TokyoJoe comments

Posted in: New Tokyo Olympic president tries to assure Japan on safety See in context

Doesn't the money for the host country come from the influx of tourism?. Without that isn't it just an extremely expensive amateur sports day with little to no benefit?.

Serious question as someone who doesn't follow it and would rather watch something else when it's on tv.

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Posted in: 2 American men wanted for aiding Ghosn's escape arrive in Japan See in context

Under Japanese law, suspects can be held for up to 20 days before being indicted or released, and are not allowed to have their lawyers present during questioning by prosecutors.

Isn't there some UN regulations on this detention without charge or legal representation. Seems against human rights.

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Posted in: Prince Harry: British press were 'destroying my mental health' See in context

For someone who doesn't seem to welcome the press intrusion it's bizarre that he's doing The Late Show, Oprah Winfrey and his own netflix series.

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Posted in: Japan to begin allowing foreign Olympic athletes' entry next month: Nikkei See in context

Ok, call me crazy but it's convenient that the covid numbers have dropped massively in the last couple of weeks just in time to start letting foreigners into the country in droves in time for the olympics. Must be just good timing.

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Posted in: Emperor feels grateful for strength of Japanese people over pandemic See in context

Thankful for the day off, but my wish is that Japanese public holidays be on a Friday or a Monday instead of middle of the week.

Agreed, however I'm more concerned with when a public holiday falls on a weekend and a day in liu is not given, for example the following Monday becomes a holiday in the UK.

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Posted in: Man arrested over sexual assault of woman in alley See in context


You want to change the definition of rape so that sexual assault and rape become the same thing?.

So how do we differentiate the crime of fondeling a woman's breasts over her bra and the crime of holding a woman down, forcing intercourse on her potentially giving her life threatening Sti's and or a pregnancy? And causing her internal physical harm.

Hmm, your ideas are novel if a little naive, there is good reason we have separate definitions for things.

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Posted in: Man gets out of taxi on Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge; then jumps to his death See in context

Awful, the suicide epidemic amongst young men in Japan is tragic. Over 100% more male suicides in Japan than female, terrible stress this society places on men.

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Posted in: Marilyn Manson faces LA sheriff investigation after abuse allegations See in context

Disappointing. Always thought he was a sound, intelligent guy. Especially after idiots tried to blame the Columbine massacre on him.

Nasty man.

Guilty until proved innocent? Hope you never get accused of anything.

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Posted in: Japanese companies shun blanket wage hikes amid coronavirus pain See in context

Our company made record profits this year due to covid and being in digital entertainment. Will be interested next month to see how that trickles down to us or not.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

@simian Lane

Yes, it's a sad day when cancel culture reaches Japanese shores, look at how great it's worked in western countries.

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Posted in: Osaka beats Williams to reach Australian Open final See in context

Go Naomi!

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Posted in: Olympic minister Hashimoto reported to be top pick to replace Mori See in context

She is a great pick for the role and has no doubt earned her position through skill, knowledge and experience.

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Posted in: 21-year-old woman arrested for sending hundreds of nude selfies to woman in her 70s See in context

When hearing about a story involving stalking or sexual harassment, it’s hard not to assume the typical pattern of a man victimizing a woman. 

What a strange statement, speak for yourself. I have had experiences with Japanese ex girlfriends of stalking and harassment and I'm sure many other guys on here have.

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Posted in: Japan’s households, firms continue to hoard cash as pandemic persists See in context

Hoard = Sensibly save money in very turbulent uncertain times.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

Tokyo Joe, you make Mori look enlightened. You do not need to be afraid of women in the workplace even if many are far better than you may be. Let the best woman win.

Explain how treating women equal is being afraid?. Silly comment.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

Don't get it. He said when there are women at meetings, it takes more time. When one woman raises her hand to talk, other women also want to talk, it's their competitiveness.

What's wrong with that?

Nothing is wrong with it If you are a rational thinking person who treats everyone equal.

However the problem arises as it's a criticism of women and in any form that is not allowed by lefties. We have to treat women differently than men, if you have the audacity to try to treat women equal to men (logistically try to organise time slots and give each person the same allotted time to talk) then you are a misogyinst dinosaur and must be removed.

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Posted in: Mori resigns over sexist remarks: Hashimoto being considered to replace him See in context

The majority of Japanese people also don't give a damn about it. If it had been mentioned in nothing but the Japanese media, they would have rolled their eyes as usual and gotten on with important things like a life.

But now enter the White Social Justice Warrior (TM) -who don't have a life- to bray on until heads roll.

"These Japanese just aren't smart enough to realize how angry they should be!"

Exactly, very true. As I said on another story a couple of days ago it's the overseas leftist media and usual twitter twits that have forced this issue through as it is an international issue. If it were a domestic issue we would been long over it with Mori still in position. It's naive that some on here see this as a change in Japanese culture.

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Posted in: Virus threatens 'game over' for Japan's arcades See in context

Ha, ok, my bad.

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Posted in: Virus threatens 'game over' for Japan's arcades See in context

If you want that 80's arcade feel check out Mikado in Takadanobaba next to the station. It's a museum of vintage games and needs supporting, would be terrible of they were gone.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

You earlier also suggested women move there too. Bit confused?

This was a quote from someone earlier, not my words. I suggested the lady whose hobby was to move to conservative countries and complain about them being conservative whilst trying to convert them to feminism try Saudis Arabia next once she fixed Japan. Not confusing.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

if youre a man and cant stand equal rights with women the I suggest you do move to Iran or Saudi Arabia.

I am someone who chose to emigrate to Japan and is not stupid enough to try and bring my ideologies and try and force them onto the Japanese. I understand I have no right to expect Japan to change for me and have no intention of trying to do so regardless of how morally superior I may think I am.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

No. He resigned because of sponsors bailing.

No. No sponsors 'bailed'. Toyota expressed dissapointment and didn't even call for his resignation. Is your connection to reality a little bit distant bobby?.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

Haha, all the talk of youth and a female replacement on this forum then Mori being replaced by an even older 84 year old Japanese guy.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

It seems they are quite effective, too, since Mr. Mori has resigned.

You couldn't be more wrong, he resigned because it is an international issue and he has had pressure from the IOC and western media. If this was a Japanese internal issue he would be still in position.

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Posted in: Mori to resign over sexist comments; Kawabuchi, 84, tipped to replace him See in context

*Too little too late *

How is it too little, he's been fired, exactly what you were calling for. What would be enough, publicly flogged on scramble crossing? Sent to a western country to be re-educated by blue haired feminists?.

Time to stop crying and move on now people.

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Posted in: Mori's sexist remarks show slow progress in narrowing Japan gender gap See in context

Even if women do speak far more than men, that doesn't make what they say trivial, unnecessary, rambling, off-topic, 

Mori didn't say any of these things so why did you? He said women tend to speak for longer so if more women were in the meeting timing would have to be more strictly controlled. Which as a user above posted is backed up by studies.

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Posted in: High school student arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in toilet See in context

My son went missing in a mall at age 3 for about five minutes.

It felt like a lifetime..

Same, my son ran away at ebisu garden place when I was putting something back on a toy rack, must if been 20 seconds I couldn't find him, it was absolutely terrifying.

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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

I think the Tokyo Olympics are a dead issue. I pity the sponsors whose cash is being burned.

You should pity the tax payers, As I'm sure the sponsors have get out clauses in the contract in the event of the olympics being cancelled and guess who pays them back, us, the tax payers.

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Posted in: Fewer people to get Pfizer vaccine in Japan due to syringe shortage See in context

commencing vaccinations of around 36 million people aged 65 and older from April.

I would like to see a full list of developed nations to see their vaccination numbers to date. Would Japan be bottom?. They move glacierly slow.

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Posted in: EU approves first shipment of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Japan See in context

Japan has to wait for the EU's approval! No wonder it's taking too long. Thankfully the UK got away from those control freaks and so have already administered over 10million vaccines and counting. Brexit britain keeps winning.

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