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Posted in: In Tokyo court, 5 ask N Korea to pay for false 'paradise on Earth' promise See in context

The court should reject the suit because individuals cannot claim compensation from another country through a domestic court.

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Posted in: Kishida says he has no plan to change financial income tax for now See in context

Critics say the current flat tax rate of 20 percent is beneficial to wealthy people

Since when is a tax beneficial to the taxed?

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Posted in: S Korean students shave heads in protest over Japan's Fukushima water release plan See in context

@Hideomi Kuze

What source do you have for this statement:

But their "treated water" still contains 12 kinds of radioactivity such as Strontium90, Ruthenium106, Iodine129, Cesium135 beyond safety standard value

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Posted in: Q&A: Japan's coronavirus-related travel restrictions See in context

What happens when you flight back is later than planned and the arrival date is different from the one on your application?

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Posted in: S Korea court may rule on Japanese firm asset sale in Aug at earliest See in context


As the government should not meddle in decisions of courts the courts should not ignore agreements between governments (the 1965 Treaty).

And how can a court of SK today apply the present laws of SK on an issue that took place at a time and location when there was no Korea and no Korean laws. It all took place in Japan and Japan's laws of that time would need to be applied by a Japanese court.

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Posted in: Business almost as usual in parts of Japan still under restriction See in context


You may look up the numbers here: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

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Posted in: There's a danger that if you use the computer loaned to you by the company at home, information could get leaked. See in context

@aomorisamurai: A "dispatch" refers to 派遣/Haken staff which is someone employed by company A and sent from company A to work at company B. Company B pays Company A for the dispatched person and company A pays a salary to their employee.

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Posted in: As virus outbreaks multiply, WHO declines to declare pandemic See in context

It is possible for a lab holding a virus that matches 96% the corona virus simply because similar viruses exist in bats and other animals and may be kept by a lab. The SARS virus is one known virus similar to the corona virus. From a lab holding such a virus one cannot conclude that the corona virus originated from that lab.

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Posted in: Government Pension Investment Fund posts ¥7.4 tril profit in third-quarter See in context

I assume the fund retains the profits. So ultimately they are for the benefit of pensioners.

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Posted in: Seven-Eleven failed to pay some overtime wages to at least 30,000 employees for years See in context

490 mio. Yen divided by 30000 employees is only 16333 Yen per employee. Over a span of 18 years makes 907 Yen per year per employee on average. Did any of these 30000 employees within these 30 years ever notice? Maybe not if the difference is so minimal.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten tax rules on wealthy people See in context

@OreiO: If foreign withholding tax cannot be fully deducted in the current year the remaining amount can be carried forward to the next year. Anyhow, foreign withholding tax is tax on foreign derived income that is not yet declared and taxed in Japan. So this is not a case of double taxation.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten tax rules on wealthy people See in context

@garypen: There is no tax on assets abroad declared (if above 50 mio JPY). If you are residing in Japan the income derived from these assets is taxable though.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten tax rules on wealthy people See in context

@OreiO: For a resident there should be no need to pay income tax outside of Japan in the first place. Tax withheld at source can be deducted from income taxes payable in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan to tighten tax rules on wealthy people See in context

There is an exchange of information between OECD countries. Country A will report to country B if accountholder lives in country B. If this information shows income in country A which is undeclared in country B the account holder has a problem. The new proposed regulation is meant to have documentation at hand that facilitates the calculation of taxes for past undeclared income.

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Posted in: Japan tax agency finds Ghosn used Nissan money for private use: report See in context

The moment Nissan declared to have found in their internal investigation that payments made were for private use of Mr. Ghosn they inadvertently invited the tax office. Such payments are not deductible from income and therefore taxes are due. Whether Nissan's findings are correct is not the tax office's concern. If Nissan states as it did taxes need to be paid.

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Posted in: Nissan not currently considering asking CEO Saikawa to resign See in context

FT reports that "Nissan begins search for new chief executive":


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Posted in: S Korea warns of security impact if dropped from Japan's easy-trade list See in context

Nice necktie Mr. Kono is wearing.

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Posted in: S Koreans boycott Japanese beer See in context

@JJ Jetplane

and now Korea has much better work life balance than those here in Japan.

Sure, with a 52 or 56 hours work week. Great place for workers to be.

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Posted in: ANA takes delivery of first Airbus A380 See in context

Two of the three A380s Skymark had ordered but bankruptcy prevented the deal from happening. ANA then took over the order presumably at a heavy discount.

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Posted in: ANA to order 30 Boeing, 18 Airbus planes See in context

What is better about Boeing?

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Posted in: Ghosn indicted on 2 new charges; Nissan cancels lease on his Tokyo apartment See in context

How can they cancel his apartment lease contract while he is still on the board of Nissan? Does that not contravene agreements between Ghosn and Nissan?

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Posted in: Man robbed of ¥80 mil on street near Tokyo's Roppongi See in context

The gold seller will only accept cash because he delivers physically on the spot. A remittance might never arrive and the gold be gone. The buyer in this case had better arranged for the transfer to take place in the bank where the cash is paid out to him.

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Posted in: Nissan files claim against Ghosn's sister in Brazilian court See in context

The property is Nissan's but that does not make the content Nissan's property. The lessee's property is and remains his and can be taken out of the apartment after cancellation of the rent contract.

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn raises speculation over coup by Nissan See in context

Nissan doesn't want to be owned by Renault anymore? Fine, Renault can sell

its 43% to another car company. A Chinese one, for example.

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Posted in: Prosecutors to indict Nissan as well as Ghosn: report See in context

If karma is coming his way then also the karma for having saved employment for tens of thousands of workers and employees. More than were laid off.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly shifted personal investment loss of ¥1.7 bil to Nissan See in context

The use of the company leased jet for private purposes does not need to be illegal but the cost incurred and carried by Nissan can be regarded as Mr. Ghosn's income and taxable as such. From Nissan's side it can be regarded as a gift to Mr. Ghosn and as such not as tax reducing costs. Both sides' tax declarations would need to be amended.

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly shifted personal investment loss of ¥1.7 bil to Nissan See in context

Nissan line workers are not poorly paid I think. Maybe they are thankful for Nissan still employing them?

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Posted in: Kelly denies underreporting Ghosn's salary See in context

Who became the new chairman of the board of directors?

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Posted in: Nissan ends Ghosn's two-decade reign with last-minute Renault backing See in context

The board meeting today can remove him from the chairmanship but not from the board. For that to happen a shareholders meeting is necessary.

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Posted in: Gov't considering Y10 trillion stimulus to offset sales tax hike: sources See in context

The ratio of debt to gdp of 250 is the gross ratio that includes debt between entities. If these internal debts are deducted the ratio is much lower. Apart from that the debt can be easily rolled over by issuing new debt to replace old debt. Also, why only compare debt to gdp? Apart from debt there are also government held assets that can be sold.

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