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Posted in: 5 awards-friendly Japanese films to put you in the Oscars mood See in context

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Hirokazu Kore-eda does beautiful work !

The way he intricately works the them metaphorically lay upon layer with delicate artistry.

His pieces consummately express the heart and soul of modern Japan.

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

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@ Yubaru

I read many news items from different sources each day , and do not click and save links.

According to the report below - it WAS Euro 600.000 for the BIRTHDAY party ( as reported below)

Clearly this is not 'hearsay'.

French Finance Minister is confirming the report results from an Investigation they launched..

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*https://pres5.com/forextrading/****ghosn****-to-reimburse-versailles*..

"....Les Echos reported Ghosn hosted a black-tie evening in March, 2014 for 200 guests to mark the 15th anniversary of the car alliance. The society event costing an estimated 600,000 euros was held on the day he turned 60 and not the day the companies’ partnership started in 1999.

Renault declined to comment and Ghosn’s lawyer and spokespeople for the alliance couldn’t be reached for immediate comment.

Renault started an internal probe in November, shortly after Ghosn was arrested. Following the Versailles revelations, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the investigation is “starting to get results.”

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

@ MikeH

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Face the the facts. Ghosn mismanaged the funds for personal benefit. ( It is has nothing to do with hatred or love)

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Why would Ghosn's French Lawyer concede, and make a public statement saying *that Ghosn agrees to pay the money back *, if it were 'hearsay'.

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

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which will most likely result in Renault owning most of Nissans assets outside Japan*. 

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Not going to happen !

Renault , like Nissan , is federally subsidized.

French economy is shakey - ergo : yellow vests storming the streets.

They can't afford a law suit.

Nissan will dissolve the alliance- probably already have a caveat.

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

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@ yubaru

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:-) from bloomberg

Ghosn's Glittering Versailles Parties Shift Focus to Renault

https://**www.bloomberg.com**/news/articles/2019-02-08/**ghosn**-to...

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BTW the zeros were typo's. Unlike ghosn I can admit a mistake ;-)

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

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Rather strange that Renault would need to chastise Nissan, when Renault CEO Senard has already cited 2 misappropriation of funds by Ghosn:

Euro 500,000 for the 2016 Versailles wedding ( which Ghosn admitted and says he will pay back .. duhhhhh?)

2.Euro 600,000 for Versailles 60th birthday party

Senard has referred these to the French prosecutor.

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Renaults superciliousness will backfire .

It spurs Nissan to find a way out of the alliance.

Wait and see.

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Posted in: Renault denounces Nissan over Ghosn investigation: report See in context

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So much for a cooperative alliance !

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A bientôt, Renault !!! .

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Posted in: Ghosn ready to repay cost of Versailles wedding: lawyer See in context

@coskuri

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Excellent post.

Indeed he passed the bill for his lavish 60th BIRTHDAY Party ( costing Euro 600,000) on to Renault.

The new CEO, Senard , has referred Ghosns misappropriation of funds in France to the French prosecutor there.

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Posted in: Ghosn ready to repay cost of Versailles wedding: lawyer See in context

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But wait !!!!

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Renault under new CEO Senard will be uncovering more misappropriation of moneys under Ghosn's tenure.

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This is just the tip of the corruption iceberg.

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Posted in: Ghosn ready to repay cost of Versailles wedding: lawyer See in context

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"He thought it was free," 

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What a lame excuse.

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What's he doing being CEO of 3 auto companies when he can't figure out that he has to PAY for a party he gives.

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Just like he has to pay for a meal in an restaurant.

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There ain't no 'free' ride. The executive expense account is not to cover personal indulgences.

EVERYBODY know that!

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Posted in: Nissan board picks Renault's Senard; shareholders meeting set See in context

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Senard is no fan of Ghosn.

He will launch a genuine investigation in France which will open up Pandora's Box .

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This is a beautiful shot.

Great camera work.

The picture is a poem in itself.

:-)

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Posted in: Nissan to freeze payments of unstated remuneration to Ghosn See in context

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This is just the beginning

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Posted in: He serves as deputy prime minister, and as finance minister, is responsible for state finances. His message and his mindset, which have been spread throughout Japan and overseas, are an embarrassment. See in context

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The LDP has done NOTHING to encourage young people to marry, let alone have children.

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Policies, such as

Tax Breaks for couples;

tax credits for each child;

3. PAID maternity & paternity leave,

4. WOMEN are guaranteed their job back/ position back if they choose to take a year off to be with their child. . . .

These guys in the govt are all disengaged entitled rich kids.

They don't have clue how expensive and challenging it is to raise a family.

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Posted in: He serves as deputy prime minister, and as finance minister, is responsible for state finances. His message and his mindset, which have been spread throughout Japan and overseas, are an embarrassment. See in context

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Renho is correct.

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(Wish she'd make it as Prime minster. She is one sharp lady.)

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Aso is a buffoon.

The only reason he holds this prime position ( for so many years) is bc of his rich connections.

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Posted in: Nissan poised to propose Ghosn replacement on board: report See in context

Ascissor

You mean the cull of Ghosn?

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Good point ! :-)

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But, I did mean the "cult" of ghosn, or shall I say -' ghosn mythology" that Ghosn-groupies keep fawning over.

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Posted in: 'Giri' (obligation) chocolates seen as power harassment; more Japanese companies ban practice See in context

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It so Japanese how Valentines Day has become institutionalized in such a lopsided way - where manager and males are recipients.

Its just weird.

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Posted in: UK offered Nissan Brexit assurances, 80 mil pounds for car investment See in context

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It was Ghosn's idea to globalize Nissan and establish a plant in Sutherland.

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Nissan is showing it's true colors.

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They are bringing the product under their control.

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touche Renault.

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Posted in: Nissan poised to propose Ghosn replacement on board: report See in context

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darknuts: T

All the pictures we see of Ghosn are pre-incarceration. Are they afraid to show what he looks like now?

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Probably JT does not have a current shot of the inauspicious man.

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Though, this piece is hardly news

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It just seems to perpetuates the 'cult-of Ghosn"

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Posted in: Barbara Ehrenreich tweets about Marie Kondo widely condemned See in context

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Americans - esp those masquerading as 'tolerant' liberals like Ehrenreich - need to grow out of their xenophobia and learn to accept that the world is wide in ethnic and cultural diversity.

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Ehrenreich's apology falls flat.

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Go for it Marie Kondo - you are awesome!!!1

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Posted in: Nissan's second thoughts on UK-made SUV add to Brexit worry See in context

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Bringing manufacturing home.

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Provide jobs.

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Keep the money in Japan.

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This is Nissan's aside to renault ,as well.

:-)

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

jpn-guy

The implication that there are only two alternatives

Of course there is a continuum of socio-political 'systems' that operate between complet despotic rule and anarchy.

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However on this issue, individuals who do not agree with the prosecution & detainment of Ghosn fall into the extreme ( almost fanaticism) of categorically denouncing the J legal system as being categorically unjust, un fair.

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Posted in: MSDF member arrested after walking naked on snow-covered street in Aomori Pref See in context

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one way to get out of the forces

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Posted in: Body of missing university student found; suspect arrested See in context

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Poor child - young, and looking for adventure - to find herself in the prey of some heinous violent madman.

What a traumatic end to her dreams.

May she find rest now.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

Akie

*HJSLLS, what is wrong to have a full confidence in laws ? Is it right to have full confidence in *anarchy ?

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You're so smart !

Excellent point.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

wtfjapan ... because in democratic countries the law should be applied equally across all people regardless of their wealth, position , nationality or race.

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Well ------ dream on !

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Tell me ONE 'democratic' country where the law is applied EQUALLY with no discrimination regarding rich & poor, race, wealth, family status. ....?

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In Japan the list of illustrious, wealthy entrepreneurs detained ( ultimately charged and sentenced) for long periods of time for white collar crimes is VERY long.

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It seems , actually, the VERY rich are less likely to get away with it in Japan than they are in other 'democratic' countries.

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Posted in: Japan disallows trademark registration of era names See in context

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It doesn't matter in the market place.

Long gone are the days when "era names" had buying power.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

John

By the way, as we are talking about plot.

*(1) Ghosn himself was about to oust Hiroto Saikawa, officially because sales in the USA were lower than what Ghosn was expecting. And unofficially certainly because Hiroto Saikawa was the leading opposition to the merger with Renault*..

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Ghosn, a master at complicity - so that is the why he restores his current situation as a 'plot & treason'

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(2) *Oh by the way, how many here knows that Ghosn has ousted 3 Nissan directors, falsely accusing them of spying ? . . . . they were simply fired with a delusional charge of spying* !

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Yes. That happened in France with Renault.

And after the Execs were fired, Renault did a through investigation and found they were innocent.

There is very deep sentiment of distaste for Ghosn in Renault And iN France because of this situation (contrary to what some J media want to portray)

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(3)* That's probably how Ghosn could have engineered everything with an inner circle of people of slavish loyalty. So, of course, a very few and only a very few of Nissan executives were informed of Ghosn's wrongdoings, but they would just shut up for the sake of their wages... until someone whistled the end of the game. Who's the dictator ?*

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You got it, John.

People just need to do a little research and the FACTS are there.

And once the prosecution is done wringing the complicit Nissan execs dry for information, they will also be sued and fired.

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Posted in: Ghosn tells Nikkei arrest due to plot, treason within Nissan See in context

John

°1) because Ghosn "saved" Nissan back then, how is it a justification to steal money ? These are 2 separate matters.

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YES ! True.

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2°) *Nissan Japanese executives .... couldn't come with the idea of firing thousands of employees, shutting down many factories and thus literally destroying the economic fabric of many cities (with direct and indirect employment).*

*Ghosn could have made these choices, without a single twinge of regret, and has put a lot a money in his pockets. So, *Ghosn "saved" Nissan, but at what cost !

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Excellent point !

Too often under reported !!!

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