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Posted in: Japan deploys new Aegis destroyer See in context

Images??

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Posted in: Nissan files ¥10 bil damages suit against Ghosn See in context

@AviBajaj

You must have forgotten Ghosn led the way to mass produced EV cars, the Nissan LEAF.

Back to topic, tough for CEO Uchida to lead a comeback. Just read there may be a rift starting in top management in Yokohama. Ghosn predicts Nissan will bankrupt. Lets see after FY 2020.

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Posted in: Renault-Nissan can overhaul alliance without ownership change, chairman says See in context

Sad to say, but this was the plan always for this crumbling alliance. You need make products and keep current with what the market and people really want. At least for Nissank, the CVT transmission, is your weakest link. I know JATCO is your subsidiary so you must improve the reliability and/or offer is very select models. The people want a 6-8, or even 10 speed auto transmission. Imagine in North America the Altima, Maxima and even the Sentra had a non CVT transmission. Perceived Quality (PQ) would be high and you could ride out this out. Hyundai/Kia and the Jeep brand will overtake you in 2020! Ghosn predicts you, Nissank will go bankrupt in 2-3 years. Let's see what you can do Uchida-san!

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Posted in: Ghosn says French envoy told him of inside plot See in context

To those who are asking why Hiroto is not arrested with his 'crime'?

Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2019:

"Junichiro Hironaka, a lawyer for Mr. Ghosn in Japan, said last week that while Mr. Ghosn is accused of hiding compensation that he never received and is facing a lengthy prison sentence as a result, Mr. Saikawa did receive excess pay and isn’t facing criminal charges.

Mr. Hironaka called this “clear discrimination against foreigners.

This pisses me off to no end. "Confess" and "Bow"? Bull Shaving cream!

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Posted in: Japanese gov't, prosecutors condemn Ghosn's remarks in Lebanon See in context

Reading statements from the prosecution side of this Ghosn case is akin to what the Democrats are doing do President Trump. Where are the FACTS and hiding possible EXCULPATORY evidence. I was so glad CG showed the is wasn't HE did it, it was the company, NISSAN. We saw Saikawa's signature and that is enough to show it wasn't Ghosn alone, it was the company. As for the under reporting of compensation, as Ghosn explained, it wasn't decided, had not been approved and not PAID. Total sham and shame on Nissan and the prosecution. The talk in MSM about merging Renault and Nissan...FALSE. Ghosn wanted to establish a holding company so Renault and Nissan have equal say....Nissan was pissed that the French government has double voting rights and Nissan ZERO. Plus, Nissan was opposed to a planned addition of FCA into the Alliance. Truth was said last night.

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Posted in: New Nissan boss vows to restore trust after Ghosn scandal See in context

Restore trust? Goodluck with that. The treatment of Ghosn is now part of the Nissan brand. Also, Nissan was always an afterthought compared to Honda or Toyota. I just don't see this company rebuilding itself for a number of reasons. Especially when they tried to metaphorically tar and feather the person that helped turn them around.

I totally agree. Now when people talk about cars from Japan, Hoda, Toyota, Mazda...maybe Mitsubishi...but Nissan will ALWAYS have the stigma it will take years to overcome. Good Luck Uchida-san!

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Posted in: Nissan slashes full-year forecast as first-half profit falls See in context

hey will continue to try to spin this as all of Ghosn's fault in the J-media.

True. Nissan has a very uninspiring lineup now and though sales of SUV's and Trucks, at least in US are up, Nissan's share is DOWN from 2019 Q3 numbers. Just wait until Jeep brand passes Nissan in sales. It will be a goal for ex-Infiniti/Nissan exec now Global president Jeep Christian Meunier.

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Posted in: Japan's consumption tax raised to 10% amid swelling welfare costs See in context

Over complicated, which is a hallmark of Japan.

HA!! Like the ubiquitous Powerpoint slides to explain the different rates in effect!

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Posted in: Nissan to discuss Saikawa successor at meeting on Monday See in context

How about a woman? Unfortunately he is part of a corrupt network in his company and should be in jail.

The 'highest' ranking woman Nissan exec would be Asako Hoshino, overseeing global marketing and sales and electric vehicle business. She chairs of the Management Committee for the Japan and Asia & Oceania regions. Why not?

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Posted in: New prosecutor defends handling of Ghosn case See in context

Asked about criticisms of Japan's criminal system as "hostage justice," referring to prolonged detentions of suspects possibly leading to false confessions, Tetsuya Sogi said he didn't really understand what that meant.

What a crock of shaving cream!

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Posted in: Japan speculates over identity of final Olympic torchbearer See in context

Mao-chan!

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Posted in: Japan to eye options if U.S. seeks coalition on Middle East threats See in context

Silly comments about 'Donny' are just dumb. If one pays attention to the situation here and sees how the US positioned itself to be even more less reliant on oil from this region. Japan should rethink their policy here if they still need this oil here.

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Posted in: Nissan to cut CEO's pay for overlooking Ghosn's alleged misconduct See in context

I will not.

I'd love to see a poll of all the foreigners in Japan about whether they'd ever buy another Nissan. Not to mention any friends or family back home who we're telling to boycott the company. I dunno, maybe it's not the best PR for a manufacturer dependent on overseas markets.

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Posted in: Questions loom for Nissan in post-Ghosn era See in context

Leaf, now the best-selling pure electric car

It seems that Leaf is actually #3, after Tesla Model 3, and a Chinese vehicle...

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/22/18236707/tesla-model-3-2018-best-selling-ev-global

Author points out the the LEAF, since 2010 has over 400,000 units sold.

https://www.engadget.com/2019/03/05/nissan-leaf-first-ev-to-top-400000-sales/

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

Fade up from black.

'...Enter Saikawa who just learned that he will be targeted by Ghosn to be relieved of CEO duties. Some of the executive committee members start thinking who would be the next CEO from this circle. Oh no, there are NO Japanese members who can possibly take the CEO 'promotion' other than the 'gaijin' members... Saikawa and his camp concoct the story as we have been reading since day one. "This will 'save' Nissan from being lead by a non-Japanese member!"

Ghosn's men in the inner circle play "Brutus" to stay close to Saikawa but in reality keep their status to possibly be promoted to CEO and to eventually 'pardon' any misdoings by Ghosn and Kelly. "

Now that Nissan has been indicted as well, at the end of this story, CG and GK will be exonerated and HS will be relieved. Nissan will have a non-Japanese as CEO and the Alliance in tact, but bruised.

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Posted in: Takanawa Gateway, new JR Yamanote Line station name, fails to resonate with Tokyoites See in context

others simply oppose the use of English in station names, which they see as unnecessary or inappropriate.

Let's be honest Tokyoites, this is the MAIN point of complaint.

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Posted in: Alabama incentives for Toyota-Mazda factory top $700 million See in context

@Toshiko

Nissan is still in Canton, Mississippi BTW.

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Posted in: Nissan to boost Japan output if dollar-yen rate helps exports See in context

toshiko-san, yes. As a matter of fact, all the major car companies here make both left and right hand cars for export.

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Posted in: Cool cops See in context

He's cleaning the sidewalk. Brush in hand. Bad caption.

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Posted in: Omiya extends unbeaten run in J-League See in context

GO SQUIRRELS!

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Posted in: Alonso leads from front to win at Hockenheim See in context

Come on, JT. Kamui Kobayashi was 4th, his best result ever, and no mention of him?<

Thomson Reuters wrote the article...Not JT

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Posted in: Button wins Japanese GP; Vettel clinches F1 championship See in context

Maybe AP writer didnt differentiate track (pavement) temp and air temp?

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