"I'd spill ALL the beans I could and name EVERYONE and show all the files now. "
I have a feeling that's his trump card against extradition.
3 ( +3 / -0 )
"There is no way Lebanon will release Ghosn to face the farce known as, Japanese Justice. Therefore, Japan has 40 days to put-up or shut-up and p-off!"
Yep. Getting interesting. If they can provide no evidence to Lebanon within that time, the case will basically get dropped.
0 ( +2 / -2 )
Perhaps. But I get the feeling that another press conference by Ghosn during the Olympics might get something done.
The last thing Japan wants is a negative spotlight during their much-heralded Olympics.
5 ( +6 / -1 )
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday it was "extremely regrettable".
How they love this phrase
9 ( +9 / -0 )
The only thing that has changed between Japan's pre-war and postwar systems is they are no longer allowed to physically torture people.
19 ( +21 / -2 )
As time passed and I got better and better at detecting sincerity (very important in Japan) and just generally becoming more wise from experience
4 ( +5 / -1 )
But great for absentee Japanese dads who had no time for their kids before their divorces and certainly can't be bothered with them afterwards. They're the ones who can vote, so no politicians are ever going to care about tiresome foreigners who aren't welcome here anyway and harping on about their ridiculous foreign notions of "individual rights."
5 ( +7 / -2 )
It was also not clear why he was arrested more than a month after the illegal entry, or why he had been detained for so long. An earlier request for bail was denied on grounds that he could destroy evidence or flee the country.
He's hardly likely to do so while being unable to see his children. If anything he has all the more reason to stay in Japan. That reasoning is nonsense. Poor man
4 ( +5 / -1 )
"When he told me that 'two hours or three hours later, after your arrest, Saikawa went in a press conference and made his infamous statement where he said, you know, 'I am horrified, but what I'm learning...' So when he told me he made these statements, I said 'Oh my God this is a plot.'"
So therefore Saikawa knew about the over-compensation, because he himself was receiving it. But when called out, all he had to do was apologise and resign, all forgiven.
16 ( +18 / -2 )
The latest is Hollywood is interested. Going to be tricky unless he elaborates on his escape. Getting Japanese actors to agree also...
0 ( +2 / -2 )
Can’t see the prosecutors making the deadline.
9 ( +13 / -4 )
Keeps getting better
10 ( +10 / -0 )
4 ( +6 / -2 )
""In the end, he just fled because he was afraid he would be found guilty in a trial."
Why aren't you being detained?
31 ( +34 / -3 )
"prosecutors disclosed over 1,000 pieces of evidence to the defense team, the senior prosecutor said, while claiming Ghosn fled because he considered the evidence irrefutable."
Why didn't we hear this before? Why did Ghosn's lawyers complain they were being hindered?
41 ( +43 / -2 )
"Watch that press conference video and you can find that Ghosn said why he give invitation particularly to those Japanese media outlet instead others that were outside at that time."
Doesn't excuse the limited English of those who came to Beirut, for one of the biggest press conferences of the 21st century.
4 ( +6 / -2 )
There is only one way for them to save face and show case to the world that they are not foreigner biased, and that would be to arrest Saikawa, Toyoda, Kawaguchi and give them the same treatment as Ghosn, that is the only way establish some credibility.."
This is true. Pretty sure Saikawa signed off on some of the documents Ghosn displayed.
6 ( +7 / -1 )
"He invited only few Japanese media to his press conference, the rest of Japanese media were outside."
The Japanese journalists who were sent to Beirut were likely handpicked. It shouldn't have been too much trouble to select only those who spoke English. Ghosn handled questions in English, French, Arabic and Portuguese.
As an individual I don't like him much, but how he handled the q and a session was brilliant.
1 ( +3 / -2 )
Ms Mori looks like Ghosn has deprived her of sleep. Her statements are laughable though
4 ( +4 / -0 )
"Ghosn was granted bail too and he was living in his luxury penthouse in Tokyo. He couldn't contact his wife but in retrospect that was a wise decision by the prosecutors since she orchestrated his escape."
Proof? Ghosn is a resourceful man, and speaks 4 languages. That news conference was a tour de force
3 ( +5 / -2 )
" His defense lawyers in Japan said they were confident to prove his complete innocence in court, but all came to nothing now that he illegally escaped."
Read previous info. A 99 percent conviction rate, and the right of prosecutors to appeal results. Don't forget Ghosn takes medication, he may have a limited number of years left. With the possibility of being in Japan for years, and denied contact with his wife for that time, who could blame his decision?
1 ( +3 / -2 )
"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".
Makes sense. He can use those names as a bargaining chip against extradition.
-1 ( +1 / -2 )
"Next they will arrest him and charge him and hold him for 45 days......"
I think his lawyer is what they mean
7 ( +10 / -3 )
Looking desperate, and something you'd expect in China.
13 ( +16 / -3 )