We have gone way past the point where anything said by Suga should be quickly and completely ignored
For that matter, anything by japanese government can and should be ignored. I'll give them credit for the company-wide vaccines while they lasted, but everything else by them is an,utter farce.
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This is where I will give Japanese companies like Yamato and Sagawa credit. They usually do a bang up job. I wonder why Amazon in the US can't make deliveries like the Japanese companies do in Japan, like only delivering the package when someone is present, or liaising with nearby stores or drop off points to have it delivered there. In that regard, conbinis and PUDO stations are a great option in Japan.
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It’s easy to blame these people for being selfish but context is important.
The government asks the people to stay home, refrain from drinking and enjoying entertainment outside of the home. Given the current pandemic, that’s a fair request.
However, the same government is prioritizing an event that clearly will heighten the risks of infection and is purposely ignoring the will of the majority of people.
In addition the same government continues to put people in harm’s way by not mandating mandatory work from home policies, stuffing them into trains every morning and as salt on the wound, try to take away the few joys that people have in an already stressful society.
Not just that. That same government repeatedly gets caught doing the exact opposite of what it wants its citizens to do. That's rubbing salt, lemon juice, and vinegar in the wound all at once.
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At this stage, I just don't care any more. Let the people drink if they so choose. Not only is the govt holding those bloody olympics, but let us not forget that this very govt got caught MORE than once going out partying with its own people in drinking establishments during the SOE when they were asking the citizens not to. Hypocrisy of the highest order. No one should take these idiots seriously. Just ignore whatever they say and do as you please. They only have themselves to blame.
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The Japanese government has asked airlines to halt new bookings by the general public for flights arriving in Japan during the period when arrivals of athletes and delegation officials for the Tokyo Olympics increase
Or else what?? If I were an airline, I'd give the japanese government the middle finger. Asking airlines to bend over backwards so the government can have its way with their RETARDEDLY stupid olympics nobody wanted? Nah.
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5x the average wage is a big differential, but nothing like you see in the private sector, particularly in other countries.
We're not talking about the private sector here, but about government elected officials. Two different things.
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They were paid that amount, they did not earn it in the majority of cases.
In any of the cases. I work in IT recruitment, and for people to be earning 24M yen as a total salary package, they need to be highly performing sales people or director level sales people who consistently hit or overachieve their targets. These cockroaches in this article, starting with Senile Suga as an example, are barely worth 10% of their salaries.
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Why don’t news stories specify each time the perpetrator is Japanese?
Probably because we are in Japan, so Japanese getting arrested is commonplace. When a non-Japanese gets arrested, which is unusual, they mention the nationality. I actually think this way is better than just saying "a foreigner got arrested"
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I'm surprised to see 43% still haven't been notified.
I received my vaccination voucher in the mail last week, and i'm a foreigner too. And just one day later, our company announced it received a slot to get vaccinated as a company. We all got our first shot of the moderna vaccine yesterday. I did feel some side effects though, like pain in my arm, and a bit of fever/tiredness. Still feeling it today too.
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So how much did he pay to the family of the one boy? Was it $12 million? or $13?
MJ and his team didn't want to go to court at that time as the boy was able to describe Michael's private parts, including some unusual skin blemishes in great detail.
I guess you think OJ was innocent too? :)
Ah, the classic comparison with the OJ Simpson case. It always comes up when people talk about MJ. Look at the evidence that was presented in court before you jump to conclusions. One case isn't the other.
As for the pay off, I assume you're thinking about the Jordan Chandler incident back in the 90s. Yes, he did paid him off, but in an interview he once said that he regretted that. His entire team wanted him to just pay off the victim so he could continue making music and money, and that a court case would take too long and be too costly. MJ complied against his own judgement. You like to pin the blame on MJ, but why did the family even consider accepting money from someone and not fight it out in court instead if they knew he was guilty? Ever considered that? A recording was also found of Evan in the past where straight up said stuff like "I'll be rich! No one will ever believe him!", referring to MJ in an attempt to extort money from him. Also FYI, Jordan Chandler's father Evan Chandler committed suicide in 2009, and him and Jordan were said to not have spoken to each other after that pay off. Coincidence? I think not .
Look it up yourself if you don't believe me.
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Michael Jackson surrounded himself with hoards of paparazzi. He knew exactly what he was doing in regards to having his children photographed
Completely false. Being as famous (and at times eccentric) as he was, the paps followed him wherever HE went. He went in disguises very often to not be recognized. And as for his kids, he covered them with masks when they were younger to avoid others recognizing them.
That MJ was a serial child abuser that used his wealth and fame to get away with it.
You must have conveniently missed that trial he was on in 2005 where he was found not guilty on all counts.. And no, he wasn't cleared of all charges just because he was famous. There was no evidence to be found to the contrary, and the witnesses that accused him were found to have lied. If you don't believe me, then I suggest you look it up yourself. Look up the court transcripts, and search for interviews of his lawyer Thomas Mesereau.
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In 2017, however, battered by accounting scandals and massive writedowns on its U.S. nuclear reactor business, Toshiba had to quickly seek a large capital injection from overseas investors. As a result, activist investors are estimated to account for 25% of Toshiba's shareholder base.
So, Japan inc. desperately wants foreigners to bail them out financially because they themselves are utterly incompetent and extremely corrupt. But once that has happened, they want no interference from them so they can keep running their corrupt little business as they see fit and even threaten them by using their government buddies (nissan and Carlos Ghosn, anyone?). This is absolutely scandalous. I would never invest another cent in an establishment like that. That said, I hope this can be the start of positive reforms.
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Yup, everything is fine! No reason to cancel the Olympics here, nope. Just keep on going, maybe get those trains a bit more crowded for good measure.
That reminds me, those cancerous idiots in the govt never apologized for the chaos caused by reducing the trains right after GW, nor did the senile and utterly incompetent PM ever apologize for his recent highly insensitive remarks on the nurses and their holidays. Pack of scumbags rotten to the absolute core.
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The difference is we actually think and dare to challenge the norm. If it will disturb the Wa but will serve a better good, then so be it, right? The government will have no one to blame but themselves if cases spike in the next few days. The people can only stay disciplined and put up with restrictions for so long.
Yeah I see your point. Except, the govt is unlikely to take any blame because of their sheer arrogance. I bet that come Monday, they will all be like "well gee, we just don't get it. We reduced the trains during GW and asked, no urged the people to restrict their movements. But they didn't listen to us. They're clearly not cooperating. We will need to have another press conference announcing meetings to think about thinking about raising more awareness and more urging"
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How can it be that a lot of posters on JT are able to see this coming from miles away, yet the people who are supposed to run this country, aren't? Mind boggling.
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I bet they're going to apply for unesco status next.
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She urged people to curtail movement as a way to limit the spread.
How about you lead by example and urge your little politician friends to do this first, huh?
Japan had hoped a "short and powerful" emergency would contain a fourth wave of infections just under three months before Tokyo is set to host the Olympic Games from July 23.
The stupidity of that statement is on par with that senile strawberry picker suga expecting nurses to help out at the olympics because he HEARD they were on leave. God, the fact that you think it's OK to HOPE something will be effective is is so damn irresponsible! You really shouldn't be running the govt at all!
"Based on the analyses from various angles, my thinking is that we need an extension of the state of emergency," Koike said.
Oh, STFU you ugly old witch. You analyzed nothing. It's obvious to anyone with half a brain.
"The Tokyo 2020 Games are a highly significant event that serves as a beacon of hope for the world."
No, the games are only highly significant for you and your corrupt little friends and the IOC. Knock it off with this BS of using the games for anything else. You all ought to be thrown in jail for grand misuse of public funds.
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Wow! They have security guards in combinis in Yokohama? Tough neighborhood!
Did you read past the first paragraph? It's literally written in the second paragraph that it wasn't a conbini.
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And sadly, here is what will happen; these incensed people will want to make their voices heard at the next election, but the only candidate will be an LDP stooge, or a coalition partner, or at best an opposition member who is a dropout LDP stooge and who quit the LDP when he didn't get his way. The LDP will maintain its current ranks and will say they are mandated to ask for said nurses to aid in the Olympics. There might be a few "retirements" along the way, but nothing is going to change out of this.
And sadly, I think you are right. It makes me truly wonder just why there aren't any decent politicians amongst the hundreds or thousands in this country. Hatoyama voiced his opinion yesterday, but where was he the rest of the time? I have barely heard from him since he stepped down as PM. And then there's the apathetic Japanese population that barely votes and only keeps shouganai'ing through life.
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I don't get why he got arrested for obstruction of justice and not for arson, which is what the police was there for.
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I echo what everyone else is saying here, but I just had to comment on this bit:
“I’ve heard many are taking time off now. So it should be possible.”
HAHAHA, my god!! Just how big of a retard ARE you?! You HEARD they are taking time off???? So you're not even sure about it, you're just speculating! And you're a prime minister no less! Check your bloody facts before opening your senile old mouth, and maybe think about why these people are taking time off. This must also be how this moron runs the country the rest of the time, based on rumors and hearsay.
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"We have not been able to curb the movement of people. We urge residents to stay home as (more contagious) coronavirus variants are spreading," a Tokyo metropolitan government official said Thursday.
That's because nobody wants to listen to a bunch of idiots like you guys who say one thing but do another yourselves. Your policies also are highly inconsistent and have no teeth, so this is what happens.
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Well, good to see there is some kind of positive change happening in corporate Japan. That being said, the Ghosn case is still very fresh in my mind, so to be perfectly honest, I don't trust the Japanese. They are praising foreign investors now because they are bringing about growth, but I bet that as soon as they get a chance to, they will want to take back power and exclude foreign management, or even worse, repeat the whole nissan debacle again.
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In not seeking an indictment, the prosecutors had said they took into account that Sugawara, 59, stepped down as minister of economy, trade and industry in October 2019 and apologized for the matter.
Cockroaches. That's literally all I see politicians and prosecutors in the legal system as in this country. Corruption, hypocrisy, double standards...Yes, cockroaches is the only fitting description.
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How about giving some more money to the PEOPLE for a change instead of businesses only?! God, you useless bunch of idiots!
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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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