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Posted in: Abe visits Fukushima to check areas affected by 2011 nuclear disaster See in context


What about inhalation/ingestion of radioactive material?

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Posted in: Court extends Ghosn's detention until April 22 See in context


I suspect that the prosecutors have just no idea on how to manage a trial without a confession even though there might be somewhere bulletproof evidences.

Amateurs circus justice.

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Posted in: U.S. charges Assange after London arrest ends 7 years in Ecuador embassy See in context

Assange is part of the HISTORY by revealing morally unacceptable financial behaviour.

He has spent already 7 year in visual jail in the Ecuador embassy.

I do not like this word, but he is a martyr of the denunciation of the world financial greediness and unfairness.

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Posted in: Court extends Ghosn's detention until April 22 See in context

This is always the same story.

Prosecutors say they have bulletproof evidences but still need to forced confession.

They need to get out of the idea that a trial is a Disney Parade where they enjoy life celebrating victory.

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Posted in: NHK reporter laughed at for asking black hole team for more on Japan’s contributions See in context

NHK is a political instrument paid by a brainwashed audience.

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Posted in: Court extends Ghosn's detention until April 22 See in context

All that extended detentions requested by prosecutors just remind me about all these useless unending meetings with half of my colleagues sleeping with zero conclusion.

Go for a drink together, nothing move without nomunication in Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife questioned in closed-door hearing at Tokyo District Court See in context

So much baseless speculations!

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Posted in: Gov't to mandate alcohol tests for flight attendants, engineers See in context

Are pilots not allowed to have nomunication?

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Posted in: Emperor, empress mark 60th wedding anniversary See in context

I did not know that the empress was a commoner (what a horrible word!) and I can imagine that was a real sign of modernity by that time.

Or does the Japanese throne does not care about that contrarily to European monarchies?

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Posted in: Ghosn not getting much help from France, analysts say See in context

The situation is complex not to say embarrassing for the French government for 3 reasons:

1) Current political situation with mid/low income people demonstration (yellow vests).

2) Business success and bosses (patrons) have always been seen as suspicious mass exploitation even from small companies. Unlike sportsmen or artists that make 10-times more money just entertaining (this is a kind of global trend including in Japan).

3) And the most embarrassing is the involvement of France in Renault capital. The share increased (and doubling the voting right) a few years ago was made by Macron when he was MoF under previous government. That is what triggered really the Nissan reaction. Ghosn was against this and now he is paying for it. Then Ghosn is the scapegoat of Nissan and the French government, i.e. win-win (except for one).

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Posted in: 9 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists found guilty over 2014 protests See in context

Free HK!

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Posted in: France respects Japan's judicial procedures regarding Ghosn: Le Drian See in context


Passport of entry is irrelevant for consular assistance.

I have two nationalities and I am registered in both consulates. My kids in three.

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Posted in: France respects Japan's judicial procedures regarding Ghosn: Le Drian See in context

This is basically what he said (the interview was in French):

"I of course spoke about the the Ghosn case with my colleague," Le Drian told reporters after the end of the G7 meeting.

"I told him two things: That France respects completely the sovereignty and independence of the Japanese judiciary. And I also reminded him of our attachment to the presumption of innocence and the full rights of consular protection."

The emphasis was clearly on the second part of his comment (even though in a diplomatic manner).

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended until April 14 See in context

Prosecutors say they have bullet proofs (written documents by Oman dealer apparently). So why detaining him longer for interrogation?

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Posted in: Ichiro turns down Japan's prestigious People's Honor Award for 3rd time See in context

Good on him! These "honor" awards are just made for photo op by officials.

Thumbs up!

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Posted in: Emperor Akihito's reign marked by modernization See in context

Well, the justice system has no modernised that much! Maybe it went even backwards actually.

He may have done PR deep remorses abroad but could not change the mindset his "subjects" about the grandness of Japan.

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Posted in: Ghosn, lawyer protest his rearrest; prosecutors confiscate Ghosn's wife's passport, mobile phone See in context

On bail and re-arrested at 6:00 AM with 10th of journalists and NHK waiting for shooting the scene.

Wife's passport confiscated: another lure trap?

What a joke bad movie is that?

Even Yakuza look more honorable than this bunch of prosecutors.


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Posted in: Ghosn tweets he'll 'tell the truth' at April 11 news conference See in context

All this mess is simply because paying Ghosn at his worldwide market value was not acceptable in Japan and France. Then all kinds of arrangements agreed or not had to happen to keep him at the helm.

Making big money might look immoral but not illegal.

There is just another article about Uniqlo increasing wage by 10%. Before that Uniqlo has fixed a 10 years contract with tennis player Federer for 300 millions USD....!

Who is right, who is wrong?

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Posted in: Takata air bags claim another life after Arizona crash See in context

Why is this article not listed in the crime topics?

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Posted in: Prosecutors to reopen probe over murky state land sale See in context

Political corruption is not a crime in Japan!

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Posted in: Vegan and veggie invasion: Can Japan meet the culinary needs of inbound tourists? See in context

Veggies are everywhere. Strict vegan sectarians do not need special attention.

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Posted in: Federer to face Isner in Miami Open title clash See in context

Still a dream to watch Federer playing.

But looking forward to seeing these teens to emancipate.

Almost one generation of tennis players have been eclipsed by the big fours.

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Posted in: Angry over Brexit delay, 'Leave' supporters march through London See in context

I am not downplaying any person right to express his/her opinion but direct democracy prerequisite is the ability to project oneself in the future to gauge the impact on yourself and the whole society.

Otherwise it just becomes a place to express frustration like in a bingo game.

This Brexit referendum is a clear study case for direct democracy in countries not used to it.

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Posted in: Evacuation plans to be worked out for megaquake in Pacific See in context

Bunkers that can resist nuclear bombing are all over the world for almost inexistent threat.

Tsunami bunkers can be built all over high risk areas as the need is for very short time, i.e 1-2 days maximum, so no need for heavy infrastructure or bedding. No excuse!

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Posted in: Gov’t proposes measures to make it easier for foreign visitors to get mobile phones See in context

Stop these ridiculous roaming fees and it will be fixed for good!

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Posted in: Kono suggests need to end reversal of Japanese names in English See in context

First-world country protocol problem: diversion from real problems that nobody dare to tackle.

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Posted in: No. of asylum seekers in Japan falls for 1st time in 8 years See in context

I am shocked by most of the above arrogant comments from lucky people born and living in a safe and wealthy country about other unlucky ones aspiring to a better life. None can save everyone, but please try to keep a minimum decency and respect.

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Posted in: No. of asylum seekers in Japan falls for 1st time in 8 years See in context

The number of applicants fell approximately 47 percent from the previous year to 10,493, with 42 of them granted asylum, up from 20, the Justice Ministry said.

40 granted asylum. I have been reading this already 20 times to check if my understanding was correct. Must be a typo, I should be reading 4,000, no?

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Posted in: Gov't held secret meetings in 2005 about allowing females to ascend throne, documents show See in context

Sounds like a medieval meeting took place in 2005 to agree on another medieval meeting to be organised in 2050 to move to modernity.

There is no god or any people higher than any other else.

And for that irrespect to an inexistent supremacy my post will be deleted by JT. Maybe in 2050 it will be tolerated.

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Posted in: Facebook bans white nationalism, white separatism on its platforms See in context

Good riddance of any king of hate speech. A good start.

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