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Ghosn, family go for walk, trailed by media

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So, our son is 5 yo and he spends 20 minutes every evening reading aloud.

Right now he is working through a book called "The Aesop For Children", originally written in 1919, 100 years ago. Last night, he read the story "The Plane Tree".

The moral of the story was: "Our best blessings are often the least appreciated."

I thought of that as I read this story. Ghosn is now free to breathe fresh air, take a walk in a park, and spend time with his family.

Perhaps these simple blessings are more greatly appreciated and savored by him now!!

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The trial should be fascinating. I'd love to review the evidences presented by both sides.

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Ghosn's attorney Takashi Takano has asked the media to respect Ghosn's privacy. That plea appeared to go unheeded.

Like papparazzi anywhere they will ruin people's lives just to get one story.

I can see the rest of the people living in the same building getting pissed off because of this too.

We dont need to know when he takes a walk or sits on the toilet, or what he threw out in the trash.

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Let him go out of Japan. People are not interested in Ghosn and the topic anymore. I do not want to see a court battle on this issue in Japan.

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Bets on tomorrow's headline/news? Ghosn opts to stay in watch Cowboy Bebop. Ghosn orders Dominos.

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after over 100 days of looking 4 walls of concrete, hes now out looking at 4 walls of reporters. Give him some space!

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special conditions such installing a surveillance camera at the entrance to a specified residence — his lawyers earlier said Nissan has cancelled the lease on his luxury apartment — and promising that he would not use the internet.

Any violation of those restrictions could land Ghosn back in detention.

that's exactly what the prosecution is hoping for. first time I ever heard of internet use landing you back in detention. what a joke.

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If he wants to walk, enjoy the air and avoid the media, maybe he should buy a treadmill and open the window.

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Let him go out of Japan. People are not interested in Ghosn and the topic anymore. I do not want to see a court battle on this issue in Japan.

I bet some high level executives at Nissan agree with you. They are worried about what a court battle might reveal. However, they made their bed. Now they can lie in it.

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@schoepenhauer

Let him go out of Japan. People are not interested in Ghosn and the topic anymore. I do not want to see a court battle on this issue in Japan.

I don't know, it was your fellow countrymen who brought this case to court, obviously.......

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GW

What do you mean corporate governance? Ghosn was a dictator at Nissan for 20 years and nobody could talk backto him. Power corrupts.

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Keep asking J media. I hope you are ready though when he decides to reply, you may not like what he has to say.

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Carlos Ghosn the flight risk, yes............Put one toe outside that apartment, and Ghosn will have the pleasure of a posse courtesy of the world media up where the sun doesn't shine.

Ghosn would be fortunate to reach the local Lawson Station without a camera jammed up one nostril.

For one billion yen, you were robbed.

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Schopenhauer Today  07:57 am JST

Let him go out of Japan.

I guess many people in Japan would prefer that right now -- so that Japan is not embarrassed further by more criticism of its criminal justice system.

People are not interested in Ghosn and the topic anymore.

Then why are so many media outlets covering it?

Why are so many people talking about it?

Indeed, why are YOU on here talking about it?

There are 15 posted comments on this story as of now, and 2 of them are by you. Why is that, if you don't care about this topic anymore?

I do not want to see a court battle on this issue in Japan.

Of course you don't, because Japan's "hostage justice" system didn't work in this case. It didn't force Ghosn into a false confession, which is what it's designed to do.

Now the whole harsh system has been exposed for the injustice that it is.

They tried to squeeze a confession out of Ghosn, but it backfired. Now the Japanese criminal (in)justice system has egg on its face and is under well-deserved international scrutiny.

So I can understand why, now, you want the whole thing to just go away.

Well, too late. It's not going away. Japan's criminal (in)justice system has been exposed.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant.

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I would rather have an apartment, family, anything I want, at the price of the media pack, than a prison cell with a pack of prison guards.

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Jenni - too much wisdom. Some won't get it.

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Place looks a bit of a dump.

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Media will be following him 24/7 its what they do true parasites.

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He can use the media to his advantage and show Japan Saikawa and Nissan's true colors.

But he is playing it smart and keeping his cool and waiting till trial which is the best option, because the media can manipulate also.

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Place looks a bit of a dump.

Had the same impression...probably in the outskirts of Nerima or Itabashi. Pretty decent place for me even with that micro balcony but definitely a dump for someone used to live in Roppong Hills residence like places where the walk in closet might be more spacious than many apartments in central Tokyo.

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I think Jenni answered perfectly to Schopenauer.

But we all know well that Japan rather than lose it's face to the world media might give some momentary concessions.

I feel sorry for all the victims that are still detained with such inhuman system that might be innocent and don't have the money to pay top notch loyal and are still suffering for such treatments.

I hope that all this Ghosn story will bring a fair justice system in the future of this country for other people accused but still not sentenced.

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Well, too late. It's not going away. Japan's criminal (in)justice system has been exposed.

One thing to keep in mind, being exposed, and something actually changing for the better are two different things. Japan has been "exposed" on numerous international issues, yet nothing changes.

For change to occur it is going to have to come from within, and seeing how there are few that really care, the status quo will continue.

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@ Schop... and others suggesting - suddenly - to give up on that topic.

Not losing face and cowardice is very often tightly linked.

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People are not interested in Ghosn and the topic anymore. I do not want to see a court battle on this issue in Japan.

All evidence suggests that people are very interested.

A others have pointed out, the case has held Japan up ridicule and revealed that it has a backwards justice system; one that resembles a tyranny not a democracy.

No wonder you want the whole problem to disappear.

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No respect, human to human. One reporter was heard shouting out "Happy Barssday Ghosn!"

I mean, how rude is that?!?

Recently saw a documentary of Bertrand Russell and how in his diary he noted how bloody rude were the Japanese mass media in the 1920s who mobbed him everywhere, "destitute of good manners, and incapable of avoiding intrusiveness.”

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No respect, human to human. One reporter was heard shouting out "Happy Barssday Ghosn!"

I mean, how rude is that?!?

Japan in it's true colors.

Beware Mr. Ghosn, the wolves are wounded.

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The behaviour of the media is a disgrace.

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