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Posted in: Japanese couples increasingly begin to arrange prenuptial agreements See in context

You'd think that life, with all our amazing new gadgets, would become more simple, but no, it is becoming more and more complicated. "Ignorance is Bliss". Would life on an Island without electricity, books, or modern technology at all be better..... to live in a small tribe, co-existing together. Would that be bad. But many see those without modern technology and ideas as "primitive". I believe "retro-communities" will flourish going forward. Living in this insulated world with keyboards and quick delivery.... isn't real living. I think I'll go out for a long walk now.

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Posted in: Trump makes his case for Nobel Peace Prize; says Abe nominated him for it See in context

Abe is a smart man..... kiss up to Trump.... inflate his ego, and Japan can enjoy low tariffs with a nice weak Yen vs the USD.

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Posted in: ¥100 mil in old banknotes donated to Ehime prefectural gov't See in context

Yeah..... those grand kids of mine.... don't deserve a dime!

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Posted in: Man arrested for beating girl after she helps woman who vomited on bus See in context

Too many self consumed people in the world.

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Posted in: Ghosn hires new defense team in change of strategy See in context

So the question is..... will Hironaka give it his all because if Ghosn is found innocent it will do two things. One is that it will show that Japan's Legal system works. A Guilty verdict would still cast doubt upon the system. Two, an Innocent verdict could be the downfall of Nissan Motors. If he's found innocent there would have to be massive repercussions for Nissan. Why.... because it would prove that all the damning evidence Nissan has submitted was either irrelevant, made up, or should have been their responsibility to report in the first place. Or that they should not have allowed such compensation in the first place. Or.... Ghosn could be guilty as sin and Justice properly served if found guilty.

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Posted in: Anti-Valentine’s Day protest march held in Tokyo by Revolutionary Alliance of Unpopular Men See in context

Protest in front of the Morinaga HQ Bldg....... Blame this on some idiot in Japan because it exist only here that I know of. Valentine's Day is about a Man doing something special for a Woman. And that many should be a boyfriend or husband only. The idea that every man and women should get something is just too much.

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Posted in: Japanese cities worried about receiving more foreign workers: survey See in context

Whatever happened to all the robots the Japanese were supposed to develop? Oh yeah, Japanese women stopped having babies.

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Posted in: Japanese cities worried about receiving more foreign workers: survey See in context

When you develop a new drug.... you always have "side effects".

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Posted in: S Korean assembly speaker says apology needed from Japanese emperor See in context

This is why I have ZERO respect for Koreans.... apologies have been made and reparations paid, but they still continually use this issue for their own political gain. The Japanese do have their faults, no doubt, but they have too much pride to play the victim more than one time. OK, yes, you do hear from A-Bomb survivors and relatives, but it is not specifically directed at any one country. It is mainly a call to reduce or scrap all Nuclear weapons.

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Posted in: Man stabbed in convenience store after road rage incident See in context

There are a lot of reasons to get angry when driving.... people that hog the passing lane, people that tailgate, slow drivers, and more. As I get older I do my best to not be a nuisance to others on the road... but even then you can't please everyone all the time. Some people are just angry and you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Try to quickly recognize that the other person is just straight out in a bad mood and try to distance yourself from him. I say him.... because it probably will be a guy.

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Posted in: U.N. rights committee urges Japan to let children be children See in context

If you were to let them be actual children that would throw the whole culture out of whack. No more would we have docile obedient children. These kids need to properly learn the rule book or society overall will collapse.

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Posted in: Man arrested for licking woman's hair at train station See in context

He might be able to get a job as a groomer at a pet shop.

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Posted in: Nissan to freeze payments of unstated remuneration to Ghosn See in context

All the information is coming from the very people that fingered Ghosn in the first place. Ghosn is guilty of telling Saikawa the he's going to get rid of him before he actually did. That was his biggest mistake. Never mess with the "harmony" of a Japanese company in Japan.

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Posted in: Patriots out-muscle Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever See in context

And..... and.... the Patriots have a bunch of Draft picks this year. I think Gronk will not retire and I think the Pat's will be back at the SB next year. Tom Brady 6 for 9, but this win, I think Belichick's defensive signature was all over it!

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Posted in: Russia to pull plug on nuclear arms pact after U.S. does same See in context

Trump is an idiot.... the rest of the world's leaders need to confound him at every turn in the hopes that he does not get re-elected. Lets try to keep this massive mistake down to just one term.

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Posted in: U.S. to withdraw from arms control treaty with Russia in six months See in context

Why all of a sudden... after decades of various agreements with Russia, is the U.S. now pulling out? I think Trump is trying to show the press and his followers that he is hard on Russia and that he did not collude with them to win the election. This is a Political move designed to fool the people. The man has no shame.

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Posted in: Japan's labor shortage hits 45-year high See in context

Yet still the average Taro ain't getting any raises. Normally you'd have inflation but not Japan... the land where corporations rule and employees get shafted.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

@Akie.... yes, in Japan one has to follow Japanese law.... but that does not mean it is right or that you're not getting screwed. Based on many different comments I've read by foreigners that have been screwed in Japan, Japanese law is left up to interpretation and is often based on if you're apologetic even though you might not be wrong. For some reason the law in Japan is on a power trip.... you better suck up to them because if you don't you will spend a long time in detention.... oh yeah... and you'd better confess. In Western countries.... no matter how much crap you give the police, they can only hold you for a determined amount of time. They might rough you up a bit but they have to follow a rigid set of laws that is not left up to interpretation.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

All the evidence against Ghosn has come from Nissan itself.... The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission is now looking into how Nissan is compensating its Executives and they don't mess around. If they can show that Nissan is supplementing income with various benefits and not reporting it... then Nissan is at fault too. And that is what I think is happening. Nissan has dished out various benefits but did not report it. So it comes down to.... legally, in Japan, does Nissan have to report all the various types of compensation or is it only the responsibility of the beneficiary.

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Posted in: Police raid yakuza office in Tokyo over Kabukicho shooting See in context

Is that the Yakuza or the Police in the picture.

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Posted in: Japan to survey 200 mil gadgets for cyber security See in context

So while Japan's "CyberSecurity" watchdog is surveying us.... who thinks they might pass on some virus' themselves. Perfect opportunity for real hackers to piggyback on this survey.

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Posted in: Californian student remains in detention 8 months after breaking lamp in Tokyo bar See in context

He's still locked up because he resisted arrest when he fully knew they were the Police and probably because he does not have the money to pay the various fines. Once he pays the fines they'll probably let him go. I'll bet this idiot really gave the Cops a hard time and now its pay back time. I find it hard to believe that they cannot come up with the money to get him out. Who paid for his trip to Japan in the first place.

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Posted in: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission probing Nissan over executive pay See in context

Greg Kelly.... a U.S. Citizen. He was locked up with Ghosn initially. The SEC may investigate his pay by Nissan. If Nissan purchased or rented properties on behalf of Kelly and did not report it, then Nissan is guilty of improper reporting.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

@Ossan.... good, you've then proved my point.... thanks.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

@Ossan.... you're looking at History from the point of view of countries outside Korea itself. The Treaty was never approved / signed by the Koreans.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

@BeerDeliveryGuy..... Also... and I'm laughing as I type this. So you're saying that the annexation of Korea by Japan was not considered an invasion by the Koreans? That by calling it an "annexation" some how did not make it an act of war?

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

@BeerDeliveryGuy.... yeah.... doesn't look like you're gonna move up from that job of yours.

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Posted in: Balance of intelligence factors makes Japan the world’s smartest country, according to this list See in context

Yes... the Japanese memorize a massive amount of information but they learn very little in the process.

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Posted in: S Korean navy top brass cancels visit to Japan amid strained ties See in context

If you ever wondered why Japan invaded the Korean peninsula in the first place... well the actions of both the North and South Koreans over the last 30 or 40 years might shed some light on it. Basically you can never do enough for them... they are never satisfied and will continually prod and poke you. At some point you have to stop the child from constantly driving you crazy.

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Posted in: Tennis fans in Japan, Abe hail Naomi Osaka See in context

Congrats Naomi! Now that the U.S.'s IRS is back open,,, they'll be interested in getting a nice percentage of her winnings. The IRS taxes all Americans regardless of where the money was made. She probably will not have to pay tax in Japan on her winnings since Japan does not have that law.

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