nedinjapan's past comments

  • -14

    nedinjapan

    A couple of months ago there was a reality program about a father and daughter who had not met for 15 years BECAUSE she worked and lived in Tokyo!! And when the Tv brought them together, they bowed to each other, no hug, not even shaking hands, and started crying! I think such examples show love between father and daughter is a taboo in Japan (yes, you read it correctly) and such commercials use the excitement associated with showing that. My Japanese friends always are surprised to know my dad calls my sister every day or kisses her whenever they meet. You cannot have that in this country ...

    Posted in: Heart-warming father-daughter Toyota commercial moves Japanese viewers to tears

  • 1

    nedinjapan

    OK, let me suggest a Test: Let's assume Julie Hamp is guilty of Smuggling Drugs into Japan. Thus she got drugs from her accomplice in the US who Smuggled the drugs by trying to hide them into a fake necklace box. So he is at least as guilty, and probably guiltier than her. Why not ask the US to extradite him on Drug Smuggling charges? ........ Now you see how ridiculous this sounds. Any court in the US can have a laugh about this: oh, crazy Japanese hahaha. Even here they know very well how this sounds because in fact they know this is no crime. Now let me tell you how a Developed country would deal with this issue: Take the painkillers. Send a letter you need to prove with a doctor's letter and prescription that you medically need this, and if not, you must pay a fine of 20,000 yen. This would be the cost of checking the box, processing the letter and paperwork. Period.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -2

    nedinjapan

    to A Realist I wish you knew the realities of police work in Japan. I had a friend who was interrogated for driving at 90 km/h in a wide national road that most drivers drive at 80 to 100 all day long but has one of those mouse traps! He had to go for the routine interrogation. They asked him questions about his personal life such as his ex-wife and having been told he could be silent in fact they would insist to get an answer anytime he showed reluctance to answer, such as to mention his ex-wife's name that had no relation to the incident. My friend being a psychologist realized they were intimidating questions similar to what is by gangs harassing a man to get full obedience. You can guess what is happening to Julie Hamp. If we still have gangs on the streets, if we have bully problems at school and work, if ... it is because of this "Intimidation Culture" that that "Any accused is guilty till he/she can prove innocence". Legally speaking, Julie Hamp could challenge all accusations against her in this case but the first recommendation a Japanese lawyer would provide her is that she must accept guilt, apologize, resign to save Toyota from embarrassment, and Tolerate the torturous treatment.

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  • -3

    nedinjapan

    Tinawatanabe

    I promise you the number of illegal intrusions against Julie Hamp's life has been much higher than her illegal act of getting painkillers. They are now treating her like a natural born criminal who brought shame to her employer Toyota! No part of her personal life is immune from questioning and if she does not want to tell them about her very personal information, she will be further accused of withholding information! If you like your country, you need to start trying to change that. You deserve your almost democratic constitution to US occupation. Not respecting Julie Hamp's rights will end up in a lack of respect to Japanese citizens. That is Karma.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • 0

    nedinjapan

    What's wrong with that? You probably looked suspicious to him. He is doing his job.

    You see. This the problem. Here officially formally and publicly agree that People can be judged suspicious because of their Looks!

    From the way you talk, I think she would refuse. Another interesting observation. Yes, in "dictatorships" defense is based on Accepting the Accusation and Apologizing. There is no room for actually defending yourself. That upsets the court establishment.

    As I am not a Japanese, I will be happy to see Julie Hamp leave here and return to a deserving society. I am only upset if my friends ask me about this and I have to say: well, it is Asia, but still quite exotic sometimes!

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -1

    nedinjapan

    Just let me tell you I am not much upset as I am amazed by this situation. If there were SMART comedians in this country like Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, ... (not those clowns smacking the crotches of one another) we could all have a laugh about this thing having reached to such a level of national security! John Oliver has a program "How is this still a thing?" That applies very well to your justification of 23 days of detention for Receiving prescription pain-killers from one's father after arriving in Japan for a month?! I am just wondering what is going on in her brain now: what did you think when you were offered this position in "Japan"? No wonder she has resigned. She must have had enough of the interrogation where they are asking her about the schools she went to, her brothers and sisters and other relatives and just intrude into her life like she was a born criminal for Receiving pain medication from her dad ... Go back home lady. God saved you from wasting a lifetime here and realizing what was going on after all that.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -1

    nedinjapan

    OK guys. You make scientific definitions now? Half the world is addict to coffee or tea or cigarettes! Haven't you seen an actual addict in your life? College students abuse more prescription drugs before-after their exams these days! Put them all in jail? Yes, I see your use of science ...

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • 2

    nedinjapan

    Lucabrasi, A drug smuggler sells or passes on the drug to sellers. a drug addict smokes or sniffs and does not have a serious job as an international manager. Yes, you can Criminalize many various activities by setting a Blind Overall law that covers good and bad people altogether.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • 1

    nedinjapan

    Tinawatanabe; you should worry about police behavior in your country. Just last month police stopped to check my driver's license and then asked me who was the lady with me in the car? She was my niece but I was surprised that they even asked. Why did they stop me? Probably it had something to do with my sunglasses! Well, I simply was let go after showing them all my IDs (residence, work, drivers license). This is about limits of personal freedom. So much for stories of agents following you in North Korea! This American lady is not a drug smuggler, is not a drug addict, and does not deserve such treatment. She might be taking the pain medication for her menses for one! I wish I were her lawyer and would provide the Japanese media with a deserving public response!

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -1

    nedinjapan

    Strangerland; thanks, you said it! No, marijuana is not a prescription drug in the US or Japan. The difference here is that this is a prescription drug for pain in the US.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -2

    nedinjapan

    Most of you think this is not your problem and she did some wrong to deserve this but let me tell you what is happening to all of us, including Japanese nationals. This is an example of "criminalization" of non-criminal personal issues. It gives the ruling authorities the power to look into our personal lives. Here we are talking about a successful business woman having recently travelled to Japan for her job, who has difficulty communicating her health issues to Japanese doctors, having asked her FATHER to get her a strong pain medication (that is available by prescription) and her father being worried but not being a smuggler does a very naive packing of the tablets he can send to his daughter. Now you are Criminalizing this case which means you do not know who Smugglers are, what Drugs are and How much drug is being abused in Tokyo and Nagoya ... I hope she goes back to an advanced democratic country and never returns to this place till we all become deserving of such professionals. I am not buying another Toyota from the managers who sold her out to the police ...

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -1

    nedinjapan

    A developed society holds its citizens innocent until proven otherwise. Here they are Assuming she is guilty of Drug Abuse, Smuggling, ... which is mind blowing. Apparently this is a society somewhere between the cruelty of North Korea and respect to autonomy seen in advanced nations. It is still sad there is little sympathy to the Accused. Yes, she should have her father deliver her prescription drugs rather than sending it through a mailing service. Take green tea for your headache lady, this is Japan ...

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • 0

    nedinjapan

    Jalapeno, I think the point is that she is not receving proper Legal Defense. From the start, she was shown as Guilty for "having prescription medicine mailed to her"? She did not mail, and she had not received the mail and not used the medicine yet! The only law broken, is the law of sending Prescription medicine by postal mail! This is the legal fact! But here in Japan, "accusation" is equal to "guilt". They put her in 23 days of detention without a case and make her accept that she would use the medicine, she ordered its mailing, ... without a lawyer representing her to be able to put a "legal defense". Are we living in North Korea where assumptions and pressure can take the place of the right of people to defend themselves based on "legal skills"?

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -8

    nedinjapan

    Excuse me?! How can you Prove that was Her Intent?! Legal evidence is different from layman's assumptions. She Did Not mail the medicine! She was at the receiving point but the Post office captured the medicine in their Routine check. How can they prove she Planned or Ordered the mailing of the medicine? My point is that legally, you cannot prove that, and it is not even a street drug. She could have avoided all this if she had her father travel to japan with the medicine. Nobody would check the Presciption drugs her father would bring in.

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -12

    nedinjapan

    Please?! Can somebody explain to me? She has not mailed the medicine to herself! Her father has done so. Why is she being held responsible for her father's action?! It can only be assumed that she would use the medicine but it has not reached her at all. Let me make an example: if somebody knows your address and mails similar prescription medicine to your address from abroad just to have you arrested, well, that is very easy now, isn't it?

    Posted in: Toyota exec in Japan resigns over drug arrest

  • -1

    nedinjapan

    To understand this case, you need to understand the mentality of the average Japaneae housewife. Let me tell you what has happened: The housewife is so upset over the Money that her husband spent on this woman and wants her money back! This is not about romantic infedility; it is simply a way to raise money from the husband that "belonged" to her! If that money was with the husband, she would sue him, of course, but it is not! You never understand Japanese mentality without understanding the substantial role that money (yen) plays in their life ....

    Posted in: Judge lays down law in infidelity suit

  • 0

    nedinjapan

    Please remember that Torture (in Japanese way) is routine in prisons in Japan. Prisoners are made to sit still, follow silly orders all the time, have limited access to basic needs, .... So the judge knows it is years of prison and torture not allowed in developed countries but a simple fact in Japan. So the judge makes a reasonable decision knowing the reality of prison life in Japan

    Posted in: 4 women jailed for beating acquaintance to death

  • 1

    nedinjapan

    OK, let me tell you the Truth about all this. Japan could simply withdraw from the International agreement so that the Japanese whalers could go whaling as Norway, for example. But then the government could not subsidize whaling under the name of research. The fact is that whaling is not economic for Japan; the demand is not high and the costs are higher potential profit for non-publicly funded companies. So go make up your mind what is going on in the scene of Japanese politics ...

    Posted in: IWC talks on Japanese whaling called constructive

  • -6

    nedinjapan

    The movie Pearl harbor had a good reflection on Tokyo bombings, I think : http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0213149/?ref=nvsr_1

    Posted in: Japan mourns victims of Tokyo firebombings

  • 4

    nedinjapan

    In my case, police followed me using my cellphone because my ex complained that I may have an affair. It was not even a criminal case. Police wearing plain clothes followed me on more than two occasions, at least. One was wearing sports clothes and pretending he was running. Another was sitting on the way checking on me. This is all done secretly all the time. Later when I got a girlfriend who brother was a police, she told me her brother would check her location using her cellphone if she was not home and at work. Unless a lawyer raises it, this is simply common activity and even has a name ...

    Posted in: Use of GPS to track suspect ruled legal by Osaka court

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