There is literally a part in it where he describes a ten year old girl being dragooned into a horrifying life of indentured sexual servitude as a positive story of her negotiating a contract of employment. A TEN YEAR OLD girl.
There is no answer for this. He is confirming the rape the went on.
My bad... Let's focus on Japan. Only country to ever do such a thing.. Right.
Just so you know. This means you're throwing the white flag in this discussion which I don't think you mean to.
The Sex Slave/Comfort Woman issue are about those who were forced to work serving sometime over 100 men a day. The prostitutes who signed up for such work is outside the discussion. Simple point.
Ramseyer mixes the two groups and tries to academically legitimize Japan's lone weak argument: they were ALL prostitutes.
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The Japanese man in the second video asks very typical questions Japanese like to ask. Is there in your country? The in your country is not the same as in Japan’s is it?
If you’re trying to get the inside track with a Japanese, lay it on thick. Say there is nothing like this your country. They love to hear that.
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"He talks like a lawyer, and he thinks like a lawyer," Kitamura said. "He wouldn't do anything wrong or illegal."
False assumption to think because he is a lawyer, he wouldn't do anything wrong or illegal.
The trial, which began in September, has shown that top officials at Nissan Motor Co, including Kelly and former Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa, all knew Ghosn took a drastic pay cut after the disclosure of high executive pay became required in Japan in 2010.
Why did they need to under report his salary? Had Nissan just disclose his well worth remuneration, however many times higher than other executives in Japan, this might not have been a crime. They shouldn't have had to take a pay cut in the first place.
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Myanmar is obtaining new weapons from China as I write this. China is behind the recent coup in Myanmar.
and Russia. Decades of economic growth coupled with its ongoing military modernization have enabled China to emerge as a major player in the global arms trade.
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This country is all about respect. The quickest way to sour a relationship is to not include someone in the inner circle of information. You might lose their support if they “didn’t hear about it.” That’s why decisions are long in coming; because they run around telling all the people that matters to them that they’re thinking of doing this to be inclusive.
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Nice headline to have your breakfast with. The euphemism for that area of the body is the chrysanthemum.
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They could put robots in every seat and have them clap the plastic clappers and cheer at the appropriate time.
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Marriage is not for everyone.
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Akasaka Shukusha is close enough. Just down the hill past the hotel where the Beatles stayed and Hie Shrine.
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They are weighing imprisonment and perceived torture in Japan versus living in exile in Lebanon or some remote area. Imminent prison break.
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*Hashimoto — who is also president of the Japan Skating Federation and a bronze medalist herself in speed skating at the 1992 Winter Games — forced Takahashi into letting her repeatedly kiss him during a party after the Sochi Olympics in February.
*Takahashi’s management team had also said on Wednesday that he was not harassed by Hashimoto.
*“Takahashi does not feel he was a victim of power or sexual harassment,” Takahashi’s representatives said.
*The JOC has spoken to both Hashimoto and Takahashi and concluded that the kiss was not forced. Hashimoto will continue in her current posts.
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He is intelligent, speaks perfect English and I support him even if he has once, 23 years ago broken an agreement with me.
Which agreement was that?
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Japan needs to take care of this, and obviously it’s not been taken care of. So if the problem is a country bullying Japan and incessantly being the thorn in Japan’s side by bringing up the past, go and take care of it.
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Have you ever been in trouble with police here?
I’ll tell you what, the Taylor’s have it coming for them. Foreigners are treated like crap by the police. I was detained at the police station for six hours for not having my driver’s license with me because I switched bags and left it at home. They wouldn’t let me go (random rule just made up) until my boss came into Shibuya police station to bail me out. This was on a sunny Sunday afternoon. They just wanted to shame you.
And yes, if we don’t like it we can always go home because this is Japanese Omotenashi.
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I feel sorry for him. I know what he means. I taked to a women on the phone one time and she talked for 55 out of 60 minutes. He is not a criminal for speaking his mind.
But do you really think it’s because she’s a women that she talks too much? Men can talk just as much. I had to sit and listen to an old guy talk for more than an hour straight. It was related to work otherwise I would have got up and left.
It depends on the person not the gender of the person.
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It's a shame the communists were allowed permanent UN council seating, as that function was actually though for a democratic China, with the government that exiled to Taiwan.
Japan reals what it sows. That democratic China was busy putting an end to the Communists when Japan attacked. The CCP should be grateful to Japan without which they wouldn’t be in existence.
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Truly my hats off to J-Gov and the expert panels. Positive numbers drop by 90% after only one month of politely asking bars to close by 8.
These could be just Olympic numbers. Fool me once.
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She knew (should have known) about the rule when she agreed to join.
If you don't like the rules of a private school, don't apply to study there.
She’s not contesting the rule. Read again.
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When something has been said during meetings, some prefer not to be repetitive and therefore don't repeat what has already been said. Others value less the efficiency of meetings but value more confirmation and the reaffirming of points made. Still there are those who like to be heard and will chime in just to show they've spoken. There are definitely those who talk too much during meetings male or female.
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This is going down to the last grandmother sharpening bamboo spears. If the world ends tomorrow, Japan will still hold the Olympics.
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If you read more widely, you can find that there are many more situations where the trainees are actually trained, live in good conditions, are paid as promised, and return to their home countries after 3 or 4 years to a well paying job. Only the bad situations, and they do exist, make the news.
I read about a mother who tried to kill her son with a hammer but come to think about it, there are actually many more mothers who don't even try to kill their sons. We never hear about them. You will also find that there are more children who are not abused than those who are abused.
Isn't the discussion on those who are in bad situations?
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Biden signed an executive order on Monday requiring the federal government to purchase U.S.-made goods, a move aimed at supporting American manufacturers
One way to deal with China.
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The PCR test in Shinjuku is ¥2900 less than $30. There wasn’t a long line or anything. Just five or six people on a Saturday afternoon.
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He rates the survey takers by how much he pays them.
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Playing the victim card again. Japan would be doing the same if she had her own wakuchin.
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What are you supposed to find? Look there it is!
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Blind optimism. This is like celebrating passing the university entrance before you know you’ve been accepted or visiting your sick uncle in the hospital and bringing a six pack of beer to drink with him.
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