A nation whose biggest problem is the death of a third of its population within 30 years wants to protect itself against a nation whose biggest problem is overpopulation, and the best solution it comes up with is to change the laws so they can send its few remaining young people out to die in a war with a country producing enough children per day to fill a city. Let's not even get started on the disparity of equipment and the fact that China has nuclear weapons.
Comedy. He just hates the Chinese and that is what this is all about.
The non-computer using cyber security minister appointed by Abe dealio made me understand perfectly about Abe. He just doesn't know what he is doing, especially in military matters. He really doesn't.
Abe's passing of this law is going to be handled exactly how Japan under his and his successor is going to handle an armed confrontation. Ineptly. The people will obey whatever he says and they'll be cut down in enemy action for their efforts.
If you have kids in Japan you have a duty to protect them against his madness and ineptitude. The Chinese army is the largest in the world with over 2 million active members, with plenty more on tap. Japan is going to have a little under 8 million boys between the age of 0 and 14 in 2020.
Do you really want to send your kids out to face those odds, all because of a corrupt lunatic and his vanity?
Send this guy to a deserted island somewhere already.
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As long as they have their bags packed the next time the japanese government decides it doesn't need foreigners anymore. Hey, it's a precedent they've set numerous times.
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They should just find a trans actor/comedian/singer with children to run the whole show. Don't forget to ban heterosexuals from attending. Heteros should also no longer be eligible to win oscars because that's homophobic.
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Tragic death, but I hope to god it is not another incident of a young Japanese person not knowing how to swim well yet being in the ocean. It happens so frequently it is a bit of a national issue.
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In Japan, police and prosecutors hold someone in perpetuity on the basis that releasing the suspect creates a risk that the suspect will destroy evidence. This is the defacto reason prosecutors hold suspects. Nearly every person arrested is held permanently on this basis.
When the suspect is held like that, ALL information regarding their case is also controlled by police. This means that, for example, if Ghosn recalls some information that may be able to help his case, he has to relay that to his lawyers during an in person visit. The lawyers need to try to find out what is going on without Ghosn having any way to review his documentation. When you're talking about tens of thousands of documents and files, it is nearly impossible.
Not only that, even if the lawyer finds documents which may be relevant to Ghosn's defense, if he tries to pass the documents along to Ghosn, the chances are high that they will be blocked by the detention facility police on the basis that they're related to his "crime".
In otherwords, not only are they holding him without putting him on trial first, they're actively preventing him from defending himself.
This is the case for virtually every person who is arrested in Japan.
Police have unlimited power in Japan, and the entire system is stacked against you, to make sure that you cannot defend yourself. And if you think that only guilty people get arrested by the police, you're wrong, especially for a foreigner. All it takes is a single person to make an an anonymous tip against you. If you're a foreigner, an anonymous tip from someone who does not like you, about ANYTHING, is reasonable grounds to arrest you.
The police and immigration authorities in Japan have numerous laws on the books that enable them to detain and arrest foreigners without warrants at any time of the day, on the street or at their houses without probable cause as the modern world would interpret it.
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Now people are beginning to see the reality of the Japanese justice system which they did not believe was true until this point.
He'll be held in perpetuity until he either confesses or is put on trial. He will be found guilty no matter what he does because that is the nature of the Japanese justice system.
The justice system is that of a despotic police state
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What if someone in your neighborhood driving the same kind of car as you hits and runs a little child?
Would you still be so supportive of this?
To those who are trying to defend this practice:
Let's say he goes to trial and is acquitted of all charges against him.
Does that mean he just spent 1-3 years in jail (Oh, sorry, "detention") for committing no crime?
What exactly is his compensation going to be for that? Can something like that even be compensated for?
The system is clearly broken, if you do not comprehend this you need to get your head out of the edo period. The world has moved on. Always keep it in mind that someday it could be you in the crosshairs of an insane Japanese prosecutor. Every time Japan incarcerates someone without a trial, without access to lawyers, without recording interviews, they are just reminding the world of how far behind the society is.
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The prevalence of drunk pilots is higher than you would imagine.
It is happening every day, it just doesn't get caught.
I used to run a training program using simulators. I saved the most important lesson for the final day of the course. We'd have a little celebration/graduation party, a few drinks, then I'd have the student get in the simulator and try to do some of the things we had been practicing. Nobody was able to handle the scenarios anymore. Every single person failed when they had alcohol in their system. I tried to illustrate to them the extreme danger of drinking and flying. If you're drunk or on sedatives, take the day off. They can find another crew or reschedule the flight, you only die once.
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GM isn't trying to do anything.
I have actually worked in their factories, including one major factory being shut down in Canada.
It is an unfixable mess. The employees are EXTREMELY entitled brats who will fight tooth and nail for more benefits, more salary, more more more, even when given the facts that operations are going to be stopped if concessions can't be made.
The management is just as bad.
It's a childish, foolish organization and I won't shed a tear when they go bankrupt again. They have not done anything to stop it. They should have completely changed management and done away with all the unions when they had the chance to do so. They've had 10 years and taxpayer money to do it.
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Most modern police vests are stab and cut resistant but not stab proof. If the tip of the knife lands between the strands of the kevlar fiber it will go through it. 100% stab proof kevlar vests exist but are expensive and their bullet stopping characteristics change, generally meaning they need to be more bulky. It is a trade-off.
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One of the worst managed companies and greediest unions to ever exist
The management and unions form a symbiotic relationship of dysfunction that will lead GM to collapse once again.
They still haven't learned their lesson and still design and produce junk. It is no wonder they are being trounced by Japanese and Korean automakers.
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The police with their unlimited power, will hold him for eternity (Literally) without Ghosn even being convicted of anything.
The prosecutors will just make new charges every 20 days and they'll rearrest him inside the police station over and over and over again.
He could be in jail for years without actually being tried for the crimes he's accused of.
Of course, if he just puts his prints on that confession statement, it'll all be over - til they ship him to prison. Then deportation, if his jail sentence does not exceed his life span that is.
I wonder if a millionaire like Ghosn can use his money to force change on the corrupt judicial system of Japan.
I have a strong feeling that his tax evasion was done legally and that the authorities have moved the goalposts with greased up palms.
This does not send a good message to foreign investors either.
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oh dear lord, japan.
what are these 70 year olds going to do exactly?
most of the current generation of 45+ year olds can't even use computers. Japan already has the lowest PC and technology literacy rate of all developed nations in the world.
just how are these people going to be useful in a global economy that is going to rely on technology for nearly everything within 15 years? what are these senior citizens going to contribute?
the government should be finding ways to reduce the retirement age and encourage tech literacy on a national scale.
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Inheritance taxes can and should be dealt with by having the person giving the inheritance put the money into a trust fund in your or anothers' name. Boom, less taxes.
I would suggest that anyone attempting to reduce tax payment in Japan be very careful about how they go about things. As the Ghosn case illustrates, as a foreigner you will be treated much more severely than an ethnic Japanese person will be. The tax authorities will also likely have info on you from the government in your native country, since tax info sharing has become a bigger thing in recent years.
If you are reducing taxes legally, it needs to be done in ways that keep your name out of the picture as Japan is liable to charge you anyway even if following the letter of the law. Offshore corporations are one tool that can be used cleverly. Playing with revenue and loss statements can impact taxability.
Be careful out there. With Japan raising the retirement age to 70, it appears that the government is beginning to claw at the proverbial walls as they close in on the nation. They're more likely to go after a foreigner than ever.
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Japan's going to pay for this with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs.
Ghosn is the only reason Nissan still exists. When Japanese CEO's are back in charge it is going to crumble just like it was before Ghosn came onboard.
Why are the authorities not chasing after the CEO's of Japanese megacorps? You know, the ones that have all been outed as having fraudulent accounting practices? Why Ghosn?
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The citizens voted for that government. They deserve what they get. I hope they are made to pay for their consistently stupid choices. You vote LDP, you get dinosaurs like this.
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please explain your (single) opinion to the several hundred thousand people that don't feel the same way as you.
stores ought to know better by now that halloween night is going to be crazy in shibuya.
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there are strict bottle to the throttle rules
most likely he was drinking past 10pm and he would not have been able to claim 0 BAC when he got into the aircraft, so he called in sick.
pilots need to just stop drinking, all long haul pilots have long periods of off time due to laws, drinking should be done then. don't understand why some people are willing to throw out a career just for some drinks.
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Trying to say that Mitsubishi can't do it on their own is a bit laughable however.
The article also has factually incorrect information - Mitsubishi produced the MU-2, a passenger plane and military variant, until 1986. That aircraft was most definitely certified to fly in the US, though it had a spotty safety record as it was a high performance aircraft that tended to be flown by underqualified, low-turbine time pilots unfamiliar with ice.
The MU-2 was and is a fantastic plane and I'm sure that all the technology and know-how that went into it did not just disappear into thin air. 1986 was a long time ago but the knowledge and production techniques have not changed all that much - avionics and engine technology are where the largest advances have been made.
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Here's an example of illegal police tactics catching a fish.
Only in an oppressive police state can an ill fitting suit be considered suspicious and grounds for police to stop and interrogate someone.
Great, they caught a con-man, but in doing so they broke the law themselves. Why bother with the badges? Just go vigilante.
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Given Japan's government's way with technology I'd say anyone who uses the system will have their data siphoned off by Chinese hackers within a few moments of even looking at the page.
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You may be surprised to know this is legal in many countries including Canada.
Basically, at border crossings you are subhuman and have no rights whatsoever. You may be groped, all of your property searched and seized, personal data hacked etc. And you have no legal recourse.
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Unbelievable what some people are saying here.
Nobody has provided any evidence proving any accusation supporting either person's story.
But according to the majority of JT commenters, Kavanaugh is guilty because he is an old white man?
Let justice run its course - have the FBI investigate.
I find it very odd that this incident decided to rear its head at this particular moment and that political parties on both sides of the spectrum are taking advantage of both individuals to push agendas.
Let the downvotes roll in. You ought to be ashamed of yourself for casting judgement with absolutely no judicial process. The range of reactions I've seen in these comments has covered everything from sexual discrimination to age discrimination and racism. Stop behaving like animals.
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What kind of brain damage is required to think Japan can ever win a military battle with China?
If China decides to conscript even a tiny fraction of its population, its army would be larger than the entire population of Japan.
Please get real. A happy future for Japan is one where Abe is gone and forgotten and Japan is forging friendly relations with ALL of its neighbors, rather than trying to undo them through chest beating, indoctrination of children at right wing preschools and revisionism.
Japan does not need a large military (Even if Japan managed to sign up 20% of all able bodied men in the nation, it would still be minuscule in comparison to a Chinese invasion) and Japan does not need nuclear weapons. Forget it. Japan has had peace for many years and it ought to remain peaceful.
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I wonder which unlucky individuals from the Siberian countryside were selected to be suspects this time.
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Choose between a guy who wants to revert Japan to pre-war aggression policy, or another guy who wants to revert Japan to pre-war aggression policy
Again, what a lovely democracy we have here
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AI Robots which can understand native English speakers cannot understand the average Japanese person's English
It is logical to assume, that since this is Japan, the programmers will reprogram the things to understand Japanese English and speak Japanese English back to students.
Nary a worry folks, the cycle of robotic, bad English will continue unabated, with all politicians able to pat themselves on the back after billions of yen are pumped into this wonderful idea.
I sure do wonder how every other nation on earth managed to get its population speaking English though, you know, before AI and robots were around.
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