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Posted in: Japan to require reports from tech giants on business practices See in context

Yup. As long as its fair across the board, no problem. I do question multinationals as I’m sure most do but it’s time all biggies get scrutinized..if they really care about being fair. Also, how about non tech companies, those that refuse to do business with foreigners just because they don’t seem to be able to perform as well as domestic businesses? It’s tough all over but I want Japan to truly be a model for others to follow if we’re talking about fairness.

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Posted in: Hundreds of Amazon employees criticize firm's climate stance See in context

I'll be shot for this but climate change is not the 'main culprit of climate change.' I'll concede it doesn't help but natural sun cycles play a greater role in this problem. It's all heavily political.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Why do I feel this will end up in a stale mate? If Ghosn has the evidence / proof then I’m waiting to see it. I want to see this boxing match in a neutral ring where world opinion is the judge.

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Posted in: Early, heavy marijuana use linked to worse driving performance See in context

Please make a study of alcohol, too. I consume neither nor do I now drive. However, what are the death numbers in each case? There are poor driving skills in all countries and cities. Not enough information to consider really.

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Posted in: Japanese politeness is a myth: One person’s tale strikes a chord with people around the country See in context

I see this as well. I always try to make my shopping pleasant for all. It's a pity. I expect / hope these service people will have a good experience with foreigners. I'd like to hear that side of the story, too.

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

This is purely for internal consumption here in Japan. Outside Japan and in the foreign language Japanese media we hear different stories, more balanced. We naturally have a more complete view of the situation. Most Japanese don't have that benefit so the gov't and Justice Dept can just play to the ignorance of their customers. When I speak they often show ignorance of all the facts. The facts are just not given.

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Posted in: Abe rebuffs opposition resignation call over contentious gov't event See in context

We’ve reached the dark ages. It’s about power, not leadership. What have we seen over the last 7 years? Other than elitism what has Japan gained? Quo vadis Dear Leader?

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Posted in: Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes, killing three See in context

I pray for them.

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Posted in: Gov't streamlines celebration for crown prince's ascension See in context

Japan’s population will not go down so much. What’s going down is the native, ‘blue blood’ Japanese. Lots of foreigners will be / are coming. Their marriage to Japanese and their descendants will be here multiplying. The J gov’t is not counting them. I’ll bet the Japanese population doesn’t go below the 100,000,000 counting all the Samaritans here. Japan will change very much. It’ll be an interesting place to be in. Also there’ll be as much racism and discrimination as in any other country.

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Posted in: Ghosn's aide Kelly stands high chance of acquittal: ex-prosecutor See in context

Kelly can thank the court of world opinion..and Ghosn. Ghosn NEVER would’ve received a fair trial. NEVER. Let’s let Japan save face and quickly move on and acquit Kelly.

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Posted in: The surprising truth about cheating on one's partner in Japan See in context


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Posted in: New ANA air pass with unlimited Japanese house rentals, multiple flights now taking applications See in context

Nice to see some of the two million + abandoned homes going to (a bit of) good use. Keep it up.

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Posted in: Millions go hungry in wealthy Canada - and some die young as a result See in context

Where's Trudeau?

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Posted in: Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste See in context


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Posted in: Costs for managing Japan's nuclear plants to total ¥13 trillion See in context

What would it have cost to do things the right way from the start? Abe getting his constitution changed? FT chance, I think.

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Posted in: Scandals likely put Abe on defensive as Constitution reform looms See in context

I’m glad to not have to see his snicker. It really sickened me. Let him fight hard for his dreams, maybe he’ll have to compromise a bit.

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Posted in: SoftBank to invest $40 billion for new Indonesia capital See in context

Where does Son get so much to invest? It must be the outrageous charges every month along with contracts without a clause whereby one can cancel at an early point in time without paying all outstanding (unused) WiFi usage, etc.

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Posted in: Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec See in context

Put yourself in the shoes of a foreign HQ thinking of sending your best man to Japan to do business. He / she reads the Japan business section in the local media. They wonder if they're safe. Will a husband accidentally stick his foot where he shouldn't. He's put away unable to see the spouse & family. Conflicting signs. Ghosn BS おもてなし.

Today I fear more for the future of Japan than for Ghosn or Kelly. We're no longer in Edo. This has all been transferred to the international court of opinions. Japan is on the defense and the judges are waiting for answers.

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Posted in: China calls for 'appropriate preparations' for Xi's visit to Japan See in context

WilliB, bingo. Keep them away from the cameras so the folks at home can see a benign Japan. Folks at home will see a Japan that sees no problems in China. God Bless those that take the bait.

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

One day this will boomerang. I don’t look forward to it. It won’t be pretty. Don’t play the game if you don’t know how to receive the punches.

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Posted in: Court defers ruling on fatal car accident after driver's remarks See in context

Better late than never. Sorry for the victims and their families.

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

It’s all so arbitrary. It seems the prosecutors are into pointing away from their own failures and weaknesses. Companies are responsible to keep paperwork for 7 years. We’re talking 11 years ago. Where are the government auditors? If I remember right the US government permanently shut down a US auditing firm for failing miserably in its main responsibility. Ghosn a scapegoat again?

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Posted in: China calls for 'appropriate preparations' for Xi's visit to Japan See in context

What does Xie fear? He has a nation under control, a neighbor whose technical secrets it has taken. A market for its cheap products, etc. What more can a modern day dictator want?

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

I think if my wife divorced me she’d want me to have the kids. It’s just her nature. Luckily nothing happened. The kids are now over age, living at home. Never perfect but peaceful.. thank God.

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

Sh1mon M4sada,

you forgot to mention the court room must be one of public opinion where all sides are equally heard.

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

It hurts so much. I believe Japan as a whole will suffer for this. I see Saikawa soon being charged on different charges since he’s probably immune from being a deep throat turncoat.

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

There should be unenforceable laws above sovereignties protecting human rights. Abuse is recognized in any culture, race, nation, etc. I’m very sad that anyone would have to deal with any abuse anywhere in the world.

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Posted in: Taiwan's pro-Japan young people back Tsai's re-election See in context

This is a strange time to bring out a love for Japan. What’s behind this? I see this as damage control in light of a disastrous week Japan just had with Ghosn. To connect the reelection of an anti-China president to a love for Japan seems a bit far fetched. You may have both, anti-communist China and pro Japan voters but saying they love Japan while disliking their communist brothers is not rational. Was there any pro Japan propaganda during the campaign? We’d have heard screams from Beijing.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Japanese media he has plenty of documents to prove innocence See in context

I see things differently. For me Ghosn has proven himself enough to show he has a case. The court of world opinion is where it all stands. That's the future Japan's looking at. Ms. Morí shot herself in the foot demanding Ghosn prove his innocence, in effect telling the world Ghosn's accusations are correct. The fact that she withdrew her twitter & amended it notwithstanding. The reporter interviewing him at a Japanese press conference proved he was more than a simple reporter when he too spoke of a visitor to Ghosn's home. It was not public information. How would a reporter know? I can't find the interview on line. Too damaging. The true media has yet too come out. The dust is still in the air.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

It may be time to start questioning the Interpol to see how they work. Issuing a red notice seems a bit much for allegations. We’ve seen the prosecution and DoJ here swinging their arms right and left. They’re not used to having overseers. That’s their role. LoL. They’re panicking.

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