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Posted in: Hong Kong protesters face crucial weekend test after airport setback See in context

These protesters and there financiers know very well that HK is, and will always be Chinese territory. If they donot like it here, they can always migrate to the West, all of them have BNO (British National Overseas) passport, so migration is very easy. In the last few decades more than a million have already migrated, also after the last protests many sold there high value properties in HK, migrated and bought prime properties, eg: in California.

This protest as such has little to do with HK status but more to do with under mining China's global status and forcing China to do something drastic in HK, kind of a trap, hope the chinese leadership has thought it through and take a long term approach to this issue.

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Posted in: S Korea warns of security impact if dropped from Japan's easy-trade list See in context

Every country has some history with their neighbors that isn't flattering. Wise countries move passed it.

That's the thing, the old guard in Japan will never let it pass..

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Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

@Rena Matsui

Rather than blame people or say they must or need to or should this, that, or whatever, how about just take personal responsibility for your own life. If you want to move to Japan, never learn or speak Japanese, it doesn't bother me, nor should it bother you.

Classic subterfuge..these people are tourist..they are not "moving" to Japan..don't you know the difference.

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Posted in: Hokkaido ski resort tackles growing tension between Japanese, foreign residents See in context

There is an old saying: when in Rome do as the Romans do.

More accomodation for the foreigners would be nice but the duty is really up to the visitors.

Not exactly..when in Rome for a long term, than do as the Romans do, for short term do as the visitor does.

If the Romans can't accommodate short term than cancel that short term accommodation, soon only, and only the Romans will be in Rome.

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Posted in: Japanese curry chain Coco Ichibanya to open a branch in India next year See in context

It's fascinating how a British invention can transcend national and cultural borders.

Well the British stole everything from India, and yes the curry too..

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Posted in: Sony holds 40th anniversary event for iconic Walkman music player See in context

The Walkman like many products today was a marketing breakthrough, the technical breakthrough probably goes to NASA, the astronauts going to the moon carried a portable cassette player, Mr. Pavel think invented his personal player based on this invention.

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Posted in: In the world of geopolitics, do you think of Japan as part of the West? See in context

Well, Japan cannot make any major "geopolitical" decisions without consent of the West especially the US, example the island dispute with Russia, without US approval they cannot make any decision on there own. They are not part of the West but in the geopolitical arena, all but parrot the western policy.

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Posted in: Tokyo's 'Little Nepal' a microcosm of Japan's evolving identity See in context

Nearly every "Indian" restaurant in my vicinity is actually run by Nepalis. Some are really good, others so-so.

All are great value.

If they were run as "Nepali" restaurant's than most of them will go out of business, the "Indian" curry brand sells like anything.

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Posted in: Hundreds of thousands dressed in black rally to demand Hong Kong leader step down See in context

It is the US interventions and provocations that is destabilizing the world.

The Chinese debt trap is doing the same.

China does not interfere with foreign countries, nor does it impose their will on them

It does, just look at what is did in Tibet, now subtly trying to do the same in Nepal.

Good leaders lead by example, which is ironically what China is doing.

Well its a communist dictatorship and they lead by examples like the Tiananmen Square massacre, Xinjiang concentration camps.

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Posted in: Japan demands more proof from U.S. that Iran attacked tankers See in context

Its unbreakable.

Well in this relationship the US has sole discretion, the other partner has no better status than a state of that union..and yes that is unbreakable.

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Posted in: Questions loom for Nissan in post-Ghosn era See in context

Well Renault has again renewed efforts to merge Nissan under a holding company structure, who will the prosecutors arrest now ?

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Posted in: Ghosn granted release on ¥500 mil bail but can't contact wife See in context

it's quite amusing that so many JapanToday readers are still defending Ghosn

They are defending his right to defend himself, this is what one expects in a democratic system, and as we see this is not a democratic but a medieval styled justice system, the accused apparently has no rights.

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Posted in: 'I have names' - Ghosn vows to clear his name in trial See in context

However, don't underestimate Japanese prosecutors, they are professionals and they are very tough to beat

Nope they are not, this is a medieval justice system where the prosecutor can do anything and everything to violate your privacy and get information by ANY means. In a civilized democratic justice system there methods will be hundred percent illegal.

For all the flaws in the Japanese system, I applaud prosecutors for pursuing this case..

Well they are not pursuing this case, they are only pursuing him, and want him and any other foreigner out of such or rather any exec position. Now if they were really pursuing this case, all of the Nissan top management would be have been locked up with him.

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Posted in: Ex-execs convicted of bribery in Japan's 1st case involving plea deal See in context

This is standard practice for anyone trying to do business in Asia.

Well a standard practice for anyone trying to do business anywhere on this planet.

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

I hope India will show the wreckage of shot down F-16, like the Pakistanis did or otherwise stop lying to the entire world.

Well the pakistani army showed the wreckage of the F-16 which was shot down, not to mention the pilot of that F-16, was lynched by his own people, and the poor pilot will not get any award, as his existence has been denied.

You forgot to add respected international press and media outlets like Reuters, BBC, AP into the mix.

Well that media plays the divide and rule game beautifully and you play right into their game plan..wake up!!

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

Nationalism is the romance that always ends in tears.

This has less to do with nationalism but the the pakistani jihadi ecosystem which so far had been operating with immunity, those air raids earlier shook that foundation and hence this situation, and since there airforce is responding, shows that the jihadi's and the pakistani army are one and the same thing.

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Posted in: Pakistan shoots down 2 Indian air force planes; carries out strikes in Kashmir See in context

The jihadis, pakistani army and these reporters working in sync, no mention of the pakistani f-16 which was shot down, and no mention of what was hit earlier in those air raids.

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Posted in: India says airstrike hit major militant camp inside Pakistan See in context

This will shake the terrorism industry in that country to the roots, as so far this industry has been operating with impunity.

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Posted in: Singapore Airlines denies snooping with seatback cameras See in context

The Singaporeans do like watching folks furtively, so this wouldn't surprise me..

Well that little red dot is a classic example of a Orwellian state, the wannabe terror Islamists are routinely rounded up and deported.

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Posted in: Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants See in context

It was a genuine question and I will change my position if I can see some factual proof that links all this back to the guy somewhere sitting in some cave in Pakistan and then the links between the all mighty military you mentioned and the guy sitting in cave before pointing fingers.

Definitely a troll styled comment.. that armed revolt was to kill and drive out the Hindus and nothing else.

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Posted in: Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants See in context

He's a journalist. Just because his reporting doesn't match up to your own views doesn't make him a jihadist sympathiser.

Sorry, but he is bit more than just a jihadist sympathizer, do your homework, you have no idea what kind journalism you are dealing with here,

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Posted in: Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants See in context

I don't understand how a cash deprived small country can create problems for much rich and large countries across the globe.

The military in that country is very well financed when it comes to creating and managing the terrorism industry across the planet, India only gets a small subset of those terrorist.

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Posted in: Kashmir car bomb kills 44; India demands Pakistan act against militants See in context

in mountainous Kashmir since an armed revolt in 1989 in which tens of thousands were killed..

The usual narrative based disinformation, Kashmir is a mostly a valley and not mountainous, that Pakistani armed revolt was to kill and expel the Hindus out of Kashmir Valley, no wonder this jihadi aligned Fayaz Bukhari omitted this bit of fact.

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Posted in: Nissan to freeze payments of unstated remuneration to Ghosn See in context

Ghosn doesn't stand much chance against the combined efforts of Nissan, the police and the judiciary

Well its just not the combined efforts of Nissan, the police and the judiciary, there must be french connection too, and that's the reason he is still in detention. It takes time to get rid of a chief executive who has been running the company for 20 yrs, once its all done, than he would probably get that bail.

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Posted in: Huawei executive Meng attends bail hearing as Canada mulls U.S. extradition See in context

This so called arrest is rather unique as she is staying at her family residence, compare this to the condition of the arrested Canadians. Canada should now get real about this arrest and move her to a correctional facility similar the once provided to the arrested Canadians.. this will get the Chinese attention to work to resolve the big picture issue.

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Posted in: Abe, Macron express hope for smooth Nissan-Renault cooperation See in context

Well, this just proves that both Abe and Macron are complicit in Ghosn's arrest, wonder what's the deal, why do they want Ghosn out of the way.

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Posted in: Prosecutors have Ghosn email undermining claim of innocence: sources See in context

correction.. Renault finds no irregularities in Ghosn pay audit.

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Posted in: Prosecutors have Ghosn email undermining claim of innocence: sources See in context

One, I find it more than a bit strange that information is being leaked from the prosecutors office here..

Well the PPO works closely with the kisha club to release such bits of information, only few with probable favors have access. whether its factual or not is irrelevant.

At this point the prosecutors are on a very slippery wicket and will literally throw anything at Ghosn, ohh and in other news Renault finds no regularities in Ghosn pay audit, now when is Macron going to make a statement.

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

The expat community should have realized by now, that there is no concept of a Japanese dream here, as soon your small to medium business starts profiting, you will be hounded by Tax authorities, and if you are a executive with high salary you would be simply asked to leave... at this point only blue collar workers seem to be welcome..don't waste you skills and talent and start thinking seriously on migrating to a country where you can grow your business, skills.

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Posted in: Ghosn re-arrested for aggravated breach of trust See in context

The legal system does not realize the damage they have inflicted to Japan-inc w.r.t to attracting foreign gold,white collar talent, now who would want to work/live in a country where you have no chance of legally defending yourself.

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