Posted in: While the Japanese government relentlessly promotes the image of 'Cool Japan' and mega-tourism, the current reality is a country run by sociopathic Hitler-loving plutocrats, with plummeting press freedom, endemic poverty, rising censorship, deliberate destruction of public records, continual death by overwork, a corrupt bureaucracy, and a medieval justice system. Despite the triple meltdown of Fukushima, the government is rushing to start nuclear power plants again with reckless abandon. See in context
Yeah right, this guy has been permanently discredited for poor journalism, sensationalism, and even pure fake facts, as shown by that link in the comments showing he is unprofessional. He has as much credibility as an English teacher in Japan, and is spurned even by American journalists. This can be dismissed out of hand as rubbish.
How dare Japan not become more like Trump's America or Brexit Britain! They are the epitome of progressive development and "morality" right?
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He has kidney failure suddenly! He was arrested illegally! This is all part of a grand conspiracy! His wife didn't know about the money laundering! The Earth is flat and chemtrails are real!
If this is all the defense has got, Ghosn is definitely ghosin to jail
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LOL. Nope. Just nope South Korea
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Few tears have shed for him in France. Contrast that with all the tears cried for him by his supporters here on JT.
Haha you can say that again. The French seem to be far more emotionally strong.
Glad Mrs Ghosn's cowardly gambit failed too, as expected. She won't ever be coming back to Japan thankfully. Good news all round!
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It doesn't really help Ghosn since it was done during his days as CEO too.
No the operation at Nissan Japan is under the leadership of the Japanese executives who admitted last year of the scandal. Ghosn was the chairman of the alliance, not the executive of the operation at Nissan Japan which also works independently from Renault. That's why the scandal was only at Nissan and did not affect Renault.
Oh dear.. Now Ghosn fanboys are claiming Ghosn was never actually the CEO of Nissan? Interesting strategy, hopefully he uses that in court hahaha
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Lame, I thought he was going to "reveal all" like he promised in his bail-violating tweet. Disappointing.. again..
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Yeah thankfully criminals aren't allowed on boards here, unlike in other countries. His wife's cowardly flight from justice guarantees that he won't get bail ever again. Couldn't have asked for better news!
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HAHAHA, what a fool the wife is! She fled the country proving her guilt in all this and shedding light on her crimes, and now guarantees that Ghosn won't ever be released on bail again as the flight risk has been confirmed and proven.
Criminals always flea like the cowards they are. Hopefully she's as silly as her husband and comes back to be arrested on arrival. This family of thieves needs to be cleaned out
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Regardless of whether he actually committed this as a hoax or not, if he hasn't been charged why on Earth would he need to pay the police for overtime investigation? If the police and prosecutors are in agreement that it was a hoax, then why not charge him?
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Pretty clear he violated his bail terms, he is a true fool for doing so. Very happy he's back in detention
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"I have names" hahaha oh dear.. How amusing. Anyway we'll see what he has to say for himself in trial
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Hahaha this made my day. Good to hear the thief is back where he belongs!
Good Faith Investments?? What a troll and he should get another decade just for that. Well done to the prosecutors!
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Cash from Ghosn's own "CEO office" budgets at Renault as well as Nissan moved through the regional sales divisions to SBA and on to a Lebanese intermediary, "Good Faith Investments Holding"
Good Faith Investments Holding huh? Either Ghosn has a sense of ironic humor or is a criminal troll. He's done
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For companies and scientific associations, obviously it doesn't work that well, but for domestic purposes it's fine and barely causes any problems.
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I'm confused, is the guy guilty of creating a hoax attack or was he actually attacked? This decision seems to leave it completely in a grey zone
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Yeah don't agree with this ban at all. Restricting freedom of speech and information is a crime against democracy. The erosion of democracy is the aim of terrorists, so I guess NZ achieved one of those goals by themselves
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Good to see pragmatic law and no silly punitive measures for these bills. Only stifling nanny states would impose punitive measures on something like this, change should come organically from society and the market. Good news all round!
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Sanction them like the North Koreans. SK and NK are one and the same
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Just a cursory look on any street in Tokyo at children will show you that the UN appears to be making something out of completely nothing. Japanese children appear to be some of the happiest on Earth.
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Oh wow, Ghosn was misappropriating corporate funds far worse than anyone initially thought. Nail in the coffin I think. He is completely done now
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Plots and treason now? Does Ghosn think he's a nation state or a monarch? I wouldn't put it past him.
What a fool this person has turned out to be, jail him already. He's boring now.
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This is the same Macron who called himself "Jupiter" right? Haha get out of here
He should focus on rebuilding Paris with large parts burnt to the ground by French protesters than try to lecture a more developed nation. His approval ratings are the lowest on record too, so he's looking for an external foe. French incompetence at its finest
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Anime characters look nothing like Caucasians. I'd say it's only Westerners who think so.
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Good to hear, best of luck to the whalers and good hunting!
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Definitely agreed that South Korea is teetering on the brink of leaving the club of liberal democratic countries. If it does, and it is expected that it will leave the club and join its allies in China and North Korea, no one will care what happens to them.
Hopefully they do leave to be honest, then the farce of SK democracy will be over
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