Thank goodness for the Japanese police. This country is the most civilized in the world.
Two points, I find it interesting that "Carlos" claims everything was unfair, but he doesn't even talk about the loss of 10MM in bail money. Why I wonder? Was the 10MM quid pro quo for escape in his eyes? That is how corrupt he appears.
Everyone talks about the innocent going to jail in Japan, and I believe we can all agree that is a horrible thing. But why do foreigners not act with the same amount of indignity when someone guilty gets off without punishment?
Punishing the innocent is bad, but letting the guilty get away with their crimes is just as bad, OR EVEN WORSE, for regular law-abiding citizens.
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Japan, plain and simple, has a better and more efficient justice system than countries in the west. Every legal system makes mistakes. But, is it true there are more innocent in Japanese prisons than, for instance, there are in US jails? I think not, but that is a hard one to prove.
How about whether more guilty get off in the US than in Japan? This is an unequivocal yes, because again talking about the US criminal justice system, which has the philosophy that it is better for 100 guilty to go free than 1 innocent to go to jail. The broken philosophy makes for a broken society.
If you are guilty, you hope it is in the US, because you have a better chance of getting off. Test the police, get off on a technicality, rob and pillage some more. Over and over again, in the name of "human rights"!
The genius of the Japanese system is simple, DON'T do anything illegal, never get involved with the authorities in the first place, and you will be fine. Commit illegal acts, try to test the police, or even tread the gray line between right and wrong, go to a very nasty jail.
I like how there is so much less random crime in Japan, less shoplifters make better prices for all, less crime and real deterrence makes for better lives for all citizens.
Talk about human rights! Ghosn should be ashamed of himself, talking about 'human rights' while he is in Lebanon of all places!
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Why does the author use the word "Konya" in the title, and then not define it anywhere in the article?
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What a farce! If the SEC settlement wasn't an admission of guilt, then why did he pay a million dollar fine and agree to be barred from working in management at a US listed company for the next 10 years? The Ghosn articles are just clickbait, the guy is so guilty.
How many millions a year is enough for guys like him?
Why should the public trust defense attorneys over prosecutors in Japan? Too much cynicism is counterproductive. Don't prosecutors have a 99% conviction rate here? Is it that the whole system is corrupt, or maybe they are just a better run society?
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This is important info. Thanks!
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Don't be stupid Endo. Japan benefits from a strong central government. Look at the problems in the US, they are primarily because of a lack of a strong central government. Poor education system, dangerous streets, lawlessness and terrible 'justice system' based on a jury system of the non-educated and retirees, a country of wacko religious nincompoops and science deniers. The US is fundamentally broken, don't look to the US for political inspiration. Japan is a better run and fairer country than the US will ever be. Now is the time for more societal solidarity, not less. Do you really want measles in Japan, based on the freedom of everyone to choose not to get innoculated?
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I expect this is going to be much more inconvenient for me. Are there going to be direct trains from Haneda to Ueno or Tokyo Station? I bet not. They just want to save money. Did they check with their customers?
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The stupid thing about that too is that Puerto Rico is part of the US. They all have US passports, they are Americans.
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Actually moving in costs at least 5 months: 1 month deposit, 1 month key money, 1 month agent fee, 1 month fee to the guarantor, 1 month pre-paid rent down. Oftentimes it can be 1-2 months key money, 1-2 months deposit.
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