Absolutely! Not only Japanese sports but also worldwide sports coverage have to talk a lot more about such inspirational stories because those stories tell a lot about human resilience in the face of huge adversity.
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What she did was terrible. But it's important to find out what drives young people to do such a thing. What was going on in her life, what had she experienced that inured her to the plight of the kids?
What is there left to find out? The text clearly says she was bar-hopping with a friend while the kids were in the car; that has been recognized in court. Does that even justify her behavior the slightest? Couldn't she leave the kids for a few hours at a relative's or at a friend's place? I swear that too many people out there can be so inept as parents or they don't even know how to use their brains.
Sentences in Japan for first time offenders, (no matter how shocking the crime) are usually very lenient.
That's so screwed if true. What is the point of sending someone in jail if not to make that person have a deep and hard look at themselves for what she/he has done then?
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Job well done. I really enjoyed her performances during this tournament.
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In fact, the maximum sentence for this type of crime is 20 years, but as usual prosecutors only asked for 6 years.
Why is that? Considering how outrageous the crime has been recognized by the court, going for the home run with maximum punishment would be what any prosecutor would do.
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The most disturbing thing about this cases is, she knew the kids were in distress when she arrived home, but she left the kids in the car for another 5-6 hours during the heat of the day. This shows intent. She should have been charged with a double murder and her jail sentence should be much longer.
Yup. That pathetic excuse of a mother should have been sentenced for at least double of that if not something harsher. She knew what she was doing but chose to let her children die. I see no redemption possible for such contemptible person.
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CNN International grabbed on the story and posted a report on their YouTube channel. So much for not wanting to make noise, Nikai, you stupid piece of human garbage.
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Well done, Ms. Nojo.
Hopefully this will inspire other youngsters to take action in future elections at all echelons, be it municipal, prefectural or even national level. It's about time that Japan sees a new energy coming from its youth to break down conventions that have no reason to be anymore.
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My opinion regarding this statement is that Japan are already receiving information from the United Kingdom on how to host sporting events safely and perhaps even more. If there is no such information sharing, I don't think the British government would have committed this far out forward. Furthermore, the UK is currently on course to meet their very ambitious vaccination goals within the next few weeks.
I have been watching how they got things working out in the Premier League since last summer and more recently in the Australian Open. I think the Olympics can work something out even though I remain somewhat skeptical because of how lax some countries may be when it comes to testing their own athletes before they get on the plane. That being said, it's all about how tight a country wil apply control protocols.
That being said, I would be glad if competitions take place because it would be a good reminder of fundamentals on what Olympics should be all about: sports and celebrating the best of humanity. There are many other ways to make money out there, but the better news about the concept of bubble Olympics is the considerable lowering in security costs (which is the thing that has driven hosting countries insane since 1996).
Wait and see, I guess.
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When you see this mess that is the LDP, you don't need to look far as to why this great country is going pear-shaped with little to no feeling of hope among its youth. Geez, have a mandatory retirement age for public service at least; that's about the best way to avoid stagnation.
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People seriously still think ghosn is innocent lol.
Yup, I swear that people are so gullible when they believe whatever BS that Ghosn sells after the way he got away and even after when there are 2 governements (Japan, France) wanting a piece of him. The man is the kind of crooky CEO that should not be whining like a princess for this or that when living in luxury on the back of people.
As far as this case is concerned, Ghosn is still under Interpol's list of red notices, which require law enforcement worldwide to locate and provisionally arrest a person pending extradition, surrender, or similar legal action. Short of being on the FBI's Most Wanted list, it's about the worst place one can be as a fugitive.
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Well, Hashimoto fits quite many good criteria if her nomination is confirmed. She is her 50s (which is an ideal age range for any nomination in that position), is a decorated Olympian (Bronze medal at the 1992 Albertville Olympics in speed skating), and has worked at the president of the Japanese speed skating federation.
A good news, she has (to date) never got charged of the case; a bad news, this is NOT the only one as more "inconvenient" stories may resurface. Media nitpickers would try to chase her. Again, I thus stress security clearance for any candidate.
I searched on that story for what has been said about it. As you wrote, there was never any charge as both parties denied the incident altogether. However, the disgruntled oyaji, who got denied further control, may still have a share of sympathizers in the media ready to jump on the slightest piece of meat like junkyard dogs. I hope she will be ready if they have a go at her.
No matter what comes next for the Tokyo Olympics, I feel more comfortable with her at the helm of what is left of the project and perhaps for something further in the future of the JOC.
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if youre a man and cant stand equal rights with women the I suggest you do move to Iran or Saudi Arabia
Or in some parts of Eastern Europe and Russia. I'm personally happy to call such people as deplorables raised by horrible parents with horrible values.
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Cancel culture and political correctness are out of control. What a terrible time to be alive for personal freedom lovers.
For the 4,999,999th time, you cannot speak free of consequences when you hurt actual people and deprive them of the right to be treated as equals. Is that so difficult to understand? Looks like I have seen too many deplorables posting around here.
When words are used as means to hurt others, you have to pay the consequences. It may sound like cancel culture to you, but I call it consequence culture because words matter.
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Hit the road, Jack and don't you come back no more, no more, no more.
Salut la compagnie!
I'm sure there won't be enough words to write down in celebration that this foolish jack is now gone. That being said, I hope we will see someone else a lot younger doing he job at the JOC for the next few years. Time to see fresh blood at the top.
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There are several studies showing that men talk more than women. Here are the top 3 results on Google when it comes to studies on the topic; there are more.
Seriously, it's not surprising to read those now when one knows how the male-dominated Diet has been overall for years.
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*mistake: The people should make the government afraid.
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I'm talking about taking action that directly goes to the face of lawmakers, either through protests or by voting members with Mori's mindset out of office in due time. It's up to the people to make the government fear them.
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You have a point there. History has shown that progress in societies have often come out of rebellion against the establishment, existing discriminatory rules and mindsets. Unless women and girls rise up en masse, change will take a much longer time to come. We have seen that in a number of countries passing up that opportunity and then suffering as a result.
The fact remains that he said it in the wake of a disagreement with the Governor of Tokyo, who is supposed to be the primary partner in the Olympic project. If that's how one treats a gender and/or a key partner in a project, then who needs enemies?
As for the matter of protesting, people have good reasons to be fed up with the statu quo when it has been crappy for a chunk of people. If things have to change, then the bad parts of the establishment have to be removed.
Lastly, we already said it before: Mori's "apology" can be nominated in the category of the Most Unsincere Apology of the Year award. There is no understanding to have with someone like that because he will not compromise; it's already written on the wall.
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Stupid sycophants speaking up. Why am I not surprised.
Do me favour.
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Someone definitely did not do his job at the sonar console.
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Give the guy a break.
And allow him to behave like a total self-entitled jerk while we should have "pity" on him? No thanks.
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At least, those volunteers have a moral compass and the heart at the right place unlike some old men and followers of such outdated views. Good luck hoping for sporting events to function well with a shortage of volunteers.
Sack Mori already.
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That is why companies like Goldman Sachs are among the most hated entities in the world.
People before me already mentioned it: young people need to earn that experience of interacting with the opposite gender. How do you expect people to learn how to have a satisfying personal life it not by getting rid of those archaic rules? No wonder why many Japanese people end up becoming hikikomori and sex offenders by the time they become adults. Meanwhile, birth rates plummet and divorce rates skyrocket.
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Coast guard vessels are not warships.
No, but they are sufficiently equipped to deal with other ships with some amount of force. By the way, have you ever seen what a USCG medium endurance cutter looks like?
As many people here have already stated, Japan needs to start asserting themselves here. If shots have to be fired across the bow to send those vessels away, do it. If a foreign vessel chooses to play it like a mule and disobey direct orders by sitting there, then ram it. Couldn't care less about image when those foreign vessels are the ones doing illegal business in the first place.
For the record, Argentines, Indonesians and South Koreans have used weaponry Chinese fishing boats before. The Vietnamese went even as far as to ram a Chinese coast guard ship just last year.
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The Japanese Coast Guard needs to watch videos of their Argentine colleagues doing what is appropriate over the years against Chinese boats having no business in places; those videos are everywhere on YouTube. It is a good textbook about both applying rules of engagement and sending a strong message against those sea outlaws.
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It's right here: http://chng.it/WtCmwJPrCJ
More than 105,000 people have signed so far and it still keeps on going.
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So you think that it's OK to sweep the problem under the rug like irresponsible people do all the time? No, it's not OK. You solve the problem by confronting it up front, making sure that there are consequences to actions. I'm aware about Japanese customs when it comes to apologizing, but I also know when an apology is not sincere at all. In Mori's cas, it's up to be considered for the Most Unsincere Apology of the Year award.
I will use an analogy to explain to you what is wrong here. Mori is like a overpatriarchal, drunken and abusive soon-to-be father to a child. The problem is that he is a nuisance that will likely become a far bigger problem when that child (the Olympics) will be born. What the best outcome is for the Olympic movement in Japan in such circumstances as of now is to sack Mori and to leave the reins to a younger person, who is personally invested in the project and who represents the best out of Olympic values.
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The Aussies and the Neo-Zealanders show everyone how it's done. I wish more Western countries could follow their example because they got things right quickly.
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Well, what do you expect an oyajisaur to say?
Nothing. He should have been fired on the spot from the moment he openly refused to resign.
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Instead, it's a good chance to use this opportunity to change a few things in Japan when it comes to treatment of women, and by demanding him to resign constantly is not a good way of doing it.
This is ridiculous. When you want things to change, accountability should be a primary rule. Being guilty of making those comments, Mori must pay the price.
For the few people who have written stuff defending Mori's mindset, I will ask you this: what has the Japanese government achieved in the last few decades with almost no women in commanding positions? They complain that women talk too much and yet it's funny how the old boys country club has not been particularly active at bringing anything to the table except talking for the sake of talking.
As some people already mentioned, this is the international stage and there is no room for that kind of stuff. If you keep such people in high positions, Japan will keep a very bad image. If Mori does not want to resign, then he should be ruthlessly sacked with little to no severance pay.
But Mori certainly opened the door for CCP cancel cultists, who would like to see Japan fail.
That's the most ridiculous thing I have read today. The CCP is also ruled by their share of old patriarchal farts hanging so hard to power against freedom and change. Overall, patriarchy is a disease that hinders progress no matter what country you're from.
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