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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn raises speculation over coup by Nissan See in context

jtulolDec. 13  11:43 pm JST

It's interesting that French people on facebook pages of French media praise Japanese authorities for the arrest of Ghosn while experts here.....

Can you please share these pages.

In argumentation, citing sources are very important.

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn raises speculation over coup by Nissan See in context

@ Asakaze

I must have missed something.

As far as I am aware there is nothing about tax avoidance in Ghosn's case and I have not heard any proof that there has been any doctored documents about his pay-check.

I am only aware of some joint intention between Ghosn and Nissan board for deferred payments that are still under assessment from a legal standpoint if they should have been declared or not.

The Japanese justice simulacre has already been exposed and recognised widely and will be amplified to a very damaging extent with this case with absolutely no doubt.

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Posted in: Arrest of Ghosn raises speculation over coup by Nissan See in context

Ghosn can give up the "planned" deferred retirement payment from Nissan. The royalties he will get from books and movies will be enough for a good living. Could he be guilty or not since it will reveal the Japanese justice is completely flawed and JT Inc. governance near the absolute zero.

But the damage to Japan image will be huge, which will make up the money loss for him (his ego is big, nobody challenge that).

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Posted in: Don't contact our board members, Renault tells Nissan See in context

tinawatanabeToday  03:45 pm JST

Renault should increase its stake in Nissan to 50.1% and fire the Nissan board.

It was agreement that Renault wouldn't takeover Nissan when Nissan accepted Renault's help.

First: there is no "help" in business, there is only interest in getting return on investment.

Second: I am not aware of any plan to have Renault taking over Nissan, but to merge the 2 companies.

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Posted in: What will happen to Ghosn when his 22-day detention ends on Monday? See in context

I have big difficulty to believe the whistleblower story.

Even in individualist countries, whistleblowing is a very difficult act requiring big braveness. In a country of group & corporate culture like Japan this is beyond what I can imagine.

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Posted in: Hope, anxiety in Japan over opening up to more foreign workers See in context

Importing cheap arms with brains and hearts forced to stay abroad.

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Posted in: Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn to be served with fresh arrest warrant See in context

@Serrano

What is your point about multi-citizenship?

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Posted in: China demands Canada release Huawei executive See in context

I have no clue about this Huawei technology stuff. Can an expert explain if this could be a real spy threat?

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Posted in: Tokyo Skytree tries new method for snow, ice removal See in context

GoodlucktoyouToday  05:47 pm JST

More worried about the thing falling over in a massive earthquake after faulty data and semi fake materials was revealed.

The SkyTree tower survived the 3/11 earthquake without any damage. I believe this was a sufficient stress test. Do not worry!

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

kurisupisuToday  06:39 am JST

If I were Mr Ghosn then I would not make a false confession.

However, 99% of people do.....

Ghosn is part of the 0.000001% smarter guy and thicker skin in the world. He will never crack on forced confession. Never!

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Posted in: Tokyo 2020 Olympic organizers settle on 6 a.m. marathon starts See in context

Kenyan's stars will be at their bests in the heat.

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Posted in: Former marathon runner gets suspended sentence for shoplifting See in context

Japan is not really renown for being smart in dealing with mental disorder.

Poor lady!

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

@ksteer

I can show you right now how Ghosn is guilty of false filings to the security commission.

Are you the whistle blower?

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

he definitely seems like a guy that will not break down because of some alone jail time

Ghosn is a complete rock. He has always been a lonesome guy managing 10 time zones in a week. Maintaining separate agenda for separate businesses.

Japan might be the empire of the rising sun, but the Ghosn one was "The empire on which the sun never set".

Being questioned in the middle of the night is not a problem for him.

This Forbes article from .... 2006 speaks for itself.

https://www.forbes.com/global/2006/0522/020.html#631d84c65132

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

Ghosn is known to be extremely egotistical, this just proves it.

I cannot find the link between refusing making a confession and being egotistical.

He is brave because if he has actually done something wrong and can be charged the sentence will be bigger.

He might be greedy (I do not know) but he is not an idiot, he is very strong and knows very well the Japanese culture.

He will push this matter very far as this is his right.

Then let's see who will lose the most. Interesting case for Japan and Japanese people.

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Posted in: Ghosn says he does not want to make false confession: sources See in context

The charges against Ghosn have nothing to do with income tax.

As far as I am aware there has been no charge yet.

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Posted in: 64-year-old man arrested for stealing a roll of toilet paper from hospital toilet See in context

Basic soap, tooth paste and toilet paper should be free of charge!

For the well-being of everyone and all others that can afford.

I am ready for crow-founding.

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Posted in: Lawyer: Nissan exec arrested with Ghosn asserts innocence See in context

seadog538Today  09:01 am JST

This should be a lesson to those who don't already know----don't fall foul of the law in a foreign country. Your Consul will tell you that he cannot do anything. Like it or not, that's how it is.

As far as I am aware Ghosn has not been charged yet. So how can you already conclude he is guilty?

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Posted in: Princess Aiko turns 17 See in context

And?

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Posted in: Abe, Macron arranging to meet at G20 to discuss Nissan-Renault alliance See in context

Japanese companies (even though fully state own companies) can buy foreign companies. But none is allowed to buy a Japanese company.

Stop crying the Renault-Nissan deal is unfair.

If Renault would have been bankrupt and Nissan was rich, Nissan would have bought it right away.

Can anyone mention a significant Japanese company that have been bought from a foreign one?

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Posted in: Japanese prosecutors say they will detain Ghosn as long as needed See in context

He will be doing the time for his crimes, no one is above the law no matter how rich and powerful, unlike certain powerful persons in other countries

That is the point, he is already considered as guilty with these unacceptable leaks (or fake news) distilled by the Japanese newspaper while Ghosn cannot defend publicly himself directly or through his lawyer. If he is kept that long in remand it means they do not have yet any bulletproof evidences or confession...

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Posted in: Prince Fumihito stands firm over postponement of daughter's marriage See in context

So archaic!

If she want to marry even a junk guy, this is her right. She is 27 years old!

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Posted in: S Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan See in context

@Strangerland

Two politicians meeting to settle down an apology agreement to get rid of the burden is worse than doing nothing.

What is deeply missing in this whole story is compassion for the victims.

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Posted in: S Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan See in context

Sincere apologise means the full country back it up (let's say the majority of the people take it as an undeniable fact).

If you say sorry outside and minimise or cover up inside this is cynical.

Easy to check: make a random poll in Japan with a representative cohort asking if the confort women was a wrongdoing or not.

If the majority is yes, keep the memory of it so that is does not happen again. If the majority says no, well, quite a big remaining educational job to do.

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Posted in: Ghosn denies allegations against him: NHK See in context

@UlsterBoy

Ghosn is probably the one guy with the thicker skin on Japan soil currently.

It will be interesting on how long the police will need to keep it under remand to crack him. They can extent it almost to the infinite as long as they can bring up new charges.

They will need a lot of police officers questioning him, many of them will crack well before him.

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Posted in: S Korea's surviving 'comfort women' spend final years seeking atonement from Japan See in context

The only way Japan can sincerely recognises this dark side of its colonial/war time is to engrave all their misconducts in history school books. Plain and simple.

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Posted in: Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico See in context

There is always the argument that the suffering, poor and homeless citizens should come first.

But the same people who are against hopeless immigrants are as well against anything to relieve their own compatriots like universal healthcare and so on.

None can solve this issue alone but please no more of these obscene arguments to justify doing nothing.

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Posted in: Growing caravan of migrants pushes deeper into Mexico See in context

Most of the Latin America countries - especially in Central America - were the cold war playground between USA and URSS. With both of them supporting government or guerrilla or vice versa.

Add a colonial background with lack of education and huge inequalities and you end up to this situation.

USA has been part of the issue, it cannot solve it alone but should be part of the solution.

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Posted in: All Nippon Airways’ first A380 rolls out of final assembly line See in context

Airport landing & docking will become increasingly expensive in big congested airport hubs. 2 aeroplanes capacity into a single may become a cost effective advantage there. Let's see.

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Posted in: 17 killed in shooting spree at Florida high school by expelled student See in context

USA is not a democracy. Rich people and organisations support politician election. This is officially called lobbying. I call it corruption.

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