Christopher Glen comments

Posted in: Lebanon, Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate See in context

"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.

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Posted in: Lebanon, Japan have 40 days to agree on Ghosn's fate See in context

"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.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

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.

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors hit back at Ghosn's '8 hours of questions' claim See in context

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday it was "extremely regrettable".

How they love this phrase

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

The only thing that has changed between Japan's pre-war and postwar systems is they are no longer allowed to physically torture people.

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

“he powers that be are still playing to a gullible public by glamorizing a young politician who has done basically nothing but live in privilege.”

Agreed

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Posted in: Koizumi, wife have baby boy See in context

He's an LDP blue blood, who is only famous because his dad was PM.

Congrats nonetheless.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

shows the absolute bias and discrimination of the joke that is the Japanese justice system!

Yep

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

As time passed and I got better and better at detecting sincerity (very important in Japan) and just generally becoming more wise from experience

THIS

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife slams Japanese justice See in context

Mrs Ghosn is right on the money

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

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."

Precisely!

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Posted in: Estranged Australian husband freed after trespassing to find his children See in context

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

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

"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.

Complete nonsense.

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer: Questioning averaged 7 hours a day See in context

The latest is Hollywood is interested. Going to be tricky unless he elaborates on his escape. Getting Japanese actors to agree also...

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

Can’t see the prosecutors making the deadline.

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

Keeps getting better

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Posted in: Japan asks Interpol to issue red notice for Ghosn's wife See in context

Very disappointing

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

""In the end, he just fled because he was afraid he would be found guilty in a trial."

Why aren't you being detained?

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

"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?

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

"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.

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

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.

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

"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.

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

Ms Mori looks like Ghosn has deprived her of sleep. Her statements are laughable though

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

"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

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

" 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?

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

"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.

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

"Next they will arrest him and charge him and hold him for 45 days......"

I think his lawyer is what they mean

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

Looking desperate, and something you'd expect in China.

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Posted in: More details emerge on Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

He likely didn’t know for sure that no one was monitoring him.

Visiting a hotel first was likely to find out, while not yet breaching his bail.

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Posted in: More details emerge on Ghosn's escape from Japan See in context

Surgical mask, hat and glasses. No one would’ve given him a second look on the train.

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