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Japan Calls for Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn's Handover via Interpol

By Kyodo News 3 January 2020

TOKYO—The Japanese government on Thursday called on the International Criminal Police Organization to request the Lebanese government to detain Carlos Ghosn, the 65-year-old former Nissan Motor Co. chairman who jumped bail and left Japan, where he was facing a trial for alleged financial misconduct.

Earlier in the day, Japanese prosecutors searched a house in Tokyo where Ghosn resided before staging a dramatic escape from Japan as they sought to determine how the former auto tycoon fled to Lebanon to escape what he claimed is a “rigged” Japanese justice system.

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