What it the real bottom line..... you may get sub-standard Doctors, because if they've compromised on entry, they may also be compromising on Graduation too. So... what to do? Investigate any Doctor you are referred to or go to before you say yes to any critical operation you might need.
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Another headline grabbing ploy..... whether this is by design, or by two emotionally overwhelmed Chinese, don't know. Lets see how this plays out.
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Its is not just young girls..... try starting a band in Japan and then try to book clubs, it takes years of sucking up and working for less while the agencies make all the money. Every, and I mean EVERY angle you take is controlled by vested interests. It is only when you're actually talented and can rise above a certain level that you can know this. The "foreigners", that have made it..... they've all acquiesced to the powers that be. I'll give them credit though.... they were smart enough to play the game. But they never actually last.... Watch Japanese TV.... this "Geinojin" world. 125 Million people and it ain't growing.... all trying to protect their turf.
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There are no benevolent agencies..... these girls are nothing more than "eye candy" to be sold to the highest bidder. Why have we not seen any real meaningful documentaries on Japanese TV about what it is really like for these girls? Because Japanese TV is controlled by those with vested interest in keeping it all hidden. Step out of line and you're banned for life. Just another facet of Japan's ugly underbelly. People.... if you've no clue of how ugly this business really is then you're not looking closely enough.
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Saikawa should be in Jail too.
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Japanese Politicians doing their duty for Japanese Corporations that want to keep labor cheap in Japan. Who gets screwed the most.... the average Japanese citizen that might have finally gotten a decent raise but not now. I tell you what, why not just ship them in from the U.S. / Mexican border.... with the agreement that Trump will not be harsh on trade with Japan.
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Nice!!! I wonder if the police can actually treat this as a crime? Isn't this gambling illegal..... heck, they may have to arrest the woman / employee too.
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They cannot "ban", 100% Chinese made technologies, what they're banning is technology, i.e., chips used in these devices that are mainly Made in the USA. Most of the important and difficult to make chips used in the communication world are Made in the USA. This is why recent new laws in the USA have been passed whereby it forbids certain U.S. Communication companies to be bought out by a foreign entity.... and many deals have been denied recently due to this. This is why China is doing everything possible to design their own chips and manufacture them.... they need the USA too much and they do not like it.
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Interesting Bloomberg Article on this: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-12-06/carlos-ghosn-s-arrest-and-the-backlash-to-japan-nissan?srnd=premium-asia
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And this points to another major problem with Japan. Lack of meaningful and accurate statistics that are also available to the public. In 2014 it was reported that the City of Osaka hid 81,000 crimes between 2008 and 2012.... the reason, so they could clean up their image. This is Japan.... a country that is overly concerned about its "image" to the outside world. A country that is willing to put up with crime as long as it can be kept a secret to the outside world and often to its own people. We get harped on all the time about being "Japan Bashers", but its is not without justification. Especially if you've been here a long time. Its still a great place to live and I love it.... but I don't like the hypocrisy. The we're better than thou, especially when crime does exist and much of it goes unreported. If Japan was upfront about it I wouldn't be complaining as much, but don't hide it.
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@ John, just because it is or is not a law does not make it right. My question to you is: if your son or daughter was accused of a financial crime, would you consider it fair that he or she continually be locked and pressured to confess to a crime her or she did not possibly commit. This is a financial crime, not holding up a bank, not beating someone to death, not strangling someone. Ultimately, yes, each country has their way of dealing with crime, but I firmly believe that a justice system needs to be that.... just. Japan's detention laws are unjust.
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@Akie. what? If you end up in jail you must do something wrong. Tell that to the thousands of falsely accused people that have gone to jail only to be released after the real truth came out. Or are you being sarcastic?
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Amazing.... they keep trying to intimidate Ghosn into some kind of a confession. Heck.... we might even hear of a possible death penalty before long. People, you are witnessing Japan's filthy, dirty, scummy underbelly at its best right now. A whole government and its corporate institutions are bullying Ghosn.
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No... in Japan ordinarily you'd call the Yakuza to break up a bar room brawl, but because they were actually cops they had to call the actual cops. Do you know why they'd call the Yakuza. Well in addition to it being extortion or the "protection racket", it serves a good purpose. When you call the Yakuza, you keep the customer's name clean by not involving the police. In Japan, if you're arrested and your company or co-employees find out, it could be very negative for your job.
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Any people that are not supporting Ghosn definitely do not have a fair sense of justice..... he is being held for a financial crime that affected no one other than himself. He did not go out and steal millions from other investors. In fact everything he did receive was given to him by Nissan themselves. His crime, if he actually did commit it, was tax evasion. You do not lock somebody up for weeks on end grilling him for a confession for that crime. Why... because the facts, the paper trail, will speak for itself. This is a travesty of justice just in that he's being held for so long.
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And now to the dirty political connections..... how the heck did Nissan influence Japan's National Police to keep Ghosn locked up for so long? Did Nissan pull some political strings in order to make this happen.... they definitely did. This was not just Nissan, this was a coordinated move using Politicians to pull strings at the National Police Dept. This will turn into a massive scandal once all the pieces have been put together. There is no doubt that Ghosn and Kelly are being kept behind bars long enough for Nissan and Mitsubishi to sever all ties to any possible merger with Renault.
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From what I've read, Ghosn was possibly on the verge of merging Nissan with Renault, which may have proven to be quite negative for Nissan's upper management. Nissan then went with their "poison pill", the pill, would hurt Nissan too, but it would allow the company to survive as a Japanese entity. And check this out.... when that is at stake, the idea that a traditional Japanese company might be run by foreigners, well then no matter how dirty the deed, as long as it remains a Japanese company, anything would be forgiven. This is the dirtiest, most underhanded, move I've ever seen a company make in broad daylight.
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For years and years I've met people that are new to Japan.... and all of them have this star struck impression of the Japanese being clean, polite, and honest. I'll give them clean... no doubt, and I'll give them polite, but honest? Well I'll say that the average Japanese person is extremely honest, but when you get into business, some of the things that happens here, especially embezzlement and shady pay practices along with false data..... well, that is rampant here. There is a massive dirty underbelly here that few foreigners have any clue about.
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I've spent just a small time with someone that had Alzheimer's, it was a terrible experience.... especially if that person is the angry type. I wouldn't do what she did but I would not arrest her for it. She needs help with him, not punishment.
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By the time Ghosn gets out.... people will be tired of this story.... and both Nissan and Mitsubishi will have accomplished what they set out to do.... which was get rid of Ghosn at any cost.
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I'll bet Y10,000 this turns out to be garbage and will probably end up using humans to control most of what they do. Actually.... Japan's Ministry of Labor has shown that it doctored the number of handicapped individuals on their payrolls... overseeing these robots would be a good job for a handicapped individual.
I posted that over a month ago regarding an idea for security robots..... looks like they were thinking the same thing well before that.
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We all know.... they're keeping these guys in Jail to control the narrative and by the time they get out most Japanese will be tired of hearing about it. It all part of this finely woven cultural machine. The whole culture is designed to incorporate foreign ideas but eventually spit out any unwanted aspects of them. This is the "pe" portion.
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Lets see.... pretty much other than Nomo, and that was decades ago, all of Japan's top "postings", have been a disappointment. Especially when you factor in the massive amount of money that was forked over to the posting team.
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@mu-da.... of course I know what you mean, they, the wheelchair users are not "meiwaku", but, many people consider them so. That said, my mindset is, they are not even remotely by me considered that. They are people trying to get by in this world just like anyone else. And in many other parts of the world that is how they're thought of too. People need to step out of their selfish ways and consider everyone in society. I think the Japanese have made massive strides over the last 30 years in helping to get the handicapped out in society. 30 years ago.... no elevators, no ramps. Do they need to go further, sure, yes they do but they've done a great job recently. And I think incidents like this will slowly drop in numbers. I say.... Great Job Japan... it is so much better now than it was just a few years ago. That is from a walker's point of view.... I'd like to know what an actual wheelchair user thinks?
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A couple of other posters were touching on this.... basically when an incident happens and the perpetrator was a minority, the Japanese will ban the minority in favor of the majority. In this way they don't need to use.... and this is a bad, bad word in Japan.... "reason". Reason / common sense, whenever possible the Japanese do their best to not have to put anyone in a position whereby they'd need to use it. Because if they have to.... a decision would need to be made.... and you can't make that decision without a consensus first.
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It is a manual wheelchair in a Department Store.... its not like there are hills in the store which could pose a problem. So its OK for a person to drink the same amount or more but someone in a manual wheelchair can't. That is discrimination. Guess they won't be holding any wine tasting events when the Para-Olympics come to Japan in 2020.
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This crap happens mainly because of Japan's culture of "gaslighting". What is that you say? Yes, Gaslighting. The art of kissing up to your superiors and laughing at everything they say and agreeing with everything they do. These "bosses", get so full of themselves that they eventually step over the line.... and then its time for a new guy to become the boss. This doesn't happen as often in the West because people treat most "bosses" on a close to even basis and they'll tell their boss if they think he's wrong. Bosses here haven't got a clue because no one says anything to them. Don't blame the Boss.... blame Japanese culture.
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Damn.... how'd you like to work for that guy, constantly in fear of him bursting a vein and going off on you. And I agree with Concerned.... no way possible I'd ever let that happen if I were sitting there. The other guests were gutless. But this is an overall problem in Japan.... its not my business therefore just let it happen, no matter how wrong it is.
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Nissan "gasslighted" the guy. You've been there. They compliment you and kiss your butt to the point where you start to believe it yourself. Then just when your gasslighted arrogance gets to its peak.... they ask you questions on how you do it.... and before you know you it... they've turned you into the person you yourself hate the most. An arrogant self centered fool.
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Timing.... at the precise time he was to present a merger plan to Nissan's shareholder's, Nissan's management ratted him out to Japanese Tax Authorities. "Et tu Brute". I'll never buy a Nissan again.
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