MrHeisei comments

Posted in: Nikkei erroneously says Fuji Rock Festival canceled See in context

Getting old - haven’t heard of any of these bands.

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Posted in: Drawing that parodies Tokyo Olympic logo pulled from FCCJ website See in context

FCCJ is a joke that serves little value. Always quick to take up anything that goes against the system - numerous examples over the years (Ghosn, etc) and now they resort to this to try to be in the spotlight. I have zero time for them.

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Posted in: Abe looks to extend state of emergency through May 31 See in context

Typical cowardly Abe and politicians in general leaking information in order to remove the shock of the news on people.

This so called state of emergency was grossly ineffective as it didn’t have any real power and people still went out and congregated. Social distancing has to be all or nothing. Reducing interaction simply slows things down, not eliminating the virus. All they are doing is stalling in order for a vaccine to be developed rather than cutting this out.

In other words, It has been a waste if time.

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Posted in: Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in Japan See in context

It’s sad that after 30 years in Japan he still doesn’t understand the way of doing things here.

He could have handled it better and had the discussions within the company rather than bringing to the Foreign Press.

I don’t know the whole story, and do feel a bit sorry for him, but I do know that you get nowhere by trying to embarrass a company in public.

Similar to Ghosn... He’s not a hero or a martyr in my book, just a slightly arrogant foreigner trying to beat the system. A true case of ‘I fought the law and the law won’

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Posted in: Ruling party seeks ¥100 trillion stimulus to battle coronavirus See in context

Yet again Japanese Govt is throwing money at a situation in order to try to solve a problem. The root cause is a nasty ruthless virus that doesn’t care about money and it’s a medical and social issue as well. It’s not just about money... that helps but will solve nothing. You need to do your part to stop this thing spreading..

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Posted in: Koike calls for fewer outings; says state of emergency up to PM See in context

Abe - it’s not about importing the virus anymore. The virus is here and you need to act now. Now. Test more people. Stop hiding the facts. Nobody cares about the Olympics anymore so get over it. It’s not all about money and helping your privileged friends... it’s about the public and their health & safely. Be honest with the public. Stop your cronyism and don’t defend your wife when she does stupid things. Declare the state of emergency that everyone knows it is anyway. Do something about this before many thousand die.

Jeez. Of course none of this will happen.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics rescheduled for July 23-Aug 8 in 2021 See in context

None of them has the right to be complaining about the Japanese summer and how hot it gets for the athletes or spectators. They had the perfect chance of doing something about it and did nothing. Unbelievable, but at the moment I don’t really care about it.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers eye July 2021 for start of Games: reports See in context

If they do not move it to earlier in the year when it’s a bit cooler then they are really insane and giving up this great opportunity. How quickly everyone forgets how damn hot it gets in summer.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 63 new coronavirus cases, a record daily increase See in context

Have they announced how many tests are taking place? 63 positives out of how many tests? After Fukushima most of the world has zero trust or confidence in the numbers they tell us.

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Posted in: Finance Ministry will not probe Moritomo Gakuen scandal again: Aso See in context

And rightly so. Reopening may lead to the demise of our beloved Abe and we don’t want that to happen, do we?

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Posted in: Trump angrily defends his handling of pandemic See in context

Is anyone really taking this guy seriously? It’s just entertainment and reality TV, isn’t it?

I hope Americans now realize that voting has consequences.

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Posted in: Coronavirus testing to be covered by national health insurance See in context

It’s estimated that actual rate in Japan is 10 times more than that officially stated...mainly because they did not let people get tested. This new development should be interesting

Govt is incompetent and not capable of dealing with any emergency or crisis. Those of us living in Japan are all aware of this

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Posted in: Coronavirus-concerned pet owners barking up wrong tree? See in context

More panic and hysteria to follow, no doubt.

As this virus likely came from animals, it’s not a crazy idea to think that they could carry it... but let’s see what evidence there is.

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Posted in: Takeda Pharmaceutical says it is developing coronavirus drug See in context

Many companies are working on this. Real news would be if they had completed their development and was rolling it out. This is just something to boost their stock price

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Posted in: Tokyo Marathon limited to elite runners over virus fears See in context

How was this allowed to go ahead? Double standards

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Posted in: Woman arrested for carrying 2 knives says she was planning to stab parents See in context

Police said the parents told them that their daughter is mentally unstable.

The story hints that she also caused the fire so there must be a reason why she hated her parents so much. Yes, she may have been mentally unstable as her parents say, or her parents may have been.

As with most articles here, there is almost zero context or background analysis.. it’s just a few basic facts given and there is a lot more to it.

Since she has a husband and child, why does the article refer to her as being unemployed rather than being a housewife or stay-at-home mom?

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Posted in: Woman in Kamakura arrested for abandoning kitten in coin locker See in context

They quoted her as saying a coworker gave the kitten to her a week earlier but her family members wouldn’t let her keep it, so she couldn't think how else to get rid of it. 

Seriously? My first thought would be to give it back to the coworker with a gomen and deep bow..

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Posted in: Japan to step up checks on those who left ship after testing negative See in context

How does this whole story make sense?

i am pretty sure a child could find the huge flaws in the logic that Japan government have come up with.

They are either seriously clueless or reckless... I think a bit of both.

Lets just hope the warmer weather starts to kill this thing off...

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Posted in: London can host 2020 Games if it has to be moved over coronavirus: mayoral candidate See in context

The summer heat will kill the virus. That’s why Southern Hemisphere has so few cases. No worries, Olympics will happen in Tokyo.

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Posted in: Canada to evacuate passengers from virus-hit cruise ship See in context

Article could also have said how many Canadians are on it...

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Posted in: Number of infections on virus-hit ship in Yokohama up 70 to 355 See in context

is anyone really surprised that this is spreading in such a confined space? Wtf. Is there no other option for them than waiting for the virus to spread to everyone on the ship?

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

From what I see, it looks like about 2/3 of JT readers are devout Ghosn supporters so nothing you can say will change their minds.

Reminds me a little of FOX news...

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

He advised all foreigners to leave

I don’t see too much focus yet on this statement. Think about what he has just said.

It looks like most people who read English news articles in Japan are sympathetic with Ghosn - baffles me why. The guy was screwing the system for years to amass and keep his fortune. But you don’t want to hear the truth..

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer just as outraged by Japan's justice system as by escape See in context

I am assuming that by ‘getting a fair trial’, what they are really indicating is getting a trial where Ghosn gets off without any punishment..if so, I think they’d better manage their expectations

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape leaves Japan red-faced See in context

We now know how justified his bail conditions were, especially the banning of communication with his wife (who I assume was behind planning all of this).

It is really ridiculous that the goods leaving his house were not thoroughly checked and the company and individuals that arranged it should also be suitably punished.

I would truly love to see both Carlos & wife back in Japan and wearing handcuffs - they are making a mockery of Japan.

He is now a criminal, a liar and a fugitive - the press should not give him any air time.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says he is stunned his client left country See in context

Seems Carlos may have been using his time productively by watching tv dramas of A-team, MacGyver & smugglers... will be interesting to hear how it was done, especially if the rumors about hiding in a musical instrument box are true.

That said, I can’t wait until this criminal is brought to justice. What a selfish lying scum who cares nothing for others he has revealed himself to be. No, I don’t care about what he now has to say - his credibility has been destroyed.

Baffles me that there are still those who defend his actions and will inevitably’-‘ this post. Enjoy...

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

This is a bit like news about Trump...

Those that support him will continue to do so, despite him breaking the law, lying, leaving a mess for others to clean up and yet still continuing to proclaim innocence. He is now a criminal.

For me, he now lacks any credibility he may once have had.

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

If this is true...

What a scumbag - not only does he break the law but then flees and goes bad mouthing Japan. I hope there is a reward offered and some bounty hunter brings him back. That would be perfect justice!

I also think that there is a bigger story here since he would have been closely watched. Someone was paid off.

This won’t go down well for other foreign suspects on bail. Not that he ever gave a toss about them...

Looking forward to hearing how the press handles this

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Posted in: Famed Tokyo sushi restaurant Jiro dropped from Michelin gourmet guide See in context

Painfully obvious that most people posting here are a little jealous that they will never have the chance to go to a high class place like this and resort to bad-mouthing it. Whatever makes you feel happy...

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Posted in: Crown prince urges daughter to update public on marriage plans See in context

How about he talks directly to them rather than through the media.

Everyone knows this was a complete mess, that the guy and his mother are bad news and that the wedding is not going to happen.

Leave it be, dude and be thankful your daughter didn’t make this huge mistake.

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