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Posted in: Court sentences 2 Filipino women via remote interpreting See in context

What about the cosmetic company hiring them illegally? Scott free I assume, right?

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Posted in: China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak See in context

Cover up. Much more cases than that!

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Posted in: James Bond producer rules out female 007 See in context

What a ridiculous discussion thread!

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Posted in: Abe meets Saudi king amid tensions in Middle East See in context

Most likely talking about kimono fashion.

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Posted in: Ex-captive Japanese journalist sues gov't over passport denial See in context

I do not know this journalist. But if he is a true investigative one in tough or war place he need to be supported. Truth is the most important thing and need to be promoted.

Comments about the cost to save him - assuming he was doing a journalist job - is just a shame, while he is risking his life for us sipping a cocktail in our sofa.

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Posted in: Lebanon may lift Ghosn's travel ban if files not received within 40 days See in context

If they had bulletproof or at least tangible evidences the trial would have already started or a fix date in the near future would have been set.

They are not going to send anything I bet.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

If the prosecutor has that strong evidences, why do they fear he could tampered them with, why does it take 1 or 2 or 3 years to go into trial?

All that on top of Nissan giving and supporting the accusation.

Ghosn might not be clean but the prosecutor look very dirty in comparison.

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context


It seems you are confirming she did not swear, right?

Thus no parjure, right?

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

I do not mind getting downvoted for asking a question. But please try to enlighten me too.


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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

Did she do her testimony under oath?

I cannot recall that and believe it was a voluntary answering to questions.

Or did I miss something?

Thanks for commenting.

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Posted in: Thunberg keen to visit Japan in 2020 See in context

@ Jonhatan

Happy to get warming change personally. Less cold in winter = less combustible gas consumption (so less CO2 ;))))

More people on the planet use already A/C all year long than heating for a few months...

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Posted in: Japan calls Ghosn's escape 'unjustifiable' in first official comments See in context

It is believed that he used some wrongful methods to illegally leave the country.

That's a statement, wow!

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Posted in: Thunberg keen to visit Japan in 2020 See in context

Go Greta Go!

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


Most of the comments here are about the Japanese « justice » system.

Unfavorable comments about Ghosn in the West are because they do not know the Japanese « justice » and assume it is as or even fairer than in their own countries.

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Posted in: JAL to offer free domestic flights to foreigners via mileage program See in context

Except for low cost carriers, all standard airlines sell return tickets.

You can buy as well one-way ticket but it will be more expensive than the return one.

Thus I do not see any gift here.

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Posted in: N Korea warns U.S. could 'pay dearly' for human rights criticism See in context

Playing big while just being a proxy shouting sovereignty stuff!

What a - bad - joke!

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Posted in: New Zealanders hand in 50,000 guns after assault weapon ban See in context

Congrats New Zealand for this responsible and bold action!

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Posted in: UK charges U.S. diplomat's wife over teen's death in crash See in context

I do not understand the immunity aspect on that special case but if it applies, the minimum would be that she goes at least under trial in USA for that.

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Posted in: Indonesia boosts Christmas security over potential terror threat See in context

At first, why celebrating wide x-mas in Indonesia?

This is a non-sense commercial stuff.

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Posted in: Thousands sign Hiroshima petition to save A-bomb buildings See in context

In most of the countries we save historical constructions regardless of A-bombing or not.

In Japan and Asia in general there is not such a thing.

Not sure if this is a cultural thing or because of more powerful greedy developers.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 121st in 2019 gender equality ranking See in context

@ Ilovecoffee

I recommend you to read a few books from Amelie Nothomb about her life in Japan.

Nothing to do with NGO, a sincere love of Japan but a knife sharp critic of the Japanese male dominant society.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 121st in 2019 gender equality ranking See in context

I work in a Japanese company outside of Japan in an international environment.

All of 5 of my Japanese colleagues with young babies have no idea on how to change nappies or prepare a milk bottle.

And the worst, they do not understand why I am surprised.

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Posted in: Do you still send Christmas or season's greetings cards by post or do you send everything by email these days? See in context

Fully agree with Reckless. Better nothing than spam-like wishes sent to huge distribution lists.

I can agree with a personalised one sent by e-mail only to one person or to a small group.

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Posted in: Thousands of protesters throng streets of Hong Kong as government urges calm See in context

Today almost 1 million Hongkongers march peacefully.

There has been no violence at all so far.

Will it be heard by the government? No!

And violent protests will start again. No other choice for the Hongkongers I believe.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri indicted on drug possession charges See in context

The police searched her home in Tokyo last month when she returned after a night out at a club and found 0.19 grams of powder containing MDMA, 0.6 grams of liquid containing LSD and a small piece of paper laced with LSD.

So little stuff.

In a country where you are ostracised if you do not get drunk every evening with your colleagues...

What a farce!

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Posted in: Japan drops in OECD scholastic ranking; China leads in all categories See in context

I have big doubts these tests were done randomly in China...

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Posted in: 5 reasons Japan is a budget traveler’s dream destination See in context

Travelling with kids in japan is crazy.

All the places I have been I was charged per people not per room, i.e. adult 100% and kids 50%. Ending paying a fortune with 3 kids for 5 people in a 15sqm room.

Bullet train is bloody expensive too.

And if you want to eat anything else than ramen or noodle: ouch!

Forget about hotel speaking english, prices rocket to the sky.

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Posted in: Japanese boxer formerly on death row for 46 years attends pope’s mass See in context

46 years in death row? The judges must be very scared to have it carried on, but still not enough to lose face and recognise the total injustice.

Give him break please, regardless of what may have happened!

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Posted in: High turnout in Hong Kong vote seen as referendum on protest See in context

Correction: at 2:30 PM Hong Kong time (not 1:30 PM)

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Posted in: High turnout in Hong Kong vote seen as referendum on protest See in context

At 1:30 PM more people have already voted (1,746,709) today than in total in 2015 (1,467,229).

Polling stations close at 10:30 PM

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