Paul Martinforeign correspondent comments

Posted in: Ghosn again asks for bail; promises not to flee, pay for security guards See in context

He saved Nissan from certain ruin and now the company and Japanese gov't repay him by trying to destroy his reputation and life ! Not surprising Japan has a loooong anti gaijin history of doing such things to foreigners ! Nothing happened to Tepco directors after the worst nuclear disaster in modern times do to absolute negligence BECAUSE no one touches the Japanese ONLY gaijins that is crystal clear now !

Finally the Japanese press/media is focusing on the injustice facing ALL foreigners in Japan AFTER CNN and the foreign media started exposing it ! Don't stop there remember every Japanese prime minister that apologized for corruption when did they ever get prosecuted ? Let's face it folks Japan is a very racist, unfair country and society when it comes to EQUAL justice !

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Posted in: Australian PM slams 'ugly racial protests' in Melbourne See in context

I immigrated to Australia in 54, it was always a racist country, they urged uk and europeans to move their for just ten pounds a family because they were afraid of being overrun by the Chinese and wanted to keep the country caucasian. However as the father of Australians I understand the outrage against africans muslims and indians who have committed terrible violent crimes against innocent aussies in recent times and in this writer's opinion as a long time resident those type of immigrants should NEVER have been allowed into the country !

Australia would be better off as a republic with a right wing government would have ZERO tolerance for immigrants who commit violent crimes and fast track deport em !

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Posted in: Ghosn's detention extended by 10 days until Jan 1 See in context

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Paul Martin • 14 minutes ago

What justice system ? The MOJ (ministry of justice) HATES gaijin (foreigners) that's WHY there is a 99% plus conviction rate in Japan. The police, prosecutors,judges are extremely prejudiced and they RARELY if ever pursue Japanese especially wealthy connected ones like Abe who was recently accused of corruption. Every Japanese prime minister in memory has publicly apologized for corruption !

Having lived many years in Japan and having Japanese in my family including grandchildren I have NEVER seen fairness or real justice there yet.Police often stop foreigners to check their ID which is absolute racist profiling !

The outrageously expensive lawyers, IF you can afford them, ONLY care about grabbing all the yen they can but provide meek and useless defense ! Justice in Japan means protecting the prosecutors and judges reputation period ! This will NEVER change until foreigners there organize and protest en masse and the foreign press finally gets off it's useless butts and exposes the REAL Japan to the world ! A nationalistic police state controlled by despot minded hypocrites and morons !

Hakamada Iwao is a perfect example of how a nation of WAR CRIMINALS still in power treats even innocent people !

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Posted in: Russia holds naval drills in Sea of Japan See in context

It's a fear tactic to remind everyone that the US is NOT the ONLY superpower !

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Posted in: 2 dead, including police officer, after man attacks Toyama police box See in context

Most japanese cops or otherwise would react in self denial initially because it has always been a very safe society compared to other countries. There is a pattern here though and it appears that the few discontent resort to violence because no one cares or reacts to their frustrations or concerns,etc !

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Posted in: Man who slashed 3 people in Yokohama, killing 1, found dead See in context

What's happening is a reflection of a changing Japan...what used to be the world's safest country is now becoming more dangerous daily as discontents unleash there violence upon others !

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Posted in: Abenomics' impact fading at sensitive moment for Japanese economy See in context

Japan is the world's 3rd wealthiest country but the wealth is owned and controlled by only a small handful of people who would NEVER dream of sharing it with anyone....there lies the problem !

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Posted in: 'Wake up Punchy!' - Trump jabs back at De Niro See in context

Depicting mafia types on the big screen in movies like Casino best describes DeNiro's contribution to what a great role model and portraying a gangster rapist in Goodfellas...Trump was elected overwhelmingly to make America great again which he is achieving.

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Posted in: Abe pledges zero tolerance on sexual harassment See in context

If serious then he better close down Ginza's comfort that's where too many gov't officials and business men hide from their families to pursue mostly attractive foreign females for comfort ? gimme a break. The entire male lifestyle in Japan is involved with sexual harassment of women including many of Abe's associates and friends,'s he gonna change that ?

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Posted in: S Korea says it wants U.S. troops to stay regardless of any treaty with N Korea See in context

South Korea has some 750,000 conscripted troops why would it need US babysitters ?

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Posted in: Yamaguchi to quit pop group Tokio over kissing scandal See in context

As a former top radio DJ who promoted the top bands I say no one resigns from a successful group unless they are absolutely guilty in their own minds and ashamed and embarrassed into quitting.

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Posted in: Police appeal for help from public over 2008 murder of 15-year-old girl See in context

Here's a suggestion locate the soccer team players and DNA them then test against DNA if any found on body...if that works I could use the reward. simple police detection procedure.

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Posted in: May Day rally See in context

Until there exists a REAL for the people NOT just the rich and powerful government in Japan NOTHING will ever change for the good and benefit of the populace !

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Posted in: Abe's office knew of possible problems with land deal documents: Suga See in context

Japan should follow South Korea's lead when they prosecuted and jailed their former president...never mind the bows and apologies...ONE law for all... NO ONE should be ABOVE the law be them Emperor or beggar !

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Posted in: Canada pharma tycoon and wife were murdered, private detectives say: report See in context

It doesn't take much smarts to figure out it wasn't suicide...obviously it was to silence them about some extremely potent business deal (s) which were unlawful or and money laundering activities,etc or whatever and IF the Canadian government did it's job properly, which is doubtful, the culprits might actually get caught and brought to justice !

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Posted in: China says U.S. warship 'violated' its sovereignty See in context

The US Navy has every legal right to sail anywhere it wants just as the CHinese or any other navy can sail within the lawfully agreed boundaries of the US. Countries cannot simply change international border agreement from sudden annoyance or ire just because they don't like it !

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Posted in: S Africa's ANC vows change as Zuma exit looms See in context

SA was corrupt, racist and terrible before the ANC gained it's much worse under the blacks for the blacks than it ever was under the whites !

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Posted in: Trump tells Democrats: No immigration talk until U.S. government reopened See in context

Trump is trying to curb undesirable elements from invading and overwhelming America.....something Japan has practised for generations !

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Posted in: Melted nuclear fuel seen inside Fukushima No. 2 reactor See in context

Are Tepco directors EVER gonna be held accountable or are they impune from scrutiny or responsibility ?

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Posted in: 2 U.S. airliners missing same landing gear part after landing in Japan See in context

Of course it's UNSAFE ! THose parts are not there for fun or display !

UNited Airlines continues to receive obnoxious publicity especially with their disregard for passengers I would NEVER fly with them !

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Posted in: Abe honors 'Japanese Schindler' in Lithuania See in context

Sugihara was a RARE exception among Japanese diplomats and officials most who were

ready to die for the Emperor without hesitation, having been brainwashed for centuries

that Emperors were living gods !

Let's hope that Abe did this for serious motives and NOT economic ones.

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Posted in: Mattis: No need yet to shoot down N Korean missiles See in context

The US has reached it's tolerance level with Kim Jong Un and offered every conceivable compromise in return for real peace talks and NK stopping it's nuclear and other WMD programs. It is clearly as daylight now that Kim is determined to continue his nuke ICBM's and daily threats to the US and the world therefore military eradication of the problem IS justified as a defensive move !

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Posted in: Japan condemns terror attack in Britain See in context

Terrorism spreads it's ugly, brutal wings across the world It is the destroyer of anything and everything free and democratic and it's despot manifestors would kill all humans but their own few fanatical,cold blooded murderers any which way they can ! All they know is to kill and kill again mercilessly !

This is why all civilized people and countries must unify to eradicate them !

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Posted in: N Korea says missile tested warhead guidance; ready for deployment See in context

One of two things will happen now.....the US will focus on rapid new defense against incoming missiles programs. Or the US will be FORCED to consider military actions like zapping NK's missile launching and other facilities.

Mattis is wise to refrain from recommending military action at this time because the results would be devastating all around ! But we must realize that the further NK advances the more the world,especially close neighbors will be held hostage to their demands !

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Posted in: N Korea fires ballistic missile See in context

Kim Jong UN is OBSESSED with missiles and he ain't gonna stop !

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Posted in: Cartoon capers: Abe uses offbeat PR blitz to rescue ratings See in context

Japan doesn't need to change Or to their system rearrange Great food, music, all is fine Provoking neighbors brings decline

Politicians are elected to lead Not protect corruption and greed Or make enemies next door And risk another war

Japan has been doing okay No need to create disarray Don't make the country falter And don't the Japanese way alter

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Posted in: China, S Korea criticize Abe as Japan marks anniversary of war's end See in context

I have lived in Japan most of the time since 2008. My Sons are married to Japanese and my grandchildren are part Japanese. Japan is a great, prosperous country and a beautiful place too. Most folk are friendly and helpful even in these trying times. It is the handful of right wing politicians who drive around in their shiny black cars and flaunt their wealth and power,etc and who are directly descended from the war criminals who are the problem as I see it ! They are still trying Nazi war criminals but the vast majority of Japanese who committed horrendous, unspeakable atrocities upon their neighbors and tens of millions of people are still at large, confident, old as they may be, that they escaped justice scot free ! True Japan cannot forever apologize and kowtow to China and Korea but time past alone does NOT heal the war wounds and in many ways there exists a defiant arrogance among those in power towards the rest of the World ! Only those who are NOT Japanese but whose families and countries can !suffered during WW2 can !

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Posted in: Most Japanese want Abe to heed fallout over Yasukuni: poll See in context

I live in Tokyo, MY Sons are married to Japanese and my Grandchildren are part Japanese. It is a great country and MOST folk are decent, honest, hard working and friendly people. But for some strange reason the diet and government seems to be under the perpetual control of those who would turn Japan backwards to the old days and the old ways ! It is internationally accepted that the BEST brains went into business.....Japan already has long standing disputes and resentment from it's neighbors and FEW friends except America who protects this country but whose leaders in DC are upset and frustrated with Abe's and other extremists endless provocative rhetorics which appear to be against the wishes of MOST Japanese!

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Posted in: Protests held for second day over secrecy bill See in context

Further demonstrates that those of us who live in Japan have NO right or access to the VERITAS TRUTH ! What the government and rightwng politicins are saying in effect is the old adage.............


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Posted in: Why do Japanese change their attitude when they communicate with foreigners? See in context

Paul Martin says

11/23/2013 at 10:44 am

I live in Japan, My Sons are married to Japanese and my grandchildren are part Japanese. I am a foreign correspondent, former top British dj in America and Australia. I have lived all over the World. At 73 I have had enough experience as a World traveler and single father to know about the differences in countries. There is racism in every country, in the US for example there has always been separation by race, nationality,education and affluence. Where Singapore, HK, Korea and Taiwan. Japan has always been a completely different place to all the others though. There is a huge separation between the older Shinto leaning Japanese who still cling to the traditional Japanese ways and younger Japanese, many who have traveled, lived in and schooled in Western countries and many more who are married to gaijins, foreigners and who are a lot more open minded than their parents and grandparents,etc. I do NOT think that MOST Japanese are racist or anti-anyone, I believe a lot of it relates to NOT wanting foreigners to IMPOSE their ways or try to CHANGE the Japanese way of life which is rapidly becoming more Westernized as it is ! It is true that the wealthy, older property owners do NOT want to rent to foreigners and that the right wing politicians are determined to keep Japan Japanese and NOT multi cultural ! But it is a VERY safe and HONEST country and MOST Japanese have always been friendly, helpful and polite towards me and my family, so overall it is still a good place to live for everyone !

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