan deeply but the criminal justice system is very sad. I too had never been in any trouble in my life....40 lousy Vicodin (codeine) pills and codeine is legal here! It still blows my mind and really blew my bank account! I’m still trying to recover 6 years later! Losing my business was absolutely so wrong! I got paid nothing for it either! Very painful in so many ways! I also lost my father. He died suddenly in the middle of this mess! He was my biggest supporter! Huge pains! Huge losses! I’m not a criminal and never have been in my life!

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