It’s very unusual for the Imperial Household Agency to share with the general public what the Emperor feels about a sports event. Maybe someone in the Agency is trying to use him for political reasons.
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Many Japanese are getting sick and tired of this difficult neighbor. Maybe social distancing should apply to nations too. Keep your distance: the less you have to do with Korea, the better.
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I would like to correct one inaccuracy in the article. Japanese pensions are paid bimonthly, not monthly.
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It seems like human rights activists are having a field day. They paid all the legal expenses for the Sri Lankan woman as well as arranging for her funeral. You’d have to pay at least ¥3 million to have that kind of funeral in Japan. Where did all the money come from? And now they’re considering a criminal complaint. Vultures.
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It must have been a terrible ordeal for the young women. Glad she’s out of it unharmed. Confined in a small space for more than a day, did they have access to a bathroom?
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I suppose they’re thinking real hard in their detention cells if the $1.3 million was worth spending a year or two in a prison in a foreign land.
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The Japanese prosecutors have a 99% conviction rate because they only indict cases where they’re sure of getting condition. They just drop cases they can’t win no matter how heinous the crime is.
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Governments in other countries protect domestic companies specializing in key, sensitive technologies from falling into the hands of foreign vultures. Is that shocking news?
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There’s no need to amend the constitution just to add an emergency clause to it. Enacting a special legislation for emergency would serve the purpose. The government’s first priority is to stop wasting time and concentrate on scrapping Article 9, which bans armed forces, and Article 76, which bans courts martial.
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This reminds me of the way the Bolsheviks disposed of the remains of the tsar and his family after the Russian revolution. They have no respect for the dead.
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Though lacking in real serious mental health treatment, Japan has many fewer cases of murder than other developed countries .
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One look at the photo and you can see why those sexual minority groups cannot expect much support from the general public.
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Ghosn said he had ‘much more confidence in the French legal system than the Japanese system.” So if the French court found him guilty, would he be happy to go to a prison in France?
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70 million yen spent to host a team of Russian gymnasts? What a waste of taxpayers’ money!
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Britain left the EU after a national referendum and years of tough negotiations with the EU countries. Now the country is joining the TPP and ready to hand over part of its sovereignty to the trade organization. What’s the point?
-8 ( +3 / -11 )
Some posters don’t like it when something is done well in Japan. Pathetic.
-33 ( +11 / -44 )
Before getting yourself inoculated, you’d better remember that the vaccine makers are totally exempt from any damages or side effects that might be caused by these untested vaccines. The J gov has promised to pay compensation in case of death, but the burden of proof is on victims’s families. You’re a brave man if you still want to get a shot.
-6 ( +4 / -10 )
“Going to get the Johnson & Johnson in the US in early July “
Wait, Did you know that Denmark has banned the J&J vaccine for safety reasons?
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The government is dumping the vaccine they don’t use at home on another country.
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Many of the usually quiet and obedient Japanese people will find another 20 days of SOE intolerable. Even a worm will turn. I bet there’s going to be some sort of rioting or mass disobedience movement.
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Maybe the official should carry a portable toilet.
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He’s aged! He’s lost almost all of his hair. Life in exile must have stressed him out. Come back to Japan, Carlos, and face trial. Chances are you’ll be convicted with a suspended sentence.
-16 ( +21 / -37 )
The Tokyo government’s announcement simply means that 743 people tested positive for the virus. Nothing more, nothing less.
-8 ( +7 / -15 )
Now that almost all Olympic venues and facilities have been completed or refurbished, at least major construction companies couldn’t care less if the games will go ahead or be canceled. They’ve already been paid for their construction work.
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Japanese government is not serious about helping its people. With complicated application process and paperwork, many of the needy households will end up getting nothing.
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Summary deportation for visa violators will solve the problem once and for all. Letting those human rights NGO’s intervene the process was the cause of the Sri Lankan woman’s death.
-4 ( +11 / -15 )
The wording is extremely inappropriate. But the people at the health center in Ibaraki just wanted to protect local residents from coronavirus by pointing out the fact that non-Japanese can bring in variant strains.
-50 ( +5 / -55 )