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Posted in: Turkish pilots, official get 4-year jail over Ghosn escape See in context

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.

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Posted in: Japan considers creating waiting lists for COVID-19 vaccine: Kono See in context

If the vaccines are so safe as the politicians claim them to be, then let them be the first to get vaccinated to prove the drugs’ safety.

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Posted in: 2 arrested in Philippines over killing of 82-year-old Japanese woman See in context

One of the dangers of living alone in a foreign country. She should have come back to Japan after her husband‘a death. RIP.

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Posted in: Nuclear reactor suspensions produce inexperienced plant workers See in context

Shutting down all nuclear power plants after the Tohoku earthquake was one of the biggest mistakes Japan could have made. It takes expertise and experience to keep nuclear power plants running, some of which cannot be totally substituted by training at simulators. As a country with few natural resources, Japan needs more nuclear power plants to reduce its dependence on imported oil.

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Posted in: Senior bureaucrats ousted amid scandal over dinners with Suga's son See in context

Now the precedent has been firmly set that government officials can get away with lying in Parliament.

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Posted in: Girl wins suit against Osaka Prefecture over school telling her to dye hair black See in context

The court could have hired an expert witness to determine if the girl’s hair was dyed or not.

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Posted in: From Twitter star to vaccine czar: Taro Kono's moment in the spotlight See in context

Like many other LDP politicians, Kono believes in raising taxes to balance the budget. He’s not the man to turn the Japanese economy around.

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Posted in: S Korean sex slave survivor wants U.N. court judgment See in context

Not again. This is hardly newsworthy.

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Posted in: Kono says supply will determine vaccination progress See in context


“Only 2 other companies have bothered to start Japan’s onerous application or additional clinical trials process”

The vaccine makers will make huge profits exclusively by selling their vaccines to Japan, with payment guaranteed and damages exempted by Japanese government. They could hardly have minded the onerous application process.

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Posted in: Japan may delay COVID-19 timetable for inoculating elderly See in context

So front-line medical workers will be the first human guinea pigs to find out the efficacy of the vaccines. What if they all come down with side effects?

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court allows extradition to Japan of Ghosn escape aides See in context


“SCOTUS has no minimal idea of how how bad Japanese justice system works as I can see”

Have you ever been in trouble with police here?

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Posted in: Japan’s households, firms continue to hoard cash as pandemic persists See in context

In times of recession and uncertainty, people and firms spend less and save more, causing consumption to dry up. It’s only government spending that can kickstart the economy. The US and other major countries are planning massive spendings but Suga has been refusing to do this .

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Posted in: Toyota president disappointed by Mori's comments See in context

Toyota is one of the biggest sponsors for the Tokyo Games and has poured a huge amount of money into the event. Mr Toyoda has just made it clear that the biggest car manufacturer will not tolerate anything or anybody that might jeopardize the Olympics.

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Posted in: Despite sexism uproar, Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support See in context

Mori simply pointed out that women have a tendency to talk too much at meetings. That’s not sexism. If he’d said men talk too much at board meetings, would he have been facing this much criticism?

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Posted in: Japan pledges safe Olympics; medical experts aren't so sure See in context

First priority of any nation state should be protecting lives of its people. A cancellation is the only answer.

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Posted in: 390 Tokyo Olympic volunteers quit after Mori's sexist remarks See in context

Just as well they quit. No one should work for free. Especially not for the Olympics, where organizers and big businesses make lots of money by exploiting athletes and spectators.

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Posted in: Ex-head of McDonald's, Apple units in Japan arrested over domestic violence See in context

A wife-beater peddling cheap US imports.

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

Those volunteers’ precious service may not be needed because in all likelihood the Games will not be held.

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Posted in: ANA plans to cut workforce 20% over 5 years to survive COVID-19 crisis See in context

The only answer to the pandemic-induced recession is full government compensation for lost jobs and sales. No need to raise taxes to cover the costs. All that the government has to do is to simply issue more government bonds.

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Posted in: Chinese ships enter Japan's waters for 1st time under new coast guard law See in context

It’s no use lodging a protest with China for the incursion. Japan will have to speak to China in the only language the Chinese understand, the language of military force. If you want peace, prepare for war.

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Posted in: More than 110,000 sign petition against Mori after sexist comments See in context

What are they making all the fuss about? Mori apologized and the IOC said the case is settled. If Governor Koike thinks Mori’s remark is a major issue and unacceptable, it’s time to cancel the Games.

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Posted in: Japan's foreign workers hit hard by pandemic See in context

The Japanese government has been reluctant to give enough support to its own citizens. How do you expect it to support non-Japanese workers? Laid off foreign workers should go back to their countries and find new opportunities there.

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

It’s time for the IOC to come to grips with the reality and cancel the Games.

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Posted in: Tokyo Olympic organizers reiterate 'we will hold the Games' See in context

It’s the IOC that has the final say on whether to go ahead with the Games. Why is the Switzerland-based committee so adamant about holding the postponed Olympics? Probably they don’t want to lose the money they will get from selling broadcasting rights to major US television broadcasters.

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Posted in: Japan's COVID crisis reawakens deflation fears as cash hoarding returns See in context

“We don’t expect Japan to return to deflation“

The BOJ governor Kuroda is completely out of touch and delusional. Japan has been in deflation for quite some time now and in times of recession, it’s only reasonable for people to spend less and save money. The only thing that can boost the economy is increased government spending, which the Suga government is adamantly refusing to do.

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Posted in: Japan set to extend state of emergency for up to another month See in context

It's a sensible move. One-month-extension will almost cover the entire duration of the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays, turning away tourists from the country where the virus originated.

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Posted in: Man flashes girl, asks how she rates him on 1-10 scale, then pays her ¥3,000 See in context

The flasher is most likely going to lose his job at Hitachi. At 52 and in this age of pandemic, it won’t be easy to find another decent job.

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Posted in: U.S. judge allows extradition of 2 men accused of aiding Ghosn escape from Japan See in context

Like father, like son. Enjoy your stay in Japan. But don’t expect too much. You’re not going to be served sushi every day.

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Posted in: EU reinstates travel ban from Japan amid surge of COVID-19 cases See in context

A total entry ban would be perhaps the most effective way to contain the spread of the virus in Japan rather than extending the SOE. Suga’s indecisiveness caused the current surge in infection.

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Posted in: Biden tells Suga U.S. committed to defending Japan See in context

It’s the US that has consistently prevented Japan from having full military capabilities to defend itself. A nuclear-armed Japan would be a much better ally and even come to the aid of the US in the event of war.

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