And one of the worst things is that he is a candidate for becoming the next president in Lebanon. He could win that position, because he has solid connections. I am so sorry for honest Lebanon people who must suffer another injustice in such a moment of crisis. :(
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@Cricky: could you explain me why, if he is innocent, American SEC confirmed the accuses of Japanese prosecutors, fining him $ 1 million and Nissan $ 15 millions ?
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Sorry, but someone can explain me why if he is innocent, American SEC has already fined Nissan and Ghosn for fraudulent misconduct?
So basically only the Japanese company will pay the Americans. Basically, business as usual to milk Japanese companies...now it's clearer.
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@London_Boy: interesting, this shows BOTH Japan and France hypocrisy. And people who continue to congratulate with a millionaire who could be guilty but will be never judged as any ordinary human being, can continue congratulate him and say "justice has been done". Sure, for the millionaires is always this kind of "justice".
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Anyway, this man won't be judged in any way in Lebanon, this is the only thing that we know. But in these days Lebanon people are protesting against corruption, nepotism, rampant poverty. The law will protect him, but average people could not love him so much.
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@Osaka_Doug: I don't know in which world and age you are living, but when it's about very powerful men, sadly it's difficult to get any kind of justice against them everywhere. If this was your average Joe, I could understand. But right now we aren't getting any kind of real justice for big executives and politicians everywhere, if they work for Boing or for a big Bank, no matter what but later they will always find the way to protect themselves. I repeat, if this was your average Joe I could understand. But I see only a millionaire that is using the same complaint of your average Joe to escape his responsibilities. He could find any other way, because the possibilities of the millionaires are infinite in any corner of the world.
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@Cricky: these conspiracy theories are really funny. Implying his incredible escape or whatever it is, isn't drawing also more attention.
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@Chip Star: he could choose France though. Or he doesn't trust also French authorities?! I can assure you that France protects his citizens in international cases very well if there are the reasons to do it. The fact he chose the only Country where he won't be judged in any way tells a lot about him.
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how any millionaire would do*
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I only see a millionaire with tons of passports and he chose the Country where he will be protected at 100%, how any millionaire would be. Your averay Joe must face his responsibilities, unlike the ones like him.
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@JJ Jetplane: Sorry but what you are saying is even more absurd. So, he is probably guilty (and according to what I said some misconduct looks rather blatant), but people are happy he won't be judged just because other Japanese supposed criminals weren't properly judged? If some foreign guy killed a person, you are glad he won't be judged just because some Japanese killer wasn't properly judged? This logic doesn't make any sense. You can protest Japanese legal system in a more properly way if you think it's unfair.
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He will escape the Japanese unfair legal system, and now he will be protected by Lebanon authorities no matter what, innocent or not, since according to what I read he is considered a national hero there. Yeah, people should be really happy that a millionaire won't be judged in any way, just because he is a millionaire.
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@sakurasuki: sorry but I just read this article about Ghosn (use Google translator if you want):
I don't know how some people can like this guy so much. I don't think this millionaire will get the same empathy here in Europe.
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Some people here could dislike Japanese legal system, but their passionate defence for this millionaire is incomprehensible. I just read an article in Italian press about him and he isn't considered "a hero" in any way. Maybe you guys should choose a better candidate to denounce the problems that you see in Japanese legal system.
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It's a bit weird, the same mistake in two days, even if in different locations. Something is off.
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@Speed: the point is that the ones who donated are not necessarily generic philanthropic people, but fans.
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@HJSLLS: Koreans are so upset about it because they are indoctrinated to hate Japan since they are kids. You don't see South Korean government to give the same importance at the women forced in prostitution for both Korean and American soldiers, it's like these women were never existed, despite it's a well documented fact.
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Korea and China became "so strong" also thanks to decades of Japanese investments and aids. Japanese aid to China ended only in 2018. Anyway it's only South Korea that complains about this problem all the time, and it started to do like that only after it exploited Japanese aid enough. South Korean investments in Vietnam prevents Vietnamese government from being more vocal about Korean war crimes in that Country, but Vietnam can always learn from South Korea, and becoming more open about this problem when its economy is stronger.
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@Do the hustle: you just described Western Europe, except for the massive immigration that ISN'T helping despite this is how the governments want to fix those problems.
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And which is "a developed Country"? Today only Finland, Sweden and Norway could be called like that. Maybe also Canada. The rest of the Europe and the US are broken under any aspect (disastrous and old infrastructure, decline in social welfare, dirty everywhere, collapsing democratic system and identity). It's not like they are so wealthier than Japan.
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Wow, that's a "Titan number"!
About the Hollywood live action...no comment. These live actions are never satisfying. :(
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About "Così celeste" despite the text isn't about Christmas, the melody sounds like a Christmas song and it was always considered like a typical Christmas tune in Italy, especially because it was massively used in a Christmas related advertising.
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@smith: it's just about personal taste, take it easy. To me melody is way more important than the lyrics, if I want a good text I read some book, but it's just my way of enjoying music, it's not necessary insulting people calling them "ignorant". Anyway I didn't mean to say "Last Christmas" is a classic Christmas song, by Classic Christmas songs I meant actually Christmas songs like Jingle bells and others.
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@smith: I don't care if the lyrics are about a gay or straight love, I care about the melody, to me lyrics are not so much important in a song. This is just my personal priority. One of my favourite singers ever is the Italian artist Amedeo Minghi, sometimes his lyrics are completely nonsense, but his melodies are something unforgettable that can touch my heart. Last Christmas melody is pure nostalgia, it fits my childhood memories of Christmas, while Mariah Carey Christmas song is too much energetic and noisy, not my cup of tea.
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I like also "Così Celeste" by the Italian singer Zucchero.
It's not properly a Christmas song, but I consider it like that.
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If in this world there were justice, they would deserve bankruptcy.
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Horrible and hysterical song, I prefer Last Christmas, way more relaxed, and classical Christmas songs.
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