MrHeisei comments

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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Posted in: Department store reviews plan for staff to wear menstruation badges after outcry See in context

What a great idea.

Other ideas for badges:

I’m hungover. leave me alone

I haven’t been laid in ages

going through relationship issues

feeling lonely

I’m a JT poster

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Posted in: UK band Massive Attack urges music industry to pursue greener gigs See in context

Is it possible that for once Coldplay didn’t copy someone and came up with their own idea first?

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Posted in: What can Tokyo 2020 Olympics learn from Rugby World Cup? See in context

There is a lot that can be said about ticket resales & touts, fanzones, more information in English & other languages, horrendous queues for toilets at Stadiums, etc.

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Posted in: Japan tax agency finds Ghosn used Nissan money for private use: report See in context

Just shows that Trump supporters... oops Ghosn supporters refuse to believe any facts that are released and only believe what they want to hear. Oh well...

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 marathon move decision 'final', says IOC's Coates See in context

There must be some stipulation in the contract about moving events. Otherwise there would be more uproar about this.

The marathon is the whole reason the Olympics started in the first place! Having it forcefully moved to a different city than the host is really crazy and nonsensical.

The IOC should have looked into it more when the Japan bid said that ‘August is mild and sunny and conducive to athletes performance’.

Anybody who has spent any amount of time in Tokyo in Aug would have agreed to move the whole event to later in the year.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers accuse prosecutors, gov't officials, Nissan execs of collusion See in context

From what I read, he sounds guilty and will be convicted. I am looking forward to seeing the feedback from the trial and ensuing outrage by JT pundits.

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Posted in: Big guest list sees enthronement-related cost rise 30% See in context

That’s at least JPY 16,300,000,000 for this.

As soon as Japanese hear about it, and especially the fact that Japan taxpayers are funding the whole bill (including VIP accommodation), they are indeed outraged.

It’s nice of course to keep some tradition, but there needs to be a reality check as well.

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Posted in: Big guest list sees enthronement-related cost rise 30% See in context

Wild idea - how about asking these foreign dignitaries to pay for their own accommodation?

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Posted in: Japan to pardon 550,000 petty criminals on occasion of imperial ceremony See in context

After a question was raised by a member of the Foreign Press, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that he didn’t like to comment on individuals but that he could confirm that Carlos Ghosn would not not included in the 550,000.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers look for advice to battle heat next year See in context

as they have ignored everyone saying that having Olympics in Aug was a very bad idea, what miracle are they hoping for now with 10 months to go? Very stupid and unfortunately people will suffer from this.

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Posted in: Organizers warn about illegally resold tickets as hundreds turned away from World Cup matches See in context

Simple - ban sites like viagogo, make reselling a punishable crime and actually track down offenders. They have the resources to do it.

Tickets for some games being resold for 7x face value.

There should be better registration for tickets and maybe even ID checks.

STOP these criminals!

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Posted in: SEC charges Nissan, ex-CEO Ghosn with hiding $140 mil from investors See in context

Ghosn was found guilty and fined. Then again his supporters will read into that anything that they want to. The fact remains - GUILTY.

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Posted in: S Korean opposition leader shaves head to protest against justice minister See in context

He didn’t exactly shave it - just a very tight crew cut

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Posted in: Test marathon gives Tokyo a taste of what to expect at 2020 Games See in context

Hmmm - You cannot use this as a test for what it will be like in the actual Olympics. The marathon will be over 1 month earlier in the year and temperatures/humidity will be much much higher...

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Posted in: High-speed 5G, esports in spotlight at Tokyo Game Show See in context

I had to find a way to remotely access a server at work just to be able to.

i don’t know where you work but that is usually a violation of company policy and have seen people fired for doing less...

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Posted in: Kono may move to defense in cabinet shuffle: report See in context

He’ll never get the private jet now...

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Posted in: Gov't to use family name first in Roman alphabet in documents See in context

Nice to know that they are focusing on the really important issues.... don’t worry about the country debt, lack of pensions, population age, being almost at war with all neighbors, etc, etc... as long as we refer to PM as Abe Shinzo everything will be fine. Taro Aso needs to change his name to Hole Aso...

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Posted in: Seoul, Busan pass bill to boycott 'war crimes' Japanese firms See in context

Childish. Populist. Self-destructing. Stupid....and who really cares what they do? This will not end well for them.

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Posted in: Nissan not currently considering asking CEO Saikawa to resign See in context

So does Carlos go free now? ;-)

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Posted in: Hampered by knee, defending champ Osaka loses to Bencic at U.S. Open See in context

She may be a class act but her performance is so inconsistent and erratic - she needs a better coach and mentor, especially to stabilize her mentally . Yes it all did collapse after she fired her previous coach - you can see most of the issues are in her head.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says Tokyo prosecutors lack impartiality See in context

Ghosn is accused of under-reporting millions of dollars in income at Nissan and of using company funds for personal expenses -- charges he denies.

That’s the only matter under investigation. It’s not the Japan justice system.

I am still baffled why foreigners think that there is something wrong or sinister going on here - maybe because the Japanese system is stricter than their county or maybe that many of these accounts are fake and/or sponsored by Ghosn. Yes this happens...

Anyways, I am happy to wait this out and see what happens. I’m sure it’s not the last accusation we hear from his lawyers, wife, etc. in reality it’s just a distraction as we wait for the trial.

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says Tokyo prosecutors lack impartiality See in context

And he naively thinks that publicly saying this is going to help things?

Is he expecting people to demonstrate and go on strike for his client?

Or maybe does he now realize that most Japanese people (although they may partially agree that the treatment wasn’t ideal) do think that Ghosn is guilty and should go to jail for the crimes?

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Posted in: S Korean lawmakers visit disputed islets as Japan tensions mount See in context

Makes sense as Politicians get elected by people & populism is king these days.

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Posted in: Michael Mann eyes 'Heat 2' film as book nears completion See in context

Book is not even written, never mind the screenplay, budget, casting, etc... tad early to be advertising it

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Posted in: Japan's Defense Ministry requests record ¥5.32 trillion budget See in context

You mean defense will be last of your worries when you retire and realize that you don’t have enough money to live because of all the money that was wasted on US military spending, Olympics, foreign donations and appeasing Trump.

Japan is in serious trouble because politicians are ignoring the head winds (debt, population, pension, etc) and yet it’s still holding US$1.4 trillion in US govt debt.

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Posted in: Japan to introduce tighter rules for tech giants to protect customers See in context

Some Japanese may like Rakuten but personally I never use them as I believe their UI sucks, is too cluttered, hard to navigate and generally non-intuitive.

Full disclosure - I have another major grudge against them in that they brought Barcelona over to Japan this summer and all their advertising showed Messi & Suarez. I paid over 50k for 2 tickets and neither of them bothered to show up. 

This may be seen as harsh, but despite dressing like him, Mikitani is no Steve Jobs. He is very rich though...

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Posted in: Japan to introduce tighter rules for tech giants to protect customers See in context

I wouldn’t call Rakuten a tech giant. I would call them a ‘wanna be’ tech giant.

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Posted in: 27% of municipalities concerned over surge in foreign visitors in Japan: survey See in context

To put it another way:

73% of municipalities not at all concerned over surge in foreign visitors in Japan: survey

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