Swedens handling of Covid has been a disaster. Even the King has stated that the government failed. Their death rate is over 10 times that of their neighbors, Norway and Finland, and 3 times that of Denmark. Swedens socialist-leaning government deserves to be punished at the next election for not showing duty of care toward their citizens. Shameful government.
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Good to see that there is rule of law in Turkey. Turkey is very friendly with Japan, and the Turkish government wanted to impose a big sentence to maintain great relations.
The Turkish pilots who smuggled out Ghosn have been convicted and the American father and son who masterminded his escape are being extradited to Japan. Now it’s your turn, Carlos Ghosn.
You may not yet be aware, but Lebanon has no extradition treaty with Japan. Lebanon has stated they will not return Ghosn to face his charges. It is possible that Ghosn can be tried for his offenses in Lebanon, however that is unlikely.
The US father and son who smuggled Ghosn will probably be in prison in Japan for 2-5 years, waiting for a trial and then after sentencing if found guilty. I hope their $Millions was worth it and funds their retirement!
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Despicable, but this is no shock to anyone. Every Hong Konger with half a brain is right now in the process of applying to emigrate while it is still legal, either to the UK if they are over 24, or elsewhere if younger.
Make no mistake - HK is now effectivly a Communist, anti-democratic state. Anyone who visits, trades with or deals with HK and their disgusting government supports authoritarianism, hates freedom and despises human rights.
Boycott HK - Boycott China.
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Fukushima is hardly a hotbed of yakuza activity.
Not to the extent of Kansai or Tokyo, for example, but there are plenty of gangsters around, especially in the Koriyama area (a stone's throw from where this murder happened). Gang shootings happen there from time to time.
Sounds like this victim was not cooperating as he was supposed to. Hope the cops find the killer(s).
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the Japanese media play her up like she's Japanese
Probably because she IS Japanese.
but she doesn't live in Japan and doesn't speak Japanese
Your definition of who is Japanese is narrow, and to be frank, totally irrelevant. Naomi-chan was born in Japan, has a Japanese mother, a Japanese passport, and chooses to represent Japan. She loves Japan, and is loved and looked up to by the majority of Japanese.
Enough already. I hope Naomi chan wins that Gold (or 2) in Tokyo, and keeps speaking her mind in standing up against racism and injustuce.
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It will take the US years to recover from this fully. To be honest, I doubt they ever will. Along with the UK, the Covid pandemic could not have been handled worse by those nations. Most 3rd world nations handled things far better.
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As of the end of 2020, valid Japanese passports totaled some 27.71 million, down 2.56 million from the previous year, the ministry said.
Even allowing for the Covid drop, under 1 in 4 Japanese have passports. Im sure this is well down from the 80s/90s when Japanese were famous travellers, particularly to places like Hawaii, US mainland and EU.
Japanese seem to prefer domestic travel nowadays, especially with the many new World Heritage sites to enjoy.
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Sounds like these Japanese citizens were targeted in a racist attack. Recently in Paris, a Japanese owned restaurant was smashed up in a targeted attack.
Absolutely despicable racism. The French government must throw the book at low-life scum who do this.
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Wow, great shot of a beautiful young woman! Well done, time to celebrate and enjoy the victory!
It would be fantastic if Naomi-chan can win the Gold at home, and for the first time, go deep into second week of Wimbledon and Roland Garos in 2021.
We love you, Naomi-chan!!
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It’s always exciting when a fresh talent comes in and knocks the old guard off their perch.
True, but Naomi-chan has been a pro now for 8 years. She "knocked Serena off her perch" a few years ago to be honest!
Hopefully Naomi can handle all the pressure she are getting now and win the Olympic medal. I wonder if she fails to do it, is there going to be any backlash or if she needs to apologise?
Naomi-chan won't have to apologize to anyone, whether she wins 0, 1 or 2 golds in Tokyo. First Japanese player to win a Major. She is sweet and humble, but has the Japanese "fighting spirit". The home fans will love her regardless.
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You know youre the biggest name in world sports when even people in space are partying after your wins! A lot of very sore heads in Japan this morning after last nights parties, no doubt!
Well done on number 4 Major, Naomi-chan, WELL DONE! Winning Olympic Gold at home (possibly 2 golds) is next challenge.
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Congratulations! Getting better every day.
Great to see another trophy for a japanese player.
Such a humble player also, great example for the younger ones.
Well argued. I agree. Those Japanese players Majors are mounting up now! Tennis is enormous as a sport in Japan (traditionally soft tennis but increasingly Western tennis), and with one of their own Naomi-chan as an inspiration to the millions of kids playing, there is no reason more Naomi-chans cannot be discovered in the next 10 years. Japan is a rising power in the world, and a rising nation in tennis.
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Well done Naomi-chan, WELL DONE!! There is no doubt we are witnessing the future GOAT.
Party time in Japan tonight!
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Hard to ‘land’ a ‘land rover’ on a planet that doesn’t have a solid surface.
Dont know why Jimizo got downvotes. He is right.
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Unbelievable! Well done USA. Get used to those images, that is where humans will be living in several decades. We had better hope China do not plant their flag on there first!
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Why would someone other than a hacker, cybercriminal, money launderer, organized crime gang, tax evader, speculator or drug gang want an untraceable, unregulated “currency”?
Because crypto is a better investment than stocks or leaving your assets in outdated FIAT currency, that's why.
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Welcome to the JapanToday tennis community. I've been getting downvoted for years for cheering for Osaka.
Well stated. I have been Naomi-chans biggest supporter on here for many years, since she went pro back in 2013. Ive learned to deal with the inevitable haters and downvotes. Its just jealousy of her, pretty much. I am convinced she will retire as the GOAT of womens tennis, and a billionaire!
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Dont listen to the many haters and technophobes.
Bitcoin is here to stay. The smart people, like Elon Musk, are investing in it, and other Cryptos. If you want to - probably - to triple your money by year end, get into Bitcoin NOW.
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Amazing! Convincing victory!
I've been saying all along that this is Naomi-chans Title to lose. No one can come close. Move over Serena. Naomis game is too powerful for anyone now.
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This Nepalise chap deserves national recognition as a true hero.
Well argued. He should be awarded a Japanese passport as a reward for his committment and dedication to Japan.
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Good for him! Nepalese people love Japan, and many are coming to work in restaurants, conbinis, construction and as trainees. This selfless act will endear Nepalese people to Japanese for sure! It could even promote more Japanese tourism to Nepal once the pandemic is over.
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@ Coffee - thanks for sharing your story. Its lucky you escaped. I hope you never have to go back. Its extremely dangerous for Japanese or their partners to visit SK. One of my Canadian buddies and his Japanese GF were spat on in the streets of Seoul by Korean youths. Just pure hatred on display.
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Can't speak for majority, but the situation there is definitely not as it's presented in Japanese TV. Young people don't really bash Japan there
Actually, incorrect. Younger Koreans are the ones who despise Japan most. They are fierce, rabid brainwashed nationalists. ( Im sure there are a handful of good ones among the youth). Its down to how they grow up, hating Japanese, as directed by their govt. in schools.
The few voices of reason in SK are among the older generation.
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Lots of people investing a lot into this. I don't believe that will end well.
Most investors, including the biggest ones like TESLA, disagree. If you want to be wealthy, get your money out of the outdated FIAT banks (and most stocks), and into Cryptos. As I have stated before, I believe conservatively that BTC will be $150,000 by years end. Possibly much higher.
This is not just a short-term boom.
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She is simply a propaganda tool used by the corrupt SK govt to try and bully Japan. Enough is enough! This issue has been settled irrevocably and forever. It will be laughed out of of the UN, as just about all nations are on Japans side and realize these claims are simply lies and propaganda.
The Moon govt had better stop this anti-Japan bullying, or expect big sanctions. No wonder the US has decided SK is never welcome in QUAD, while trusted nations like Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam will be soon.
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If Russia returned these islands, there would be more US military on its border. It’s not gonna happen.
Have you seen the size of these islands? Zero chance the US will build bases on them. Japan, when she rightfully gets them back, would be able to develop eco-resorts and farming on them, and clean them up from the pollution the Soviets and Russians have inflicted.
Give those islands back, Russia.
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Putin has shown himself to be an evil and murderous ex-Commie, and a supporter of stealing land from other nations. His actions in stealing land from Ukraine proves this.
Give Japan back her inalienable territory!
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Rest in Peace to the two Angels. An absolutely horrific way to die, and at the the hands of someone supposed to protect them.
As for the selfish, evil, sociopathic scum who killed them, may she be hung. There are no more heinous crimes than killing children, so the scum needs the maximum penalty. Filthy, dirty animal.
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Either that, or national banks make it illegal for commercial banks to do business with crypto related companies, thus killing the miners and the exchanges
No Big Government regulations,thank you. Govt in free countries have NO legal right to stop crypto or any other medium of exchange. Thats called authoritarianism. Crypto is the currency of the people, and its empowering so many and making millions rich.
Down with FIAT currencies and tax!
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“It’s really nice that such a unique love bloomed..."
Only a total weirdo would say this. One-sided stalking and sending unsolicited nudes is hardly an example of "love blooming".
The young woman is clearly a head case.
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