Nissan, which is allied with Renault SA of France, has seen profits nose-dive amid the fallout from Ghosn's arrest.
It bears repeating.
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... his wife Carole, whom prosecutors believe has made contact with people involved in the case against the tycoon.
So the prosecutors can contact people involved in the case, but Ghosn cannot? Unbalanced. Unfair. Unjust. Japan.
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More than 95% of the people support the imperial family
Actually, the AP reports that recent media surveys have public support for the imperial family at 80 percent. Only 67 percent of respondents to a Mainichi poll last year said that Emperor Akihito had fulfilled his role “sufficiently.” And half the respondents to the same poll reported feeling a detachment between them and the Imperial Family.
Regardless, it’s hard to justify the exorbitant expense.
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I agree with the protestor in the photo. Haven’t we as a society evolved to the point that we no longer require a human “symbol of the state”? It’s a tremendous waste of resources.
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Constitution of Japan, Article 37. In all criminal cases the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial tribunal.
Japanese prosecutors arrested Ghosn in November 2018, have detained and questioned him for 120 days, and after May, June, July, and August, these prosecutors will not be prepared for trial? And they have no idea when they will be ready?
What a genuine mockery of the protections supposedly provided by the constitution.
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A waiting Toyota Alphard van whisked him past the dozens of reporters, ...
Sly of the writers to slide the automobile make and model in there. :)
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Ghosn is also not allowed to meet his wife Carole ...
Ridiculous! This harassment is absurd!
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Carole Ghosn criss-crossing world in emotional media, political campaign for husband
... in response to smear campaign in Japan highlighted by nearly 120 days of "hostage detention" and not one confession (ahem, conviction).
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In a country where apartment owners openly accept pets but not foreigners?
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"I have no choice but to work," said Furuse, 62, a senior adviser ...
If the senior advisors of Japan Inc. “aren’t entirely happy with their pension incomes,” aren’t the rest of us screwed?
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"A lot of lies have been told and these lies have come one after another,"
This fiasco in a nutshell.
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Keep your money in an account in your name ...
@Reckless This advice is a bit reckless. All property and savings acquired during marriage are divided equally upon divorce regardless of whether the husband or wife is listed as the owner. Having written that, the existence and location of the asset would need to be known by a claimant to make a claim.
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Japan’s system of divorce — and the terminal separation of child and parent (usually the father) that often sears the heart of a loving caregiver — unfortunately drives some to engage in horrific acts.
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It’s become “Cool Japan Times”! (Eye roll)
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I wonder who Aso will chose to replace him.
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Prosecutors have defended the system. "Each country has its own culture and systems," said Shin Kukimoto, a deputy public prosecutor.
Sorry, Mr. Kukimoto. You don't speak for all Japanese. In fact, most Japanese are not happy with how you terrorize suspects -- not convicts, but suspects -- by keeping them hostage.
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Delighted to see that Ghosn is out of that silly mask and uniform the policed put him in yesterday to parade him before the press like a remorseful criminal ashamed to show his face.
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They dressed him up and paraded him in front of the press like a remorseful criminal ashamed to show his face. The “games” Japan plays with the reputations of the accused are absurd. Absolutely absurd.
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None of this, however, means that Mr. Ghosn should be denied elemental legal protections, or bail. As the weeks have passed and Mr. Ghosn’s requests for bail have been rejected, that is exactly what the Japanese legal system seems to be doing.
– New York Times Editorial Board, 21 February 2019
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He also helped free a senior bureaucrat Atsuko Muraki on corruption charges fabricated by prosecutors.
Hmm … sounds all too familiar.
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While government officials who ignored the girl’s pleas for help walk free and point fingers.
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Better idea: ban government officials from making excuses after the pleas of abused children are ignored.
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Afternoon tea, spas, nail salon treatments, ... When are Japanese women not treating themselves?
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The man’s claims of being wrongly accused could still have great merit. In this case, the high court has basically stated that a claim of domestic violence, false or not, can elicit protections, and the authorities are under no obligation to verify those claims. And since the authorities did not breach any obligation (because they don’t have an obligation), monetary penalization cannot occur.
Presiding Judge said the man used violence such as "pushing the former wife's buttocks by foot"
Such claims are not independently verified in Japan. Judges, who typically have very little real-world experience, simply believe the plaintiff, who makes the charge, or the defendant, who generally denies it. Moreover, no medical certificate was submitted to verify any injuries in this case. However, such certificates can easily be obtained from doctors by simply requesting one. If a doctor were to give me a certificate reiterating my claim that my wife bruised my hand, has any real evidence been presented to verify that she was the cause of that injury? Absolutely not.
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