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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context

@Akie

This might interest you too!!

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/03/24/asia-pacific/politics-diplomacy-asia-pacific/china-diplomats-us-donald-trump/#.XnwkCHKRW70

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Posted in: Pompeo says G7 agrees China spreading virus disinformation See in context

@Akie "Really, which official, what did he say ? would you please tell us exactly his tweet ?"

Back to your sly and devious ways again Akie!!

Here you are, enjoy!!! Source? I'm sure you can find it!!!!

Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 @zlj517

“It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan”

( Zhao Lijian, a foreign ministry spokesman, said in a tweet.)

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Posted in: Japan to send vice justice minister to Lebanon to discuss Ghosn See in context

The conversation of the negotiation will be:

"It's time to send Carlos back to Japan, or the aid stops coming! The ball is in your court!"

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Posted in: 44 more people on cruise ship test positive for virus; some elderly to be allowed off See in context

@Alex Einz

The ship does leave port occasionally to dump wastewater and to make fresh water.

@ Farmboy

All passengers will be given a full refund and some extra expenses will also be covered by the company that runs the cruise liner.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Interesting commentary!!

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/01/15/commentary/japan-commentary/whats-next-ghosn-following-flight-lebanon/#.Xh-_wmSRVkw

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

Well....yeah, it's like, HIS press conference so he will naturally talk about himself. And if you haven't watched it then you shouldn't come on here to talk about things that have already been addressed.

Whatever. . . .dude!!

I don't need to watch a criminal address only the things that he wants you to hear. I do my homework and get my facts from various sources.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/01/09/national/crime-legal/carlos-ghosn-japan-justice-system-news-conference/#.Xh3Z8mSRVkw

https://www.ft.com/content/ce6ec776-3234-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

Except for the SEC part, all the other points were covered at his press conference. Did you bother looking up the video? If not, I'll get you started: the palace in Versailles he had rented out himself and paid for all the costs. As a token of gratitude, the palace offered him a free room to rent, which he took them up on.

No, I didn't watch most of the video, as he was just rambling about himself!!

Yes, he did offer to paid up after it was pointed out to him. But......

"Renault has previously signalled to French authorities suspect transactions under Ghosn, who at the peak of his powers was known for his jet-setting and luxury lifestyle.

He is suspected of hiring the entire Palace of Versailles outside Paris in October 2016 to celebrate his marriage, a benefit estimated as being worth 50,000 euros ($56,000), in exchange for a philanthropy deal between the state-owned property and Renault."

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

"To many armchair lawyers here who have gathered their evidence from what they read in the unbiased J media "

Not really!! There are many other reliable overseas outlets to get the news or facts! You just have to do your homework!!

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-183

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/08/business/carlos-ghosn-interview.html

"In explaining some of the questionable personal expenses, Mr. Ghosn used a defense common on Wall Street: He said other executives at Nissan had signed off on the transactions, which made them authorized by the company."

https://www.wsj.com/articles/ghosn-could-have-an-easier-time-clearing-his-name-in-lebanon-11578049205

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Posted in: Ghosn seeks retirement benefit from Renault See in context

I agree with CitizenSmith and garypen!!

Ghosn is just a repugnant and greedy man who got caught with his hands in too many cookie jars. Now, he wants more money!

I just can't believe so many people on this website still have sympathy for the man.

Wedding at Versailles Palace and claiming he didn't realize he had to pay for it, Shady front companies using Nissan money to pay for shady services in Oman, Saudia Arabia and even used to buy his luxury homes around the world. He was even banned in the USA for 10 years by the SEC from holding any corporate executive position. Wake up and smell the coffee people!!!

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Japanese media he has plenty of documents to prove innocence See in context

Order To Do List for Ghosn.

Prove the financial misconduct charges are false (consultancy fees to sister, donations to a university in Lebanon, buying a home in Rio de Janeiro and many more ) by showing the evidence.

Criticize the Japanese Judicial System.

Do task one first, stop sidetracking about how great you were in Japan and how badly you were treated after you were arrested.

More people will start to believe in you after you show proof, but for now, you are just a greedy businessman running away by criticizing a judicial system that needs to be updated!!

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

@bububu4

You haven't been following the story well.

Her phone was taken off her after his second arrest while she was in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

"The Tokyo prosecutors' office's special investigation unit recovered Carole Nahas' mobile phone during a search of the Tokyo residence where Ghosn had been living since April 2019, after his release on bail.

......... analysis of the phone turned up evidence that Carole Nahas had demanded that an executive with the Omani subsidiary and staff at a Lebanese law office refuse to cooperate with Tokyo prosecutors."

Mainichi News

Well, they have some evidence!!

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Posted in: S Korean court holds 1st hearing on 'comfort women' civil suit See in context

It appears some of these poor old ladies have been changing their stories over the years. They have been slowly manipulated by the organization that claims to take care of them.

http://scholarsinenglish.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-comfort-women-by-chunghee-sarah-soh.html

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Posted in: U.S. says Japan, S Korea 'soul searching' needed See in context

Same story in the Korea Herald with extra info:

http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190808000680

During the discussion that followed, Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korean studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, criticized the Moon Jae-in administration for “not taking the political leadership necessary to protect the relationship with Japan from domestic political spillover, which is arguably in Japan’s longer-term strategic interest.”

“The Moon administration has yet to realize an optimal balance between domestic and foreign affairs,” Snyder said, adding that he would like to see the South Korean government paying compensation domestically to the victims of wartime forced labor while trying to pursue a dialogue with Japan.

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Posted in: Japan, S Korea lawmakers meet to ease row over trade, history See in context

@wallace fred

"How long will you keep denying historical facts?"

Oh, right!!

http://www.aei.org/publication/south-korea-wants-to-brainwash-students-to-whitewash-north-koreas-bloody-history/

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Posted in: Yoshimoto chief retracts punishment of scandal-hit comedians See in context

@TigerTokyoDome

May be you should read the article again!!

If you still don't understand, ask your Japanese friends!!

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Posted in: Japan may take S Korea wartime labor dispute to International Court of Justice: NHK See in context

@ Vince Black - "On the other hand it's a good chance for the rest of the world to see Japans wartime atrocities"

@ Heckleberry - "Would love to see this play out in front of the whole world in the ICJ. It would be the first time many will be hearing about some of the actions of Japan during WWII, and that includes many Japanese youths."

Aa-aa, playing the same old tune on the violin!!!!

Korea doesn't have a pretty history either!! This would be educational to you!!!

https://apjjf.org/2019/12/Jang.html

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Posted in: S Korea proposes U.N. probe over Japanese sanctions claims See in context

Right, SK wants the UN or an international body to start an investigation!!

But it won't go to the ICJ over the Takeshima Islands.

But it won't participate in an arbitration panel over the 1965 bilateral accord.

You will get more respect from everyone if you stop playing childish games!!

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Posted in: Japan rejects S Korean calls for scrapping of tech export curbs See in context

Interesting read in today's paper.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2019/07/09/commentary/japan-commentary/south-koreas-botched-handling-wartime-labor-issue/#.XSVdWFZS-1s

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Posted in: S Korea says Japan's high-tech export curbs threat to global economy See in context

"Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee called for the withdrawal of Japan's latest measures and bilateral talks to discuss the broader issue of export controls......"

So, now SK wants to talk!!

"At the governmental level, Japan's initial efforts to solve the dispute of seized company assets through bilateral consultations failed after South Korea did not respond.

Japan then proposed in May to set up a third-country arbitration panel under the 1965 accord, but South Korea let the deadline for selecting a panel member pass."

What has SK been doing the past few months?? Japan is sick of your games!!

Compensation and soft loans were already given to SK in the 1965 treaty. According to SK records released a few years ago, Japan had proposed to include compensation to the victims during the early setup of the treaty, but SK refused and said that they would take care of it. The money is taken and used for infrastructure and building the economy of SK.

Any talk of compensation now about wartime forced labour should be followed up with the SK government!!

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Posted in: Mount Fuji to expand voluntary fee to include all visitors, not just climbers See in context

"Hopefully, these fees will be used to put toilets and garbage bins along the trails. I climbed it three years ago and was extremely disgusted with the amount of garbage and human fecies along the trails. And, let’s not forget the endless stream of men, both young and old, just hanging it out to take a leak wherever and whenever they like."

I have climbed Mt Fuji every year alone or with groups of people for the last 12 years.

I have never seen anything that you describe, garbage and feces here and there, men taking leaks!! Most Japanese people who climb the mountain are dedicated hikers, care about the natural surroundings and know that Mt Fuji is sacred. There are no trees from around the 7th level, do you really think some guy is going to whip it out?? This is not the city!!

Garbage bins on the trails?? You brought your rubbish with you, take it home with you! Scatter ashes on the mountain?? Aaa??

In the past three years, a lot of the toilets on the Yoshida trail have been upgraded especially those connected to the mountain huts, you flush the toilets with a water spray device. On the return path down, 2 new public toilets have been built. As someone mentioned earlier, to maintain the trails, maintain the toilets and to bring up the construction materials, it costs a lot of money and time. You can't just drive a truck up there.

For the small price of 1000 yen I pay, I am satisfied with what has been done. You also receive a small wooden tablet with a message thanking you for the voluntary fee made from the trees at the lower levels of Mt Fuji.

If you want to avoid the crowds during the climbing season, don't climb on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays. And I would really recommend seeing the sunrise at the top of the mountain, no words can really explain it!! You just have to experience it!!

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Posted in: Don't shift blame over wartime labour ruling, Tokyo tells S Korea See in context

@Chip Star

Well, after various apologies have been made; different funds set up to support the remaining victims and then abruptly dissolved; and continuingly asking for even more sincere apologies. I think anyone would believe the south koreans are ungrateful and dishonorable.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/02/05/commentary/japan-commentary/confronting-south-koreas-censored-discourse-comfort-women/#.XDmUUixS-1s

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_war_apology_statements_issued_by_Japan

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Posted in: Prosecutors appeal after court decides against extending detention of Ghosn, Kelly See in context

Some of my wife's relatives believe this is Karma coming back to bite Ghosn.

Some of them lost their jobs at Nissan and at sub-contractors for Nissan when Ghosn was closing factories left, right and center. They bought a house with a loan 5 years before Ghosn came along. He initiated drastic cost-cutting measures everywhere within the company even until he was arrested. BUT he never took a page out of his own book when he flew around the world on a private Nissan paid jet to his holiday homes.

The worst was when he numerously flew to Beirut, the plane wouldn't stay at the airport because of security concerns, so the pilots flew to another country and waited until Ghosn called them to pick him up.

He was a hypocrite to his own cost cutting management policies!

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Posted in: Nissan CEO calls on Renault to listen to details of Ghosn allegations See in context

Just read that article about Ghosn on WSJ. Hmm, there are some serious allegations and Ghosn better have all the right answers!!

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-fall-of-the-house-of-ghosn-11545003310

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Posted in: Ghosn family removes items from his Rio apartment See in context

Anyway, sounds fishy to me why they had to retrieve the stuff from the safes privately.

Maybe, he did have something to hide!!

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Posted in: Human traffic jam on Mt Fuji shows why weekdays are best days to climb See in context

That picture is actually true for Fridays to Sundays and National Holidays on the Yoshida Trail.

I have been up 5 times but I didn't go up this year. As the article suggests, I always go on weekdays and there are hardly any people around and actually it is so peaceful and relaxing. Also, another advantage is being able to take wonderful scenery photos without people being in them.

I actually go up on June 30th( the day before the official opening) and you actually mingle with all the media at the summit getting ready to film "Goraikou" (sunrise from the summit).

As ClippetyClop mentioned, it is actually cleaner on the mountain, people are more aware about taking their garbage with them.

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Posted in: Man on a mission See in context

Looks like Liam spilt something on his shirt, or it's part of the shaggy look.

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Posted in: S Korean president lashes Japan over wartime use of 'comfort women' See in context

Here the South Koreans go again!

Anyway, this was a very interesting article published last month in The Japan Times.

I found it very educational!!

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/02/05/commentary/japan-commentary/confronting-south-koreas-censored-discourse-comfort-women/#.WpevvrOYO1s

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Posted in: 20-year-old student sent to prosecutors over fatal bike crash See in context

Will be interesting to know what sentence she receives because the victim died.

Compared with the sentence this young boy received and the victim is still in a coma.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/mother-ordered-to-pay-y95-mil-after-bicycle-riding-son-collides-with-elderly-woman

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Posted in: Petal power See in context

sensei 258 - We know, we know. Sometimes I'll shake the branches to create a pink snowstorm.

Why would you even do that?

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