Ghosn received his high education in France - a country that produced Rousseau and Montesquieu. Japan's Justice System has a lot more to learn from the west in regard to human rights. However, I wish crimes in Japan will not increase by that. It was the Japanese government which opposed Nissan taken over by Renault. I am glad it did not happen. Ghosn is a victim in that sense.
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It was oil involved in the trouble before. But the problem at the bottom is Israel's location in the middle east. Cannot the United States accept Israel at shomewhere in their country?
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How would this affect the presidential race? So far, the democrats that were so aggressive in accusing Trump are strangely quiet.
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I do not hear Japanese people complain about their Justice Systems while a lot of critical opinions by foreigners here. Why?
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All of you are blind and attacking a wrong target unnoticing the true target. It is Abe who did not want Nissan absorbed by Renault.
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He lost his 1.5 billion yen bail money.
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Japanese sources say Ghosn used a private jet. I guess Japanese side knew and overlooked his exodus. Trials take a lot of time in Japan. It is a big waste for Ghosn for his life. I am glad for Ghosn he returned to Lebanon.
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Please explain why the Jewish people are descriminated in America and in the west. For Japanese, they look more or less the same with other caucasians. They contributed a lot in science and classical music. Many jewish people are working in banks and journalism in America.
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Americans are not fans of mochi saying it is like a rubber. Is not chewing gum the same?
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I do not think other convenient chains will contract with him. They think he is a trouble maker and they fear he will move to set up unions.
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7-11 stores are useful for truck drivers who are driving day and night. They can take a break and can use a toilet. However, the business model is a kind of a scheme. It is made the parent company never lose money. For example, konbiki bento that they could not sell within the day must be paid by the store owners.
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7-11 in America is now owned by 7-11 Japan, I think. Do they operate the shops 24 hours a day?
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It is OK they do protest. It is a proof that Japan is a democratic country. However, I want they also show alternative plans Japan to survive. Otherwise, Japan will be criticized we are on a free lunch and riding free leaving the dangerous jobs to others.
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What do Americans or the westerners do? Do they visit their parents in Christmas days? Or is this an oriental tradition?
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I wonder who is the tipper. It appears the police has been investigating the case time before.
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Bad people throng around the bad businesses.
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Koreans are strange people they damages the present rewinding the time. Let the bygone be bygone.
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Privatization of Japan Post was a mistake. Particularly with insurance and post office savings. Before, people had a strong confidence in the governmental organization and deposited their money in the organization and Japan Post rewarded people fairly and conscientiously while the government could use the long term deposit as sources of their revenues and could finance the public works such as buildings bridges etc.
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Octopus is one of the must item of new year dishes in Japan. For the fishermen, it should have been the best season of the year and ignored the regulations, I guess. By the way I heard before, Americans do not eat octopus. They think they are "monsters" of the sea.
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English proficiency is most needed for Japanese politicians. I wish they could read English newspapers and understand English broadcastings.
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We are behind China and Korea and may be a little above Muslim world. So, it is not necessarily the influences of feudal Confucianism. We may have some other reasons. Yet, it is changing a lot. Many Japanese ladies are working today since they cannot afford without the income of wives.
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I recommend tourists take left side seats of the train. You can enjoy fine view of ocean.
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Japanese society has to change. It should be more open and relaxed. It is like a military. The society must give chances and freedom to individuals. Reclusives are victims of the rigid and illiberal society. For Japanese, life is a hard thing not to enjoy.
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I still do not understand the reason Japan invited the Olympics. Why it is needed. It was decided without due discussions.
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I wonder whether scientists and people who first built a nuclear power plant had an idea of controlling the nuclear materials when the plant had an accident and about disposal of the nuclear waste.
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Solar panels may cover the household electricty but not big factories and offices. After the Fukushima incident, all the nuclear power plants in Japan were halted and today only several out of 17 reopend. How can Japan survive where they do not have natural resources and if the country has to import expensive oils and LPG, Japan will go broke. We are already broke. Japanese coal power plants are equipped with sophisticated trappers and do not produce much hazardous emissions.
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Beijing air pollution appears a lot improved. They are building nuclear power plants one after another. You are not worried about increased nuclear power plants in China. China may be helping developing countries in building nuclear power plants in the future.
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Abe and I also think any country cannot keep the dignity of a nation without a military that can fight. We have "Self Defense Forces" but they cannot maintain the rights and dignity of Japan. Our rogue neighbors insult and threaten and make shameless demands often to Japan knowing Japan is no threat to them because JSDF is an army that cannot use their weapons. Respect to America originates they have the strongest army in the world. When a war breaks out in this theater of the world, I fear Japan becomes a battle field for the reason U.S. Forces are stationed in Japan. They like to fight in the garden of other countries.
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I understand Abe. So long as Japan does not change the peace constitution and defend own country by themselves, Japan has to depend on U.S. Forces in Japan and they will remain in Japan. So, people of Okinawa should support Abe to get rid of U.S. Forces from Okinawa.
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I had the same idea and sold my stocks months ago. But the stock prices are going up. I am regretting I sold my stocks too early.
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