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Japan dismisses Macron's concern over Ghosn's lengthy detention

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French president said in Egypt he considers Ghosn's detention has been "very long" and its conditions "harsh."

Obviouirsly, the French president had read the article by Ghosn's wife but never has been in a Japanese jail.

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"We understand that the investigation into the criminal case has been conducted by highly independent investigative organizations in accordance with due procedures through strict judicial reviews, including warrants issued by a court," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

And there's the problem - the Japanese government thinks its legal system is flawless and humane! It is clearly neither.

Obviouirsly, the French president had read the article by Ghosn's wife but never has been in a Japanese jail.

Have you Akie? No, you haven't. You continually persist in glossing over facts and yet you simply don't know reality.

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"basic decency" is not the hallmark of a bullying society.

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... highly independent investigative organizations ...

What a joke!

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Macron should focus on solving his own countries injustices.

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Yellow vest are galvanizing in the streets of Paris !

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Moreover, Macron & Co are very afraid the Alliance will rupture, Renault will loose control, Ghosn ( and or the prosecutors) will expose stuff that was assumed to stay covert. . . . ..

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This is very typical of the older generation, neglect and hiding under the radar.. When everything should be open and fair with concrete communication.

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Japanese courts convict with a vengeance: a defendant brought before a court of law has less than a one in one thousandth of a chance of being acquitted.

Listen: once arrested in Japan, the odds are stacked heavily against the suspect. In a typical year such as 2006, when 153,000 unlucky souls—including myself—were taken into police custody, only 3% were released within the first seventy-two hours of their arrest. The remaining were detained, often incommunicado, for the next ten days where most were brow-beaten and some tortured into signing written confessions. In 54% of those cases, prosecutors requested an extension of detention in order to continue with their investigation, while another 28% who had already cracked were prosecuted outright, their confessions becoming the most damning piece of evidence used against them in a court of law.

Judges in Japan, far from being impartial adjudicators, rubber-stamp the paperwork of prosecutors, rejecting in 2006 a mere 70 out of more than 74,000 requests for extensions of detention, or less than one-tenth of one percent. The vast majority of those kept behind bars while their cases are investigated—that is, have their confessions coerced out of them—end up being charged with crimes. Again, over 99% of these are then found guilty.

Surely, some of them are innocent.

While the Gospel according to John may state that the truth will set you free, in the courts of Japan, truth can be the very slipknot they hang you with. So, what can you do if you are brought before the juggernaut that is Japan’s Ministry of Justice?

Lie, lie, lie.

Daily life behind Japanese bars:

https://www.aonghas-crowe.com/too-close-to-the-sun/2018/1/21/1-cuckoo

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This is the same Macron who called himself "Jupiter" right? Haha get out of here

He should focus on rebuilding Paris with large parts burnt to the ground by French protesters than try to lecture a more developed nation. His approval ratings are the lowest on record too, so he's looking for an external foe. French incompetence at its finest

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The japanese justice system needs to be updated while paying close attention to human rights. This whole concept of "99.9% successful conviction rate" is so wrong on all levels.

Acrow said it best. You can tell the truth in court, but they will find some way to turn your truth around and use it to pork you good and proper all just to get that conviction.

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Yes the Ghosn situation is disgraceful

descendsMacron surely has bigger issues.  He is constantly opining on the problems of others as France into chaos

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Yes the Ghosn situation is disgraceful

Macron surely has bigger issues. He is constantly opining on the problems of others as France descends into chaos

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Macron is like trudeau - sticking nose into the business of other countries while their own go down the toilet.

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"We understand that the investigation into the criminal case has been conducted by highly independent investigative organizations in accordance with due procedures through strict judicial reviews, including warrants issued by a court," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference.

Sounds exactly like what China would say about its legal system!!

At least they didn't add the "this is an internal matter and we protest any foreign interference."

What a sham!!!

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Japan dismisses Macron's concern over Ghosn's lengthy detention

Macron needs to do alot more than to just express concern.

"We understand that the investigation into the criminal case has been conducted by highly independent investigative organizations in accordance with due procedures through strict judicial reviews, including warrants issued by a court," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference

What a joke. Is he being sarcastic??

"I'm just concerned that the case of a French citizen should respect basic decency," Macron said in Cairo,

You COULD veto the FTA between Japan and the EU... But no. Money trumps all. Crocodile tears Macron.

Abe and Macron spoke over the phone on Friday and the two expressed hope for smooth cooperation between Nissan and its alliance partner Renault SA after the French automaker picked a new leadership including Jean-Dominique Senard as its new chairman.

Business as usual...

The prolonged detention of the 64-year-old has put Japanese criminal procedures under international scrutiny.

Has it though? The msm has been pretty quiet about it.

They effectively enable investigators to keep a suspect in custody indefinitely by serving fresh arrest warrants.

Indefinite incarceration is what this is- and its a violation of human rights.

a group of some 50 French lawyers contributed an opinion piece to the Le Monde newspaper, criticizing the Japanese investigation method.

Good. They should do more like push for a suspension of the Japan EU FTA

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in accordance with due procedures

Yes. Problem is that those procedures suck.

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A 99℅ conviction rate, and a 68℅ re-offending rate.

Haven't the Japanese worked something out here yet.

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high re-offending rate is due to the fact that regardless on ones innocence.. going to jail basically means you will not be employed in normal job again ...

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I've seen pictures of the people in a Japanese courtroom. Sitting up straight, looking straight ahead, probably not moving a muscle. People who follow stupid rules are not capable of deciding for themselves. What makes you think they can change a system?

When I was studying Japanese, the head of the department (in u-tokyo), an oyaji, taught us for one day. There we discussed the formal of "miru", which is "goran ni naru". The students and I realized where the word came from (-ni naru phrase). The teacher got mad and told us to stop thinking where the word came from and just use it as it is.

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Nissan and all those who plot these accusations do not realize the consequences that will ensue .

When someone else controls a large chunk of your business then you can’t afford to make haphazard and baseless accusations to the man (and his company) who saved you from mismanagement , corruption and eventual bankruptcy.

Do not be surprised with what will happen to Nissan when the dust settles.

Wait and see.

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