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The trial of the year starts September 4, 2006

Posted by fukumimi in IT, Japan, law.

Takafumi Horie, ex-CEO of Livedoor, has turned up at the Tokyo District Court for the first day of his trial. He didn’t turn up in his usual white t-shirt and jeans, but rather in a sombre suit and white shirt (no tie).

He has plead not guilty to all charges, and has assembled a formidable defense team. It is expected that his ex-colleagues will testify against him, so we have an interesting few months ahead….

[Horie arrived at the court house without a tie but apparently put one on before entering the court room – a dark blue tie if anyone cares about these things. The trial certainly looks like a media circus unfolding, today was day 2 and it was again the top item on the 7pm news]


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