LandOfTheLost comments

Posted in: Ghosn's wife appeals to Trump for help in U.S. media interview See in context

Trump doesn't like foreigners, why would he help him?

I thought Abe and Trump were besties.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife appeals to Trump for help in U.S. media interview See in context

Deadforgood

No, she is not in any legal trouble, but her rights are being violated. She as an American citizen has every right to ask for his assistance. Trump is a bit of a wild card, so you never know what could happen.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife appeals to Trump for help in U.S. media interview See in context

Deadforgood

It's pretty clear you didn't read the article.

"I am an American citizen. I would like, you know, President Trump as my president, to when he's at the G-20, to address these issues with Prime Minister (Shinzo) Abe," Carole Ghosn said.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife appeals to Trump for help in U.S. media interview See in context

Wow, I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, but if he becomes involved, this could become a thorn in Japan's side. Pretty smart move on Carole Ghosn.

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Posted in: Japan, U.S., S Korea agree to work for N Korea's denuclearization See in context

Bass4funk

Why? We didn’t nuke anyone yet and we have no reason unless we have no other choice.

You are kidding, right?

Remind us how the U.S. ended the war with Japan?

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Posted in: Politician’s birthrate plan: Parents should nag their kids to have at least 3 babies See in context

The stupidity of Sakurada's comments are almost comedic. It's rather sad and frightening that we have such buffoons like him running the country.

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Posted in: Many Tokyo firms unprepared for Olympic traffic congestion See in context

Choosing Tokyo to host the Olympics was one of the brightest decisions (I doubt a lot of thought went into it). Of all the places in Japan, Tokyo is already congested to the max. During the rush hour people are already agitated and aggressive on their commutes through the city. Just wait till all those visitors arrive for the Olympics and you won't be able to get on your train.

Businesses not knowing what to do are the least of our worries. I don't even think the government has the slightest idea what they are going to do about it. Funding for an over the city monorail went out the window with those budget cuts. We are going to be in for a fun ride.

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Posted in: Man arrested for using dog shock collar to discipline his children See in context

Wow, father of year award goes this guy!

Uneducated parents doing stupid things to poor children.

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Posted in: Would former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest be a factor in whether or not you decide to buy a Nissan car in the future? See in context

Well, Nissan's sales already show that there is little support for the company. With Nissan's car sales down spiralling, consumers are going to become increasingly wary about buying their vehicles.

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Posted in: Prosecutors decide not to indict man over killing of Tokyo foster home head See in context

So, Hitoshi Tahara was not indicted because...?

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Posted in: Taste of Japan in Rome See in context

Educator60

> "And you’re perfectly welcome, as an ordinary tourist, to do so. Note Abe is a Prime Minister, representing his country at an event introducing Japanese cuisine to the locals."

I don't get your logic here. So, because he's the Japanese Prime Minister, he should only drink and eat Japanese cuisine? Mind you, he was not hosting the event, he was attending like the rest of the locals.

Have you ever tried Japanese cuisine in France? It's not exactly all that great.

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Posted in: Abe orders safety checks in all child abuse reports See in context

The saddest thing here is that Abe didn't realize there was a problem until he received international criticism. You'd think they were already trying to tackle these problems. What a pity!

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Posted in: Nintendo seeking growth sources as Switch sales slow See in context

Nintendo's lack of diverse games and high price point have definitely hurt their sales.

On top of that, with Nintendo shutting down emulation sites around the world, it has left a negative image of the company with hardcore gamers.

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Posted in: Ghosn case rattles Japan's expat business community See in context

"Most have been told by their parents, teachers, and TV their whole lives that Japanese are different, special, and literally ethnically, morally, and culturally superior." 

That sounds a lot like the mentality of another country during World War II. It still is surprising to see countries like Japan still teaching this kind of rhetoric in the modern age.

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Posted in: Chinese ambassador accuses Canada of 'white supremacy' in Huawei case See in context

'White Supremacy'? That is completely absurd considering many of the leaders in Canada are also of Chinese descent. It kind of seems like China is trying to make Canada feel bad into releasing Meng Wanzhou.

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

Semperfi

Ghosn case will not impact trade with Japan.

You are dreaming - or know nothing about inexorable pernicious capitalism

Who said anything about this case directly impacting Japanese trade? If the world behaved like China, that might be the case.

This story is not just about Ghosn. When Japanese businesses scout for talent, people around the world will think twice about coming to Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

Quality? State of the art?

Japanese businesses have been struggling for a long time. Just look at the stock market. When it comes to technology, there are a lot of players in the market, so that meal is getting smaller day by day. And, with all those scandals in recent times, the image of quality and Japanese products have sadly been fading away.

Having the best product doesn't necessarily equal profits. Just look at Sony, they've been struggling to grasp that for decades.

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

Semperfly

The whole business world is NOT talking about this case.

Are you kidding !? There are real time issues.

The Business world is more interested in how China's economy impacts them, the US interest rates, the Brexit situation.

Like I was saying before, the business world is very keen about this story. While this story may not go well for Ghosn, this may have a have an impact on Japanese businesses in the future.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly used Nissan fund in dealing with personal investment See in context

Tinawatanabe

Tina you said that only these three countries were interested in this case. A government of another country does not need to make a public announcement in order to show interest in a case.

Semperfly

The whole business world is NOT talking about this case.

*Are you kidding !? There are r*eal time issues.

The Business world is more interested in how China's economy impacts them, the US interest rates, the Brexit situation.

I do agree Ghosn's case is not on the top of the news, but this case is being watched carefully because many companies do business with Japan, so yes this is definitely a big story and everyone is interested about it in the business world. If you haven't seen any of the news reports, maybe your reading too much domestic stories.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly used Nissan fund in dealing with personal investment See in context

Tinawatanabe

Only from France, Brazil and Lebanon,  who have interests in this case.

You are making this assumption based on what exactly?

The entire business world is talking about this case, and it doesn't look very good on Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's rising sun flag removed from classroom at Canadian school See in context

Gambare Japan!

As always, your comments continue to baffle me.

Do you understand how sanctions work? Or, do you even know what the word means for that sake?

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Posted in: Japan's rising sun flag removed from classroom at Canadian school See in context

Ma Go

What is the name of the secretary who being held by the FBI?

"The Canadian government needs to investigate the parents of that Korean students, and their stakeholders."

Excuse me, the Canadian government should do what? Nobody has committed any crimes. Canada is neither China or Japan. An actual democracy is in place in Canada, which means every single citizen has the right to voice their opinion. If everyone wants to erect a comfort woman statue they have every right to.

Generally in Canada there is a diverse opinion, but since we live in a democracy, we can vote on things.

Targeting groups due suspicion is what got Japanese people targeted during the world war. We've moved far past that, I think Japan should too.

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Posted in: Japan's rising sun flag removed from classroom at Canadian school See in context

How does removing war-time Japanese flaq from the classroom equate to censorship?

Unlike Japan, Canadian institutions do not allow polital bias or censorship of history in their textbooks. Removing a flag due to its association with war-time Japan is understandable. Should we also hold up Germany's wartime flag?

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Posted in: 'I want to thank me,' says rapper Snoop Dogg on getting Hollywood star See in context

BeerDeliveryGuy

"Snoop was never “Gangsta” and doesn’t pretend to be, he attended a rich high school where he sold weed to Cameron Diaz."

Don't know where you are getting your information, but you are definitely misinformed. First off, Snoop was arrested for selling cocaine, and he was in jail frequently.

He was well known back in the days on Deathrow for being a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips. No one would dare pretend to be one of them unless they wanted a target on their back.

Nowadays, he's an old man. Of course he's not going to portray an adolescent behavior, especially not with his wealth and status.

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Posted in: U.S. puts yakuza figures, companies on sanctions blacklist See in context

"Why is the US doing this? Why doesn't the Japanese Government do this?"

The simple answer is the Japanese government and the Yakuza are quite heavily tied together.

If you look at any of English university published textbooks on organized crime in Japan, you will find that many former prominent politicians in the country came from Yakuza families throughout the 20th century. Yakuza members are not exactly what you see in the movies.

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Posted in: Abe faces host of diplomatic, economic issues after cabinet revamp See in context

Hiro

"And so far none of the women ministers in foreign country is doing good so far. They are basically burning their countries down."

I'm sorry, where is your logic behind this statement? It's poorly informed individuals like this that put Japan behind in the world.

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Posted in: Which do you think is better: Apple's iOS or Android? See in context

The interface of IOS certainly looks better, but with the iPhone's restrictions and limitations, I'd say Android is superior. Android is for a bit more tech savvy individual.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

Well, I don't think it's a question of whether other countries are willing to share their information with Japan.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

Peeping_Tom,

Unfortunately, the information you are requesting is not readily available to the general public. These documents can only be accessed from university archives.

The Yomiyuri Newspaper should be easily accessible since this is Japan.

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Posted in: Koike again skips tribute to Koreans killed after 1923 quake See in context

While Japan was not in any specific wars in 1923, it was still occupying and defending territory in East Asia, was it not?

Would the Yomiyuri newspaper have asked citizens to aid the police if they had sufficient forces in Japan?

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