Carlos Ghosn speaks to media in a video message in Tokyo on Tuesday. Photo: YOUTUBE
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Ghosn says in video statement he is innocent and a victim of backstabbing

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I’m quite sure most people had already concluded he was railroaded. However, whether or not he can prove it in a Japanese kangaroo court remains to be seen. He’s already guilty of all charges as far as they are concerned.

25 ( +46 / -21 )

Looks kind of desperate. Wonder if there is still a chance for a plea bargain. Admit guilt on some charges, pay restitution and released for time served. In the end only a fool would come to work in Japan in the future as a senior executive.

-49 ( +10 / -59 )

Brilliant. The contrast between Saikawa and him is hundred million miles. No wonder Nissan has been going down since Saikawa was CEO. Utterly incompetent, he should resign.

18 ( +38 / -20 )

@Lindsay. How did you get the “most people”? He hasn’t even been to court yet because he is accused of more and more crimes. And then his wife and son will be next. Nobody can decide except judges.

BTW, if he didn’t steal the money and buy those boats, and doesn’t have a valid receipt, can I have one? Please?

-9 ( +19 / -28 )

Where is the "international outrage" some people talked about?

27 ( +34 / -7 )

Pretty disappointing that they decided to edit out the naming of the Nissan execs.

I'll bet Y100 that most people tuned in to hear that part. I know I did.

38 ( +42 / -4 )

@Goodlucktoyou, so Lindsay can't generalize, but you already concluded that Ghosn is guilty? How did you get that?

5 ( +24 / -19 )

Very compelling. He may be guilty of some things, who knows, but the big loser so far is the Japanese legal system. The game is up.

11 ( +29 / -18 )

Lame, I thought he was going to "reveal all" like he promised in his bail-violating tweet. Disappointing.. again..

-3 ( +16 / -19 )

”firstly, I love japan and I love Nissan.”

charges are stealing Japanese tax money and stealing Nissan’s money.

-13 ( +16 / -29 )

I'll bet Y100 that most people tuned in to hear that part. I know I did

Me too.

For me 100% PR move, and contains no substance whatsoever that refutes the charges levelled at him. Seems like his lawyer is OK with the stunt too, suggesting to me, PR and court of public opinion is his only option.

As to whether the system is stacked against him, we will not know until after the trial because the video made no mention of it.

Oh dear...

15 ( +21 / -6 )

Agree with Ghosn completely that this is all a grand conspiracy with fake charges created by Japan and France peddled by the fake news media (both Japanese and foreign). It appears only us Ghosn supporters can see the truth

5 ( +18 / -13 )

@Goodlucktoyou, "charges are stealing Japanese tax money and stealing Nissan’s money"

...Of which he said he is innocent.

1 ( +16 / -15 )

Prosecutors took the highly unusual step of re-arresting Ghosn last week on fresh allegations ......

Highly unusual. is'nt it ilegal in Japan for a suspect already indicted on one charge, to be questioned about anotjet charge.

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

Looking forward to the prosecutors next leak, and Nissan next discovery?, perhaps after a thorough internal investigation a Suprising amount of office supplies are missing.

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

He’s already guilty of all charges as far as they are concerned

IF, bold IF, 'they' are as Ghosn paint them to be, then 'they' who were NOT named, should be dealt with by (IMHO) being daylighted, ie named, it's the obvious thing to do, like Michael Woodford did, like other maligned people would do.

Or put it another way, does Ghosn want to make clear the conspired opacity, or does he simply want to muddy the waters further by withholding names of those he accuses of a conspiracy?

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Amazing how gray your hair can get after a few months in Japanese detention.

20 ( +22 / -2 )

Goodlucktoyou - charges are stealing Japanese tax money and stealing Nissan’s money.

Wow! That’s a very twisted conclusion. He has been charged with not claiming part of his income, which was permitted under the terms of his employment. He is also charged with using Nissan funds for personal purchases and investments, which again, were permitted under the terms of his employment. He has held this position for nearly two decades and brought Nissan back from the brink of bankruptcy. Why do you think he was suddenly accused of illegalities? He was backstabbed by jealous and cowardly executives. It has also been stated by a judge that he should never have arrested and this matter should have been dealt with internally by Nissan. Follow details, not rumor and asinine assumptions based on BS.

7 ( +23 / -16 )

...Of which he said he is innocent.

Odd thing to do for an innocent person, put up conspiracy theories, but won't name names.

-6 ( +15 / -21 )

Yeah yeah, conspiracies around every corner right? Let me guess, the Earth is flat and the moon landing was faked too right? He really isn't helping himself here

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

Odd thing to do for an innocent person, put up conspiracy theories, but won't name names.

Because it would be a civil offence with a possibility to be sued of defamation/libel. That is why his defense lawyer edited it out.

22 ( +25 / -3 )

Odd thing to do for an innocent person, put up conspiracy theories, but won't name names.

Like how prosecutors leak information to the media without being named? It's called PR stunt. If Nissan and prosecutors can do it, so does Ghosn.

1 ( +18 / -17 )

He has been charged with not claiming part of his income, which was permitted under the terms of his employment.

It hasn't helped him then that Nissan had to admit they under reported his compensation, ie admit guilt, and resubmitted accounts.

It further doesn't help him then that his claim of entitlement is contradictory to above under reporting. You can't under report what you're not entitled to.

10 ( +17 / -7 )

I watched the video with the expectation that Carlos might shed some light, any light, on why the charges levelled against him are completely unfounded, but all he gives is a bare assertion of innocence. No explanation at all. It's certainly his right to remain silent, but the lack of substance suggests to me that he may not have a persuasive defence to the charges.

On his third point, I'm more than willing to accept that executives at Nissan conspired to roll Carlos at this key moment for their own benefit, but that in no way makes Carlos innocent or excuses him of the crimes he's been charged with.

Highly unusual. is'nt it ilegal in Japan for a suspect already indicted on one charge, to be questioned about anotjet charge.

No, it's completely acceptable and normal. If, for example, you've been charged with one murder and the police dig up another body, they're allowed to ask you about it.

11 ( +21 / -10 )

Because it would be a civil offence with a possibility to be sued of defamation/libel. That is why his defense lawyer edited it out.

He is entitled to a defence of substantial truth from defamation/libel.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

I tuned in for a small part of the proceedings, but I caught an interesting question from a WSJ reporter. He mentioned that the prosecutors nabbed the correspondence between Ghosn and his legal team and that had this happened in the US, it would incur a mistrial. Hironaka answered saying that unfortunately there the Japanese judicial system does not penalise such.

1 ( +15 / -14 )

He is entitled to a [defence] of substantial truth from defamation/libel.

Not for Japanese prosecutors, no he is not. (Wow, I'm so biased against prosecutors. I wonder why...)

3 ( +16 / -13 )

He is entitled to a defence of substantial truth from defamation/libel.

At court yes, towards a general audience, no.

7 ( +8 / -1 )

He refers at some point to the fact that Nissan performance was not good and about scandals to which the company did not provide a fix even if it said it did. That's the core of the problem.

I should recall to the blind defenders of Japan and other nationalists that Nissan was caught in a giant scandal last year about data falsification concerning the safety check of their cars and gasoline consumption which has been going on for decades. Nobody was arrested for that and no criminal investigation has ever been initiated so far. That's one thing. The second is that the Japanese executives responsible of this scandal are precisely the ones who have put Ghosn in this situation by collusion and corruption of the prosecutors. Ghosn wanted rightfully to get rid of them given the poor performance of Nissan.

It would be interesting to hear a comment on this matter from the people who are declaring Ghosn guilty.

And his remark about their lack of vision, the culture of consensus is spot on, and this is what brought Nissan to bankruptcy in the first place.

4 ( +21 / -17 )

Odd thing to do for an innocent person, put up conspiracy theories, but won't name names.

He did. It was clearly edited out from the video on the decision of his lawyers.

6 ( +18 / -12 )

 It's certainly his right to remain silent, but the lack of substance suggests to me that he may not have a persuasive defence to the charges.

Oh yeah? Actually if the Japanese would have let him make his press conference and answer questions, he could probably have given more information. It's clear that he had to make this video in a rush knowing that he will get arrested again and I don't see how you can blame him not to provide a persuasive defense when he is not allowed to do that in the first place. I mean you people are unreal.

0 ( +18 / -18 )

giant scandal last year about data falsification concerning the safety check of their cars and gasoline consumption which has been going on for decades. Nobody was arrested for that and no criminal investigation has ever been initiated so far. That's one thing. The second is that the Japanese executives responsible of this scandal are precisely the ones who have put Ghosn in this situation by collusion and corruption of the prosecutors

It doesn't really help Ghosn since it was done during his days as CEO too.

11 ( +19 / -8 )

It doesn't really help Ghosn since it was done during his days as CEO too.

No the operation at Nissan Japan is under the leadership of the Japanese executives who admitted last year of the scandal. Ghosn was the chairman of the alliance, not the executive of the operation at Nissan Japan which also works independently from Renault. That's why the scandal was only at Nissan and did not affect Renault.

And you are not responding about the fact that none of them got arrested by the way.

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

It doesn't really help Ghosn since it was done during his days as CEO too.

I should add that the sandal only affected cars sold in Japan, as again it was the responsibility of Nissan Japan which leadership are Japanese executives, including Saikawa by the way.

I should mention for those with short memory that Nissan had to recall some 1.2 million vehicles in Japan after the safety check scandal.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

Ghosn was the chairman of the alliance, not the executive of the operation at Nissan Japan which also works independently from Renault. That's why the scandal was only at Nissan and did not affect Renault.

Read your own words,

which has been going on for decades

Ghosn was CEO of Nissan at that time he only moved to Chairman less then 10 years ago.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

Obviously he is not going to prejudice the trial by discussing the case in detail in public beforehand. This may be a somewhat alien concept in Japan but it is standard practice in the west. There could only have been downside from naming names.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

It doesn't really help Ghosn since it was done during his days as CEO too.

No the operation at Nissan Japan is under the leadership of the Japanese executives who admitted last year of the scandal. Ghosn was the chairman of the alliance, not the executive of the operation at Nissan Japan which also works independently from Renault. That's why the scandal was only at Nissan and did not affect Renault.

Oh dear.. Now Ghosn fanboys are claiming Ghosn was never actually the CEO of Nissan? Interesting strategy, hopefully he uses that in court hahaha

3 ( +17 / -14 )

Ghosn was CEO of Nissan at that time he only moved to Chairman less then 10 years ago.

And yes and you should learn to read. I precisely said decades since the scandal appear to have started even before he was named CEO of Nissan which was 2001, and soon after for both Renault and Nissan in 2005.

But that's not the point. The point is that we know who are the responsible since some of them admitted their wrongdoings in a press conference last year but never got arrested. So we know who they are, and it was not Ghosn's responsibility

-6 ( +11 / -17 )

Obviously many commenters on here didn't watch the full procedings at the FCCJ.

Essentially the video was put together when it became pretty clear he will be re-arrested, hence unable to do his live interview at the FCCJ on the 11th.

Answers to some questions posed on here can be found by watching the whole of todays interview.

Please watch!

And Ascissor's comment re the taking of confidential case material bewtween Ghosn and his lawyers also raised my eyebrows. I assume this would be considered highly illegal in most democracies. How on earth can the prosecution seize defense lawyers material???

I always believed that lawyers and clients private discussions, musings and deliberations were just that - private.

But I was wrong.

Nothing But Nothing - can get in the way of the Almighty Prosecutors of Japan.

As I've stated many times before - maybe the charges against Ghosn have basis, maybe they don't, but give the man his right to plea innocent and let a due process decide.

This whole stinking affair has turned my otherwise neutral position right off the whole police, prosecutor, judiciary system.

3rd World.

7 ( +19 / -12 )

Hmm, I don't think saying it's all a conspiracy is a good idea, makes him look unhinged and severely discredits him, particularly seeing as he doesn't seem to have any facts on his side. I would think his lawyer would have advised him against that..

4 ( +13 / -9 )

Prosecutors in Japan are downright disgusting. Japan needs to completely reform the "system" if they want to be taken seriously as a country in the modern world. The whole world knows about the disgraceful "system" of "justice" in japan now.

2 ( +15 / -13 )

Highly surprised of this video, which I doubt will assist hos judicial efforts.

This is a case for the Japanese legal system and other nations should not get involved.

-12 ( +3 / -15 )

Geeliez - your point re doesn't seem to have any facts, just reflects the general bias against Ghosn who in many eyes is guilty - until proven innocent.

How on earth do you know "what facts" Ghosn and his team do or do not have???

The media have hung him out based on prosecutors "leaked facts", but he himself doesn't have any???

Sometimes you really gotta wonder!

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Katarina - other nations are involved.

Ghosn is a foreign citizen who has legal/moral right to assistance from his home country(ies). The same way in which a Japanese citizen would have similar rights if detained in a foreign country.

Nissan is part of an International auto group with the senior partner being a French company.

How do you expect other countries to not get involved if it involves them directly?

If Mr Toyoda the head of Toyota was arrested on travel to the US over the Toyota car stall incidents, don't you think it would be appropriate fro the Japanese govt, officials company reps etc to help him?

I certainly do.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Interesting viewing, good luck to him in court. As I have said before if he was guilty as sin do you think he would vehemently deny charges laid against him like this?

Additionally he is not going to show all his cards in a pre-recorded video message, as much as he wants to. Some things you have to save for the court room.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Cricky: Best comment in this thread. No one knows for sure if Ghosn is guilty or innocent, but the Japanese judicial system needs to be fair. It isn’t.

9 ( +15 / -6 )

I am doubtful that he did anything good for himself in this video. He denied all charges but we already knew that.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

*Amazing how gray your hair can get after a few months in Japanese detention.

Any stressful event is enough to turn the har gray - and being arrested is stressful for most people. Another possibility is that he simply stopped using hair dye.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

He has probably been advised to deny everything, this being his only hope against Japanese prosecution. Rather than Ghosn trying to prove he is innocent, it will therefore be in their court to try and prove he is guilty.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

I should recall to the blind defenders of Japan and other nationalists that Nissan was caught in a giant scandal last year about data falsification concerning the safety check of their cars and gasoline consumption which has been going on for decades.

Since Ghosn was the all powerful CEO, he is the one who should have resigned to take responsibility. If someone was to be prosecuted for the falsification, Ghosn should have been at the top of the list. The data falsification occured on his watch. If the falsification had been going on for decades, Ghosn should have noticed it. He was at the top of Nissan for 18 years. All accounts of his management style stress that he is very much a detail man.

It is inconsistent to portray him as the genius manager who saved Nissan from bankruptcy and then absolve him from any responsibility for failures at Nissan. If he was smart enough to rescue Nissan, he should have been smart enough to spot data faking.

-6 ( +7 / -13 )

When fear of expression is even a thought then have good reason to be in fear. The besmirching of an Accused is taken as gospel and the mear mention of perhaps we should wait for the trail is down voted on mass? It's obviously a better decision to flee the country then face a one sided barbaric system. Interviews are not videotaped although having a camera in your car is common? Having a lawyer present is a no no. So guilty or not the system is so inept that any conviction has to be seen mearly as a face saving conviction rather than a matter of justice. If convicted he can at least serve his time knowing that in thirty years it will probably be overturned.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I am dealing with Japanese companies for 42-years and this is the REAL situation today.

His Video describes mostly the TRUTH that the corporates in Japan are upto.

Telling lies, creating wrong figures, hitting on the honest is a norm.

The honest business partners either have to follow the Cloud Figures style or be ousted/ replaced.

I do not know Mr. Ghosn personally but have admired his leadership in turning NISSAN around ( could have been a Dead Duck years ago).

To my understanding there is a group who is out to get him....even if Nissan suffers.

I pray he wins and overcomes.

(The current French generation is no less than the current Japanese.)

The Japanese I knew originally have mostly retired or left their companies as they felt helpless !

11 ( +16 / -5 )

Elitist criminals never admit to their guilt. They think their status and wealth compensates for all their dubious activities.

Lock them all up.

-8 ( +5 / -13 )

Have you ever heard a criminal saying "I'm guilty" ?

And most criminals with necktei will never go to prison. I hope in this case this will be different.

-13 ( +2 / -15 )

I’m innocent... saids every guilty person like since the beginning of time.

Frankly not sure what he expected to accomplish... it’s a video with little substance and likely will do little to sway public opinion.

i frankly don’t know if he’s guilty or innocent but do find it humorous that we have a lot of experts apparently on this board who feel entitled to comment one way or another rather strongly.

-5 ( +5 / -10 )

"I'm guilty"... said most innocent Japanese after months of the psychological torture of endless endless endless questioning and solitary. Hope it doesn't happen to you , above 3 posters.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

I'm curious...if Ghosn, or anyone in police/prosecutor questioning...if they just shut up for hours on end and just glare at the questioner....what happens? Anyone with experience in this regard? It's something I've never heard addressed on JT.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I was expecting him to come out swinging like Brett Kavanaugh did at his hearing, which is how an innocent man accused would act, I feel. this didn't persuade me.

-8 ( +3 / -11 )

I wonder what will come out of his wife, now in France. They must have some ace up their sleeve there.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

@buzzyboy Fortunately I don't have first-hand experience but I know a couple of people who have spent time in detention in Japan. The authorities can make it quite uncomfortable for you. They control how much time is spent questioning you, the brightness/darkness of your room, what you wear, the temperature, the food and drinks they give you...

6 ( +9 / -3 )

buzzyboy yep hope I never get detained in this country for something I haven't done. My comment was no indication of this Ghosn's innocence or guilt. Its just a statement of fact that no criminal really voluntarily comes out and says.. "yeah I did it.. that's me".

In terms of your other question on what happens if you just glare at the questioner ? Um yeah go ahead and try.. pretty sure you end up just causing more pain for yourself and extend your detainment. The system here works on a schedule.. if you don't cooperate and answer questions then you may miss your court date then oops you can stay detained for an additional X days for the next time court is in session.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Just when I was interested in buying a Nissan truck! I follow news daily, but it seems some of y'all old boys are real experts. Yep, you know about the details. Whew, seems most here have tried Goshn already and found him guilty. Me? I don't know. But after having lived in Japan over 30 years and knowing a bit about the culture, I tend to believe him. In another huge automotive industry scandal, remember how those Germans absolutely purposely used deceit on the VW diesels? Hey, Nissan (and all others) execs, be sure your sins WILL find you out. Crime does not pay.

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Ghosn was a trailblazer;the Nissan GTR,the Leaf(mark 1 and 2) etc show Nissan to be far ahead of other companies in Japan!

I would propose that this did not happen by chance.

Ghosn is no longer at the helm so let’s see where Nissan is in a couple of years time....

7 ( +9 / -2 )

vote with your Wallet, don't buy into these brands anymore.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

He will plead out. Wait and see. And gone will be the talk of totally innocent of all charges as he claims.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Apart from the brand damage to these companies, Japan's legal system has taken a hit. Clearly it's prone to manipulation. I hope Ghosn does fight back and win. Then... what happens next, will be something to watch with interest.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Amazing how gray your hair can get after a few months in Japanese detention.

Or when you are in jail and can't dye your hair.

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

He's sitting there claiming that Nissan was perfect under his leadership. What about all the recent scandals before his arrest?

Years of fabricated inspections, emission scandals, etc...

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

baktaka...oh thanks for the speculation! I always suspected the prosecutorial system here was third-worldish. You solidified my suspicions. Thing is, you seem ok with non-first world non-G7 country norms. Good to know. Cheers.

0 ( +4 / -4 )

Daniel Day-Lewis retired from acting, so there is a job ready for Mr Ghosn when he's out of jail.

remember how those Germans absolutely purposely used deceit on the VW diesels? 

Ghosn was the first to call them criminals. Meanwhile Renault was doing just the same, even on a bigger scale and that stupid for both but more from Renault (that relied more in Diesel) than for the Germans.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

If you love Japan, then you love Japan.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

To follow up on some of the previous comments on this thread: can you see the difference?

Data falsification-

Nothing to see, business as usual, a few deep bows before the cameras, and move on (Like it or not, we all know that is how business is done in this country every day)

Trying to make Nissan into a true alliance with Renault and therefore under control the French government?-

NOW it's time to call the Tokyo Special Prosecutor's office.

Does that seem right to you?

In trying to pin the data issue on Ghosn's leadership, you're only reinforcing the reality of the selective justice of the Japanese criminal system.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

If you are innocent, then you are innocent.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

I can't see why people are moaning about Ghosn not naming names.Are yous looking for breaking news for your social network page? Why give the names before the trial ? It would only help the enemy, in giving them time to prepare THEIR defence/explanation.

Have a read of The 48 Laws of Power Summary:

Or pay heed to Law 3 : Conceal your intentions.

Law 4 : Always say less than necessary.
6 ( +6 / -0 )

I have been right all along in everything he said. Friends, I stand by you today, we need to protest outside the detention center. Everything he said, I've told you all, our system is corrupt

3 ( +7 / -4 )

Post WW2 What is the American written constitution in our Constitution state on humanity and our human rights?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Post WW2 What is the American written constitution in our Constitution state on humanity and our human rights?

kenji. Article 34.

However, after the new constitution was given to Japan, it seems (some tesearch) that Japan was given a concession in law, that is holding suspects for 23 days. Japan t that time feared retribution and increased crime from othet Asian countries, and an influx of refugees.

It would also seem that Japanese military were soon recruited into public administration positions, and a prosecutor has actually told me this many years ago.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

In Japan, prosecutors go to court and have a 99% rate of success...

So if after 100+ days Prosecutors don't go to court... it means they can't win... So as of today, all they can do is scare the old man and his wife to try to get a 'false confession' like so many Japanese do...

I'm just saying that if after 100+ days, they don't go to court, they don't have a case and the prosecutors team is in deep trouble... As far as I understood, all documents submitted to the Japanese authorities were in Japanese and prepared by Nissan, so he did not prepare them himself... How can he be the only one in the accusation box?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

I think he should have escaped from japan when he had the chance. Just like his wife sensibly did. He is never going to get justice from the nissan-prosecutor alliance. Wonder if he can organize a breakout from the nissan-prosecutor prison he is imprisoned in now?? He has the wealth to organize something.

Japan only has extradition treaties with 2 countries in the world, namely South Korea and the US. Just avoid these 2 countries and enjoy the rest of your probably 10 to 15 years left.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Pay attention Boys and Girls, why aren't any of you asking about Kelly.

FEAR KELLY! prosecutors and Saikawa cronies. If Kelly is a true corporate attorney worth his salt and Ghosn's trust, Kelly has extensive copies of all corporate records/the paper trail of every action/decision Ghosn took/made as Chairman at Nissan proving all was legal and Ghosn's innocence.

Ghosn's confines may not be comfortable, but bet he's watching all of this like it's a Japanese TV Drama.

Ghosn and Kelly's litigation for wrongful termination, defamation, etc. will be interesting....

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

If you are innocent, then you are innocent.

Not on Japan.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

He's convinced me that he was hung out to dry because there were people fearful of losing their power; but I wish he would have said more about the charges. Anyway, I'm sure his lawyer advised him on what to say.

I, too, worry if he'll receive a fair trial--as we all know, the Japanese justice system can be at variance with what us foreigners are used to. Ghosn's repeated claims of innocence--even though he might not be guilty--clash with Japanese culture, and it's only going to infuriate the judges further.

He's caught between a foreigner's rock and a hard spot: profess your innocence if you really are so; but also suffer the consequences of just being "problematic".

6 ( +7 / -1 )

knowing how barbaric way japan jurisdiction system is, freedom of speech is excluded.

this is not a free country for him to open up all ugliness within nissan and renault. by doing so

you may end up with non stop interrogations and deteriorate your health to an end.

it is sad to look at him, and sad to feel the chance he has to get away from the barbarians are very slim.

however, i still wish him the best.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

The backstory. What is it. We know the answer. That is we will never know.

Some people side with him, some people against.

Better solution is one has to help each other, Not grudge or revenge.

Case to be closed for both happy sides i.e

Japan should move on with new Ceo and try to make it better.

Ghosn should retire and live happy life with his family.

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

Problem in Ghosn understanding

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I listen the Ghosn utube. I must add that I am surprise he still doesn't understand consensus in Japan. This is a translation problem. The french translation is "synthesis". This is a delicate notion not so many people still understand even in France. This is about finding the solution that please everyone and not so much about deciding (yes it is possible, and in asia, it is call "consensus" like it use to be in pacific).

There is several kind of leadership : mainly here the french one and the one god monarchy one (hard capitalism). The real french one is very close from the Japan consensus. But, since Euro, those leaders have all been "backstab". Officially, we are still talking about rumors. But in off, monarchic-like leaders were heavily supported to go against french interest to favor germany (a lord based system like in Japan but more aggressive). USA's help lost control over here, because there no peace philosophy in europe [...].

As I said, this is not so much an internal renault/nissan problem, than it is commonwealth european leadership problem that is more potent in asia-pacific. I agree with his three lawyers. Mister Ghosn does not take the problem seriously enough. I know monarchy. He still does not know the real back stabbing. Why ? Because this is always in the closest circle and he does not look desperate enough to the word "back-stabbing" (brother, best friend, spouse, son, long time mistress...). This is always close like the french lawyer with the justice profile that always make heavily condemn fake innocent (complicated but always true).

If Britain is behind Renault deep inner recent problems, Ghosn is in for hell.

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Good luck,

NadAge.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

He actually believes he's innocent, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Kenji Fujimori, “we need to protest outside the detention center.”

Youve repeated that in numerous threads over the weeks. When are you going to announce a date and time and get on with it?

Since Ghosn agreed to his lawyers’ advice and let them edit out the parts where he named names, there really wasn’t much that he hadn’t already said in his statement released in January, was it? Hardly worth the time watching it.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

He's being railroaded. The fix is in.

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This sad Japan for such a developed country but with a justice system that didn't abide by international norm ,the Japanese justice system look more like China communist justice system .It is a shame that the incompetent prosecutor using this system to get what they want with infringement of personal freedom especially country like Japan as an advance nation shouldn't have this outdated hideous and misuse by incompetent prosecutor .If the Japanese prosecutor really want to prove they are competent you don't use this type of tactic. This show Japanese prosecutor really no qualification especially you threaten the freedom of the accuse to get answers are very erroneous .The Japanese prosecutor office really an incompetent low class if they continue with this unjust practice. Make Japan look like a third world and communist country justice system. The coming emperor should voice his concern for new era not to be tainted by this outdated justice system

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Victim of a conspiracy? Then he should have stopped long ago doing lots of stuff that could be organized into a conspiracy. Like puting his wife and son in charge of paper companies that received tons of Nissan money (used to by a yacht etc). Or sending Nissan's money to relatives for no particular reason. Seems he was overconfident.

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The Japanese prosecutor office really an incompetent low class if they continue with this unjust practice. 

Very poor calabria. Prosecutors should be guardians of the constitution, not enemies of the people.

The coming emperor should voice his concern for new era not to be tainted by this outdated justice system

Absolutely. After all, he will be the Head of State.

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Don´t forget that he´s also being investigated in France for some questionable actions involving money and favors...

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I hear you Ghosn. You are amazingly resilient. Any other man would have broken by now. Just like he set the example at Nissan to save them from collapse, he is now setting the example when you know you are innocent.

You have to let them know you are not attached to any of these worldly things when your soul is being judged.

TBH, the one thing Nissan fears more than anything is that this is a man who can rebuild. This man if freed will rebound. He will come back to haunt these dirty execs whether he's on Japanese soil or not.

Carlos Ghosn has plenty of money and never needed a dime of Nissan's money. That would be like Elon Musk using NASA's resources to reach his goals.

No, no, no. I can't wait to see what Ghosn does to them after this backstabbing.

They will regret messing with Ghosn.

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