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

Japan's Ministry of Justice should change their name to Ministry of Injustice.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Note to self.

Don't get caught up in the Japanese justice system.

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Posted in: Japanese billionaire Maezawa seeks girlfriend for SpaceX voyage See in context

Somebody should create a dating profile for "Alice Cramden".

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Posted in: Yamaha tweet on instrument case after Ghosn escape goes viral See in context

Don't try this at home

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

A corrupt inhumane Japanese justice system because it held a criminally liable, rich, powerful guy accountable? Cry me a river, Carlos.

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

I’ve never liked this guy but I believe every word he says.

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Posted in: 2 warring yakuza groups to face stronger crackdowns See in context

The yakuza and Japanese police are the same. They just wear a different badge.

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Posted in: Extension of S Korea-Japan intel pact likely to irritate N Korea See in context

The decision by Moon of South Korea to terminate GSOMIA was to help China, North Korea and Russia will be the real gainer in the Pacific theater by undermining the security of Korea(except Moon and his followers)-Japan-US security.

Moon is the real loser in this incident, and he should step down.  

Japan is right, Moon is wrong end-to-end,

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Posted in: Abe admits involvement in guest selection for cherry blossom viewing party See in context

I hope Abe's government falls just like the cherry blossoms petals.

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

If it's safe why don't they dump it in Tokyo Bay?

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Posted in: 73,000 households still without power in Chiba 1 week after typhoon See in context

After power is restored beware of power surges that can lead to electrical fires, which can damage or even destroy the entire home.

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Posted in: 3 men suspected of stealing about 70 cars See in context

Use a high quality steering wheel lock. Most thieves won't bother after seeing one installed.

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Posted in: Centenarians top 70,000 in Japan's graying population See in context

Most being women is no surprise. To be over 100 you must be of the World War II generation when men suffered enormous casualties.

Japan is going to reach a crisis point in the next two decades where it will have to decide if it will let go of it's xenophobia or let its society die out. Robotics won't change the patriarchy, the burden child rearing Japanese society puts entirely on women, and without significant cultural change there is little incentive for women to bear enough babies to make a dent in their declining population. Its a good example of what other industrialized countries can expect in the coming years.

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Posted in: Residents grow weary over prolonged power cuts in Chiba Prefecture See in context

Japan needs a Nipponese version of FEMA.

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Posted in: U.S., China exchange goodwill gesture ahead of trade talks See in context

China yanks Trump's chain and then makes nice. Over and over.

China looks at Trump and says, "There there, good doggy. Atta boy."

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Posted in: Residents grow weary over prolonged power cuts in Chiba Prefecture See in context

Does Tepco have proper contingency plans for anything at all?.

They do. Remember the scheduled blackouts after 311? As though they knew it was coming.

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Posted in: Biden clashes with Warren, Sanders on healthcare in Democratic 2020 debate See in context

Vote red.

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Posted in: Robert Mugabe, longtime Zimbabwe leader, dies at 95 See in context

I remember him as the only black leader to endorse Trump.

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Posted in: Mother arrested for assaulting 10-year-old daughter See in context

A Momster!

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Posted in: Former Empress Michiko to have surgery for breast cancer on Sunday See in context

I wish her well.

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Posted in: Whaling town Taiji begins dolphin hunt See in context

When are they going to stop this? It's a disgrace.

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Posted in: Trump revives suggestion he'd end birthright citizenship See in context

The 14th Amendment was enacted within a few years after the Civil War. 

It's purpose was to prevent Southern states from disenfranchising their newly emancipated slave population, and using their citizenship status as a means of holding them in a de-facto slave status, much the same way that big farming corporations hold illegal immigrants in low paying, dangerous and dirty jobs to this very day.

We have laws about who can enter our country and become a citizen and just opting in is not a legal option. It should be obvious that no one should be rewarded with citizenship for breaking our laws, birthright citizenship is for citizens and not for criminals.

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Posted in: Trump revives suggestion he'd end birthright citizenship See in context

Its hilarious that trump's 3 oldest children were born before their mother had citizenship in the US. Are they going to become Czech?

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Posted in: Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead See in context

I feel every American should visit the Yasukuni war shrine museum if they're in Tokyo. The museum clearly articulates that Japan views itself as the victim in WWII with the nasty western nations forcing it to go to war. All about 'poor little japan'. Explains a lot. Blanket denial of any culpability.

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Posted in: Emotion more than economic factors driving S Korea-Japan trade row: analysts See in context

The latest moves followed a series of South Korean court rulings ordering Japanese firms to pay for forced labor -- an issue Tokyo says was resolved under the 1965 treaty normalizing their relations.

There is ample precedent in international law that a treaty struck between countries is still valid even if subsequent governments in one or both countries change and choose to repudiate earlier governments.

Japan and the ROK did indeed strike a deal settling all outstanding issues from the colonial period and WWII in 1965. Is Japan at fault because the ROK under Park did not allow Korean citizens to individually sue Japan? Hardly!

Moon is trying to walk a fine line courting China and raising his citizens' ire vis a vis Japan to recover his lost popularity.

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Posted in: Disgraced money manager Jeffrey Epstein found dead in jail cell in apparent suicide See in context

This is highly suspicious...the high profile wealthy people involved makes me wonder if their was a big payoff to take care of the problem, not to mention eliminating Epstein's potential life sentence. This ends the criminal case that would have exposed the players. Lisa Bloom's civil case is all that remains, but enough money can kick anything under the rug. I'm not hopeful that the FBI's investigation into a potential conspiracy finds anything given the Trump administration's contempt for the agency.

I don't know if I have the patience to care about yet another years long investigation no matter how serious, and that's exactly what the perpetrators, if any are counting on. Democracy can't survive an indecent, uncivil society.

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Posted in: Japan, led by less apologetic generation, stays tough in S Korea feud See in context

Someone here mentioned the agreement in 2015 over the issue of sex slaves had to be final and irrevocable. "Irrevocable" doesn't mean nobody can bring up the issue. Even back then, the two governments interpreted the expression differently. The agreement lacked procedural legitimacy, internally and externally. Because there are real victims, it cannot be a subject of a multinational agreement. Any other people or governmental apparatus can't represent the individual victim's right without consent. Well, It seems that Japanese people don't think so. The Japanese government processed the deal when the president of Korea was about to be impeached. It was truly cunning and inappropriate to use the neighbor's unrest as another chance. 

Finally, if you want to understand what's happening in Japan, you should know about the Japan Conference (Nippon Kaigi). The current prime minister and most of the cabinet are the members of this far-right group. We are witnessing the last struggling of Social Darwinism and Imperialism in two island countries in Europe and Asia. I wish Japanese civil society could wake up.

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Posted in: S Korea-Japan dispute puts military pact at stake See in context

"If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future"

 Winston Churchill

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic construction worker dies of suspected heatstroke See in context

The start times for the men's and women's marathons, on Aug 9 and 2 respectively, have been moved to 6 a.m. as an additional precaution.

Marathons are not typically held during the summer. They are, however, held during the "cooler" months in places with hot climates, meaning that there are marathons all the time in weather warmer than what it most likely will be in Tokyo. Marathons in the tropics typically begin at 4am or even 3am, in the dark. It's still hot, but it is better than when the sun comes out. Because this race is the Olympics, they want spectators, and that means a start at a more reasonable (to non-runners) hour. They also want to be able to run fast, which means that they can't run in the dark. But it also means that the athletes should all be running for less than 3 hours, which means that 6 is not an unreasonable time to begin.

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Posted in: Nagasaki observes 74th anniversary of A-bombing See in context

I always found it sad that it took TWO A-bombs to convince Japan to surrender. Nagasaki could easily have been avoided.

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