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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn calls Renault/Nissan results pathetic

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He's 100% on the money. I can't wait for these 2 useless zombie companies to go belly up.

11 ( +32 / -21 )

The auto industry will inevitably face consolidation. The question is what Japan can do well besides make cars? There could be a big employment problem in the future.

10 ( +25 / -15 )

"My passport is in the hands of the attorney general in Lebanon,"

The attorney general is probably his good friend, and no doubt he handed over his passport voluntarily, in order to cover his backside (the crafty fox)...

-2 ( +21 / -23 )

Not as pathetic, as his ethics. I sure he is having a great time in Lebanon. Too bad Lebanon is headed for an IMF bailout and Japan is going make sure Ghosn is part of any deal. I look forward to seeing him back in Tokyo this time he can share his cell with his wife.

-17 ( +24 / -41 )

Orac very callous of you to say so.

3 ( +25 / -22 )

IMF bailout and Japan is going make sure Ghosn is part of any deal. I look forward to seeing him back in Tokyo this time he can share his cell with his wife.

extradition of Lebanese citizens is against their country laws , so good luck with that. Japan just has to swallow their pride , realise they got outplayed and move on

15 ( +34 / -19 )

Nissan and Renault are two very good motor corporations. They are facing difficulties right now but within a couple of years they will be back on their feet.

As for those who write hateful comments about the former Lebanese CEO they give me the impression that they are just losers.

Jacobo

-13 ( +13 / -26 )

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn calls Renault/Nissan results pathetic

He’s not wrong.

15 ( +32 / -17 )

The man is spot on. I like how he has unleashed his inner attack dog and I hope he stays on the offensive.

7 ( +25 / -18 )

I seriously doubt that with all his business acumen and success with Nissan during his 20 years there, Ghosn could have saved the automaker from the ravages of the coronavirus.

Really, he should shut up and be grateful he is at liberty. But he’s not really free, trapped in Lebanon and unable to go anywhere due to the virus, travel restrictions and that Interpol red notice stapled to his name.

By the way, Bloomberg had an interesting story over the weekend detailing how his daughter helped in his escape from Japan, even though Ghosn specifically said his family had no part in it. He had lunch with his daughter on the day of his escape.

I'm losing a lot of respect for Ghosn as a person.

-7 ( +21 / -28 )

He had lunch with his daughter on the day of his escape.

I don’t get it, why would that be a problem for anyone except the crazy prosecutors?

3 ( +16 / -13 )

They are facing difficulties right now but within a couple of years they will be back on their feet.

The outlook would have been that if Ghosn is still there. But now, I don't think the Oyaji's in Nissan can do anything aside from bowing.

Really, he should shut up and be grateful he is at liberty.

He didn't become a CEO/Chairman of multi-national corporation because he "shuts up". Maybe for most people, they can be controlled by cultures and archaic traditions, but not Ghosn's caliber. He's in a whole universe out of your league. He was able to make a whole first world country's justice system his enemy and he is winning. I just can't LOL enough.

4 ( +19 / -15 )

Give a dog a bad name and hang him seems the rule for some.

Why all people have to make things worse ?

That is pathetic too.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Ghosn balls are made out of steel

2 ( +14 / -12 )

I like him and he had balls to do what he did and all those downvoters must be Japanese citizens that have lost face to the entire world as the Japanese justice system got exposed for what it really is, and that is a kangaroo justice that only belong in banana republics...

7 ( +21 / -14 )

He fled to Lebanon from Japan.

"Fled?" I prefer to say that he escaped.

5 ( +19 / -14 )

Carlos is correct. Carlos case is the fault of nissan japan because of jealousy. The results of 2020 for Nissan speaks for itself.

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I think what makes the Japanese government and your average Joe Tanaka angriest about this guy is that he's bang on, and without him the company is a failure... AGAIN. Add to that he embarrassed the nation by escaping, and can freely mock them with these facts in a very comfortable and it's blind rage.

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Pathetic is the right word to describe a criminal on the run who jumped bail and is hiding in a corrupt and bankrupt country where he spent his childhood years.

-3 ( +16 / -19 )

a criminal on the run who jumped bail and is hiding

He had no trial after more than a year of detention.

Besides, jump bail is not a crime in Japan

How is he a criminal?

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He can also be tried in absentia, he doesn't really need to be present and if they want his testimony he could give it via zoom.

Ghosn has already made it clear he wants to participate in a fair trial.

Personally I wouldn't mind if the trial is open to the general public to see it, so all of us can make our own opinion directly.

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extradition of Lebanese citizens is against their country laws , so good luck with that.

Yeah right, as if Lebanon is a country of laws or if Lebanon will have any choice in the matter. Perhaps you need to read the recent news coming out of Lebanon:

The lights go out on Lebanon’s economy as financial collapse accelerates

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/the-lights-go-out-on-lebanons-economy-as-financial-collapse-accelerates/2020/07/19/3acfc33e-bb97-11ea-97c1-6cf116ffe26c_story

The Inexorable Collapse of Lebanon

https://www.spiegel.de/international/world/lebanon-end-of-the-illusion-the-inexorable-collapse-of-lebanon-a-7095aa79-da81-4432-bd3f-6e39d41409ca

Maybe Japan should let him stay in Lebanon. Living in Lebanon is punishment enough.

3 ( +12 / -9 )

Not as pathetic, as his ethics. I sure he is having a great time in Lebanon.

Im sure he is, Lebanon is a great place especially when you have the kind of money Carlos has.

. I look forward to seeing him back in Tokyo this time he can share his cell with his wife.

You will be waiting a long time if you think Lebanon will hand him over. Meanwhile Nissan's results under the backstabbing J managment old boys speak for themselves. Compare Nissan figures to say Toyota...the results speak for themselves, can't blame covid19 for the hopeless incompetence while Toyota sails through with a 15% drop . Funniest thing the only person with any vision at Nissan right now is Gupta. Another gaijin...lol.

-2 ( +9 / -11 )

Funniest thing the only person with any vision at Nissan right now is Gupta.

He should think twice, thrice, a hundred times, before he should accept anymore position from Nissan. If I were him, I would sell all my shares in the company and move on to another. His abilities are in demand in so many fair and just companies.

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Eventually, Nissan will either be fully absorbed by Renault or get acquired by a Chinese big corporation that has state-sponsorship.

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He can also be tried in absentia, he doesn't really need to be present and if they want his testimony he could give it via zoom.

Won't happen. Japanese officials just wanted to keep in in detention for maximum time for one thing, then repeat for another, all the while pushing back any actual court proceedings.

Or prove me wrong, Japanese prosecutors! Do it without Ghosn and prove the the courts and to the world that Ghosn was the bad guy you say he is. Like they say in the Nissan TV commercials, "やっちゃえニッサン" Put up or shut up.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

The real issue at Nissan is the lack of quality long term. The marketing and looks of the vehicles are very good, but the quality of Infinity/Nissan is not as good as Honda or Toyota. Many Japanese cars do not go many miles so you don't notice the lack of quality as much. The engineers/managers could only turn their heads for so long. So the marketing leadership style of Ghosn does not match the leadership of Nissan Japan or its employees.

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Hello,

Do People who love cars in the world trust or respect him now?

You were once one of ( may be ) the best CEOs in the World.

Look at what he has done on Nissan and Infiniti from 2012 - 2019 ( Just for himself being rich ---example : Enron Case )

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

What does the opinion of a criminal fugitive matter???..

1 ( +3 / -2 )

@Kentarogaijin

What does the opinion of a criminal fugitive matter???..

Ghosn waited your more that a year for a trial date that never came. Plus, jumping bail is not a crime in Japan.

How can you call him a criminal?

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Ghosn compared the share price fall from November 2018 to June 2020 of competitors General Motors Co and Toyota Motor Corp of 12% and 15% respectively to Nissan dropping 55% and Renault 70%.

Last time shareholder meeting they already angry about poor company performance, given this new number they'll be angry again for next meeting.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/06/36df5e3d1eae-nissan-ceo-vows-recovery-amid-shareholder-anger-over-massive-losses.html

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Last time shareholder meeting they already angry about poor company performance, given this new number they'll be angry again for next meeting.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020/06/36df5e3d1eae-nissan-ceo-vows-recovery-amid-shareholder-anger-over-massive-losses.html

Shareholders also stood up and attacked the Nissan managements efforts to remove Ghosn and blamed them for the reason that Nissan is their current problematic situation.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

This statement just when "Datsun" releases their (quite pathetic) company saving SUV?

Coincidence?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Now that hes back in his Home Country... what's he doing to help back there ?

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