Category Archives: Japan

Ex-Nissan, Renault boss Ghosn leaves prison on bail, vows to to fight ‘meritless’ charges

Ousted Nissan and Renault boss Carlos Ghosn was released from jail on Wednesday after posting $9 million in bail, giving the executive fresh impetus to craft his defence against financial misconduct charges in Japan.

Ex-Renault, Nissan chief Ghosn on verge of release after months in jail

Former Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was set to be released on an $8.9 million bail on Wednesday, giving the once-feted executive fresh impetus to build a defence against what he has called “meritless” financial misconduct charges.

Ex-Renault, Nissan chief Ghosn on verge of release after posting bail

Former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn posted bail of 1 billion yen ($9 million) in cash Wednesday, paving the way for his release from a Tokyo detention centre after more than three months in custody.

Ex-Renault Nissan chief Ghosn set to leave prison as early as Wednesday

A Japanese court has rejected prosecutors’ appeal against a decision to grant the ousted former chairman of Nissan Motor bail, the court said on Tuesday, paving the way for Carlos Ghosn to leave prison as early as Wednesday.

Head of ousted Nissan chairman Ghosn’s legal team quits

Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn’s chief defence lawyer, Motonari Otsuru, has resigned, his law office said Wednesday, a stunning twist to the nearly three-month case over alleged financial misconduct by the one-time saviour of Nissan.

Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn vows to stay in Japan if granted bail

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan boss detained in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, on Monday vowed to remain in Japan if granted bail and again proclaimed his innocence.

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn suffers ‘harsh treatment’ in jail, says wife

The wife of ousted Nissan Motor Co Ltd chairman Carlos Ghosn has urged New York-based Human Rights Watch to draw attention to his “harsh treatment” during detention in a Japanese jail, a letter seen by Reuters showed on Sunday.

Japanese prosecutors file new charges against former Nissan chair Ghosn

Tokyo prosecutors on Friday filed two new charges of financial misconduct against former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, meaning the auto tycoon is unlikely to leave jail soon. Nissan was also charged with under-reporting his pay.

Japanese court rejects bid to release former Nissan boss Ghosn

A Japanese court on Wednesday rejected a bid by former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn to end his detention over alleged financial misconduct, a day after he denied all accusations in a dramatic court appearance.

Japan’s emperor greets huge crowd in final New Year address

Japan’s Emperor Akihito delivered his final New Year’s address Wednesday before his abdication later this year, telling a record turnout of well-wishers that he was praying for peace.

Japan to restart commercial whaling after deadlock with International Whaling Commission

Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.

Japan to restart commercial whaling

Japan is withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission and will resume commercial whaling next year, a government spokesman said Wednesday, in a move expected to spark international criticism.

Nissan executive linked to Ghosn case released on bail

Japanese authorities Tuesday released on bail Nissan executive Greg Kelly, accused of a key role in the financial misconduct case involving auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn, who remains in detention.