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SNA World News 12m
- The Wuhan coronavirus is spreading quickly, now with nine deaths and 440 confirmed cases. It is also making its first appearances in multiple locations outside China, including Japan, the United States, Taiwan, and Macau. (MP)
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"Social Protocol": Lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto admits he was taken to a luxury brand shop in Macau, where Chinese firm 500 Dot Com bought items worth thousands of US dollars and gave them to Akimoto as gifts. He claims this is not bribery, but rather "social protocol." (MP)
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SNA World News 1h
- Liberty Korea Party leader Hwang Kyo-Ahn denounces President Moon's "North Korea-first policy" and calls for revision of the Constitution to rein in the "regal" power of the presidency. (MP)
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- As in other East Asian states, South Korea is also upgrading border monitoring and quarantine procedures as the Wuhan coronavirus spreads throughout the region and the cases inside China multiply. (MP)
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Akihabara News 2h
- Toyota President and CEO Akio Toyoda has announced an investment of US$394 million into Joby Aviation and shared his company’s expertise in order to develop a flying taxi service.
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Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) says major Japanese firms need to start raising worker wages based on performance, not simply giving higher pay based on seniority or years of service. It argues that the digital world no longer fits the old industrial employment models. (MP)
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SNA Japan 4h
Japanese Legal System (JLS) Facebook page has been created by Stian Sopp, the Norwegian student leader who supported the falsely-accused Ingrid Martinussen, as the beginning of a grassroots campaign demanding reforms to the criminal justice system. Link:
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SNA Japan 4h
JR East reports that 367 pillars supporting bridges on its Tohoku and Joetsu Shinkansen bullet train lines are not fully reinforced against major earthquakes. The oversight only came to light beginning last August. (MP)
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Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) is urging its member companies to think for themselves and stop the practice of unified industry wage hikes. They say that each company should bear its own circumstances in mind when setting yearly wage levels. (MP)
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Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan says that it has made all the concessions to the Democratic Party For the People that it is going to make, and since the DPFP has rejected merger on those terms, the party merger talks are at an end for the time being. (MP)
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SNA Japan 5h
Customs in Vladivostok have blocked entry into Russia of car from Japan in which radiation was detected. It is being returned to Japan. Since Fukushima disaster, Russian customs have blocked 875 radioactive cars from Japan, but this is the first in three years. (JB)
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Japan Federation of Bar Associations (undated webpage): "Bail is not easily granted unless one admits to the charges... The JFBA has been demanding the eradication of 'hostage justice.'" The Justice Ministry's flat denial doesn't bear scrutiny. (MP) Text:
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To refresh the Justice Ministry's very short memory, here is the April 2019 "Call to Eliminate Japan’s 'Hostage Justice' System by Japanese Legal Professionals." Over 1,000 signatures. (MP)
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Justice Ministry's response to widespread "hostage justice" criticisms is simply a point blank denial that there's any problem: "The Japanese criminal justice system does not force confessions by unduly holding defendants in custody." (MP)
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Akihabara News 21h
- Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which is going to begin installing 5G antennae within a few months, will be geographically prioritizing 2020 Olympics venues for the new services.
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Law in Japan 21h
Replying to @ShingetsuNews
That’s not true: they have admitted that bail is a terrible mistake that should never be made again.
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SNA Japan 22h
More than a year into the Carlos Ghosn case and three weeks after his escape to Lebanon, the only response of the Japanese political and legal system has been to circle the wagons and not admit that even the slightest criticism of the case is warranted. (MP)
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Stung by international criticism, Justice Ministry publishes in English an extensive Q&A defending the Japanese legal system: "Access to bathing is granted to detainees at least twice a week in order to keep them in good health." How generous! (MP) Text:
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SNA Environment 22h
International criticism may be getting to Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi as he is showing signs of possibly opposing Japanese financing for the Vung Ang 2 coal-fired power plant in Vietnam's Ha Tinh Province. (MP)
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Akihabara News 22h
Feature Article: "Honda and Isuzu’s Hydrogen Society" by Talicia Marie Stewart
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