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Posted in: Ghosn family removes items from his Rio apartment See in context

Nissan objected, saying it feared evidence against Ghosn could be taken or destroyed.

Like put it him in detention for over a month is not enough? They say evidence all time but how about current Nissan execs that can walk freely between their house and office, what will happen to evidence against them?

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

"What is fascinating about this story is the politics of it," said Egor Matveyev, an assistant professor of finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

Speed of law enforcement for Gohsn case can only happen with carefully planned move from Nissan insider. Not so many major corporate scandals in Japan last few years can be compared to what happened to Ghosn.

Even during Olympus' case, Michael Woodford hired PWC to check accounting anomaly so his report can easily be used by Japanese law enforcement to follow up and nobody being detain or arrested.

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Posted in: Prosecutors seek 10-year-term for ex-MtGox bitcoin chief Karpeles See in context

Foreign execs just keep showing up in Japanese news lately.

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Posted in: 9 more med schools involved in misconduct after another admits exam rigging See in context

List just getting longer.

Nihon University, Tokyo Medical University, Juntendo University, Showa University, Fukuoka University, Kobe University, Iwate Medical University, Kanazawa Medical University and Kitasato University.

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

Nissan offered last week to brief Renault's board about findings on what it considers proof of wrongdoing by Ghosn.

Renault told alliance partner Nissan to stop contacting the French company's directors ahead of a Thursday board meeting

Do they think give one-sided of Ghosn wrongdoing before formal meeting on Thursday and perhaps do bonenkai afterward will do any good? Nissan want to make formal meeting on Dec 13 just a formality since everything already decided before that meeting?

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Posted in: Court rejects Ghosn's appeal to end detention See in context

When all Olympus, Toshiba and TEPCO execs just walk freely.

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Posted in: Art and cash-filled Rio apartment the new battleground for Nissan, Ghosn See in context

Nissan says allowing him access would "represent an incalculable risk of destruction of potential evidence of crimes allegedly committed." 

While current Nissan executives can walk freely to their home and office, what will happen to those evidence then, they're being indicted too right.

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Posted in: 69 foreign technical interns died in Japan between 2015 and 2017: Justice Ministry See in context

@scrotes, you just picking those numbers from general population statistics, that’s pretty messed up statistic you made.  Just use existing official compiled report rather than making that kind of ridiculous statistics flaws.

Those interns had numerous medical and health check, they were in good condition before they arrived in Japan. There is a comparison between those interns with Japanese people of the same age, the death caused by heart disease for those interns are twice. This is really a common cause for worker who suffered overwork.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2010/08/03/issues/dying-to-work-japan-inc-s-foreign-trainees/

*“…the Japan International Training Cooperation Organization (JITCO), which manages and oversees all foreign trainees and interns, “The rate of death of heart disease of trainees and technical interns was almost double the rate for Japanese of the same age.”…”*

Those intern death rate compared to Japanese worker is also more than twice. 

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201812050041.html

*“…The ministry’s study was based on reports submitted to local labor standard inspection offices ……an annual average of 3.64 deaths for every 100,000 foreign technical trainees….…Among all Japanese workers, the average figure between 2014 and 2017 was 1.73 fatalities for every 100,000 workers…”*

Whether those intern passed away or still alive they gone through harsh working condition.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2010/08/03/issues/dying-to-work-japan-inc-s-foreign-trainees/

*“…Many were working 100 hours of overtime on top of regular working hours of 350 hours per month….Jiang was 31 when he died of heart failure….had worked as many as 109 hours of overtime – on top of his 350 regular working hours – in the months before his death….”*

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Posted in: Is U.S. military control of airspace to blame for high cost of flying in Japan? See in context

From flight cost perspective it will be more efficient if those airspace doesn’t. Same as lot of road network that will use tunnel through the mountain instead going around or over the mountain.

You can see that airspace looks like:

https://matome.naver.jp/odai/2143899957412545001/214390393494447390

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Posted in: Is U.S. military control of airspace to blame for high cost of flying in Japan? See in context

how do LCC's even make money

As long there are some passengers willing to go using LCC's flight, LCC will make money, beside that other airline companies facing the same underlying constraint to not use that airspace. 

Whether LCC passenger can pay less ticket if that airspace isn’t exist, yes that can pay even less.

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

@Educator60

“So it takes prosecutors almost one month to figure out that Saikawa is involved?”

Theyve been questioning him from the beginning I believe.

So if questioning is sufficient, same as Ghosn he shouldn't be behind bar so since what they need is only question him.

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Posted in: Ghosn admits he signed papers on post-retirement pay; Saikawa also questioned See in context

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa had apparently signed separate documents on post-retirement payments 

Prosecutors have questioned Saikawa on a voluntary basis, believing he knows why and how the documents were created, the sources said.

So it takes prosecutors almost one month to figure out that Saikawa is involved?

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

@ah_so

Thepolice do not have enough to charge him and can only hold on for a confession. If they release him, they will lose face.

It's prosecutor from the beginning until now.

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

Ghosn could be detained through Dec 30 

Let's wait until end of this month to see whether Ghosn will get another fresh warrant.

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

The prosecutors have evidence - more than what is public. 

That why they can play hardball.

They have evidence on Toshiba, Olympus and others but what they do?

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Posted in: Ghosn's legal woes highlight governance failings in Japan See in context

Nissan Motor Co and Mitsubishi have ousted him as chairman; the board of Renault SA of France says it's waiting for more evidence.

Evidence? No, you should wait verdict from the court. Still it's better than just using accusation to remove Ghosn from his position like Nissan and Mitsubishi did.

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Posted in: Ghosn's legal woes highlight governance failings in Japan See in context

@SaikoPhyscoToday it's prosecutor, from the beginning until now.

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Posted in: Ghosn's legal woes highlight governance failings in Japan See in context

They must be pissed as hell that Ghosn is fighting back and refusing to sign a confession like most "typical" criminals!

Ghosn arrest has coverage from both domestic and international news so I don't think they will use same severe methods as they use to ordinary suspect.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

When you detain a Western CEO, it is a tragedy

When you detain 1,000 Japanese, it is a statistic.

His story made it to the news both domestic and international because he is one of central figure in Japan’s corporate world.

Detaining suspect for 23 days without lawyer, this practice already exist in Japan for decades, story about detention in Japan sometimes made it to the news but since there was no famous International figure before Ghosn case, it just doesn’t get good news coverage.

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

@Goodlucktoyou

 was forced into a confession for jay walking. 

I've seen lot of people doing jay walking in Japan both in small and wide street, how come they get you? Are you trying to jay walking on major express way?

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

@schopenhauer

Japan's justice system under scrutiny? Nonsense. If Ghosn is not a foreigner, there would not have been such a row by foreigners here.

If Ghosn weren’t CEO it wouldn’t make it in the news.

If Ghosn did not do any shady thing, he was not arrested and investigated. 

How about Olympus, Toshiba, TEPCO execs, how many of them went to same path as Ghosn? Are they not guilty?

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

In this specific case it seems it is not only about just Ghosn and thus all of the attention.

There are many other foreigners who have experienced the same treatment who were not given press either.

Yes this happens to Japanese and foreigners, when something happens to Japanese big companies' executives usually it will get media coverage. So people now can see what really justice system looks like in Japan.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

I never experienced a home invasion until I came to Japan.

Without warrant they can not enter your premise unless you give them permission. Other thing it can happen is because someone filled report on you.

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Posted in: Japan's justice system under scrutiny over Ghosn's continued detention See in context

Japanese law, meanwhile, sets detention limits for a suspect of 23 days for an arrest warrant served by police and 22 days for a warrant served by prosecutors. But authorities can add further charges with fresh warrants, meaning a person can be detained indefinitely.

Those 23 days with possible extension include 12 hours non stop interrogation from different people, well is not interrogation is forced confession more likely.

Detention is approved when the suspect is feared to flee or destroy evidence

Nice argument at first glance but what really happened prosecutors can suppressed evidences that can give advantage to suspects. Even sometimes prosecutor tampered the evidence like Tsunehiko Maeda, fortunately he get caught for this.

held in detention for days without being charged, interrogated by prosecutors without a lawyer present, and fired from his post 

Once someone get arrested in Japan all parties just will jump to guilty verdict, without care about actual court decision.

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

"Japan is a law-abiding country and this is the way our justice system works. I don't see any problem with that," Kukimoto said

Law-abiding? How about Olympus, Toshiba and others?

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Posted in: Whistleblowers making their mark on business world See in context

probe into Carlos Ghosn demonstrates the growing power of whistleblowers 

For Gohsn's case, a group of people his company doesn't like him and have information that can implicate him. They whistle blow just because it can make Gohsn go away.

This case is in contrast with Michael Woodford's Olympus.

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Posted in: Austere detention center contrasts with Ghosn's globe-trotting lifestyle See in context

Thank you Ghosn for highlighting the hidden.

Relatives or friend of people who spend their time inside dentention center wouldn't know their existence for several days, authorities even wouldn't inform nor confirm to any relatives or friends who want to know.

Ghosn is pretty lucky compare to ordinary people, at least his family know his whereabouts.

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Posted in: Ghosn to be detained for another 10 days; Nissan board to vote on his dismissal See in context

This happened with Olympus back in 2011 or 2012. It was not a purchase by a foreign company, rather a British -CEO- came to the helm and Pandora's Box was opened.

Thankfully that British CEO found lot of cover up in the begining before he got implicated with things that might lead him guilty like other inside Olympus. Even worst, before other people inside Olympus set him up to sign things that might against him in the future.

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Posted in: Austere detention center contrasts with Ghosn's globe-trotting lifestyle See in context

It is strange the way Japan treats the "accused".

Yes it shouldn't be like that but that's pretty common in Japan. The prosecutor usually use this to force people to make false confession, things those people even never did. In exchange they will be free and continue their life. When it took longer it took there will be some risk that their employer and co-worker know about this, prejudice will start immediately.

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Posted in: Japan's cyber security minister admits never having used computer See in context

Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, is the deputy chief of the government's cyber security strategy office and also the minister

All bureaucrats in Japan need is a hanko right?

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