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Criminal Justice in the U.S. and Japan: Lessons of the Carlos Ghosn Case

Monday, February 17th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103
Feb 17
Monday, February 17th, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 103

The arrest, detention, and flight of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn amidst allegations of corporate wrongdoing in Japan has drawn worldwide attention to the Japanese criminal justice system. The case has raised basic questions of fairness and the rights of defendants, particularly in light of how those concepts are understood and applied in the U.S. A panel of U.S. and Japanese experts will explore some of the fundamental differences in the U.S. and Japanese systems and will seek to shed light on the reasons behind Japanese practices.

Daniel C. Richman, Paul J. Kellner Professor of Law
Daichi Ito*, District Court Judge, Japan
Sayaka Sekimiya*, Public Prosecutor of Japan

Moderated by Nobuhisa Ishizuka, Executive Director Center for Japanese Legal Studies, and Fred Davis, Lecturer in Law; Retired Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

* panelists are speaking in their personal capacity and any views or opinions expressed do not represent the views of the Japanese Government

This conversation is off the record.

Contact Info: 
Nick Pozek | [email protected]