They can manipulate and brainwash their local media and be believed.
But they can’t fish the rest of the democratic and civilized world.
They are so lazy to believe that their propaganda will work outside too.
Well,their arguments are robust as a house of cards.
And the more they try to justify their inhuman system the more the international media and press realize how unjust they are.
Again,the propaganda doesn’t work outside their local brainwashed land.
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Good that this horrific feudal system is scrutinized and criticized globally,newspaper from my country are still talking about it.
For sure no matter what the J-apologist/right wingers will bring up to the plate,the international reputation of Japan is badly damaged in the juridical field.
But unlike a free democracy like Denmark,Germany or Sweden where the press can have different opinions from the government people in Japan are mostly brainwashed by their censorship.
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The pictures says all,the servants bowing to the Daymio leader.
Call it whatever you want but not democracy.
Things won’t change to better,actually the other way around.
Edano is a probe man,I always supported the man and Reno before him.
Chapeaux to Mr.Edano which is one of the few voices trying to spot some of the grey points of this administration.
Sadly the apathetic electorate will remember the old “minushito” for it’s previous scandals but easily turn the head to the uncountable scandals from the LPD.
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This over emotional reaction from some of our asian friends here shows how they are incapable to stand against a constructive criticism and then divert the main topic starting with what about here and there,and in some cases even manifesting their deep dislike to western system.
A country,any country is made by people not by Gods,therefore their systems are not perfect.
We can help each other to improve our nations with exchanging opinions.
But against stubbornness there is little to do.
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If these guys committed a crime they must be sentenced and serve their times.
But not under Japan’s outdated and prejudice discriminatory system.
The UK must trial them in their country so they can have for sure a fair trail and a just sentence.
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Your Wikipedia copy and paste won’t change the fact that the German government acknowledged the problem and together with the institutions tried to go through this.
And my point still stand,German prosecutors have a more objective sense of justice.
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Yes because unlike Japan,German prosecutors and justice try to find the real truth and don’t protect their own national companies.
So they went against VW group before as they are going against Mitsubishi now.
This is call justice,unlike somewhere else.
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And as I expected rather than logically try to improve this side of their system they take it personally and become stubborn to the point to try to defend something that can’t be defended.
The western civilized world spotted now the inhuman system applied against the detainees.
And simply the statement that consent just two showers a week,especially in the hot and humid summer is a torture already.
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Thank you Mrs.Ghosn for spotlight this injustice system in the face of the democratic world and nations.
I read a news today in another newspaper which even Macron pressed many times the Japanese PM in give a more human treatment to Carlos Ghosn.
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And here another dark spotlight from the Japanese “justice” system.
I agree that this is not because he’s a foreigner but such inhumane and outdated way of rule makes suffer local people as well.
Time for changes and reforms,but in order to do so they need younger and more democratic lawmakers.
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Now what a load of rubbish from this Osawa.
So rather than hire people for skills and logic he does it based on a racial profile?
Besides I find that young Chinese are way more active and dynamic compared to their Japanese counterparts,and this is due to an educational system that impose it’s primal route in just obbeying and bow to the sempai.
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Turkey is a part of "Europe" - I guess the MoF people just saw through that ruse.
No,Turkey is not part or Europe.
By culture,religion and history.
They have technically a small portion of their territory within the European continent due to the attack of the Ottoman empire to the Byzantine empire.
The European Union in fact doesn’t want Turkey for political and cultural reasons.
Turkey is part of the middle east,and even though they don’t write arabic “anymore” they are closely related.
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David,thank you for sharing your story with us,which is in many degrees related with the one of Ghosn and many other people in such situation.
The point is not just about be guilty or not,but in any democratic and civilized nation even a convict is treated with human dignity and respect.
The MOJ can’t play the cultural thing in this case,even the Danes back in the viking periods evolved in a civilized and peaceful society with high standards of welfare and human rights.
We have to preserve the good things and get rid of the primitive ways.
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TheLongTermerToday 10:06 am JST
Cute characters: Tatemae
Xenophobia, ultra-nationalism and a lot of other things I'd get in trouble for mentioning: Honne
This is someone who's lived in Japan for nearly 20 years, not a hater, but there's definitely room for improvement.
Absolutely. More people should now about the honne.
What I find refreshing, however, is the recent absence of apologist. About 10 years ago, there was a small cadre of them, mostly naturalized Japanese, who would defend all things absurd Japan, with fanatical fervor. Zealots. Where are they now I wonder?
Good question,I’m sure these gentlemen are doing a nice gambare to their government and trying to spread “wisdom” to the local mass.
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Excellent post! You couldn’t have say it better.
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You keep calling him “rat”
Is it because you look down at him as an inferior being?
Your word is disgusting,you still talk about a human being.
For sure human rights and equality are unknown words for your kind.
You might hate it but now the world knows the truth and Mr.Ghosn proved his point brilliantly in his conference.
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"However, by fleeing from Japan, defendant Ghosn flagrantly disregarded Japanese law to avoid the consequences of the crimes he committed."
This statement is very grave and shows how Ghosn was victimized by them.
He basically states that Ghosn is already guilty without yet a sentence.
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Excellent conference by Mr.Ghosn.
And now the entire world knows how archaic and primitive is the justice machine in Japan.
Instead of reform the article 9 the lawmakers of that country should reform their “justice” system.
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oh boy,this is such a bad publicity for Japan.
The civilized world will look with distance and suspicious their “justice” system.
Pretty shocking for a country that is a member of the G7 with a giant economy but a law system of a third world country.
Fortunately the world is opening the eyes,this news is also one of the top in the Wall Street Journal.
And tomorrow after Ghosn will make his speech more concerns will raise around the world community about the transparency of their legal system.
This scandal will only enforce the belief that Japan isn’t capable to play along in a world community and rather prefer to stay in isolation.
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I read this news in a neespaper of my country as well.
Congratulations to this old Lady.
For sure many Japanese of her generation live long due to their healthy food.
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This news is something that we all expected, to lead a country in 2020 with an iron fist and economy “stimulus” was good in the early 1900es.
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This kind of incident happens quiet often in Japan, a strict society combined with many unwritten rules and pressure from the system gives such results.
Japan needs to relax in several aspects,starting with it’s working culture.
And also as to give more dignity to psychiatrists because a healthy mind is as much important as a healthy body.
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Even though I disagree of escaping from Ghosn in the end we needed a wealthy influent foreign man to get under the target of the inhuman Japanese hostage system to give it a world spotlight to this issue.
Now the civilized and developed world is looking at their juridical system.
France already stated that no matter what they will never extract him.
In the end a regular Johnny or Bob would have never brought such attentions.
We all know how Japan is sensitive to it’s image “tatemae” and history teaches us that any significant changes for them came from outside.
The world will certainly listen to his upcoming conference.
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I am sure that the right wingers in this forum are flaming in anger.
It burns to be world wide ashamed and put such an archaic system in scrutiny.
Now we will see if Japan will prefer to follow the west style democracy or the Chinese North Korean style in justice and freedom.
Only time will tell.
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He’a a French citizen and Japan has nothing to say about if a foreign nation want to issue a passport to one of it’s citizens.
Well done France.
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I’m sure that Lebanon got more human rights and fair treatments than Japan does.
At least all this medieval/macho/old fashioned “justice” farse system is now displayed around the western civilized world.
And people abroad realize how archaic is the system back in Japan.
I hope that this will help to change them,and if not it will be one more stubborn step to isolationism.
The world is looking at them
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alwaysspeakingwisdomToday 07:09 pm JST
Lebanon has no extradition laws for its citizens so Ghosn is safe.
In the middle East? LOL.
Your country no extradition laws as well for it’s citizens.
In Japan LOL
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He doesn't have any strong ties in Japan like wife or children so he made such move.
Though I disagree with his move to flee the country I hope that all this drama will bring an international spot light of the inadequate and inhuman criminal system that Japan is still using.
If they want to be part of the industrialized nations they have also embrace full democracy and human rights.
I don't think that Japan will have a change by heart but knowing how much they care about their international reputation it might milder their draconian inquisitions.
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A terrible and crude reminiscent of the meideval/feudal eras.
Time to abolish worldwide such inhuman procedure.
The European Union is a perfect example of it.
The governments should help rehabilitate or at least contain the criminals not merely end their lives.
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Merry Christmas.let's remember that this is a Christian celebration,which is the birth of Christ.
So to the people that respect Christianity and don't celebrate it due to a different belief I tip my hat to them.
And to my fellow Christians in Japan I wish a holy day of joy celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
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