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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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Posted in: Should food from Fukushima Prefecture be served at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? See in context

Don't force it on anyone please.

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Posted in: Iranian man arrested over ex-wife’s murder in Saitama park See in context

gogogoDec. 5  10:09 pm JST

"Typical Japanese police, did nothing even after the wife 3 times reported it."

In Japan you won't get help from the police for these things. The police will tell you it is ' minkan mondai' , they don't get involved. Instead of being proactive to act and prevent a tragedy, they will wait for the tragedy to happen first before acting, in which case it will be too late. I was constantly harassed by my neighbors in Hodogaya Ku, Yokohama shi before and several reports I made to the police were in vain. They only responded minkan mondai we don't get involved. Thank God my life was not threatened. J police must be more responsive to these threats to prevent needless tragedies like this one.

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Posted in: Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British election See in context

All it will take is just one question from a reporter on who he thinks will be better for Britain, Jeremy Corbyn or Boris Johnson?

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Posted in: Emery axed as Arsenal manager after worst run in decades See in context

Why Pochetino is not in the mix?

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Posted in: Man arrested for kidnapping 12-year-old Osaka girl See in context

This 12 year old girl must be told that there are creeps all over the place. She should never meet strangers alone and must never agree to go anywhere with strangers alone. Her mom must seize her mobile phone and must be told in strict terms never to make friends with adult males online. Good she is found healthy and safe.

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Posted in: Pope Francis arrives in Japan See in context

Welcome to Japan Pope Francis.

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Posted in: Abe ties record for Japan's longest-serving PM See in context

After he quit the last time complaining of stomachache and all the scandals that followed him, he made up his mind to watch the political proceedings from the back benches quietly for the rest of his life. But the DPJ rule from 2009 - 2012 and all those who became PM of Japan after Hatoyama and Naoto Kan, convinced Abe that he could do 'better'. DPJ' Noda and Edano (?) were bad. Abe lacked confidence and competence the first time around. The brief stint of Noda as PM convinced Abe that if "lesser" beings like DPJ's successive leaders after Hatoyama and Kan could be PMs of Japan, then he Abe must muster courage and rule. Remember Abe comes from a prominent political dynasty in Japan. So did Hatoyama and Naoto Kan after him but the same cannot be said about Noda and Edano.

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Posted in: One year after arrest, Ghosn seeks to throw out case against him See in context

Ghosn was not under any legal obligation to disclose his earnings so he should not have been arrested on this charge in the first place. Nissan could have dealt with this as an internal issue in the same way Saikawa' s cade was dealt with.

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Posted in: S Africa edge Wales 19-16 to reach World Cup final See in context

It was a tight game as expected but the Springboks were always going to be on top. Against England it could go either way. England starts as favourites but the books can win this one.

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Posted in: Lawmakers eye restoration of ex-imperial members to ensure male succession See in context

I have a dream

When Aiko sama is enthroned as the Empress.

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Posted in: Faf de Klerk stands by Springbok aerial assault See in context

Yeah, that's spinnekop baby.

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Posted in: Republican lawmakers storm hearing room, disrupting Trump impeachment inquiry See in context

Really? Lawless lawmakers.

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Posted in: Joseph praises Brave Blossoms' unity, hard work See in context

Good job Brave Blossoms

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Posted in: S African power ends Japan's run at Rugby World Cup See in context

The Brave Blossoms put up a fight, particularly in the first half but they were always going to be outplayed, outgunned, and outmanoeuvred by the Springboks. In fact the scoreline could have been much worse than this if the boks had been a little more focused and not dropping passes the way they did. This beautiful run by Japan in World Rugby Cup was always gonna come to an end. They lost to a better side.

Congratulations to SA, better luck next time to Japan.

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Posted in: Rugby World Cup quarterfinals: Major rivalries and a surprise package See in context

Japan has had a great tournament but this beautiful run will come to an end this Sunday. Against the almighty Springboks, the Brave Blossoms have bitten more than they can chew. A good game is expected but the Springboks march on to the semis at the end of the day.

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