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Posted in: Grand champion Kisenosato retires from sumo See in context

I realize that this article is about the fall of Kisenosato, however the part about women being "ritually unclean" is the part that I will remember.  So much of Japan is controlled by the oyaji blue bloods and sumo is no different.  Kisenosato is mearly the latest victim of such thinking.  Hope he can rise above.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO calls for Renault board to review Ghosn findings See in context

This "injustice" system is just shaming Japan more and more every day. GIVE HIM HIS DAY IN COURT!!

They did.  According to Japanese standards.  Which are very low indeed.

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Posted in: Ghosn suffers fever; interrogation suspended See in context

No doubt his nutritional needs are not being met.  As indicated by him apparently losing some 10kg.  Such a dramatic weight loss in such a short period of time could easily compromise his health in any number of ways.  Especially for a person of 62.  Given his background and lineage, there is little chance that he will give in to the demands of the prosecutors. 

Meanwhile the world is watching.  Nothing short of a world media blitz on Japan and its archaic justice system and practices is going to help Ghosn.  And even then, the Japanese powers that be have their heads so far up their combined asses, that more than likely nothing will change. 

Poor excuse for an apparently modern society.

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Posted in: Court rejects Ghosn release bid See in context

Could they be any more useless and incompetent?

Most definitely. 

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau criticizes Japan over whale hunt See in context

Thats pretty melodramatic. If theyre responsibly fished and populations are sustained then people eating whales doesn’t impact people who don’t whatsoever.

Melodramtic indeed.  May I remind you of Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home?  And I quote, "They like you very much, but they are not the hell 'your' whales."

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Posted in: Canadian PM Trudeau criticizes Japan over whale hunt See in context

As a Canadian, I really wish Trudeau would focus on important issues that affect Canadians. Instead of trying to prove that he's ultra-progressive.

As a Canadian and a human being, this is an issue that affects all humanity.  Just sayin'.

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Posted in: Putin says U.S. presence in Japan complicates signing of peace treaty See in context

Trump's tweet stating, "Hey!  That's a great idea, Vlad!  I like the way you think!" should be coming forthwith. 

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Posted in: Customer berates convenience store staff after misunderstanding about cigarettes See in context

Sounds like the kind of skit that would be on Skatto Japan.

LOL...you got that right!  Where's the eye rolling obachan when you need her!?

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Posted in: Japan to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots See in context

Well, duh!!

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Posted in: Nissan document signed by Ghosn said remuneration 'determined' See in context

And Saikawa signed it so lock his smug arse up pronto!

Agree 100%

Why has he not been "charged"?  Are there two sets of laws on the books?  One for us and one for them?

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Posted in: 7-year-old boy hit, killed by bus; driver arrested See in context

Tragic.  It's amazing that accidents like these don't happen more often.

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Posted in: Giuliani: 'Over my dead body' will Mueller interview Trump See in context

Once this "bait and switch" of a con job (presidency) has run its full course, Trump will only have one word in his mind... "pigeons" ... or maybe six words (if that's possible) "There's a sucker born every minute."

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Posted in: Giuliani: 'Over my dead body' will Mueller interview Trump See in context

Today on As The Trump World Turns...

Season 2 - Episode 694 - "Over My Dead Body"

In this episode lawyer Giuliani and Prez Trump stage a fake accident in order to fool special counsel Mueller in to thinking that Trump has met his demize thereby eliminating any need for further investigations. Little do they know that Mueller and his team are aware of their imbecilic treachery. Team Mueller catches them red handed and snds Prez Trump into a tirade of epic porportions.

Stay tuned...

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Posted in: Man arrested for stabbing woman near train station in Tokyo See in context

A free bed and 3 squares a day sounds good right about now.  Where's my orange T-shirt!!?

And BTW... Japan needs to update a hell of a lot more than just its mental care system...

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Posted in: Trump's son-in-law Kushner possible next chief of staff: U.S. media See in context

Trump's universe just keeps getting smaller and smaller.  People are vanishing at warp speeds.  Those that remain are trapped in Trump's own reality.  Reminds me of an old episode from Star Trek the Next Generation, "Remember Me." 

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Posted in: MSDF punishes senior official who paid for sex with 30 minors See in context

I stand corrected... It's 13!!!!!! 

18 and 16 are the ages for legal marriage.

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Posted in: MSDF punishes senior official who paid for sex with 30 minors See in context

Hiro... the age of consent in Japan is usually 18, depending on the prefecture...

I believe it is 18 for males and 16 for females nationally.

Doesn't take away the seriousness of his crime however.

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Posted in: Language skills remain major concern for foreign nursing care workers See in context

Time for this culture to take a reality pill and realize that English is the accepted international language of choice.  If Japan could pull its head out of its own "bleep" and make English an official second language, then all of this barrier bs wouldn't be an issue.  So many other countries have realized this long ago and have taken the necessary steps to be part of the global community.  Things will never change in this country as long as the Meiji Era thinking ojisans are running the show.

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Posted in: Ghosn planned to oust CEO before his arrest: report See in context

No doubt this is obvious even to those within the Nissan organization, but will anyone stand up and do what's right?  A big fat...NO!!

Those that are in postions of power, within this society, have learned very well how to use the innate or inborn characteristic of kowtowing to one's superior to their advantage.  Thus the rampant abuse and misuse of power.

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Posted in: Police holding cells evolving to meet Japan's changing demographics See in context

Setsuko Miura, a director of the first detention administration division of the Metropolitan Police Department, says, "We try to create an environment where each person can take the time (to reflect)."

I think she meant to say, "... (to reflect) on whether to admit guilt and sign the confession that has been placed before them or refuse and suffer the consequences." 

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Posted in: Nissan seeks to block Ghosn's access to apartment in Rio See in context

What strikes me the most is how buddy buddy Nissan and the prosecutors office seem to be.  Similar agendas perhaps?  It's also interesting how this scandal is not following standard Japanese protocol of deep bow, apologize, and "promise" to do better. 

Oh wait!... there's a gaijin involved.   

Implement standard "Us vs Them" protocol!

Protocol initiated...

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Posted in: New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers See in context

And the pendulum blade keeps getting closer and closer... stay tuned.

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Posted in: Mother gets 2 years in prison for abusing 8-month-old daughter who suffered frostbite See in context

It will be a cold day in hell before any father is granted custody in Japan. Her immediate family would be first in line. Then, her extended family. Then, the child/children would become wards of the state. The only way a father gets custody is if it is requested by the mother.

After living here in Japan for 18+ years and being a father, I know this to be true.  But it still shocks me when I read or hear about it.  The fact that the father wasn't even mentioned in the article also speaks volumes.  Guess we have to assume that he is no longer part of the children's lives.  Japanese society has come a long way but when it comes to the welfare of its children, it is still in the dark ages. 

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

 It is giving an impression to people that the prosecutors extended a helping hand to Saikawa to get rid of Ghosn.

Impression indeed.  Like those made in wet cement.  Soon to be permanently etched for all to see.

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Posted in: If you go and see a psychiatrist in Japan, because they’re so inundated with the number of people, they’re not really able to do therapy with you, so it’s treated very much on a medication basis. While the medication is really important, patients are not really learning coping strategies or understanding how to get better. See in context

Choose to visit a psychologist as opposed to a psychiatrist.  Psychologists rely on a therapeutic approach whereas psychiatrists tend to rely on a medicinal or drug based approach.

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Posted in: Police called in to break up drunken brawl by other officers See in context

Alcohol let people do the most craziest and irrational.Work build up stress i guess. Tomorrow they would probably laugh about it and continue with their daily life. The argument might even be something insignificant.

Yes, but who is going to compensate the restaurant owner?  I couldn't care less about what befalls the inept j-cops.  I'm more concerned for the person(s) that had to deal with this ridiculous, yet understandable, display.

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Posted in: Ruling bloc pushes bill to expand foreign labor through lower house See in context

CDP:  "Please stop singing!!  Your enka skills are atrocious!  Give me that mic!!"

LDP:  "No!!  It's my party and I'll sing if I want to!!"

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Posted in: If you are an employee, to what extent do you trust your boss to look out for your best interests? See in context

I trust them about as far as I can throw them.

I've learned how to throw people quite far, so for me it's about 1/10 as far as I can throw them. But even that far is a stretch.

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Posted in: 3-year-old boy dies after being hit by car driven by father See in context

I can probably assume that the child was in the back seat and not properly restrained as is the common practice here. Therefore allowing the child to freely exit the car while the "unaware" father continued to park.

Tragic but preventable.

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Posted in: North Korea says it has tested 'ultramodern tactical weapon' See in context

IMO.. Kim Jong Un's hair is more relevant than his actions.

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