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A photographer sits outside the Tokyo Detention House where Carlos Ghosn is being held.    © Reuters
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Ghosn scandal puts spotlight on Japan's judicial system

French media and former Japanese prosecutor slam "irrational" treatment of executive

ERI SUGIURA, Nikkei staff writer | Japan

TOKYO -- Carlos Ghosn's dramatic arrest and lengthy detention in a tiny Tokyo cell has sparked outrage in France -- and thrown a spotlight on Japan's infamously opaque criminal justice system.

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