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Military Matters

Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as host Rod Rodriguez explores the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

Mar 4, 2021

Former auto industry mogul Carlos Ghosn was smuggled out of Japan in true Hollywood heist movie fashion while awaiting trial for corporate fraud. Now Special Forces veteran Mike Taylor and his son Peter have been extradited to Japan in connection with Ghosn's evasion of Japanese authorities.

Japan has a long track record of inhumane and even brutal treatment of foreign prisoners, and the State Department knows this. We take you into the story that has rocked the headlines from the US to Japan.

How did this all start and where could it end?