Japan minister going to Lebanon to make case for Ghosn’s return

Carlos Ghosn pictures

 Japan’s deputy justice minister is flying to Lebanon this weekend in an attempt to make the case that fugitive former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn should stand trial in Japan. Hiroyuki Yoshiie will depart from Tokyo on Saturday and meet with Lebanese Justice Minister Marie Claude Najm on Monday, Japan’s justice ministry stated. The former leader […]

Nissan delay restart of some China plants due to coronavirus

Nissan Murano Z51

Nissan Motor has delayed the resumption of plants in China near the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak, adhering to authorities’ directives, but raising the risk of additional supply disruptions that could hit worldwide car production. Nissan stated it would keep its plants in Xianyang in the central province of Hubei, and Zhengzhou in the neighboring […]

Nissan is thinking about restarting production in China after February 10

2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Nissan Motor stated on Tuesday that it is thinking about restarting production in China in its venture with Dongfeng Motor sometime after February 10, mentioning government guidance and its assessment of the coronavirus epidemic. The Japanese automaker also stated production in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, will resume sometime after February 14. The […]

Arrest warrants issued by Japan for ex-U.S. soldier and others for Ghosn escape

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

Japanese officials on Thursday released arrest warrants for a former U.S. special forces soldier and two other individuals on suspicion of helping former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan to Lebanon. Warrants were issued for former U.S. Green Beret Michael Taylor and two individuals named George-Antoine Zayek and Peter Taylor, prosecutors stated. A […]

French investigators probe palace party related to Ghosn prosecution

Carlos Ghosn in Norway

French prosecutors are probing a party which former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn threw for his wife at the sumptuous Versailles palace will in the next few weeks ask judges to examine the case, bringing a prosecution a step closer. Prosecutors have been checking whether Ghosn – currently in Lebanon after he fled from Japan on […]

Carlos Ghosn’s Japanese lawyers quit after he fled to Lebanon

junichiro hironaka

Japanese attorneys representing Carlos Ghosn, including lead lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, nicknamed ‘Razor’, quit on Thursday after the former Nissan chief’s flight to Lebanon from Japan, where he had been facing financial misconduct charges which he has denied. In an emailed statement, Hironaka stated everyone associated with the case at his practice had resigned, according to […]