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Ghosn's legal team accuses Nissan of 'perversion of truth'

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I think everybody was aware of this from the outset. Now, Nissan has had one year to clear out any evidence of wrongdoing and to fiddle their books to put Ghosn on the hit list.

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The oil is warming up for the popcorn tonight!

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Every book keeper accountant officer of that compnay needs to be dragged into the police station for questioning, held with out bail and the truth found out, coz its a filthy lying bunch.

Ghosn couldnt fiddle the books by himself.

Saikawa knew what was going on and should have been in jail with ghosn.

The cops know that, the PM knows that, The world Knows that.

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Can't wait for Ghosn's press conference, to expose Nissan corporation for the world to see.

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Considering what Ghosn did and the fact he did not tell his defense team (which could be seen as betrayal or lack of trust) this speaks volumes.

Based on all I have read over the past year from various sources it appears Ghosn engaged in unethical behavior. I am not sure if he committed a crime and it is quite obvious the prosecutor and Nissan are in bed together to hang him out to dry. Additionally the insinuation (or statement) that his trial would be delayed until 2021 is ridiculous.

From what I know of Ghosn and what I have heard I probably would not like him however I find myself now rooting for him; not because I believe he is innocent (I do not know if he is or not) but because it is quite obvious he is being singled out as a foreigner and he has endured the absurd interrogation techniques in Japan.

As a long term resident who likes Japan and who will stay here I am hoping that light can be shed on the "justice" system here in Japan and some positive change may come out of this (although I fear it will go the opposite direction)

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In their statement, Ghosn's lawyers said Nissan "never once" tried to interview the executive, or share with him evidence it had accumulated against him.

> The statement also charged that Latham & Watkins, the law firm that assisted Nissan's investigation, was not independent because it has long acted as outside counsel for the company.

> Saikawa resigned last year after admitting he had been overpaid in violation of internal procedures.

This! Saikawa is equally guilty but he just bows and gets off the hook? It all stinks.

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Roll on 10 pm this is going to be so amusing to see the reaction? Probably multible hangings homeless people jailed for a 10 yen theft you know standard response from the government. Wait a minute how about those abductees, got to be worth a try.

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Does anyone know how much to collect on the bounty if Ghosn is brought back to Japan.

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“Ghosn's legal team”

Is this the Japanese legal team, Mr Hironaka etc? I believe Ghosn also has a legal team in France? No individual or country for the team is named in the article and it seems unclear to me as to which is being referred to.

Invalid CSRF

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The next foreigner to be arrested is going to get the full wraith of the prosecutors, you can feel that boiling up cant you.

Would hate to be that person that is going to be made an example of and be the one who takes the frustration and anger i bet they must have of foreigners at the moment.

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Tokyo -Engr:

Considering what Ghosn did and the fact he did not tell his defense team (which could be seen as betrayal or lack of trust) this speaks volumes.

If he had told them, they would be accomplices and in jail now themselves. Are you seriously suggesting he would or should have done that??

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@WilliB - To answer your question....absolutely not...

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It is said that attack is the best form of defence.

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10pm. Anybody know yet where we can see this press conference live??

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Let's see the evidence !

Hiding all the time facts is no good. Even Goshn's lawyers are now criticizing the system.

What is so strange is that no Japanese group is standing up and asking for a better system ? As if it were perfect.

In my country you would have pros and cons having debates on TV, which is the basis for rights development.

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As a long term resident who likes Japan and who will stay here I am hoping that light can be shed on the "justice" system here in Japan and some positive change may come out of this (although I fear it will go the opposite direction)

I'm eligible for permanent residency this year but I've had enough, the country's sliding backwards already as it is and the Ghosn case has just made Japanese people not only feel they're justified being even more suspicious of gaijin but also made them just stick their fingers in their ears over any criticism of their country.

If they can't see the obvious discrepancy when how Japanese execs are treated when caught actually, confirmed red-handed doing illegal things and just bow to get off the hook only for a gaijin to get jailed for over a year (the bail was practically house arrest) with far more to come on suspicion of committing a crime with almost the whole media, government, industry and population baying for his blood then they can't be helped.

What was initially a pretty silly embarrassment for Nissan and the prosecutors involved has now been turned into a show of 'us vs them' ethnonationalist indignation. Not a good look before the Olypmics, the police are probably going to try and arrest anti-whaling protesters which will look even better but that's how Japanese people seem to think

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I'm eligible for permanent residency this year but I've had enough, the country's sliding backwards already as it is and the Ghosn case has just made Japanese people not only feel they're justified being even more suspicious of gaijin but also made them just stick their fingers in their ears over any criticism of their country.

I hope you change your mind.

The Ghosn debacle is just that, a debacle. As for any bigotry towards gaijin, maybe it's just suspicion of the elite getting away with it, as they always do. That's a universal thing.

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Japanese people not only feel they're justified being even more suspicious of gaijin but also made them just stick their fingers in their ears over any criticism of their country.

Not obvious to me how gaijin criticizing Japan will be any more effective than Japanese criticizing the US.

Do you think my just stated Japanese criticism will be listened to by anyone in the US even though I wrote it in English rather than Japanese?

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Carlos Ghosn press conference is live

https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2020/jan/08/gold-oil-as-us-iran-markets-carlos-ghosn-nissan-escape-business-live#comment-137223507

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Try this one! (edit function please!)

https://www.theguardian.com/business/live/2020/jan/08/gold-oil-as-us-iran-markets-carlos-ghosn-nissan-escape-business-live

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No wonder, Nissan products are boycotted, share prices down soon all over the world. Nissan had nothing but a bunch of ill educated japanese that works hard on such low level issue. Boy, no wonder the likes of saikawa exists, they cannot think of anything but such silly issues. very funny for Nissan. A bunch of living parasites. Does anyone still hold any thing nissan ???.

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In case London_Bhoy's link doesn't work -

Ghosn is on fire!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOPrXxI8lzc

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