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Posted in: Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up 'highness' titles See in context

So they decided for baby Archie too. Was he consulted? Did he give his approval? I bet baby Archie wants to remain a royal.

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Posted in: Abe begins Gulf tour in Saudi Arabia See in context

Any stopover in Lebanon to make peace with Ghosn? Just asking.

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Posted in: 52-year-old striker Miura extends contract for 35th season See in context

Yokohama FC should spend their money on young talents not on a 52 year old who played just 3 games all season probably as a substitute and no goal. Miura is only interested in setting a record as the oldest player in a professional league not how much he can contribute to the team's success.

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Posted in: Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian jetliner See in context

Oh No, this is too bad, Iran. You lost my sympathies. Why did it take this long to acknowledge a mistake that the West knew you have committed? You strenuously denied this and refused to had over the plane's blackbox. This is a very sad day for international commercial aviation.

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Posted in: Ghosn case adds to Nissan's financial problems See in context

As a Nissan shareholder, I am mad at Saikawa and his nationalist gang who plotted this takedown for bringing all these troubles on Nissan. 40% of the company's market cap is wiped out, continues to lose $40million a day, had paid over $40m in fines already, spent $200million dollars on investigating some misapplication of funds a fraction of that. Who made those decisions that has brought us here? Nissan has lost about $10billion so far and no end in sight for the losses. Worst still, its reputation is in tatters, young brilliant engineers are all jumping before it goes down. If Tokyo Stock Exchange decides to delist it, then it is truly finished. All these could have been avoided if they had treated Ghosn's affair as an internal issue and made him refund any months es he had allegedly misappropriated.

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Posted in: Lebanon may lift Ghosn's travel ban if files not received within 40 days See in context

If they don't send the files then they have to refund his bail money and consider the case closed.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Japanese media he has plenty of documents to prove innocence See in context

"Since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted here, in Paris, in 1948, the presumption of innocence, respect of dignity and rights of defense have been essential components of what constitute a fair trial."

"Hence, it belongs to the prosecution to prove guilt and not to the accused person to prove...innocence," it said, adding that the Japanese justice system "ignores these principles," although Tokyo has ratified the treaty..

This is it. Does the Justice Minister know the burden of proof is on the prosecution and not on the accused? What kind of upside world is she living in if she thinks the onus of proof is on the accused.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors, Nissan call Ghosn's accusations baseless See in context

As a Nissan shareholder, who is protecting my interest in all this? You spent $200million USD to investigate one man for a fraction of that amount allegedly misapplied by him. Who made that decision to blow $200million of our money on that misadventure. Obviously not a wise investment decision. Nissan's market value has fallen by about 40% since November 2018, the company continues to lose money everyday. About $40million daily, the brand is damaged, reputation continues to sink, profits falling, sales down. Who is protecting my interest? About to lay off over 12,000 workers. Apart from being a shareholder, I have 3 Nissan vehicles and I am not going to buy a 4th one. I am done with Nissan forever.

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Posted in: Seeking justice: The legal risks facing Ghosn See in context

Hardly do you see the Justice Minister commenting on individual cases. It doesn't happen. The usual refrain is "sorry we don't comment on individual cases" but she is out there commenting on Gjosn's presser. Ghosn hit the panic button for Japan and the gov machinery is in panic mode right now. Japan is scared to death someone will haul them before the International Court of Justice in The Hague for human right abuses and the use of torture to extract false confessions. That's why they are in damage control mode right now. How come you fare treat an alleged white collar suspect this way? Japan must grow up.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

Hardly do you see the Justice Minister commenting on individual cases. It doesn't happen. The usual refrain is "sorry we don't comment on individual cases" but she is out there commenting on Gjosn's presser. Ghosn hit the panic button for Japan and the gov machinery is in panic mode right now. Japan is scared to death someone will haul them before the International Court of Justice in The Hague for human right abuses and the use of torture to extract false confessions. That's why they are in damage control mode right now. How come you fare treat an alleged white collar suspect this way? Japan must grow up.

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

Japan in Damage Control Mode. That means Ghosn hit 'em hard. Interesting, the are claiming 'one sided' presentation. No it is not one sided. It is two sided because we now have both sides of the story. What the Japanese prosecutors, the police, Nissan and the J- gov have been telling us for well over one year was one sided until Ghosn spoke.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies wrongdoing; says his arrest in Japan a conspiracy See in context

He wanted to name the Japanese government officials involved in this. Remember it goes all the way to the very top. But he was persuaded upon by the Lebanese government to leave them out. He is the their guest. The Lebanese government has welcomed him, providing him security so he cannot go against their advice that's the reason why he didn't drop those names.

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Posted in: Prosecutors raid Tokyo office of Ghosn's Japanese lawyer See in context

Leave his defense attorneys alone haba, what's wrong with Japan? His defense attorneys were doing their job. They know nothing about Ghosn flight. By guaranteeing bail for someone does not make you a criminal accomplice.

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Posted in: Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Ghosn's wife See in context

The last time Carlos Ghosn wanted to organize s press conference after winning bail in Japan, he was re-arrested and thrown back to jail. Now a day before his scheduled press conference in Beirut, they have issued an arrest warrant for his wife. Shameless bullies Japanese prosecutors. Japan has extradition treaties with only 2 countries, the US and South Korea. The Ghosns must make sure they don't travel to these countries. They should remain in Lebanon and enjoy their life.

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Posted in: Manager at Turkish jet operator says he helped Ghosn escape because of threats See in context

If the movie comes out I guess Japan will ban it from showing in its theatres. It won't be nice to Japan at all.

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Posted in: Japan calls Ghosn's escape 'unjustifiable' in first official comments See in context

Tokyo -m;

Hopefully future comments will address why he was held in detention for months, had no access to the Internet, could not meet his family, and couldn't even see details of the case being prepared against him!

Exactly, these are the issues the J - government should address. The whole world is condemning your justice system as belonging to some feudal era not fit for the 21st Century and you are doubling down on it. What a shame!

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Posted in: 24-hour video on fugitive Ghosn checked only once a month See in context

I read somewhere that when he transferred at Istanbul, he didn't go through immigration or customs. His plane landed on the tarmac and went straight to the hangar where another plane was waiting about 100m apart. He was supposed to walk to board the second plane to Beirut but it was raining heavily so he was picked up in a car that drove him for about 100m to board the,,2nd getaway plane to Beirut. The whole thing (landing and takeoff @Istanbul) lasted about 45minutes. Some accounts even say 30minutrs! If he had gone through immigration and Customs it would have taken much longer. The transfer was done on the tarmac or in the hangar leaving no footprint for official documentation.

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Posted in: Ghosn's escape prompts talk of more curbs in Japan's strict justice system See in context

Japan is learning all the wrong lessons from Ghosn's escape and missing the right and important lessons to learn. Instead of using this to review its much criticized hostage justice system and implementing some reforms to bring it in line with international standards befitting a 21st Century developed democracy, they are talking about halting some stupid thing called "bail leniency for foreigners" whatever that means. Everyone knows there is nothing like bail leniency. Ghosn fled because he was convinced he would not receive a fair trial. You can't fault him for that. The Japanese INjustice system rampantly flouts international conventions that Japan has signed and is part of. It is inhumane, it is discriminatory, it is unjust. It needs TOTAL overhaul. It makes you wonder just how competent are Japanese prosecutors? A system that is dependent on forced confessions to derive a 99.9% conviction rate. How ridiculous. The presumption of innocence until proven otherwise by a competent court of jurisdiction is a fundamental principle in law. It is NEVER the other way round. And every suspect has and entitled to the protection of his fundamental human rights. He has the right to remain silent or be interrogated in the presence of his attorney. Evidence obtained through forced confessions are and must be thrown out by any competent court.

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Posted in: Lebanon receives Interpol red notice for ex-Nissan boss Ghosn See in context

Japan is learning all the wrong lessons from Ghosn's escape. Instead of using this to review its much criticized hostage justice system and implementing some reforms to bring it in line with international standards befitting a 21st Century developed democracy, they are talking about halting some stupid thing called "bail leniency for foreigners" whatever that means. Everyone knows there is nothing like bail leniency. Ghosn fled because he was convinced he would not receive a fair trial. You can't fault him for that. The Japanese INjustice system rampantly flouts international conventions that Japan has signed and is part of. It is inhumane, it is discriminatory, it is unjust. It needs TOTAL overhaul. It makes you wonder just how competent are Japanese prosecutors? A system that is dependent on forced confessions to derive a 99.9% conviction rate. How ridiculous.

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Posted in: Ghosn seen on security camera leaving Tokyo home alone on Dec 29 See in context

Japan is learning all the wrong lessons from Ghosn's escape. Instead of using this to review its much criticized hostage justice system and implementing some reforms to bring it in line with international standards befitting a 21st Century developed democracy, they are talking about halting some stupid thing called "bail leniency for foreigners" whatever that means. Everyone knows there is nothing like bail leniency. Ghosn fled because he was convinced he would not receive a fair trial. You can't fault him for that. The Japanese INjustice system rampantly flouts international conventions that Japan has signed and is part of. It is inhumane, it is discriminatory, it is unjust. It needs TOTAL overhaul. It makes you wonder just how competent are Japanese prosecutors? A system that is dependent on forced confessions to derive a 99.9% conviction rate. How ridiculous.

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Posted in: Ghosn carried spare French passport while out on bail in Japan See in context

Interpol Red Alert notwithstanding, Lebanon does not extradite it's citizens. The interpol red alert will amount to nothing so long as Carlos Ghosn remains in Lebanon.

And France has just said they will not extradite him should he arrive in the country.

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Posted in: Ghosn carried spare French passport while out on bail in Japan See in context

Regardless of whether Ghosn is guilty or innocent of the charges against him, anybody in his shoes would do the same thing he did given the chance. Every human being regardless of the person's status in society must be accorded his basic human rights. The Japanese authorities treated this guy unjustly. They wanted to break him down and force a confession from him. When they realised they couldn't do that, they really threw the kitchen sink at him. There are rumours they were going to re- arrest him again and again after the holidays based on on some info from Switzerland, Dubai and some offshore accounts in the Caribbean. His trial would not have started in April as we are made to believe. You know how the prosecutors work in Japan. They would break down the info and the charges and first make an arrest based on the transfers to his Swiss account. When that runs out, they will issue another arrest warrant for the Dubai accounts, and after that another warrant issued for his offshore accounts. You are looking at him back in the cooler for the greater part of 2020. Why wouldn't he run away if he had the opportunity? Ghosn's case has put the spotlight on Japan's medieval justice system and why Japanese executives are treated differently from foreigners. It's a shame!

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer says he is stunned his client left country See in context

Lebanon is in chaos now still searching for a new Prime Minister. Ghosn is now a candidate for the premiership. Once he becomes the PM, all his sins will be washed away and can travel back to Japan on diplomatic passport and as head of government.

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Posted in: Woman arrested for helping ex-husband commit suicide See in context

I don't know if it is bad reporting or not but a lot of details are missing here. The reporter it seems was only interested in getting the story out without any research and subtly supplies a motive " oh, it all in the age difference". An ex-husband? So why are they still living together?

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Posted in: Japanese player Minamino signs for Liverpool See in context

Takumi Minamino is a very talented footballer. The guy is good. Very impressive player, quick on the ball and not afraid to shoot. Let's hope he gets enough playing time @ Liverpool FC.

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Posted in: 18-year Immigration Bureau veteran challenges the system See in context

Japanese immigration needs massive reforms focusing protecting foreigners human rights.

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Posted in: Ex-police officer sentenced to death for killing wife, 2 young children See in context

Did he do it or didn't he? As someone pointed out above having his DNA in the wife's finger nails may not be enough evidence to convict. They are husband and wife living together so it is possible for their DNA to be found on one another. The police and prosecutors must do a better job to proof their case beyond reasonable doubt. If they fail to do so judges must not convict based on assumptions and half truths.

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Posted in: Kawasaki enacts Japan's 1st bill punishing hate speech See in context

Good job done Kawasaki city. I am proud of you.

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Posted in: Man arrested over murder of sister and her 3-year-old son in Saitama See in context

Sickening

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Posted in: 62-year-old man turns himself in after robbing post office See in context

Homeless, unemployed, no money for food and the cold is biting. Check his records. I bet you will notice he has been to jail on a petty crime before. He just needs a bed, meals, warm place and company to pass the gloomy days of Winter.

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