It is very likely that she is not doing it completely without any ulterior motive. But almost every human action is like this. We want to do good things and we and to get acknowledged for it. Not everyone is a total saint… and even if she does it only in order to boost up her husband image or what not, if the children also benefit in the process, I think it's okay.
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At least now he'll get free food in prison.
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@JapanGal: If it was America I would vehemently say innocent until proven guilty...but this is Japan. Maybe he can become the Crying Copper and slam his fists down a few times on the Koban Desk.
I think Japanese deserve the same. Innocent until proven guilty. Though if proven guilty, this copper ought to receive a more serious punishment than usual, being a representative of the law and all that.
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He can make a fortune from TV commercials now! For example, he should be the poster-boy for No-more-tears Shampoo etc. "Even I don't cry when I'm using XXX shampoo"
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@boweevil: Somehow imagining Abe and co. doing something as manly as boxing requires such a huge suspension of disbelief that the analogy falls flat.
(In Vader's voice: ) I find your lack of imagination disturbing. Shirtless Putin is riding bears for crying out loud! http://blog.eternalvigilance.me/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/putin.jpg
Other world leaders should follow this example.
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And I believe that 99% of all human beings lie routinely (police or not).
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Sounds like a good opening scene for an anime. 丸裸になった先生！
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@JaneM: While I do agree that JNTO has to continue the PR campaign under a different motto, I can’t see how the "Cool Japan" one did not work. The number of foreign visitors has been growing for the last several years and you are telling us that the PR campaign has not worked. Hmmm…
Its impact was much less than desired. In this sense it didn't work out as planned. If I buy a computer that works only 70% of the time, I'll say it's not working properly. The "cool Japan" branding attracted some visitors, yeah, but not enough to be considered a successful camping in my opinion. Also, the number of visitors might rise regardless, or even in spite of any PR campaign, due to many other reasons…
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Putin and Netanyahu look and talk like tough guys.
They are actually tough. Nice guys do not survive long as heads of states, especially not in places like Russia and/or Israel (very different places, yes, but both with harsh realities).
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"But what about cool Japan, the government drive to get more foreigners interested in Japan?"
In order to improve its PR, Japan should drop the totally uncool "cool Japan" gimmick. It never worked, and it's just getting worse. (that what happens when you let obviously boring and uncool people to run a "cool" campaign)
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