Yamaha warns musicians not to climb in instrument cases after Ghosn escape

by SpeedLux
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Yamaha Corporation has warned people not to attempt and squeeze in musical instrument cases following the reports of former Nissan Motor chairman Carlos Ghosn that he fled Japan concealed inside in one.

“We won’t specify the reason, but there have been tweets about climbing inside large musical instrument cases. A warning after any unfortunate accident would be too late, and we ask not to try it,” the company wrote in a post on its Twitter account on January 11.

Ghosn, who is alleged of misusing company funds, escaped from Japan at the end of December to Lebanon. Japanese authorities have pledged to pursue him and have issued an international wanted notice for him and his wife Carole.

The businessman has refused to reveal how he escaped past Japanese airport security or confirm media reports that he was smuggled through a private jet lounge in Kansai Airport in western Japan hidden in large speaker box that was large enough to fit through the facility’s X-ray scanner.

Previous reports, which Ghosn has rejected, said he was taken out of his home in Tokyo in a double bass case.

Yamaha, the maker of instruments and equipment ranging from pianos and double basses to drums and heavy-duty speakers, then also thanked people in second tweet for liking its first post, which was retweeted over 50,000 times. It also reminded followers again that instrument cases are supposed to keep instruments inside, not people.

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