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Posted in: Cathay flight attendant says she was fired over Facebook posts on HK protests See in context

And I might add that others in my company who use Cathay Pacific for business travel feel the same way as I do. If my company is representative of other companies, Cathay Pacific will lose a fair number of passengers over their disgraceful actions, in business class at least.

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Posted in: Cathay flight attendant says she was fired over Facebook posts on HK protests See in context

I used to like using Cathay Pacific for business and personal travel but not any longer. I am not going to use them ever again. Disgusting and gutless, kowtowing to the communists like that. From now on its Singapore Airlines all the way.

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Posted in: Would China risk another Tiananmen in Hong Kong? See in context

The PLA are already in HK it seems, wearing HK police uniforms. Protesters are saying in their blogs that many of the HK police they are encountering now cannot speak Cantonese properly and speak with strange accents, not a HK accent. This explains why they have become so brutal of late, they are not from HK.

The protesters are so brave, but I fear for the endgame.

Free Hong Kong now!!

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Posted in: Theme-park food to be taxed 10% if eaten at table; 8% if eaten while walking See in context

Totally crazy situation but what you come to expect of all the incompetents in the J government. Great comments by all the posters above, gave me a good laugh! Well done all!

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Posted in: Switzerland helping Japanese prosecutors with Ghosn investigation See in context

Why is Ghosn even staying in Japan?

He is never going to get a free and fair trial. The powers that be have already decided on his guilt. As a 66 year old man, he doesn’t have many years left. He should just escape from Japan to a country without extradition treaties with Japan and enjoy the years he has left.

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Posted in: Panel proposes average minimum wage of more than ¥900 for 1st time See in context

Just crazy. Minimum wage should be at least 1500 yen. A magnificent raise of 27 yen. Get lost!

No wonder there are so many job vacancies. Who is going to be motivated to get out of bed in the morning for a paltry 900 yen?

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Posted in: Japan rock group Dragon Ash member nabbed for marijuana possession See in context

Ban alcohol it destroys lives. Allow Cannabis, it enhances and makes your life more enjoyable. Every time I go to Canada on business I never fail to partake these days in the good stuff.

Japan is about 100 years behind other countries so probably sometime in the next century it will legal here.

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Posted in: Japan sees worst suicide rate for those under 20 in 2018 See in context

Many people have nothing to live for.

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Posted in: 'Let's see them aliens': 1.3 mil people sign up to storm classified Area 51 See in context

If you try to penetrate this installation you will be shot dead. Simple.

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Posted in: Weightlifting better at reducing heart fat than aerobic exercise See in context

Interesting article! Personally I am not into weight training so much. I have always enjoyed running and amateur boxing. Keeps me in relatively good shape. I do do some weights but this is not my main focus. But as someone above says, it's a matter of what you enjoy and what keeps you motivated.

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Posted in: Trump, N Korean leader Kim meet at DMZ See in context

Well done to our great President for meeting Kim. I was interested to see how the liberals on here would handle this and true to form there is the usual bile amusingly! Better to talk than swapping nuclear missiles.

President Trump is absolutely a shoo-in for his second term next year!

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Posted in: The Carlos Ghosn case – the return of Japan Inc See in context

Excellent very truthful article from Mr. Takano. This should be discussed at the G20 meeting to show the real Japan, not the fluff we often are presented with.

Still, I am glad that nissan is on a straight downward trajectory since their appalling treatment of their saviour Ghosn.

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Posted in: Boris Johnson again dodges questions over police visit See in context

He doesn't have to talk about his private life. We all have arguments and rows. I heard that Ferrari interview and Ferrari's line of questioning was pathetic and boorish. No wonder Boris has been avoiding the media. He will be a great PM and will get the UK out of the accursed EU finally.

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn See in context

let them collapse!

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Posted in: Mitsubishi Motors shareholders approve ouster of Ghosn See in context

If I was Ghosn, at age 66, I would say to hell with all these companies. He has got say 10 to 15 years of life left, he should just escape from japan and with his wealth just enjoy whatever time left he is granted. Why give a damn anymore about mitsubishi/nissan,renault.?? Let me collapse.

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Posted in: Illustrator shows different types of perverts encountered on Japanese trains See in context


My god mate, be careful. Your whole life could have been ruined by false accusations from her.

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Posted in: Illustrator shows different types of perverts encountered on Japanese trains See in context

All women should learn some form of self defence or fighting art if at all possible.

My wife and I both train in Taekwondo and Aikido. Aikido would be good for dealing with these pathetic chikan creeps in crowded trains I think.

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Posted in: Gov't council says pensions inadequate in aging society See in context

Who actually pays into this J government pension scam scheme anyway?? Just save cash every month for 40 or 50 years and you'll be laughing when it comes to your time to retire. This pension scam scheme will not survive, it will collapse at some stage and all monies put into the pension scam will be lost.

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Posted in: Ghosn family seeks U.N. help against 'judicial persecution' in Japan See in context

The treatment of Ghosn is disgusting. Really on a par with North Korea and China. The UN must get involved to order Ghosn's immediate release and allow him to get out of the japan hell hole.

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Posted in: Trump attends sumo; gives President's Cup to winner Asanoyama See in context

Donald Trump is the greatest president of all time. It’s great that he is in Japan forging relationships by watching Sumo amongst other activities. Next year he will be reelected for another outstanding 4 years.

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Posted in: Gov't to urge firms to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch See in context

Steve Martin, what a brilliant post. Absolutely superb and so true! I think you should be a writer sir, you have great writing skills!

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Posted in: Japan weighs downgrade of economic outlook, raising doubts on sales tax hike See in context

Haha what a basket case is the Japanese economy. Personally I am in a very well paid job but many people here are really struggling.

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Posted in: Gov't to urge firms to hire employees until age 70 amid labor crunch See in context

All well and good coming out with these platitudes but with age discrimination being so rife in Japan, good luck with trying to find a job over 50, let alone 60. I have heard people saying that once you reach 60, you might as well be dead. Sad state of affairs and such a waste of human resources.

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Posted in: Nissan profit nose-dives 57.3% See in context

I really hope we heard news very soon of nissan's collapse. They really deserve it for their disgusting treatment of Ghosn.

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Posted in: What do you think the yen-dollar exchange rate should be in order to benefit the Japanese economy? See in context

The Yen will stay around the 110 mark for the foseeable future. A weaker yen would be better for the economy.

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Posted in: What habits by your co-workers annoy you the most at your workplace? See in context


There are a couple of oldish guys in my office who seem to be farting constantly all day.

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Posted in: Ghosn granted release on ¥500 mil bail but can't contact wife See in context

How inhumane if he cannot see his wife. They would deny him physical relations with his spouse??

I cannot say just how disgusted I am with the whole "legal" system in japan. The 2020 olympics are really tainted now.

I only hope that Ghosn gets out of the country ASAP.

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Posted in: Ghosn granted release on ¥500 mil bail but can't contact wife See in context

Ha, one in the eye for the "prosecutors" and their fan boys on here. This will all make a great film one day once Ghosn is proved innocent of all charges!

How much longer is this farce going to be allowed to continue? Who is supervising these so called "prosecutors"?? Time they were reined in and relieved of their duties.

But really, if I were Ghosn I would seriously think now about escaping from japan. There is no proper system of justice here. The way he has been treated is absolutely disgusting. Japan has only extradition treaties with S Korea and the US.

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Posted in: Ghosn indicted on aggravated breach of trust charge See in context

Ghosn is stupid, he should have escaped from Japan when he was out on bail. There is no chance he can ever get justice in Japan. If he stays his life is over. He is what, 65? He would probably live another 10 to 15 years at most. The “prosecutors/judges team have already decided on 10 years inside I would guess.

Either he breaks out or I think he may well commit suicide. What’s the point in going on? He’s 65 he has had good long life, now it’s time to end it.

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Posted in: Half of foreigners in Tokyo have experienced discrimination: survey See in context

Well I would have to say that after being here over a quarter a century I just don't care about stuff like this now. I bought a very nice house and have a very high salary. My life is very comfortable and enjoyable. Why should I care about what a few think about me??

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