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Posted in: Aso apologizes for remarks about Japan's historical unity See in context

However, again, unlike China, the Emperor and the Yamato elites did not had actual power

In the 4th century, the elites were building huge "key-hole" shaped tombs that were bigger than the Pyramids of Giza so that would indicate that they had some kind of power and authority.

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Posted in: Aso apologizes for remarks about Japan's historical unity See in context

Japan was like "Game of Thrones" with the wildlings in the north and nomadic horse riders on the Asian continent periodically attacking.

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

Sorry. I'll try this again.

Ghosn was granted bail too and he was living in his luxury penthouse in Tokyo. He couldn't contact his wife but in retrospect that was a wise decision by the prosecutors since she orchestrated his escape.

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

Meng was actually granted bail and she's actually enjoying some freedoms that Ghosn would have NEVER been granted with in Japan by their system.

Ghosn was granted bail too and he was living in his luxury penthouse in Tokyo. He couldn't contact his wife but in retrospect that was a wise decision by the prosecutors since she orchestrated his escape.

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Posted in: Seeking justice: The legal risks facing Ghosn See in context

Also the prosecution wouldn't have much ammunition if he had lived a clean and honest life. The fact that he had an Interpol passport meant that even if he is innocent, he still had the mentality of a criminal always looking for an escape.

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Posted in: Seeking justice: The legal risks facing Ghosn See in context

Ghosn could be the worst scumbag of the earth, but his treatment is still unjustified.

I agree, Japan needs to improve its justice system. However it was his greed and arrogance that made him stray from his lane as a boring auto executive and instead pretended to be an investment banker gambling in the risky derivative markets and getting caught on margin calls so a lot of this is his own doing. He played with fire and he needs to accept some of the consequences instead of blaming a global conspiracy.

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

In fact the Japanese "hostage justice" system uses detention beyond its original purpose of securing suspects

What about Canada's "hostage justice" system? Why aren't you complaining about how the Huawei CFO Meng is being detained for 2 years?

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Posted in: Seeking justice: The legal risks facing Ghosn See in context

Ghosn has been blaming everyone but himself

If Ghosn used his own money to fund his 1% lifestyle instead of stealing from Nissan,

he wouldn't be in this position today. Greed and arrogance was his downfall.

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Posted in: Nissan bolsters taskforce to prepare for Ghosn onslaught See in context

I guess office politics and backstabbing exists on any country but what's unique to Japan is that they actively employ Gov't and prosecutor's office to achieve their aims."

Reminds me of a Tom Cruise movie like "The Firm" or "Jack Reacher".

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Posted in: Japan to strengthen border checks, review bail conditions after Ghosn's escape See in context

He defied Japan's stringent system and now is untouchable in Lebanon.

Nobody is untouchable.

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Posted in: 3 soccer fans arrested for racist, homophobic abuse See in context

Looks like the Japanese fans are more civilized than the British fans.

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Posted in: Lebanon receives Interpol red notice for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn See in context

So, Japan would never get Ghosn from France either

Macron is under lots of pressure from the yellow-vest protesters. The last thing he wants to do is side with a corrupt, elitist, criminal 1-percenter who stole money from French shareholders/taxpayers of Nissan and avoided paying French taxes by creating a shell company in the Netherlands.

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Posted in: Japan drops to 121st in 2019 gender equality ranking See in context

Trump is talking about grabbing them by their private parts, they want to make abortion illegal, sexual harrasement stories all the time coming from America... Believe those fake numbers if you want.

Yes. Trump is the one constantly touching Ivanka inappropriately and treating Melania like a 1950s housewife. He also denigrates women like Megyn Kelly and Greta. Also, saying Japanese women have a worse lifestyle than Muslim women who are forced to wear hijabs and burkas or who are shot in the head for wanting to go to school is ridiculous. Japan has some gender equality problems but like Mr. Coffee said, let us be objective and fair.

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Posted in: S Korea wants 'rising sun flag of hatred' banned at Olympics See in context

"Germany remembers Nazi atrocities and educates its youngs about it."

And yet it is Germany not Japan that has thousands of Nazis marching in Chemnitz, killing politicians and voting for the right-wing AFD political party. Many Jews and Turks in Germany are now saying that it is dangerous for them to live there.

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Posted in: Historical documents show Japanese gov't role in providing sex slaves See in context

What a paradox,the two former major axis allies after the war took so different paths.

Yes, but the Germans legally and democratically elected the Nazis into power because they believed in their ideas of racial superiority and the subjugation of lesser peoples so the Germans have a greater cross to bear compared to the Japanese who had no say whatsoever as to what Tojo and company were doing or how he gained power.

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