If Ghosn was the sort of person he says he is, he wouldn’t have fled to Lebanon in the first place, betraying everyone who helped him in Japan.
-3 ( +1 / -4 )
From time immemorial, client states are supposed to give tribute to their master country.
-6 ( +5 / -11 )
Before wasting time trying to revive its constitution, Japan really needs to enact an anti espionage law. Japan is the only major country that doesn’t have one.
9 ( +9 / -0 )
Maybe El Niño is causing all these torrential rains.
4 ( +5 / -1 )
Everybody knows but rarely says that the Tokyo Olympics is finished. The organizers should start thinking seriously about how to refund ticket holders.
13 ( +14 / -1 )
So Tokyo is going to have another four years of the witching time.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
No missile defense system, however sophisticated, can deter enemy nuclear attacks. The only effective deterrent is having your own nuclear capabilities. The trouble is, Japan’s biggest ally, the US, won’t allow Japan to acquire them. It is reported that Trump wanted more money from Japan to keep the US forces stationed there. So when are you leaving?
-3 ( +5 / -8 )
It struck me as ill-mannered for the government spokesperson to appear in the press briefings covering his face with a face mask. Good thing he decided not to wear it.
-8 ( +8 / -16 )
Those companies still reluctant to leave China, including Toyota Motors, would have happily done business with Hitler’s Germany.
9 ( +14 / -5 )
“4 years to become a stunt person “
As the professor said, it’s a course to learn about the ninja, not to become one.
10 ( +12 / -2 )
Toyota’s decision is timely and admirable. If the government is reluctant to fund space programs, we have no choice but to rely on donations from the private sector. I hope the car manufacturer and the three mega banks will also finance the linear collider project.
0 ( +3 / -3 )
And who’s going to pay for educating foreign children? Japanese payers, not the governments of the children’s home countries.
-27 ( +5 / -32 )
The US-Japan alliance is one-sided and unfair. To make it truly bilateral and fair, the US should allow Japan to have nuclear weapons and admit that the US made a mistake when it imposed the Constitution on Japan when the country was under US occupation.
-4 ( +5 / -9 )
Admirable decision or a money lender trying to buy a humane image?
1 ( +1 / -0 )
By analyzing the sub’s engine noise, the MSDF must have been able to find out its origin.
4 ( +7 / -3 )
“the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio exceeds 250%”
Not to worry. You can improve the debt-to-GDP ratio by increasing the denominator (economic growth) rather than slashing the numerator (cutting spending).
0 ( +0 / -0 )
Offense is the best defense. The most effective deterrent against North Korean aggression is Japan acquiring nuclear capabilities.
-6 ( +6 / -12 )
You wouldn’t mind if interceptor missile gear landed in your backyard or right on your head? However sophisticated, missile defense never works. You have to be lucky enough to shoot down all inbound missiles while your enemy achieves his goal if one of his nuke missiles hits the target.
2 ( +6 / -4 )
A very sensible decision to scrap the deployment of those exorbitantly expensive US-made toys. If the Aegis ashore is so effective in shooting down incoming enemy missiles, why aren’t they deployed on the US soil?
16 ( +20 / -4 )
In reality, the government doesn’t have to print money. It can create money out of thin air with just a few strokes over the keyboard.
12 ( +12 / -0 )
This is not the right time to hold a referendum, especially when the whole country, including the hard-hit Osaka, is still recovering from the dire effects of the pandemic. The people of Osaka voted against the Osaka metropolis in 2015 and the issue was settled once and for all.
1 ( +5 / -4 )
Filing a lawsuit seeking 5.5 million yen in damages takes a lot of money. I wonder who’s financing Ms Shiori’s litigation.
-17 ( +6 / -23 )
Let’s pray for the soul of the baby boy whose life on earth was very short.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
Black lives matter. Of course. But they are protesting in the wrong country. As for two high school girls taking part in the rally , I’m sure they are good hearted and well-meaning people misled by the adults who organized the protest. I hope they won’t be exploited.
8 ( +22 / -14 )
There’s no justification for inviting the champion of human rights violation as a state guest to Japan.
9 ( +13 / -4 )
Neither the masks nor the form for the cash handout arrived yet. It’s a miracle Abe’s approval rating hasn’t plunged to a near zero.
21 ( +21 / -0 )
It’s called “Inochi-no denwa” or life hotline in Japanese.
3 ( +5 / -2 )
If people postpone the starting age for five years, from 65 to 70, the monthly amount will increase by 42%, not 84%.
“Under the current system, People aged 60 to 64 whose monthly wage is more than 280,000 yen”
Correction: whose combined amount of monthly wage and monthly pension benefits exceeds 280,000.
1 ( +1 / -0 )