He is the most honest Japanese I ever came across. He takes responsibility for his actions and puts himself at the mercy of the courts to mete out any punishment they think it fit for him. So much unlike the " drunk- can't-remember" types and forgetters-of-convenience.
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Talking history, I don't think there's a country that even comes close to the lies being taught by this country. Aso ? He Is the Grand Marshall of foot-in-mouth gaffes.
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There's an economic bigger picture hidden somewhere in the back. The Saudis want to keep Iran oil out of the scene. They tried to publicly float the world's biggest company - the Saudi Aramco -in an attempt to diversify their economy. Problem is, they overvalued the company and because they weren't steadfast in book keeping, experts called them out.
The US, with a petrodollar based currency is joined at the hip with Saudi, and they need a few more years to hold Iran down so the Saudis can rectify the Aramco mess before making the company public.....for lots of money. Until then, Iran, with its national - as opposed to multi-corporation - sweet, cheap, easily extractable oil would have to be suppressed - by any means necessary - till the Saudi-US objectives materialize, and heck, any mis-step can cause them to lose it all in a " bringing-democracy-and-freedom-to-the-people-of-Iran " adventure by the US..ala Iraq, ergo Libya etc. The lesser evil is palatable, I'd think.
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In a news conference in Beirut lasting more than two hours, Ghosn reasserted his innocence, and accused Nissan and Japanese government officials of plotting his removal.
TThey're akin to the Australian devil, once they clamp on you they never let go till their evil mission is done. Right or wrong - regardless.
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Sometimes, we have to try and discern when people are just being gracious. That is, keeping themselves in check not to fight/ rouse unnecessary squabbles.
young people, who are favorably disposed toward Japan, may have been one of the major contributors to the re-election of incumbent.
Really ? They just had to be favorably disposed toward Japan to make that call ? Say Not even Anti- Mainland China ? Whom I'd think is their* *here & now nemesis ?
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I think Japan will stop giving ODA, a nice big "Aid Package", to Lebanon.
This ODA thing is highly overrated!! Japan gives ODA to my country too, with LOTS of fanfare, but , they slink away container loads of money. They should know that we know!!
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Justice Minister Masako Mori denounced Ghosn's comments as erroneous and credited Japan's extremely low crime rate to a judicial system rooted in “its history and culture.”
History and culture good for Zinjanthropuses.
“only himself to blame” l
Just listen to this hideous conceited notion !!
"They really believe that this system is functioning efficiently and correctly,” he said.
We once believed the sun revolved round the earth. Didn't make it right **just because we believed.**
Cho was worried about a backlash, with release on bail getting tighter.
Because of stung pride ?
Japan’s conviction rate is higher than 99%, a number that critics, including Ghosn, say indicates unfairness.
The world's worst dictators didn't make that percentage.
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Today, it's an unusual change of diet from their usual Staples of diffident people from India, Africa and some S. Americans. The ones whom they kick around with no comebacks. And, as usual with all bullies who are suddenly faced with a formidable adversary, they don't know how to react,, after all , they are so used to walkovers.
Ghosn, shine one ray of light and disperse a thousand shadows, none needs its darkness shone more than the decrepit system of Japanese Justice system.
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What hyperbole !! All In defense of their evil selves.
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Tell the truth Ghosn and shame the DEVIL !!
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Sadly, they , the Japanese, will shamelessly bribe various government officials of my country, starting from the Ambassadors all the way up for contracts, opinion- shaping and other purposes, without an iota of shame. Some of them are as immoral as they come !
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They are compelled to deal with foreigners because they need us , otherwise the mentality is the same today as it was when commodore Perry docked his " black" ships, confrontational, albeit sometimes covertly. It's always the " us" vs " them " thing here and woe unto a foreigner who dares cross their paths!
Ghosn's gone away. Most of us know he wouldn't get justice, especially that, even from beginning one could see the mis-handlement of his person and family. I'd ask Japan to look in the mirror.
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A " beautiful " rendition of a castle but not the castle.
Like many others, it's a beautiful castle made just the other day for commercial and glory of Japan. It's been given an " acquired " hi - story to reinforce its believability. Still, a nice piece of work with a nice story.
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. @ oldman 13
I pretty much shredded the argument that his death was the result of a 'xenophobic' and 'unjust' Japanese justice system, when in fact the Nigerian himself refused to be extradited back to Nigeria, and was a multiple offender in Japan.
You really are full of it !!! to the brim !!!
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The usually staid Japanese media lambasted the "cowardly" Carlos Ghosn on
"Running away is a cowardly act that mocks Japan's justice system," said the Yomiuri Shimbun
By leaving the country, Ghosn has "lost the opportunity to prove his innocence and vindicate his honor," the paper added,
I'm sure Ghosn won't lose sleep over the media lynching. The whole Japanese judicial system, in the eyes of most foreigners, is not credible and may fit well in the medieval inquisitions period, not in today's world.
After his term in the dungeons and punitive bail terms, I'm sure Ghosn had lost any love and respect for Japan and its systems. The media is free to label him anything they choose while he's savoring some levantine baba ganouj and falafels ...watching it all on TV a free man.
I'd think not many of us would want to subject ourselves to an unjust and Flinton-esque judicial system, which we have no trust or confidence in. Mr.Ghosn, a corporate decision maker, used his prerogative and brought to light that hell hath no fury like some country mocked of. They have his bail money, Nissan should sort out its mess in the usual japanese style of bows and apologies, given that the pesky foreigner is not there and the judiciary..... Well, well, well.. they can blame-shift till the cows come home.
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@ Tumble Dry
Guilty or not guilty, I’m more interested how that happened and the connections needed to escape.
There are huge security holes in Japan.
Apparently they invited a music band to play somewhere in Japan,( still don't know location) . When the musical gig finished the band group packed its instruments with Ghosn inside one. A private jet was waiting at a remote airport ( Don't know where/ which) All the instruments, Ghosn in one of them went into the jet and ..psshhhhh...
All this ? Courtesy of a wife who's seen her husband mistreated and had had enough. A modern day Joan of arc of arc in the person of Carole Ghosn...planned all this and caught today's versions of Samurai warriors with their Hakamas down .
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Another LDP lawmaker, Masahisa Sato, said: "If this is true, it was not 'departing the country', it was an illegal departure and an escape, and this itself is a crime.
Unjust laws will be broken without evoking any guilt . I'm sure in the eyes of many people around the world, especially those who know Japan's justice system, know how criminal itself is , and sympathizes with Ghosn's action. I urge lawmaker Masahito Sato and company to realize that as much as they are Japanese, they are NOT living in another universe, but with the rest of us. Therefore make laws in tandem with that universality.
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Fascists tend to have a highly prized tradition of doing things in a regimented way. Give leeway for businesses to chart their own course because it's imperative that they'll always do what's in their own best interests.
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Ghosn is gone !!! I'd have thought breaking out of Alcatraz is much easier than breaking out of Japan !!! Quite a feat I'd say. Yet, I can't help but think that the authorities, in some kind of hush-hush deal, might have chosen to look away, especially given that , other Nissan honchos have been found wanting every day !! It all begun looking like a judicio- corporate circus !!!
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Posted in: What is your mood usually like during the time between Christmas and the New Year? For example, do you feel flat or is it a quiet time of reflecting on the past year? Or something else? See in context
. I have serious health issue I'm dealing with but that should be sorted in February.
I wish you Godspeed recovery and a healthier future.
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..occurred at around 10:30 p.m., at which time the temperature had dipped down to about -1 degree Celsius.
At minus one ( -1 C) I'd think the " junk yard " would be just a " yard ".
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I would think the best way for peaceful relations with NK is , again , inclusivity. Lift the sanctions and grant them rights to participate in free trade after these donkey years of hurting the population. With trade , other aspects of interaction will easily manifest themselves, and with them, more options of a lasting solution.
I surrender myself to the fact that Kim will not destroy his nukes -- a dream from Granddaddy to him, and he's seen both Saddam and Gaddafi literally taken out in gutters/ holes . Don't forget, also that, they're borrowing from the Chinese playbook where China built nukes then, only then did Chairman Mao negotiate with Nixon. ( position of strength).
Given the opportunity to freely trade and associate, he will have a stake in the well being of the relationships , but , I don't see him being friendly to people who deny his country basic necessities. Keep this up and you'll lose sleep over the missiles flying overhead. Peace is a luxury of people with a full stomach.
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Yet, based on these shaky foundations (kinda like South Korea's claim about the Japan sea or Takeshima), the usual crowd sees fit to blindly side against Japan as is typical.
I welcome every body's views on any issues. They can be contrary to mine too. I have no need to conform to anybody's view to be " acceptable ". I'm able, mostly with some modicum of intelligence, express my views and welcome everyone's perspectives too. In the end, we are tolerant of one another exactly because we are different.
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Russia is a sovereign state,I don’t agree with it’s politics.
Sovereign and civilized . They're both cognisant and assessive of- the multifaceted prongs in human relationships, like humanitarian, social, economic, political, military e.t.c. hence treat each prong on its merit. They therefore won't sink so low as to sink peasant-fishetmens boats as if they were an invading force, like one country did recently to other foreign peasant- fishermen simply eking out a living.
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Talk of "humanitarian". Remember what they did to the NKorean vessel recently ? Russians are above such I morality.
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