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Carlos Ghosn and Japan’s ‘99% Conviction Rate’
March 31, 2020

Carlos Ghosn and Japan’s ‘99% Conviction Rate’

By Bruce Aronson
Examining Japan’s criminal justice system from a comparative perspective reveals the nuance behind an often-cited statistic.

Ghosn’s Flight to Lebanon: What’s Next?
January 14, 2020

Ghosn’s Flight to Lebanon: What’s Next?

By Bruce Aronson
The incident leaves lingering questions and contending perceptions that have yet to be addressed.
Japan on the Offensive Following Ghosn’s Escape to Lebanon
January 09, 2020

Japan on the Offensive Following Ghosn’s Escape to Lebanon

By Thisanka Siripala
As more details emerge of Ghosn’s daring flight to Lebanon to avoid trial, police are ramping up investigations around those close to the former Nissan chief.

By Jumping Bail, Fugitive Ghosn Burns Bridges to Japan
January 03, 2020

By Jumping Bail, Fugitive Ghosn Burns Bridges to Japan

By Associated Press
The former Nissan CEO’s escape from house arrest in Japan to Lebanon shocked the world and embarrassed Japanese authorities.

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight

By Thisanka Siripala
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.

Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Detained Again on Fresh Breach of Trust Allegations
April 06, 2019

Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Detained Again on Fresh Breach of Trust Allegations

By Thisanka Siripala
In an unprecedented turn of events, Carlos Ghosn has been rearrested less than a month after being released on bail in Tokyo.

Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Granted Bail Under Strict Conditions
March 08, 2019

Ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn Granted Bail Under Strict Conditions

By Thisanka Siripala
After 108 days of detention, ousted Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn’s dramatic, disguised exit has taken the media spotlight.
Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  
January 18, 2019

Does Ex-Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn’s Detainment in Japan Point to Human Rights Abuse?  

By Thisanka Siripala
Ghosn’s lengthy detention has been scrutinized by Western media as “hostage justice.” How radical is his treatment in prison?

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