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Posted in: Former Princess Mako says marriage was a 'necessary choice' See in context

Imagine. Just imagine if they give birth to a child(ren) in the US who will then automatically become a US citizen. Isn't this unprecedented in and of itself for the Japanese Imperial family? Then, just imagine further if this child goes on to do great things and maybe even becomes a politician and (gulp) the president of the United States. By that time, Ms. Mako's younger brother will be the Emperor so that will be his uncle.

Oh that would be quite an interesting world to live in!

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Posted in: 'Hostage justice?' Japan fights back with an internet FAQ See in context

The Japanese seem indifferent to all the foreign criticism of their justice system because they may think it is simply non-Japanese being nosy about a supposedly guilty individual.

So let me introduce (sorry moderator if you consider this off topic) the sad story of Moritomo Gakuen. Just like Ghosn's case, I do not know if the proprietor of this elementary school is guilty or not of the charges against him. But he made serious allegations that the PM and his wife were directly involved. Just like Ghosn and Saikawa, one party ended up in jail and the other free as a bird. The poor Moritomo couple were arrested and kept locked up for 10 months. What were the reasons that the prosecutor refused to offer them bail? Were they, like Ghosn, a threat to society? Likely to tamper with evidence? Not cooperating enough?

It is such cases that makes a lot of people cast doubt about the Japanese justice system. In the end, it may be "fair" against those whom it indicts but there is a gaping hole in terms of those who it does not.

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Posted in: Ghosn's Japan lawyer quits after client's flight to Lebanon See in context

Japanese prosecutors have said repeatedly they are confident they have a case, and Ghosn's flight underlines how he sought to skirt the law.

If the prosecutors are so confident, why did they not bring a case to court for the 14 months they had Ghosn detained?

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

tinawatanabeJan. 15 06:58 pm JST

It's called 主君押込 which means liegemen reluctantly incarcerate their lord who behaves arrogantly or personalizes his power.

Never heard of the 4 letter Kanji. Maybe Chinese expression.

All kanji's are Chinese expressions. But just for the record:


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Posted in: Would former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn's arrest be a factor in whether or not you decide to buy a Nissan car in the future? See in context

semperfiMay 20  09:25 am JST


marcelito .


I understand the sentiment, however that would be like not buying American because of Trump.

I think the more appropriate analogy would be not staying at a Trump property because of Trump's politics

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