While government officials who ignored the girl’s pleas for help walk free and point fingers.
5 ( +5 / -0 )
Better idea: ban government officials from making excuses after the pleas of abused children are ignored.
16 ( +17 / -1 )
Afternoon tea, spas, nail salon treatments, ... When are Japanese women not treating themselves?
4 ( +7 / -3 )
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.
2 ( +2 / -0 )
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.
8 ( +16 / -8 )
... highly independent investigative organizations ...
What a joke!
9 ( +15 / -6 )
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.)
2 ( +2 / -0 )
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.
9 ( +10 / -1 )
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!
9 ( +12 / -3 )
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.
2 ( +3 / -1 )
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.
11 ( +11 / -0 )
“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.
5 ( +8 / -3 )
Nissan presses to be heard by Renault while orchestrating the silence of Ghosn. Hmm ...
17 ( +18 / -1 )
How many of these prosecutors have reported the post-retirement salaries they haven’t received yet?
3 ( +3 / -0 )
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?
22 ( +24 / -2 )
Let Ghosn speak! Japan Inc.’s insistence on controlling the narrative has become farcical.
6 ( +6 / -0 )
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!
9 ( +10 / -1 )
Corporate coup d'etat.
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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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Absoutely heartless! Hasn't the family suffered enough? Yokohama needs prosecuters with a little more compassion.
12 ( +17 / -5 )
Bold move. Now if only Japan had effective measures to enforce such an order …
9 ( +10 / -1 )
Have you ever walked into a city office in Japan, or anywhere, and thought, "I want to work here?"
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"... 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.
4 ( +4 / -0 )
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.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
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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