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Posted in: Father held over fatal abuse of daughter rearrested for earlier assault See in context

While government officials who ignored the girl’s pleas for help walk free and point fingers.

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Posted in: Tokyo to ban parents from physically punishing children See in context

Better idea: ban government officials from making excuses after the pleas of abused children are ignored.

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Posted in: In Japan, Valentine's Day gives women chance to treat themselves See in context

Afternoon tea, spas, nail salon treatments, ... When are Japanese women not treating themselves?

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Posted in: High court rejects claim of wrongful domestic violence certification by ex-husband See in context

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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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

Why wasn't Nikkei being allowed to interview Ghosn two months ago? Nikkei is basically a pawn being used by the prosecutors to confirm Ghosn's defense strategy and prepare a refutation.

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Posted in: Japan dismisses Macron's concern over Ghosn's lengthy detention See in context

... highly independent investigative organizations ...

What a joke!

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Posted in: Ghosn indicted on 2 new charges; Nissan cancels lease on his Tokyo apartment See in context

Meritless and unsubstantiated, undertaken with the approval of Nissan's board and officers.

Aren’t Japanese prosecutors and their supporters the neighbors, friends, and family members we all desire to have? (Of course I being facetious.)

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Posted in: Prosecutors have Ghosn email undermining claim of innocence: sources See in context

Prosecutors allege …

If the allegations have true merit, make a formal charge and defend the verity of them instead of gossiping to journalists with the intent to slander anonymously. Demonstrates lack of character.

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Posted in: Judge says Ghosn being detained due to flight risk and possibility he may conceal evidence See in context

Contrary to the accusations made by the prosecutors, I never received any compensation from Nissan that was not disclosed, nor did I ever enter into any binding contract with Nissan to be paid a fixed amount that was not disclosed. Moreover, I understood that any draft proposals for post-retirement compensation were reviewed by internal and external lawyers, showing I had no intent to violate the law. For me, the test is the "death test": if I died today, could my heirs require Nissan to pay anything other than my retirement allowance? The answer is an unequivocal "No."

Game, set, match! The prosecuters should now be prosecuted for allowing their hubris to trample on this man's human rights. Free Ghosn!

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Posted in: Ghosn vows to restore his honor in court, lawyer says See in context

He ain't going anywhere. He was rearrested minutes ago.


What a farce this has become. The prosecutors are clearly abusing their power, and Japanese citizens need to demand change. Enough is enough.

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Posted in: Ghosn vows to restore his honor in court, lawyer says See in context

The prosecutors have basically proven themselves to be incompetent. Even the district court has ordered Ghosn released, refusing to go along with this sham any longer.

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Posted in: Nissan document signed by Ghosn said remuneration 'determined' See in context

“Postponed, determined post-retirement pay depend[ing] on the performance of the automaker at the time [of Ghosn’s retirement].”

Very, very shaky grounds for an indictment claiming Ghosn understated this obviously fluid post-retirement remuneration.

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Posted in: Nissan CEO calls on Renault to listen to details of Ghosn allegations See in context

Nissan presses to be heard by Renault while orchestrating the silence of Ghosn. Hmm ...

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Posted in: Ghosn, Kelly formally charged over financial misconduct; Nissan also indicted See in context

How many of these prosecutors have reported the post-retirement salaries they haven’t received yet?

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

This has become supremely embarrassing. 23 days of detention was absurd! Now, 46 days? 23 more days of questioning, eight hours a day without a lawyer present? The few visitors that are allowed to see him are forced to speak Japanese? Who in Japan supports this nonsense? Do we really desire such a hostage-based justice system?

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Posted in: Ghosn allegedly shifted personal investment loss of ¥1.7 bil to Nissan See in context

Let Ghosn speak! Japan Inc.’s insistence on controlling the narrative has become farcical.

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Posted in: Ghosn to be detained for another 10 days; Nissan board to vote on his dismissal See in context

Wow, they're really throwing the book at him. Can he even make a public statement?

That's the point. Ghosn is being prevented from making any statements or publically questioning any charges until Nissan removes him as chairman today. Heck, they took him into custody as his plane landed at Haneda!

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Posted in: Ghosn to be detained for another 10 days; Nissan board to vote on his dismissal See in context

Corporate coup d'etat.

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Posted in: TV Asahi cancels performance of K-pop group BTS over A-bomb shirt See in context

Imagine if a Japanese boy band had done the reverse. We would be hearing from the Korean government about it.

Korea never occupied Japan, raped its women, tortured its people. And scientists fleeing similar oppression around the world did unite to build a device that forced Japan into submission, a point emphasized in the Imperial Rescript of Surrender delivered by Emperor Showa, and thus aid in the liberation of Korea. Of course that was over half a century ago, but recognizing and celebrating freedom from oppression is never a bad thing.

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Posted in: Mother indicted after 1-year-old son dies after falling off electric bicycle See in context

Absoutely heartless! Hasn't the family suffered enough? Yokohama needs prosecuters with a little more compassion.

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Posted in: Nagoya High Court orders mother to return son to father in U.S. See in context

Bold move. Now if only Japan had effective measures to enforce such an order …

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Posted in: Kobe gov't official's pay docked for repeatedly taking lunch 3 minutes early See in context

Have you ever walked into a city office in Japan, or anywhere, and thought, "I want to work here?"

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Posted in: Wife, local gov't ordered to pay damages for wrongful domestic violence certification See in context

"... there was no medical certificate submitted."

Actually, obtaining a medical certificate is easy. You simply tell the doctor that your injury -- whatever it may be -- is the result of domestic violence, and request a certificate. I know because I have done it. And I am male. So requiring a medical certificate is not really “proof.” It is still an unsubstantiated claim.

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Posted in: 'Outing' by teachers puts LGBT students at risk in Japan See in context

A male student who requests to be included in the female group for a school trip has outed himself. He hasn’t been outed by the teacher. School trips in Japan are highly coordinated events involving large numbers of teachers, students, and parents. So if a male student suddenly announced that he wanted to be in the female group -- most likely sleeping and bathing with the female group -- the parents, teachers, and other students (particularly the females) would want to know why. And they would have a right to know. For Kyosei Net to expect otherwise is simply unrealistic, particularly in a densely populated group-oriented society like Japan.

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Posted in: Gov't proposes child abuse consultation centers be established in Tokyo’s 23 wards See in context

A similar thing happened to me. Reported physical and sexual child abuse to the center. They interviewed the child and informed the public elementary school. The vice-principal informed the abuser, who was also a public servant. And a few weeks later, the abuser and my child suddenly disappeared.

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