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Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks to Japanese media during an interview in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. A lawyer for Carlos Ghosn, Nissan's former chairman who skipped bail in Japan and fled to Lebanon, on Friday slammed a gaffe by the Japanese justice minister who said that Ghosn should “prove

Ghosn lawyers rebut new Nissan claims against fugitive exec

Jan. 17, 2020 7:17 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The legal team of Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn issued a statement Friday refuting the latest allegations by the Japanese automaker against the fugitive businessman. Nissan Motor Co. on Thursday filed a new set of allegations to the Tokyo Stock Exchange against Ghosn, who skipped bail...

Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn speaks at a press conference in Beirut, Lebanon, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

From Lebanon, Ghosn defiant against Japan's justice system

Jan. 8, 2020 10:59 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Nissan's fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn made his first public appearance since being smuggled out of Japan , saying Wednesday he fled a “nightmare” that would not end and vowed to defend his name wherever he can get a fair trial. Ghosn spoke to a room packed with journalists for...

Tokyo prosecutors enter a building where the office of Junichiro Hironaka, a Japanese lawyer of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, is located, in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Prosecutors raided Hironaka's office where Ghosn had visited regularly before skipping bail last week and fleeing to Lebanon. Ghosn was under strict bail conditions while preparing for his trial on financial misconduct allegations. But he had been allowed to use a computer at his lawyer's office under those conditions.  (Kyodo News via AP)

Prosecutors raid lawyer's office where Ghosn worked on case

Jan. 7, 2020 11:04 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo prosecutors on Wednesday raided a Japanese lawyer's office where former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn had visited regularly before skipping bail last week and fleeing to Lebanon. Japanese news footage showed prosecutors marching into Junichiro Hironaka's office in Tokyo, where a woman...

FILE - In this May 12, 2016, file photo, then Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn speaks during a press conference in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Japanese Justice Minister Masako Mori vowed Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 to strengthen border departure checks and review bail conditions, given the flight of Ghosn. Mori told reporters at the ministry action has already been taken to prevent a recurrence, while declining to give details. Ghosn skipped bail while awaiting trial on various financial misconduct allegations and appeared in Lebanon. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Japan issues arrest warrant for Nissan ex-chair's wife

Jan. 7, 2020 9:48 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo prosecutors obtained an arrest warrant Tuesday for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's wife on suspicion of perjury, adding to the couple's legal troubles in the country where he once was revered as a star executive. The move against Carole Ghosn, who is not in Japan, followed her...

FILE - In this April  25, 2019, file photo, former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn leaves Tokyo's Detention Center for bail in Tokyo. By jumping bail, Ghosn, who had long insisted on his innocence, has now committed a clear crime and can never return to Japan without going to jail. (Kyodo News via AP, File)

What we know about ex-Nissan boss Ghosn's escape to Beirut

Jan. 3, 2020 12:11 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled Japan while awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. He escaped to Beirut, where he grew up and is considered a national hero by many. Here's a look at the unfolding case of the fallen auto industry superstar: WHERE IS GHOSN? Ghosn, who...

A policeman leaves the residence of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 in Beirut, Lebanon. A close friend says Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, has arrived in Beirut. It was not clear how Ghosn, who is of Lebanese origins, left Japan where he is under surveillance and is expected to face trial in April 2020. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

A daring escape: Ex-Nissan chief flees Japan ahead of trial

Dec. 31, 2019 6:04 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — In a daring escape that confounded authorities, Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn skipped bail while awaiting trial in Japan on allegations of financial misconduct and reappeared in Lebanon, where he said Tuesday that he had fled to avoid “political persecution.” Ghosn, who...

Nissan Chief Executive Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference in the automaker's headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

New Nissan CEO reaffirms alliance, promises revival

Dec. 2, 2019 9:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan’s new chief executive, Makoto Uchida, reaffirmed on Monday the importance of the Japanese automaker’s alliance with France’s Renault as it strives to puts its financial scandals behind it. A day after taking his post, Uchida told reporters he will emphasize...

Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto speaks during a press conference at the company's headquarter Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan's Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. (AP Photo/Yuri Kageyama)

Nissan invests in production to prepare for electric age

Nov. 28, 2019 2:47 AM EST

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan is investing 33 billion yen ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Japan’s Tochigi prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing...