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Posted in: Ghosn's lawyers hand dossier to U.N. human rights office showing violations See in context

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It's only Francois Zimeray, the French legal team that filed this at the behest of the 'kids'.

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And it ain't going to make a dent in the case - other than exacerbate ghosn's already precarious position.

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It's not politics as usual.

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Posted in: Girls' Doll Festival - what it means See in context

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This is truly a lovely tradition.

Though I am told it's not observed in most contemporary families- the cost of these doll-sets can be prohibitive, for one thing.

I hope, however, this beautiful tradition will not be lost in the surging gender bending culture .

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Posted in: Trump-Kim rift over nuclear weapons underlines threat to Japan See in context

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It's unfortunate Japan is sandwiched between these conflicting powers.

However one cannot make a pact with the devil.

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Posted in: Japanese service creates wearable super realistic replicas of your pet’s head See in context

Luddite

Why?

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Good question.

Underdeveloped / immature personal core identity, I surmise.

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Posted in: Abe backs Trump after Kim summit ends with no deal See in context

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Abe backs trump !

So what else could he do?

Honestly - what none- story !!!

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Posted in: Prices of food, drink items to increase See in context

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is there anyone with any sense of responsibility left in the Govt?

Seriously !!!

Where will people find the money to live - their salaries have not increased in accordance with the cost of living !?

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Posted in: The Art of the Walk? Summit collapse and Trump's diplomacy See in context

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Good for Trump to walk out.

NK needs to learn that you don't get "SOMETHING" for NOTHING.

They have to bend over. [And, hey !! how about the abductees..????}

Humpity Dumpity's smile just won't do it.

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Posted in: Shodoshima: Olives groves and jutting cliffs at one of the most surprising mixes of culture in Japan See in context

It's a beautiful get-away.

Food is terrific; the people gentle.

Shodoshima was my first trip within Japan via ferry.

Stayed at a Minshuku - and really got a feel of Japan - just fell in love with the culture

The ocean waters were calm, the beach soft and sandy.

It's been so long ago.

Really appreciate being reminded of the week i spent in this quiet 'shangrila' many years ago.

Natsukashii!!

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Posted in: Marunouchi line gets new train See in context

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J transit system ranks among the top in the world : clean, punctual, efficient, safe.

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Posted in: Okinawa holds referendum on controversial U.S. base move See in context

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Time for the US to leave.

Way overdue.

Japan does not need Big Brother.

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Posted in: U.S. airlines to offer non-binary gender options See in context

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A Rose by any other name is still a rose. ~ Gertrude Stein

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Posted in: 'Shoplifters' director apologizes for French film awards no-show See in context

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Wow! That's like giving them the finger.

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It's so out of character for Kore-da . . .

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Shoplifters is truly a poignant work and the award is well deserved.

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That being said - no-show is a terrible faut pas.

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The French won't forget.

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Posted in: Uniqlo’s new 'communist dictator' jacket has Japanese commenters confused and snickering See in context

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totally UGLY!!!

Never been a 'fan' of Uniglo anyway - always felt their stuff was so proletarian

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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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Posted in: Snow catcher See in context

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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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