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  1. #31
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    I lol'ed

    Edit: it took me a couple to paragraphs to appreciate the full sarcasm, but this guy is brilliant. I think I'll spend this quiet morning reading a couple more of his blogs, he is good.
    Last edited by CharSiuNow; 02-01-2020 at 10:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freeier:
    Err.. have u seen how they
    1. set the law
    2. appoint the judges
    3. interpret the law according to the situation

    not sure how you call that fair and square..
    drawing analogy, the japanese can say their law is fair and transparent as well, just interpreted in their own internal ways...
    Without mentioning a single example...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    Three questions I want to know.

    1.The Renault-Nissan alliance. Nissan will do fine. The hard work Ghosn made in his years there has put the automaker on a firm footing. The question is what of it's alliance with Renault? This alliance is not a merger as I understand it, but a cross-sharing arrangement with Ghosn holding everything together. With him gone, the future stability of this alliance is a big question mark. After all, there are rumours of Ghosn's removal not simply because of the crime he alleged to have committed, but because the Japanese did not like his ideas about the future plans of the alliance. And what about the French? Are they willing to continue an alliance when the Japanese threw their guy under the bus? And also don't forget Mitsubishi, arguably the weakest Japanese automaker. It was struggling and likely would have gone bankrupt had Nissan not bought a controlling share of the company in 2016.
    Nissan is NOT doing fine. Ghosn sought market share and some of the methods used to gain market share have come back to bite Nissan in the backside (i.e. selling many units as fleet vehicles thus devaluing resale for private owners, offering financial incentives, etc)

    https://jalopnik.com/nissan-is-absol...les-1839799530

    https://jalopnik.com/nissan-wants-to...t-t-1840312941

  4. #34
    https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/videon...29739-fnn-soci

    According to the Japanese lawyer, there is a chance that even his daughter didn't know about his escape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    He overstayed his welcome and the Japanese manufactured a plan to get rid of him. Simple as that. No question he turned around Nissan, but even a business genius like Ghosn is expendable.
    Give the guy some credit for engineering his escape. He is a smart fella. Even when he turned Nissan business around only to be backstabbed by his partners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gardabble:
    Give the guy some credit for engineering his escape. He is a smart fella. Even when he turned Nissan business around only to be backstabbed by his partners.
    Agreed. Someone as smart as Ghosn surely would have noticed signs that he no longer is favored or welcomed as before, even if those signs are subtle and indirect (as often is the case with Japanese work culture), he would be able to see it, given his years in Japan. Certainly he deserve credit for his Hollywood-style escape plan, who would have thought of that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Nissan is NOT doing fine. Ghosn sought market share and some of the methods used to gain market share have come back to bite Nissan in the backside (i.e. selling many units as fleet vehicles thus devaluing resale for private owners, offering financial incentives, etc)

    https://jalopnik.com/nissan-is-absol...les-1839799530

    https://jalopnik.com/nissan-wants-to...t-t-1840312941
    Shrugs, all automakers have their issues. Nissan at least is in a much better shape than before Ghosn took over. They were facing bankruptcy. If Nissan is again facing that scenario, then ok, you can say they are in shambles. If DeletedUser thinks Nissan is about to collapse, I can bet him on that, he's not the most credible on here anyway.
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    Exactly why I thought it was brilliant, it wasn't until a couple of sentences in I suspected it might be satire, but based on what little I've learned of the Japan system over the years it felt rooted in truth.

    This whole saga reminds me of the Michael Woodford case **checks notes** from (woah) 2012 who also had no hope of fair treatment

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    Tokyo prosecutors raid Ghosn's Tokyo house:

    https://us.yahoo.com/news/japanese-p...070511513.html


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    Ghosn carried around a "spare" French passport in a locked case...allowed by the court.

    Yeah, he'll never use THAT to escape from Japan...oh, wait...

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-n...-idUSKBN1Z107L


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