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Tired Ghosn recovering, as lawyer works on defense

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Delighted to see that Ghosn is out of that silly mask and uniform the policed put him in yesterday to parade him before the press like a remorseful criminal ashamed to show his face.

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takes a costume to leave the circus

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to use only designated computers with no internet access.

What if his wife gives him her iPhone?

keep suspects in custody for a long time to encourage confessions.

It's just embarrassing, especially in view of those cases where police framed people and stole their lives from them before DNA evidence clearing these poor souls, decades later.

The State is supposed to protect the people who live within it, not destroy them.

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Carlos , congratulations , well done. Gambatte pls.

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I'm also very glad to see he has been released, especially because he should not have been locked up in the first place.

"I hope 'hostage justice' will be a thing of the past."

This is just not going to happen. Japan will never change for the better to have a more modern system of democracy. The Japanese version of democracy is much closer to a fascist state run by bureaucrats.

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"I think it's good that the court granted bail even with various conditions attached. It's unfair to detain the accused over a long period of time before trial in this so-called 'hostage justice system,'" Hironaka said.

This guy has a good head on his shoulders. Gohn should speak to the press but must not shoot himself in the foot.

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Asiaman7 Today  04:25 pm JST

Delighted to see that Ghosn is out of that silly mask and uniform the policed put him in yesterday to parade him before the press like a remorseful criminal ashamed to show his face.

The article says, "The outfit can be seen as 'humorous' but Ghosn could have left in more traditional garb, Hironaka added. He said he understood it was a plan concocted by the tycoon and bail lawyers."

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@Asiaman7--no way the police suggested the two vans with blacked out windows, one parked blocking the view of the entrance, and the decoy construction workers going in and bringing out a mysterious cosplay factory worker. The press is kept quite far from that spot anyway, which is why on the news coverage you didn't hear any reporters shouting questions to Ghosn. There were no police outside "parading" him as you suggest--how could they when he is free on bail at the point of the photos?

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Credits must be given to his new lawyer who seems to say things as they should be without any hypocrisy that often characterize Japanese in general. And I think that before Ghosn was released, the fact that his lawyer several times in press conferences called out with strong words the Japanese justice system as violating the rights of the defense and human rights had some real contributing effects on Ghosn release. His declarations were reported in many foreign media and it really started to echo well around the world. He does seem to understand well that shaming Japan does work.

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OK, now I see the photo of Ghosn with an officer on each side, but I still dispute that it is "parading" him rather than escorting him to the waiting van.

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Japan's judicial tradition allows authorities to keep suspects in custody for a long time to encourage confessions.

Cripes, let's be real here, they keep them a long time to coerce confessions.

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I wonder what the first thing he ate was after all that prison food

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My prediction is that this trial will drag on for a few years, essential subjecting Ghosn to a form of house arrest for that time. Albeit in his luxury penthouse...

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Monty Python could not touch the quasi legal system Japan operates. At each step the ridiculous rules that have no touch with reality or facts just show how behind Japan is, a little sister for China. That's got to hurt.

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My prediction is that this trial will drag on for a few years, essential subjecting Ghosn to a form of house arrest for that time. Albeit in his luxury penthouse...

It would suit the prosecutor for this case to drag on. In Japan there is a mindset that if you drag things out, people will just loose interest and the problem will just go away.

That has not happened this time. Always remember folks, it is Japan and Japanese law that is on trail.

Ps. A few months JT reported the case of a young man being held in an immigration center indefinitely. Seems the only reason for his incarceration was being born (Thai mother). Has he been released yet?

Let the UN see this.

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The lawyer added that Ghosn's defense team was considering an opportunity for him to speak with the press in the near future. But the event must be designed in such a way that it would not affect the trial and not allow prosecutors to argue that Ghosn was using the media to send hidden messages to his associates to conceal evidence.

Of course of course that hasn't stopped the prosecution from using the willing and complicit media from day one to constantly pound the message that Ghosn is guilty of something.

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Hironaka said he did not know why Ghosn decided to leave the detention center dressed a bit like a construction worker, donning a blue cap and a work jacket with yellow reflective stripes.

Hahha, Ghosn isn't as dumb as appeared. Quite oppositely, he is using his brain. He left image that he was treated drastically different than expectation.

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Japan, Koreas, China, and Vietnam, and all East Asia, except colonized Filliping, have low crime rate, people enjoy harmonic, fair, open, and safe environment. Factually checked and correct for the last 3000 years, except during and before WW2 when Japan was colonized ideologically by the imperialism thugs.

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Japan, Koreas, China, and Vietnam, and all East Asia, except colonized Filliping, have low crime rate, people enjoy harmonic, fair, open, and safe environment. Factually checked and correct for the last 3000 years, except during and before WW2 when Japan was colonized ideologically by the imperialism thugs.

Akie, I am having a little trouble deciphering this.

Are you saying that there has never been war's or disputes in East Asia until the 1930's. That is not factually correct at all.

Incidentally. Japan has never been colonised, only occupied for a temporary period of time, although most of the thuggery in the region was conducted by Japan before and during WW2.

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iaman7Mar. 7  04:25 pm JST

“Delighted to see that Ghosn is out of that silly mask and uniform the policed put him in yesterday to parade him before the press like a remorseful criminal ashamed to show his face”

Some people are so determined to smear Japanese police that they resort to lies like this. It was not the police, nor any other authorities, who put Ghosn in that disguise.

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He doesn't look he lost any weight.

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"I think it's good that the court granted bail even with various conditions attached. It's unfair to detain the accused over a long period of time before trial in this so-called 'hostage justice system,'" Hironaka said.

> "I hope 'hostage justice' will be a thing of the past. From now on, I hope we'll be able to conduct more elaborate, more thorough preparations" for the trial, he said.

Damn! Stick it to the system sir! Good on you!!

In keeping with conditions for his one billion yen bail, Ghosn has promised to live at a residence with surveillance cameras, to stay in Japan, and to use only designated computers with no internet access.

This of course has nothing to do with the trial. they don't want him to have access to the internet so that he use social media to tell the outside world what's been happening to him the past few months

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The State is supposed to protect the people who live within it, not destroy them.

Ghosn did not live in Japan. In recent years he spent very little time in Japan. He in fact had to be lured to Japan in order for the Japanese police to arrest him.

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