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Posted in: Japan confirms 2nd new coronavirus infection See in context

@John Beara

Damn... they force us to weak mask now... i look like a clown now.

I doubt it. You more likely just look like a dude wearing a mask?

Wash your hands, and don't touch your face folks. I would definitely wear a mask during my commute, then dispose of it upon reaching ground level. Thanfully I don't have to ride public transport...good luck folks! If you do get sick, take a few days off and sleep.

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Posted in: Japan may delay process for picking casino host cities, media report See in context

The government has authorised licenses to build three integrated resorts and is expected to officially receive bids from interested localities in 2021.

The code is: They want MORE and BIGGER bids. Stuff your envelopes...take a bet.

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Posted in: Ghosn used company money for private events: Nissan report See in context

Well....I must say I don't really know how businesses operate at Gohsn's level.

It's just hard to beleive all that money was taken by Gohsn...I mean he had to sign for it right?

There would be paperwork that had to be countersigned, right?

Or does Nissan just have a big vault of cash that he raided??...but on the other Saikawa and others were skimming money from Nissan....so...the whole management structure is corrupt??

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Posted in: Should confessions be admissible in a court of law? See in context

I agree with cracaphat, and the others above.

'Confession' needs to be defined to answer the question.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

The first half was interesting, he has documentation demonstrating everything was signed of by multiple people...exactly how everything is done in Japan. 'It was a staged set up'.

The 2nd half was a mistake...'I'm innocent, because the companies made more money when i was in charge.'

Guilty or not, I don't care, but my impression is he should have taken a week to calm down down and hit his key points with more focus.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

Excuse my ignorance,

but would this raid now mean the trial has to be thrown out/abandoned?

Is it a strategy to keep the facts secret, and now they just go after him for the actual crime of jumping bail?

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Posted in: Japan calls Ghosn's escape 'unjustifiable' in first official comments See in context

''while guaranteeing basic individual human rights.''

Well Mr. Mori...care to explain the unusual treatment Mr Ghosn received?

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Posted in: Manager at Turkish jet operator says he helped Ghosn escape because of threats See in context

As an interesting aside, it seems the only problem with Ghosn's escape is all the loudmouth boasting, as he and his team somehow think they can legitimize his escape. Whether he was actually innocent is kind of mute now because by jumping bail he has now become a criminal.

Surely having gained freedom he should have just quietly disappeared forever.

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Posted in: Japanese media blasts 'cowardly' Ghosn after escape See in context

Hahaha, predictable warblings from the Gov't sanctioned press.

One thing we know...there won't be review of the system that caused a potentially innocent man to flee. There will be a double down on current practices.

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Posted in: Yoshiki, KISS to perform together again on New Year’s Eve 'Kohaku' music program See in context

Don't care, Yoshiki is really good, and Kiss are still doing what they love doing after all time...Never Stop Rocking and Rolling! even if the wheels are falling off!!

But who cares?

Perfume just blew all the other Pop acts clear off the stage! Excellent!

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Posted in: Ghosn, in Lebanon, says he left Japan to avoid 'injustice and political persecution' See in context

LOL. I agree with those who think he was 'allowed' by prosecution to escape to avoid the trial, this way the mess disappears for the Govt, sure there may be some uncomfortable things said by Ghosn, but he's overseas now and the Govt can control the local news, he never comes back to Japan, JCorp continues on as always.

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Posted in: Impeachment forever changes Trump's legacy See in context

The next step regards America's legacy.

Do they have the spine to remove a corrupt President from office?

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Posted in: The saga continues See in context

It's tough...I keep seeing 'Star Wars' and get instantly excited....then in the next instant I recall how vacuous and insulting the previous film was. Might see it if I'm at a friends house and they put the DVD on, one day. LOL.

It's powerful brand recognition. Kudos to George Lucas' original trilogy.

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Posted in: Do you think Christmas will still be celebrated in some form 100 years from now? See in context


In 100 years, when the remnants of humanity live in domed communities subsisting on a diet of insect paste and recycled waste liquids...

there will still be Christmas.

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Posted in: Australian state rolls out mobile phone detection cameras See in context

I'm afraid I think this has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with revenue collection.

Your State wants your money, any way it can get it.

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Posted in: Trump says he will 'seriously consider' testifying in impeachment inquiry See in context

I think I see what is going to happen.

Trump will be impeached, found guilty of criminal actions but will avoid jail time by claiming ill health, and disappear to one of his golf resorts.

Future generations will wonder what that clown President was all about.

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Posted in: Actress Sawajiri admits taking illegal drugs for over 10 years See in context

I'm not surprised she was using or got busted.

I'm surprised she is singing like a bird and confessing all.

I guess it's a cry for help, or a plea for leniency?

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Posted in: Gov't says it is safe to release contaminated Fukushima water into ocean See in context

Hahahaha!! We all knew this was their only solution.

I guess it's some kind of good news they won't go ahead with a 'planned accident'.

So we were all completely wrong about the dangers of radioactive isotopes.

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Posted in: What changes would you like to see in Japan's English education system? See in context

Lots of opinions, so I'll add mine.

Salaries must rise. The industry has been undercutting itself into extinction...so much so that MEXT has decided to have the Japanese teachers lead classes from next year. (We can just do it ourselves with our robots.)

Diversity needs to be recognized and accepted.

Teaching effort and skill needs to be valued above mere appearances and preference for certain accents.

The schools need freedom to Direct Hire teachers that they want to keep.

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Posted in: Symbolic night with 'goddess' to wrap up emperor's accession rites See in context

Good to see the Emperor is one us!

just last weekend one of my friends engaged in a similar ritual behind Kabukicho.

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Posted in: 7 taken to hospital after mini-truck plows into group of children in Tokyo See in context

Terrible accident. Just as a related aside,

Are parents aware their kids are being led around bust streets by these facilities? I'm often free during the day, and there's a constant parade of kids being led around the streets...shouldn't they just stay in the daycare building/grounds?

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Posted in: Japanese women fight for right to wear glasses to work See in context


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Posted in: September real wages rise for first time in nine months See in context

Where exactly do I claim this raise in my salary???

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Posted in: Hamilton clinches 6th F1 championship at U.S. Grand Prix See in context

Fantastic, well done Lewis.

The only unfortunate thing is that there is no one who can put consistent pressure on him (for whatever reasons.) the rest simply aren't consistent enough. Bottas is only good for a few wins here and there, Vettel/Ferrari can't put a full season together...LeClerk...next Gen...Title 7 is there for the taking.

That's no slight on Lewis though. Well done.

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Posted in: Crypto-currencies and criminality: myth or reality? See in context

Unlike currencies that have made anonymity a marketing feature, Facebook has repeatedly said in recent months that Libra will be transparent and comply with the authorities' requirements.

Lol. Given Facebook's reputation and history regarding data privacy I think Libra would be the last choice for criminal activities. But that's a good thing.

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Posted in: Kanye West claims he will be U.S. president one day See in context

Yeah, sure...why not?

The bar has been set so low by Trump it sounds totally reasnable.

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Posted in: New tech reproduces live performance of musicians See in context

Hahaha...I prefer expats method...it will you make you better. I don't think the photo put him off, I just think the program is BS.

This technology may have some use for hearing impaired people...?

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Posted in: Coppola backs Scorsese's comments on Marvel films See in context

It's fine that these artists express their opinions, and I totally agree with them, but i do enjoy a Marvel film as-well.

But on the other hand, the quote by Brie Larsen can apply here even though I'm quoting her out of context:

'Not everything is made for you.'

There's room for everything.

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Posted in: The day after See in context

Hahaha! Nathan, you could have taken, or bought a hat at the circuit. Or worn a shirt.

But I'm gonna guess from your avatar, you were topless and sculling Asahi beers.


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Posted in: Bottas wins Japanese GP; Mercedes clinch record constructors' title See in context

Well done Bottas, but a shame Ferrari just disintegrated on lap 1. Le Clerk is going to be a serious contender next year...if Ferrari get out of his way.

Congratulations to Hamilton...he crushed it in the latter stages. Hoping Ferrari learn...a LOT from the failed challenges over the last few years to mount a season long challenge in 2020.

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