How can they not see they're only making things worse? Who's signing off on these decisions?
15 ( +18 / -3 )
Why doesn't this waste of space retire already? The wealth gap between the rich and poor is in the stratosphere and all he's yapping about is some weird nonsense drummed up by the orange baboon and his ilk. Shame!!!
2 ( +9 / -7 )
Sorry excuse for a democracy if I've ever seen one. In normal democracies, scandal ridden leadership stands down in disgrace.
-2 ( +8 / -10 )
Funny how the naysayers clammed up the moment the evidence became overwhelming. I still recall the derision I received when I said the accusations didn't pass smell test. The vindication is all so delicious.
-3 ( +0 / -3 )
Wait a minute, wait a minute
Enlist already and show everyone how to draw colorful imaginary lines.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
No idea where to start with this A-grade ignorance coated in xenophobia and your run of the mill racist undertones.
13 ( +19 / -6 )
Regardless, of what he may think or feel, he is considered a royal no matter where he goes and because of this he cannot just withdraw from his duties.
Jezuz, sounds like they're still stuck in the plague era. I guess the abolition of this archaic system is long overdue.
-6 ( +4 / -10 )
The racist undertones in the media were to blame. But as the case of another island nation we're all too familiar with, the victim will be blamed.
1 ( +8 / -7 )
Whys this ***hat wasting tax payers hard earned cash? Is this part of the arrows as well?
1 ( +5 / -4 )
So you are saying a justice system that treats all outsiders the same is more unjust than a justice system that treats it's own citizens like outsiders because they are a different color?
See that's your mistake. You're assuming japan has a real justice system. Newsflash! It doesn't. The racism that permeates america is its own problem that should be fixed by america. Justice is supposed to be blind but if you have bigoted people running things then everything changes. The problem is racists not the system.
10 ( +13 / -3 )
it would probably treat me much more fairly than my own justice system in America as a black man.
Oh, newsflash! All gaijin fall under the same umbrella. There's no playing favourites in japan. The system is archaic and it's long overdue for an overhaul. I'm glad a giant magnifying glass is being held on japan. Given it's disdain for looking bad, hopefully some real changes can come about.
14 ( +17 / -3 )
. Carlos is feeling free and normal now, and bringing the pain to the bullies
About damn time. Next few weeks should be glorious. The panic from the minister that included the freudian slip about coming back and proving innocence goes to show the panic mode the establishment is in. The days of abuse of law going unnoticed are now a thing of the past.
6 ( +14 / -8 )
Truly disgusting mideveal treatment of women. Disgusting!!
7 ( +9 / -2 )
Trade deal? More like brown nosing deal to avoid automobile tariffs. Funny nothing is mentioned as to how the coddled voters this deal is screwing over are going to be compensated with tax payers hard earned cash. Funny that.
-2 ( +2 / -4 )
Actually, no longer true. Starting Heisei 20, the limit in principle is 8 hours and night-time interrogation not allowed.
Stupendous improvement. Doesn't negate the fact that an individual is still being treated guilty until proven innocent
6 ( +8 / -2 )
Give this guy a chance and see how much evidence he can destroy
Nice spin there. Every single individual charged with a crime is innocent untill proven guilty. Which happens to be reverse in japan. Carlos homes were raised while he was locked up and still nothing substantial came out of it. If there's no smoke, there's no fire. Can't wait for him to spill all the juicy details in the new year. It's about time some hard truths cane out.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Nhk, the government mouthpiece was suspiciously silent about this huge news at 6pm. I'm thinking the crisis management meeting is taking longer than expected?
7 ( +8 / -1 )
And next time foreigners complain about the lack of bail in Japan etc., they’ll have you to personally thank, Ghosn!
So instead of following international norms of law, use an escaped convict as a scapegoat to justify not to? Mkay.
2 ( +5 / -3 )
Wasnt he under watch 24/7?
Are the myriad of cctv cameras actually working?
How did he slip airport security?
How does a private jet leave japan airspace with no accountability for who's on board?
No matter what excuse the incompetent leadership comes up with, these are not delightful optics.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
Is this a case of that classic oxymoron, 'peace through war'? I don't get the willful ignorance. japan has no choice in the matter. When the master beckons, must follow, no questions asked.
-5 ( +2 / -7 )
This is what happens when competent leadership is replaced by yes men. If this information was not reviewed and then released, then the entire department in charge must answer for it, however if it was reviewed, then this becomes a willful act to start war. A much more dire act.
-1 ( +7 / -8 )
The rara crowd is again unsurprisingly absent. This clearly amounts to a crime. Where's the UN environmental protection agencies? Where are the international watchdogs that are supposed to blow the whistle on this blatant murder attempt? And how do we know the ever so secretive government hasn't already dumped it in the air and water?
-2 ( +3 / -5 )
Yikes!! Hasn't it dawned on them that the ship's already sailed? Called this ages ago. Now sit back and watch the decline precipitated by one of the worst prime ministers in known history.
-10 ( +7 / -17 )
3 ( +3 / -0 )
will blink first but claim something stupid
Pretty much yeah.
-16 ( +6 / -22 )
A Cherry Blossom event is small cakes in the world of politics
So wasting tax payers hard earned cash for personal gain is cool in your book?
When are the Japanese people going to wake up and drain the swamp?
When pigs learn how to fly planes and drive cars.
11 ( +12 / -1 )
There are a myriad of korean related articles on this rug one would assume it's Korea today!! It's a very morbid obsession that I can't quite put my finger on. Anything on the sakura/shreddergate corruption? Nah. Just keep piping on about korea. Ignore the blatant corruption in the ldp. For clearly, if ignored, something can't exist. Right?
-5 ( +7 / -12 )
'At the time of the war, I was in my 20's and single, and I didn't understand,'' he said, growing more emotional. ''But when I had two daughters myself, I started to realize what I had done.''
At that point, Mr. Ukita's voice choked and blinked, and tears welled in his eyes. He would not say exactly what his role had been, but in a tremulous voice he said that Japan should compensate the women for the injuries done to them.
A shocking revelation from an actual perpetrator of the abuse. And yet, the duck, dodging and weaving will continue unabated because some people just can't handle the truth.
-2 ( +9 / -11 )