8 Jan 2020

Former Nissan chief Ghosn criticises ‘rigged’ Japanese justice

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

In his first public appearance since he was smuggled out of Japan, the former boss of Nissan today framed himself as the victim of an inhumane justice system and a corporate coup.

Carlos Ghosn, who was facing charges of financial misconduct, gave no details of his escape to Lebanon, but said he was determined to clear his name.

Back in Tokyo, the prosecutor described his allegations as “unacceptable”.

Our Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jonathan Rugman reports from Beirut.