@MikeH... spot on mate! You beat me to it!
@AustPaul... It doesn’t matter to China if you don’t visit...Japan also detain foreigners without cause so just pray that you don’t fall in type of scenario while living in / traveling to Japan! The legal system in Japan is one of the worst in the world when it comes to foreigners but they keep seeking sympathy!
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Good strategy. They should also start using robots / machines for delivery of mails. 80% of the people who deliver mails/parcel in Tokyo seem like they don’t want to do that job and always look grumpy. My area Japan post guy was so grumpy and always seem impolite. I talked to my neighbors about him and they also said that he had an attitude problem so we complained about him to Japan post. End result was that a new person delivers our mail now as I believe his route was changed. Customer service seems to be deteriorating day by day in Tokyo. It’s more pleasant to communicate with ‘Pepper the robot from SoftBank’ than some Tokyo people!
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Japanese legal system is pathetic! Keeping someone in detention for 9 months without taking him to trail is just aweful!
All those commenting here saying otherwise, I just hope that you are in a similar situation someday and then you experience this insane legal system of Japan that the Japanese police and prosecutors dish out!
@Disillusioned... reading your experience it really shows the real Japan and how foreigners are treated here. People don’t know about this until they are in this situation! Some people just travel to Japan for a short time on vacation and seemingly everything looks perfect but in reality if you stay in Japan for a while then you’ll find the dark reality!
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@Judy Itoh... it deeply saddened me to hear your story! Japan’s legal system is really barbaric and human rights violations in full force. I’m just shocked that the world doesn’t focus too deeply on it! Just because it’s Japan they get a pass! If the same was done in China, Korea or some Middle Eastern country then the world leaders such as America and UK would have been in up and arms taking the issue to heart. The United Nations would also be saying a lot! But just because it’s Japan they seem to play the sympathy card and always get a pass!
@ksteer and others who gave Judy a — for her comments : someday you might be in a similar situation in Japan when you will be arrested for something that you feel was innocent then you will encounter the same treatment as Judy and Goshan or even worst treatment. Then I’d like to see you comment on this barbaric detention system in Japan! Remember not to throw stones at others house when you live in a glass house!
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@Akie... Innocent until proven guilty! So far he hasn't been charged because there isn't enough evidence. A lot of hearsays and unnamed sources as usual! Your comments seem too harsh to pass judgement without adequate evidence. Are you saying this because he is a foreigner? Racist? Do you have the same feelings towards hundreds of Japanese executives who are involved in scandals from data fabrication, under reporting benefits to power harassment?
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As per this article and other media sources he hasn't been charged... Don't they have any evidence for charging him? Failure to charge him until now just shows that they are on a wild goose hunt with only hearsays rather than actual documentation and evidence. If they have concrete evidence then this is an open and shut case with prosecution of the offender but the actions of the relevant authorities handling the matter seems like it was a set up from the start to make an example out of him. Also one has to wonder how he could have managed to under report his income and benefits from the tax authority without the assistance of Nissan Inc for so long. Probably there is a lot of jealousy by some other Nissan executives who want to be the focal point of the company so this whole situation has unfolded. Imagine if he is found to be innocent and had worked within the boundaries of law ( bending it but not breaking it ) ... He should then sue the whistleblower and Nissan Inc ( for throwing him under the bus as seen by the actions of their CEO in the press conference ).
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@mu-da... excellent comment! Paints the reality of Japan and corruption!
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Anyone who thinks they know which party is guilty is deluding themselves
He wanted to break up, she didn’t accept it and killed him! She went to his apartment and did so. How much simpler can it get? She said it herself in her initial statement when arrested.
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@Robert... oh please!!! There are lots of crime committed by Australian born ( even white men like us ) that lead to deaths! Of course this nutcase was an immigrat ( probably refugee ) but you can’t judge the crime solely on this. The ratio of refugees breaking the law in Australia are far less than Australian born white male! Not all are trash and nobody has the right to say so. This being said we do need a stronger vetting procedure for this refugee programme especially for men! Women and children should be prioritized rather than men who tend to bring the terror with them!
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For a country as advanced as Japan, their ATM system is simply lagging years behind others!
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Floyd doesn’t need to fight a kid to prove you wrong! He has already accomplished what other boxers will probably never ever do. He doesn’t need to fight an unknown kid. It’s not about chickened out but just the case of not enough money. He must have made a mistake with reading the amount discussed in yen rather than dollars and upon realizing that error he pulled the plug. Also we don’t really know but maybe the organizers really did blindsided them with the arrangements and Floyd being Floyd went in with the hype and publicity!
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@smithinjapan...well said! You’ve nailed it!
@thepersoniamnow...He stated what he thought was a fact and actually it is! Can you actually give us another example of this kind of thing happening elsewhere? Stand behind your comment and show us examples and evidence!
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