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Brazilian consul: Ghosn is healthy, wants thrillers

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By Yuri Kageyama

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What book would you send Carlos Ghosn to read over Christmas?

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Lol, he wants to read thriller novels.

Thats probably not a bad idea.

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the great escape

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prosecutors will detain Ghosn on additional allegations beyond Dec. 10, when the period of detention allowed on the first set of allegations against him will run out. 

Im sure they’ll find another set of charges to hold him for without any conviction. Guilty until proven innocent! TIJ!

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Although Japanese detention cells are not heated and the weather can be chilly,

Only representatives of a suspect's home country and attorneys can visit suspects in detention in Japan.

3rd world conditions.

Brazilians are proud of Ghosn, Mendonca said.

This detention could turn him into a hero. I just hope that it sheds light on this backward system so that the ball gets rolling and things change. Japan responds well to name and shame.

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"My impression is that he is a strong man in the sense that he will fight this out properly. He doesn't look worried," Mendonca told The Associated Press on Wednesday at Brazil's consulate in Tokyo. "I admire him for his fortitude."

Pleased to read this, hope he can help bring this backward "justice system" in to the 21st or even 20th century.

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“Consular officials have visited Ghosn four times in the last two weeks, Mendonca said. ...Mendonca said he speaks with Ghosn in Portuguese through a glass barrier.”

Which means those readers who have commented on other threads that embassy representatives can visit only once a month and all visitors plus the detainee must speak in Japanese don’t actually know what they are talking about. So one hopes that rather than parroting something they read somewhere once they will base their future comments on the actual facts of this case.

Ghosn has had four visits from the Brazilians, plus multiple visits by the Lebanese and at least one visit by the French representative that I know of. Compared to Japanese detainees who only see their lawyers, he’s had many visits with various people.

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A good movie to watch concerning the Japanese legal system and its detention centres is Kore-eda's marvelous thriller The Third Murder. It won 4 Japanese academy awards. I hope they bring a copy of the book for Ghosn.

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Whatever one thinks of Ghosn, he is an expert negotiator. And his confinement and interrogation is basically a form of negotiation by the prosecutors, who are used to dealing with people who can't negotiate at all. I think they are out of their league with Ghosn in this case.

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Let Japanese polices keep him healthy.

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Ghosn will be out, no doubt about it.

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I wonder whether the Japanese government or politicians involved in this issue. It seems to me there was not sufficient reason to arrest Ghosn.

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Japanese government or politicians involved in this issue. It seems to me there was not sufficient reason to arrest Ghosn.

In Japan, as well as other nations where corporations can dictate policies, I don't think there's a clear delineation between government and big business.

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Ghosn holds French, Lebanese and Brazilian citizenships, and someday 50 more citizenships.

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Ghosn is lucky he has three nationalities and therefore three times as many visitors allowed. What about his deputy, Kelly? Is anyone bringing him books and fruit? Sending him heat-tech clothes from Uniqlo?

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"He answers normally, 'I'm fine.'"

Like a boss! He could be as guilty as the devil, either way I just hope this high-profile case coupled with his strong will can expose unjust prosecution practices. I'm not holding my breath for sweeping system changes though.

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I see the response as a quiet middle finger to the stupid Japanese law practices that are keeping him locked up without any actual charges being laid.

A way of saying you've not broken my spirit yet, but I am getting a tad bored, could you send a book please..

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In related news, Nissan has rejected Renault's request to send someone w/equal standing to replace Ghosn, giving the lie to the assertion that his arrest was based on attempts to evade tax. This was long in the planning, and in the end we will see Nissan mgmt, the Tokyo prosecutors' office, and people in Kasumigaseki and Nagatacho implicated - not arrested or tried, but implicated.

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"Japanese detention cells are not heated and the weather can be chilly, Mendonca said Ghosn told him he was warm."

Sounds like he may need a kotatsu and a bottle of shochu rather than thrillers to keep him warm on those long winter nights.

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"What book would you send Carlos Ghosn to read over Christmas?"

Escape From Alcatraz. That was a book too, right? lol

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The prosecutors must be pretty boring. Wikipedia noted Ghosn speaks 4 languages fluently plus was learning Japanese. No idea how far along that went. A subject of many books, wrote a few himself, and even has a Ghosn Bento named after him

He must see 20 steps ahead and is just too much for them to handle

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Ghosn will be out, no doubt about it.

most likely , and when he doesn hes going to squeel for the whole world to hear, there are many in the J government and business fraternity that are going to have egg on their faces all the while crying that its Japan bashing. LOL

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Escape From Alcatraz. That was a book too, right? lol

irony is if / when he does escape it wont be with a swim to freedom , more likely the prosecutors lack of eveidence in court since a forced confession is highly unlikely. Hell probably just stroll out the front prison gates. LOL

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Shawshank Redemption

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Ghosn wants thrillers. He got it. Enjoy.

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I would of asked for all you can eat Brazilian food, there's a good restaurant in Roppongi

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most likely , and when he doesn hes going to squeel for the whole world to hear, there are many in the J government and business fraternity that are going to have egg on their faces all the while crying that its Japan bashing. LOL

EXACTLY!

irony is if / when he does escape it wont be with a swim to freedom , more likely the prosecutors lack of eveidence in court since a forced confession is highly unlikely. Hell probably just stroll out the front prison gates. LOL

I hope so!

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send him George Orwells 1984 and Animal farm... Japan in a nutshell.

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The Japanese Tax Code?

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Next headline news: goshn is OK using a Japanese toilet.

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Hollowed out book with keys to get out of cell, disguise, cash, fake passport etc to get out of the country. Now that would be thrilling.

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send him George Orwells 1984 and Animal farm... Japan in a nutshell.

Endo’s “Silence”- or anything by Kafka would also help him understand the situation.

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The Japanese Tax Code?

well that would classify as a thriller, you never know what your going to get.

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If you are not JAPANESE you are not part of the system, so as a foreigner being accused, well your screwed. Crimes by JAPANESE are solved pretty quick, because of immediate confession, its in their culture they cant say NO, a confession from a Japanese citizen is almost guaranteed.

Problem for the Japanese is Carlos didn't get to where he's at without some serious negotiation skills, and the Japanese will have their hands full trying to get anything out him. The Draconian system here is going to get spotlight coverage like never before when and if they have a trial. The people pulling and pushing this whole fiasco are in for a rude awakening and probably should prepare for some possible fall out from all this.

Ahh yes JAPAN the World is watching and taking note, do not be surprised if some of your citizens find themselves in a undesirable predicament, and they get caught up in some accidental BS and get stalled in the justice system of another country like say France or Even Brazil, or Lebanon.

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The Trial by Kafka, obviously.

Papillon - although the conditions on Devil's Island might be preferable.

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Nissan has rejected Renault's request to send someone w/equal standing to replace Ghosn,

It is only natural of them considering their trauma of dealing with Ghosn and Renault.

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Can't wait to see Maekawa get arrested.

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I read in the Asahi Shimbun today that the prosecutors might be investigating how Saikawa signed documents agreeing to the deferred remuneration. What irked me was that statement from the prosecutors saying "there is an investigation underway, so we will refrain from commenting". But that didn't stop the prosecutors (oh sorry, I meant "kankeisha") from divulging juicy tidbits of info on Ghosn.

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The Escape Artist and Papillon.

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The Man in the Iron Mask.

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Why is Saikawa not being investigated? And why does anyone in this comments board take racist tinawatanabe seriously?

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Sounds like he is trolling them, I like!

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It is only natural of them considering their trauma of dealing with Ghosn and Renault.

How is being saved from bankruptcy traumatic?

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