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Posted in: Checking tracks See in context

Well at least he's doing the ubiquitous, Migi...Hidari.... Yosh!

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Posted in: Cabled up See in context

AP photographer Charlie is holed up in quarantine and needs something to do. Looks out his window and says, "Daym...look at all those wires. Shouldn't they be underground?" Welcome to Asia. More specifically..


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Posted in: Hashimoto, Koike say no fans at Olympics still an option See in context

Can you imagine, the "...ano......", ".....so da na.......", ".....ma.....", and the muffled cacophonous air sucking between the clenched teeth droning behind the masks of these so-called decision makers! Yes/no, On/off, until the Games start. Mark my words. I say some venues yes, most no. Game time decision.

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Posted in: Vaccine chief Kono blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive See in context


Wow. I agree.

As for Vaccine Chief Kono, this just proves how backwards in many ways J-Gov is. The country needs help and he was tasked to lead the way. One would think...logically, the Chief can bypass some regs and get the task completed. To blame on the system, is, wow...no words. Very weak. These so-called Ministers are just...you fill in the blank(s).

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Posted in: Nissan to sell entire Daimler stake for $1.4 billion See in context


I believe he meant STATED.

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Posted in: Darvish speaks out about anti-Asian racism in America See in context

45 has a lot to answer for. As do his followers who swallowed his bigotry and lies.

Do you have proof or just promulgating rhetoric?

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Posted in: LDP wants more women at meetings, but only if they don't talk: Nikai See in context

SMFH in utter disbelief.

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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

It behooves us at why this 'amakudari' system would even consider and give this position to Mori. WHY? Gaffe after gaffe, it is very shameful. It seems obvious that Mori's staff is actually running the office but the 'talking head' is just that...A dumb talking head. C'mon man, dont let this happen again! Japan needs to move away from amakudari and have people who are qualified to run the show. Oh wait, that's malarkey! Wont happen????

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Posted in: Trump or Biden: Americans vote for president See in context


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Posted in: Japan to exempt business travelers, returnees from 14-day quarantine See in context

C'mon everyone! Japan Inc. needs ITS people to travel outside the country for work. If JGov mandated ONLY Japanese business nationals, as it did awhile back for pleasure travel, there would be another 'shaving cream storm' of outcry. And yes, JGov thinks viruses only affects tourists and travelers. Here's the Deal JGov. Eliminate this 'cryomagnetoarachnozeenophonicphbia" and open up!

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Posted in: Japan to ease entry ban to allow long-term stays from Oct 1, but not tourists See in context

@Reckless, I am 'sure' JGov knows this. No test results within 72 hours, Hairimasen! 入りません!

So in effect, the 'ban' continues?

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Posted in: Japan to grant re-entry 'gradually' to foreign residents stuck abroad See in context

This is a classic example of how the Japanese ----------------- is prevalent. It behooves one to think that banning PR and Spouse Visa holders while citizens of Japan can 'freely' conduct travel for business and personal reasons during this 'pandemic' is an effective plan. I am echoing all here that this thinking is a some sort of ---------- that wont go away. You can fill in the blanks yourself and it will ring true to personal experiences for many here.

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Posted in: Japan's sports leagues seek entry of foreign players hit by travel ban See in context

@Mable, Spot on. I was going to comment on personal experience but it may be offensive to some.

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Posted in: Man, son accused of helping Ghosn flee Japan challenge U.S. extradition case See in context


"Innovation that Escapes"

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Posted in: Virus travel bans separate families even as restrictions ease See in context

Total utter shaving cream for Japan to have this type of restriction. We have a place to go, not a hotel, to 'quarantine' if necessary. Japan needs to get out of the froggy stone ages in some areas.

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Posted in: Yamato city aims to ban phone use while walking See in context

@Speed, Forearm Shiver!

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Posted in: Japan deploys new Aegis destroyer See in context


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Posted in: Nissan files ¥10 bil damages suit against Ghosn See in context


You must have forgotten Ghosn led the way to mass produced EV cars, the Nissan LEAF.

Back to topic, tough for CEO Uchida to lead a comeback. Just read there may be a rift starting in top management in Yokohama. Ghosn predicts Nissan will bankrupt. Lets see after FY 2020.

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Posted in: Renault-Nissan can overhaul alliance without ownership change, chairman says See in context

Sad to say, but this was the plan always for this crumbling alliance. You need make products and keep current with what the market and people really want. At least for Nissank, the CVT transmission, is your weakest link. I know JATCO is your subsidiary so you must improve the reliability and/or offer is very select models. The people want a 6-8, or even 10 speed auto transmission. Imagine in North America the Altima, Maxima and even the Sentra had a non CVT transmission. Perceived Quality (PQ) would be high and you could ride out this out. Hyundai/Kia and the Jeep brand will overtake you in 2020! Ghosn predicts you, Nissank will go bankrupt in 2-3 years. Let's see what you can do Uchida-san!

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

To those who are asking why Hiroto is not arrested with his 'crime'?

Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2019:

"Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer for Mr. Ghosn in Japan, said last week that while Mr. Ghosn is accused of hiding compensation that he never received and is facing a lengthy prison sentence as a result, Mr. Saikawa did receive excess pay and isn’t facing criminal charges.

Mr. Hironaka called this “clear discrimination against foreigners.

This pisses me off to no end. "Confess" and "Bow"? Bull Shaving cream!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

Reading statements from the prosecution side of this Ghosn case is akin to what the Democrats are doing do President Trump. Where are the FACTS and hiding possible EXCULPATORY evidence. I was so glad CG showed the is wasn't HE did it, it was the company, NISSAN. We saw Saikawa's signature and that is enough to show it wasn't Ghosn alone, it was the company. As for the under reporting of compensation, as Ghosn explained, it wasn't decided, had not been approved and not PAID. Total sham and shame on Nissan and the prosecution. The talk in MSM about merging Renault and Nissan...FALSE. Ghosn wanted to establish a holding company so Renault and Nissan have equal say....Nissan was pissed that the French government has double voting rights and Nissan ZERO. Plus, Nissan was opposed to a planned addition of FCA into the Alliance. Truth was said last night.

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Posted in: New Nissan boss vows to restore trust after Ghosn scandal See in context

Restore trust? Goodluck with that. The treatment of Ghosn is now part of the Nissan brand. Also, Nissan was always an afterthought compared to Honda or Toyota. I just don't see this company rebuilding itself for a number of reasons. Especially when they tried to metaphorically tar and feather the person that helped turn them around.

I totally agree. Now when people talk about cars from Japan, Hoda, Toyota, Mazda...maybe Mitsubishi...but Nissan will ALWAYS have the stigma it will take years to overcome. Good Luck Uchida-san!

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Posted in: Nissan slashes full-year forecast as first-half profit falls See in context

hey will continue to try to spin this as all of Ghosn's fault in the J-media.

True. Nissan has a very uninspiring lineup now and though sales of SUV's and Trucks, at least in US are up, Nissan's share is DOWN from 2019 Q3 numbers. Just wait until Jeep brand passes Nissan in sales. It will be a goal for ex-Infiniti/Nissan exec now Global president Jeep Christian Meunier.

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Posted in: Japan's consumption tax raised to 10% amid swelling welfare costs See in context

Over complicated, which is a hallmark of Japan.

HA!! Like the ubiquitous Powerpoint slides to explain the different rates in effect!

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Posted in: Nissan to discuss Saikawa successor at meeting on Monday See in context

How about a woman? Unfortunately he is part of a corrupt network in his company and should be in jail.

The 'highest' ranking woman Nissan exec would be Asako Hoshino, overseeing global marketing and sales and electric vehicle business. She chairs of the Management Committee for the Japan and Asia & Oceania regions. Why not?

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Posted in: New prosecutor defends handling of Ghosn case See in context

Asked about criticisms of Japan's criminal system as "hostage justice," referring to prolonged detentions of suspects possibly leading to false confessions, Tetsuya Sogi said he didn't really understand what that meant.

What a crock of shaving cream!

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Posted in: Japan speculates over identity of final Olympic torchbearer See in context


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Posted in: Japan to eye options if U.S. seeks coalition on Middle East threats See in context

Silly comments about 'Donny' are just dumb. If one pays attention to the situation here and sees how the US positioned itself to be even more less reliant on oil from this region. Japan should rethink their policy here if they still need this oil here.

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Posted in: Nissan to cut CEO's pay for overlooking Ghosn's alleged misconduct See in context

I will not.

I'd love to see a poll of all the foreigners in Japan about whether they'd ever buy another Nissan. Not to mention any friends or family back home who we're telling to boycott the company. I dunno, maybe it's not the best PR for a manufacturer dependent on overseas markets.

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Posted in: Questions loom for Nissan in post-Ghosn era See in context

Leaf, now the best-selling pure electric car

It seems that Leaf is actually #3, after Tesla Model 3, and a Chinese vehicle...


Author points out the the LEAF, since 2010 has over 400,000 units sold.


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