JBird comments

Posted in: Do you think not buying a Nissan car, even if you liked the design and other features, because of what happened to former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, is a rational decision? See in context


But that is also greatly influenced by what they haven’t done to others, and also the high probability of the company going bankrupt!

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 75 coronavirus infections; drops below 100 for 1st time in 7 days See in context


While numerous people are still reporting on extreme difficulties in getting tested

I’ve seen no such reports. This wouldn’t be speculation on your part, would it? Source please.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context


Oh and @JBird please also compare the infections in children.

I didn’t compare infections in adults, I just stated that erbaviva’s post was factually incorrect.

I did mention that the US death toll from COVID-19, even with all the precautions, is double the highest estimate of influenza deaths already. You’ll notice I didn’t include anything about their ages.

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Posted in: Tokyo confirms 131 new coronavirus infections on Saturday See in context


A PhD does not make one a medical doctor and after reading all that you wrote all I can say, to quote a saying, is A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. I can tell you’ve read a bit but truly understand very little.

There are many coronavirus, most are not dangerous, some cause a cold, others are more dangerous. They are similar to influenza virus (A & B) in that the have a single strand of RNA as their genome, but that is where the genomic similarity ends. I’m not sure what you were referring to concerning DNA. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is certainly not an influenza virus.

In some cases a COVID-19 infection can cause cytokine storm, which is a dangerous overreaction of the immune system, but that doesn’t make COVID-19 an autoimmune disease.

In the US it is estimated that between 25,000 and 60,000 people died from the last large flu season. During the flu season nothing special was done to combat the epidemic. From COVID-19 the death toll has already passed 130,000, AND this is with lockdowns, testing, tracing, masks, etc, etc. AGAIN, this coronavirus IS NOT a flu virus, AND COVID-19 is not the flu!

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

The early actions taken in Hokkaido seem to have successfully slowed the spread of infections there. Hokkaido reports 55 active cases with only 4 new infections yesterday!

Let’s hope that trend continues in Hokkaido and the situation elsewhere follows a similar trend after the latest action.

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Posted in: Japan records 503 coronavirus infections on Wednesday; biggest daily jump since start of pandemic See in context

@ Burning Bush

Ok, and how many have recovered?

100, 500, 1000?

New infections MINUS recovered cases would give us a clear picture of whether it's spreading or not.

New infections yesterday = 503

Total number of recovered since the beginning = 622

Yes, it’s spreading. And the rate is beginning to shoot up!

Please do a bit of research before posting your inaccuracies down playing the infection.

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Posted in: Japan's state of emergency is no lockdown. What is it? See in context

@ Burning Bush

The city of 14 million had 1,196 cases as of Tuesday, up from about 600 a week earlier.

To be accurate, this is the accumulated total from the very beginning, without recovered cases being removed from the figure. Most people infected in February have long since recovered and should be removed from that figure.

Sorry, but most people infected in February haven’t recovered, though nearly 30 have died.

Tokyo had only 52 COVID patients recover and be released. Subtracting both the recoveries and the deaths still gives 1,114 active cases and STILL shows an increase of nearly 600 new infections since last week!

The recent steep increase is what’s most troubling yet you still insist on down-playing the seriousness of this virus!

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Posted in: 21 aboard cruise ship off California test positive for coronavirus See in context

"We anticipate that they will be quarantined on the ship, they will not need to disembark."

Not sure who “we” are but sounds like Diamond Princess II if it turns out to be true.

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Posted in: Nissan files ¥10 bil damages suit against Ghosn See in context

The fact that Nissan announced this THE DAY BEFORE THEY WERE TO RELEASE THEIR EARNING REPORT says volumes, now doesn’t it?

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Posted in: Prosecutors probe 2 Americans for allegedly helping Ghosn escape See in context

Since the US is one of two countries that Japan has an extradition treaty with the prosecutors will just ask the the US to extradite them. They won’t ask Interpol for a red notice, especially after being embarrassed at the way it worked out with the Carole Ghosn. It must have really hurt to be told no.

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Posted in: Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec See in context


Ghosn's lawyers already asked the prosecutors the reason Saikawa had not been charged similarly in summer last year. They must know why and just don't refer to it

I think everyone knows why,

This is Japan

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Posted in: Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in restaurant See in context

Woman arrested for stabbing boyfriend in restaurant

Headline could be better. Makes it sound like it was a poor choice of location that got her arrested.

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

Another rich criminal evades justice.


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

Funniest thing I've read this year, ROTFL...BAWAWAWAHAHA....challenge the system whikst hidling in a box...

The very fact that both the Prosecutors and MoJ stayed up to give rushed statements in the middle of the night shows how much Ghosn is rattling the system and also how they are reacting mostly to their loss of face. Reactions such as your also point to the real issue of how much the egg hurts.

I’m sure this story isn’t over yet and they’re be plenty more of the egg flying around. We can only hope it brings some positive change!

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Posted in: Not a Ghosn fan See in context

@ Peeping_Tom

It was already pointed out that the protester’s sign is dated 17 October. This was the date civil protests started in Lebanon brought by planned taxes on gasoline, tobacco and internet phone calls. On 17 October this had nothing to due with Ghosn skipping bail and flying to Lebanon.

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Posted in: Ghosn: A tycoon full of surprises See in context


"I won't settle in one place. I will travel all over the world. I cannot conceive of spending all my time in just one country,"

Ah, but he will now, with Lebanon being the one country without an extradition treaty with Japan.  

Lebanon being the one? country??

A bit of research before speaking goes a long way.

Actually he should be able to travel very freely since only the US and South Korea actually have extradition treaties with Japan for he has been accused of...

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Posted in: Ex-Apple executive joins startup aimed at banishing smartphone cables See in context

This is not sexist nor a politically correct point to make.

Absolutely sexist. What about differently gendered plugs and sockets?

What about bidirectional cables

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Posted in: Nissan names head of China business as new CEO See in context

...there will NEVER EVER be another CEO who is not Japanese.

The way Nissan is going there may never be ANY CEO again soon.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife denounces restrictions on contacts See in context

From the NYTimes...

In a translated court filing reviewed by The New York Times, prosecutors argued that Mrs. Ghosn should not be allowed to meet with her husband because she had disparaged the Japanese legal system. 

This is revenge instigated by the prosecutors, pure and simple.

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Posted in: Tokyo court retracts plan to start Ghosn's trial in Sept See in context

No it's Carlos, and he's innocent, it's the japanese judiciary system that is flawed say the "experts" posting comments...hahaha!

@Patrick Corsi

If you had been following this on JT I think you would have found that the two have become somewhat exclusive with most only hoping Ghosn gets s fair trail and the "system" is improved.

Ghosn has been accused of wrong doing and we've all see the same leaks BUT it should be up to a fair court to decide guilt, and until then he is considered innocent,

On the other hand the unfairness and mideaval practices of the prosecutors in our so called Japanese "justice" system are evident.

Ghosn may be guilty, as the prosecutors say, or innocent as he says, and that will (hopefully) come out in trail. One can only hope that this trail brings enough shame and pressure on our justice system that it can be changed and drug screaming into this century!

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Posted in: Carole Ghosn criss-crossing world in emotional media, political campaign for husband See in context

All her cavorting will backfire.


That is certainly what the prosecutors are praying happens. They certainly feel uncomfortable when they can't control their trail by media smear.

Whether it has any effect on the trail is not as important as what it might do to bring pressure on repairing the badly damaged Japanese injustice system!

Ghose may be guilty or he may be innocent, that should be addressed in a fair trail. The way the prosecutors leak information to their advantage is disgusting though and I hope Carole matches them step for step!

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Posted in: Prosecutors suspect Ghosn's wife contacted parties linked to his case See in context

Notice how all of the articles about this say something about the bail terms banning Carlos from talking to those related to the charges but that Carole is under no such ban?

What the Prosecutors don't point out in their "leak" is that they suspect that she may have talked to someone linked to the recent accusation and not anything or anyone connected to ANY of the indictments against Ghosn for which he received bail, and that she would not have broken any bail terms even if she had been included in her husbands bail terms.

This media smear campaign that prosecutors use to convict a person before trail, and it's not only in Ghosn's case, has to be illegal. The "source close to the matter" is obviously used as the English translation of 検察官.

Boy but do they sure get pissed when the other side tries to counter their smear campaign with their own media releases.

This case just gets stranger by the day and the frustration of the prosecutors when Ghosn didn't "confess", make a couple deep bows, accept his slap on the wrist. They wouldn't be losing so much face and a merger would sidelined. Now their finding out Renault STILL want the merger, and they've dug themselves in a hole so deep they'll never get out. The only good that may come is some small improvement in the medieval justice system.

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife questioned in closed-door hearing at Tokyo District Court See in context


A link please -- or it didn't happen

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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyer clarifies bail conditions See in context


i Carole Ghosn was under no legal restriction to not leave Japan and it has nothing to do with Carlos.

ii I notice you emphasized "which he assumed would not come to light" but, in reality this is just your opinion.

AND his new Twitter account didn't violate his parole and even if it was a "make my day" tweet, certainly wasn't illegal.

The good that will hopefully come from Ghosn's fighting attitude is to bring a stronger spotlight on Japan's "injustice" system and, again hopefully, enough shame that steps are taken to cause some correction!

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Posted in: Nissan shareholders vote to remove Ghosn as director See in context

One shareholder said Nissan's entire management should resign immediately. 


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Posted in: Nissan shareholders to vote on removing Ghosn from board See in context

@kenji. It is legal to make moves in business to change business plans. Not sure about Saikawa, but to my knowledge he is not in prison facing trial for multi million dollar theft.

@ Goodlucktoyou

You're 100% correct when you say Saikawa, or for that matter anyone at Nissan other than Ghosn, is not facing trail or even accused of a crime. AND THIS IN ITSELF shows just how corrupt the so called "justice" is in Japan and why it's receiving such scrutiny abroad! If the allegations are true or not remains to be seen but, in any case, it would be impossible for Ghosn to do what they say he did by himself. Others had to be involved and it was even stated that Saikawa signed documents and received emails outlining the retirement payout options for Ghosn. Obviously he knew everything and it is very probable that many others were involved as well. Why are there no other suspects? The simple answer seems to be that is Nissan wanted to avoid a merger and saw ousting Ghosn as the way to do that. Ghosn may be innocent or he may be guilty, but that should be determined in a fair trail. AND that trail should include many more that just 1 suspect!

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Posted in: Ghosn's wife leaves Japan to appeal to French gov't; prosecutors want her questioned See in context

@True Blue

Sympathy for Ghosn and disgust for the Japanese "justice" system are two different things!

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Posted in: France refers to Ghosn's rearrest in talks with Kono See in context

So many miss the point that this is not about the innocence or guilt of Ghosn anymore but this farce of a justice system.

The prosecutors may have caught a fish this time, or may be not, but it's usually only in third world dictatorships that they are allowed to lock someone up on weak allegations and go on an endless fishing trip looking for something to charge the person.

And rearresting him while on bail because "he might become a flight risk", when he's already proven he is not, is just crazy!

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Posted in: Ghosn's trial expected to start in September See in context


Actually there are only two charges, not reporting deferred income and temporarily transferring personal losses to Nissan while he arranged more collateral.

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Posted in: Court turns down Ghosn's request to attend Nissan board meeting on Tuesday See in context


108 days in solitary, not allowed to see family, no heat, poor meals, ruined life, etc and that's not punishment? you should hope your never "not punished" by our backward hostage justice system.

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