It's the jgovt's own damn fault. Who takes these idiots seriously when they break the guidelines they want others to respect? Don't go out past 8 pm etc etc, but then they get caught partying with 23!!! health ministers until midnight, and that's just one example. I have zero respect or regard for anything this useless government says. This doesn't mean I will go out of my way to put my own health at risk, but I will simply disregard whatever comes out of their incompetent mouths.
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Kawaguchi; former Nissan executive turned whistleblower Hari Nada and former Nissan auditor Hidetoshi Imazu described in their testimonies how they had gone to the prosecutors without consulting the company's board. That led to the arrests of Ghosn and Kelly.
....those pigs, dirty little scoundrels. Ruining two men's lives just like that, over some useless false pride. And yet that dirty RAT saikawa hasn't been touched once. It's so BLOODY SCANDALOUS!!! Words alone can't describe how irritated this entire farce makes me feel about this country and some of the idiots that live here. Ridiculous beyond belief.
Send them to north korea and let them experience the same or worse treatment that Ghosn and Kelly went through.
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Stealing for food is not a crime when nobody gets hurt. I will pay his bill but JT would not care enough to tell me how to.
You have to be joking. Stealing is stealing. So you would be completely fine with it if I entered your house, stole all your food as long as you didn't get hurt?
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The Taylors have been arrested on suspicion of harboring and enabling the escape of someone who has committed a crime. That crime is not bail jumping. It's the original criminal charges Ghosn was facing.
Your message is confusing. You say ghosn committed a crime, but then you say he was facing charges. He hasn't committed any crime seeing as it hasn't been proven yet.
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The article says the judge is called Oshima, but in the tweet Tachibana wrote 高瀬 which is pronounced Takase, not Oshima.
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I really feel sorry for Mr, Mori. He worked very hard for the Olympics and the Japanese people.
He did not work for anyone but himself.
How many countless hours and sacrifices did he make for the Olympics and the Japanese people?
With no less than a two million yen salary per month, yeah, I would sign up too! I don't feel sorry for him in the slightest. You should feel sorry for the Japanese people and yourself, as he was likely paid with everyone's tax money. If anything he was working against the Japanese people, as most didn't want the olympics anymore but he and his buddies insisted they take place.
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Wonderful news. Maybe there's still some hope in this world. Now take it a step further by making him return his royal salary which was too high in the first place.
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Can't any of these greedy, utterly useless cockroaches called politicians go a single day without doing something stupid?
"If there were indeed acts that violated the National Public Service Ethics Law, that could damage people's trust in national public servants,
What trust? You can't damage anything if there's nothing to damage. The trust o meter is below zero for politicians in this country.
and the Justice Ministry will take measures accordingly," Kato added.
Like actually prosecuting people and throwing them in jail? As if.
"We will take appropriate measures after investigating what happened," the statement said.
Yeah, just as I thought. You will do nothing. Wanna bet?
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This decaying zombie needs to be silenced. Whatever little useless life is left in him, strap it to a wheel chair and roll him into an old folks home.
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. “We should pass on the discussion of whether we will hold the Games or not, but instead discuss how we should hold it.”
Hold it without athletes, mkay? Boy would i love to see the look on his face if such a thing actually happened. But it's easy to understand why he wants the games to continue no matter what given his two million yen per month salary.
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It's obvious that lot of people hate Japan first then play armchair lawyer later.
Auto executive-turned-fugitive Carlos Ghosn is under investigation in France for possible tax evasion during his last three years heading Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co., according to a person familiar with the matter.
Now how about France?
How about the armchair lawyers who know a lot about the corrupt French legal system?
Is France also being unfair to Ghosn? Please sound out armchair lawyers, I mean the ones who specialize in the French legal system. Because it seems we have lots and lots of armchair legal specialists who are certain and would bet their lives on how certain they know about how bad the Japanese legal system is treating Ghosn. Now France?
I don't understand what you are trying to prove with this. It only says French authorities are investigating him for POSSIBLE fraud. In other words, nothing has been proven to suggest he is guilty. And that isn't even the point of the previous user who I quoted. He was arguing that if someone flees, they must be guilty. Ghosn fled from Japan, but not from French authorities. So by that logic, he should be innocent, which is obviously totally flawed logic. The point here is not whether he is innocent or guilty. The point is he was presumed guilty in japan from the start and treated as such even before the trial, while japanese employees at nissan who actually admitted guilt weren't touched.
Not only Hiroto Saikawa, also Toshiyuki Shiga, Hari Nada and Toshiaki Ohnuma.
All admitted guilt, but all of them are free without charges.
Yeah, i know. That's why i said guys "like" saikawa as it includes others too. But as for hari nada, i believe prosecutors made a deal with him not to prosecute him in exchange for cooperating with their investigation.
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To Ghosn supporters:
An innocent person doesn't run from the law.
It's more nuanced than that. You are gravely oversimplifying this.
France has problems with him too not just Japan.
Yeah, and? French persecutors recently visited ghosn in Lebanon to question him. He met with them and answered their questions. Didn't run away did he?
More and more evidence is coming out his corrupt, guilty, shady practices. Including his escape. You don't hear innocent CEO doing this.
What evidence? Post it here for all of us to see. If it's evidence you should have no trouble posting specifics. Instead you just remain vague. And are you conveniently forgetting that that guys like hiroto saikawa ADMITTED to accusations of overcompensation yet was barely touched by the prosecutors? Explain THAT to us.
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I come home from a long day at work, and this is the article I read...
As if that article earlier in the day with the ten thousand doctors for the olympics wasn't enough, now this. Freaking unbelievable. No changes, no punishments, nothing but hypocrisy of the highest order. Starting to think they deserve to be physically tortured. These politicians are COCKROACHES.
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Pack of scoundrels is what all these politicians are. Pushing this farce of event called the olympics despite the increasingly worsening situation shows they are just as delusional as trump and all his delusional supporters who refuse to accept the cold hard facts.
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The health ministry said it does not have the authority to require testing centers to share data, but would consider ways to compile private results.
This is so damn annoying to read. I've heard this from other government agencies before and wonder what the freaking purpose is of their existence. If they have no legal authority to do jack squat then give them legal authority at once, or remove them from existence. And PUNISH those idiots in charge who came up with the idea of not giving govt bodies that legal authority.
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Mark my words: This story will soon be buried. This story will soon be a thing of the past. Everyone will only remember how the Gaijin was guilty. The fresh news will be hidden very soon. You will not be able to follow this story in Japan because Japan, Inc. understands that this makes things look very bad for them now. But, who will remember?
Well then the foreign media will have to do EVERYTHING in its power to make sure that Japan is and continues to be ridiculed on a global stage for all these committed atrocities.
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The problem is that, e.g. in case of my Japanese Co- Workers, they don't want to spend time at home.
Many of my male co-workers complain about their wives.
But the Women too. Many are not happy in their marriage and private lives.
All of them want to work as long as possible to avoid going home early.
My company doesn't support home office, and 90% of my coworkers are happy about that.
You know that Japanese people are hard drinkers. That is how they stress out.
Going to Izakaya or Bar after work, drink with Co- workers and complain about the boss and the company.
But not only the men, also the women. Some of my female Co-workers are crazy drinkers.
But now many of the Izakaya and Bars closes earlier or doing some virus preventions. The situation in most Izakayas and Bars are not the same like before.
So the people feel not comfortable and have no valve to release stress.
So they bring this stress home and they get irritated by each single small thing...
Very good point. And this does make me wonder why people start dating, living together or get married in the first place if you feel that your partner isn't suitable.
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All pachinkos are subsidiaries of yaks and thangs. aka "yak gang"
Not true. I have a zanichi Korean friend in Japan whose family runs a chain of pachinko parlors around the country amongst other normal business ventures. They are well off, but have zero affiliation with gangs.
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I agree with all the criticism here above and I would like to ad some. I wanted a business loan from my bank for My profitable company in Japan so I could hire 4 exes people. SMBC did not even look at the businessplan. Foreigners can never be trusted while banks throw billions at unsustainable companies at the same time.
Hi Robert, fellow Belgian here. Does this mean that you are still treated this way despite having PR in Japan? I thought PR changes everything when it comes to loans.
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The board’s investigations often take more than a year, ending in recommendations for government entities on how to improve their practices.
Ah, so no legal sanctions here then, right? Just a recommendation, an urge, a polite plea for cooperation. In other words, zero consequences, a waste of time, and no change whatsoever. Yeah, that sounds about right in Japan.
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Not to generalize, but we often see such stories about involving construction workers, fire fighters or other blue collar workers. I guess these folk are cut from a different cloth.
Threatening police with a knife is only considered to be, 'interfering with police in the performance of their duty'? That sounds like a nice, Japanese way of saying, 'attempted murder'!!
Isn't this what Americans call obstruction of justice? What kinda shocks me is that a police officer could take any disagreement you have with him and turn it into obstruction of justice/interference with performance of duties.
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Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga adjusts his face mask after a press conference on the COVID-19 situation on Dec 25.
Why is he touching his mask from the front and not by the strings like he's supposed to? He's even dumber than I thought. But then again, that perfectly illustrates his failed policies thus far. A pathetic afterthought of a PM he is.
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Mr. Ghosn wants the evidence partly because he wants a trial in Lebanon. Japanese want him to face trial in Japan. This is why they are not handing over the evidence (and as mentioned earlier are no laws requiring them to turn it over to him).
If what you say is true, then Japan really had no business sending its deputy justice minister all the way to Lebanon to desperately try and convince them to hand over ghosn back to Japan, as Lebanon has no legal obligation to do so.
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While I don't approve of what he did, I do wonder if there was social distancing and mask wearing enforced on premise, as that would have made a difference. The article doesn't mention that. If there wasn't, then it's not just him or his strawberry picking circus clown of a prime minister who is at fault, but also the establishment for allowing this to happen, and all those constituents for participating in this.
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The brutha isn't your wife or girlfriend, who cares if he blocks your calls. Get over it.
One guy is the other's subordinate, so it does matter. If you had a subordinate at work who blocked your calls, would you be ok with it? The guy's violent behavior towards his subordinate is of course unacceptable, but blocking your boss' calls is too.
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I don't trust anything this fool says.
He denied the need to curb on the go to travel campaign, but then went back on hjs word, right? Pathetic.
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Make it illegal for anyone to hit or physical punish children.
It already is illegal! I believe they made it illegal last year after that big case with the young 4 year old girl who died from her abusive father. But here is the catch: that law provides no punishment even if people break it. Japan in a nutshell.
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I echo what everyone else is saying here. And boy would I love to see the faces of the Japanese govt AND the entire IOC including that buffoon thomas bach if all athletes refused to come to Japan next year again just like earlier this year because the pandemic wasn't under control. That sure would make them all look like careless, selfish and clueless elitists of the highest order.
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what a burn. Japan wants UNESCO every day but anything else no, especially international human rights conventions
Good point. It reminds me of that story of when ghosn was arrested, the lebanese govt kept trying to contact the jgovt for information but their attempts remained unanswered. Then, once ghosn had fled the country for lebanon, they came crawling over to them, insisting they cooperate and hand him over. Keep ridiculing them and their practices that are unworthy of a first world nation.
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Those days of Japan being considered so safe that wallets and purses accidentally left on trains would be safely returned to their owners, are long gone.
Things have gotten worse overall.
You keep repeating yourself almost every time an article like this comes out. Why?? Please stop. Like Garypen said, good things still happen and I too have gotten my lost stuff back on many occasions. This made the news because it's rather exceptional.
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