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There we go, brave words spoken by a brave spouse!

"...... caught up in an international plot by some at Nissan to take control."

Wish Ghosn, too, was able to get out (at least on bail)!

13 ( +19 / -6 )

Hopefully he gets out soon, it is truly shameful how they LURED this guy  to Japan to kidnap him!! 

His wife is rightfully pissed off bigtime!

17 ( +21 / -4 )

Prosecutors will charge him again, they don't want either of them speaking. The "legal" system is complicit with big business and they hadn't thought this through. What an embarrassing series of events. And it's only going to get worse for "the legal system" the longer it goes on. Was always advised don't go near Japan's courts, can definitely see why now.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

He was willing to go to Japan for meeting with Nissan even he had schedule to receive spine treatment, just to find out it was just a plan to give him to prosecutor.

That is something terrible thing that Saikawa has done.

15 ( +19 / -4 )

he probably got out because he confessed and sold out his boss to the prosecutors

-15 ( +3 / -18 )

Down and dirty tactic by Nissan here. Greasy stuff.

"Greg was tricked into coming to Japan and betrayed by a group of Nissan executives as part of a political power grab. Their dishonorable motives are clear,"-Nissan shame on you.

Very naughty! This is going to come back on you hard for sure.

Out of all the stories here on JT and other media sources on this case. This has got to be the worst thing I have ever heard a Japanese company doing. And the bail at 70 million yen ($635,000). That is a hell of a lot of cash for the crime he has allegedly committed.

Ghosn, who denies the allegations against him, is being held at detention center's infirmary and has a bed and heating, according to a source with knowledge of his condition. Well at least Ghosn is not on a cold worn-out tatami mat in a cell.

"caught up in an international plot by some at Nissan to take control."

This is what it is all about folks. Right in the above statement. When this is all over expect some serious lawsuits against Nissan and the Japanese justice system.

Tsk tsk Nissan. Dirty! Scandalous!

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@Cricky

Prosecutors will charge him again, they don't want either of them speaking. The "legal" system is complicit with big business and they hadn't thought this through. What an embarrassing series of events. And it's only going to get worse for "the legal system" the longer it goes on. Was always advised don't go near Japan's courts, can definitely see why now.

Hell yes. It would seem so Cricky.

The saga continues.

10 ( +13 / -3 )

Do the crime, pay the time. He seems lucky.

-19 ( +4 / -23 )

Saikawa will burn in hell. And Ghosn will burn Nissan down.Good riddance!

7 ( +14 / -7 )

So he has officially been charged for something now? Or still held on suspicions?

I thought bail was for people charged on an offense, but seeking  temporary release before any court ruling occurs?

I'm not saying its a bad think he is released at all, it just seems weird to have to post bail against detention when no official charges have been made..

But then this whole 10 day cycle of "new charges" is weird to say the least.

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"Greg was tricked into coming to Japan and betrayed by a group of Nissan executives as part of a political power grab. Their dishonorable motives are clear," Dee Kelly claimed.

Even his wife knows the truth. Look how expensive the bail is set at! it truly means Japan is in financial troubles?

If Carlos is not set free asap, we should really spread the word and start a peaceful protest outside the detention center and Yokohamas Nissan office, I plead all people (who live in Japan) to spread the word to friends. What is the Democracy, are we really living in a Democracy? we should stand up for this, so the actual Judicial system can eventually change, no change occurs if we just type away and not do anything.

This is not just for all people, we Japanese also suffer from this law system. No one deserves to suffer and we need change in the law system, for corporate, civial and all laws, but the old powers that be can wake up when theres a louder voice and more to protest this inhumane law system we have. As mentioned not even in developing countries, would they do this.

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"Greg was tricked into coming to Japan and betrayed by a group of Nissan executives as part of a political power grab. Their dishonorable motives are clear," Dee Kelly claimed.

Ouch! That word 'dishonorable' must really hurt.

At the moment, I really can't see much difference the way Japan, China and Russia operate.

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Kenji Fujimori, “Look how expensive the bail is set at! it truly means Japan is in financial troubles?”

The bail money, regardless of the amount, won’t benefit Japan at all. (Unless Kelly flees the country or goes underground thereby forfeiting it.) When a trial has been completed, the full amount is returned (and that’s regardless of the verdict).

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Oyajis Inc at Nissan will hand out more brown envelopes new charges will be filed..the whole thing stinks..

5 ( +7 / -2 )

saikawa should be ashamed of himself. Why did he not say anything abt Carlos then???.Jealousy and selfishness can go this far ???.saikawa was in Nissan as protegee , which means, he has first hand knowledge of Carlos case. Who is saikawa trying to kid ???.In Japan, no foreign person no matter, how high up can have too much power. Only small poor minded salary man like saikawa can have this kind of thoughts. Totally vicious & small minded salary man only.We, good and fair Japanese are ashamed of him and ashamed that he is still talking in his bad incompetent capacity.

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Congratulations Kerry, pls fight to save Carlos. Never talk with saikawa, he back-stabbed both of u. We good Japanese people are ashamed that Nissan have such a Japanese in it. We are boycotting Nissan and hope that the board will fire saikawa. We good Japanese cannot stand to be considered the same type of poor minded , poor hearted selfish , self-serving Japanese like saikawa. We are very happy that U have been released. Kerry, pls stay well & pls bring Carlos out too. Fight with bad selfish bad hearted & greedy saikawa.

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@sakurasuki

He was insured by the NIssan Executive that LURED him to Japan that he would be back in time for his surgery. Tis the only reason he came was the promise which was really an ambush.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

When I read articles on Japan Today about Trump, there is a spirited debate between foreigners, (Americans?) calling each other out on their perceived biases, illogic, etc. etc. Whether for or against Trump. When it comes to the Carlos case, we have some Japanese arguing back against non-japanese commentator positions....but when we see posts by, for example, vinarius, above, Japanese who call out Saikawa, Nissan, the Japanese justice system....those Japanese critical of foreign comments are....... crickets.....nothing....... Why?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

"No enemies to the Left?". "No enemies to the Right?"...."No enemies in the East?".....?

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Poor Nissan, it was a weak Board that almost went bankrupt, a weak Board that allowed things to happen in 2008, 2012,2015 and now 2018/19, punishing Ghosn is not the solution that Nissan need, so asking "prosecutor" for help was also a mistake.

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Surely, the maximum amount of time that any suspect should be detained is equal to the amount of time that it would take an adequately staffed and reasonably competent police force to fully investigate all of the allegations against them. No more,.. but also no less.

For those claiming that Ghosn's detention is unreasonable, what rationale are you using to support this? How long, according to you, does it take to properly investigate a complex international financial fraud involving one of the biggest companies in Japan? The argument that other legal systems have much shorter maximum detention periods is largely irrelevant in my opinion. When was the last time these other systems successfully prosecuted a 'fortune 500' CEO on similar allegations and how long did that investigation take?

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Here's a question to ponder.

If Nissan had not been able to LURE Kelly to Japan would they still have arrested Goshn?

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Surely, the maximum amount of time that any suspect should be detained is equal to the amount of time that it would take an adequately staffed and reasonably competent police force to fully investigate all of the allegations against them.

Relatedly, the Enron investigation took several years.

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If Nissan had not been able to LURE Kelly to Japan would they still have arrested Goshn?

Police luring suspects is common practice in any country.   They are pros.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

asking "prosecutor" for help was also a mistake.

Reporting crimes to the police is a right thing to do.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

I am not fan of Chinese Government or policy , but I have to admit they have better communication skills when it comes to business.

I just finished watching a full documentary on WBS tv about how criminal was Gosn and how the french want to eat OUR NATIONAL BRAND ( Japan made 日産). I felt i was watching communist propaganda film against Gosn . Of course , They do not know that they are destroying Nissan as well together with Nissan man. The narrow mindness here is too smartooo.

China Geely (Google it) has been extremely active and Middle east/Africa and south asia markets have witnessed sales of China made automobiles.

I hope Gosn can be released soon back to his family. And I wish that media in japan stops demonizing him.

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Rashadoz....you "felt you were watching Communist Propaganda..."? Until China overtook Japan as an economic power some years ago, Japan was the most economically successful 'Communist' country in history. See how the government,the group companies, and even the damn justice system in league with them, do business here.

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How is it that Kelly - employed by Nissan and whose salary is over a millions dollars a year - had to be convinced to go to his company to a meeting?

He wife said he was " lured" ?????????

Say again ?

If any of us showed that attitude we'd be out of a job.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

buzzyboyDec. 25 

. And Ghosn will burn Nissan down.Good riddance!

Perhaps ! {Or Nissan will disentangle themselves with government money.}

Ghosn is taking Renault down

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

If Renault goes down...it's on Saikawa.

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buzzyboyToday  01:13 am JST

If Renault goes down...it's on Saikaw

Not really

Renault WAS a second rate automaker to begin with

If it goes down - it's on Ghosn.

He is the one who breached trust, abused his power, violated the law.

Saikawa is a puppet - but, he will pay his share in time. . . .

But, we are now focusing on a criminal case.

However, remember these guys can be charged in CIVIL court too by shareholders- and the bar is much lower there.

It's going to be a long march.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

If Renault goes down...it's on Saikawa.

You people think a wee bit too highly of Renault.

A 2nd-3rd rate Renault didn’t really save a drowning global giant that is Nissan (probably due to bad loans in the bubble era), they merely just jumpstart it to stay alive so that Renault can start freeloading off of Nissan’s operations in the near future.

Renault is also no different than another 2nd-3rd rate maker FIAT. FIAT did a similar move to Chrysler in 2008 (Which includes Jeep, Dodge, RAM, viper brands) so that FIAT can freeload off of Chrysler’s profitable brand later.

Renault has outlived and overstayed their usefullness. It is only natural for a rejuvenated Nissan to go solo and fend off merger and foreign agents (Remember, renault is also owned by french gov)

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"Greg was tricked into coming to Japan and betrayed by a group of Nissan executives as part of a political power grab. Their dishonorable motives are clear," Dee Kelly claimed.

She said her husband, once Ghosn's right-hand man, had been "caught up in an international plot by some at Nissan to take control."

Dee Kelly nailed it!

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But Semperfi, they have video links like Skype, they also have offices in america and head office in Holland, the fact that he was not going suggests he was not "working with " Ghosn, and that he had a back operation next week.

The police are seeing shadows and thinking there is more conspiracy than there is, its just a poor divided board with mutual language difficulties.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

If they spent half this money on consensus advisor, like they need for Brexit, rather than straw mat , it would have been over by Christmas and a strong Renault/Mitsubishi/Nissan company for the new year !

0 ( +1 / -1 )

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