Jonathan Prin comments

Posted in: Births in Japan hit record low in 2020; deaths down for first time in over a decade See in context

Not sure why they have given the death figures to the unit and not be able to get the births figures. Fishy to me since it should be the opposite...

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Posted in: Mariners president Mather apologizes for comments, including criticism of Iwakuma's English See in context

I see no offensive at all comment.

Have people become so weak they need to apologize like for no reason judt to prevent social media mobs to crush them ?

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Posted in: There will be demand for travel during the spring school holidays in March, so we should think of doing a Go To campaign to properly support the tourism industry then. See in context

The people who speak without consideration of science are criminal. But voters are like sheeps, voting without brain.

Why on Earth money would have to be poured for any Go To XXX, and in March, in next 10 days !

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Posted in: Big Three are 'cyborgs of tennis', says beaten Medvedev See in context

Cyborgs, maybe !

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Posted in: Suga refuses to move into official residence despite criticism See in context

Old dinosaurs.

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Posted in: Fujifilm to restart clinical trial of Avigan to treat COVID-19: report See in context

Again just a way to give money to friends.

At that stage, any favourable effect would be known.

No one is testing it outside Japan because it does NOT work against covid19.

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Posted in: Hashimoto asks staff to work as 'one team' to win public trust for Olympics See in context

She should be raising her voice. Instead she adheres to the ancient system with no criticism about Mori.

Every sane person should say he is a dinosaur that should never have been appointed.

At least Hashimoto is as for sports a real example to follow.

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Posted in: How a 22-year-old woman helped bring down Mori See in context

What about proper elections ?

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Posted in: Saitama begins plans to regulate how to use escalators; prohibit walking up and down See in context

Problem is:

Not enough stairs in addition to escalators (how many times have I had to wait!)

stupid habit not to force kansai area to stay on left side on escalators

people are lazy and the ones shall use stairs when possible to not block people moving normally or faster than them (old people in Japan make speed reduction an average of 20 to 30 % in my opinion in general, by experience !).

if you are too slow or too fast, you should bear responsibility for the issue you create. Taking an escalator means you have minimal reflexes and that running means you can avoid bumping into people. I never bumped into people while running thousand of times because cautiously slowing when seeing pregnant lady, old people or disable person.

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Posted in: Should I stay or should I go? Here are the relationship factors people ponder when deciding whether to break up See in context

@Burning

Totally agree.

Kids first.

If kids at risk because of their parents, of course split required. But that shows wrong from the start or specific event (alcohol issue usually).

Nowadays is very driven for adult pleasure first.

Good luck to every couple but think before not after.

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Posted in: Autoworkers face uncertain future in an era of electric cars See in context

How will electricity be mass produced to answer needs at any given time, that is the question ?

For any real engineer, the fact to imagine turning to 100% EV is an error. Like books versus internet, each equipment has its role to play and combustion engines are worth using them in many conditions.

Moreover, batteries are very environmentally unfriendly...

Personally, I will not accept to lose more time charging vehicle instead of filling a tank within minutes, as I drive long distance from time to time. Hybrid vehicles best solution so far, when hydrogen may be the future.

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Posted in: Thousands march in Tokyo to protest Myanmar military coup See in context

Go home then.

All the same, making mess in the country that hosts them.

If willing to have an impact, gather money and send a group there.

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Posted in: Various rumors swirling around 'painful' corona vaccination See in context

My doctor who got moderna jab vaccine told me she had painful headache for 2 days.

Her peers told her even the 2nd jab can bring difficult times for a day or two.

But that is little price to pay to save many lives.

I had last week a vaccine against bacteria (Pneumovax). For an evening, I was feeling like a ice and shaking like 3/11 earthquake.

Again, my life is worth much more that little hard time.

Science to help you. Be ready if things go wrong, as in daily life.

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Posted in: Toyota to add electric, plug-in hybrid vehicles next year See in context

Some common sense coming from Toyota against crazy environmentalists.

Engineers are science based for their choices, not politically driven. Let them work.

Hybrids vehicles should the'most common manufactured because meeting vastly the needs of drivers, even in Japan.

Adaptation to needs is the key. Pay for what you need, and so don't pay for waste. It helps your health in your area and much more in foreign countries where environmental catastrophes usually take place.

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Posted in: Half of Japan's regional banks see profit loss or incur red ink See in context

When that system will collapse, we'll have another crisis which will be much morre painful than the 2008 one.

Domino's effect will not be stopped by central banks.

It may be coming from Japan, the most advanced in that failure system where you let zombies companies survive forever.

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Posted in: High school student arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in toilet See in context

@WilliB

"You are incorrect that the reaction of a normal 16 year old boy would be to take a 4 year old girl to the potty".

Never said that it was the normal reaction. On the contrary.

I said it could happen because a 16 year old boy does not think yet like an adult and has not the experience of an adult, to make it clear.

And depending on your own way of life, it could be normal to help without thinking that as a man you are seen as a potential raper.

Let justice and evidence do its work but article is not with enough information

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Posted in: China's 'zero corona' policy frustrates Japanese in Beijing See in context

No sympathy either for people who put work before family.

World is not limited to China with its beautiful democracy and universally known level of freedom of speech.

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Posted in: U.S. court clears way for extradition to Japan of Ghosn's accused escape plotters See in context

I read the 22 page SEC account mentioned above.

The number of times one can read "Ghosn and his subordinates" without mentioning the names tells everything.

Knowing Japan, those subordinates have always answered yes to Goshn saying it was lawful to compensate later and elsewhere.

How could Goshn answer that question if not a lawyer and does not read Japanese ?

It says Kelly has backdated letters many times. If he can do that, why another Japanese could no do that to frame them, because that's what they have been asserting from day one.

It is so elaborate and never audited that it is so mind blowing.

How could Goshn secure any future money for himself if not audited one day ?

What would be the point of getting 90 millions $ knowing he would retire many years later.

Framing has not been probed as he says.

By the way, he could not defend himself against US law since he was held hostage in Japan.

There is no mention of Goshn denial to have signed electronic forms or letters. How that not be taken into account ?

Justice has not been duly sought. Not saying the men are not guilty, guilt is all given to the foreign guys.

(Who is the Nissan subordinate 1 in that SEC story ?)

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Posted in: High school student arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in toilet See in context

@ knik...

You are right. But the boy is 16 and at that age, ,not everyone is with swift mind. Not sure there was staff around either.

Logic and reality don't always apply you know.

If he is a creep, punishment to the level of his deed needed and God helps to know if he can be cured from his pulsions.

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Posted in: High school student arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in toilet See in context

As no video, I hope the student did not just help her to go to the toilet and then had to confess about something he did not do...

I sincerely hope evidence from the student or the girl is without doubt.

Please think : a 4 year old little girl wincing and you arriving as 16 boy. Do you let the girl start crying while she says she needs to go to the toilet ?

I just say that because I am personally not sure of what I would do if I see no one around and toilet is a few meters away.

It's just the article not that clear because this situation is he said she said and no confession expressed (as what it's worth in Japan)

Of course, if due evidence (for what a 4 year old testimony can be given worth to).

By the way, I have two daughters...teens by now.

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Posted in: High school student arrested for sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl in toilet See in context

As no video, I hope the student did not just help her to go to the toilet and then had to confess about something he did not do...

I sincerely hope evidence from the student or the girl is without doubt.

Please think : a 4 year old little girl wincing and you arriving as 16 boy. Do you let the girl start crying while she says she needs to go to the toilet ?

I just say that because I am personally not sure of what I would do if I see no one around and toilet is a few meters away.

It's just the article not that clear because this situation is he said she said and no confession expressed (as what it's worth in Japan)

Of course, if due evidence (for what a 4 year old testimony can be given worth to).

Also, I wonder why it's disclosed only now, 4 months later.

By the way, I have two daughters...teens by now.

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Posted in: Girl sues Tokyo high school that made her drop out for breaking no-dating rule See in context

When demography will be so critical, rule will change to become compulsory dating for everyone !

Japan will always be Japan.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 429 new coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 1,626 See in context

@AG

You nail it. Government have been fiddling the figures from the start. Just check the before and after olympic games had been postponed.

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Posted in: Out in the cold: How Japan's electricity grid came close to blackouts See in context

Fat cats at every level of procurement and absence of modern organizations as energy system output is now global.

They have just discovered snow in their country ;)

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Posted in: Olympic organizers apologize to volunteers over Mori's remarks See in context

I don't see his comments as sexist as people say. Women talk more then men. But still unaceptable the reason he said that for in view of his position.

At the same time, thinking that at 83, one is fit to hold such position was the poorest decision. This medieval organization system that made such decision is the reason for such a mess.

The older life expectancy for Japanese, the more difficult it will become in a gerontocracy system.

It is not limited to Japan with example of Trump who lost his way.

There is a time for leadership and a time for providing advice.

Why do you think retirement exist for ?

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Posted in: How much do Japanese men and women pay on dates? Survey finds large gap See in context

If I am pleased to date a woman. I show my gratefulness by proposing to pay, even fully.

A nice woman would at least attempt to pay her part or part of it.

Depends who decided the activities.

If the woman demands to pay fully her share, it is also not very respectful if it is the man that had made the decisions for activities.

It would seems to be the type like our famous girl in tokyo above, brainy feminist, thinking women are above men because men cannot really control themselves. She should consider meeting more men Men or women, there are like apples, some good some bad. And yes men like sex fortunately by essence but they have also have a brain like women. It is all a matter if and how you use it.

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Posted in: Swimmer Seto wins first race after suspension for affair See in context

I imagine that Christian is a saint. Watch out if you are not Jesus...easy to criticize before watching yourself in the mirror.

And what you do for personal matters is personal, not professional by definition.

Is your salary depending on how you please your girlfriend well ?

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Posted in: Firefighter arrested for shoplifting in convenience store See in context

National news for 800¥ !

As if no other crimes were existing, no bullying, no...

I know crime is low but please assess the seriousness of what is explained.

The guy even came back with remorse.

Just fine him. Done. No need of prosecution or whatsoever.

Police go for politicians who steal legally each day millions if not billions of yens (amakudari, night spending, etc.)

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Posted in: Swimmer Seto wins first race after suspension for affair See in context

How hypocritical can one may be.

Personal choice to strenghten your willy where you want, not the sports committee.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympics face another headache - not enough medical staff See in context

To be asked to volunteer, what an oxymoron.

Many people struggling to make ends meet and some other would volunteer freely.

One can understand the money does not flow at all to where it should go.

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