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.
-2 ( +24 / -26 )
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.
-4 ( +2 / -6 )
One of the dangers of living alone in a foreign country. She should have come back to Japan after her husband‘a death. RIP.
-6 ( +7 / -13 )
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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Now the precedent has been firmly set that government officials can get away with lying in Parliament.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
The court could have hired an expert witness to determine if the girl’s hair was dyed or not.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
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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Not again. This is hardly newsworthy.
0 ( +4 / -4 )
“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.
-2 ( +1 / -3 )
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?
-21 ( +7 / -28 )
“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?
10 ( +15 / -5 )
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 .
3 ( +4 / -1 )
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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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?
-9 ( +9 / -18 )
First priority of any nation state should be protecting lives of its people. A cancellation is the only answer.
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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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A wife-beater peddling cheap US imports.
-2 ( +17 / -19 )
Those volunteers’ precious service may not be needed because in all likelihood the Games will not be held.
6 ( +9 / -3 )
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.
-4 ( +0 / -4 )
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.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
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.
-15 ( +0 / -15 )
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.
7 ( +14 / -7 )
It’s time for the IOC to come to grips with the reality and cancel the Games.
25 ( +27 / -2 )
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.
12 ( +14 / -2 )
“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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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.
-4 ( +7 / -11 )
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.
7 ( +8 / -1 )
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.
3 ( +7 / -4 )
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.
-1 ( +10 / -11 )
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.
-13 ( +13 / -26 )