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Posted in: Japan considers various options against S Korea 'comfort women' ruling See in context

According to the attached article, 16% of Korean households in Japan receives pubic livelihood assistance. I think that some angry Japanese may request reduction of it, unfortunately. Although its realization is very low, they may insist Japan has been paying too much money to Koreans.


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Posted in: South Korean court orders Japan to compensate 12 former sex slaves See in context

A growing number of Japanese people will hate Koreans, unfortunately.

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Posted in: 53 Hong Kong pro-democracy figures arrested See in context

I am interested in reaction of the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context

Thomas Goodtime

At least Lebanon report their numbers correctly.


Although the Covid-19 is not related with this article,

I think nobody has confidence that Lebanon has reported the numbers correctly. (not only Lebanon but also the other countries. Recently, I read the article that the new data tripled Russia's Covid-19 death toll.)  

In this situation, I think we should focus on the numbers of excess fatal. Maybe, this comment will be erased due to the off-topic rule.

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Posted in: Ghosn asks why Japanese don't come and question him in Lebanon See in context

He doesn't understand 99.999999999999% of Japanese don't want to go to Lebanon due to the Covid-19 and its social unrest.

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Posted in: Tokyo governor warns of explosion in COVID-19 cases See in context

They will understand seriousness after they die.

I feel sorry only for a police man or guard man in the photo.

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Posted in: Enka singer Shoji Koganezawa not indicted for drunk driving See in context

Antiquesaving and bokuda

I am very sorry to bother you, however, my comment is mainly based on the opinion of Japanese lawyer (Mr. Tsunehiko Maeda). If you can read Japanese, you will find his comment in the attached article.


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Posted in: Pandemic, celebrity deaths likely trigger rise of suicides in Japan See in context

I would like to know whether increase of suicide in Japan during the pandemic is particular or not, comparing with the other countries. However, I read the following sentence in the article of CNN recently.

"Japan is one of the few major economies to disclose timely suicide data -- the most recent national data for the US, for example, is from 2018." 

Is this true ?

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Posted in: Enka singer Shoji Koganezawa not indicted for drunk driving See in context

I think non-indictment is possible, if this case is related with his first arrest, only property damage and the certain tolerable conditions. The certain tolerable conditions means low drinking amount, alcohol concentration and more. However, penalty point in driving license is apart from non-indictment. Anyway, I would like the prosecutors to reveal the reason of non-indictment not only for this case.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 856 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 3,571 See in context

It is ironic that total death toll in 2020 is less than that in 2019 because of the Covid-19.

Jan.-Oct.2020 : 1,133 k

Jan.-Oct.2019 : 1,147 k

(so: vital statistics)

Especially, death from pneumonia decreased drastically. The experts analyze the main reason comes from measures against the Covid-19. (wearing masks and washing hands)

However, death from the Covid-19 will increase from now on.

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Posted in: Ghosn case haunts Japan a year after brazen escape See in context

By the way, do you trust the U.N. Human Rights Council which partly consists of non democratic countries.

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Posted in: Ex-transport minister Hata, 53, dies from COVID-19 after falling ill on Dec 24 See in context

The 4 days waiting system was already removed in May. He might have underestimated the Covid-19, as same as many Japanese.

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Posted in: Japan household assets hit record ¥1.901 tril in Sept as virus slows consumption See in context

I think English translation of this article is not accurate. "Assets" should be "financial assets". I think most Japanese understand saving money is not good for economy, however, it can be helped, considering their long post-retirement period and many natural disasters. Anyway, as household financial assets in Japan are mostly held by the elderly generation, the Japanese government may earn huge inheritance tax in the near future.

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Posted in: Takeda CEO urges transparency in virus vaccine rollout See in context

Takeda is developing the drug for Covid-19 and the reporter should have asked him about its progress.

By the way, I would like Mr. Christophe Weber to raise the share price of Takeda much more. The trend of share prices after his succession of the president are as follows;

(2014/6/E → 2020/12/18)

Takeda : 4,699 → 3,877

Otsuka : 3,140 → 4,479

Astellas : 1,331 → 1,539

Daiichi-Sankyo : 1,890 → 3,333

Nikkei Average : 15,162 → 26,763

Very bad result for the shareholders of Takeda so far.

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Posted in: Tokyo raises healthcare alert to highest level after virus cases soar to 822 See in context

Someone looks very delightful and excited.

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Posted in: Japan's space agency finds ample dust, gas from asteroid See in context

It is sad that silly negative comments were made again.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 305 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,667 See in context

As usual, I saw so many elderly people at train stations. Even in the present dangerous situation, they are still so brave.

But watching the attached video, we can find more brave people.


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Posted in: Japanese spacecraft sends capsule with asteroid soil samples on its way to Earth See in context


Let's ignore the silly negative comments.

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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

Frankly speaking, I think most German are not so interested in this issue.

According to the investigation of BBC in 2017, view of S. Korea influence in Germany is as follows;

Mainly negative: 32%

Mainly positive :11% (worst in the investigation)

The rest may be not so interested in S. Korea.

Germany was the worst country for S. Korea from the viewpoint of positive assessment based on the BBC investigation.


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Posted in: Berlin district to keep 'comfort women' statue for now See in context

Unfortunately, Koreans’ childish actions will continue.

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Posted in: Nike ad addresses bullying and racism in Japan; riles up debate online See in context

Although the ad is not a big thing, I think that those who dislike the ad dislike hypocrisy of Nike. They consider Nike touched the sensitive matter for its sales promotion. However, if Nike makes the ad of Chinese bulling to Hong Kong, Mongolia, Uighur and Tibet, they will know Nike is not a hypocrisy company.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at new 29-year high driven by high-tech stocks See in context

Recent trend;

Sell --- Japanese individuals and GPIF

Buy --- Foreigners

(BOJ purchases of ETFs --- decrease)


I think nobody believes Nikkei will be 40,000 except the case of hyper-inflation.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 401 new coronavirus cases See in context

Tokyo is in very dangerous situation now. Everyone should pay attention to infections more seriously.

By the way, I found the following article which is very strange. I would like to make a serious protest against Bloomberg.


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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

In the Covid-19 era, concept of human rights fluctuate and fragile. I often think of the below.

The countries whose average length of lives are short --- human life value is relatively low.

The countries whose average length of lives are long --- human life value is relatively high.

Considering the Covid-19 death tolls of each country, human life values (or rights to live) of some countries may be relatively low.

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Posted in: Human rights panel: Japan was wrong to detain Carlos Ghosn; owes him compensation See in context

As a joke, some Japanese say Ghosn should have stayed in Japan, considering the Covid-19 and social unrest in Lebanon. The prison of Japan may be safer than his luxury house in Lebanon. Anyway, I hope he will be always happy because he was a excellent chairman who had revived Nissan for Japan.

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Posted in: Global monetary easing lifting Japanese stocks despite weaker economy See in context

As you indicated, the exit strategy is quite difficult after too much purchases of the BOJ. Some analysts think the BOJ may sell the purchased EFT to Japanese individuals with the certain discount, although nobody knows the feasibility.

By the way, now Japanese individuals have enough money to purchase stocks after selling their stocks in November and TOB of NTT Docomo. TOB of NTT Docomo will generate cash of JPY 4 trillion in the next week. If the share prices tumble, they may purchase the stocks aggressively again.

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Posted in: Global monetary easing lifting Japanese stocks despite weaker economy See in context

Investment trends by investor type in November are as follows; (till the second week)

Foreigners : Net purchase of JPY 741 billion (only the spot, if including the future, net purchase of JPY 2,160 billion)

Individuals : Net selling of JPY 1,119 billion

Surge of Nikkei index in November has been caused by purchase of the foreigners. Individuals seem to think the present situation is small bubble and continue to sell their stocks. On the other hand, the foreigners may overestimate the present Japanese economy.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 534 new coronavirus cases as Japan goes on maximum alert See in context

In order to reduce the total death toll from the Covid-19 and suicide, I think the "Go-to" campaign should be limited only for the young people. And the Japanese government should ask the elderly people for staying home as much as possible for a while. We see so many elderly people go out for their leisure.

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Posted in: IHO OKs proposal that maintains exclusive use of 'Japan Sea' name See in context

I can't understand why IHO is considering the allegation of Korea. Every country except Korea uses the name of Japan Sea.

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Posted in: Nikkei ends at 29-year high; nears 26,000 mark on Japan's GDP growth See in context

I will not say this is good or bad. It just makes me standing in awe on how the current Nikkei is only a half of what it was in 1990s.


The highest Nikkei index ever is JPY39,000 and the current one is not a half, although the component of the present Nikkei index is different from the one in 1990s. If possible, please make an accurate comment. Anyway, Japan's GDP has not changed at around JPY 500 trillion in a long time without growing.


The highest of total fair values of the first section of Nikkei index in 1990s --- JPY 591 trillion

Today --- over JPY 660 trillion

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