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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

I'm just here to read the fervent, Pro-Japan posts made by the foreigners. Some of you display more "patriotism" than the actual Japanese-born individuals. Lol

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Posted in: Serena Williams beats Osaka to advance to Rogers Cup semifinals See in context

Ms Osaka might want to re-hire her former coach.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction race raises worker safety questions See in context

"This is how Japanese business works. Understaff your company, pay them a crappy salary that includes 'extra' for overtime and make them work themselves to death with ridiculous workloads and deadlines. This practice is not just restricted to the Olympic construction. This is the basic practice right across the board. How wonderful! This is how you build a large economy. You make your workers work 200 hours overtime per month and pay them a pittance for their time. It used to be called slavery, but in Japan it's called, economics"

-Disillusioned-

This is one of the main reasons that my family and I do not live in Japan. We do visit for a couple of weeks every year and that's it.

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Posted in: Mother, 2 children found dead in submerged car at Okayama port See in context

So this is an everyday thing, isn't it..

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Posted in: Policewoman resigns after being reprimanded for moonlighting in sex industry See in context

Now she will go back to her previous job, this time as a full-timer. "She gotta do what she gotta do"

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Posted in: Woman, baby hit and killed by train See in context

R.I.P. baby boy. Sad situation.

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

zones2surfToday  

For what its worth, I know of this quite well.

A number of years ago, when I was a senior exec at a firm in Tokyo, one of our staff members, a non-Japanese, was arrested by the police. This gentleman had recently married a lovely Japanese woman and it seems that his ex-GF, also Japanese, decided to ruin his life.

So, she went to the police and accused him of a crime. She had no evidence, there was no evidence, but they proceeded to arrest him, search his residence and turn his life upside down.

He was subjected to this exact situation. He was detained and could have no visitors except a lawyer. We got him a lawyer, but his detention was repeatedly extended, while the police / prosecutors attempted to a coerce a confession from him. Finally, our lawyer was finally able to secure his release, but on one condition. That he must leave Japan within 30 days or he would be re-arrested. And that he should not ever live in Japan again.

And that is what happened. He returned to his home country, along with his Japanese wife, and we used our network to find him a great job. He is there today, having never returned to Japan. His wife was so disgusted by the experience that she took on citizenship in his home country and renounced her Japanese citizenship.

THAT is what the Japanese justice system can do. And before anyone says it, yes, I know of similar travesties in other countries. But we aren't talking about them. We are talking about Japan and what the Ghosn case has highlighted.

What a sad story...

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Posted in: Dual nationals feel cast adrift in Japan See in context

gogogo

Dont say anything and keep it. I know people with three passports in their 30's one passport being Japanese.

Yep.

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

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Posted in: Estimated number of babies born in Japan in 2018 drops to record low See in context

As Jiren from DBS would say: "Owari Da!"

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Posted in: City hires a hawk to chase occupying army of crows away from city hall See in context

Salary Hawk

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Posted in: Naomi Osaka hits the streets of New York for U.S. Open boost See in context

@Bungle,

Naomi Osaka's father is a successful man who had vision and made the right moves (along with his Japanese wife). It's as simple as that.

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Posted in: UK's top envoy makes 'Japanese wife' gaffe in China See in context

"My Japanese waifu"

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Posted in: Taiwanese students return lost camera to Japanese owner See in context

Nice story!

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Posted in: Godiva runs full-page ad asking Japanese women to stop buying so much Valentine’s chocolate See in context

BeowulfOkami:

"The same should be done for men. They should NOT be obliged to buy expensive gifts, dinners, diamonds, etc for women. Men should be liberated to spend money on themselves."

Yep!

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing 8-year-old classmate of her son See in context

Jail time.

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Posted in: Japan likely to tolerate smoking at restaurants after LDP's resistance See in context

-Thank You for Smoking-

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Posted in: Japanese status choice among dual nationality holders surges in FY2016 See in context

Don't ask, don't tell.

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Posted in: Japanese status choice among dual nationality holders surges in FY2016 See in context

Dont

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Posted in: Man arrested for hitting 6 people with car after argument at karaoke lounge See in context

"Pent up anger is a major downside of fake etiquette."

Boom!

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Posted in: Neymar, Brazil beat Japan 3-1 with video help See in context

It seems that Neymar Jr is rapidly becoming one of the most hated Football/Fútbol/Futebol players in the world...

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Posted in: 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for several murders See in context

If this was a man, tricking elderly female lovers and poisoning them, would it be less controversial to say that the sentence is just? Equality, right?

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Posted in: Japan begins 'Warm Biz' campaign See in context

For those who have been living a long time in Japan... are the newer houses better insulated that the older ones? Are things changing?

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Posted in: Japanese man charged with murder of 2 Japanese nationals in Philippines See in context

It'll be interesting to see the reaction of those that were calling for the heads of those responsible the other day, and if they change their tunes slightly (or completely) based on the nationality of the lead suspect. I know a couple that were commenting on this and talking about how horrible the Philippines is and what not have so far been silent.

Enough said!

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Posted in: U.S. rout undermanned Japanese team in Times Square See in context

I'm just amazed at how much better Times Square, the "Crossroads of the World", has become since being made a car-free, pedestrian only street a few years ago.

I agree. Having the pedestrian plazas was a great idea.

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