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Posted in: Mother in Arizona accused of killing her 2 kids had been under scrutiny See in context

I work under UK Law therefore, ours is not the American system.

In the US, we have the 4th Amendment, which, guarantees protections against unreasonable search or seizure.

I think it varies by state, but I’m guessing the Police/Arizona Child Protective Services had to prove imminent harm before they could remove the children. I’m guessing they would have needed a warrant.

It may not make sense at face value but these protections are put in place for a reason. Removal of a child from their parents does a lot of harm to a child’s development and dubious reports of abuse by a scorned parent are more common than it should be.

I could be wrong though.

very tragic.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't drops bill to revise immigration law amid opposition See in context

This is an oversimplified exaggeration. Conditions in Europe vary (even within states) and life for the average refugee in Europe is arguably no better (or worse) than what they would have experienced in Japan. Please also note that (sadly), organized opposition to these refugees in Europe is very widespread and hate groups targeting refugees are so extreme that their movements are associated with incidents of violence and yet they still have so much backing from some in the public that they even have their own political parties in certain areas of Europe. The tragedy and struggles of refugees are not exclusive to those who seek asylum in Japan.

There’s the recent example of the millions fleeing Syria as well as a grab bag of other impoverished countries, given refuge and sustenance in Europe and elsewhere in the West. 

Also note, the choices of the average refugees in the situation you mention (escaping civil war) are based mostly (but not entirely) on travel logistics (this includes consideration of fiscally viable options that allow them to one day return to their homes) and feasibility. Essentially, they want the quickest path to the nearest stable state (preferably a state with a healthy economy, where they can find work or continue their education). Government Visa requirements and citizenship requirements play less of a factor in these these situations (again, many Syrian war refugees left with the hope that they would return when the fighting ceased). This is why you have millions of Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon and far less in Canada for example. Japan was likely not a feasible choice for many of these refugees, and it probably had very little to do with Japan’s visa policies.

Or, the millions over the preceding 50 years making a beeline for those same places precisely because they knew they could look forward to being treated with a little dignity and respect.

just want to note that Australia’s acceptance of Indo Chinese refugees was motivated less by humanitarian concern as it was a political maneuvering (it was also a response to the fact that up until that point, Australia was under scrutiny for its poor record of accepting refugees of color). Also note, that during the migration of Indo Chinese, Australia almost immediately enacted stricter rules on incoming refugees (hardly a “welcome mat”)

No prizes for guessing why tens of thousands of Indo Chinese who ‘illegally’ entered Australia after 1975 chose to make that perilous voyage rather than try their luck with places like here where they knew no welcome mat would be waiting.

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Posted in: Mother in Arizona denies killing 2 children with meat cleaver See in context

”Excuses” like this are actually common and when accompanied by Psychiatrists’ evaluation, do in fact play a big factor in the court’s ruling. In fact, her recanting of the events (not remembering anything) is very consistent with many other cases that involve insanity pleas. And yes, more cases than you’d like so that the defendant is ordered into a treatment facility. But for what it is worth, being ordered into the these facilities is basically a lifetime sentence and for those who have faked insanity to avoid prison, it turns out that living in these facilities is a nightmare and many end up preferring to be moved to prison. I have a friend who was sent to the State Hospital and he said it was worse than his time in county jail.

If Inoue is sentenced to prison, she will most likely not be assigned to General pop.

Excuses like these just dont work in the USA good luck with your excuse. The Jury will likely find her guilty and life with out parole and perhaps on death row in Arizona once all the evidence are presented.

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Posted in: Mother in Arizona denies killing 2 children with meat cleaver See in context

Pretty “interesting” comment, but since you mention it, I’d like to point out, the obvious fact that this problem is not one that is isolated to Japan. In fact, in my hometown, the problem, per capita is more than 10x as bad as it is in Japan. But these are not statistics to be proud of, nor are they statistics to be used to make sly and inaccurate statements about Japanese parentage and suggest that their nationality makes them more prone to killing their offspring (which again, is statistically false)

Clearly we see a pattern here about killing your own children in Japan. It made it all the way to Arizona.

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Posted in: Serena Williams posts 1st victory in more than 3 months See in context

The photos were taken during a tennis match, not a modeling shoot. Worrying about her belly being exposed was probably the last of her worries at the time.

Why is she exposing her belly?

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Posted in: 6 gang members arrested after brawl in parking lot of convenience store See in context

...if you take this definition literally sure

but then really, no country, state, or neighborhood on Earth is “safe”

Definition of safe : protected from or NOT EXPOSED to danger or risk

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Posted in: Family of dead Sri Lankan woman unconvinced by Nagoya immigration account See in context

This tragedy is unfortunate but to go on to suggest that medical treatment is unavailable to those in detention is a deceptive and slightly irresponsible exaggeration. Here in the states, we (sadly) have also had quite a few asylum seekers die while being detained but that does not suggest that we are denying anyone emergency medical care.

Even hardened criminals in prison in civilized countries get medical attention if they are ill. And medical care in this case was NOT 'delayed', as you out it. It was practically non-existent.

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Posted in: Mother in Arizona denies killing 2 children with meat cleaver See in context

This kind of crime and method in which she did it, indicate that this is almost certainly a result of severe untreated mental illness.

Looking deep into her eyes I see very long trail of sadness, pain, and suffering. We really don't know what led her to this evil act, but I am sure there is a lot RAGE and pain involved.

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Posted in: 6 gang members arrested after brawl in parking lot of convenience store See in context

That this even made the news is a pretty good indicator of how safe Japan is (at least compared to where I’m from).

I thought Japan was safe? Everyone here touts how "safe" Japan is

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Posted in: Sri Lankan's death in detention in spotlight as Japan debates immigration bill See in context

Wrong (again)

unfortunately, this happens all over the world. Your (and others) attempt to use this story as a attempt smear Japanese society is distasteful and an insult to those who dedicate their lives to this very issue.

...only happens in This Is Japan.

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Posted in: Sri Lankan's death in detention in spotlight as Japan debates immigration bill See in context

Just fyi, The millions of Japanese you are referring to were contract laborers. They were NOT war refugees!

If you don't have the empathy to understand their situation, at least try to imagine what would happen if North&South American countries had refused to give assylum to the millions of Japanese escaping from WW2.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 303 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,457 See in context

And since you wanna

Where I’m from, people are sent to be tested (and the results of ALL tests are ALL reported and counted) even from the slightest symptoms, and from the smallest doubt, that they may be a contact.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 303 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,457 See in context

@Vinke

Your wife suffers from an underlying medical condition but apparently showed no symptoms and was fine enough to conclude her quarantine after just one week. Doesn’t sound like she had it, BUT, if you were as truly worried as you claim you were, you would have done your research and learned that your wife, like all potentially high risk asymptomatic carriers, should have quarantined a lot longer than just one week following exposure to infected co-worker, as immunocompromised carriers remain infectious far longer than those who are not high risk. As a matter of fact, even those who are not high risk are required to isolate for at least two weeks.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 303 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,457 See in context

@vinke

Lol, that’s the most long winded “no” I’ve ever heard

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 303 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,457 See in context

...so did your wife get COVID?

Yup, same thing happened to my spouse a couple of months ago. The person who was tested positive was working just a couple of meters away from my spouse, for hours, but since this person had a mask on, it was deemed as not being a close contact.... facepalm

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Posted in: COVID vaccine for elderly to be distributed based on population proportion See in context

That’s because unlike the flu shot, the COVID vaccine is currently limited in supply and they want to make sure it is distributed to the most vulnerable first. This is why they require you to fill out paperwork. It is the exact same way it is distributed in my hometown

I receive my influenza vaccine every year.

It is very easy.

Just call my doctor, make an appointment, go there, take the shot, finish.

I don't have to fill out any form or document.

I got my shot. No side effects other than a stiff shoulder

To be honest, I don't care much about possible side effects, also not for the COVID vaccine.

I will take the shots and wait what will happen.

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Posted in: Nissan ex-CEO tells Japanese court Ghosn's pay was too low See in context

Lol, you clearly don’t understand what Sindhhor GK is explaining to you

the data I have says that Nissan grow stadily for 20 years, since Ghosn.

cant see any crack in 2015.

and the crack comes on 2018, right after Ghosn arrest.

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Posted in: Australian defense minister hospitalized amid parliament rape investigation See in context

My thoughts exactly

That’s a bit of a callous comment isn’t it?

If you’ve read a bit more about the topic you’d know she has an underlying medical condition and her cardiologist suggested she go into hospital, no doubt the recent allegations are taking their toll on her too.

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Posted in: French film giant Gerard Depardieu charged with rape See in context

There are a lot of wealthy “playboy” actors who have never been accused of rape. Don’t be so quick to judge the victim.

get a signed agreement before even touch a girl.

you don't know if they really want you or just your money.

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Posted in: Nissan ex-CEO tells Japanese court Ghosn's pay was too low See in context

Really? Where is the evidence that they committed the same crime?

On that note, my job requires that I submit an annual financial disclosure to the government. If I manipulate my disclosure and claim innocence because ‘I don’t think I get paid enough,’ I would be laughed out of court. If I tried to claim that the charges are part of a conspiracy theory and the government was being racist (I am a minority), they’d laugh even harder and rightfully so.

@smithinjapan

So, all three committed more or less the same crimes, two are non-Japanese, one is Japanese; two they want to hang, one they dropped all charges... hmmm... wonder what the running theme is.

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Posted in: Japan developing tracking system for travelers from overseas as anti-virus measure See in context

@Tokyo-Engr

I repeat, what is undermining full implementation are constitutional questions. The “skill sets” you mention are irrelevant and tbh, I still don’t fully understand your explanation of a government’s “skill set” or how the concept of “skill” relates to the limitations of democratic governance and/or a state’s constitution? That Japan’s cyber security chief is not tech savvy likely has very little to do with the US and Japan’s tracking limitations. And btw, the tracing apps are not new exotic and sophisticated technologies. Anyone who has ever played Pokémon Go and/or used google maps is capable of understanding how it works.

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Posted in: French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon See in context

@bokuda- I am truly having trouble keeping up with the randomness of your posts. What this ultimately comes down to is the fact that there is no extradition treaty between the two counties. Lebanese courts have no obligation to prove anything and Japanese authorities are not required to oblige Mr. Ghosn’s request to be given access to the evidence.

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Posted in: French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon See in context

@OssanAmerica

sigh* I understand the principle of comity. Comity may play a factor in determining whether or not the Lebanese govt actually agrees to extradite Mr. Ghosn. and in theory this would technically depend on the treaty (although it is expected that there would almost certainly be a comity clause, if hypothetically, they even had a treaty). It would not prevent Japan (or any other country for that matter) from requesting extradition (if again, hypothetically they had an extradition treaty). Re: your comments on jurisdiction, I completely agree. That Mr. Ghosn is trying to make the case that his trial be conducted by the Lebanese justice system is ludicrous. But again, because there is no treaty between the two countries, and because Lebanon is a sovereign nation, Lebanon can technically do what they want, provided that they do not violate intl conventions they have previously agreed to. These are basic the basic concepts of intl law.

@Lorem ipsum

Lebanon and Japan are both signatories to an intl convention on corporate corruption. They in fact do have some obligation to comply. At the very least they need to make the case as to why they are not complying with the convention. They may have already done this, I’m not sure.

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Posted in: French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon See in context

@bokudo

i am having a hard time connecting your posts, but since you mention it, 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). Your theory that they have not submitted evidence because prosecutor’s are trying the fact that they have no real evidence is a borderline conspiracy theory.

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Posted in: French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon See in context

@bokuda

1) Mr. Ghosn is a French citizen. I’m not sure they need a treaty?

2)He is not being charged by French authorities. The French authorities are only questioning him he is not been charged. There is a difference

did you read the article?

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

@Chico3

I think they are referring to Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/05/08/robert-kennedy-jr-measles-vaccines-226798

He is partly responsible for the popularity of a lot of the debunked anti-vaccine science you hear about these days.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Japanese adherents of QAnon contesting Trump's election defeat See in context

Rather than ridiculing these folks or trying to silence them, I think it is more effective to engage them respectfully in an open forum. You may not win them all over right away, but it is a better strategy in the long run.

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Posted in: French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon See in context

I’m not quite sure what you’re trying to say, but If (and I mean IF!) Japan and Lebanon had an extradition treaty (again they do not), Japan would likely send a report of the charges, provide evidence, and submit a formal request for extradition. The conditions/details of extradition would depend on the treaty, (which again, does not exist). Hypothetically, Lebanon would then be obliged to to extradite Mr. Ghosn to stand trial. But again there exist no extradition treaty so it is a bit ludicrous that anyone believes that Japan is legally required to send evidence to Mr. Ghosn. Again, Mr. Ghosn himself is well aware of this. Tbh, it actually hurts his credibility when he goes on tv claiming that he is entitled access to the evidence. It shows that he either being dishonest or is horribly misinformed about intl law.

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Posted in: French investigators to question Carlos Ghosn in Lebanon See in context

What?? It would be customary for Japan to send evidence (among other things), if Japan and Lebanon had an extradition treaty. Lebanon and Japan do not have an extradition treaty. Ghosn himself knows this and relies on uninformed people to believe otherwise.

Ha, I forgot they investigated and had no evidence to submit to Lebanese authorities...

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Posted in: Japan developing tracking system for travelers from overseas as anti-virus measure See in context

@Tokyo-Engr

I applaud Taiwan’s success in their handling of the virus, but the application of tracing technologies have less to do with a government’s government’s “skill set(?)” and more to do with questions of constitutionality. In the US for example, we have the same tracing technologies available, however there is no state with legislation that can force its citizens (and travelers) to download the apps (at least not yet). Requiring its citizens to download the apps and sign off on their constitutionally protected rights are among some of the basic legal questions that hinder full scale implementation in both the US and Japan. In my state, for example, the best govt can do is encourage its citizens to participate in certain tracing methods. I’m not sure if the same constitutional protections apply to international travelers so it may be possible for US states to force only foreign tourists to participate in more invasive forms of tracing (But I’m not sure). Either way, it has nothing to do with our government’s “skill set.” (not even entirely sure what this means)

I believe the leadership (National Government) of Taiwan is much more advanced than Japan in the skill sets required to implement something like this.

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