The Vietnamese and Chinese gangs are very strong in Japan (and LA). Even the Yakuzas avoid them
Instead of victimizing innocent people, can't the yakuza start a turf war with the Chinese and Vietnamese gangs.
It might rid society of some antisocial elements on all 3 sides.
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How, by parachuting in? The place has been in total lockdown!
Try and keep up with the latest news.
27 March 2020: Wuhan lifts its lockdown, resumes all transportation
We need the real story and the real data from Wuhan. NOT this made up data from the Chinese government.
Seriously, for the people posting here... why do you accept the data from the Chinese government at face value? You trust them that much?
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A few months back, Justice Minister Masako Mori extolled Japan's "fair criminal justice system".
In this case too, we can see how "fair" Japan's justice system really is.
What a disgrace.
I really hope this person sues that corrupt investigator.
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China's death toll figures are complete and utter fiction.
I don't believe China's BS data for one minute.
And I can't believe media outlets are just accepting them at face value.
If they had real journalistic values they would send reporters into Hubei and Wuhan to get the true story.
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It sounds weird, horrible and soul-destroying.
The bullying and bitchiness behind the smiles must be off the scales.
I went to see one, ages ago.
(Gone with the Wind)
TBH it was boring.
I thought that because the players had spent all their energy in achieving perfection, they had nothing left for adding heart or personality or passion into the performance.
It seemed plastic and artificial.
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Japan's lack of testing is a disgrace.
Japan is showing itself to be a third world nation.
I can't trust Japan at all.
Japan is deceiving the world.
It is deliberately not testing to keep the number of cases low.
It is trying to protect the Olympics.
It is pathetic.
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Look at that poor guy in the photo!!
He almost seems to be praying to the "sacred flame".
He's been brainwashed.
Hey, buddy... it's not the "sacred flame"... it's the "stupid flame"... representing greed, corruption and a disgusting Olympic gravy train.
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This is getting beyond ridiculous.
Bach has shown homself to be an idiot with his stupid initial "oh I refuse to speculate" stance.
Now he is facing a tsunami of calls to cancel and is still digging his heels in.
He is only thinking about money. It's disgusting.
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Just postpone it or cancel it.
Stop this nonsense.
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Only a child would believe this "shining beacon of hope" nonsense.
The silly Olympic flame is a symbol of the corrupt IOC gravy train.
I hope it is extinguished as soon as possible.
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The Olympic Games have become a grotesque mutation of what they used to be.
They cause corruption, waste, environmental damage, monstrous unused edifices, huge tax burdens on ordinary people and general disruption.
In their present form they should be scrapped entirely
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It's become the ridiculous flame.
For heaven's sake... there will be no Olympics this year.
The IOC and Bach thought they could give the usual platitudes and just carry on regardless.
They have been shown to be corrupt imbeciles. Only thinking of money and their own gravy train.
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Just cancel it.
2021 is too early.
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Japan is deliberately testing very few people.
It's a disgrace.
They are trying to protect the Olympics.
I have no faith in the Japanese government.
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It beggars belief that Sagawa and the others weren't prosecuted.
Isn't Japanese justice wonderful?
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I wish this pos had been given life with no parole.
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Just cancel it!
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I was just laughing at this ridiculous ceremony on TV last night.
"The sacred flame'... give us a break.
The IOC has shown the world the Olympics are a vehicle for corruption, money grubbing, environmental destruction, bankrupting cities and dumping all the costs on hapless citizens.
More and more people are completely against the corrupt games.
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Abe probably asked Trump to say this.
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The Democrats don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning in November.
Trump is on a roll, the economy is doing OK and America always loves a showman.
The only thing that the impeachment attempt served to do was to show America that Nancy Pelosi is almost senile.
She made a complete fool of herself with her mumbling, gurning, paper shuffling and ripping up papers like a child.
That alone has added hundreds of thousands if not millions of votes from undecided voters to the Republican tallies.
The writing is on the wall for the Democrats.
Just like the useless Labour Party in the UK led by that idiot Red Corbo, they are dooming themselves to defeat.
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I will NEVER buy a Nissan vehicle again.
And I am making it my mission to persuade all my family and friends (both inside and outside Japan) to never buy a Nissan, too.
This company is corrupt.
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I agree with Tom.
It's no biggie... just dump the water.
Halfway between Japan and Hawaii would be OK.
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They should replace it with a theme park that is more Japanese... monkeys or ninjas... something like that.
Harry Potter seems old hat now (old wizard hat)... past its sell-by date.
I remember first visiting Toshimaen in the early 1990s with my girlfriend of that time. It was a spring day, cherry blossoms in full bloom, but raining in the morning. The rain stopped around lunchtime and the sun came out... so us and a few others had an almost empty theme park for the whole afternoon. The cherry blossom looked beautiful all over the park... a really great memory of a Japan that seems to be slipping away.
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In surveys like this, I always take the data from Japan with a huge pinch of salt.
You see, the thing is that many Japanese become very nationalistic and defensive when asked about Japan by foreigners.
They seem to feel that they must protect "team Japan" at all costs.
So they will convince themselves that "it is great to live in Japan" and answer the survey questions along those lines, even though their lives are in many respects and by any objective measure almost completely miserable.
Look at the lot of a typical male salaried worker in Tokyo...
Low pay, brutal hours, a terrible journey every day on the train, bullying and power-hara at work, a handful of days holiday per year, no vacations abroad, minimal pocket money, a sexless marriage, huge stress, etc etc
But if they meet a foreigner, they will still go on about how wonderful and superior Japan is!
So let's be very aware of the biased data from Japan.
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a story about how the flame, kindled from the rays of the sun, becomes the light of hope for the future.
For heavens sake.
More appropriate would be a story about how the flames burn all who get near them, provoking rampant greed and corruption and saddling ordinary people with huge amounts of debt for the future.
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It's racist to assume that people are 'different' just because their skin happens to be a different colour.
It's racist to assume that people have the same cultural background as you.
Maybe they feel they do, maybe they feel they don't.
If they don't, that of course is fine.
I want to hear from people of colour what they feel their cultural background is... not have it presumptiously assigned to them by a white priveleged female.
1 ( +1 / -0 )
How about an online digital memorial instead?
As long as people remember, surely it doesn't really matter where the actual remembering takes place.
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A black Brit has the same cultural background as any other colour Brit.
Who are you to speak for people of colour?
They may consider that they have a very different cultural background.
It's very arrogant and presumptious to assume that you can assign cultural backgrounds to people of other ethnicities.
Especially given that you are speaking as a white priveleged female.
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