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Posted in: Osaka Expo mascot needs name; organizers ask for suggestions See in context

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this repulsive 'mascot' ai a reflection of the dissolution of Japanese identity.

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Posted in: 4 found from missing tourist boat off Hokkaido See in context

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@William Bjornson

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Amen !

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Posted in: Ghosn says he is ready to defend himself See in context

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BIG DEAL - he has no choice now, really - sp, he has to put up some defense (with the few millions he has left now).

So many international assets frozen - and there is NOWHERE to escape to any more.

Besides, he's had since 2018 to make his case.

If he had a solid defense he would not have escaped - thereby putting at least 7 other ( Innocent) people in jeopardy with the law.

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Posted in: French prosecutors issue international arrest warrant for Ghosn See in context

@ RodneyApr. 22  08:20 pm JST

2 years in France for the wedding and corruption, extradite to Holland for 2 yrs inside for the apartment scam, then on to Japan. 2 years for skipping bail, and 7 years for corruption. His wife, 5 years in the US prison for money laundering and His son in USA, who took $20million to 3 years inside . Plus fines and asset freezes for all.

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Sounds like the road map.

Gonna cost Ghosn his chandeliers et al.

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Posted in: French prosecutors issue international arrest warrant for Ghosn See in context

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Semper Fi,it was ex US service person, that help spring him from Japan

Indeed- Michael Taylor -brilliant operative. Helped many others in. exigent life threatening situations

However - he did it believing Ghosn was innocent

Ghosn never thanked him.

Not a word.

NADA

Got his 1 million and Arrivederci

Now Taylor and is son are doing prison time.

Kelly (Ghosn associate) got a suspended sentence ( mercifully)

The pilots and airline staff involved with his escape are doing time in Tukey prisons.

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France would not indict over a frivolous misuse of funds-

France has indisputable evidence of serious financial malfeasance on Ghosn's part

They froze all Ghosn's assets long ago.

He is running out of money - consider inflation rate in Lebanon is over 200% and their money is worth nothing.

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Posted in: French prosecutors issue international arrest warrant for Ghosn See in context

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the noose is tightening.

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Posted in: Ukraine evacuees to get up to ¥2,400 a day as living allowance in Japan See in context

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TokyoJoe : So we are paying for them through our taxes?

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It's a rhetorical question !

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Posted in: Graduate prince See in context

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Cute kid.

Being heir apparent - must put immense pressure on him.

@ TrevorPeace  They could be anybody, in this photo

True .Somehow strangely, it was/is the Empress Consort Michiko who quintessentially embodied the graciousness and elegance of royalty .

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Posted in: Ex-PM Kaifu, who dispatched SDF to Persian Gulf, dies at 91 See in context

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@ Martimurano: Today's world leaders should follow their example of strong determined leadership, standing up to the bullying brutal dictators

And enumerate, - please - how exactly are G 10 democracies headed by the likes of Biden, Macron, Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Scott Morrison *et al *** **

"showing strong determined leadership standing up to the bullying brutal dictators" ?

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Posted in: Ghosn determined to restore his reputation See in context

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The cowardly "escape" from justice proves his "reputation"

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At least 5 people are sitting in prison because of him (in Japan & Turkey)

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Ghosn is a carpetbagger

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And JT dignifies this callous self-serving narcissist !

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Posted in: Japan sets the bar for whose rights should be protected very low. The U.N., on the other hand, believes in protecting the rights of all human beings, regardless of their residence status and how important a country sees border control. See in context

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Perhaps professor Kohki needs to move our of the characteristic Japanese xenophobic obsessions to gain a wider view on matter pertaining to human rights

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The UN can start with the obvious 'biggies' - like China and Russia - when applying their principles on humans rights and dentation issues'

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Posted in: Let's fight terrorism See in context

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infantile

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Posted in: Study finds leaving middle seats open on planes reduces virus risk See in context

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They had to run a study to come up with this ! ?

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Posted in: Aso repeats claim that treated Fukushima water is good to drink See in context

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Aso ????? What can one expect !

No two neurons firing .

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Posted in: COVID cuts hit anti-doping program at Tokyo Olympics See in context

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They needed a study for that ?

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Posted in: Koike says Tokyo Olympics will rekindle hope like 1920 Games after war, Spanish flu See in context

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In the same period of time, more people will have died from hunger, despair and suicide than from the corona disease.

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Posted in: Understanding the plan to release treated Fukushima water See in context

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Disposing radioactive water into the sea is categorically insane.

{There are better ways to dispose of it - that will cost more, true- but which are environmentally safer.}

Radioactive water will destroy sea life, as well as the sea eco-system, and will translate into the weather system thru evaporation winds/ clouds/ rain .

This short-term "solution" will have broad ranging devastating effect that will impact peoples and eco-systems around the whole world for generations to come.

Smarten up Japan !!!!

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Posted in: Tears and cheers as Matsuyama Masters victory thrills Japan See in context

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A great breakthrough for Japan !.

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Posted in: Japanese study finds that writing by hand increases brain activity more than electronic memos See in context

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This information is not new.

The neuroscience on how hand writing enhances the growth and function of neuropathways and electrochemical transmission has bee around for over some 3 decades.

Diverse US and European studies show that hand writing supports the development of circuits in the brains cerebral cortex producing higher process thinking : and other functions, such as:

more fluid transfer of knowledge; critical analysis ; delay of immediate gratification ; memory retention; activating information stored in memory - artistically, technically, etc.

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Posted in: Plenty of space See in context

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Game of chess, anyone?

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Posted in: Uniqlo appoints green Doraemon as Global Sustainability Ambassador See in context

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BigYenToday  07:43 am JST

Talk about trivializing a serious issue.

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True. how absolutely banal. . . .though

this fixation on these caricatures reflect the immature & superficial dimension of the modern J mind, IMO

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

Gaijinland These two were morons. Goshn got the last laugh....

Taylor did it out of a compassionate sense of justice.

He is no a moron. He is a Green Beret.

But - Ghosn's narrative is not over - - - -yet.

I doubt he is laughing now - certainly he will not be laughing at the end of the play

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

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. but regardless of if he’s a scumbag or not, he never would have received a fair trial in Japan

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Well, who ever said life - or the justice system - is ever fair . . anyplace in the world !!!???

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Posted in: Prosecutors charge 2 Americans with helping Ghosn flee, jump bail See in context

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@hooktrunk@ : but doesn't this mean the Ghosn is presumed guilty before his trial? 

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I think the charges involve human trafficking.- which is a violation of international law.

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Posted in: Race, title and anguish: Meghan and Harry explain royal rift See in context

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“I was trapped, but I didn’t know I was trapped,” Harry said,

Harry is still trapped.

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Posted in: What awaits 2 Americans accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan? See in context

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According to the VANITY FAIR interview with Michael Taylor, Taylor DID NOT receive payment for organizing Ghosn's escape.

Ghosn payed Taylor NOTHING. NADA.

The 1.3 million was payed by Ghosn SIMPLY TO COVER THE COST OF THE OPERATION.

VANIRY FAIR asked: Why did you do it?

Taylor's response was : "*De oppresso liber**" (liberating the oppressed.)*

Sheer misguided idealism on Taylor's part.

Sheer self serving selfish greed and cowardice on Ghosn's part - irresponsibly and recklessly leaving those ( and their families) who "helped" him destroyed . (Greg Kelly etc as well

THAT is GHOSN"S record*. *THAT is his MO .

Ghosn has shown once again the narcissistic yellow-belly unethical fraud. he is

Although God's mills grind slow - they grind exceedingly small.

For Ghosn too.

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Posted in: Do you think hanami (cherry blossom viewing) gatherings in parks should be discouraged in order to lessen the spread of the coronavirus infections? See in context

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of course not.

if people can go out for shopping and to work ( while following safety directives) - - what is different about going for Hanami ????

. . .which BTW has a therapeutic value ( so desperately needed in these times.)

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Posted in: Messenger RNA: How a long shot idea led to COVID-19 vaccines See in context

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mRNA - has opened up Pandoras Box

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Posted in: It is hard to fathom a Suga administration that doesn't closely resemble the politics and policies of the Abe administration, given how Suga, known for his behind-the-scenes coordination skills, played a vital role in helping Abe govern. See in context

Suga will be a game changer in terms of tightening the economy - restructuring health care, raising consumption tax, closing the loopholes. He will aim for a fiscally responsible budget - and the result will be more expensive for average hosueholds.

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Posted in: Former Nissan executive Greg Kelly pleads not guilty as trial begins See in context

Sh1mon M4sadaToday  01:46 pm JST

I hope he nails Ghosn and save himself at least.

Agree .

It's very sad Kelly is the undeserving fall guy.

But, I believe, he'll walk.

And, it wont be long before Ghosn will be offered to Japan Justice System in the end.

Lebanon is not a comfortable hideout for Ghosn these days.

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